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Rush Limbaugh's problems have staying power. So says the traditional media—in this case, ABC News. Their evidence is Premiere Network's decision to pull all of its barter ads, the ads they provide to affiliates in exchange for airing the program, for two weeks.

The company would not say whether the suspension, which runs from March 12 through March 23, was in response to the Limbaugh backlash,  but the only two companies whose ads are exempted from the hiatus are LifeLock and Lear Financial, both of which have publicly said they will not pull their ads from Limbaugh’s show.

Premiere Networks spokeswoman Rachel Nelson said the memo was “part of Premiere’s overall strategy to update our processes and services to better meet our clients’ needs.”

Premiere is obviously hoping the scandal just blows over and they can get that revenue back. But with Limbaugh rolling out ever-more crackpot theories and complaints about how he was set up to spend three hours a day for three solid days calling Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute," that might not happen. National advertisers maybe aren't going to want to be associated with a vulgar misogynist who also happens to be a crackpot conspiracy theorist.

There's also the little problem of how much the non-ditto head population (i.e., the majority) hates him. The PPP poll for Daily Kos found that 58 percent of the populate has a negative view of him, and 70 percent find his remarks about Fluke inappropriate, and an earlier Harris poll found him America's least favorite political pundit.

Add to that this Bloomberg poll in which a slim majority thinks he should lose his job over the Fluke episodes.

As for Limbaugh’s derogatory comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, men are split over whether the radio host should be let go from his job -- 49 percent say so, while 47 percent disagree. Fifty-six percent of women support the move compared with 39 percent who don’t. Almost one in three Republicans, 30 percent, say Limbaugh should be fired for the remarks.
To top it all off, there are even rumors that Limbaugh's show is on the verge of cancellation, with the Premiere Network spokeswoman being forced to deny them. Who knows how the rumors got started, but it's certainly telling that they exist, and Limbaugh's bosses have to deny them. All of this does help strengthen ABC News' thesis: yes, Rush Limbaugh is facing a sustained battle to keep his advertisers and possibly his show.

Click here to email Rush Limbaugh's sponsors to tell them to pull their support for his radio show for good.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:09 PM PDT.

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  •  GEICO has ads on WMAL website (18+ / 0-)

    getting off Rush's show isn't enough IMHO....they should be off the station...and off the station's website

    not just GEICO of course...but all advertisers

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    by RumsfeldResign on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:18:12 PM PDT

  •  Thanks Joan (8+ / 0-)


    The radical Republican party is the party of oppression, fear, loathing and above all more money and power for the people who robbed us.

    by a2nite on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:32:01 PM PDT


    Pressure and time, that's all it takes.

    It is not within our power to win a fight immediately, but a fight can be lost immediately, the moment you quit.

  •  he'll take the Beck route & leave broadcast radio (6+ / 0-)

    maybe they'll become the intertoob version of Huntley-Brinkley, or is it Abbott & Costello....

    slutty voter for a "dangerous president"; Präsidentenelf-maßschach; Warning-Some Snark Above"Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Sciant terra viam monstrare."

    by annieli on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:37:17 PM PDT

    •  Rush is up next on... (0+ / 0-)

      CNN execs are probably spooing all over themselves at the thought of adding Rush to their CNN team now that they've gone full on wingnut (on what was once a respectable news channel).

      Keep Christian mythology out of science class!

      by cybersaur on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 04:14:09 PM PDT

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    •  Yep, looks like he's going down the Beck path (1+ / 0-)
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      Didn't think I'd say this a mere month ago, but there's a good chance he's off terrestrial broadcast radio and relegated to internet radio like Beck before terribly long.  If I were a station manager who runs Limbaugh now, the prospect of replacing him with Mike Huckabee would look almost irresistable.

      "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."

      by Theodoric of York Medieval Liberal on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 04:36:17 PM PDT

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  •  Really could not have happened to a nicer (8+ / 0-)

    gasbag.  I wonder now if the various GOoPer sycophants will start coming out and saying how they always detested Rushbo.

    A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. -Carl Sagan

    by jo fish on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:38:21 PM PDT

  •  other right-wing show hosts in jeopardy (6+ / 0-)

    that's what should really escalate this. I wouldn't be surprised to see him leave the airwaves quickly. Him losing ad support threatens other right-wing airwave nuts, too.  They are probably pressuring him to leave before he brings them down, too.  Bye, Rush, you suck!

    Constant Contact for you? If so... help out a fellow lefty:

    by spicey on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:40:09 PM PDT

  •  I am so of two minds about this… (4+ / 0-)

    …having Limbaugh off the air certainly deflates the right wing echo chamber, may screw over the even whackier members of Team Wingnut Radio as advertisers back away from them too, which will certainly tone down the Obama-hate and help us in November.

    But the free speecher in me says that any retard should be able to say whatever retarded stuff he likes because the poo-merang is likely to bounce back and hit us as well.

    Ahh, f--- him. If he has no income will he be able to afford the private jet he uses to take trips to the Dominican Republic to defile the men/women/children of that island?

    Teh stoopidTM, it hurts. Buy smart, union-printed, USA-made, signs, stickers, swag for everyone: Get your We are the 99% Yard Sign.

    by DemSign on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:40:36 PM PDT

    •  I get you, but.... (5+ / 0-)

      ....I think it is better when a majority of people get together and let the station and advertisers know their view, and let the free market dictate his removal. As I mentioned below.

      Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. - Dalai Lama

      by kimoconnor on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:53:10 PM PDT

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    •  This has nothing to do with free speech (12+ / 0-)

      No one is saying Rush can't say what he wants - just like you or I can.

      People are just saying no one should sponsor him broadcasting it.  

      •  All the right to "free speech" earns you (3+ / 0-)
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        is the right to stand on a soapbox on a street corner with a cardboard megaphone. Access to microphones, megawatt radio stations, and international networks is not a right - it is either job-related, or a quid pro quo.

        Ironically, the "free-marketeers" have been pushing and pushing and pushing for laws that say anyone can be fired at any time for any or no reason. It's overdue to bite them in the ass. (Karma is a mean bitch!)

        If it's
        Not your body,
        Then it's
        Not your choice
        And it's
        None of your damn business!

        by TheOtherMaven on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 07:45:22 PM PDT

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    •  Anyone CAN say (6+ / 0-)

      whatever they want, but free speech comes with both responsibility and consequences. I'm all for getting rid of Rush just the way this culture retired Glen Beck from the spot light---OUR freedom of speech to tell advertisers we're not going to buy from them if they sponsor this kind of hate, slander, lies and bigotry.

      And if progressive talkers have to watch the names they call women more carefully too, all the better.  We never win an argument or enhance our credibility calling a republican foul names from our megaphones.    

      You take a guy like Thom Hartmann, always the gentleman, smart as a whip, totally fact based, polite and fair to his callers and his guests, and it's not going to be possible to do the same to him as is happening to Rush, just because he's a liberal.

      I think Rush has proved you can get away with A LOT for A LONG TIME.  He just finally talked himself one step over the line at the wrong time and became the icon for the war on women.  

    •  he's more like a corporation - does he deserve (0+ / 0-)

      free speech rights from his show if he's
      part of a national 27/7 political ad for the GOP and it's corporate objectives? the talk radio megaphone/soapbox operation is a monopoly that has excluded competition, with the main talkers on public airwaves, coordinated by think tanks on major issues and talking points. they get to hide behind call screeners to escape most real time challenge on lies, and are supplied with paid callers, maybe from those think tanks.

      maybe someone can explain to me why someone in that position isn't really a corporation that doesn't deserve free speech rights'

      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 Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 04:34:29 PM PDT

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    •  He has the right to say whatever he wants (0+ / 0-)

      I have the right to refuse to buy products from the companies that support McLimpDick or advertise during his show.

      I also have the right to switch stations when he comes on, or, better yet, turn him (and, thus, the advertisers, too) OFF.

      I quite like contemplative silence to meditate.

      I'm not one of those people who appreciates noise for the sake of noise.  I grew up in rural America and I'm a first year Baby Boomer.  We had a radio, yes, but no TV until something like 1958.  Bad reception in those days, so many shows were fuzzy black and white.

      Books were my preferred method of entertainment, and for that one does not need noise.

      As far as listening to liars and demagogues like Rushie or his ilk?  Nah.  I have better things to do.

      If everyone just turned their radios or offline sources for McLimpDick's show OFF, he could blather to his heart's content, but he and his sponsors would not be heard by anyone.

      [I have some admiration for anyone who can actually stand to listen to him to find out who's advertising on McLimpDick's show.  I couldn't do that without my blood pressure raising to dangerous levels and ending up back in the hospital.]

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 08:21:15 PM PDT

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  •  When I read the passage... (4+ / 0-)
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    ...about Premiere Networks having to deny reports about the show's cancellation, this old saying came to me-- where there's smoke, there's fire. This fire isn't going out any time soon so long as Rush is on the air.

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." --Gandhi

    by alaprst on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:41:40 PM PDT

  •  He called himself, "God's gift to women" (7+ / 0-)


    Limbaugh, who refers to NOW members as "Nags" (an acronym for the "National Association of Gals") continued: "A godsend! The Nags called me a godsend. So not only am I God's gift to Obama, I'm God's gift to women."

    "Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -Benjamin Franklin

    by hotdamn on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:43:48 PM PDT

    •  "Nags" (5+ / 0-)

      Wow. Unbelievable. The guy is SO demented and angry. That apology burned it's way out of him, and left painful scars for a man who thinks apology is below him.

      His ego is raging and driving the car, any intelligence he ever had has left the building.  If he were smart, he'd shut up and rage over something else.  But he can't. He's got miles to go before he makes up for having to puke out that apology.

      I'll give him this---He is a gift to Obama, and to the Democrats "War on Women," mantra---with his help, probably the most successful messaging we've seen from Democrats in a long, long time.

    •  Oh..., I just threw up in my mouth... (0+ / 0-)

      McLimpDick 'god's gift to women'???

      More like a nightmare for all women!  Gah!

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 08:27:56 PM PDT

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  •  Taking Granpa's keys away (9+ / 0-)

    Actually this is not because a whole lot of people got upset over one stupid crack.  

    This may have been a precipitating event, but not a prime cause of the controversy in all its dimensions.

    Limbaugh has been building up his audience and his influence within the Republican Party since the early 1990s.  He has been on the air at his current audience level for over 20 years.

    More recently, in the past five or so, there have been these episodes in which he has crossed a line he used to be a master at teasing but not violating.  

    He seems to be losing the ability to be witty, such as he was.  The very fine line that he made a career of walking was one that many talk show hosts have failed to be able to see.  

    He was the absolute master of the art of the tease.  Look at Ann Coulter.  She never did really get that and as a result became an absolutely hateful figure, pretty quickly.  

    With the audience involved and with the Republican electorate in the balance in a year that the GOP might have been able to defeat the Democrats, Limbaugh is costing the movement he built everything.

    Given the ruthlessness which the true conservatives with the money behind the scenes are capable of,  there just have to be conversations going on about how to get grandpa to hand over those keys...

    Most likely he will bite anyone who comes close.  Should be interesting to see how this plays out.

    hope that the idiots who have no constructive and creative solutions but only look to tear down will not win the day.

    by Stuart Heady on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:48:31 PM PDT

    •  Nice analysis. (2+ / 0-)
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      OleHippieChick, susan in sc

      And you're right, there was a time I could stand to listen to Rush.  Never agreed with him, but he once was witty, a good tease, more factually oriented and pretty darn good at making the GOP look good.  

      But somewhere a long the line his ego and his narcissism began to eat him from inside out.  He got some competition and it must have scared him to death, or at least into selling his soul and any intelligent or reasoned argument.  For years now, I can't listen to him for a minute, I can't even play the videos of him here.  

      Darkness has taken him over and I feel the force of evil when I hear him---and I don't say that often or lightly. Not to mention that he has become mind numbingly predictable as an "entertainer."  He has become a stupid bad ass, and that's the kind of bad ass that gets no respect.  

    •  He's also got the Republican Party (0+ / 0-)

      by the gonads.  

      He is the font of RW positional thinking and every GOP politician is afraid to cross disagree with him.  They always wind up apologizing if they're in disfavor.  I'm sure that's helped to warp his self-image and thinking.

      This is nuts!  We're talking about our government and the Republicans are picking a team captain, a prom king!  WTF?

      Snark Society of America - We Really Appreciate Your Support

      by john07801 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 05:36:25 PM PDT

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  •  I would love to be a fly on the wall (5+ / 0-)

    listening to Rush when he talks about his listeners. Something tells me he has some choice words that he calls them other than "dittoheads." On the other hand, I'd much rather there was a live mike around and somebody would "accidentally" broadcast what he says like in A Face in the Crowd. You just know as bad as his talk is about Democrats and Women, it's just as bad about his own listeners.

    Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

    by hungrycoyote on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:48:52 PM PDT

  •  What gets me, though (7+ / 0-)

    The slut comment was the least offensive thing he said over his 2 days of ranting about that girl. He was downright , well, mean.
    HISTORICALLY though, he was much worse to Chelsea Clinton.
    They hate Bill Clinton - even though he did exactly what they wanted all the time. They really were distasteful to his daughter though. Maybe I am much older than everyone here, but Time magazine had a picture of Chelsea at Stanford . She looked like a college girl  who just heard a joke. Limbaugh made it out like she was trolling for guys while sitting in class and so overtly sexual she was gushing ALL THE TIME. He couldn't get over how 'titillated' she was. I remember that word because he harped on it.
    Limbaugh loves attacking young women, thats obvious to me anyway. I recall how pissed I was then. I disliked Clinton, but I felt the attack on his daughter was beyond reproach .
    I am sure everyone here who has ever happened upon Limbaugh has a similar story. The Fluke comments that got the attention were not the worse of it and how he goes after young women is showing to me a trend.
    I don't get it. He isn't funny, he isn't factual and he should have been prosecuted for having illegal viagra coming home from the child sex tour capital of the hemisphere.
    I think this will blow over for the guy . He seems to have a million lives and the corporate elite love that he says what they're thinking .

    you can't remain neutral on a moving train

    by rmfcjr on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:50:16 PM PDT

    •  He vindicates what some want to hear (1+ / 0-)
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      I have people in my family that were life long Chicago Democrats. Unfortunately they are also racist, and could not handle voting for a black guy for president. They never listed to Rush or watched Fox, until Obama.

      It is not that he is funny, but he is a famous and saying things that many people think but may or may not say in mixed company, so to speak.

      Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. - Dalai Lama

      by kimoconnor on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:56:45 PM PDT

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    •  Several things before should've brought him down (3+ / 0-)
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      nellgwen, OleHippieChick, NonnyO

      You would've thought the 2006 attacks on Michael J. Fox would've done it, or the 2009 attacks on the young man favoring expanding S-CHIP.  The 1993 "White House dog" bit about Chelsea Clinton would've brought him down in a sane world, as would the late 80s "AIDS Updates" with "I Know I'll Never Love This Way Again" as theme.

      I remember Limbaugh appearing on The Phil Donahue Show back in the late 80s, when Rush actually went out to unfriendly media - I think this was before his humiliating turn as guest host of The Pat Sajak Show on CBS.  Limbaugh one time smiled and indicated that the stuff he did was satire "like Saturday Night Live".  Um, no Rush, your bile compares to SNL like battery acid to grape juice.

      Ted Koppel, a respected journalist who has done a lot of work I respect, once called Limbaugh "a great communicator".  Well, maybe in the sense that he gives true believers red meat, but otherwise Limbaugh's just a walking fallacy who's all sound and fury signifying nothing but ignorance.  

      "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."

      by Theodoric of York Medieval Liberal on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 04:29:54 PM PDT

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  •  Free speech and the free market (8+ / 0-)

    I did not sign anything to have Rush fired, but I did stop buying products and wrote the companies who were advertising.

    I think it is a bigger statement to have this guy lose his job because the majority think his views are abhorrent, making him less valuable to his bosses than to immediately fire someone who makes bigoted, racist, etc. types of comments.

    Let people say what they want, the free market is here to stay folks, why not use it when it benefits us and the country?

    Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. - Dalai Lama

    by kimoconnor on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:50:35 PM PDT

  •  Limbaugh has two "pending" concerns (3+ / 0-)
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    beyond the sponsor hiatus.  Sandra Fluke might, at some time in the near future, sue him; and, there is strong pressure to remove him from Armed Forces Network.

    Either or both would make him a very toxic commodity.

    When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:57:22 PM PDT

  •  I dont think Limpaw is going anywhere... (2+ / 0-)
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    Jank2112, Anna M

    which could be good cus this means the GOP are tied to misogyny, racism and for me treason. However if he leaves it will be because he is martyr for the cause, blah, blah,blah

  •  Huck is lurking (4+ / 0-)

    I believe the biggest game changer is the new Huckabee radio show. It gives a very easy out to any station waffling on Rush. Unlikely to aggravate the frothing base, instantly less controversial because of the novelty.

    I understand the concern that somehow Huck is more dangerous because he is more polite and less threatening, but I am certain that if Rush loses a tangible share of his national audience nobody will be able to replace him. He has such influence at the top of the pile that when it begins to splinter it will not be possible to patch together another behemoth.

    Divide and conquer. is America's Blog of Record

    by WI Deadhead on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 04:01:04 PM PDT

  •  This is one of those times to never quit. (5+ / 0-)

    El Rushbo has been a toxic influence and a negative role model in our country for decades.  His vitriolic, narcissistic, hate rhetoric foments hatred among his small, but vocal, violent and ignorant base.

    The time is right to take this rascal...I would say asshole, but my wife hates it when I use words like asshole...down for good and for all.

    I am so old that I simply can no longer sustain hate for anyone.  It just is not worth the personal devaluation that occurs.  What I can do is objectively observe that Rush Limbaugh is toxic to all that is good in America.  Rush Limbaugh has subverted the Republican message...a message that I have never agreed with...and turned that message into a message that is not only wrong, but he has turned it into a message of divisiveness and hate.

    I objectively observe that Rush Limbaugh is a purveyor of deceit, lies and hate.  I wish that it were otherwise, but I must wish for a major pox upon his house.

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win". Mohandas K. Ghandi

    by Randolph the red nosed reindeer on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 04:04:00 PM PDT

  •  Wait...Rush is a "political pundit" ? (1+ / 0-)
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    Why are GOP candidates so crazy? They're guaranteed 169 Electoral Votes no matter what. That's why.

    by Jank2112 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 04:11:17 PM PDT

  •  He continues to say last name FLUCK and not FLUKE (0+ / 0-)

    Even in yesterday's clip where he's trying to say that Obama is responsible for the Sandra Fluke controversy.  (Not Rush or Rep Darryl Issa)

    He's taking every opportunity he can to get something in at her.  

    Republicans: They hate us for our Freedom.

    by mikeconwell on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 04:17:20 PM PDT

  •  Quoth David Letterman (1+ / 0-)
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    "Ever wake up in the middle of the night and just think you're full of hot gas?"  Letterman pwns Limbaugh, c. 1993.  The coup de grace is at about 7:00 in.

    "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."

    by Theodoric of York Medieval Liberal on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 04:17:59 PM PDT

  •  They can't deny that "People Power" does work (2+ / 0-)
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    OWS and others have more than proven might take some time but voices are being heard and taken seriously for the 1st time in a long time :)

    Signed this petition and every other one I can find.....will keep on signing and keep them out in the social media til this ass-hole is gone !!!

    “And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

    by JMoore on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 04:20:04 PM PDT

  •  I like the Rush Limbaugh show (4+ / 0-)

    In the house that I live in we've had problems with raccoons getting into the attic and trying to nest.  Instead of using toxic chemicals or trying to trap and kill them, we use a radio with Limbaugh's talk show blaring.  The critters immediately went away and haven't been seen since.  

    I'm wondering if it might work on those stink bugs later this year.

  •  Unfair Remark (0+ / 0-)

    Let me slightly reword this sentence, and see how you feel about it:

    To top it all off, there are even rumors that [Obama is a Kenyan-born Muslim]. Who knows how the rumors got started, but it's certainly telling that they exist [ ... ]
    This was a cheap shot.  I mean, I'm richly enjoying feeding at the trough of Limbaugh schadenfreude, but could we please not rumor-monger like that?
  •  The FLUSH RUSH White House petition (2+ / 0-)

    as you probably know has passed the requisite 25K needed for receive attention. It's now at 26,061 and closes on Apr 3. :-D

    Please sign the White House petition to Flush Rush from AFN (Armed Forces Network).

    by OleHippieChick on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 05:52:49 PM PDT

  •  *_for receivea de attenzione._* (0+ / 0-)

    Please sign the White House petition to Flush Rush from AFN (Armed Forces Network).

    by OleHippieChick on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 05:54:31 PM PDT

  •  Wait. He's a free market capitalist. (1+ / 0-)
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    susan in sc

    Let the markets decide, the always cry.

    Kinda feels different when the people who buy stuff tell the sponsors they won't buy their stuff so long as they  buy ads on your show. Then Rush declaims it's not the free market at work, but a conspiracy against him.

    Rushy, that's precisely the free market at work.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 06:09:51 PM PDT

  •  3rd Station can't afford him, and WABC-NYC... (0+ / 0-)

    It turns out a station dropped him because it can't afford to carry the show... (h/t AmericaBlog)

    and this was an hour of WABC New York today. Guitar Center is possibly a new sponsor.

    cheerleaders need not apply.

    by kravitz on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 06:42:01 PM PDT

  •  This isn't hurting Rush, it may be making ... (0+ / 0-)

    him more money.

    The Glenn's, Rush"s Sean's of this world have personal sponsors who will always be there. The people who sell overpriced gold ain't gonna leave as long as the rubes continue to listen to wing-nut-radio.

    These people live on controversy, the more controversy the more listeners. Rush does not have enough money to buy what he's getting for free.

  •  The states that the pipeline passes through are .. (0+ / 0-)

    inhabited by people who want the pipeline, who think that government should keep their hands off of business and vote Republican.

    The disasters will be in their states. You reap what you sow.

  •  By the way, speaking of Radio and Ownership... (1+ / 0-)

    We've gone over the Clear Channel > Premiere > Cumulus loop several times regarding Rush and how the show ends up on air.

    Well, wouldn't you know...

    Radio station broadcasters want the FCC to loosen the strings even more than they are now!!!

    NAB Pushes for Greater Relaxation of Media Ownership Rules

    The association goes on to say that the rules limit broadcasters' ability to respond to market forces, as cable, satellite and Internet-based media outlets proliferate and compete for audiences and advertising revenues without comparable restrictions. As a result of the market imbalance created by the rules, many broadcast stations struggle to maintain their economic vibrancy and a strong presence in local communities. The NAB says relaxation or repeal of the current broadcast ownership rules will promote the FCC's goals of competition, diversity and localism.

    cheerleaders need not apply.

    by kravitz on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 08:05:54 PM PDT

  •  please get involved. (0+ / 0-)

    Please get involved, contact local sponsors, send a message to lifelock, sign the whitehouse petition - we need people to get and stay engaged in this movement to change the rhetoric in national politics!!

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