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Gag order: Liberal activists, unable to win the argument against Rush, try to silence him instead
The New York Post ^ | May 11, 2013 | Kyle Smith

Posted on 05/12/2013 5:52:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

“Decent folks who believe in tolerance and equality are no longer powerless against Limbaugh’s efforts to spread intolerance on the radio. StopRush is making a major impact by convincing advertisers on this show to withdraw their ads — and with your help we can do even more. Just a few e-mails, tweets or Facebook messages a week to Limbaugh’s advertisers can go a long way toward making hatred less profitable. It is our collective voice that makes us strong.” — DailyKos.com, promoting the “StopRush” campaign.

Absolutely right! If you believe in tolerance and equality, the thing you really need to do is . . . shut other people up.

It’s only decent. If you believe in diversity, eliminate anyone who doesn’t fit the mold, and if you think hate speech is bad, build a campaign of organized loathing.

Perfectly logical.

The Daily Kos website displays an American flag (sort of — it’s orangey, like the red and yellow flag of some international workers’ collective after it’s been put through the washing machine too many times). It’s a wonder that the flag doesn’t get up and slink off the screen in embarrassment.

Because this country has a long, proud history of freedom to piss people off.

The StopRush movement, started by an employee of the liberal group Media Matters, brags that it has been successful in driving advertisers away from “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” which for 25 years has delighted, infuriated, tickled and provoked its radio listeners by the millions.....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dailykos; mediamatters; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; rushlimbaugh; talkradio
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1 posted on 05/12/2013 5:52:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good Idea, you morooooons. Hey..... go ask Carbonite how that’s working out for them? ROFLMAO


2 posted on 05/12/2013 5:56:15 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Lefties are so dumb they think the universe is static and they are the center of it.

Rush has a waiting list of advertisers. Each show only has so many minutes to sell.

Any advertisers who leave will be replaced and the new advertisers will prosper and continue advertising.

3 posted on 05/12/2013 5:56:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Limbaugh spokesman Brian Glicklich says, “Every organization that has tried to debate liberalism vs. conservatism with Rush Limbaugh for 25 years has lost. They have come and gone, and he has not. He has broken their arguments down into their essential absurdities, hypocrisies, and flat out fictions.”

Lies is their tool. It the only thing they have.

4 posted on 05/12/2013 5:57:10 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals NEVER believed in tolerance or free speech.


5 posted on 05/12/2013 5:57:26 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They may have the advantage of having a ton of free time on their hands, but we have the majority of rational true Americans and with our might, we can use the internet in our advantage to choke the libs back to their roach infested nests.


6 posted on 05/12/2013 5:58:59 PM PDT by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t that the truth? To stop intolerance, be intolerant. I am not a Rush fan by any stretch of the imagination. But I do not want him silenced. I simply do not listen. Everyone has that same right. The answer is not to prevent those who do like him from having the opportunity to have access to his show. Spoiled brats!


7 posted on 05/12/2013 5:59:14 PM PDT by DallasSun
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Any advertisers who leave will be replaced

Sometimes by direct competitors: Carbonite by I-Drive, Pro Flowers by 1-800-FLOWERS, and so on. So not only does walking away hurt you, it may well boost your competition.

8 posted on 05/12/2013 5:59:25 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I approve of this tactic. Free people can choose how to spend their money (or in the case of liberals how to spend our money on their EBT cards). We also know how it works in the real world when advertisers go against traditional values. Carbonite dumped Rush and suffered. I'm skeptical that other businesses will try that soon.

The fact is that productive Americans are the ones with more disposable income, and we are more thoughtful on how we spend that money. If I was a Rush advertiser, I would make sure these people put me on their list - I could be the next Chik-fil-A. [Note: CFA's lines are still longer than before the freaks tried to boycott them, even with expanded staff.]

9 posted on 05/12/2013 5:59:43 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Free speech — to the left — has always meant shouting down opposing viewpoints.


10 posted on 05/12/2013 6:04:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

I don’t listen to ads by the takers anyway.


11 posted on 05/12/2013 6:05:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And yet Rush’s show seems to have more commercials than ever before. Go figure.


12 posted on 05/12/2013 6:08:10 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That little commie fag, Moulitsas, can’t stand the competition. In true commie fashion, that light in the loafers, piece of maggot **** needs to destroy rather than compete. Typical commie tactics.


13 posted on 05/12/2013 6:08:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’ve been trying to silence Rush for 25 years now.


14 posted on 05/12/2013 6:10:40 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rush was good back in the day, but he’s like being gummed by a toothless pitbull now. Michael Savage rips the left a new anal orafice with creative and insightful analysis daily, but they pretend he doesn’t exist. Rush is 10AM-1PM mountain standard time cubicle-friendly noise with lots of advertisements.


15 posted on 05/12/2013 6:17:53 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Media Matters...hmmmm. Isn’t Hitlary Clinton a proud supporter?


16 posted on 05/12/2013 6:20:32 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

“go ask Carbonite how that’s working out for them?”
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I was one who dropped Carbonite when they dumped Rush.
I now use ZipCloud. I do not know their politics and do not care, as long as they keep it to themselves.


17 posted on 05/12/2013 6:21:19 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
These people know all about hatred and intolerance!

They personify intolerance by demanding everyone not only agree with them that homosexuals are "normal," that homosexual union legalization will be called "marriage," and that anyone that disagrees with that must be stopped, whatever it takes!

18 posted on 05/12/2013 6:23:25 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: TBP
Liberals NEVER believed in tolerance or free speech.

Of course they do - just not for people who disagree with them.

19 posted on 05/12/2013 6:25:45 PM PDT by Bob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So THEY are going to show how TOLERANT they are by trying to shut Rush down?


20 posted on 05/12/2013 6:25:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Total canard.

Advertisers look for audience wherever they can.

Business isn’t about conscience. It’s about profit, revenue and market share. Anything that undermines that mission is irrelevant or an obstacle.

The liberal mindset doesn’t exist without 501.c status.


21 posted on 05/12/2013 6:29:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

We should start suing the leftist organizations. Force them to spend money to defend themselves.

Reagan bankrupted the soviets. He gave us the formula for beating back the left.


22 posted on 05/12/2013 6:39:33 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Badge of honor!

Leftists slways revert to silencing critics.
I was banned from a site. Every Conservative should expect censorship.


23 posted on 05/12/2013 6:52:11 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: BenLurkin

Liberal definition of free speech;

“Say or do anything you want in accordance with liberal positions with bravado and gusto while bravely having no fear of any consequential reactions or argument”

Conservative Definition of free speech;

“Say or do anything you want as long as it does not infringe on the rights or present personal danger to others. Suffer the consequences and reactions to your exercise of free speech.”

Freedom of speech must never be suppressed, except for criticism directed at minorities, non-Christian religions, homosexuals, communists, illegal aliens, and other constituencies of the Democrat party

There’s nothing in the least “fair” about the radicals approach to “free” speech.

A class claiming to be oppressed arrogates to itself rights that it has no intention of sharing, based on the lie that such rights were commonly denied it in the past and hence may be legitimately be denied by it to others.

One law for everybody has no place in this Balkanized little political delusion.

The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise tenuously held together by the preponderance of ignorance and the threat of violence.

Never underestimate the ability of a liberal to deny reality and attempt to change the rules to do so.


24 posted on 05/12/2013 6:53:19 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (The Government is actively preparing to go to War with a significant portion of its own Citizens.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends



Rush ROCKS!

Media Matters, Daily Kos.... LOSERS!

25 posted on 05/12/2013 6:53:32 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Paladin2; AlexW

what is it Rush always says before a break?????

We have to go to an obscene profit break, or something similar. I totally agree. Keep your snooty lefty comments to yourselves. If Rush has a sponsor, he always says he checks out their product worthiness.

I understand that Carbonite tried to get back on air and Rush said no thanks. Rush is right, you know. Amusing.


26 posted on 05/12/2013 6:55:54 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Absolutely right! If you believe in tolerance and equality, the thing you really need to do is . . . shut other people up. It’s only decent. If you believe in diversity, eliminate anyone who doesn’t fit the mold, and if you think hate speech is bad, build a campaign of organized loathing. Perfectly logical.

Modern liberals are a narrow minded bunch of bigots... Kyle Smith understands... Great post 2nd - thanks.

27 posted on 05/12/2013 6:56:31 PM PDT by GOPJ ( A gang rape by Eight isn't 'immigration reform'... Send the millions of illegals home.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
In true commie fashion, that light in the loafers, piece of maggot **** needs to destroy rather than compete.

Please don't take this personally, FlingWingFlyer, but the proper term is "maggot obama."

28 posted on 05/12/2013 7:02:23 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: SpaceBar

“Rush was good back in the day, but he’s like being gummed by a toothless pitbull now. Michael Savage rips the left a new anal orafice with creative and insightful analysis daily, but they pretend he doesn’t exist. Rush is 10AM-1PM mountain standard time cubicle-friendly noise with lots of advertisements.”
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Rush is right—the left ALWAYS lets you know who they fear. And they FEAR RUSH LIMBAUGH, big time. And guess what SpaceBar, they don’t tell you who they fear by a tactic where “they pretend he doesn’t exist”.

Wake Up!


29 posted on 05/12/2013 7:06:27 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Standing Wolf

I’m always open to corrections and I agree, you’re right.


30 posted on 05/12/2013 7:06:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Daily Kos is supported and is run by trash of no character and integrity—people who support child molesters and the right of rapists to fair trials and who support the killing of babies. May the Lord God drop judgment on them.


31 posted on 05/12/2013 7:08:50 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

Rush made over $360,000,000 in ad revenue. He is down about $6,000,000. That’s a pretty good haul, even being down 3%.


32 posted on 05/12/2013 7:12:46 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These libtards probably believe that “Two if by Tea” will cancel advertising on Rush if they just squeal a little.


33 posted on 05/12/2013 7:16:17 PM PDT by Mark (Obama is more confused than a hungry baby in a topless bar)
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To: VanShuyten

Now that’s no chump change, is it? Good on him.


34 posted on 05/12/2013 7:19:03 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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To: Mark

These libtards probably believe that “Two if by Tea” will cancel advertising on Rush if they just squeal a little.

Now that is DOUBLE funny. BTW.... it is EXCELLENT Tea. ElRushbo does have a good product there. I serve it to my friends, give it as gifts, too. It would be worth the $$$ to ship a case to a lefty and wait for their heads to explode.


35 posted on 05/12/2013 7:25:03 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ROTFL!! They’ve been trying to shut Rush down for almost 25 years, ever since his show began on national radio.


36 posted on 05/12/2013 7:25:25 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: onyx

I’m going to take a wild guess that the man in the photo is NOT a 747 captain;)


37 posted on 05/12/2013 7:48:25 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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LOLOLOL.


38 posted on 05/12/2013 7:49:13 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It shows Democrats and their supporters won’t have an honest discussion in the light of truth.


39 posted on 05/12/2013 7:49:48 PM PDT by Son House (The Heath Care Recovery Never Gets Here, Like The Economic Recovery, Easily Predictable.)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

” It would be worth the $$$ to ship a case to a lefty and wait for their heads to explode.”

I got some and gave it to lefty friends at Christmas. They agreed it was exceptional tea; their heads remain up their butts though.


40 posted on 05/12/2013 7:55:01 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Threw away my SleepTrain after what Dale did 2 Rush.


41 posted on 05/12/2013 8:06:03 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: shadeaud

“...choke the libs back to their roach infested nests.”

Douse them good with boric acid...


42 posted on 05/12/2013 8:18:15 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: SpaceBar
Michael Savage rips the left a new anal orafice with creative and insightful analysis daily, but they pretend he doesn’t exist.

Friend, Michael Savage competes in a fair and free market with all the rest of the talkers. If the public thought he was better than Rush, he would have eclipsed him long ago.

43 posted on 05/12/2013 8:20:39 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like the way Kyle writes. I sense a touch of Steyn.


44 posted on 05/12/2013 8:35:53 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (3 guns when you only have one arm? "I just don't want to get killed for lack of shooting back")
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To: SpaceBar
Oh, my. Do we ever disagree.

Rush is as relevant and as incisive as ever.

Mister Savage (aka Weiner) is a certifiable lunatic, who is given to fly off in incoherent rants.

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45 posted on 05/12/2013 8:56:43 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

how dare you disagree with the left, you must be silenced!

lol

so tolerant


46 posted on 05/12/2013 9:56:29 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SpaceBar
Silly comment. Savage is down to 2 million listeners because of his contract problems. I realize he is building his audience back, but half of Savage's musings are about plants in Africa. restaurants in San Francisco, etc.

I have never heard anyone say Savage turned their political opionion around, but I have a number say Rush changed their world view starting with my brother.

Rush has done more than anyone and he is still the most thoughful commentator out there.

47 posted on 05/12/2013 10:27:15 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: SpaceBar

Remember, you can always tell who is getting under the skin of the liberals and having the biggest impact by the way and frequency of who they attack. Rush has been a target of every liberal politician for years and he is the voice of true conservatism in every matter, IMHO.


48 posted on 05/13/2013 3:39:51 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: Rembrandt

There is NO saving some people from themselves on being a Dem. Zippy could be on camera doing harm and some will excuse him.

BTW, thank you for your many years of military service to this great nation!


49 posted on 05/13/2013 3:51:07 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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To: ImNotLying

Who remembers when they first heard Rush and what your reaction was?

I do. MR. WW and I were in the car and I said.... He says what WE think!

Dittos from the frozen tundra. (ok, frost last night)


50 posted on 05/13/2013 3:53:58 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense?)
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