Still, most of those who have successfully followed in his footsteps have studied that playbook, and among the rhetorical bomb-throwers, he and author Ann Coulter probably come closest to the inflamed artery Trump has tapped — including their shared, unabashed glee in discussing the hundreds of millions of dollars that Limbaugh’s talent, “on loan from God,” has brought him.Through the years, Limbaugh hasn’t been immune to controversy, and his show has been downgraded to lesser outlets in some major cities, including Boston and Los Angeles — notably after calling law student Sandra Fluke a “slut.” The radio titan was also thrown for a loss during a stint as an NFL commentator for ESPN, where his 2003 remarks about the media rooting for black quarterbacks prompted a rather hasty exit."The NFL not only believed it, and it was completely a fraud and completely insane," Coulter said. are married women." "Husbands rarely beat up their wives," Coulter told Hannity."Single women get beaten up more." The popular myth about increased domestic violence on Super Bowl Sundays turned out to be based on extremely thin, localized data and was largely, and famously, debunked in a story, "Debunking the ' Day of Dread' for Women; Data Lacking for Claim of Domestic Violence Surge After Super Bowl," written by Ken Ringle and published on the day of that 1993 Super Bowl game. But we were curious whether she was right about her claim that "husbands rarely beat up their wives. ” debate in political/media circles has given way to the “What’s responsible for Trump’s popularity? Although there is an abundance of explanations, it increasingly feels like Trump represents the inevitable fruit of the great talk-radio oak that is Rush Limbaugh. Throughout his presidential run, Trump has astounded the punditocracy with seemingly outlandish statements that once would have torpedoed electoral chances, or at the very least warranted apologies.This story first appeared in the January 19, 2016 issue of Variety. That began with a remark in which the candidate pooh-poohed Sen.Rabid far-right commentator Ann Coulter is known across America for sliming everyone and everything she disagrees with.
Louis Rams due to controversy about racial comments Limbaugh has made.She’d always had the looks and the confidence, and now she had the imprimatur of the mainstream media. In 2000, she had won the Media Research Center-presented “Conservative Journalist of the Year” award, and the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute gave her its annual conservative leadership award “for her unfailing dedication to truth, freedom and conservative values and for being an exemplar, in word and deed, of what a true leader is.” It seemed as if she and her incendiary polemics were everywhere, from daily personal appearances on television, her weekly newspaper columns and a series of books that were extremely popular among right-wingers.From 1998 to 2005, when the magazine cover appeared, she had published a series of books — “High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton,” “Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right,” “Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism,” and a collection of her columns, called “How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter” — all of which were very successful.Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens should have “rat poisoning” mixed into his food.Princess Diana “ostentatiously [had] sex in front of [her] children.” The Rev.