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Attack by Limbaugh Awakens a ‘Stop Rush’ Campaign
NYT ^ | 3/2/12 | BRIAN STELTER

Posted on 03/03/2012 10:37:06 PM PST by Nachum

Actually, they are remobilizing. A Twitter account, “Stop Rush,” which has been dormant since late 2010, woke up on Wednesday, when Mr. Limbaugh first called the student, Sandra Fluke, a “slut.”

On Friday, as complaints from “Stop Rush” and others about Mr. Limbaugh’s comments mounted, a handful of companies said that they had halted their advertising on “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” at least temporarily.

One of the companies, Quicken Loans, wrote on Twitter, “Due to continued inflammatory comments — along with valuable feedback from clients and team members — QL has suspended ads on Rush Limbaugh program.”

Two mattress companies, Sleep Train and Sleep Number, made similar statements on Friday. A representative of Sleep Number wrote on Twitter, “Recent comments by Rush Limbaugh do not align w/ our values, so we made decision to immediately suspend all advertising on that program.”

Mr. Limbaugh’s comments on Wednesday about Ms. Fluke, who had testified in support of the Obama administration’s requirement that health insurance plans cover contraceptives for women, were immediately noticed by Media Matters, a liberal media monitoring group that has been raising red flags about Mr. Limbaugh’s language for years.

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The person behind the account, Angelo Carusone, has subsequently started to contact some of the sponsors of “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” which is distributed by local radio stations across the country.

So who is this joker? Is he an Obama operative at Media Matters?

1 posted on 03/03/2012 10:37:13 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The left has been trying to shut down all opposition voices for decades


2 posted on 03/03/2012 10:38:15 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum
SAVE THE GEORGETOWN SLUTS!!!
3 posted on 03/03/2012 10:38:43 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: GeronL

A little more info on Angelo Carusone

https://plus.google.com/117168899288776276360/posts


4 posted on 03/03/2012 10:40:22 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
I found this on Twitter.

my pc backup

It's free and it looks OK to me. Anyone know of a downside to that software?

5 posted on 03/03/2012 10:41:36 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: GeronL

Now, why is it that it’s okay for advertisers to pull out of Rush Limbaugh’s sponsorship, due to concerns about his program content, but it was NOT okay for Lowe’s to pull out of advertising the reality show “All American Muslim”, due to concerns about that program’s content???


6 posted on 03/03/2012 10:41:49 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

bump!

The S-word was all fine and dandy last year when the left promoted slutwalks and the MSM loved them. Planned Parenthood and NOW were even sponsoring them.


7 posted on 03/03/2012 10:43:36 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum

Is anybody else reminded of the Hairy Reid letter?


8 posted on 03/03/2012 10:43:49 PM PST by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: redhead

The joker ‘organizing’ this is a ‘Campaign Director’ for Media Matters!

http://www.zoominfo.com/people/Carusone_Angelo_96252226.aspx

This was a planned assault from the get go.


9 posted on 03/03/2012 10:46:11 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Sandra Fluke and the Media Matters people need to get a life.


10 posted on 03/03/2012 10:46:35 PM PST by U-238
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To: Nachum

And now Rush will learn the futility of attempting to placate the “Men of Sodom.”


11 posted on 03/03/2012 10:47:56 PM PST by papertyger
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To: Nachum

Of course it was pre-planned. That is the nature of leftwing political warfare.


12 posted on 03/03/2012 10:48:04 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum

These maggots are not going to let this die if they can help it. Apology or not, leftist commies are like chickens picking apart another chicken after spotting blood.

I wish Rush had felt there was an option because at this point, an apology just fueled the frenzy.


13 posted on 03/03/2012 10:48:12 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: Nachum

“Media Matters, a liberal media monitoring group”

Run by mentally ill, David Brock,and paid for by George Soros ...


14 posted on 03/03/2012 10:49:02 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Nachum
Any woman going to Georgetown Law who claims she can't afford birth control must be pretty danged active, especially considering that the primary method which confers some defense against STDs has many free distribution points out there.

One would suspect that her lover(s) can provide some of those supplies as well, especially in this 'enlightened and liberated age'.

Even if she has a steady fellow who is (excuse the expression) hornier than a two peckered billygoat, if the means of contraception are beyond her budget and his (theirs?), perhaps cold showers are in order.

15 posted on 03/03/2012 10:49:57 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Nachum
FLUKE NEXT, FLUKE NUMBER PLEASE
16 posted on 03/03/2012 10:50:33 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Nachum
Power on loan from Sleep Number and Carbonite.

17 posted on 03/03/2012 10:52:33 PM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Nachum

Nobody should be surprised.


18 posted on 03/03/2012 10:53:06 PM PST by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: Nachum

Brock was so needy of attention—so desperate for regard from an audience (and perhaps any audience)—that he admits, “I demonized my enemies on the staff...” at his college newspaper while he was a student at Berkeley.

So it is no surprise that Brock mentions illegal drug use in his book, “Blinded by the Right.” 

Brock’s reported obsession with arming himself and being protected by body guards and running from snipers on rooftops would be nothing more than fleeing from the overheated projections of his self-loathing. 

Any psychiatrist will tell you, however, that a person who holds two diametrically opposed views of the world, who speaks of himself as a hit man, who encourages a “war” on a group of journalists (in this case, Fox News), who has by his own admission been a drug user, who has been delusional and who reportedly is playing with guns and thinks there are assassins out to get him...needs some help.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/02/17/whats-wrong-with-media-matters-founder-david-brock/#ixzz1o81ehhnT


19 posted on 03/03/2012 10:55:14 PM PST by kcvl
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To: U-238

The women at Media Matters should light their tampons, because that’s the only bang they’ll ever get.

And some one give that Fluke a vibrator so she can buzz off into the sunset.


20 posted on 03/03/2012 11:02:35 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: smoothsailing

LOL!!! Ya beat me to it...


21 posted on 03/03/2012 11:03:25 PM PST by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: TigersEye

Did a check check around on MyPCBackup. I’m a little wary from some of what I found.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_HCuhLVV4Q


22 posted on 03/03/2012 11:05:38 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Nachum

This is a cosmic joke. Only in libs little world is this playing in their favor.


23 posted on 03/03/2012 11:06:37 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Nachum

Blumenthal provided Brock the kind of media play only good liberals get. In the respected hipster pages of Esquire, back when print media still mattered, not only did Blumethal’s liberal writer and editor friends provide Brock a platform to provide a stream of convenient lies about the VRWC, he granted the then early 30-something a venue for a “coming out party” in a way R. Emmett Tyrell of the American Spectator would never have imagined or allowed.

And Brock took advantage with gusto. Even though everyone in DC knew Brock was gay, the Esquire piece was as much a political outing as it was a lavish “coming out” extravaganza. Brock was not a household name and certainly didn’t warrant the photo placement and sizing that he was granted. But when an otherwise boring political subject is happy to take off his clothes and tie himself to a tree in the name of fighting the VRWC–well, all bets are off.

As I recall, with the piece hitting newsstands, the talk of Washington was not the tell-all, but the photo. What narcissism! What delusions of grandeur! What showmanship. Sidney Blumenthal had helped birth a star. And the Esquire photo helped to define Brock as both martyr and hero.

Fifteen years later, Blumenthal’s crafty strategy, fueled by Brock’s apparent paranoia, would become the basis and mindset for Brock’s livelihood.  Now the anti-VRWC is a thriving multimillion dollar business, conveniently wrapped as a non-political 501(c)3, complete with the benefits of a tax write-off.

http://biggovernment.com/abreitbart/2012/02/24/david-brock-self-styled-martyr-of-the-radical-totalitarian-left/#more-436228


24 posted on 03/03/2012 11:08:21 PM PST by kcvl
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To: GeronL
I expect this from the Left, but there was some pretty ugly comments about Rush right here on FR this morning. I was ashamed of some of the stuff I was reading. Rush has his reasons. Could be the threats by advertiser, or it could be he just wants to prevent Obama from using this to boost his own campaign, diverting us once more from the issues that we need to keep on the front burner. The contraceptives issue has run its course, and now they have another diversion dropped on their laps.
25 posted on 03/03/2012 11:09:59 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Nachum

26 posted on 03/03/2012 11:11:25 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Nachum

I have to say that I’m worried that this may be the beginning of the end for Rush. I hope to God that I am dead wrong, but I find myself wondering from time to time...is there anything worth fighting for anymore? I live in a country full to the brim of idiots and coniving evil bastards.

If I was Rush I might just take my wife and my money elsewhere and leave them all to each other, screw ‘em so to speak. But that’s just me, and I can be moody from time to time. ANyhow, dunno why I’m even writing this crap, let’s hope I’m so far off I’m in another universe tonight...


27 posted on 03/03/2012 11:11:57 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Nachum

Final version of my @rushlimbaugh story tonight: nyti.ms/wKlEHy Any suggestions for followups?
3 Mar

https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/brianstelter


28 posted on 03/03/2012 11:14:12 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Nachum

RT @StopRush: I think this attempt at damage control labelled as an apology actually makes things worse.
3 Mar

https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/brianstelter


29 posted on 03/03/2012 11:15:20 PM PST by kcvl
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To: D-fendr

Thanks. I really didn’t know if it was any good or not. Doesn’t look so hot. I have an 8g flash drive that I ought to be able to use to backup if I ever get around to it.


30 posted on 03/03/2012 11:19:37 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: kcvl

I think that Rush was probably feeling some heat from Clear Channel. Also, perhaps the other advertisers probably wanted something “out there” on the record, so if there is some sort of legal action by Fluke and the Media Matters/Democratic campaign organizers that they have some way to fight back.

In the end, I think this is more about money. They won’t shut him up forever and people tend to forget these things with the next news cycle. If anything, this should garner him even more listeners, so I don’t think he will lose much here. At this moment, the advertisers that left are under attack for doing so. The other ones are holding pat to see what other fallout comes their way.

The left will suck as much as they can from this and then move on to the next kabuki theater moment IMHO.


31 posted on 03/03/2012 11:25:25 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: NavyCanDo

Apologizing won’t make it go away. They will just say he admitted it and go after even harder.


32 posted on 03/03/2012 11:30:53 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: chris37

Rush is not going anywhere. We have to continue to fight. If we don’t fight, the left will bring back the fairness doctrine and guess what..Conservative voices will be silenced. The left is able to get away with everything because they have the media, we don’t..we have to find other ways to fight because if we don’t, this country is finished


33 posted on 03/03/2012 11:32:19 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kcvl

Maybe we should be looking at the Hacktivists following this author. Might be interesting.


34 posted on 03/03/2012 11:35:51 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

In a bizarro type world, that sounds like something a freeper would do!!


35 posted on 03/03/2012 11:38:41 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Nachum

i’d apologize when they apologize for saying the same, and worse, towards Sarah... the threats to gang rape her... and the statements towards her daughters

the people on the left can go screw themselves.

calling a slut a slut requires NO apology


36 posted on 03/03/2012 11:39:26 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: GeronL

Did they know Rush was going to say that?


37 posted on 03/03/2012 11:39:59 PM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“We have to continue to fight. If we don’t fight...”

That’s the problem. Conservatives do not fight. Did any conservative entities organize a massive email/phone campaign to deluge these sponsors in favor of Rush and his statements to counter the left’s attack? No. Are there any such conservative outfits that mobilize millions (or even thousands) of conservatives to fight? Hmmmmmmm... none come to mind.

The left has an organized army of fanatics. The right has a grumpy rabble, at most.

You are correct. If conservatives do not organize and fight the left using the left’s exceptionally successful tactics, all is lost.


38 posted on 03/03/2012 11:45:33 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: FerociousRabbit

When Letterman made that disgusting, vile, demeaning “joke” about Sarah Palin’s daughter, we did organize an effort to try to get him taken off the air, some sponsors did drop him, but then he made his lame ass “I was talking about the other daughter” BS apology and that was that. Sometimes email/phone campaigning can work, but the left has something we don’t have, and that is the media. Bill Whittle said something very interesting in his tribute to Andrew Breitbart, the fight is not against the left, not against Obama, its against the media..because if the media were not biased, the liberals wouldn’t control everything..Obama would not be President if the media did their damn job..this is what we have to fix, the damn media, because even though many say they dont believe a word that comes out of the media’s mouth they do, they say they dont but they do


39 posted on 03/03/2012 11:52:45 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: TigersEye

No problem, you got me to look around for alternatives, I appreciate that, and there seems to be some worth a look.

http://www.pcmag.com/products/1882?er=4.5


40 posted on 03/04/2012 12:00:38 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“...the left has something we don’t have, and that is the media. Bill Whittle said something very interesting in his tribute to Andrew Breitbart, the fight is not against the left, not against Obama, its against the media..because if the media were not biased, the liberals wouldn’t control everything.”

I completely agree. Among the few media outlets conservatives have are talk radio personalities. The left has now applied their war paint, danced around the fire and are on the move. Rush had to circle the wagons. The savages will now be unrelenting in their attacks. They’ve tasted blood and it is to their liking.


41 posted on 03/04/2012 12:01:55 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: FerociousRabbit

The left picked the wrong fight. This is a slaughter for Rush.

I doubt if Fluky ever saw a contraceptive thingy.

Bringing a knife to a gun fight....


42 posted on 03/04/2012 12:05:07 AM PST by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: FerociousRabbit

Pardon me but Rush has been under attack for over twenty years.

This is a cake walk for Rush, guaranteed!


43 posted on 03/04/2012 12:06:59 AM PST by ChiMark (chewed up his body for a decade)
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To: Nachum

It worked...


44 posted on 03/04/2012 12:07:41 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Nachum

I know libs very well as I’m sure most of us do. They would literally (given a choice) shut down and probably cheer the murder all dissenting voices. I’m serious. Wheras I couldn’t care less if 600 new liberal radio stations sprung up tomorrow, the more the merrier. That’s the difference.


45 posted on 03/04/2012 12:10:09 AM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: Nachum

I could be wrong, but I think this will all blow over in a month or so. Rush stepped in it with his comments, missing an opportunity to nail Flukes for her bogus testimony and giving the left a bit of a club in an election year, but it won’t last. Sponsors are CYA’ing right now, but there will probably be new ones when things cool off a bit.


46 posted on 03/04/2012 12:10:32 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: FerociousRabbit

The left has been tasting blood for years. That is why they wanted Obama to win so badly. They saw something in Obama that they did not see in Hillary Clinton. They saw Obama as the opportunity to turn America into Europe, something that progressives have wanted for what, 100+ years. They saw that guy in Obama. The libs have always pretty much controlled the media, but the last few years, they have really let it be known how biased they are. They will NEVER say one bad word about Obama, because they are his cheerleaders, they give money to his campaign, and do his bidding. They will never turn on him, never..they go after Conservatives because they see us as the last remaining obstacle in turning America into their progressive utopian society..they don’t just want us silenced, they want us dead..Rush, Sarah, etc etc..we can all fight the good fight but if people are still willing to believe the crap coming from the media how can we possibly win
Rush will be fine, he’s not a stupid man, he knew what would happen here, he has been under attack since the moment he went on the air, he knows the drill, he will be fine, as long as we continue to support him. I know why he issued that apology, he felt like he had no choice, no sponsors equals no show.


47 posted on 03/04/2012 12:14:11 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: D-fendr

Thank you. A program designed to backup would probably be much better than just copy&pasting to a flash drive. Offsite storage would be good too in case, oh, someone blasted my house with an EMP. Sure, it could happen! lol


48 posted on 03/04/2012 12:17:02 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: kcvl

Let’s get some Bill Maher noise in front of this “journalist”.


49 posted on 03/04/2012 12:18:36 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: TigersEye
Offsite storage would be good too in case, oh, someone blasted my house with an EMP.

Your coordinates please?

50 posted on 03/04/2012 1:02:27 AM PST by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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