Now it's true he says we "make stuff up" about him "all the time"—did we call your Manhattan penthouse a classy example of tasteful design?—but on the whole he is pretty fair.
Thank you, Rush. Thank you, and thanks to your thousands of wonderful, truly unique listeners.
Rush—you are welcome to come hang out with us here at Gawker HQ any time! You could be our celebrity intern for a day? Or we could just hang out and smoke cigars and have a Pharm Party, whatever you want.
RUSH: You know, I don't often go there unless I am directed there, but there's a gossip website out there that's just hilarious. I love these guys at Gawker. They make up stuff about me all the time. They're snarky as they can be about me, but for some reason I love these guys, and here's why. Here's a post at Gawker.com: "The former head of Britain's intelligence service says that the three-headed monster known as Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld fetishized, and were inspired by, Jack Bauer's torture techniques. Quoted in British newspaper The Independent, former MI5 chief Dame Eliza said: 'Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld certainly watched 24' and that 'the Americans were very keen that people like us did not discover what they were doing.'"
So the Gawker guys love putting news out that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld learned everything they know about torture from "24," and that some idiot that used to run MI5 is out there saying so. You guys at Gawker, you're priceless. We love you here at the EIB Network. "When asked by the reporter if this was true, a senior Pentagon official said, 'We are not aware of their television habits.' The official was not asked —" (laughing) This is ridiculous. "The official was not asked about rumors — that we have just made up — that the three men were involved in some kind of torture-watching circle [you know what]." (laughing) Folks, a cautionary thing, be very careful going to Gawker. You're going to get the wrong idea about me if you go there. You have to have the right attitude. You gotta have an irreverent side to not get bugged by what you see there. So you have been warned.