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Radio campaign next step against Rush Limbaugh
Yahoo via AP ^ | 22 Mar 2012 | DAVID BAUDER

Posted on 03/22/2012 7:29:39 AM PDT by shove_it

NEW YORK (AP) — Rush Limbaugh's opponents are starting a radio campaign against him Thursday, seizing upon the radio star's attack of a Georgetown law student as a "slut" to make a long-term effort aimed at weakening his business.

The liberal Media Matters for America is using a past campaign against Glenn Beck as a template. In Limbaugh, however, they're going after bigger game. He's already fighting back and the group's stance has provoked concerns that an effort to silence someone for objectionable talk is in itself objectionable.

Media Matters is spending at least $100,000 for two advertisements that will run in eight cities.

The ads use Limbaugh's own words about student Sandra Fluke, who testified at a congressional hearing that contraception should be paid for in health plans. Limbaugh, on his radio programs, suggested Fluke wanted to be paid to have sex, which made her a "slut" and a "prostitute." In return for the money, he said Fluke should post videos of herself having sex. Under sharp criticism, Limbaugh later apologized.

In one of the anti-Limbaugh ads, listeners are urged to call the local station that carries Limbaugh to say "we don't talk to women like that" in our city.

Ad time was purchased in Boston; Chicago; Detroit; Seattle; Milwaukee; St. Louis; Macon, Ga.; and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The cities were selected to support active local campaigns against Limbaugh or because of perceptions Limbaugh may be vulnerable in that market, said Angelo Carusone of Media Matters.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia; US: Illinois; US: Iowa; US: Massachusetts; US: Michigan; US: Missouri; US: Washington; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: antilimbaugh; antirush; mediamatters; rushlimbaugh; rushsponsors
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Lotsa luck MM.
1 posted on 03/22/2012 7:29:45 AM PDT by shove_it
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David Brock

2 posted on 03/22/2012 7:32:29 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: shove_it
Maybe someone should run some ads on how obama took "payola" from Bill Maher to conveniently overlook his calling several conservative women names much more vile than "slut".

FLUKE NEXT, FLUKE NUMBER PLEASE
3 posted on 03/22/2012 7:33:41 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: shove_it
..."we don't talk to women like that" in our city.

Except for rappers whose music is played on their radio in their city 9000 times a day for all the kiddies to hear.

4 posted on 03/22/2012 7:34:43 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke)
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To: shove_it
In one of the anti-Limbaugh ads, listeners are urged to call the local station that carries Limbaugh to say "we don't talk to women like that" in our city.

I guess they've never been to the part of the city where the black youth hang out...

5 posted on 03/22/2012 7:34:58 AM PDT by apillar
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To: shove_it

Dumb....just dumb. This will go nowhere.


6 posted on 03/22/2012 7:36:03 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: shove_it
"we don't talk to women like that" in our city.

Nope. We call them "c*nt" or "t*at" or "b*tch" here in our city, Detroit (or Chicago or New York).

7 posted on 03/22/2012 7:36:35 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: shove_it

How is a 501(c)(3) allowed to engage in such politically based activities? .....I know, stupid question.


8 posted on 03/22/2012 7:37:05 AM PDT by Corporate Law
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To: shove_it

WOW! A $100K campaign against Limbaugh! I’m sure Rush is TERRIFIED of Brock and all his other fag friends.


9 posted on 03/22/2012 7:37:11 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: shove_it
"we don't talk to women like that" in our city.

But your city is filled with women like that. Oh well, some one else will always be willing to talk to women like that.

10 posted on 03/22/2012 7:37:44 AM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: shove_it

Dear Media Matters, Didn’t your mommy ever tell you to never bring a knife to a gun fight?


11 posted on 03/22/2012 7:38:52 AM PDT by taillightchaser (Third party=four more years of marxism)
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To: eCSMaster

Angelo Carusone

12 posted on 03/22/2012 7:39:07 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: Corporate Law
How is a 501(c)(3) allowed to engage in such politically based activities?

George Soros. That's how.

13 posted on 03/22/2012 7:40:52 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: shove_it

“using a past campaign against Glenn Beck as a template”.

Yeah, because that campaign was such a huge success. Wait...Glenn is still on the radio. Never mind.


14 posted on 03/22/2012 7:43:24 AM PDT by texaschick
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To: eCSMaster

...yet another ‘student’ from the cesspit known as Madison, Wisconsin...


15 posted on 03/22/2012 7:43:26 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: shove_it

Brock and his Gayboys in Brokeback Boycott.


16 posted on 03/22/2012 7:43:37 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: shove_it

It is hilarious how libs are so afraid of Rush. They are all about freedom of this or that yet freedom to listen to Rush is anathema to them. What a bunch of nut jobs! They think we conservatives are off the reservation anyway so what do they care if we listed to him? Is it because they are afraid that one of there own might happen to tune him in one day?


17 posted on 03/22/2012 7:44:09 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: shove_it

The earthworm of Media Matters would like to engage the elephant of Rush Limbaugh in a fight?

Wellllll... OK!! Cool!


18 posted on 03/22/2012 7:46:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: SumProVita

This will go nowhere indeed. One thing about the radio, you can always change the station. I suggest that they exercise that right and leave the rest of us the hell alone.


19 posted on 03/22/2012 7:46:27 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: shove_it

Media Matters has overstepped once again and the backlash is coming. If they think that Rush and his listeners will just ‘roll over’, then they’ve miscalculated BIG TIME.


20 posted on 03/22/2012 7:46:35 AM PDT by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: New Jersey Realist

What I see when Obamabots comment or respond to a comment, is that they are ORDERED not to watch any conservative network or listen to any conservative talk show.

Like good obamabots, they obey orders.


21 posted on 03/22/2012 7:49:44 AM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: shove_it

“who testified at a fake congressional hearing”

Fixed it.


22 posted on 03/22/2012 7:49:51 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: eCSMaster

That photo of Brock looks like it was taken in WWII Germany...part of the SS. Is that the look he’s is going for?


23 posted on 03/22/2012 7:50:46 AM PDT by madison10
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To: shove_it

http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/limits-political-campaigning-501c3-nonprofits-29982.html

I thought non profits could not be political.


24 posted on 03/22/2012 7:56:57 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: shove_it

We should have our own campaign to overwhelm the IRS with demands that they finally investigate MMFA for all of their 501(c)(3) violations over the past years...


25 posted on 03/22/2012 8:03:06 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: shove_it

this is a good waste of money. Like the Walker recall effort. Let the communists spend all their powder on losing efforts like this, I encourage it.


26 posted on 03/22/2012 8:16:32 AM PDT by crusader71
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To: shove_it

Instead of just running commercials, if they really want to knock Rush off the air, here’s what they should do: Start their own liberal talk radio network to compete head-to-head with Rush. They can buy up low-powered AM radio stations around the country, hire hosts like Randi Rhodes, call it “Air America”, and then......oh, wait.....nevermind!


27 posted on 03/22/2012 8:17:41 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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I’m waiting for “Rappers Against Rush”.


28 posted on 03/22/2012 8:20:20 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: New Jersey Realist

I’ll be tuning in to the EIB Network today to hear El Rushbo’s response to this “next step” against him.

hehehe


29 posted on 03/22/2012 8:30:28 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: shove_it

Liberals have tried radio many times...no one listens to them.


30 posted on 03/22/2012 8:31:17 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: shove_it

So there giving $100,000 to radio stations that play Rush in order that people will ask the stations to cancel the show?

I would keep telling media matters if they only spent a little bet more it may happen. Then if they cancel rush, the money stops coming in?

A fool and his money . . .


31 posted on 03/22/2012 8:32:21 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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These people are blind to their own hypocrisy. They’ve enjoyed a double standard for so long against spineless republicans that they’ve no idea of the hornets nest they will stir. I almost feel sorry for them.......NAW.


32 posted on 03/22/2012 8:32:57 AM PDT by navymom1
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These people are blind to their own hypocrisy. They’ve enjoyed a double standard for so long against spineless republicans that they’ve no idea of the hornets nest they will stir. I almost feel sorry for them.......NAW.


33 posted on 03/22/2012 8:33:17 AM PDT by navymom1
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Macon Ga.?
This must be part of obama’s stimulus package.
Hahahaha. I think they are terrified of what
is going to happen in November and it’s making
them misjudge their actions.

Rush is like Sarah Palin, the more attacked the
more they are beloved by the public.


34 posted on 03/22/2012 8:41:02 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Rush makes over 4 million a month.100 grand spent against him? I laugh!


35 posted on 03/22/2012 8:43:45 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: shove_it; IMissPresidentReagan

ping


36 posted on 03/22/2012 8:48:13 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: navymom1

Actually, they DO recognize the hypocrisy and the double-standard. They revel in it because it benefits them and moves the cause forward.


37 posted on 03/22/2012 8:50:11 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: shove_it
"In one of the anti-Limbaugh ads, listeners are urged to call the local station that carries Limbaugh to say "we don't talk to women like that" in our city."

ROTFL! They're right about that; they use MUCH worse language!

38 posted on 03/22/2012 8:54:58 AM PDT by SuziQ
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“Dumb....just dumb. This will go nowhere.”

Agree completely, but it isn’t completely worthless.

Call it a tax-free stimulus. The stations will make money, and Limbaugh’s market share is going to go up, so I’d do everything I could to encourage them to waste, er, spend more on such a promising campaign against the current Leader of the Free World right now.


39 posted on 03/22/2012 8:55:09 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: shove_it

I contacted my local radio station that carries Rush and let them know I listen and appreciate them hosting the shows they do. I’ve also been trying to patronize the advertisers of the station, let them know that I’ve heard the slots on Rush’s show and appreciate the continued support.

This may be a small gesture, but I don’t think I can keep silent regarding these attacks on our freedoms. It’s time for all of us to stand up and shout a collective STOP to this mess.


40 posted on 03/22/2012 9:07:03 AM PDT by myrabach
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To: shove_it

If they want to get the most for their advertising buck they should advertise on Rush’s show.


41 posted on 03/22/2012 9:20:49 AM PDT by Cheburashka (It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
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To: madison10
 
If the shoe fits....
 
 
 
Since he likes to act like a schweinhund he may as well look the part
 
 

42 posted on 03/22/2012 9:32:13 AM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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“for all the kiddies to hear”

That’s the supreme tragedy.


43 posted on 03/22/2012 9:37:42 AM PDT by cymbeline
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It was a bleeping joke!!

She was asking the taxpayers for $3000 for sex! He made a bleeping joke!!

It has nothing to do with how rush treats women!!! Here is how he treats women: all his exwives are happy and quiet. He bought Elton John for a night for his bride’s entertainment at $1 million. He gives millions to the charity for the children of fallen heroes - half of those children are female.

Ugly bill maher called Sarah Palin the C word, and he wasn’t joking! How does he treat his women? According to public record, he abuses them verbally and beats them up. Go after maher.


44 posted on 03/22/2012 9:43:53 AM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - he's our only hope for change at this point)
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To: SumProVita

they’re just asking for Limbaugh to buy ad time to replay the Bill Maher Festival of Misogyny.


45 posted on 03/22/2012 9:47:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: lapsus calami

Why thank you! I was hoping for a skilled person to re-clothe Brock.


46 posted on 03/22/2012 9:49:49 AM PDT by madison10
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To: shove_it
MSM: "OK everybody look over here see how bad Rush is he is terrible for calling someone a slut...."

MSM: "What was that sir? Why aren't we the Main Stream Media reporting on the Higher Gas Prices and how President Obama is manipulating things to keep them that Way?"

MSM: "Because Sir, that is not important right now so look over here and listen to what I am telling you. Rush is Bad this is the most important news right now..."

MSM: "Sir, Listen to us very closely... The High Gas price issue is not important [waggles fingers] These are not the Droids you are looking for..."

47 posted on 03/22/2012 9:54:44 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: eCSMaster
Kind of looks like a lesbian, doesn't he?

http://menwholooklikeoldlesbians.blogspot.com/

48 posted on 03/22/2012 9:57:47 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: shove_it

Of course, get Rush off the radio. The truth is they want all conservatives off the media. Back to the days when the alphabet networks dispensed all you needed to know. But it wouldn’t end there. Look for libs to seek more thought (and speech) control legislation to bar anyone, including average citizens, from “hate” words i.e. words that don’t reflect favorably on radical leftism. American libs look fondly at Europe where people can be tossed in the clink for criticizing radical Islam. Think it can’t happen here?


49 posted on 03/22/2012 10:19:36 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: shove_it

Ever been to liberal sites such as Huffington Post or Democratic Underground?

At Huffington Post they use a panel of anonymous screeners to review every post prior to its being allowed to be shown.

It takes them 45 minutes to review.

At Du you can sign up but not post any thread until they get to know you and approve of your philosophy.

That’s how the world would be under the Socialism round 2. just as they ran Germany in 1939.


50 posted on 03/22/2012 12:14:25 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Obama proved in Texas- that health care ,like all fed programs, is a political compliance weapon.)
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