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Exclusive: Limbaugh's Parent Company Still Using Actors to Fake Radio Call-Ins, Exec Tells Raw

Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, media, news, politics )

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The company responsible for syndicating big conservative radio names like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity has been using paid actors to call in to their radio shows.


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Past Member (0)
Monday March 7, 2011, 6:03 pm
Noted and thanks Carrie. No suprise here .They are all bad actors.

Jae A (316)
Monday March 7, 2011, 6:38 pm
Everything about the GOP/Tea Bagger Neocons...endless string of lies and deceit. No ethics, no morals just scums bags for cash..

Monday March 7, 2011, 6:43 pm
It just makes me shudder to think that my own mother listens to LImbaugh daily, saw she had cut out an article either about Bill O'Reilly or written by Bill O'Reilly and was mad at me when I said Sarah Palin was an idiot. I do lover her, but does any one know a good deprogrammer? I have also considered electric shock therapy (lol)

Yvonne White (229)
Monday March 7, 2011, 7:06 pm
So many people get scared when they get old & fragile, which causes them to seek comfort in CONservatives - because CONservatives have their fear-mongering agenda down pat. The elderly (and weak of mind) THINK that CONservatives are like them, so their fear is being used against them.
But it doesn't surprise me that these Rip-off artists are also using Paid Actors, most of their audience couldn't articulate their way out of a paper bag.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday March 7, 2011, 7:24 pm
noted an thanx Carrie

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Monday March 7, 2011, 7:49 pm
Noted, thanks Carrie, sometimes everything seems fake.

Ralph R Sutton (56)
Monday March 7, 2011, 7:49 pm
Don't put this old f@rt in that category, Yvonne; those CONservatives scare the cr@p out of this old geezer. This story only confirms what I have suspected for a very long time. Manufactured 'news' is the hallmark of the conservative media.

Jeannette A (137)
Monday March 7, 2011, 8:30 pm
Actually, it seems quite reasonable for them to used scripted actors to call in because too many of the listening audience cannot be trusted to string 2 sentences together that make sense. And, heaven forbid, someone might get through that would ask a question that would make these pathetic losers sound like what they are... mudrackers and rabble rousers.

William Y (54)
Monday March 7, 2011, 8:43 pm
I agree Ralph. What's more a lot of those CONNED by these cons aren't old "farts," but people of all ages.

Rosie Lopez (73)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 11:29 am
thanks for sharing

Bill K (3)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 11:50 am
rush and glenn and sean USE actors? i thought they were actors.

Marilyn K (50)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 12:21 pm
There is no end to what these zealots will go to with the game they are playing!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 12:27 pm
There is actually a company set up that provides talk actors on demand. So next time you're listening to a radio show, you just have to ask yourself "is this real?"

Katherine L (7)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 12:41 pm
I knew THAT. lol. so much for credibility.

Patricia A (0)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 1:01 pm
The gift that just keeps on giving. I understand a different point of view but what I do not understand is sanctioned lies that are this pervasive and this exposed. I realize that lies/"mistruths" are abound in politics (left and right), advertising, corporations, you name it but they are hidden behind closed doors and it takes talented and devoted people to out the stories. But FOX is viewed by millions everyday and year after year, poll after poll, questionaire after questionaire shows that FOX is rated last in news accuracy and viewership knowledge (PEW, Wall Street Journal, NK, NBC, Univ. Mrylnd and many more) and almost every week a new story comes out regarding altered video footage or sound bites, incorrect data and information and ethics violations, ex-employees leaking testimonials to how the management literally targets an issue and makes up information. I just DO NOT understand why people continue to trust that station? I guess that is why Democrats get their news from various sources, cable, TV channels, web, print etc. and get a far broader spectrum and perspective, rather than the singular echo chamber that Republicans turn to. I have not had TV in over 18years and when I watch it, it seems like I am watching a spoof . It is hard to believe that anyone takes these stations seriously (MSNBC, CCN Fox), but FOX is just in another league of false reality. I am left speechless when I am exposed to it.

Ana Cruz (22)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 1:09 pm
No surprise - they're all a bunch of lying fakers!

Esther S (45)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 1:38 pm
I also agree with Ralph. The Republicans today are so conservative that they scare me too. I get the feeling that they would like to turn our country back to the days of the very start of our country. Anyone could sell you drugs on the side of a wagon (no FDA), if a country wanted to be a monopoly, that would be their business, no Social Security, no public schools (only the rich would be able to educate their children, only the rich would be able to get health care, etc. We would be a third world type country. We would be having Great Depressions again. We wouldn't even need to have policemen. Everyone would have to defend themselves and their families themselves with rifles, etc. etc.

Dotti L (85)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 1:43 pm
Nope. No surprise here.

Patricia N (41)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 1:58 pm
Not surprised at all on what these talking heads do.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 2:06 pm
Not surprised at all.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 2:15 pm
I am going to have to add a no real surprise either. Thanks for proving what many of us thought.

Carrie B (306)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 2:51 pm
Since Limbaugh and his ilk are all second rate actors anyway, what can we expect?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 3:44 pm
'Limbaugh and his ilk' are the propaganda machines of the U.S.
That is how they should be considered, professional liars.
Once caught lying, news reporters lose their reputation for integrity.
Two or three strikes, they should be considered simple propangda, not worthy of further attention. Dishonesty should be punished, liars and thieves should go to jail when their actions harm others.

A discussion of some liars and their actions, they should be prosecuted:

William Y (54)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 3:49 pm
Carrie Burton says "Since Limbaugh and his ilk are all second rate actors anyway, what can we expect?"

Heck they couldn't make it, as actors, in a third rate road show.

Sarah G (109)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 4:34 pm
what a shock

Helen Avila (166)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 4:53 pm
are we surprised.... really?

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 5:12 pm
Big fake loud mouth blow bag Republicans.

Mark H (44)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 5:42 pm
This needs to be pulished to more folks...thanks.

. (0)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 6:12 pm
And don't they belong to the unions too??? My neighbor loves Beck because of his values. I almost s...... when he said that. Well, after my polite "Oh Brother" comment to him I taught my dog Nala to pee on his flowers when we pass his house.

Barbara V (51)
Tuesday March 8, 2011, 9:30 pm
Well, so who's surprised? With such "set up" assistance, that ugly piece of excrement can broadcast his lies easier and appeal to the no-necks.

Edward Craig (20)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 12:56 am
I am shocked, shocked to see this.
I actually have listened to him a few times over the years. Always wondered how they found regulars who he seems to know so well. So he or his agents contract with a calling service? Who'd a thunk it?

Helen Avila (166)
Wednesday March 9, 2011, 7:29 am
all members of fox (including Limburger and bekistan) belong to the AFLT which is part of the AFL-CIO isn't that just grand? And they are on the so against teachers, firemen, police, garbage collectors, street cleaners.. well in effect, all unions.. Goose? Gander? Goose? Gander? hmm which do I prefer?
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