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http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_9043850

Limbaugh "dreams" of - doesn't advocate - Denver riot

By Joey Bunch

The Denver Post

Article Last Updated: 04/24/2008 10:26:42 PM MDT

Rush Limbaugh says he was not calling for a riot in Denver during the Democratic National Convention — he only "dreams" of it, to the tune of "White Christmas."

For a second day in a row today, the conservative talker discussed the potential for protests and power struggles at the August convention.

"Now, I am not inspiring or inciting riots. I'm dreaming, I'm dreaming of riots in Denver," he said mimicking the holiday tune.

He explained on-air: "Riots in Denver at the Democrat Convention would see to it we don't elect Democrats," Limbaugh said. "And that's the best damn thing (that) could happen for this country as far as anything I can think."

Glenn Spagnuolo,an organizer with the protest group Re-create 68, called Limbaugh "a fool."

"We don't need another 5,000 illiterate Limbaugh listeners coming to Colorado," he said, mocking a comment this week by State Rep. Douglas Bruce, R-Colorado Springs, calling migrant workers "illiterate peasants" as he debated a bill to accommodate up to 5,000 guest workers in the state.

Calls to a Limbaugh spokeswoman were not immediately returned.

Mayor John Hickenlooper said, ""Anyone who would call for riots in an American city has clearly lost their bearings."

Jenni Engebretsen, a spokeswoman for the convention, declined to respond to Limbaugh.

"I think we'll pass on this one," she said.

Limbaugh is heard by more than 14 million listeners a week.

Limbaugh's Denver affiliate, 850 KOA, issued a statement today, saying its marquee talker "was not advocating violence in Denver," according to the statement listing program director Kris Olinger as the contact.

Olinger did not return telephone calls for comment, but the station sent out a second e-mail to local media stating, "Did he go to far? Or is this just Rush being Rush?"

On Wednesday, Limbaugh had been discussing comments by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who had warned of "trouble" at the convention if the nomination was wrested

Rush Limbaugh's website touted the Denver broadcast with a headline that said "Screw the world! Riot in Denver!" (rushlimbaugh.com)away from Barack Obama by superdelegates.

Local conservative talk show host and GOP activist John Andrews saw what he believes Limbaugh was getting at.

"Look, nobody seriously wants violence and civil disobedience at the Denver convention," he said. "Rush is just saying, 'Make our day'; if, in fact, the Re-create '68 hooligans or the Al Sharpton street toughs or anybody else wants to disrupt the convention, they're going to hurt Democrats' chances in the fall."

Responding to a caller Thursday, Limbaugh held his ground but softened his tone.

"Who wishes for riots?" he said to the caller, according to a transcript. "I didn't get the ball rolling. It is Democrats like Al Sharpton who have warned that there will be."

Denver City Councilman Charles Brown, a Republican and Limbaugh listener, was outraged. Brown was a school teacher in Illinois during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968. He recalled the injuries, chaos, lingering tear gas and national disgrace for Chicago as a result of the riots.

"What an insult," Brown said of Limbaugh's flippancy. "Regardless of political labels, for any radio announcer to wish a riot on a city so his party could win, that's disgraceful and it's absurd."

He said he has found Limbaugh to be a "great entertainer, but he's really gone too far. It's almost juvenile."

Brown said he did not think Limbaugh was speaking for Republicans when he made the comment.

"I don't believe there is a Republican in this state that would agree with his comment."

The station's listeners had mixed reviews, according to the 850 KOA online discussion forum.

"The man is first and foremost an entertainer, selling radio spots at exorbitant rates," one listener wrote. "He does however have the best interests of the country at heart. The idea that he is somehow trying to foster riots at the DNC is the typical left-wing dodge resorted to when confronted with the consequences of their own actions."

Another said, "I am aware that it is all for show, but that fact that many Americans hang their hats on his every word is quite disturbing. They can't think for themselves. They can't see that he is all about self gain."

Joey Bunch: 303-954-1174 or jbunch@denverpost.com

AND..............

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_9057199

Sen. Salazar: Reprimand Rush

By Howard Pankratz

The Denver Post

Article Last Updated: 04/26/2008 02:39:10 AM MDT

U.S. Senator Ken Salazar has asked today that the owner of 850 KOA "reprimand" Rush Limbaugh for what Salazar calls Limbaugh's "clear exhortation" for riots during the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Limbaugh said earlier this week that he is not calling for a riot in Denver in August but only "dreams" of it, to the tune of "White Christmas."

"Now, I'm not inspiring or inciting riots. I'm dreaming. I'm dreaming of riots in Denver," he said mimicking the holiday tune.

But Salazar, in a letter sent today to Clear Channel Radio, the owner of KOA, characterized Limbaugh's comments as "incendiary."

"As I read Mr. Limbaugh's comments about riots at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, they appear to me to be a clear exhortation that those riots are exactly what he wants to happen," said Salazar. "For that kind of incendiary comment, I ask Clear Channel to reprimand Mr. Limbaugh."

Kris Olinger, director of AM programming for Clear Channel Denver, said that Limbaugh is syndicated by Premiere Radio Network , the syndication arm of Clear Channel.

"We passed the letter along to Premiere," said Olinger. "They obviously are going to take Senator Salazar's comments and consider them."

But Olinger added that from a local Clear Channel viewpoint, "we believe Rush is not calling for riots in Denver."

Olinger said she was not surprised to receive a letter from a U.S. Senator over Limbaugh's comments.

"We certainly expected strong reaction from the leadership," said Olinger. "No, we weren't surprised."

She added that she didn't believe Salazar has heard or read the full transcript of Limbaugh's comments.

She said the conservative talk-show host again talked about it today on his show.

Limbaugh reiterated he is not calling for riots, she said. Rather, he said that if the extreme left of the Democratic party creates riots and unrest in Denver during the convention, it will be bad for the Democrats and good for the

Rush Limbaugh's website touted the Denver broadcast with a headline that said "Screw the world! Riot in Denver!" (rushlimbaugh.com)Republicans, Olinger said.

In the letter to Lee Larsen, senior vice president for Clear Channel Radio Rocky Mountain Region, Salazar said it is wrong to have political partisans of "any stripe suggesting that violence is somehow an acceptable outcome" of political conventions.

"Political commentary on our public airwaves - heard by millions of Americans every day - should speak to the great strength reflected in the peaceful exercise of democracy at the national conventions in Minneapolis...and Denver," said the senator.

Howard Pankratz: 303-954-1939 or hpankratz@denverpost.com

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http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_9043850

Limbaugh "dreams" of - doesn't advocate - Denver riot

By Joey Bunch

The Denver Post

Article Last Updated: 04/24/2008 10:26:42 PM MDT

Rush Limbaugh says he was not calling for a riot in Denver during the Democratic National Convention — he only "dreams" of it, to the tune of "White Christmas."

For a second day in a row today, the conservative talker discussed the potential for protests and power struggles at the August convention.

"Now, I am not inspiring or inciting riots. I'm dreaming, I'm dreaming of riots in Denver," he said mimicking the holiday tune.

He explained on-air: "Riots in Denver at the Democrat Convention would see to it we don't elect Democrats," Limbaugh said. "And that's the best damn thing (that) could happen for this country as far as anything I can think."

Glenn Spagnuolo,an organizer with the protest group Re-create 68, called Limbaugh "a fool."

"We don't need another 5,000 illiterate Limbaugh listeners coming to Colorado," he said, mocking a comment this week by State Rep. Douglas Bruce, R-Colorado Springs, calling migrant workers "illiterate peasants" as he debated a bill to accommodate up to 5,000 guest workers in the state.

Calls to a Limbaugh spokeswoman were not immediately returned.

Mayor John Hickenlooper said, ""Anyone who would call for riots in an American city has clearly lost their bearings."

Jenni Engebretsen, a spokeswoman for the convention, declined to respond to Limbaugh.

"I think we'll pass on this one," she said.

Limbaugh is heard by more than 14 million listeners a week.

Limbaugh's Denver affiliate, 850 KOA, issued a statement today, saying its marquee talker "was not advocating violence in Denver," according to the statement listing program director Kris Olinger as the contact.

Olinger did not return telephone calls for comment, but the station sent out a second e-mail to local media stating, "Did he go to far? Or is this just Rush being Rush?"

On Wednesday, Limbaugh had been discussing comments by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who had warned of "trouble" at the convention if the nomination was wrested

Rush Limbaugh's website touted the Denver broadcast with a headline that said "Screw the world! Riot in Denver!" (rushlimbaugh.com)away from Barack Obama by superdelegates.

Local conservative talk show host and GOP activist John Andrews saw what he believes Limbaugh was getting at.

"Look, nobody seriously wants violence and civil disobedience at the Denver convention," he said. "Rush is just saying, 'Make our day'; if, in fact, the Re-create '68 hooligans or the Al Sharpton street toughs or anybody else wants to disrupt the convention, they're going to hurt Democrats' chances in the fall."

Responding to a caller Thursday, Limbaugh held his ground but softened his tone.

"Who wishes for riots?" he said to the caller, according to a transcript. "I didn't get the ball rolling. It is Democrats like Al Sharpton who have warned that there will be."

Denver City Councilman Charles Brown, a Republican and Limbaugh listener, was outraged. Brown was a school teacher in Illinois during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968. He recalled the injuries, chaos, lingering tear gas and national disgrace for Chicago as a result of the riots.

"What an insult," Brown said of Limbaugh's flippancy. "Regardless of political labels, for any radio announcer to wish a riot on a city so his party could win, that's disgraceful and it's absurd."

He said he has found Limbaugh to be a "great entertainer, but he's really gone too far. It's almost juvenile."

Brown said he did not think Limbaugh was speaking for Republicans when he made the comment.

"I don't believe there is a Republican in this state that would agree with his comment."

The station's listeners had mixed reviews, according to the 850 KOA online discussion forum.

"The man is first and foremost an entertainer, selling radio spots at exorbitant rates," one listener wrote. "He does however have the best interests of the country at heart. The idea that he is somehow trying to foster riots at the DNC is the typical left-wing dodge resorted to when confronted with the consequences of their own actions."

Another said, "I am aware that it is all for show, but that fact that many Americans hang their hats on his every word is quite disturbing. They can't think for themselves. They can't see that he is all about self gain."

Joey Bunch: 303-954-1174 or jbunch@denverpost.com

AND..............

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_9057199

Sen. Salazar: Reprimand Rush

By Howard Pankratz

The Denver Post

Article Last Updated: 04/26/2008 02:39:10 AM MDT

U.S. Senator Ken Salazar has asked today that the owner of 850 KOA "reprimand" Rush Limbaugh for what Salazar calls Limbaugh's "clear exhortation" for riots during the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Limbaugh said earlier this week that he is not calling for a riot in Denver in August but only "dreams" of it, to the tune of "White Christmas."

"Now, I'm not inspiring or inciting riots. I'm dreaming. I'm dreaming of riots in Denver," he said mimicking the holiday tune.

But Salazar, in a letter sent today to Clear Channel Radio, the owner of KOA, characterized Limbaugh's comments as "incendiary."

"As I read Mr. Limbaugh's comments about riots at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, they appear to me to be a clear exhortation that those riots are exactly what he wants to happen," said Salazar. "For that kind of incendiary comment, I ask Clear Channel to reprimand Mr. Limbaugh."

Kris Olinger, director of AM programming for Clear Channel Denver, said that Limbaugh is syndicated by Premiere Radio Network , the syndication arm of Clear Channel.

"We passed the letter along to Premiere," said Olinger. "They obviously are going to take Senator Salazar's comments and consider them."

But Olinger added that from a local Clear Channel viewpoint, "we believe Rush is not calling for riots in Denver."

Olinger said she was not surprised to receive a letter from a U.S. Senator over Limbaugh's comments.

"We certainly expected strong reaction from the leadership," said Olinger. "No, we weren't surprised."

She added that she didn't believe Salazar has heard or read the full transcript of Limbaugh's comments.

She said the conservative talk-show host again talked about it today on his show.

Limbaugh reiterated he is not calling for riots, she said. Rather, he said that if the extreme left of the Democratic party creates riots and unrest in Denver during the convention, it will be bad for the Democrats and good for the

Rush Limbaugh's website touted the Denver broadcast with a headline that said "Screw the world! Riot in Denver!" (rushlimbaugh.com)Republicans, Olinger said.

In the letter to Lee Larsen, senior vice president for Clear Channel Radio Rocky Mountain Region, Salazar said it is wrong to have political partisans of "any stripe suggesting that violence is somehow an acceptable outcome" of political conventions.

"Political commentary on our public airwaves - heard by millions of Americans every day - should speak to the great strength reflected in the peaceful exercise of democracy at the national conventions in Minneapolis...and Denver," said the senator.

Howard Pankratz: 303-954-1939 or hpankratz@denverpost.com

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WHEN BUSH DEADENDER SUPREME RISH LIMPIE ADVOCATES VIOLENCE ON HIS DITTOHEAD SHOW!!!!

(Mr. Orwell, it's worse than even you predicted.)

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