Rush Limbaugh
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (icon; born January 12, 1951) is an American
United States
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 radio talk show host, conservative political commentator, and an opinion leader in American conservatism. He hosts The Rush Limbaugh Show
The Rush Limbaugh Show
The Rush Limbaugh Show is an American talk radio show hosted by Rush Limbaugh on Premiere Radio Networks...

which is aired throughout the U.S. on Premiere Radio Networks
Premiere Radio Networks
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 and is the highest-rated talk-radio program
Talk radio
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 in the United States. Limbaugh signed an 8-year, $400 million contract extension with Clear Channel
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 in 2008.

He was born into a family with a long history of involvement in Republican
Republican Party (United States)
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 politics and first began working at a local radio station at age sixteen.

It's beyond me how anybody can look at these protestors and call them anything other than what they are: anti-American, anticapitalist, pro-Marxist communists.

Speaking about political dissent (February 2003), quoted in —

It's sort of like hazing, a fraternity prank. Sort of like that kind of fun.

Stated about abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib by United States soldiers (May 3-4, 2004), quoted in —

I'm talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You ever heard of need to blow some steam off?

Stated about Abu Ghraib (May 4, 2004), quoted in —

We need to shut down this Gitmo prison? Well, don't shut it down - we just need to start an advertising campaign. We need to call it, 'Gitmo, the Muslim resort.' Any resort that treated people like this would have ads all over the New York Times trying to get people to come down and visit for some R&R, for some rest and relaxation.

Stated about Guantanamo Bay, on The Rush Limbaugh Show, (June 14, 2005), quoted in —

If the word of how they're being treated keeps getting out, we're going to have al-Qaeda people surrendering all over the world trying to get in place.

Stated about Guantanamo Bay (June 16, 2005), quoted in —