After quitting WND (who eventually paid me the thousands of dollars they owed me, thanks to the ministrations of Freedom X…) I stopped paying attention to Rush Limbaugh.
I miss listening because — even though he’s gotten something very big, very wrong — the guy is still a genius.
I get a Poynter newsletter every morning, put together by “the guy with the bowl haircut” Rush mentions.
Naturally, the Poynter guy linked to this, and it’s just a really bookmarkable history of U.S. conservative media in the Rush era. So if you like that sort of thing…
I was the original outsider when it comes to media. I didn’t know anybody. I didn’t network. There was no way I was gonna get anywhere near this kind of job in the establishment. It was never, ever gonna happen.
I never spent time getting know to know anybody, didn’t network, didn’t grease the skids, didn’t develop personal relationships where there is quid pro quos. I didn’t go to the universities, none of that stuff. And so they had no idea who I was, and they had to try to explain, what is this? It was so foreign to them, because they’re so uniform, they on the left. You watch CBS, it’s the same as NBC, it’s the same as CBS every night. Read the Washington Post, it’s the same as the New York Times, for all intents and purposes.
But this was different.