(photo: why is this man smiling?)
Turns out, predatory practicin' has been great for Rush, Sean & Glennn: seems... they all work for Bain Capital... who co-owns Clear Channel Communications and their talkers syndicator, Premiere Radio Networks.
What's been the bain of thousands of de-employed radio workers, has be darned good for the few big names.
When we say darn good we shit you not: Premiere signed a $400 million, eight-year syndication deal with Limbaugh in 2008. Hannity got a $100 million radio deal and Beck got $50 million from Premiere that year.
Clear Channel, among many, many other putrid practices buys up small radio stations, fires all the locals, flips them to talk, and beams down their own talent, Limbaugh & all, from the satellites. They've created the entertainment equivalent of Olive Garden all over the country.
If Romney were elected, he'd be the first president who owned Rush Limbaugh, instead of the other way around. (it won't prevent from kissing Big Pants' nether parts whenever he can ).