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'In the Flow with Affion Crockett' Puts Rush Limbaugh and Chris Rock Together (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 12th 2011 4:46AM
'Rush Limbaugh' and 'Chris Rock,' 'In the Flow with Affion Crockett''In the Flow with Affion Crockett' (Sun., 9:30PM ET on FOX) has been a real mixed bag, and it hasn't found much audience support. That said, though, Crockett does have some pretty spot-on impressions, and there are funny bits to be found on the show. We were particularly impressed with his take on Chris Rock.

Crockett matched both his unique voice and cadence, as well as his body tics perfectly. It made for an awkward sketch with the show's impression of Rush Limbaugh, because it just wasn't nearly as good.

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Stephen Colbert Thinks the Heat Index is a Hoax (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Aug 10th 2011 6:50AM
'The Colbert Report'On 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights., 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central) host Stephen Colbert announced that he's in agreement with "pundit, and part-time weather balloon, Rush Limbaugh" on at least one issue.

Discussing the heat index, which is included in most weather forecasts in the US nowadays, Colbert said he and Limbaugh are "not buying the heat-steria."

He then played a clip from Limbaugh's radio show in which the pundit made the heat index seem rather sinister.

Limbaugh said it's "manufactured by the government" to tell us what the temperature feels like (when humidity and other elements are factored-in to the actual air temperature).

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Rush Limbaugh and Fox News Feud Over Fox's Positive Reaction to Obama's Tucson Speech (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 14th 2011 3:55PM
In a tone that fit the emotion and tragedy of the moment, most of the pundits on Fox News were extremely complimentary to President Obama's speech at the memorial service in Tucson on Wednesday night.

Conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh took a harsher approach, accusing Fox News of "slobbering all over" Obama's speech. He added that the Fox News panel was only so laudatory because the speech was "all the things the educated ruling class wants their members to be and sound like."

Appearing on 'Special Report With Bret Baier' (weekdays, 6AM ET on Fox News), Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer pushed back at Limbaugh's criticism.

"As one of the three slobberers here on the set, let me just say that I find it interesting that only the ruling class wants a president who is smart, articulate and oratorical in delivering a funeral oration," Krauthammer responded. "It's an odd and rather condescending view of what the rest of America is looking for in their president."

It was a particularly harsh exchange between two media operations whose tone has been very closely aligned over the past two years. Still, despite the feud, we doubt Limbaugh will be switching his news-watching allegiances to MSNBC anytime soon.

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Joe Scarborough is Giddy That His 'No Labels' Movement Bothers Both Frank Rich and Rush Limbaugh (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Dec 21st 2010 12:50AM
Joe Scarborough is one of the most prominent members of the just-launched 'No Lables" political movement, which aims to present bipartisan and centrist solutions to America's problems.

Over the weekend, liberal thinker Frank Rich used his New York Times column to dismiss No Labels as a "bipartisan racket," and influential conservative voice Rush Limbaugh has also railed against the movement on his radio program.

This critisicism of No Labels has pleased Scarbarough, as he explained on 'Morning Joe' (weekdays, 9 AM on MSNBC).

"(No Label's founder) Mark Mckinnon, has done somethign incredible, and I congratulated him yesterday, he has brought together Rush Limbaugh and Frank Rich."

While most assume that No labels' aggresive centrism is the cause of Rich and Limbaugh's shared disaproval, what if they both just don't like recording artist Akon, who has inexplicably written an auto-tune heavy theme song for the nascent poltical movement? We're just throwing that out there.

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Al Sharpton: Rush Limbaugh May Be Forced To Testify Before FCC About His 'Racist' Comments (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Dec 17th 2010 7:00PM
Recently, Al Shapton meet with the FCC in hopes he could convince them to take action against Rush Limbaugh, who Shaprton believes has made racist statements about Barack Obama and other black political figures.

The civil rights activist appeared on the 'Ed Show' (weekdays, 6 PM ET on MSNBC) to discuss this meeting. While Sharpton conceded he wasn't able to get the FCC to take an "affirmative" stand against Limbaugh, he believes Limbaugh may be forced to testify in a hearing about radio standards.

"(The FCC) can not infringe upon free speech, but they can talk about standards, and can have open public hearings where radio owners and personalities (appear) and certainly we would want Mr. Limbaugh to be one of them," Sharpton said.

Then Sharpton added he would "love to see" Limbaugh explain in public why some of the statements he's made "are not racist."

We agree. Limbaugh vs. a FCC panel on what constitutes racism would probably be some highly entertaining television.

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Al Sharpton Wants the FCC to Take Rush Limbaugh Off the Air (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Dec 7th 2010 6:40PM
Appearing on 'The Ed Show' (weekdays, 6PM ET on MSNBC) Al Sharpton called on the FCC to take Rush Limbaugh off the air, citing examples of allegedly racist comments the right-wing radio host has made about President Obama and Congressman Jim Clyburn.

"Rush Limbaugh has the right to say whatever he wants to say, he does not have the right to do it on the public regulated airwaves," Sharpton told Ed Schultz.

"The FCC has the responsibility to set standards to say the public can not be offended based on their race and their gender in this country and use federally regulated airwaves that (the FCC) gives licenses to."

Although Sharpton plans to meet with the FCC to discuss the matter, his appeal seems to have a very small chance for success. However, his attempt to do so should certainly give polemicists a topic of conversation with which to fill our federally regulated airwaves.

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'Family Guy': Rush Limbaugh Guest Stars -- and Kicks Some Butt (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 4th 2010 3:39AM
'Family Guy': Rush Limbaugh Guest Stars -- and Kicks Some Butt'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane is well-known as being a fairly liberal guy. Still, let no one say that he doesn't give equal time to opposing views. On the newest installment of the animated sitcom (Sun., 9PM ET on Fox), Rush Limbaugh shows up to voice the character of, um, "Rush Limbaugh." Surprisingly, the radio host and sworn enemy of the Democrats is given a hero's welcome by 'Family Guy.'

[Warning: Spoiler alert.]

Ultra-liberal family dog Brian Griffin is the character who most represents the show's political voice. So it comes as no shocker when Brian decides to protest a Rush Limbaugh book-signing at the local mall. But on his way to the event, Brian is attacked by a multi-ethnic "politically correct" mob. The surprising part takes place when Brian gets rescued by a shadowy figure. And this mysterious savior turns out to be ... Mr. Limbaugh.

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Bill O'Reilly Pays His Guest Hosts Nothing and They Like It (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Aug 10th 2010 12:30PM
It is usually considered gauche to casually ask another person what their salary is. Bill O'Reilly, king of the cable news ratings game, does not abide by such conventions.

On Monday, he had Karl Rove on The O'Reilly Factor (Weeknights, 8 PM on Fox News). The political strategist had just finished up guest hosting Rush Limbaugh's radio program, and O'Reilly wasted little time in asking Rove how much he was paid for doing so.

"I understand I'm being paid the princely sum of 1,650 dollars," Rove replied. Then the two rich men snickered about receiving such a pittance for a half day's work.

Next, O'Reilly revealed that he pays his guest hosts nothing. "They don't get paid," he explained. "(It's) one of those things when they want to do it so much."

O'Reilly can be a bit of jokester, so he may have been pulling our leg. However, we rather like thinking of the guest host chair at The Factor as a sort of indentured servitude program for up-and-coming, right-leaning bloviators.

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Rush Limbaugh Is Latest Celebrity Student on 'The Haney Project'

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 18th 2010 9:20AM
According to the Hollywood Reporter, controversial right wing radio host Rush Limbaugh has signed up to star in the third season of 'The Haney Project,' in which Tiger Woods' former coach gives celebrities tips on how to improve their golf game.

The Golf Channel series will follow Limbaugh as he takes golf lessons from renowned instructor Hank Haney over the course of a season. Talking about it on his radio show, Limbaugh said that Haney's "taking me on as his third pupil to try to turn into somebody that can play the game." The previous celebrity students on the show were NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley and comedian Ray Romano.

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Rachel Maddow Discusses Rush Limbaugh's Big Gay Wedding (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 14th 2010 1:15AM
Rachel Maddow Discusses Rush Limbaugh's Big Gay WeddingIn surprising recent news, Rush Limbaugh had Elton John perform at his wedding ceremony. It was Limbaugh's fourth wedding, and the singer received a $1 million fee to play at the event.

On 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Fri., 10PM ET on HBO), Maher and his guests discussed the controversy. Elton John is -- quite obviously -- gay, and Rush Limbaugh has frequently come out strongly against gay marriage and gay rights. As a result, many people felt that Elton's performance was ... odd, to say the least.

Appearing on the show was MSNBC personality Rachel Maddow, the first openly gay anchor to host a prime-time TV program. Maher asked her how much money it would take to get her to sing at Rush's marriage. Maddow replied that she was "sort of against weddings" in general.

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Rush Limbaugh to Judge Miss America Pageant

by Harley W. Lond, posted Jan 29th 2010 6:38PM
No one can ever say that Rush Limbaugh is heartless.

The conservative radio host has been tapped to be one of the judges for the 2010 Miss America pageant, which is underway and will conclude Saturday in Las Vegas with the crowning of this year's winner.

Limbaugh joins actress Vivica Fox, former Olympian Shawn Johnson, 2002 Miss America Katie Harman, jazz musician Dave Koz and American Idol season 7 finalist Brooke White on the panel.<

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Bill O'Reilly gets in snipefest with Law & Order

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 11th 2009 6:43PM
As part of his never-ending quest to make himself the news, the "Culture Warrior" has lobbed another fireball on the world of popular culture. This time it's Law & Order SVU creator Dick Wolf, because the show mentioned him.

This week's episode, titled "Anchor," featured a character who kills children birthed by illegal immigrants in America. His attorney, played by John Laroquette, fashions a defense that the TV and radio talking heads who rail against illegal immigrants are responsible for his actions. He even puts one on the stand, played by Bruce McGill, who seems to be channeling a Warner Bros. cartoon version of Lou Dobbs.

The attorney mentions O'Reilly by name, along with Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, as a "cancer spreading ignorance and hate." O'Reilly not only ripped Wolf a new one for working him into his show, but also brought in fellow pundit Laura Ingraham who frankly seemed more upset that she wasn't one of the name smeared in the episode like a jilted prom queen who only scores "Miss Congeniality". Well, darling, there's always Criminal Minds.

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Shatner takes on Limbaugh on upcoming Raw Nerve

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Dec 5th 2009 9:02AM
William Shatner takes on Rush Limbaugh on Raw Nerve.It'll be a feast for the eyes for anyone who loves to watch doughy, puffed up, bombastic old men when Rush Limbaugh sits down with William Shatner on the Biography Channel series, Raw Nerve.

Airing this Sunday after taping last summer, the Shatner Vs. Limbaugh clash touches on everything from family background to health care. But the exchange looks like a couple aging members of a country club debating stock tips at the 19th hole.

I have no interest in the inevitable political jibber-jabber headed our way Sunday. But, I'd love to see these two square off over who gets the last piece of lasagna. The fatty grunts alone would blow out your TV speakers.

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The Jay Leno Show: Rush Limbaugh

by Danny Gallagher, posted Sep 25th 2009 2:50AM
Rush Limbaugh on the Jay Leno Show
Putting a controversial egomaniac like Rush Limbaugh on Jay Leno's late night dais might seem like a squeeze play for a show that's reaching the bottom of the ninth of its opening day. And, well, it is, or at least it smells like it. Jay is no stranger to controversial guests, from his infamous interview with Hugh Grant just days after he got caught nibbling on a hooker's tea and crumpets to his recent sit-down smack-down with Kanye West.

So "El Rushbo" sounds like a natural punching bag for Leno's friendly jabs and right crosses, right? Not really. Leno bled into confrontational the way two guys in a bar argue a round of "F*$&, Marry or Kill," but for the most part, let the big-headed one (both emotionally and physically) speak as long as he wanted.

And when Rush is on your show, that's exactly what you let him do. Let him speak until the blood stops rushing to his brain. Whether you love him, hate him, or constantly think about the level of hell that's been specifically designed for him, he makes for an entertaining interview.

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The Jay Leno Show: Jennifer Garner, Rep. Barney Frank

by Danny Gallagher, posted Sep 22nd 2009 1:06AM
Jay Leno interviews Barney Frank in Ten@Ten
The Jay Leno Show
has only been on for a week, but it's already starting to fall into a familiar pattern, and that's a good thing for late night. Familiarity creates a steady audience by making it more comforting, and helps weed out what doesn't work and focus on what does.

Unfortunately, the thing that makes the late night format work is breaking Jay's show.

Just about the only thing that works with Jay's show is his monologue. The rest make him feel more out of his element than Donnie from The Big Lebowski.

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