Rush Limbaugh on David Brooks: ‘JEALOUS’


Rush Limbaugh doesn’t think too highly of New York Times columnist David Brooks taking shots at him and the country’s other top talk radio hosts in Friday’s paper.

“Can you say JEALOUS?” Limbaugh told POLITICO in an e-mail.

Brooks wrote that despite the “remarkable volume” of hosts like Limbaugh, they display “utter weakness” in terms of actually delivering voters. For that reason, he argued, the Republican Party leadership should stop paying attention to them.

“The funny thing is that the GOP is not concerned with talk radio,” Limbaugh said. “I’m going to ignore it on air. If Brooks guests on Letterman sometime, I’ll mention him.”

In the column, Brooks offered examples from recent political history when the media talked up the power of radio hosts in potentially swaying elections.

Read More: By MICHAEL CALDERONE, Politico


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