Limbaugh’s Big Mouth Cost Him A Month’s Pay

October 19, 2007

There are a lot of ways to spin this whole Reid letter/”phony soldiers” fracas, but I’m going to go ahead and speculate that Rush Limbaugh wasn’t planning on donating $2.1 million to the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation this year.

And maybe it’s just an odd coincidence, but there was a story that popped up earlier this month that reported that Limbaugh’s monthly income was…


It makes you wonder if, privately, Rush felt like he came out the loser on this deal.  Of course, the money is going to a good charity, so it’s not like he lost it at the casino or something, but that’s a whole lot of cash.  On the other hand, perhaps it was a small price to pay in what amounted to an effective exercise in self-promotion, along with the fact that he was able to successfully make the whole “phony soldiers” thing look petty (which it was anyway), and score a hit on the Democrats in one swoop. 


  1. Rush said up to $20 million.

    I have just received an anonymous e-mail with a link to a site, I Call BS, that purports to have a secret recording of Harry Reid’s Secretary from Friday morning. You can listen to the mp3 and judge for yourself. It seems authentic to me.

    Some one should tell Rush.

  2. Rush is a great philanthorpist. And the “phony soldiers” nonsense was blown way out of proportion by the smear merchants at Media Matters. Think for yourself. Don’t let David Crock do it for you.

  3. Rush is a blowhard. And, again, you can spin it anyway you want to, but at the end of the day the “phony soldiers” thing cost him $2.1 million. Whether it was a smear or whatever seems irrelevant to that fact. I’ve had several threads on this so far, and I’ve been quite clear that I thought the whole thing was silly, BTW. I think the Dems are better off just ignoring the likes of Rush and Coulter, but that’s just me.

    /Who’s David Crock?

  4. Ha ha. David Brock, founder of Media Matters. Former Scaife hitman against the Clinton machine. Now a gay liberal.

    You were just kidding, right?

  5. Well, I suppose I could have looked it up, but no, I didn’t really know the history of MM. I’ve probably been to the site no more than a dozen times, actually.

    Contrary to popular belief, there are some of us that reviewed the Rush transcript and audio to make up our own minds on what went on there. My guess is that Rush was probably thinking about the Macbeth guy when we repeated “phony soldiers”. That’s the thing though. To definitively indict Rush on this would be to make certain assumptions on what he was thinking. So, it is pretty much just trumped-up nonsense, I agree. Nevertheless, it’s nonsense that wound up costing him a whole lot of cash, and out of his own doing (putting the letter on ebay). That’s all I’m really pointing out here.

  6. As the person who made the story linked to above, I think you have to consider that a 2.1 million donation by someone in Limbaugh’s bracket is not only good for him, but good for the charity as well. Look at it as a large chunk of 2.1 million that the government didn’t get. A win for Rush, a win for the charity, and a fat loss for the democrats and media matters. Even with the Soros and other slush fund money, I’ll bet they could have used $4.2 million.

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