Skip to comments.Attack by Limbaugh Awakens a ‘Stop Rush’ Campaign
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. Limbaughs 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. Limbaughs comments on Wednesday about Ms. Fluke, who had testified in support of the Obama administrations 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. Limbaughs language for years.
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Now, the point I was trying to make and I could be wrong, but they (the leftists/marxists) smell blood. Hell even people ‘on our side’ (laughable) are condemning him. This comment has gained more legs than a centipede and it is because they've been wanting to silence him for years now, they are not going to “let it die”, apology or not. This is the best opportunity they have so they will keep lying and inflaming and taking out of context what was said and meant.
It is not about what Rush said it is about silencing dissent and obliterating (even further) the 1st Amendment.
I'm behind Rush 1000% and we all better be because this is a direct strike at you and me and all conservatives.
We were going to buy another Select Comfort Sleep Number bed for the guest room, but not now. There’s always Serta or BeautyRest.......
That is seriously funny.
Must be a bunch of "doctored" photos on GOOGLE.
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out--; because I was not a communist
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me-- and there was no one left to speak out for me.
If there ever was a time to be bold it is now. Each of these liberty stealing moves by the marxists are emboldening many and bringing us closer to the inevitable.
Which is why we have to speak out. They want to pull their sponsors from Rush, we say goodbye to those companies as well. And we have to make it known what we're doing. I think we should have a boycott thread for all those who turned on Rush.
That’s a good idea. I’m interested in hearing what he has to say tomorrow. I hope to God he is not discouraged; he often says that he doesn’t have to work. Often when someone says that out loud, they have contemplating just that; quitting.
The sponsors (ex-sponsors) are listed on a couple of threads (maybe more). Some were saying they’ve cancelled their carbonite accounts too. That’s a great start. I will be contacting them tomorrow as well.
The thing is though, profit is becoming less important to some of these maniacs. They will spend their own funds (or the huge corporations) in order to continue propagandizing. MSNBC is a perfect example of this as well as Al Gore’s channel.
Are you going to start a thread about boycotting?
Not sure how to go about it. I think it would need to hang in Breaking News to be effective so everyone could keep up with the latest cowards on the list. I also think the sponsors who stuck by Rush shoud be listed so we can send business their way. Short on time but I'll try to look into it tomorrow, hopefully will get something together.
“yes, slut was one of the words used to describe Fluke.”
Doubtful that it truly bothered Fluke. Reminds me of the bumper sticker, “You call me ‘bitch’ like that’s a bad thing.”
He looks awfully comfortable sitting down with a phone to his ear.
“The most disturbing fact about this whole thing is how many FReepers are so quick to throw him under the bus.”
I’m not throwing him under the bus. I just don’t see the point in sticking my head in the sand.
RUSH was a tough guy last week. Then they got to him. That undermines his credibility going forward - He’s not as tough/principled as he says he is
RUSH knows full well that an apology is like blood in the water. The MSM/DEMs have won this round.
I’ll be listening today for sure. I’m curious how he spins this - hopefully he triples down. Otherwise, he becomes “just an entertainer”
“The MSM/DEMs have won this round.”
Maybe. If you think Rush is gonna lay down and throw the fight in the first round, then you have grossly underestimated the talents of Mr. Limbaugh.
He’ll play ‘rope-a-dope’ for a few rounds and then finish off his attackers with one devastating brutal punch.
The faux Conservatives that are being duped into aligning themselves with the left at this time will be forced to consume a large helping of Humble Pie.
A “blood in the water” feeding frenzy often results in the predators turning on and consuming themselves.
I admire your confidence and hope you’re right.
But there’s no getting around the fact that RUSH folded on Saturday.
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