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May 5, 2013

So … that Rush Limbaugh ad boycott seems to have landed a body blow.

  • then Last year, Rush Limbaugh started publicly attacking then-Georgetown grad student Sandra Fluke on his radio show, due to her stances on contraception in relation to the Affordable Care Act. He lost a lot of support among Republicans and began losing advertisers left and right, though things eventually slowed down.
  • now A year after the incident, Rush Limbaugh’s program could end up leaving Cumulus Media and affiliating with another radio company. Stations owned by Cumulus reportedly lost millions as a result of the advertiser boycotts, and after Limbaugh’s contract expires in 2013, they could lose the top-rated talk show on radio … along with his wonderful ads, which even Rush has resorted to complaining about on-air. source
21:15 // 1 year ago
October 6, 2012
O’Reilly’s message to Sandra Fluke, who says he left two tickets “and a month’s supply of birth control” for the Georgetown Law student. (The event is at nearby GWU.)

O’Reilly’s message to Sandra Fluke, who says he left two tickets “and a month’s supply of birth control” for the Georgetown Law student. (The event is at nearby GWU.)

20:08 // 2 years ago
March 29, 2012
The activist campaign against Rush Limbaugh is starting to lose steam, The Washington Post reports. A month after Limbaugh’s comments on Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke put the talk-radio icon on notice, the longtime figure is even starting to get some of his advertisers back. “I think certainly the pressure has been reduced,” noted Angelo Carusone, who has led an anti-Rush campaign for Media Matters for America. “To a certain extent, that’s okay and acceptable … Obviously, the intensity is gone, but the engagement remains high.” Do you think Rush will eventually shake off the controversy? Or will he go the way of Glenn Beck, who never really recovered from his advertiser exodus?

The activist campaign against Rush Limbaugh is starting to lose steam, The Washington Post reports. A month after Limbaugh’s comments on Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke put the talk-radio icon on notice, the longtime figure is even starting to get some of his advertisers back. “I think certainly the pressure has been reduced,” noted Angelo Carusone, who has led an anti-Rush campaign for Media Matters for America. “To a certain extent, that’s okay and acceptable … Obviously, the intensity is gone, but the engagement remains high.” Do you think Rush will eventually shake off the controversy? Or will he go the way of Glenn Beck, who never really recovered from his advertiser exodus?

10:56 // 2 years ago
March 9, 2012
University of Rochester students protest professor who backed Limbaugh
A new manifestation of the Sandra Fluke case: Thirty students created a wall between professor Steven Landsburg and his class, after Landsburg voiced support for Rush Limbaugh’s insulting descriptions of Georgetown student Sandra Fluke. In a statement released to staff and students, University president Joel Seligman was also quick to condemn the professor’s comments, saying, “we are here to educate, to nurture, to inspire, not to engage in character assassination.” (photo by Jesse Partrick) source
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A new manifestation of the Sandra Fluke case: Thirty students created a wall between professor Steven Landsburg and his class, after Landsburg voiced support for Rush Limbaugh’s insulting descriptions of Georgetown student Sandra Fluke. In a statement released to staff and students, University president Joel Seligman was also quick to condemn the professor’s comments, saying, “we are here to educate, to nurture, to inspire, not to engage in character assassination.” (photo by Jesse Partrick) source

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23:13 // 2 years ago
March 5, 2012

KFBK: Rush Limbaugh responds to Sandra Fluke controversy

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Rush Limbaugh spends nearly 30 minutes responding to controversy over his comments made toward activist Sandra Fluke, calling out the Obama administration and his former advertisers in the process. [KFBK]

In case you needed something to do for half an hour.

13:21 // 2 years ago
10:44 // 2 years ago

Three analytical takes on Rush Limbaugh’s current controversy

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10:36 // 2 years ago
March 4, 2012
The lie was that somehow she was asking that taxpayers pay for contraception. The policy is that in basic insurance policies, contraception — contraceptive services, birth control, should be included. … Even in his sort of quasi-apology last night, Mr. Limbaugh continued that falsehood, and it needs to be challenged.
Obama adviser David Axelrod • Not accepting Rush Limbaugh’s apology to Sandra Fluke and pointing out that the apology continued to sell what Axelrod described as a falsehood. Rush would probably respond back to this by saying the government should have no role in funding “basic insurance policies.” But really, does this argument have to keep going?
11:10 // 2 years ago
March 3, 2012
21:18 // 2 years ago
Limbaugh is a professional speaker; he’s made millions of dollars by choosing words and saying them aloud. But now he wants us to believe that he chose these words improperly. For days. A momentary lapse of judgment? Sure. That’s possible. But to use the same words (that were chosen specifically to insult and degrade) over and over and over again … that’s not called choosing the wrong words. It’s pretty clear that he chose his words and he stuck to them for as long as he could, right up until it started to cost him money.
Ari Kohen's not exactly a fan of the Rush apology.

(Source: matthewkeys)

20:55 // 2 years ago