By Jim Bowman
I cannot let this alone. I listened to Rush Limbaugh’s Sandra Fluke diatribe which seem to last for hours. At the time I thought it not only trivial, it was not worthy of his extended pontifications. However, I also was taken back by my memories of his previous foray into the shadows of control.
For quite some time, I have sensed this uneasiness with headliners in the talk radio industry. That is, excepting Mark Levin and from an earlier time, the late Irv Homer. I have heard many who have had lengthy stays of success and it seems that their bored or short-tempered response to callers increases proportionately with their length of service behind the mike. While Rush has been their model and has enjoyed unheralded success, along with high public esteem, I never the less am left with this impression of “something is amiss.”
While I am not a jealous person, in regards to a person’s level of financial success since generally, “they paid their dues,” I still recognize and even anticipated a change after attaining all of one’s personal goals.
Different hosts react differently to success. Some curtail calls on certain subjects such as the touchy abortion issue. In this they convey an elitist air or at least a snobbery and/or “know it all” attitude. This is human nature’s effect after years of success and from being told how great one is. Of course, with regards to Rush, the sky is the limit and he has surpassed all his clouds. What remains is the expectation of, “what else is there to do?”
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