From: A Berkeley Reader [Email her]
I listen to talk radio only when I'm driving, and that means tuning in very briefly while running local errands (and then switching channels whenever commercials begin).
Wednesday at around 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time I was startled to hear a caller on Rush Limbaugh's program discussing how demographic change was dooming the Republican Party because of the declining numbers of whites in this country. He noted that 90% of blacks vote Democratic, and 70% of Hispanics and Asians do the same—and added that Rush had ignored this subject for the past 30 years.
Well. Rush angrily interrupted the caller, accusing him of reading from a text and making a speech, something he wouldn't allow on his show. He added that he felt uncomfortable from what he was hearing and was therefore cutting the guy off−and immediately did so.
Caller is Zach In Lancaster Ohio at 90:50, above.
Much as I was pleased to know that our host, a terminal cancer patient, wasn't yet on his deathbed, this behavior of his was cowardly in the extreme. Rush is an intelligent man who must know the score, and at this point of his life has nothing more to lose—so why couldn't he let the man tell the truth on his show?
See previous letters from the same reader.