Bill O Reilly
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Man, I got out just in time. Last week, I gave up doing the Radio Factor after seven years because I needed to get some sleep. Working 65 hours a week is fine when you’re 30, but as Clint Eastwood once opined: A man must know his limitations.
My radio program competed against Rush Limbaugh’s show in some markets, and now, in an amazing bit of political gamesmanship, the Obama administration has elevated Limbaugh to Alp-like heights. By publicly attacking the broadcaster, the Obama crew has not only galvanized his loyal audience, but also sent curiosity seekers into his domain. What a ratings bonanza for Limbaugh! Who would want to compete against that?
According to the Web site Politico, Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville polled Limbaugh’s popularity and found it lacking among voters younger than age 40. The Web site contends they convinced White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to go after Limbaugh and define him as the behind-the-scenes leader of the Republican Party. The strategy was to paint the GOP as a leaderless outfit fearful of a high-profile radio guy. Emanuel dropped the propaganda bomb on a morning TV show last Sunday.