Sunday, August 29, 2010

Rush Limbaugh Earned $3 Million In 1992

Being a right-wing extremist U.S. radio and television commentator has, historically, been a quite lucrative hustle. Former Republican Party committeewoman Millie Limbaugh's son, former U.S. Ambassador to India Limbaugh's grandson and 1990s U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Limbaugh's nephew--Rush Limbaugh III--"in 1992...said that he was earning $3 million for the year and expected to earn $5 million in 1993," for example, according to the March 1993 issue of Current Biography.

Since 1988, this right-wing extremist has been syndicating the daily three-hour Rush Limbaugh Show, which by the early 1990s was aired by 560 U.S. radio stations. As a lucrative tie-in to his radio show, the [now 59-year-old] Limbaugh was also able to market over 2 million copies of his The Way Things Ought To Be book in the early 1990s.

In September 1992, the former presidential campaign media advisor to both Ronald Reagan and George Bush [I]--Roger Ailes--also began producing a nightly tv show for Limbaugh that was then syndicated by Multi-Media Entertainment Inc. on 180 U.S. tv stations; and, by January 1993, this half-hour Rush Limbaugh Show was being aired on 206 U.S. tv stations.

(Downtown, 5/26/93)

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