Following a stint as a ticket salesman for Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals, in the mid-1980s, Limbaugh landed a job as an on-air host at KFBK in Sacramento, California, with the help of a radio executive friend. There, Limbaugh took over Morton Downey Jr.’s slot, and met with success when his ratings surpassed his predecessor’s. Less than a year later, Limbaugh became known as Sacramento’s top radio host.
In 1987, the Federal Communications Commission repealed a long-standing rule known as the Fairness Doctrine, which required both television and radio stations to air for an equal amount of time each side to a political argument. The repeal of the Fairness Doctrine ultimately paved the way for Limbaugh’s now-distinct, politically conservative radio style to take shape. Not long after, the on-air host left KFBK for a position at the ABC Radio Network, bringing his newfound fame with him, as well as a reputation for having strong, right wing ideologies.
The Rush Limbaugh Show, nationally syndicated from New York City by ABC Radio, premiered on August 1, 1988. Known for its heavy political focus and sometimes extreme conservative slant, The Rush Limbaugh Show has been on the air for more than two decades and is credited today as the highest-rated American talk radio program. The show is currently syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, and can be heard on nearly 600 stations nationwide.
In addition to his success on the radio, Limbaugh makes regular appearances as a political commentator on various TV programs, and has authored a number of magazine articles and books, including 1992’s best-selling The Way Things Ought to Be and 1993’s See, I Told You So. “It’s my job, it’s my life, it’s my career, it’s my passion,” Limbaugh once said about his politically charged career as a radio host, commentator and writer. “I’m doing what I love. I think I’m doing what I was born to do. I have no specific goals from this point forward. I never have had specific goals. I’ve always thought, ‘I know generally what I want to do. I want to be in media, I want to be in radio.’ It’s what I love. It’s what I do best. And I’m open to all opportunities that come my way.”
Limbaugh was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1993.
Arming school personnel and staff has a pretty good chance of stopping these murderers. But liberal/socialist/communist Democrats won't take that chance because they want total gun confiscation. And no way will they compromise that goal...even at the expense of lives. What an evil ideology they harbor.
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I know that kid who read that message to Marco Rubio did not write that himself. An angry liberal, leftist wrote it.
CNN reminds me of state run media..
Today after airing the speech by the CEO of the NRA. CNN then edited and put their own spin on it..to keep the watcher uninformed.
One of the Florida students actually declined in going because after CNN asked him to write down what his questions would be, they replaced it with their own script! Good for him for turning his back on them. #cnnsucks
I’m watching Prez Trump list all the things “were gonna do” he never mentions making the FBI and police (who are employed to manage this type of thing) DO THIER JOB!!! Sickening!
Amy Fisher Maher, where did you hear this? Is it the same place you heard that some of the kids were actors.
CNN is a liberal news network Liberals are like watching balloons being filled,we never know when the next one will explode . CNN exploded years ago...lotta noise out there.🎈🎈💣💣🤔
since CNN story about the boy buying the AR-15 in 5 minutes was fake it wouldn't surprise me if they scripted this town hall too
CNN = Certainly Not News‼️ Noticeable difference between this rambunctious "town hall" and the civilized debate with students, parents and teachers at the White House❗️
If CNN or any other lame-stream media outlet were so confident that the Democrats were so ingenuous, honest and upfront, why would they have to hand out scripted questions or plant political operatives in the audience to try and manipulate a so called "town hall" meeting, if they felt so righteous in their beliefs? Would that mean that the media knows that the left is starting to be seen for what they truly are. Egotistical, maniacal self-serving power hungry sycophants. I pray that the left will crash and burn to ashes. We have no need for that kind of behavior in the politicians that we send to Washington to work for us. Unfortunately, those that represent my state are Democrats. And believe me, that is an embarrassment for me. CRASH AND BURN DEM'S....CRASH AND BURN !
The Communist Nonsense Network, the Wicked Post, the Now You’re Tricked and so on and so on.
I refused to watch kids getting played over this. They won’t even wake to what was done to them for many years by the left. Exploiting survivors to push an antiAmerican agenda is so evil. More died to defend the right to bear arms thousands more!!! Eliminate gun free zones in our country.
How do you know anyone is a plant? You should be able to identify the people you claim are hired. Otherwise, it is just a conspiracy cookie you throw out to your followers. You and Hannity are conspiracy creators.
🙄 And people wonder why I’m calling Democrats communists! 😡 Exploiting children, parading them in front of the media and then not even really giving them a voice just handing them a script! 🤨 It’s right out of the communist manifesto!
CBS This Morning is well known for producing news and scripting the questions before an interview is made on their program.
Yeah, sure, fnn! We ALL know what liars and fake newsers your VERY liberal, lefty nutcase commentators are, that's why so few normal people watch this garbage!.
NO SURPRISE THEY HAVE AN AGENDA THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE TRUTH OR FAIRNESS
Layne Morgan, you willingly mock this young man's courageous act. Here, let me throw one out at you. Was it because he was Asian?
I believe the kid who said he was scripted. Did anyone in the audience ask a civil pertinent question? All remarks were leftist and filled with anger. No credible suggestions given for solutions. Audience was stacked no doubt.
They do not want other views on this even though they suffered the same tragedy. It’s doesn’t fit their agenda.
Im cutting AT&T no more funding to CNN ! MSNBC! AND ANY OTHERS !
How many kids have to die before schools are well enforced with protection and the zero tolerance put in place. The laws are already there. We are refusing to enforce these laws.
Yup, the rotc student that shielded his fellow class mates
Total disrespect from these kids. Just shows how they were raised by their undoubtedly proud parents. Who the hell do these kids think they are speaking to adults in that way.
Reverse psychology should be used...put a ban on all violent video games music etc...then watch the kids whine like babies for their pacifier!
I wonder which of those kids bullied the shooter? If they will threaten a grown woman and not be afraid to do so, what else are they doing?
If I could I would eliminate CNN from my Cable Bundle...hopefully one day I will have a choice then they and MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC will be out of my life. We are forced to support these leftist propaganda networks if we want TV access to stations we like.
Turns out it was scripted, totally phony, fake news, just as we already know. I sincerely wish that the FCC would pull their license for violation of the public trust and remove them from the public airwaves.
Their hatred is allowed? But the shooter's hatred wasn't? Please don't misunderstand, I am not saying the shooter's vitriol was acceptable. I merely point out that the "students" express a vitriol that could lead to violence. But it won't, right? Because they are sane. Taking guns away from everyone doesn't end the violence for those who are not checked by an inner moral compass, just forces it to find another means of execution.
These students are making threats of violence against this lady which are just As the sick kid who murdered all those in the Florida school killings
Those kids will put through hell during that shooting. And you don't want to criticize their actions because of that trauma. But that doesn't hold any water, the language and the vitriol that they were spewing during this so-called City Hall was completely out of line. I don't care what those kids went through, 15 year olds are not policymakers. At that age adults in their life are supposed to be teaching them how to become productive citizens when they when they are adults. Not yelling murderer at the adults in the room.
These kids are so brainwashed they're like robots doing what the left tells them. Bet if you interviewed them many wouldn't even know why they are there, for others a day off class, for others a big meet & greet for dates. The few that were actually there of their own volition & are still able to think for themselves probably behaved. Hope Jesse Watters did some interviewing. That'd be enlightening!
Apparently the Parkland students need further education on the First as well as the Second Amendment. On second thought, it may be above their educational level.
If my kids went on television and advocated for gun control, they'd be going over my knee for a spanking. Thankfully, they wouldn't.
Soros and Obama have have sent out their army of social media anti gun goons to protest in full force! In addition to their usual goons - crazies- whatever - they are now trying to brainwash students, parents and teachers to promote their cause! Vulnerable time for the latter three groups! They're getting caught up in the frenzy - I pray there are many more sensible people using facts and logic out there and will prevail over the left wing liberals! The MSM is having a really good time with this!
CNN you are way too obsessed with Trump~you’ve also lost your way on knowing how to be a top notch media outlet-please get some class
Anybody who watches CNN needs to have their head examined. Anyone who watches or participates in a CNN town hall, should have their CCA revoked! 😙
I was astounded by the terrible fake production. The parents nor children appeared to have lost loved ones. Anger just doesn’t come that fast after mourning and this was insane disrespect not anger.
CNN knows better then to let average people in there .Let those folks show up at a Trump rally see what happens .See how much courage they have then
Bloomberg and his anti-gun minions are throwing cash at these gullible kids and parents to use their narrative. Kind of like isis. Hides behind children and the innocent
When Rubio was asked the question that he not take campaign funds from the NRA. His response should have included, only if the other candidates refuse money from Planned Parenthood and Pharmaceutical companies as they have killed more than the NRA has ever done.
Give those kids, who now are so interested in politics, a man-on-the-street quiz and see how many of them know anything about the U.S. If you asked 100 of them who the VP was, probably not many would even be able to tell you who it is. The only reason they would know who the president is is because the schools now brainwash the kids to death with their hatred of President Trump every single day.
I have also heard on local radio that some of the people in the crowd were solicited by CNN producers and paid $15/ hr from the nearby sawgrass shopping area. Also CNN scripted the questions asked. The crowd was so rude, booing and disruptive to Marco Rubio and Dana Loesch. CNN fake and phony.
Anyone who is doing a "TownHall" needs to know ahead of time that the rude, idiots (both kids and adults) will attack. Too bad the Bikers are there to just remove rude people. Well, one can dream.
You know the left and George S. are paying all the young socialists to show up and pretend they are the voice of the majority... Don't be fooled.
The kids were clearly distraught, several parents were also ravaged by grief. CNN set-up a political stage that did nothing to address the issues, solve the problems, or ease the suffering. They sought entirely to politicize the tragedy as a political referendum on gun control, and to attack their "political enemies". They are beyond shameful. It was a mad dash to boost their sunken viewership ratings. I hope it backfires and spotlights the moral depravity that has consumed this network. They have truly lost their own souls!
Glad Rubio got out of there without being attacked by these Libs. Don’t know why he would go into a democrat infested gabfest in the first place. No journalists there.
We need to do a background check into all these kids speaking out right now. Some of them are a little fishy. Must be some rich kids to be able to go so quickly to Tallahassee to protest. I think these kids got organized awfully quick. And just look how the liberal lying media is trying to make rock stars out of them. And just to prove how out of touch with reality they are, not a single one will admit that armed teachers or security would be the most logical answer to the problem. It could be almost immediately enacted whereas any goofy gun law would take time and will NOT do anything to actually stop a shooter.
Ya all ever notice.... There has NEVER been a threat OR an armed attempt to disrupt a Hollywood Gala or function... No shooting or bomb threat that has been reported that I have seen.. Golden Globes, Emmys, Oscars... I wonder why that is...
What about the guy who killed 80 in Norway? https://mobile.nytimes.com/2011/07/23/world/europe/23oslo.html?referer=https://www.google.com/
Yep, 5 women killed and other people wounded. 22 year old man with a "hunting" rifle, bullets and a knife. Yep, only happens in the USA. SARCASM
I agree Rush. This is the beginning of a global push for gun confiscation.
how many girls were kidnapped in Nigeria? 300? Obama did nothing? How many murdered by ISIS?
Probably an American that did it, film at 11 on cnn
The left will say this is fake news and staged. Only mass killings in USA....NOT. this happens wherever there is a person wanting to cause death and they will find a way to do this..doesnt necessarily have to be a gun. So sorry this happened and my heart is with the those who loved ones were victims in this heinous crime.
Wasn't it Russia that had the school hostage situation a few years ago?
It's the fault of the Russian NRA
Probably involved the Clinton crime family
Border agent Brian Terry was killed by a firearm that consequently had exposed how Eric Holder had sent guns to Mexico as part of the failed Fast and Furious "gun-tracking" operation. How many more Americans were killed by illegals that had been armed with Fast and Furious guns. Attorney General Holder should have been removed from office immediately following that blunder ... but he and Obama and Hillary all believe that they are above the law - and it still appears that they are.
What about the shooting in France? There are shootings in other countries; liberal media just don’t want to report it because it doesn’t fit their agenda.
How many people fall for Fakenews lies that these don’t happen outside of USA where they have gun control. A 5th grader can see (and if they know history) these Socialist/Communists wanna take our guns. The 2nd Amendment protects us vs tyranny.. and the bad guys who will ALWAYS have guns. Common sense ain’t so common....
I pity the foul that think it only happens in America. Ha ha ha ha
Let's just say it was an American that did it 😂
What???? But Russia has. Try strict gun control.
If democrats would stop shooting people gun violence would drop 90%
That was a terrorist act. Dagestan. They want to separate, Russian church right in the middle of the conflict.
Wow. I thought they took guns from everyone there.
These things are not only here! Happen in everywhere! Suely
Ever hear of syria?
The Russians will probably blame this on the influence of Western culture upon the Russian society. They will probably not be too far from the truth.
Relocate US Marshalls offices, National Guard offices, FBI offices, police and Sherrif dept offices to school campuses using temporary prefab buildings. Ban gun-free zone signs and replace them with “Youth Protection Zone- assaults upon this campus will be met with trained and armed staff utilizing deadly force” signs. Rush, if you have any contacts within the administration, please pass my idea along. Thanks!
Too bad the FBI isnt as Good at protecting children as they are protecting Hillary and Obama
If Trump kowtows to the libs... I am voting a straight demonrat ticket this fall and in 2020.
Trump may have just alienated a large portion of his base with the gun control cave.
If the Republicans continue to allow poorly-qualified candidates to run for office, like they just did in Kentucky, then the GOP deserves to lose the House. What a shame!!! Where were the RNC and Mitch McConnell/Paul Ryan? They need to step up to the plate and get the team going in the right direction. The RINOs are killing the GOP Party advantage.
Time for folks sick of establishment and media to get in on the Sick of DC movement. It’s fun!
Rush, please give a shout-out for Jeanne Ives, Conservative candidate for IL Governor. We need her in the state of IL to end the Liberal corruption that has gone on for so long.
That's why the narrative is gun control instead of tax breaks and the economy
No one wants liars? Well maybe DemoCRAPpers who like paying taxes?
Keep in mind polls typically have a +10 to dems that is not real
I truly believe the GOP has squandered the last election and are going to lose both houses. They refused to use the power in the senate like Harry Reid did, and Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are two of the weakest, most inept and ineffective and incompetent leaders in my lifetime. They are both failures at public relations and allow the Democrats to negatively define them, and set the agenda. Neither have a spine or guts to do anything, or any core principles they fight for while they have the power to do so. Trump is trying to get things done, but has to constantly compromise because of so many GOP female RINOs like Susan Collins, the self absorbed McCain and the rest of those despicable traitors voting with the Democrats.
In all of these polls citied I have yet to have been called to take a survey. The pollsters know what areas to call and they know how to ask ? with different meanings behind them. I do not trust one poll that is taken out there that is put out on any MSM network. This goes for Fox News too!!!
Democrats are going to lose bigely in November. And 2020 will be a landslide for Trump.
The Mid-terms usually go to the party not in control. The voter is now dumber than ever before.
So Trump needs notes? Must be worse than needing a teleprompter!
Right now as you speak people like George Soros are spending $millions on local elections in any state on their Democrat Puppets. It was not very long ago that some idiot went in front of a news camera and admitted that he and a bus load like him came from out-of state to vote.If the Republicans are smart, they would demand immediate legislation against funding out of state elections.
We need to vote for more conservative candidates on this coming election. We need to put more people in office that will help president Trump.
Rush I wish you would stop mentioning about impeachment because even if the democrats win in November they still won't have enough votes because you need more than majority don't you need at least 2/3 of the senate
when I was 8 I squeeze both triggers on a double barrel 12 gauge
In a tough spot! Democrats have already won 27 special elections
The pulse, Rush Limbaugh, the pulse of the nation.. President Donald J. Trump has caused independents dems that flipped for him and those who sat out 2016 energized. Add black vote, women vote, and now millennials... a bloodbath is coming for the GOP all in repudiation of President Donald J. Trump. You know this.. you'll listen to only your supporters who support Donald J. Trump so you'll be blindsided.
Republicans are about to lose. Bigly.
Keep it coming Rush
I'm with Rush
They never had it.
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The left will NEVER accept a solution that does not include disarming the opposition because their goal is not protecting kids at all. Their goal is controlling and disarming the opposition. Just let the left know that the 2nd amendment and more gun control is NOT up for further debate, it was settled 240 years ago.
Schools should not become "prisons" - "concealed carry" or whatever should be decided locally - not by "idiots" in WA DC. In many rural areas, everybody has a gun and knows how to use it ! Schools with thousands of students are not the same as one with 50 students ! US does not need another "lunch program" where all 50 states have to serve the same "lunch" that nobody eats!
There's always a secretly armed air marshal on major airplane flights yet no one seems bothered by that, and in fact feel safer knowing it.
I'm a teacher, and I'd love to volunteer! I am in the process of getting a concealed, and would be happy to have a means to protect instead of be a sitting duck!
I don't understand the fear. If a teacher wanted to conceal carry now and pull it out to hurt a kid they already could do that. Why would a teacher go throught the trouble of bringing a gun legally to school to illegally use it?
I support the second amendment but do not support arming teachers. Prefer Courthouse style checkpoint security, ID badges for students and teachers, monitored entry and exits to prevent people getting around the security checks. employ armed security officers at schools.
As a mother I have never met a teacher I would trust with a gun in a school...local law enforcement should be tasked with this highly sensitive situation
As it is now, a teacher pulls up to school in the morning, pulls out his/her CC and stores it in a secure place in vehicle. Enters building unable to defend themselves. Law passes that allows teachers/ staff to CC while on school property, now the teacher has the ability to defend him/her self and students. It’s a right they already have, it’s the law that doesn’t allow it...
It's not a bad idea if voluntary and if those who are accepted are screened. I'm retired now but taught for 35 years in 8 and 9 grade. Even though only 5 foot and 103 lbs, I had to break up fights and deal with some tough kids, but I loved teaching and I loved those kids. I would have volunteered to carry back then. To me, I would prefer to be armed, rather than unarmed should evil enter the building!
Hope those that have been promoting hate thinking that all teachers would be armed will learn the error of their ways. I am so disappointed with what The USA has become. Actually the whole world has lost any morals they ever had,
Yes, and if they are not known, how do you suppose it will work out if there was an active shooter and someone called 911 and the SWAT team showed up?
Chicago has gun control. So why not remove all the security at O Hare Airport. At the Cubs and White Socks Stadiums, and at Soldier field too. Back hawks games, etc. All public buildings. Make them into sitting duck zones just like the schools. Most people find that appalling but are equally appalled at providing security at school. They are just about as afraid of someone defending our kids with a gun as they are of our kids being attacked with a gun. And what happens after they ban a single type of weapon and it happens again? They will say it didn't go far enough. Don't let their slick talk of "gun safety laws". Or "Gun reform" fool you. It's gun control and it's aim is total control over everyone. They cannot allow any other solution distract from their ultimate goal.
Actually yes they are going to be walking around, like they already do here in Ohio, with a gun in a holster and concealed on their person. There are tons of ways to carry concealed and it's being done here in Ohio at many schools.
All schools that do not have as the first item in their mission statements, "protect the lives of their students and staff", have a failed mission statement and should not be lecturing to the rest of the country about protecting children.
The NRA will train them they train citizens every day. They broke records for training while Obama was president because he was such a tyrant, so corrupt and such a law breaker!
How do you tell which teachers should have a gun? The same ones sleeping with our children, or the communist ones?? How about we start teaching children to respect each other, and to value human life, and stop having scanks be our girls role models, and nasty males, be role models for boys..........
I don’t think its a good idea to have multiple teachers running around the school with an active gun man ! Expand Homeland Security and include school security . Make school security part of the Air Marshals . Have them trained by the Air Marshals so , we don’t have anyone shooting through a wall and killing a child . End of Problem !
Here's a thought. If there are no public schools, there would be no public school shootings. Abolish the NEA, privatize the educational system.
Arming qualified teachers is a good idea, placing a certain amount of armed security staff is better, one reason it’s better is because these left wing haters will out the armed teachers placing a target on them! And no amount ”armed” staff will do any good when anyone can walk into any door they want! You must lock down the building, one entry in and out, all other doors(fire exits) should be locked and monitored!
I rather not have teachers in this. Look at our schools now. Every terrorist will become a teacher to be trained as a professional. Wow! I like Trump but not on this idea. Why not build police station next to schools. Put in technology and the response time is almost instant. Let's let teachers teach and police protect.
IF less than 1% agreed to conceal carry, it would shift the dynamic 100%. No shooter will risk, is this teacher armed; or this one?
I would even take a non-professional with a gun rather than have several members of the student body massacred right before your eyes like lambs to the slaughter.
Relocate US Marshalls offices, National Guard offices, FBI offices, police and Sherrif dept offices to school campuses using temporary prefab buildings. Ban gun-free zone signs and replace them with “Youth Protection Zone- assaults upon this campus will be met with trained and armed staff utilizing deadly force” signs.
Once again, makes no difference what PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP says, it's what the main stream media can lie about, and their followers will believe it.
News flash to liberals and politicians…Law-abiding people have an obligation and moral right to protect themselves and those around them. People are becoming disillusioned false promises of “gun control” that is being pushed on the American people. Their Panacea dream has sacrificed so many innocent people in their so called “gun free zones.” If we want to make America great again. We can Stop listening to liberals who don’t have our best interests at heart and then we would take down those "gun free zone" signs and replacing them with this is a "Liberal Free Zone." Signs where common sense and individual freedoms have been restored. The most dangerous weapon in America today are the liberals and their RINO impersonators; who should be defeated in both parties. My final thought is that the life you save could be your own. Just saying.