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Oct
02

Rush Limbaugh Has No Real-World Power

By Gordon Nash

Rush Limbaugh is a paper tiger who wields limited power in the media world, but has no power to influence politics in the real world. So says NY Times op-ed columnist David Brooks in his latest opinion piece on Rush, Glenn Beck, and their ilk, titled “The Wizard of Beck”.

Over the years, I have asked many politicians what happens when Limbaugh and his colleagues attack. The story is always the same. Hundreds of calls come in. The receptionists are miserable. But the numbers back home do not move. There is no effect on the favorability rating or the re-election prospects. In the media world, he is a giant. In the real world, he’s not.

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