Inside the Beltway: Revisiting Rush Limbaugh with ‘Bo Snardley’

Rush Limbaugh Died 525 days ago as of Wednesday. Many fans still fondly recall the days of his daily blockbuster talk radio program, which attracted 15.5 million listeners, many of whom planned their day around the three-hour show. They used to go around.

James Golden — its longtime executive producer who went by the on-air name of “Bo Snardley” — wrote a well-written book about his experiences, which spanned 30 years. Mr. Golden now anchors his own daily talk show on WABC in New York City. However, they have not forgotten those old days.

“Rush Limbaugh was the most incredible, extraordinary broadcaster I’ve ever seen, worked with or known in my life. And I’ve worked with great people. There was no one like Rush,” Mr. Golden continued on Tuesday. told Talkers magazine in an upcoming podcast interview.

“I knew him from the first time I heard him. He was different. He had his own energy about him, he had a great style – and he could make whatever he was talking about interesting.” Mr. Golden said.

“He had a unique sense of humor that was captivating. And he loved radio. He loved being on the radio, and it showed. His show production was legendary and he worked constantly. And Rush never gets tired of it,” he continued.

The day came when Limbaugh revealed his terminal cancer diagnosis to his viewers as well as his staff.

“He never looked scared to us. The day he announced his diagnosis, he called us all together. He was real. We were scared, scared. He never showed any of it. He was calm, he told us the facts. He never instilled fear — at least not in front of us. He was incredibly ignorant all the way through,” Mr. Golden recalled.

He also offered an insight into the production team.

“Most of the Rush crew was with him for decades. It was a family, I mean in a real sense. We were dedicated to Rush. It wasn’t about the money. We loved Rush,” Mr. Golden praised Limbaugh’s management style.

“He let you do your thing. And that was it,” he noted.

Hear his conversation with the founder of Talkers magazine. Michael Harrison at podcastone.com/episode/James-Golden.

Mr. Golden’s book is titled “Rash on the Radio: A Tribute from His Friend and Sidekick James Golden, Aka Bo Snerdley.” It was published by All Seasons Press in late November.

Fuel for thought

Some commentators are tired. President BidenA seemingly naive public attitude when they focus on the troubling and serious issues facing the nation.

“Before Joe Biden, the highest price for a gallon of gas in 2008 was $4.11. Today, a gallon of gas costs more than $4.30, and Biden has the audacity to talk about savings? Really hitting home. For, this is the 5th month with the highest gas prices on record, according to the Energy Information Agency. Tommy PigotThe Republican National Committee’s rapid response director said in a statement shared with Inside the Beltway.

He referred to March, April, May, June and July this year.

“There’s a common difference — Joe Biden. A president who actually cared about helping families wouldn’t be bragging about gas prices right now. He’d say those prices are unacceptable. But Biden is putting Americans’ money at the pump. More concerned with saving their own political skin than being saved,” observed Mr Piggott.

‘Unrealistic Hope’

Others have flagged. President BidenSerious challenges such as illegal immigration, recession, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and persistent supply chain problems, as well as depressed public optimism about inflation and the economy.

“The real problem for Biden is that this is the latest chapter in a long, long story of him insisting that everything is going to be fine and then being proven wrong — often quickly. When Biden and his ’s team faces a problem, their reflexive instinct is to insist that it really isn’t a problem,” wrote a National Review columnist. Jim Geraghty.

“A positive attitude can be a great strength, but what Biden continues to exhibit is a certain simplistic, unrealistic belief that everything will work itself out,” he later noted.

This week is not suitable for such pleasant conversation. Other potential risks to the president’s upbeat rhetoric this week include shaky consumer confidence index numbers, which fell for the third month in a row. There is also the possibility that interest rates may rise again, while US GDP may decline.

“As long as Biden and his so-called economic advisers continue to push for massive spending plans and tax hikes, Americans will not trust his radical socialist agenda. Although Biden likes to claim that he Realizing the pain that Americans are facing every day, the administration has done nothing to implement the policies we need to restore the confidence of average Americans in our economy. David Mackintoshsaid the president of the free enterprise advocacy group Club for Growth in a statement shared with Inside the Beltway.

Foxified

For the 29th consecutive week, Fox News was the best in the entire cable spectrum, drawing an average of 2.2 million prime-time viewers nightly and beating out non-news competition such as HGTV, Discovery Channel and ESPN. .

Fox News also marked cable news rivals MSNBC and CNN for the 75th consecutive week, airing 77 of the top 100 cable news telecasts.

“The Five” had the largest audience, with 3.3 million viewers, followed by “Tucker Carlson Tonight” with 3.2 million. A resounding victory of note: “MediaBuzz” with host Howard Kurtz caught 1.2 million viewers, touting CNN’s “reliable sources,” which drew 683,000 viewers.

Pol du Jour

• 86% of American adults are “very” or “somewhat concerned” about inflation in the United States

• 42% now eat less because of inflation, 35% drive less, 16% rely more on credit cards.

• 12% are looking for a better paying job, 11% are buying fixed income investments or refinancing debt.

10% have asked for a raise at work, 10% have moved in with family members to save money, 9% have sought affordable housing.

• 8% have reduced their 401(k) contributions. 7% have changed childcare arrangements to save money.

Source: A nationwide Retirement Institute/Harris Poll online survey of 1,853 American adults conducted April 19 through May 7 and released Friday. Respondents may enter more than one response on inflation.

Follow Jennifer Harper on Twitter @HarperBulletin.

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