The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

04 September 2006

Rush Limbaugh, Janeane Garofalo, 'Conservatives Betrayed'

WHY, RUSH, WHY?

Couric Gets Help, Plus: Janeane and 'Conservatives Betrayed'





Rush, how could you? With news that the talk titan will be among several on- screen well- wishers this week for Katie Couric's CBS Evening News anchor debut, there are bound to be fans with questions like that one.

When he agreed to participate, just what was he thinking? Who could've imagined that Limbaugh himself would be there to help the likes of CBS in their greatest hour of need?

From Matt Drudge's exclusive report:


BUSH, CLINTON, LIMBAUGH, CRONKITE TO LAUNCH COURIC

**Exclusive**

Plans for the opening week of CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC have surpassed network executives' wildest dream: Presidents Bush and Clinton, radio king Rush Limbaugh and broadcast legend Walter Cronkite have all agreed to appear, a CBS insider reveals!

A top network source says scheduling of "guest editorials" are still in flux.

But the addition of Rush Limbaugh to the CBS EVENING NEWS is bound to generate maximum commotion and tune-in hits.

"It was Katie's idea to bring Limbaugh in," a top CBS source said on Sunday. "She is very excited he has agreed to appear."

Rudy Giuliani and Bill Maher have also signed on for early editions of Couric.

CBS will issue a press release on Monday confirming details of the EVENING NEWS all-star line-up.


Perhaps Rush will in fact have a good explanation. The chance to reach CBS News viewers with a hard- hitting editorial would be one excellent reason to appear there. Another would be the enormous potential publicity for his radio show.



More than two months later, it's nice to see the New York City media catch up to your Radio Equalizer.

Unfortunately, it's a day late and a dollar short. Yes, Sunday's New York Daily News was just getting around to reporting Janeane Garofalo's departure from Air America Radio, giving an excuse that shows a real lack of investigative effort:


Was it a disagreement over covering the 9/11 anniversary that cost Janeane Garofalo her perch on Air America?

She went from being a daily co-host to "guest host" status in July, for reasons that were not clear at the time.

Now a source says she's telling friends it was a Sept. 11 bustup that lead to the move.

"She said she quit because she asked to do a segment where she intended to interview some FDNY 9/11 heroes, and the radio brass killed the idea," says a snitch.

Garofolo's manager wouldn't comment beyond saying, "That may very well be true."

An Air America Radio spokeswoman, however, denied that version of the story.

"Janeane left AAR to pursue other professional opportunities, and we completely supported her decision," she said.


As your Radio Equalizer told Bill O'Reilly in July, however, the real dispute was over her repeated attempts to promote Scientology- backed programs on the show. Cult expert Rick Ross was the first to notice this disturbing on- air behavior.


Late summer reading (with this wet weather, it's being done inside this year): Conservatives Betrayed by Richard Viguerie, which provides an excellent in- depth analysis of just how elected GOP representatives have largely abandoned the conservative movement.

This should be required reading for lefties, as well: why are they so opposed to a party that's spending just like their own people would, if in power? Other than the Iraq war, why shouldn't "progressives" simply love this big- spending Republican Congress?

And, given the way Bush has backed off on so many conservative social stances, why do liberals hate him so much? Even if it wasn't his intention, Viguerie's GOP indictment also decimates the left's credibility.

Viguerie, for decades a well- known right- wing activist, is careful to use facts and figures to reveal the disturbing truth, clearly underscoring the sentiments of many deeply frustrated conservatives in this election year. Luckily, he's not alone: many right- leaning groups have chosen to focus their efforts only on electing candidates with conservative principles this year, rather than worry about majority retention.

To order Viguerie's ground- breaking expose, click the Amazon link in the right- hand sidebar.


Your Amazon orders that begin with clicks here, regardless of your final purchases, are vital to supporting this site's efforts. Thanks again!

Janeane, Look! -- David A Lunde

23 Comments:

  • Nowhere in the linked Cultnews article is any reference to Janeane Garofalo.

    As to Rush's behavior, my guess would be he was probably strung out when he agreed to appear.

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 04 September, 2006 08:51  

  • Maloney: Free publicity is free publicity, therefore the drug addled pig man closet nazi will make an appearance. His show has not shown any growth in 2 years BTW, as all talk radio, the ratings are not expanding.


    why do "liberals"hate the GOP, who spends a lot of money comparable to "liberals" you might ask? Good question Brian
    The GOP spends the money on things the "Libeals' would not approve of. Pay raises for politicans, more red tape and expanded government departments not bringing any proven results and un-audited as well, perfect example faith based initiaves,over a billion last year dumped into a program that has not been proven to bring any results, nor is it monitored for results or spending. "Liberals' would try to spend on more important ideas, health care, actual education programs that work, unlike Bush's "no child", clearly not working as evidenced by the lowest SAT scores in the history of the test itself. The GOP pours money into marketing thier party, subverting the media, un-monitored contracts with big business (Halliburton,Black Water, CACI), basically a lot of crony capitalism and red tape. "liberals" would prefer money spent on important social programs. The concept of where the money goes is what makes the 2 parties different. The money should be spent to benefit society, not the selected few cronies of the administration and un-monitored bottomless pits Bush calls "social programs'.

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 04 September, 2006 09:42  

  • Liberals love hack politicians and wasting money. Big government, less
    freedom. Agency upon agency upon
    agency. Pouring money into solving problems...that don't get solved
    after all.

    Nazi=National SOCIALIST Party

    Just bought book of Dr. Seuss editorial cartoons from 40s; he
    was anti-Fascist/anti-Hitler/
    anti-Racist. Today's fascista
    are Islamo-fascists...

    Liberal tax form:
    1. How much money did you make last year?

    2. Send it in.

    Let the Islamofascists take over this country. Gays will be put to death; non-Muslims, heads chopped
    off. No music on the radio, no
    movies except those that praise
    Allah. Don't let it happen.

    By Blogger raccoonradio, at 04 September, 2006 10:01  

  • MOP claims Limbaugh has not shown any growth in 2 years BTW, as all talk radio, the ratings are not expanding.

    What a two-faced response. MOP loves to brag about how the AAR is using the internet to get their lame message out to the world.

    But she conviently forgets to mention the internet and downloadable mp3's when it comes to Limbaugh's audience.

    Instead of trying to squeeze in an occasional 40 minute segment during a lunch break, businesspeople now are able to catch the entire 3 hours at their convenience each day.

    By the way, I doubt that CBS would ever allow a "closet nazi to promote their Couric show. ZING! Isn't it amazing how the FACTS get in the way of MOP/RWW's diatribes.

    And don't hold your breath waiting for CBS to ask the Right Wing Wanker Radio Show to hype Couric.


    .

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 04 September, 2006 11:30  

  • Racoon, you are such a friggen hack, NAZIS were FASCISTS, not socialists, the oldest, hackery in the book, get a fricken life, seriously, I was not born yesterday, NAZI PARTY was far right FASCIST, the word "social' in their party name, does not prove anything. Sad, how many times do you absolutly pathetic 30%ers repeat the same babble? Pouring money with no results, describes the GOP, Racoon, you are a lost, deluional WING NUT, gone, 100% out of reality, posting the same TRASH over and over and over. You are a sick, paranoid, freak. Who wants to let 'islamo-fascists' take over the country? Ae you f*cking insane, paranoid or both? You are gone, 100% gone, in outer space. Nobody wants this, only in your delusional Michael Savage induced fantasy world.

    YOUR F*CKING HEROIC GOP created the BIGGEST government IN THE HISTORY OF THIS F*CKING COUNTRY. THESE ARE THE FACTS, YOU, SAD, KNUCKLE DRAGGING, DELUSIONAL FREAK. YOU CAN NOT ESCAPE THE FACT, THE GOP CREATED THE LARGEST GOVERNMENT EVER , EVER, GOT IT
    EVER
    LARGEST EVER
    Take the RNC talking pointys, shove them up your ass, you worthless f*cking hack
    you make me sick, you are in such denial, it is ASTONISHING. This is why the GOP is going to get destroyed in congressional races accrossAmerica, only delusional knuckle draggers, still buy it. You, are the saddest of the saddest. Nothing wrong with Republicans, but something wrong with delusional, hacks, who can not see reality. Jeez H christ!

    sorry Im so upset, this hackery pisses me off. People this dumb, should neot be allowed to breathe the same air as the rest of us.

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 04 September, 2006 12:26  

  • Sorry about the rant, I just can not stand the regurgitated junk that Racoon spews. It makes me insane, this is exactly why I do a silly internet radio show- dedicate 60% of my free time to it, to fight inane spew like Racoon's, luckilly racoon's hackery is no longer working, only the loyalists remain, the 30%ers. Thinking, rational republicans, no longer buy the spew.

    Benson: good point. It could well be Limbaugh's audience has grown more with the internet. I will stop calling Rush a nazi, when right wing hacks like racoon, stop spewing "Hitler was a socialist' and "dems want the Islamo-fascists to take over America". No I do not expect anyone to approach my partner and I on any television appearances any time soon. My show is done because we hate what the GOP has done to America first and foremost, for a career, neither of us count on it.
    "But she conviently", is that an attack on me, or a typo? I sure hope it was a typo, you do not want me to attack your masculinity now do you? I have a bunch of ad-hom attacks standing by.

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 04 September, 2006 12:43  

  • typo?

    I use Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software instead of typing. It does a good job of converting my spoken words to text. The spell-checker picks up most of the errors, but it passes by words that are spelled correctly.

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 04 September, 2006 13:28  

  • Benson: cool, no offense taken. I responded to your other post on Isreal, I give credit to you on that post, good post.

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 04 September, 2006 13:43  

  • Maloney, I will pass on reading the selection from your book of the month club.

    I am currently reading the novel Deception Point by Dan Brown. I recommend the creationsists stay clear of this one because the plot includes a discovery of a meteor by NASA that contains fossils of insects.

    By Blogger Elmonica, at 04 September, 2006 15:32  

  • Strawman, do your friggin' homework before you start spewing, mmmKay?

    "The GOP spends the money on things the "Libeals' would not approve of. Pay raises for politicans, more red tape and expanded government departments not bringing any proven results and un-audited as well, perfect example faith based initiaves,over a billion last year dumped into a program that has not been proven to bring any results, nor is it monitored for results or spending. " See here for the history of congressional pay raises.

    You allege "over a billion" in faith-based initiatives. You make the allegation, you back it up. If you can. And try actual news sources instead of bradblog or rawstory this time, mmmKay?

    ""Liberals' would try to spend on more important ideas, health care, actual education programs that work, unlike Bush's "no child", clearly not working as evidenced by the lowest SAT scores in the history of the test itself."

    From the notoriously GOP-friendly Infoplease website, the lowest male-female combined SAT scores happened for the verbal portion of the test in 1994, and in the math portion of the test in 1980. Lowest male verbal - 1994. Lowest female verbal - 1990-92. Lowest male math - 1980. Lowest female math - 1980.

    Yeesh.

    Strawman, do you even know the existence of 'google' and how it can be your friend in such endeavors?

    By Blogger JD, at 04 September, 2006 17:59  

  • Just bought book of Dr. Seuss editorial cartoons from 40s; he
    was anti-Fascist/anti-Hitler/
    anti-Racist. Today's fascista
    are Islamo-fascists...


    Congratulations. Nice to see that you got past "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish".

    By Blogger WHT, at 04 September, 2006 18:29  

  • Instead of trying to squeeze in an occasional 40 minute segment during a lunch break, businesspeople now are able to catch the entire 3 hours at their convenience each day.

    business people?

    ha ha

    ha ha ha

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    as if

    By Blogger WHT, at 04 September, 2006 19:00  

  • J.D. Sat scores saw the biggest dips in 31 years, you sited 2005 numbers
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/29/AR2006082900483.html

    Faith based initiaves over 1 billion in Fiscal year 2003, now estimated as more than that #
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A62802-2005Mar1.html
    I did my homework, and the GAO report on faith Based programs conclude there is no proof these programs are WORKING. Do the homework on the GAO report. I did mine. Anything else?

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 04 September, 2006 19:52  

  • J.D
    Washington post on SAT scores, story entitled
    SAT Records Biggest Score Dip in 31 Years
    Written by Jay Mathews
    08/30/2006

    I don't know if the link works, heres the story, edition and author.

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 04 September, 2006 19:56  

  • I guess it's all about the money, huh?

    Sad.

    By Blogger Butch, at 04 September, 2006 23:12  

  • WHT: Next I'm trying a book meant for four year olds, like "Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them"

    By Blogger raccoonradio, at 04 September, 2006 23:26  

  • "Nowhere in the linked Cultnews article is any reference to Janeane Garofalo."

    Here.

    By Blogger Jim, at 05 September, 2006 09:41  

  • noticable silence by J.d. No, I'm not the hack, 99% of what I post is correct and based on news pieces, well well well.

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 05 September, 2006 14:45  

  • No, not silent, just enjoying a normal life, unlike you, and not choosing to wait with bated breath for your every last whiny eruption.

    By the way, I have just reviewed your "homework" - and it is, in a word, pathetic. Why, might you ask?

    Well, let's go to the WashPost article (and learn yer HTML for chrissakes!) regarding SAT scores: You said, "Liberals' would try to spend on more important ideas, health care, actual education programs that work, unlike Bush's "no child", clearly not working as evidenced by the lowest SAT scores in the history of the test itself."

    The article itself said, in the first three grafs, The first national results from the revamped SAT show the biggest annual drop in reading scores in 31 years and a significant edge for female students over males on the new writing section of the test, the College Board reported yesterday.

    The report on SAT scores for the high school Class of 2006 illuminated how the introduction of the writing section -- including a much-dreaded essay question -- and revisions to the mathematics and reading sections have changed an assessment tool still used for admissions by most colleges and universities.

    The College Board said the average score on the test's critical reading section was down five points and the average math section score was down two points, for a joint score of 1021, the lowest since 2002. The reading decline was the largest since a nine-point drop in 1975 on what was then known as the verbal section."


    Lowest since 2002 is not the "lowest SAT scores in the history of the test itself," as you asserted. Grade: F. Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

    Perhaps you were one of those kids who didn't do all that well on the verbal SAT.

    As to the WashPost article on faith based initiatives, at the end of the article was this rather important passage, with my emphasis:

    "Experts on federal spending said it is unclear whether funding for faith-based groups has risen under Bush because in the past the federal government did not keep a separate tally of those grants. The $2 billion spent by seven agencies in fiscal 2004 is "not trivial," said Alan J. Abramson, director of the Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program at the Aspen Institute, "but we don't know what the comparable figures are, going back in time."

    Since the government has never measured how much all those agencies spent on such grants in previous years, a better apples-to-apples comparison involves just five agencies, which spent $1.17 billion on faith-based grants in fiscal 2003, compared with $1.33 billion last year. White House officials said the increase came despite an $800 million reduction in the total money available.

    In an interview yesterday, Kuo welcomed Bush's speech. "My hope is that everything the president announced becomes reality," he said. "That would begin to fulfill his financial promises." But Kuo added that if the proportion of funds for religious groups has increased because the overall pie has shrunk, "that isn't a fulfillment of the president's original compassionate-conservative promises, it is a rejection.""


    So, I went to find the actual GAO Report rather than reading someone's spin on the matter, and here's the first graf of the conclusions section (page 51 of the report, page 56 of the PDF):
    The Administration’s efforts to expand opportunities for faith-based and community organizations to provide federally funded social services have garnered support from many parties while at the same time prompting concerns from others about whether federal funds should be used to support the activities of FBOs and whether adequate measures are in place to ensure that these organizations are not using federal funds to support religious activities. Most of the programs that we reviewed provided some guidance to applicants and grantees on the requirement that federal funds for their programs not be used for religious activities, although some federal and state offices did a better job than others in clearly presenting information on this requirement to their grantees. We found instances where FBOs did not appear to understand the nuances associated with the equal treatment rule that prohibits FBOs from engaging in inherently religious activities while providing services supported with direct federal funds. We also found that Justice’s exemption to the restrictions on inherently religious activities for certain programs, including the correctional program we reviewed, lacks needed specificity and does not provide FBOs with clear guidance on what religious activities they can and cannot engage in with federal funds in correctional settings. We also found that many program offices only provided citations to federal or program regulations in their grant documents for the rules related to nondiscrimination against beneficiaries and permissible hiring by FBOs and that several provided outdated information. In many of the programs we reviewed, government agencies are not systematically monitoring for compliance with the equal treatment safeguards. While government agencies are not required by federal regulation to specifically monitor grantees for compliance with these safeguards, without some written guidelines—including those used in single audits—that require a discussion and check of these safeguards during monitoring, the government has little assurance that the safeguards are protecting beneficiaries, government agencies, and FBOs as intended. Furthermore, one of OMB’s Standards for Success that agencies must meet to receive a green grade is to monitor grantees for compliance with the equal treatment safeguards."

    IOW: The main criticism of the GAO report was not the end results but the path in which results were and are achieved. However, The Strawman fell for the blog spin instead of actually reading the report (quelle suprise). Strawman grade: D.

    Overall grade point average: 0.5, or F. Congratulations, Mr. Kroger: You're at the top of the Delta Pledge Class.

    By Blogger JD, at 05 September, 2006 15:29  

  • >>Perhaps Rush will in fact have a good explanation

    from Rush's site:
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_090506/content/america_s_anchorman.guest.html

    "When the Drive-By Media offers 90 seconds of a 22-minute program -- an opportunity for me to express our views, my views, without debate, without somebody coming on afterwards to refute it -- and that's part of the feature, by the way. They've assured me and everybody they talked to that you do your piece on X night, the next night's not going to be somebody responding or replying, although I have heard that George Clooney has already asked for equal time (laughing) to respond to me....
    So I did it as an opportunity to reach that audience, which is about -- I bet she gets over eight million people this week every night, maybe a little bit more."

    By Blogger raccoonradio, at 05 September, 2006 16:16  

  • J.d
    I aced the verbal, over 700 and flopped on the math, biggest drop since 1975 on verbal section. You said I made it up

    The GAO report concludes , the seperation of church and state is being violated and yes over 1 billion a year spent on it, from my other link, remember you accused me of making the number up. The GAO report also concluded the programs are not being audited for success and spending. You display a portion which shows how your Anti-american theocratic flunkies are blurring the line between religion and the goals of the social program. The GAO report proves my point. It is an unmonitored, unproven, bottomless pit of spending. The faithed based programs are sick, reek of third worldism, discriminate against people who wish not to goto a church to feed their children (the south is where these theocratic programs play he most impact). You would rather give tax $$$ to "mega church" fake Christians, over proven social programs which have worked to an extent since the 1950's, fine. it just proves you have a mission, to destroy the foundations of America, and replace it with a backwards theocratic hand-out to church's that support the warped GOP. It is all comming to an end, the sick attmepts of destroying America by a radical sect of the Republican party is comming to a hault, come November. The anti-American party is over, radical
    Your grade: F-
    you debunked nothing

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 05 September, 2006 16:48  

  • Strawman - spin, spin, spin, followed by bluster, bluster, bluster. Much heat, but no additional light brought to the debate.

    The main difference between me and you is that I am willing to honestly consider the other side of the issue on my beliefs - you are not. I will leave it to others to decide who had the better of our little discussion here. However, both of your assertions - (lowest SAT scores "in the history of the test" and "over a billion in faith based spending" with nothing to show for it) were both trashed thoroughly.

    I don't need to debunk anything. The very instant you assert it, it is generally debunked.

    By Blogger JD, at 05 September, 2006 19:00  

  • J.D

    I showed you the facts, 1 billion was the number for 2003

    where Am I wrong?

    I showed you what the GAO has to say, if you read the whole thing, I'm right, there is no measure for success and it blurs the seperation of church and state.
    SAT scores, lowest dip in 31 years for the reading/verbal part

    so where was I wrong?

    Again you debunked nothing

    you accused me of making it up, and posted SAT scores from 2005, I showed you new data, the only thing I left out was that it was reading/verbal.
    You said post the money spent on Faith based initiaves, I did, I was right, you ignore it, and try to rip apart my summary of the GAO report.
    You were wrong, I set you straight, you wont' admot you never read the new SAT story before i mentioned it, you won't admit, you had no idea how much money went to Faith based, I showed you the numbers.
    So who spins, and who is the baby who can't admint thewy are wrong.
    J.D and J.D.

    again you debunked nothing, you trashed nothing. Show me numbers on these programs that state they are under 1 billion. I gave you the most recent (as far as I know) report on them, and it is 1 billion

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 06 September, 2006 16:08  

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