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By Jack Coleman | March 12, 2015 | 8:35 PM EDT

Never one to shy from controversy, Rush Limbaugh pointed out what many others consider impolitic to state aloud -- that the racist chant led by University of Oklahoma frat brothers and captured on a video that went viral could be mistaken for a rap tune.

University officials quickly expelled the students, shuttered their fraternity and continue their investigation while the incident has triggered wide debate as much about free speech as racism.
 

By Jack Coleman | March 9, 2015 | 5:55 PM EDT

Prompted by a listener's call, Rush Limbaugh made what initially sounds exceedingly unlikely come across instead as still unlikely but not beyond the realm of possibility.

The listener's question -- even though the 22nd Amendment prevents President Obama from seeking a third term, what if he decided to remain in office after January 2017?

By Jack Coleman | March 8, 2015 | 7:53 PM EDT

In the immortal words of the drill sergeant played by Warren Oates in "Stripes" -- lighten up, Francis.

Back in January when House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress and warn the world of the peril from Iran building nuclear weaponry, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Boehner breached diplomatic protocol by not first getting approval from President Obama.

By Matthew Balan | March 5, 2015 | 6:21 PM EST

On Wednesday's All Things Considered, NPR's Ari Shapiro spotlighted Cage, a British organization that ran to the defense of "Jihadi John," the ISIS member who infamously beheaded several hostages on video. Shaprio slanted toward Cage by playing four soundbites from two talking heads from the organization, as well as a clip from the terrorist himself, who has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi.

By Jack Coleman | March 5, 2015 | 2:44 PM EST

Might there be more to the scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton's dubious email practices while Secretary of State than we're being led to believe? Rush Limbaugh thinks so and he's not alone.

Limbaugh told his radio listeners yesterday that it is most curious that media outlets previously counted on as Greek choruses of praise for Clinton are going after her with a vengeance.

By Jack Coleman | March 3, 2015 | 7:34 PM EST

A genuine leader spoke in Washington today, Rush Limbaugh told his radio listeners, and we've waited years to hear one.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long-anticipated speech before a joint session of Congress on the peril posed to Israel -- and the world -- if the Islamist theocrats in Tehran succeed in acquiring nuclear weapons ended shortly before Limbaugh's show began.

 

By Jack Coleman | February 28, 2015 | 9:30 PM EST

Who would have thought the reaction from the left to newly-imposed "net neutrality" regulations would provide such entertainment value in the form of amusing inanities?

On his radio show Friday, former Crossfire host Bill Press and his guest, Julian Hattem, technology reporter for The Hill, provided a helpful roadmap for liberals', uh, thoughts on the issue.

By Tim Graham | February 26, 2015 | 10:12 AM EST

Elizabeth Jensen, hired by NPR as their new Ombudsman, picked up a question from NewsBusters on how NPR host Diane Rehm can do fundraisers for assisted-suicide lobbying group “Compassion & Choices.”

Jensen says she shouldn’t do this, that it’s a “step too far,” noting that NewsBusters picked up on the ethical issue.

By Jack Coleman | February 20, 2015 | 8:53 PM EST

Just when you thought what emanates from the White House on defeating the jihad could not get more absurd, Rush Limbaugh provides much-needed historical context.

This week brought both a three-day conference on "Countering Violent Extremism" (that'll show 'em!) and an op-ed along the same lines from President Obama that was published in the Los Angeles Times.

By Jack Coleman | February 17, 2015 | 11:33 AM EST

His instincts told him to be wary. Turns out that Rush Limbaugh's suspicions were well-founded.

On his radio broadcast Monday, the day after Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary special on NBC, Limbaugh said SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels invited him on the show in the 1990s for a specific role -- to play Santa Claus.

By Jeffrey Lord | February 14, 2015 | 9:18 AM EST

Here’s a question. What is the difference between Brian Williams and Rush Limbaugh? What is the dog that isn’t barking?

Answer? The audience. There is no sudden groundswell of outraged NBC Nightly News viewers rallying to the support of the suspended anchor, angrily demanding he be restored to his job. On the contrary, when Rush Limbaugh ran into trouble in the Sandra Fluke episode and a handful of sponsors left -- under pressure of manufactured outrage from liberal interest groups -- Rush’s audience rallied on the spot.

By Jack Coleman | February 11, 2015 | 7:09 PM EST

A seismic shakeup in media yesterday with NBC News announcing a six-month suspension without pay for serial fabulist Brian Williams, while Comedy Central's Jon Stewart revealed he's leaving The Daily Show at the end of this season.

The two departures are indirectly connected, Rush Limbaugh told radio listeners today, and bolster his long-held belief that "NBC is not a news organization any more."