Rush Limbaugh & LF


A friend asks:

Hey, Rush Limbaugh has Andy McCarthy on today. How come he didn’t have you on? LF is even more in his wheelhouse, in that he’s constantly going on about
the long-term depravity of liberalism. Did you run over his dog?

Me: Actually, I get asked this sort of thing a lot. Limbaugh was pretty much the only major conservative radio host not to have me on to talk about the book and, reader/listeners tell me, he often discusses the work of other NRO contributors but not yours truly. Years ago, he’d often riff positively on something I’ve written. But I can’t remember the last time that’s happened (at least that I’ve heard of).

The short answer is, I have no idea why this is the case. Maybe he just doesn’t like me. Maybe I wrote something he didn’t like. I really don’t know. I’ve met him once, and been in the same room with the guy a bunch. But, I have no idea if it’s just an oversight or if there’s something more serious at work. I’ve got no grudge or anything. Though, obviously, no author — at least no conservative author — would pass on the opportunity to discuss his book on his show. But it looks like it’s not to be.


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