One of the ladies I'm working with on the Eugene, OR version of Operation Flush Rush showed me a letter to the editor in today's edition of the Register Guard. It is so quintessentially dittohead that I had to share it with you. The tone reminds me of the snark LTE I sent them last week, except this guy is even more over the top while being serious.
Advertisers abandoned customersAnd my response:
Our idiot lib media are gleefully announcing that advertisers are leaving Rush Limbaugh’s radio show. How dumb are our moron liberals?
Imagine offending more than 30 million potential customers — Rush listeners. When they walk out on Limbaugh under pressure from our brain-dead left, they are walking out on a whole bunch of customers.
When the spineless advertisers come crawling back to Limbaugh, as they will, I hope he tells them to crawl back to that cesspool of ignorance, intolerance, dishonesty and racism that makes up our idiot left
What if it were your daughter?
Suppose your daughter felt strongly about an issue, so strongly that she testified before Congress on that issue. I bet you'd be pretty proud of her, even if you disagreed with her position, you'd be proud of her standing up for herself and speaking out. Now suppose that as her price for speaking out she was dragged through the mud incessantly for three days by a right wing radio talker, called a slut and a prostitute, attacked in 52 separate instances. Suppose further that every single thing that this talker claimed she said was untrue, that he completely fabricated a false version of her testimony from whole cloth.
This is why Rush Limbaugh is losing advertisers. In my calls to advertisers on his show I have never mentioned the idea of a boycott. I simply ask if they are comfortable having their company's image associated with Mr. Limbaugh's hate speech. And make no mistake, that is exactly what this is, hate speech. The effects of this on our community are evident in Wednesday's letter from James T. Bryant. In a very short letter he uses the phrases, "idiot lib media," "moron liberals," "brain-dead left," and, " that cesspool of ignorance, intolerance, dishonesty and racism that makes up our idiot left."
This is the level of political discourse that Mr. Limbaugh's hate speech has created in our country. These are the kinds of attitudes towards those who disagree on policy that Mr. Limbaugh's approach to politics create. His opponents are not simply people who disagree, they're sluts and idiots and brain-dead, etc. How long will we continue to allow our airwaves to be polluted with this kind of hateful talk? Apparently some of his local advertisers would rather upset some of Rush's (far, far fewer than 30 million) listeners than continue supporting this kind of hatred. Good for them!
Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 12:11 PM PT: Thanks for all the great comments. I'm working on a deadline today and cannot take time now to respond, however I will go through the diary when I get home.