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Limbaugh’s Week Didn’t Start Well, But Ours Did! Join the Growing Effort!

April 11, 2012 3 comments

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I love it when a plan comes together … as it were.

I leave my “post” for a couple of days and come back to an even better world!  As we have all said in the beginning, this movement to clean up the rhetoric of our national conversation won’t happen over night. Consider that Premiere and Clear Channel were all excited a couple weeks ago, touting in press releases that the Rush Limbaugh boycott failed and “He” would go on for ever.  This was all reinforced by lazy journalists who simply regurgitated those press releases into articles sprinkled with an interview given by the PR people who created them calling it news.  Read more…

Boycott/Contact these Sponsors Heard on iHeart Radio Talk 1200 Boston

List of advertisers from iHeart Radio accessed from Talk 1200 Boston. Read more…

Contact/Boycott These Sponsors from Radio 640 KFI Los Angelos

 

Advertisers on Radio 640 KFI in Los Angeles  the week of  3/26 (thanks to a poster from a this facebook page for this detailed list!)

Contact UVM’s Administration and Athletic Department – Drop Association w/Rush!

“What does it say about the college coed Susan [sic] Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex.”
– Rush Limbaugh, The Rush Limbaugh Show from February 28 segment titled “Butt Sisters are Safe from Newt and Rick.”

UNIVERSITY of Vermont – If you are one of the millions of parents or students look at colleges or already making monthly payments to pay for a college education, how would you feel if you learned your money is being spent to allow a Limbaugh station to call itself the voice of that college’s sports teams?

So much for the progressive reputation Vermonters always seemed so proud to wear. See story here and comment, please.  In response to the calls from local residents and students for the college to disassociate itself from Rush Radio, the university’s chancellor made a move that he felt was a Read more…

What ABOUT the FCC? They Childproof TV, Why Not Publicly Accessible Radio?

There has been a lot of talk about the fact that our friend Mr. Limbaugh seems to have crossed the line that one would assume is drawn by the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) parameters. While some argue it would violate Limbaugh’s first amendment rights, he is not protected by the first amendment because his programming is available on public airways is aired during time when children may access it.

The lines of decency are set for a reason and despite challenges by Supreme Court, the authority remains in the hands of the FCC. There have been calls to file complaints against Mr. Limbaugh. That is a good idea and we should all do that.  But I suggest that you Read more…

How does Rush Make his Money?

UPDATE: here is a comprehensive list of local sponsors    If you are comfortable with Googledocs spreadsheets this is the resource

What can we do to be sure to get rid of Rush for GOOD? The consensus from the experts on the advertisers 2 week vacation is that they all hope we have a short attention span and by keeping these sponsors out of the spotlight for two weeks we will forget about it and leave them alone. Will we?

How does Limbaugh make his money? Is it more important to boycott national sponsors or local sponsors? Should we be making contact with the stations themselves? So far the answer is all of the above.

What does Premiere pay Limbaugh for and do they, in turn, make their money? Do they get income from affiliates? Do they just make money on national advertisers? Do local advertisers pay Premiere or local stations?  Tonight we watched three reports of Limbaugh’s “2 week national sponsor vacation” and heard three different takes on what this means and how Limbaugh’s show makes him 50 million a year… so lets get to the bottom of this.

There are hints here in Rush’s own words  in a statement he made last week (below.) He explained to his audience how it works, or how he’d like them to think it works. We still beleive the key to taking him off the air for good it tell local advertisers to stop advertising on local stations – over all, not just rush’s show! Tell sponsors that as long as they support Limbaugh’s affiliates wo choose to play his show, you won’t be purchasing their products or services. KEEP THE PRESSURE ON DURING THIS 2 WEEK “VACATION” – lets not stop this, lets ratchet it up.
Rush’s own words take from his own website: Read more…

Limbaugh and Sleep Train part for good

Please support this business! Even thought they had second thoughts, they will be hit hard by his fans!

From the Washington Post – read full article here

Just how long could Sleep Train manage to hold on without good buddy Rush Limbaugh? Barely a week.

In an aback-taking twist to the media story of the week, Rush Limbaugh has reportedly rejected overtures by Sleep Train, a West coast mattress chain, to get back on Read more…

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