The Self-Destruction Of Limbaugh, Murdoch and Beck | Media Matters for America

by peterjukes

In the end, Beck’s race-baiting cost him hundreds of advertisers and eventually his job at Fox News. Murdoch’s professional reputation has been permanently stained by the phone-hacking scandal while his company has been saddled with nearly a $1 billion legal bill to clean up the ethical messes inside his companies. And Limbaugh is now facing the worst crisis of his two-decade career as advertisers flee his program. (He’s become so toxic even one non-profit group asked that its unpaid ad bepulled from Limbaugh’s broadcast.)

What’s fascinating about their startling falls from grace is that each one represented a clear case of self-destruction. Limbaugh hand Murdoch and Beck weren’t cut down by their political foes or by partisan dirty tricks. They were cut down by their own moral and ethical failings.

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