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"My objective is to satisfy [my] ..., 29 July 2009 [cached]
"My objective is to satisfy [my] audience so they come back the next day," Limbaugh told TODAY national correspondent Jamie Gangel in a wide-ranging, three-hour interview, excerpts of which air on TODAY Monday and Tuesday.
Jamie, good morning to you.
JAMIE GANGEL: Good morning, Matt.
JAMIE GANGEL: Are you the leader of the Republican Party?
JAMIE GANGEL: It is vintage Rush. Provocative...
RUSH ARCHIVE: Barack Obama has the inside track on becoming the worst president in the nation's history.
JAMIE GANGEL: Outspoken...
RUSH ARCHIVE: It's the Democrats who have always politicized war.
JAMIE GANGEL: Always making headlines...
JAMIE GANGEL: Usually for his political attacks...
RUSH: I want Barack Obama to fail.
JAMIE GANGEL: (dramatic music) But sometimes it's been his personal life. Married and divorced three times, in 2001 he lost his hearing and now wears cochlear implants. He publicly struggled with an addiction to prescription painkillers and went through rehab.
RUSH ARCHIVE: Following this broadcast, I will check myself into a treatment center for the next 30 days.
JAMIE GANGEL: But these days, Rush is happily dating, has lost 85 pounds -- and, oh, by the way, he recently signed a new contract reported to be worth $400 million. It's good to be Rush.
RUSH: I'm 58 now, and I can tell you that every year has been better than the year before.
RUSH: I've never been happier than I am right now.
JAMIE GANGEL: (sad music) But the road to success wasn't easy.
JAMIE GANGEL: His father didn't approve, forced him to go to college. After a year, Rush dropped out and then bounced from job to job.
RUSH: I got fired seven or eight times. I've lost count.
JAMIE GANGEL: (bouncy music) Finally in 1988, he got his break, and ever since it's been "the world according to Rush. Three hours a day holding forth...
JAMIE GANGEL: Taking on liberals.
RUSH: Their agenda is damaging to the country.
JAMIE GANGEL: Mocking feminists.
RUSH ARCHIVE: For all of these, years the feminazis have been beating up women in this country.
JAMIE GANGEL: And reporters...
RUSH ARCHIVE: Journalism is dead as we've known it.
JAMIE GANGEL: Of course, these days his favorite target is the president of the United States.
JAMIE GANGEL: Beyond politics, were you moved in any way to see an African-American elected president?
RUSH: Yeah, but I got over it very quickly. I mean, he's president of the United States. His skin color doesn't matter to me. His policies are what matter.
JAMIE GANGEL: Is there anything good he's done?
RUSH: (long pause) Hmmm. (scratching his chin) Maybe. I can't think of it, but, let's see.
JAMIE GANGEL: Anything good you would say about him?
RUSH: He's got a great voice.
RUSH: Great, great voice. Reads a teleprompter like no one I've ever seen read a teleprompter. I am dazzled by that.
JAMIE GANGEL: You caused a firestorm --
RUSH: (chuckling)
JAMIE GANGEL: -- before he was even inaugurated by saying the four words.
RUSH: I hope he fails.
JAMIE GANGEL: Your critics -- here we go --
RUSH: Yeah, my critics.
JAMIE GANGEL: Your critics --
RUSH: Who are impotent and powerless, yet they... It's like shooting a battleship with BBs, but go ahead. Tell me what they're saying.
JAMIE GANGEL: Your critics say it's unpatriotic.
RUSH: Oh, it's quite the opposite.
RUSH: Trust me, Jamie.
JAMIE GANGEL: Then why don't you say it that way? Is it for ratings?
RUSH: I just did!
JAMIE GANGEL: I know, but --
RUSH: I do every day. I say it every day.
JAMIE GANGEL: (Banking Queen parody song) Rush's brand of satire also keeps everyone talking.
JAMIE GANGEL: ("Barack the 'Magic Negro'" parody song) And this one about race and candidate Barack Obama.
AL SHARPTON IMPRESSIONIST: Barack, the "Magic Negro" lives in DC.
JAMIE GANGEL: Rush says it was inspired by a column in the LA Times written by an African-American.
AL SHARPTON IMPRESSIONIST: The LA Times they call him that 'cause he's black not authentically.
JAMIE GANGEL: Critics say they are offensive. Rush is unrepentant. (Returns to Rush) You know it's going to elicit a strong reaction, and you know --
RUSH: Would you ask anybody who writes for Saturday Night Live these questions?
JAMIE GANGEL: When your critics say these things are racist or they're homophobic --
RUSH: They're none of that!
JAMIE GANGEL: Are you a racist?
RUSH: No. Are you?
RUSH: Why are you asking?
JAMIE GANGEL: Are you a homophobic?
RUSH: No. Are you?
RUSH: Well, good. Then we're both clear.
JAMIE GANGEL: Do you think you ever cross a line?
JAMIE GANGEL: But these days, some of Rush's biggest critics are other Republicans. Someone recently called you kryptonite for the Republican Party, that if Rush Limbaugh defines the Republican Party and politics, moderate Republicans say they will never be able to attract the moderates, the independents, the women to win national election.
RUSH: Well, look --
JAMIE GANGEL: They are saying you are ruining the Republican Party.
RUSH: (yawning)
JAMIE GANGEL: Okay, your turn.
JAMIE GANGEL: You do scare Republican politicians.
JAMIE GANGEL: -- and he said you were incendiary and divisive.
RUSH: That's right.
JAMIE GANGEL: You went after him.
RUSH: Yeah.
JAMIE GANGEL: I've never seen anyone apologize quite so quickly.
RUSH: Well, you know, you'd have to ask him why he apologized, but the reason I went after him is not because he said those things about me. It's because he's off message.
JAMIE GANGEL: Should a radio talk show host have that much power? Is that a good thing?
JAMIE GANGEL: I hate to ruin your reputation.
RUSH: (laughing)
JAMIE GANGEL: But off camera you are polite, you are courteous, you have old-fashioned manners.
RUSH: Absolutely, Jamie.
JAMIE GANGEL: What happens when that microphone goes on?
JAMIE GANGEL: How much of what you say is entertainment and how much do you believe?
JAMIE GANGEL: You're not controversial?
JAMIE GANGEL: No apologies?
RUSH: No. No, of course not.
JAMIE GANGEL: And, Matt, that's just the beginning.
RUSH: (doing Bill Clinton impression) I hear Bill Clinton's name and I can't help it, I just start channeling the guy, and I can't -- look, do you realize how quick and shafty I am, Jamie?
It was a great interview Jamie, thanks --
JAMIE GANGEL: Thank you.
Jamie, good morning to you.
JAMIE GANGEL: Matt, good morning.
JAMIE GANGEL: Give me your top three picks for who will be the Republican --
RUSH: But at this stage, as the "anointer" of the Republican nominee --
JAMIE GANGEL: (chuckling)
RUSH: -- I'm not going to go out there now and destroy the chances of three or four other people.
RUSH: I have more compassion than that.
JAMIE GANGEL: Do you think the Republicans can win?
RUSH: Yes.
JAMIE GANGEL: Do you think they will win?
JAMIE GANGEL: If he invited you
Longtime NBC News reporter ..., 10 Mar 2014 [cached]
Longtime NBC News reporter Jamie Gangel retires after 31 years at network. via @tvnewserabout 1 hour ago
Jamie Gangel National ..., 22 Mar 2011 [cached]
Jamie Gangel National Correspondent, NBC News, "Today
Married to NBC News ..., 16 June 2009 [cached]
Married to NBC News correspondent Jamie Gangel (they met on separate assignments in the Persian Gulf and married in 1988), and a new father of twins, he decided to take a shot at writing fiction—"in secret," as he describes it—for a couple of hours every morning before work. The Unlikely Spy, a WWII-vintage espionage thriller flirting with actual history, turned out to be an unlikely bestseller. As he set out on his next plot, he realized he had to make a choice. "I was not one of those people who desperately wanted to quit his day job," he explained recently, "but something—my work at CNN, my relationships with my children—was going to suffer.
MSNBC - Cheney: 'On the big issues, I think we got it right', 6 Mar 2004 [cached]
Oct. 25: Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, talk with NBC's Jamie Gangel about the election campaign in part one of an exclusive "Today" show interview.
In this exclusive interview, the “Today†showâ€s national correspondent Jamie Gangel sat down with Vice President Dick Cheney, considered to be one of the most powerful vice presidents in history.
Jamie Gangel: Out on the trail, you are seen as the attack dog against John Kerry.
Gangel: In fact, you've suggested we're more likely to be attacked by terrorists if Kerry wins.
Gangel: You donâ€t think he's serious enough?You don't think he's tough enough?
Gangel: And you think â€"
Gangel: The flip side is that people say you are fear-mongering.
Gangel: Are you trying to scare people?
Oct. 25: Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, talk with NBC's Jamie Gangel in part two of an exclusive "Today" show interview.
Gangel: You know [that] the criticism that the administration has not admitted when mistakes were made has resonated with some voters.
Cheney: Well, Jamie, I don't think we were wrong.
Gangel: Right before the war, on “Meet the Press†you said, "We will be greeted as liberators."Were you wrong?
Cheney: Jamie, just because it's tough and because it's difficult and because force was required doesn't mean that it wasn't the right thing to do.
Gangel: Did you think securing the peace would be this hard?
Gangel: The Cheney that has made the most news this past week has been your daughter, Mary, because both John Kerry and John Edwards brought her up.
Gangel: How did you react when you heard John Kerry say that, and how did Mary react to it?
Gangel: Do you think John Kerry should apologize?
Gangel: From here to election day you will be on the road. John Kerry is bringing out Bill Clinton and Al Gore.
Gangel: In Ohio, who do you like, Elvis or the Terminator?
Gangel: Give me a prediction for November 2?
Cheney: Fifty two, 47, Bush.
Gangel: Give me a prediction for the World Series?Â
Gangel: Senator Kerry is out there saying that there's going to be voter fraud, that you're going to try to suppress African American voting, privatize Social Security, and you're going to bring back the draft.
Gangel: How will you feel if in the end thatâ€s where Iraq goes?
Cheney: Well, Jamie, you can come up with all kind of speculative what ifs and possibilities here.
Gangel: After 9/11, your administration had record-high approval ratings â€" 90 percent.You're almost at half that now.You have a polarized electorate, a virtual dead heat.How did you lose so much goodwill?
Cheney: Jamie, being President of the United States, governing the nation, as George Bush has said on a number of occasions, isn't about maintaining your stature in the polls.
Gangel: This is your last campaign.
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