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CNN: Limbaugh Is Finalist For Kids’ Book Award!

From a spittle-flecked CNN:

Rush Limbaugh selection in children’s book competition causes a stir

March 20, 2014

(CNN) – Rush Limbaugh – radio host, conservative firebrand and… children’s book author of the year?

The Children’s Book Council and its Every Child a Reader program released on Thursday their author-of-the-year finalists for their annual Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards. Limbaugh is one of the four finalists, and his nomination has prompted outrage on social media, given the host’s often-incendiary nature.

Really? We haven’t seen any of this outrage? Is it hiding with the Malaysian jet liner? Or is CNN just making it up?

Limbaugh’s book is titled, "Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans" – a time-traveling tale of colonial America and the latest of two books in the "Rush Revere Series" published last year by Simon & Schuster.

Limbaugh, an outspoken figure in the political world, often expresses controversial sentiments on his radio program. Recently, Limbaugh blasted Pope Francis’ economic views as "pure Marxism," and, in 2012, he called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" for her support of women’s access to birth control.

Which is laughably inaccurate description of the Fluke non-scandal, even by CNN standards.

The Children’s Book Council issued a public letter, posted to its website and Facebook page, defending its finalist selection process following the uproar online and insisting that the author of the year finalists "are determined solely based on titles’ performances on the bestseller lists."

You see? You can’t blame them. It’s just a matter of the sales numbers. Don’t try to drive us out of business.

"Some of you have voiced concerns over the selection of finalists from bestseller lists, which you feel are potentially-manipulable [sic] indications of the success of a title. We can take this into consideration going forward, but cannot change our procedure for selecting finalists after the fact," the organization said in the letter.

Wanna bet?

The CBC letter goes on to say the kids, who will start voting next week, ultimately decide which author wins in each of the six categories, including best author. The letter goes on to assure that the organization has a procedure in place to protect against fraud and adult’s voting in the contest.

And conservatives. But the real message here is: ‘Don’t worry. We will make sure Limbaugh doesn’t win.’

But why doesn’t the Children’s Book Council just come out and tell people to not buy your books? And tell people to burn the books that they have bought? — Isn’t that the next logical step?

"This program has never been about CBC or ECAR endorsing finalists," the letter says.

Limbaugh touted the apparent success of his book series on his radio program on Thursday.

The book’s success is only "apparent"?

"We just found out last night that on the New York Times Best-Seller List of March the 30th, ‘Rush Revere and the First Patriots’ will open at number one, and ‘Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims’ moves up to number four," said, according to a transcript of the audio.

Limbaugh’s book landed at the number-5 spot on the New York Times best seller’s list for the week of March 23.

That is his earlier book, of course. The latest hasn’t landed there yet.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, March 21st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “CNN: Limbaugh Is Finalist For Kids’ Book Award!”

  1. Good news for us. Holy Water on a vampire to the Left

  2. Right of the People

    What book does CCN want, Barrack and the Magical Rainbow Unicorn written by their mancrush in the White House?

  3. canary

    Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Rick Riordan, The House of Hades

    Veronica Roth, Allegiant

    Rush Limbaugh, Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans

    Rachel Renee Russell, Dork Diaries 6:

  4. AH YES! LIBERAL TACTICS ON DISPLAY AGAIN.

    1. If you don’t like the rules, change them.

    2. If you still lose, shop around for a supportive judge to block implementation of the rules.

    It appears that liberals have attempted step 1. Now they will most likely do plenty of behind the scenes harassment and threatening to make sure the vote is manipulated in their favor.

    Barack wins Nobel Peace Prize.
    Ellen Degenerate wins daytime emmys.
    Rosie Odonnell wins daytime emmys.
    Liberal movies with slave or gay themes win Oscars.
    People’s choice awards are given to liberal water-carriers.
    Books with anti-American themes win awards.

    –you think this is all by accident? There are no coincidences or accidents in politics.

    • The MOST IMPORTANT THING, is to even GET a book published, out on the market, into people’s hands by the millions. The second most important thing is to cart home the wheel barrel full of money.

      The very least important thing, which ranks as ‘0% important’ is whether liberals approve or not.

      Every scrap of paper I got as an award, or Dean’s list, diploma, is either in the trashcan along with trophies, or in a pile in my foot locker to show others during an interview. Never accept an award from anyone, when they get angry, they will demand it back.
      I don’t need approval from anyone, I get it from myself and from the joy the activity creates. To have an award on a mantle as a conversation piece to brag about is narcissism.

      When Rush winds up losing from the Children’s Book Council, I’m sure liberals will throw up their hands in wild celebration that Rush was defeated. You will all be discouraged and cry foul. Why worry? The battle has already been won,whether there is a ticker-tape parade or not is inconsequential.

      ~Cheer up!

  5. canary

    I’m cheerful. Rush at number 5 on NYT is great. The fact kids are reading about American hero’s is great.

    I think Rush should run for President even if it’s just to cheer us up.

    He wouldn’t be as fun as Steve running for President. His comebacks and comments always crack me up and they are always in good taste.


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