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Matthews Howls: Rush Limbaugh is 'Phone Sex' for Salesmen

Chris Matthews, on Tuesday's Hardball, went all blue when discussing Rush Limbaugh's interview with his NBC News colleague Jamie Gangel. After showing a clip of Limbaugh playing word association, ...

CNN Anchor Fails to Retract His False Smear of Rush Limbaugh as Slavery-Admiring Racist

On Monday, CNN's Rick Sanchez claimed radio host Rush Limbaugh once said of slavery: "It had its merits," but offered no documentation. On Tuesday, Sanchez relayed Limbaugh's strong denial, but ...

ABC Ignores False Limbaugh Quotes; More Interested in Comparing Rush to Marge Schott

ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday devoted two stories to whether the "controversial" Rush Limbaugh would be able to buy an NFL team, but skipped any discussion of the false quotes that have ...

CNN's Cooper Brings on Sharpton on Limbaugh: NFL Needs 'Standards'

CNN's Anderson Cooper brought on Rev. Al Sharpton- a person with an actual racially-divisive past- on his program on Monday to expound on his argument that Rush Limbaugh is "divisive" and even ...

Andy Williams Backtracks from Obama 'Wants the Country to Fail'

Legendary singer Andy Williams has backed off the sharp edge of his criticism of President Obama. About three weeks after he told a British magazine Obama "wants the country to fail," Williams, ...

NBC's Gangel Tries to Broker Beer Summit for Rush and Obama

In the second part of her interview with Rush Limbaugh, on Tuesday's Today show, NBC's Jamie Gangel attempted to broker a beer summit between the radio talk show host and the President. Gangel, ...

MSNBC's Source for Dubious Limbaugh Quote on Slavery? A Football Player

For the second time on Monday, MSNBC cited a dubious "quote" from Rush Limbaugh in which the conservative radio host supposedly said that "slavery had its merits." The source? A linebacker for the ...

NBC Highlights Critique of Obama on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' ABC Minimizes

NBC's Today show on Sunday devoted a three-minute report to President Obama's speech to "gay rights" proponents, where he promised a repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The report had ...

USA Today Columnist: Limbaugh Makes 'People More Comfortable with Their Prejudices'

Add USA Today to the list of media outlets smearing Rush Limbaugh as a racist to support their opposition to Limbaugh becoming an NFL team owner. In a column featured in Monday's Sports section, ...

CBS's Smith Touts White House 'Full Frontal Assault' on Fox News

Speaking with political analyst John Dickerson on Monday's CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith asked about the latest Obama administration attack on Fox News: "Anita Dunn, the communications ...
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