Skip to comments.Watergate's Liddy reveals guardian angel: Limbaugh (retires after 20 yrs on air)
Posted on 09/21/2012 8:35:45 AM PDT by STARWISE
Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy, who left prison for a successful career as a conservative radio commentator, is retiring after 20 years and revealing two of the secrets that made him so famous so fast.
Liddy, who stopped broadcasting on Radio America July 27 and has since switched off his microphone for good, told Secrets that his radio career began over 20 years ago when he was asked to fill in for a vacationing talk show host in the New York area.
On the first day he arrived with a cold and his voice failed him. Down the hall, conservative host Rush Limbaugh had just finished broadcasting his national show and heard the "G-Man" struggling over the station's speakers. "He didn't know me from Adam but he came in, sat down and carried me for the rest of the program."
On the second day, media mogul Mel Karmazin was in his limo listening to competing radio stations in New York and was wowed by Liddy's blunt approach and told his Washington station, WJFK, to give the former Nixon aide an audition, which quickly led to a job and a long career on the radio.
When Liddy started at WJFK in 1992, he tried an unusual approach: He read news stories from the conservative press on air. "I just wanted to get the information out there. And it worked," he said in amazement.
Six weeks into retirement, politics still gets him going, especially President Obama.
"Obama is in my view a Muslim, not a Christian," he said, "and very hard left philosophically." His favorite political moment was George W. Bush winning both elections. "I still have his bumper sticker on my diesel pickup."
And on Wednesday night, he was feted by The Competitive Enterprise Institute and Shirley & Banister Public Affairs where he told stories from prison.
But at 82, Liddy said he was getting "long in the tooth" and he's eager spend time with his 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. "It's been a good ride," said Liddy, "but I"m finished."
How generous and wonderful of Rush! God bless you, G-Man .. you did good, and did it all with great personal responsibility and honor!
Wonderful article. God bless him and God bless Rush!
Thanks dear STAR!
Thank You G-Man,
You did good.
Thanks for posting and thank you G-Man.
G. Gordon Liddy has always been my favorite talk show host. Missed him the past few years and heard him recently. I am sad that he is retiring but glad that he is doing so. It is time.
Liddy’s book ‘Will’ is must read IMO, to get a different perspective on the period and personalities than the Big Lie edits of the left.
the G-man, along with Ronald Reagan, are the reason I’m a conservative today. When I was a kid, my mother (a democrat but who respected Liddy because “he was the one guy who wouldn’t rat”) took me to his lecture. That opened my eyes.
He has a great sense of humor.
And always remember, don't get between him and on of Mrs. Liddy's guns.
Saw the headline and mis-read it that Limbaugh was retiring....
He left prison in 1977 and started the talk show in 1992, so there was a little time to fill in between then.
When Liddy started at WJFK in 1992, he tried an unusual approach: He read news stories from the conservative press on air. "
Reproducing a news story and commenting on it. What a silly idea. Who would ever do that? < /sarc>
I enjoyed listening to him back in the 90s but the local station which carried him switched to sports. Then I heard him again recently and he just sounded old and not nearly as sharp as he had been. I hope his has a happy retirement.
I read this early this morning and ordered a copy of “When I Was a Kid, This Was a Free Country” ...I think EVERYONE should read it- I’d forgotten it..
God bless G Gordon.
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I was intrigued by this and so I wrote him a letter, through the publisher, asking him what this meant. He was kind enough to respond and told me it essentially meant:
Grab 'em by the balls
And their hearts and minds will follow
Since that time, I've had an identical plaque on my desk, as well as putting that Latin phrase on my business cards.
I have to respect Liddy; the things he did, he did for the good of all of us, including “Watergate.”
Imagine ... we’ll be saying that to our grandchildren soon .. I remember when America was free.
How tragic .. beyond heartbreaking. Lord, please send Your industrial strength mercy and warriors for truth ..
NOTE: G. Gordon Liddy one of the few in GOP Media who actually served his country...
Did not know Rush was a real help to G-Man when he started out in radio. That was good by Rush...considering that G-Man was his only competition in the Noon-3PM EST national radio world
Thank you for your service G-Man. Have a great and healthy retirement
Ah, good ol’ G. Gordon “Just shoot the bastards in the head” Liddy fame. Anytime I read of government like gestapo tactics I usually think of that quote.
Good luck in retirement. Mr. Liddy.
I loved listening to Liddy’s show. His interview of Ed McMahon was especially memorable, too.
Great job G-Man!
He had handlers making sure things went right, that was after he rode his hog from DC to SD.
I did not think he would last much longer based on that meeting, but he did better than I expected.
The Liddy show was #1 for me, then Rush and the rest.
I have read Will (his book), and some others by him.
What I did right was to bring a pretty blond girl to see him after meeting me.
I also gave him an An Air Defense Artillery (ADA) insignia that I wore in Afghanistan in 2002, I hope he added it to his Harley vest(he was ADA) in the Army. I doubt there were any other ADA insignia worn in Afghanistan during that time.
G. Gordon Liddy -— check out his autobuiogarfy written years ago and how he selected his wife. Very good book
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