Friday, August 16, 2019

If it's a number and it comes out of Rush Limbaugh's mouth, it's probably wrong

Today Rush Limbaugh corrected a caller about the Summer of Love, saying it was in 1968, not 1969.

Actually it was in 1967.

Rush also said the Beatles had already broken up by the summer of 1969, the summer of Woodstock, the 50th anniversary of which is happening right this very minute.

The break-up of the Beatles actually occurred Dec 31, 1970, when the band members John, George and Ringo first publicly confirmed it. The last photo of all of them together with Paul as a band was taken August 22, 1969, just after Woodstock had ended.

I know these things because I'm younger than Rush Limbaugh. The Beatles were YUGE to my segment of the Baby Boom generation, but not to his to the same degree.

But Rush gets lots of numbers wrong, about far more consequential things than these, as my readers know.

The only ones he doesn't get wrong are the ones that go in his pocket.