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Entries by Eric Boehlert from 03/2012

Limbaugh and the Right-Wing Nervous Breakdown

| Posted 03.05.2012 | Media

Republicans know this "slut" controversy has been a disaster for them politically, yet they were powerless to do anything about it. Powerless to stop it. That's because Republicans can't turn off the Noise Machine, even when it's in the throes of a nervous breakdown.

The Self-Destruction of Limbaugh, Murdoch and Beck

| Posted 03.12.2012 | Media

What's fascinating about Limbaugh's, Murdoch's and Beck's startling falls from grace is that each one represented a clear case of self-destruction. They weren't cut down by their political foes or by partisan dirty tricks. They were cut down by their own moral and ethical failings.

Rush Limbaugh's Three-Week Train Wreck

| Posted 03.22.2012 | Media

Fueled by a heady bout of denial as practiced by an egomaniac, and cheered on by a fan base of enablers, Rush Limbaugh's Sandra Fluke saga is still generating national headlines on its 22nd day. How has the story of an AM talker's offensive chatter been able to sustain itself for so long?