The man is desperate and pathetic. Rush Limbaugh now has a posse of media to help him 'expose' StopRush and bring down his protestors. Articles are coming out weekly, sometimes daily in an overt right-wing media blitz, and I'm not sure to whom they are aimed. Not many people pay attention or listen to Limbaugh anymore. I used to post some of his hateful and ridiculous commentary, but have pretty much stopped. No one cares
. The public now expects shock and lies from Limbaugh and would rather do something more constructive instead of reading one more asinine thing he has to say for attention. They just want him off our public radio airways. On the other hand, when I post bad news about Limbaugh's career, the public seems to love it, evidenced by thousands of Facebook likes/shares
and page views. And so, the protest continues, and grows, until Limbaugh is gone.
Here are two right-wing links including excerpts from an article about the dangers of of StopRush, and the hundreds of thousands of protestors. Not sure how I missed this first one dated September 25th in CNSNewps.com (The Right News. Right Now.) This article mentions Daily Kos twice:
In a statement released on Wednesday, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said, “It's time to expose the 'Stop Rush' campaign for what it is: yet another shameless attack on the First Amendment by left-wing enemies of free speech. 'Stop Rush' is a total sham launched by ultra-liberal extremists at media organizations Media Matters and Daily Kos. Their scheme is nothing more than a pathetic Potemkin village of lies and social media fraud perpetrated by a small handful of hacks trying to intimidate small business owners who advertise on conservative radio.”
"The ultra-left's hatred of conservative media and conservative voices is so extreme that they're willing to put mom and pop shops across America out of business to silence them,” said Bozell. “Hate is the only word to describe what they're doing.”
He continued, "Like Lois Lerner at the IRS, I'm sure Media Matters and Daily Kos believe that the pain and misery they're inflicting on innocent Americans with their war on free speech is justified, but intimidating small business owners with threats and lies is indefensible.”
Let's see. I'll pick out two jewels:
"…Another shameless attack on the First Amendment by left-wing enemies of free speech."
I know, because the so-called 'left-wing enemies' are such nonbelievers of the First Amendment, they are contacting advertisers, petitioning, and protesting using their own right to free speech.
“Hate is the only word to describe what they're doing.”
Yes, because Rush Limbaugh is so full of love, only 'haters' would like to see his odious spew sessions off public radio.
And then there is the article of condemnation, on October 7th, in Breibert.com:
“Stop Rush is built on lies,” said Brian Glicklich, spokesman for the Rush Limbaugh Show. “They lie about Rush's words, and they lie to hide their own depravity. This very small band of extremists are not customers, but only cyber bullies determined to project their own emotional disturbance on the millions who choose to listen to Rush Limbaugh each week, and the advertisers who wish to speak with them. It's time that the leaders of Stop Rush are held accountable for their own words.”
Why advertisers would take seriously the complaints of those whose own writings are exponentially worse than anything Rush Limbaugh has ever said is beyond reason. But then again, so is Stop Rush.
Oh, there is so much here. What can I say? How about I start with the word:
3. the unconscious transfer of one's own desires or emotions to another person: we protect the self by a number of defense mechanisms, including repression and projection.
(Also known as: Liars who call other people liars, so not to look like liars.)
Clearly, Limbaugh is scared. At the beginning of the boycott in 2012, Limbaugh said losing sponsors was like losing a few french fries.
Now, with over 3,000 less sponsors, Limbaugh is a walking unHappy Meal.
Clearly, Limbaugh is trying to silence StopRush volunteers, protestors, and boycotters with bullying and scare tactics. Good luck with that. There are hundreds of thousands who have signed petitions, joined groups, and boycotted the products/services of his sponsors. Rush Limbaugh tried to silence Sandra Fluke by going after the unknown Georgetown law student, when she was advocating for insurance-paid birth control. Fluke is now running for the California state senate. He helped put her on the map. Who knows - she may one day become president. As for StopRush, he put them on the map by his mere existence. He's only making the movement more well known to the country, thus inspiring more folks to join.
And clearly, the only reason Rush Limbaugh is still on the radio must be because the Koch/Tea Party's Heritage Foundation and FreedomWorks are still funding him. Limbaugh continues to lose revenue, and he's a sack of bad juju for any sponsor these days, as well as radio stations/networks. Since most of us know the Kochs have unlimited financial sources, they keep Limbaugh on air, so he can lie for them. But again, if no one is listening, the Koch Group is losing money too.
We love it, and have eagerly awaited what is finally happening. And it's all due to concerned consumers and citizens. To find out more about the Limbaugh protest, you can join hundreds of thousands of people who are protesting Rush Limbaugh's racism, homophobia, misogyny and bigotry. The folks at StopRush, FlushRush and BoycottRush work hard to make it easy for anyone to join this incredibly effective protest:
Sign: Limbaugh Sponsor & iHeart/Clear Channel Petition
Visit/Like: BoycottRush Facebook Group
Join: The Fight To Flush Rush
Visit: StopRush.net for a list of Limbaugh Sponsors
Tweet: #FlushRush and #StopRush on Twitter
Thank You Daily Kos Diarist, Richard Myers
. Rest In Peace. We Will Finish This.
Reference Diary (for information in addition to the links within the diary):
Rush Limbaugh Must Be Terrified - He Is Now Releasing False Info On StopRush