Monday, March 12, 2012

Rush Limbaugh,The Pied Piper of Dittoland

Rush Limbaugh,The Pied Piper of Dittoland

MSNBC’s Strategist, Steve Schmidt, is the only Republican to speak the truth about Rush Limbaugh's vicious attack upon the young female Georgetown University student, Sandra Fluke whose testimony (her opinion) on why Insurance Companies should pay for birth control, giving several references on other students who needed this type of medication for health concerns other than birth control. Because of this she was maniacally attacked by the professional bully Rush Limbaugh, which went on for 3 days on his daily radio broadcast that goes out to his Dittohead listeners... Limbaugh is losing advertisers but still remains on the air to annihilate anyone and everyone who dares to speak out against injustice, if it happens to go against his far rightwing opinions. Please watch the youtube video that shows there is one brave and truthful Republican out there in Rightwing land that is unafraid of Limbaugh and has spoken out against this bully. thinkingblue

The Pied Piper himself, Rush Limbaugh, dismissed reports of dozens of advertisers pulling their commercials from his show, telling listeners, “Everything is fine on the business side. Everything’s cool. There is not a thing to worry about.”

Limbaugh, citing claims he had lost {over} 28 sponsors, said that is “out of 18,000. That’s like losing a couple of french fries in the container when it’s delivered to you in the drive thru. You don’t even notice it.”

Read more:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73734.html#ixzz1otttg7Wp

Hey Rush, the French Fries are still falling...

Talk Radio Losing Advertisers In Wake Of Limbaugh Scandal

The overwhelming exodus of advertisers from Rush Limbaugh's show has big-name companies rethinking their relationship with talk radio.

According to a memo published by the industry website Radio-Info.com, at least 98 advertisers -- including big names like Ford, GM and McDonald's -- have indicated they want to avoid "environments likely to stir negative sentiments."
Here's an excerpt of the memo, as published on Radio-Info.com:
"To all Traffic Managers: The information below applies to your Premiere Radio Networks commercial inventory. More than 350 different advertisers sponsor the programs and services provided to your station on a barter basis. Like advertisers that purchase commercials on your radio station from your sales staff, our sponsors communicate specific rotations, daypart preferences and advertising environments they prefer…

They’ve specifically asked that you schedule their commercials in dayparts or programs free of content that you know are deemed to be offensive or controversial (for example, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Leykis, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity). Those are defined as environments likely to stir negative sentiment from a very small percentage of the listening public."

Sponsors began abandoning Limbaugh's show en masse after he made offensive comments about Sandra Fluke, calling the law student a slut for her testimony in support of President Barack Obama's birth control mandate, and suggesting she should make sex tapes if she wants birth control covered by insurance.

By last count, at least 50 sponsors had pulled their support from Limbaugh's show, including AOL, The Huffington Post's parent company.

On Thursday, Limbaugh's program was practically devoid of paid advertisements, according to reports. Of the 86 spots that aired, 77 were "free public service announcements donated by the Ad Council." Seven ads were from companies "in the process of pulling their spots."

Media Matters is tracking the companies still advertising on Limbaugh's show.

After intense backlash, the radio host offered a rare apology for his comments, saying he was "sincerely" sorry about his "insulting" characterization of Fluke.

His apology was rejected by Fluke.

"I don't think that a statement like this, issued saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything," Fluke said during an appearance on ABC's "The View." "Especially when that statement is issued when he's under significant pressure from his sponsors, who have begun to pull support from his show."

Fluke, who received a supportive phone call from President Obama, has retained a calm demeanor while being thrust into the national spotlight as the face of the contraception coverage debate.

Many in the Republican Party are still trying to overturn the mandate, which requires insurance companies to cover birth control at no cost to the consumer. After the Blunt amendment -- which would have overridden the contraception coverage rule -- was defeated in the Senate, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) promised to continue the fight in the House.

On International Women's Day, all 12 Democratic women senators sent a letter to Boehner, asking him to abandon those plans, saying the legislation would "turn the clock back on women's access to health care." READ MORE:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/10/talk-radio-losing-advertisers_n_1336634.html

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