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Rush felt bold enough in those circumstances to say his critics were "deranged."
He had quite a few critics.
Andy Borowitz on Twitter:
@BorowitzReport: Missouri inducted Rush Limbaugh into their Hall of Fame today. Bummer, I was hoping they'd bronze him.Holston Black, Jr., in the University City Patch:
The secrecy of the travesty attests to the smell of the act. I wonder if Jesse James is included in this illustrious group, if not he should be if the aforementioned is. We need to make a bobblehead statue to commemorate the occasion.David L. Bird • O'Fallon, Ill., in a sarcastic letter to the editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
The recent induction of Rush Limbaugh to the Missouri Hall of Famous Missourians and the secrecy surrounding the ceremony make me proud to be an American. The sheer audacity of the event — by special invitation only and surrounding the public chambers with armed state police — somehow reminds me of early- and mid-20th-century historical events held by various and sundry dictators and despots.Meanwhile, The Huffington Post reports the boycott of Limbaugh is costing at least one large radio company "millions."
Lew Dickey, the CEO of Cumulus, was speaking to financial analysts about his companies' results. The boycott -- which saw scores of advertisers leave after Limbaugh called law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" because of her birth-control advocacy -- had "hit us pretty hard."
Dickey said that Cumulus had lost "a couple of million bucks in the first quarter and a couple of million bucks in quarter two." He claimed that the losses accounted for one percent of the 3.5 percent loss in revenue that Cumulus suffered over this period.