Looks as though the self-proclaimed 'Mayor Of Real-zville' is more like the Pundit Of Poopy Town. The truth-seekers and truth-spillers, Politifact, rated 27 statements
by Republican radio talk show host, Rush Limbaugh. The king of Hate Radio got zip, zero, nadda, in the full truth department:
Mostly True: 7%
Half True: 11%
Mostly False: 25%
Pants on Fire: 25%
I concur. While in Facebook's Join The Fight To Flush Rush
, I monitored the Rush Limbaugh Show for three months, five days a week, three hours a day. Let's just say I took a few
for the team. The man was so full of shit, I had to disinfect my radio after each show. As I continue protesting Limbaugh, I still run across trolls and Dittoheads who say,
"If you listened to Rush's show, you wouldn't do what you're doing."
Oh, but I would - and I did. And it was the toughest activism I have experienced thus far. I would try to keep the radio volume down as low as I could, trying desperately not hear his snorts, gurgles and spews, but I'd have to have it loud enough to catch the commercial breaks (so I could quickly write down the sponsor's name, the date, the time, and the station ID.) Then his voice would return. I tell ya, I had to stop. My heart would start pumping erratically, and I would stay angry for hours after. I knew if I didn't stop monitoring his shows, I'd soon be buying the farm. So I put my energies into writing about the Limbaugh protest and other aspects of the protest.
I've never heard anyone spout so much continuous misinformation and propaganda. And he does it in such an insidious way, he does. He starts his statements with:
You know folks, last night I heard… blah, blah, LIE.
I'm not sure if this is true but…blah, blah, LIE.
A source told me…lie, lie, LIE.
The list goes on, and I could almost deal with the lies. I mean, I do believe in free speech. The reason I'm still involved in the protest today, is because the bulk of Limbaugh's lies,
provoke the hatred of blacks, LGBT, women, minorities, the differently-abled, the homeless… even poor children
. He's a stain on our media. He's a stain on America.
That said, this boycott is much bigger than 'the Limbaugh.' This is about sending a message to large corporations -
When you support hate mongers, you lose customers.
There's too much competition out there. Why risk alienating 50% or more of your customers? Seems silly. Thousands of sponsors have listened and have pulled ads, and one day Limbaugh will get the final boot from public radio. Oh sure, he'll say it was his decision. And we'll let him and his dittoheads believe that. But the hundreds of thousands who protested him, and the sponsors who left him will know the truth - a word and meaning that's very foreign to Rush Limbaugh.
To join the Limbaugh protest:
Sign: Limbaugh Sponsor & Clear Channel Petition
Visit/Like: BoycottRush Facebook Group
Join: The Fight To Flush Rush
Visit: StopRush.net for an extensive list of Limbaugh Sponsors
Twitter: #FlushRush and #StopRush
*10 Rush Limbaugh Sponsors To Boycott (And One Honorable Mention)
*Fading Rush Limbaugh Loses 4 Radio Stations In Three Weeks - Protest Movement Closing In
*Rush Limbaugh In Ruins - Bad News Coming From Every Direction (Including The Right)
Rest in peace, Kossack Richard Myers. We will finish this.