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The Pejorative Reportnew

It's not just the Rush Limbaughs who use language to degrade and insult. As politicians throw around emotionally packed words on the attack, some journalists wind up repeating them.
Jackson Free Press  |  Valerie Wells  |  04-06-2012  |  Media

What a Rushnew

Is it too late to pile on Rush Limbaugh, America’s most reviled and celebrated talk-radio host?
YES! Weekly  |  Brian Clarey  |  03-26-2012  |  Commentary

A Woman's Powernew

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, conservatives are shoving women's backs to the wall. Again.
Jackson Free Press  |  Ronni Mott  |  03-07-2012  |  Commentary

White America Has Lost Its Mindnew

The white brain, beset with worries, finally goes haywire in spectacular fashion.
The Village Voice  |  Steven Thrasher  |  09-29-2010  |  Commentary

Rush Radio: Truth is False and Logic Lostnew

If you're a card-carrying liberal, you may rightly be asking yourself: Isn't there enough conservative radio in the area already? Why isn't there equal counterprogramming of progressive talk across the radio band? And does it even matter that there isn't?
INDY Week  |  Danny Hooley  |  02-19-2010  |  Media

Lying Liars, and the End of Accountabilitynew

When up is down, and down is out, who even knows what to believe anymore? The Zeitgeist is now cloudy with the din of dishonesty that it is difficult to determine what is truth and what is fiction. In other words, a perfect time for the new film The Invention of Lying.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  10-08-2009  |  Commentary

$arah, Inc.: Palin Enters the Burgeoning Right-Wing Marketplacenew

Thanks to the election of Barack Obama and a heavily Democratic Congress, the conservative industry is, despite the recession, experiencing boom times. Palin is poised to be the hottest brand to ever hit that market.
Boston Phoenix  |  David Bernstein  |  07-15-2009  |  Politics

I Am the Fat Man on the Leftnew

Although he disgusted me so much I took it upon myself to stake a claim to being the Fat Man on the Left, I felt a strange kinship with Rush Limbaugh. The kinship was based on both of us being too fat. I was and remain easily as hefty as Limbaugh was and is becoming so again.
Random Lengths News  |  Lionel Rolfe  |  03-07-2009  |  Commentary

GOP Strategy: Divide and Be Conquerednew

The partisans will howl in protest, but while certainly not the only culprit, the relentless stream of invective from the right side of the dial has undeniably been a major contributor to the GOP's demise. It's no coincidence that the Republican eclipse began just when conservative talk radio found its audience.
Boston Phoenix  |  Steven Stark  |  11-13-2008  |  Commentary

America's 25 Scariest Conservativesnew

The fire-breathing reactionaries already wield extraordinary influence on the right -- imagine what will happen once the relatively sane folks now running the White House and the Republican National Committee pack up and go home?
Boston Phoenix  |  David S. Bernstein  |  10-29-2008  |  Commentary

'Latte Liberals' Give Other Progressives a Bad Namenew

My blood pressure rises when I hear conservatives like vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin slam liberals for being "elitists." Not just because of what they're saying, but also because a lot of my fellow progressives give the right wing ammunition to make the "elitist" charge sound all too true.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  John Grooms  |  10-21-2008  |  Commentary

How Seriously Should We Take Rush Limbaugh's Fantasies of Riots in Denver?new

Anyone who dismisses the syndicated talk-show host as a credibility-free joke does so at his own peril. Although he's embarrassed and contradicted himself plenty of times during recent years, he still attracts an audience estimated at 13.5 million people per week.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  05-05-2008  |  Media

Can Anything Save Fred Thompson's Campaign?new

With less than a month to go before the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, Fred Thompson is in real danger of becoming irrelevant, despite recent praise from Rush Limbaugh.
Nashville Scene  |  Jeff Woods  |  12-07-2007  |  Politics

Moonbat Is On the Airnew

Michigan conservative radio host helps shed light on the rules of right-wing punditry.
SF Weekly  |  Harmon Leon  |  01-04-2006  |  Media

Torturous Truthnew

Senator Richard Durbin was not misunderstood. It wasn't the Nazi reference that got him in trouble -- it was telling the truth.
Illinois Times  |  Fletcher Farrar  |  07-11-2005  |  Commentary

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