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Rush Limbaugh Is Killing His Audience

by | 31st, July 2008

DO you watch TV or listen to radio shows because you like them or because you like to hate them.

For masochistic pleasures, Anorak routinely tunes into anything with Anthea Turner, Vernon Kay, Jeremy Kyle and GMTV.

This is how talk radio works. You listen because it’s so hateful. US host Russ Limbaugh is talking with a caller he is making ill. Listen to this:

CALLER: “All these accolades that you’re receiving are literally making me sick. And, in fact, my doctor, believe it or not, actually may be tongue-in-cheek, but wrote me a prescription for lowering my blood pressure”…

RUSH: “If you’re really suffering high blood pressure, why are you even listening?”…

RUSH: But Jennifer, my concern for you is that you may die listening to this program from high blood pressure, and you can turn it off. You may be committing a slow form of suicide here on purpose. That’s not right…

CALLER: Hm-hm. I know it. I know it. I don’t always listen to my doctor, either, so, you know, I don’t listen to you”…

RUSH: It’s the first time I’ve had a caller who has actually said my show is killing them, and they kept the radio on…

Spotter: Tim Blair



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