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Rush Limbaugh slams Pioneer Press, U Journalism ‘Screwl’

I don’t usually promote Rush Limbaugh’s predictable outrage, but I suspect he’ll get some “dittos” from unexpected quarters after going off on a $238,000 state grant to retrain the Pioneer Press and Duluth News Tribune staffs.
By David Brau

I don’t usually promote Rush Limbaugh’s predictable outrage, but I suspect he’ll get some “dittos” from unexpected quarters after going off on a $238,000 state grant to retrain the Pioneer Press and Duluth News Tribune staffs.

There’s plenty of playground — he mocks the grant’s recipient as the U Journalism “Screwl,” and the papers as “drive-by” media (as opposed to the depth that is Rush).

But get past the bombast, and Rush will find allies in unexpected quarters.

Since the news broke a couple of days ago, some of my new-media pals have sneered at funding MSMers to learn what others grasped for free. A few seem impatient for the old way to die — for different reasons than Rush — and view this as good money after bad.

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And then there’s the more tradtional objection to, as Rush puts it, journalists “suckling up” to the government teat.

Without further ado, here’s El Rushbo: