Rush Limbaugh To Make Missouri Capitol Debut

Allison Blood, KMOX

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – As eight major advertisers have announced their intentions to pull advertisements from his network, Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh is set to be inducted to the hall of famous Missourians.

A Kansas City area sculptor, E Spencher Schubert announced on his website he is casting the likeness of Limbaugh, a Cape Girardeau native, in bronze for the Missouri State Capitol’s hall of famous Missourians.

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Other people already memorized in the hall include Harry Truman, John Ashcroft, writer Laura Ingalls Wilder, and game show host Bob Barker.

Neither the sculptor nor anyone from the Capitol has commented yet on when Rush will be making his debut in the statehouse.

Currently Limbaugh is coming under fire for personally attacking a Georgetown University Law student, Sandra Fluke, for her testimony on contraceptives. He apologized in a statement on Friday March 3, after a week of refusing to take back his statement. She rejected his apology publicly today.

Advertisers like AOL, ProFlowers, Sleep Number, Quicken Loans and Legal Zoom have all suspended advertisements from his network following his comments. He responded on his website by writing that advertisers that do want his listeners’ business will stay with the network.

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  • Mark

    What an honor for a native son. Love him or hate him,he has earned it.

  • Roxy Contin

    I love how the KMOX statement only links to his defense. I’ll bet the comment moderator here wouldn’t let me use the language that Limbaugh used on their airwaves. Shameful hypocrisy. Local advertisers, if they had any class, would jump ship too.

  • Sheila Warren Eaton

    I will boycott KMOX as long as they have Rush on the air! I will find the list of sponsors and let them know also.

    This man is and has been poison – not entertainment.

    • Steve

      Sheila – I’m with you!

      • rick

        same here….and if you really want to make a difference, call the station manager and tell him what you think!

  • aloysious farquart

    Gonna have to change the name to “Famous and Infamous”.

    Rush is well known, but his other accomplishments escape me…

  • Amy E

    He deserves no honor from Missourians. Would you want your daughter to be spoken to like that? The man is a hypocrite focused on dividing Americans into right and left, full of propaganda. Would tax dollars be used for this, hope not.
    Need to rethink paying homage to a person who degrades women for a laugh
    and gets paid for it.

  • Martin Toma

    The state needs a “Hall of Infamous Missourians” if it wants to recognize the likes of Rush Limbaugh.

    • Steve

      AMEN, Martin!!!!

  • t

    I support Rush 100%. I’ve listened to him for 18 years and this recent situation is just a behind the scenes coordinated effort by Democrat groups to try to get him off the air because he exposes the truth about them. When he used those words he was being farcical and was illustrating a point he shouldn’t have apologized in the first place– he was using absurdity to make a very fine point.

    Do some homework on this “young” student Ms. Fluke. She’s not some hapless vicitm. She’s an abortion rights advocate who deliberately chose to go to Georgetown– a Catholic university– to try to instigate trouble. Also, she has a history of trying to shut down speeches by pro-life groups. She’s not just someone’s random daughter. This attempt to gin this non-issue up is nothing but the work of the George Soros/Obama 2012 campaign. I’ve been called much worse by the Democrats in power.

    • bill

      Right on brother. He never said anything. It was all the Democrats using jedi mind tricks to make us believe he said those things. And that girl is no princess. She is a borg android posing as a human trying to make the federation look bad..

    • Underground

      I hope you don’t have daughters. No woman whether it’s Sarah Palin or Ms. Fluke should be called names such as the one’s that spewed from Rush’ s mouth. Like schoolyard children, Left and Right wing men have torn at women who have spoken their thoughts. I am a Catholic moderate and I have had enough from both sides.

    • Bill

      I will not turn kmox as long as Rush is on the air

  • Steve

    Complaints should also be sent to the FCC regarding KMOX too!

  • Hether T.

    I don’t listen to kmox unless it’s Cardinal BaseballQ!

  • bill
  • rick

    this is in kmox’s “TERMS OF USE” page:

    Without limiting any other provision in these Terms, you may not use the Services to do the following or assist others to do the following:

    “Threaten, defame, stalk, abuse, or harass other persons or engage in illegal activities;
    Link to the Services from a site or transmit any material that is inappropriate, profane, vulgar, offensive, false, disparaging, defamatory, obscene, illegal, sexually explicit, racist, that promotes violence, racial hatred, or terrorism, or that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable;”

    I think if I posted quotes from Rush I would be in violation of kmox’s terms of use policy….and yet he get’s blasted to the entire region 3 hrs a day

    • bill

      I always wondered if KMOX was the mainstream, drive-by media Rush often refers to.

  • Fran

    I will never listen to KMOX again as long as you keep Rush on the air. Also, I can not BELIEVE that Missouri, our home state, will be giving this man an honor of any kind. And as to “t” you obviously did not listen to a thing that Sandra Fluke said.

  • Ken Bauer

    Rush Limbaugh’s program is not entertainment, his program is an obscenity and any supporter of his ought to be ashamed. Robert Hyland would be appalled that his station, KMOX, has been disgraced by the presence of Rush Limbaugh.

  • Susan Crisman

    I read just now that the Hawaii radio station KPUA has dropped Rush’s show effective immediately. More radio stations should do this – like Don Imus, when you cross the line you have to go to Sirius FM or just disappear.

    Rush has crossed that line one time too many.

  • Kathy

    Love my Cards, but will not listen to this station unless they finally get rid of Rush. How many women does KMOX employ? Should this station stand up and show the bi-state that they are above the hate Rush spews? Yes. Should this station remember how many women listen? Yes. Should the St. Louis Cardinals take a stand and have a little chat with ownership? Yes. KMOX, for once, do the right thing, and take this nasty little man off your air.

  • David

    I’ve listened for years but I will no longer listen to KMOX nor support those I know to advertise with them, including the medicine shop until they drop rush limbaugh.. Enough hate is enough.

  • Joyce

    I encourage the dropping of this racist pervert Limbaugh’s radio show as he a consistant liarar and degrader of wemen and non whites. I have already contacted some of his sponsers that I and many of my friends will boycott their products if they continue to run advertising on his program. If KMOX continues to support this kind of anti women, anti American, and anti truthful programming then I and others will boycott any advertiser on KMOX and we will be contacting them.

  • Downtown Loft Dwelling Reagan Republican

    Oh How I wish Rush could have become part owner of the Blues. Hockey is the true GOP-Conservative Sport for Mainstream Right-Wingers! And while we are at it, let’s make “Hockey Mom” Sarah Palin Team President.

  • Marty Walsh

    Missouri should honor those who are positive influences representing the state, i.e. the famous, not the infamous. Rush admits he relishes being infamous. Only after 8 advertisers left he did he agree to apologize. It was money, not principle for him. What else do we need to know?

  • Rich1949

    I have been trying for years to drum some civility into the “Mighty MOX” concerning the dissemination of Rush’s poison. Maybe this scandal will be enough to finally make it soak it…

  • Dave

    KMOX will also be saying bye bye to responsible sponsors if they continue to air his
    vitriolic BS.

  • Rick Wiese

    It is amazing to me that ANYONE could spew forth this kind of garbage and continue to be paid for doing so. Then again, the mighty MOX is such a money grubbing operation, I’m not too surprised. This station is nothing like the station Mr Hyland built so many years ago.

  • Anne

    I really think it is time the long-respected KMOX drop or at least suspend the Rush Limbaugh Show-he has violated standards of decency with his misogyny, hate, stupidity, and racism! Not only did he violently berate Ms. Fluke, a private citizen who spoke up for her rights and opinions, he did so repeatedly and brutally.
    Then he wrapped up his disgusting vitriol with sexual perversion. Certainly it does not belong on KMOX, especially in the daytime!

  • Thomas

    The dude has gone over the edge , lost his marbles. He sounds more and more desperate every time I happen to hear him.He mocks anyone he does not agree with as if he were three,He should have been gone a long time ago.
    I listen to 550 when he is on
    In fact I think I will just keep it over there until he is gone

  • LM

    ONLY in Missouri! Please get rid of this piece of trash. KMOX should be ashamed to allow this poor excuse for a human being to continue to spill his vile spew on their radio station.

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