Rush Limbaugh: "What you think you saw last night didn't happen."
You people on the left are fooling yourselves, and I'm happy to see it. In fact, I'm very content to let you have your little pity parade. You go right ahead. You guys, you want to live in your bubble of delusion, you feel free. But what you think you saw last night didn't happen. And that is the bottom line.
—Rush Limbaugh: Barack is Back? Romney Lead Widens to Six (51-45) in Gallup Daily Tracking Poll, October 17, 2012
Here's a video detailing just how badly Rush Limbaugh has damaged conservative talk radio in the past eight months. In brief:
Approximately 70 percent of advertisers sponsoring Rush have not been informed that their ads have been moved into Limbaugh's show (to replace others who've left?), and ad revenues are down as much as 50 percent at many stations carrying Rush.
2:33 PM PT: UPDATE: 40 minutes ago, another company reported to Flush Rush that "We do not advertise on Limbaugh anymore." We get such notices every day.
Many of these companies are small; we generally don't publicize them by name to avoid a backlash from Limbaugh's ditto heads. (Some of the threats and whining have been pretty ugly!)
But the point is, we're winning! Just thought you'd like to know.
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