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Whirlwind Essay, Research Paper Subject: English –Book Report/Review (See I Told You So, Rush Limbaugh) It is not very often that a person has his own national television show,

Whirlwind Essay, Research Paper

Subject: English –Book Report/Review (See I Told You So, Rush Limbaugh)

It is not very often that a person has his own national television show,

radio show, and two books that have been on the “New York Times Best Seller

List.” Rush Limbaugh happens to be one of these unique people, his radio

show is popular, his television show has the largest audience for a program

of its type and his new book is one of the best of its kind. Limbaugh always

backed up his comments with facts or statistics. While the book was

informative and factual, it was also very humorous. See, I Told You So was

definitely a conservative use of 363 pages.

Without question, Rush Limbaugh is a spokesperson for a conservative

majority within the United States. His book follows what he says on his

radio and television programs, which is a conservative and republican view on

issues. A few of the things he stresses in his book are that conservatives

are the silent majority and President Clinton cannot ruin this country in

four years. Although he stresses that conservatives are the majority, he

says that liberals are trying to regain control by forcing the public schools

get rid good things like the Bible and competition, and replace them with

“Outcome-Based Education”. Most importantly, we need to motivate people to

pursue excellence and not feel sorry, pity and coddle underachievers.

While the purpose of his book is to express these views, he also covers

many other topics from the environment, to Dan’s Bake Sale. “The spectacle

was enough to drive a stake through the heart of liberalism (p.101),” says

Rush Limbaugh about Dan’s Bake Sale. Sixty-five thousand people flocked to

Fort Collins, Colorado for what was called “Rushstock ‘93.” This all started

as a quest for Dan Kay to make $29.95 for a subscription to The Limbaugh

Letter and escalated to a full day event that even Limbaugh attended.

While Rush Limbaugh discusses many different controversial and serious

issues, he manages to make it entertaining. He makes these serious issues

amusing by sarcastic comments and pionting out the irony in government today.

Parts of the book are made for just entertainment like the Politically

Correct Liberal Dictionary and the Lies, Lies chapter in which Limbaugh

backs up his theory that, the Clinton administration, has cataloged an

“avalanche of false hoods” with 7 pages of Clinton’s major contradictions.

Rush Limbaugh makes many controversial comments throughout his book, but

instead of just commenting, he supports what he says. An example is, when he

talks about the environment. He uses references to scientific studies, other

than just speculating. Limbaugh states, “Most scientists say a supernova

340,000 years ago disrupted 10 to 20 percent of the ozone, causing sunburn in

prehistoric man…. Man has never done anything close to the radiation and

explosive force of a supernova…. if prehistoric man merely got a sunburn,

how are we going to destroy the entire ozone with our air conditioners and

under arm deodorants and cause everybody to get cancer….” (p.178)

I thought this book was very intresting. I attribute this sucesss to the

fact that rarly has there been a radio/TV commentator who consistently makes

sense on so many subjects: taxess, environmentalism, animal rights, crime,

education, the inner cities, extreme feminism, government regulation and

Congress. See, I Told You So is a serious and important book, but Rush

Limbaugh, whatever your opinion of his politics, is an marvelous entertainer.

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