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  •  I thought that whole boycott effort kinda (4+ / 0-)
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    whittled away and died a silent death. That said, the entity that is Rush Limbaugh will not go away any time soon. He's still the voice of the Republican Party, and as long as he holds that role, he's going nowhere.

    •  Nope. I joined the boycott effort (18+ / 0-)

      on March 4 (the Sunday after Rush attacked Sandra Fluke), and there was already a thriving anti-Rush movement all over the web. A few groups fired a couple of shots and left. One established organization apparently used Rush for recruiting members, but then no follow-up. But the ones who really came together to build this movement were all volunteers, many of them never before having been activists, but answering the call.

      The most dedicated are those who stoke the database at http://stoprush.net . Without that small group of over-achievers, it probably would have fallen apart.

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      by Richard Myers on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 11:22:09 AM PST

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      •  Please correct the errors in your diary (2+ / 0-)
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        The dramatic decrease in actual recorded listenership sampling as noted in the chart reflects the introduction of the Portable People Meter, which is:
        And as I explained in a comment to you back then, the drop on that chart has nothing to do with PPM or the actual number of listeners.

        1. PPM was gradually introduced in different markets over a period of years, not all at once in April 2011.

        2. The chart doesn't show PPM numbers, it shows the number of people who used StreamingRadioGuide to access links to their shows. It shows that last april the StreamingRadioGuide website died for a period of days,  then slowly recovered its user base. The same drop that you see for the Rush Limbaugh show can be found for the rest of the shows they provide links for.

        Which was explained to you back in august

    •  Maybe that's a good thing: (4+ / 0-)
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      He's still the voice of the Republican Party, and as long as he holds that role, he's going nowhere.
      ...and taking the Republican party with him.


      A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

      by Pluto on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 11:42:08 AM PST

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      •  He Is Losing the Power to Influence (2+ / 0-)
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        As long as he keeps saying "We are winning" when reality proves otherwise, he will only take his loyal listeners into fantasyland.

        At this point, he is hurting the Republican Party more than helping.

        The Democrats create jobs. The Republicans create recessions.

        by Tuba Les on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 09:15:57 PM PST

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    •  MKDAWUSS: I've been, since about '93/4, boycotting (10+ / 0-)

      Limbaugh.
      To the tune of if he's playing in a store, I'll leave. Won't buy anything but will ask to see the manager. Or leave everything I would have bought at the counter, and tell the manager why: I won't trade with pro-hate companies.
      .

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      by BlackSheep1 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 01:16:42 PM PST

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    •  i agree they keep him, but the boycott is a huge (3+ / 0-)
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      success in a number of ways.

      they're going to do what it takes to keep him and their most important media management tool in play for the next elections and all the obstruction in between.

      but the boycott has been huge. there has been a major long-overdue increase in attention to limbaugh and to a lesser extent talk radio. the association of limbaugh with the GOP and recognition of his role has increased. it helped energize women voters. all of that is a major improvement over the previous 20 years of total ignorance of talk radio by the left.

      if this effort was made when anita hill was getting the same treatment, or hillary clinton, the history of the last 20 years would be very different.

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and partisan lying by broadcasting sports on Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 05:23:46 PM PST

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