Rush Says Controversy's Good For Ratings
March 27, 2009 at 5:15 AM (PT)
Being painted as the enemy and the "leader of the REPUBLICAN PARTY" by the WHITE HOUSE and DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE has been good for PREMIERE RADIO NETWORKS host RUSH LIMBAUGH, who took time on THURSDAY's show to trumpet substantial ratings increases in the FEBRUARY ARBITRON PPM monthlies.
RUSH read a memo, posted on his website, that shows him at number one overall in NEW YORK, CHICAGO, and HOUSTON, including a 4.6-5.9-6.7 move at CITADEL Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK, 5.2-6.9-6.9 at CITADEL Talk WLS-A/CHICAGO, 6.0-8.7-9.8 at CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KTRH-A/HOUSTON, and 4.6-5.2-6.0 at CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFI-A/LOS ANGELES.
LIMBAUGH noted that "these ratings came in before the big hit on 'I want OBAMA to fail.' It was out there [on JANUARY 16th], but it wasn't until the CPAC speech that RAHM EMANUEL went on 'Slay the Nation,' and the whole Drive-Bys picked up on it ... So that's going to be MARCH. We'll get that pretty soon. But I wanted to pass this on to you. These are important because there are 62 million people that voted against BARACK OBAMA. The Drive-By Media tries to portray this nation as 100% united behind him, and it's not. What is happening, these audience growth rates are phenomenal ... By the way, the WHITE HOUSE, they're fine with this. They are fine with my numbers going up right now. They think that the more people that hear me the more hatred for Republicans there will be because they think they have successfully identified me as leader of the REPUBLICAN PARTY, which, of course, isn't true. This has backfired on him, and that's why they are now using KARL ROVE instead of me, cause it backfired big time."