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Rush Limbaugh Hospitalized With Chest Pains, resting comfortably. Somehow, AP still managed to slip in a smear.

December 31, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

limbaughrush_w  Well, it sounds like he will be ok, but details are sketchy.

HONOLULU —  Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s radio program says he is resting comfortably at a Honolulu hospital where he was taken with chest pains.

The program said in a statement Wednesday that Limbaugh appreciates people’s prayers and well-wishes. The statement says Limbaugh will keep people updated via rushlimbaugh.com and his radio program.

A simple story like this, and the AP just couldn’t let it go without mentioning that he was addicted to drugs at one time.  A full page story, but what was the last paragraph?

Two years later Limbaugh acknowledged he was addicted to pain medicine. He blamed the addiction on severe back pain, and took a five-week leave from his radio show to enter rehab.

It had nothing to do with the story and was obviously tacked on the end.

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  1. annfoer
    January 1, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    How is this a smear? It is true. At one time, he was charged with doctor shopping for Oxycontin, even had his maid involved getting it for him. He has railed against other pill poppers but excludes himself. If Rush does not want this said about him, maybe he should have considered not becoming addicted or going to rehab before he got caught. He is also a family values advocate who has been married 3 times and has no children; how does that make him an expert on families? If he talks the talk, he should walk the walk. His greatest expertise appears to be about golf courses and condemning other people without offering concrete solutions for all the problems that others are trying to solve. However, unlike some of those of his ilk who want progressives dead, I wish him a speedy and complete recovery.

  2. ayfs
    January 1, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    How is it a smear? Well, what would you say if the last paragraph of any story about Obama ended with mentioning that he admitted to using drugs? Of if the ended any story about Obama’s vacation with “Obama is well known for the myriad of lies he told during his health care speech and during his campaign” It’s irrelevant and only included to put Rush in a bad light.

    As for no solutions, obviously, you have never listened to his shows. Just like the liberals saying that the GOP has no health care solutions, it’s more selective memory lies.

    As usual, liberals ignore what his message is. Who cares about corrupt politicians, safe school czars pushing gay porno as school books, government takeover of private companies, etc. when we can attack the messenger.

    Joe the Plumber is a perfect example. He, quite correctly, pointed out Obama being a socialist. Instead of discussing the statement, they attacked the messenger, to the point of government officials illegally leaking private information on him.

    So, tell me. What does his drug addition years ago have to do with the story? Nothing, except to smear a guy in the hospital.

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