Eight More Years of Rush
Posted on Jul 3, 2008
According to his Web site, he’s “America’s Truth Detector; the Doctor of Democracy; the Most Dangerous Man in America; the All-Knowing, All-Sensing, All-Everything Maha Rushie; defender of motherhood, protector of fatherhood and an all-around good guy.” Whatever he may be, Rush Limbaugh is also going to be even richer than ever with his new contract to keep talking for the next eight years.
The New York Times:
Talk was never cheap for Rush Limbaugh, but now it is getting a lot more expensive.
The A.M. radio host will be paid about $400 million to continue serving up his daily dose of conservative patter through 2016. His $50 million a year paycheck represents a raise of about $14.4 million a year over his current contract, which was paying him $285 million over eight years and was set to expire in 2009.
The deal—struck a month short of the 20th anniversary of “The Rush Limbaugh Show”—is thought to be the most expensive in radio since Howard Stern moved to Sirius Satellite Radio for a reported $500 million in 2004.
“I’m not retiring until every American agrees with me,” Mr. Limbaugh, 57, said on his radio program Wednesday.