Rush Limbaugh or Howard Stern: Which has had a great impact on broadcasting/society?

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Who has had a greater impact on broadcasting/society?

  1. Howard Stern

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  2. Rush Limbaugh

    62.3%
  1. ZeroZed

    ZeroZed New Member

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    Fairly straightforward poll. Which one do you think has had a greater impact on both the broadcasting industry and on society. Please state your reasons.

    I voted for Rush, even though I disagree with him on most everything. Rush has had both an incredible career in broadcasting, and still pretty much dominates the talk format. Plus, he's been very influential politically for well over 20 years, influencing presidential elections, congressional races, and lots of legislation.

    Howard also garnered great national ratings and cultural relevance for about 15 years, but his biggest legacy besides Fartman is his battle with the FCC which resulted in him losing and running to satellite radio.
     
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    somedude61 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately Rush has probably had a large impact on our society. But that is only because the majority of Americans are fucking stupid.
     
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    I always find if annoying how Howard says Rush is a shill for the Republican Party because Rush admits that. He is not hiding it. So that makes him the more genuine broadcaster IMO
     
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    the bald one
     
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    one has 20 million listeners. the other has a small cock. take your time
     
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    I hate both Howard and Rush, my neighbor who is working on his house either listens to Limbaugh or country music. I hate Rush more because he is more repulsive than Howard.
     
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    Ladies and gentlemen....um! Theres a black guy in office, it's not my fault!

    Signed Rush.
     
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    That is a very interesting question.

    A greater impact on broadcasting/society?

    These type of things could be debated in so many various ways.
     
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    Snurgley :dontknow:
     
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    Just in case Howard or one of his ass kissing staff is reading this site, I'm gonna go with Rush Limbaugh. Probably closer to the truth anyway.
     
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    In some ways it's apples and oranges. Limbaugh's subject matter, obviously, is in the political realm and has had influence in the shaping of conservative doctrine for years, Howard at his best was the host of a very enteraining comedy show. His influence would be in the broadening of pop culture to include previously taboo subjects. To the extent that Limbaugh's influence involved more serious issues I'd give him the nod.
     
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    Overall Howard, currently Rush.
     
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    Hopefully Howard's minions report back to him with the results of the poll . . . :giggle:
     
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    rush is clearly much smarter than howard, and also works much harder to prepare and does a great show for his fans. rush has the greater impact because he affects policy.

    however, howard fans are clearly much smarter than rush fans. even when we loved the show, we never blindly agreed with him
     
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    I voted for Rush but it's probably a tie. Rush was the first political talk superstar, which in turn rewired the way the country thinks/votes (tea party would probably not exist without talk radio). But Howard made society arguably coarser but more comfortable talking about sex, body fluids, homosexuality, private lives, etc.
     
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    Howard for radio, Rush for society. Howard's show isn't really meant to be socially influential, it's supposed to be mostly comedy. Unfortunately, he forgot that.
     
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    I went with Howard, simply because he created a sort of "franchise" model. Every shithole minor city has its own shock jock morning team doing a watered down version of 90's THSS, and I think it's a sustainable model for a long time to come. Rush, on the other hand, is one of a handful of nationally syndicated AM hosts who probably won't be around as a genre when their older demographic dies off. Having said all that, I think Steve Dahl and Imus were both more influential than Stern or Rush, but they weren't on the poll.
     
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    Definitely Rush - more honest, truthful and knows the important issues of the Country.
     
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    Rush is a partisan Conservative.
    He has never hidden this.
    He has no love for the Republican establishment and anyone who listens to him knows this.

    He is clearly the better broadcaster and a person who does genuinely care about people.
    His work for Lukemia charities is well documented and he is personally generous to a fault.
    He willingly parts with his marbles to help people in need and doesn't shill trying to establish a "career" for his current wife.

    He is BY FAR, the better human being.
     
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