Friday, October 16, 2009
The Raw Story
'I owe my country to Rush Limbaugh,' Beck responds
In a televised interview, radio host Rush Limbaugh took credit for the success of conservative voices in the media, telling NBC's Jamie Gangel that Fox News' Glenn Beck owes his recent success to him.
"Glenn Beck -- do you worry about the new guy on the block?" Gangel asked.
"No," Limbaugh responded. "Nineteen eighty-eight -- I'm the only national conservative voice. Now look at conservative media. Look what I have spawned. Glenn Beck to me is right on, daddy-o. Glenn Beck is a result of my success."
Gangel played a game of "word association" with Limbaugh. On President Obama, Limbaugh said: "Disaster." Jimmy Carter: "An utter disgrace and embarrassment." Hillary Clinton: "Nurse Ratched." Sarah Palin: "Misunderstood and underestimated." George W. Bush: "The most decent, down-to-earth real man you could hope to meet."
On his radio show Tuesday morning, Beck responded to Limbaugh's claim he "spawned" the Fox News host....(Remainder.)