NYT Magazine on Limbaugh

A complete puff piece, maybe because the refs have been so thoroughly worked by the likes of Limbaugh that to do anything else would be to betray that famous “liberal bias” that you read so much about, but rarely actually see.

Still, gotta love this:

At dinner the night before, Bill O’Reilly’s name came up, and Limbaugh expressed his opinion of the Fox cable king. He hadn’t been sure at the time that he wanted it on the record. But on second thought, “somebody’s got to say it,” he told me. “The man is Ted Baxter.”

This may be the one thing on which Rush Limbaugh and Keith Olbermann are in complete agreement.

… adding, how can you write a feature piece about Limbaugh without even mentioning the possible connection between his drug abuse and his loss of hearing? I mean, the radio host goes deaf, plausibly due to his own weaknesses — the sort of weaknesses he has built an empire out of excoriating in others — and it’s politely overlooked…?

That’s what I mean by puff piece. Whole article is full of omissions like that.