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Homer: Limbaugh's become "a parody of himself"

Milwaukee sports talker Steve "The Homer" True was interviewed this week by True recently left Clear Channel's WISN-AM which airs conservative talkers Sean Hannity, Mark Belling, and Rush Limbaugh among others, and has started his new gig at 1510 WAUK.

During the interview, he was asked how he defined success, and in answering the question referenced Limbaugh and how his show has changed over the years.

"I loved Rush Limbaugh when he first started, he did creative things, he made you laugh. He doesn't do any of that anymore. He's become a parody of himself. It's almost inevitable though because he's so successful. He doesn't have to do anything, the core he has listening doesn't require. A few like me did, but why now alienate the people that like your show? Some people like Rush, (Howard) Stern don't have to reinvent themselves, but most of us do."

It looks like Limbaugh is wrestling with being a mouthpiece for the conservative establishment while keeping that base audience happy. The nomination of Harriet Miers for Supreme Court has him dishing out some pretty wishy washy commentary these past few days.


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