ABOUT NEW BUSINESS VENTURE
by Sharon Rondeau
Rush was born in New York City and writes regularly for WorldNetDaily and Canada Free Press. He has been a frequent guest on the “Hannity” show on the Fox News channel. His book, Negrophilia, was published in 2010 and discusses race relations in the 21st century in America.
As of this writing, Rush has six days to raise approximately $8,500 to launch the new radio show.
MRS. RONDEAU: When do you plan on starting broadcasting if all goes well?
MR. RUSH: Probably within the next couple of weeks. ItalkUS.com streaming network is a new network, and they’re very excited to have me on. I wasn’t aware that they were planning on approaching me as soon as they got the network up and running, but they did, and they’re already promoting the show as a done deal. I am working on my studio side gear purchases. Radio equipment isn’t cheap, of course, so we’re raising funds for doing that.
MRS. RONDEAU: When did they approach you?
MR. RUSH: A couple of weeks back. I had been on Tony Powers‘ radio show – he’s out of Augusta, Ga, and he and Michele Holt did “Powers to the People” in that market. They are principals in the italkUS network, and I was one of the few people on their short list of people who were already doing shows or had been thinking about it. There were a lot of folks who had wanted me to do radio for a long time.
Working one’s way up in a small market is a challenge. Getting started on a network, I would immediately have widespread audience and influence, and that sort of potential was definitely an exciting proposition. So I figured I would get on Crowdfunding and see what we could raise.
MRS. RONDEAU: What is the best way for people to donate if they wish?
MR. RUSH: The site takes credit cards and Paypal. The Crowdfunding site takes a small percentage for their trouble, but most of it goes to the effort to get me on the air, and hopefully we’ll be reaching our goal fairly shortly.
MRS. RONDEAU: How much more do you need to raise?
MR. RUSH: We set our goal at $10,000. I aimed a little high hoping that doing so would help us to get our goal, but in truth, if we just get a few more thousand, we’ll be in business. So I’m very optimistic.
MRS. RONDEAU: How many markets would carry the show?
MR. RUSH: It would basically be streaming, so anyone who has streaming capability at home, on their mobile device, or even in his car – you can’t buy a new car now without a stereo with streaming capability – and if we can grow the audience, we could get picked up by a nationally-syndicated radio outfit and be on the air as well as the streaming. That is the next generation of media exposure. It definitely is a very timely proposition, which is one of the reasons I was excited about doing it.
MRS. RONDEAU: Do you know who any of your guests would be?
MR. RUSH: I am going to be running things from my end whereby I’ll probably be utilizing someone to book guests, and I will be taking callers. As far as some of the other shows that they will have on the network, they do have some of the shows such as Glenn Beck and Dennis Miller and a few others that you would know. There are some who will be unique to the network such as me and Malcolm Out Loud, who does a lot of political and social commentary; he is also on social media all over the place, and he would be one who is seriously considering launching the effort. Like any new thing, for those of us who are working toward getting our shows on the air, it is a new business venture, and it’s very exciting.
MRS. RONDEAU: For those who do not know, you were the one who broke the story about the relationship between Barack Obama and Rev. Jeremiah Wright, correct?
MR. RUSH: Yes, I actually broke the story about Rev. Wright in 2007, at about the same time that Barack Obama declared that he was going to run for the Democratic nomination, and that was actually one of the most troublesome issues that he ran into during the campaign. It was one of those “right-place-at-the-right-times” combined with just a little investigation on my own. I wound up breaking that story on Fox in February of 2007.
MRS. RONDEAU: Congratulations again on that. And you are a frequent guest on Hannity and some of the other Fox shows?
MR. RUSH: Yes, fairly regularly; quite often if it has to do with Obama. I’m one of the few people who will actually call him out as being a radical Marxist, which is what he is. So when someone wants to get that point across inasmuch as it being an opinion that is shared by more than a few people, I typically get called to come out and talk about that. And then, of course, if anything that has anything to do with his earlier shady associations that the press doesn’t talk about, I often end up talking about those.
MRS. RONDEAU: Have you done any investigative research into that which you haven’t published yet?
MR. RUSH: Quite a bit, actually. There have been some that have been published or co-published, and there are a few that we tend to sit on until the time is right, particularly in the climate of the press being ready to demonize or marginalize anything that they might be able to label as “fringe.” As we know a lot of things about Obama that were heretofore labeled as “fringe” or conspiracy theories would up being true, even though they’re not widely reports, bits and pieces continue to come out.
MRS. RONDEAU: Do you think we’re any closer to finding out more about his background than we were in 2007 or 2008?
MR. RUSH: I definitely think we are, and I think that elements of it have been published accurately. The problem we have is that the establishment press, or mainstream media, is not disposed to discuss these things, and the Republicans who are ostensibly in opposition to Obama won’t talk about it. The Justice Department is the Obama Justice Department, so it really is going to take a preponderance of Americans starting to ask some of these questions out loud before anything decisive is likely to be done. But I definitely believe that we’re getting closer and closer every day to the truth. A little bit gets uncovered every week, it seems.
MRS. RONDEAU: Do you believe the truth will come out before the end of Obama’s second term?
MR. RUSH: I think it’s very likely, yes.
MRS. RONDEAU: So this might be something you’ll be talking about as a new radio personality.
MR. RUSH: Absolutely. This will give me a venue to talk about a lot of the things that I have reported and others have reported but have not gotten wide exposure in addition to anything new that comes out. As you know, there have been quite a few things that have come out that would definitely give American voters pause, but they haven’t been exposed to the information by virtue of the fact that it doesn’t get reported by the establishment press.
MRS. RONDEAU: That would include Fox News, too, wouldn’t it?
MR. RUSH: True. They won’t talk about the eligibility issue at all, and they also won’t talk about something that the Republican leadership won’t talk about, either, that being the deliberate nature of the Obama administration’s methods. They’re not doing what they’re doing because they’re incompetent; they’re doing what they’re doing because they want to economically and socially compromise the United States of America to get us to a point where we will fall under the sway of this monolithic, socialist government that they’ve constructed. That’s the reason for what they’re doing, but no one seems to want to talk about it. The only person in Congress who articulated that was Allen West, and of course, he was fraudulently, in my opinion, voted out of office.
MRS. RONDEAU: It sounds like an opportunity to discuss things that aren’t out in the big media but with enough exposure, very well could be. That’s what journalism is all about, isn’t it: getting the truth to the people?
MR. RUSH: That is true; at least one would hope so, and that’s what I’m going to try to do.
MRS. RONDEAU: Is there a scheduled launch date for the new program?
MR. RUSH: No, there is not, but I certainly would be happy to let you know as soon as we reach our financial goal. It is pretty-much contingent on how the fundraising goes.