Saturday, March 10, 2012
Good story:Rush Limbaugh Scandal Proves Contagious for Talk-Radio Advertisers
Ninety-eight major advertisers—including Ford and Geico—will no longer air spots on Premiere Networks’ ‘offensive’ programs. Insiders say the loss will rock right-wing talk radio.
Premiere Networks, which distributes Limbaugh as well as a host of other right-wing talkers, sent an email out to its affiliates early Friday listing 98 large corporations that have requested their ads appear only on “programs free of content that you know are deemed to be offensive or controversial (for example, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Leykis, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity).”
This is big.
Should have happened a long time ago. It's not like Rush just started being offensive three weeks ago. He's been a malignancy on the public discourse for years. By not speaking out sooner, his advertisers were complicit.
Doubling down goes both ways. Rush doesn't appear to be worried. One of his advertisers, Sleep Train mattresses, has asked to resume advertising on Limbaugh, and Rush essentially told them to take their mattress and stuff it.
I'll point out that it rarely works out in liberals' favor when stories about Rush Limbaugh dominate the news cycle.
Rush is crowing.
jms might read Frank Rich at:
and both Rush and he (as they seem joined at the hip) may dine on crow instead of crowing.
"After Super Tuesday, the Romney campaign said it’s over and he’s won. It’s mathematically impossible for any of his rivals to pile up the delegate count needed to win.
jms' confusing, incomplete comment invoking a partial quote of a question addressed to Frank Rich reminded me of Frank Bruni's column in the Sunday NYTimes yesterday (3/11/12) which inspired a modification of my proposed bumper sticker for the 2012 presidential campaign "R-MONEY" as follows:
"R-MONEY, MAMMON'S MISSIONARY"
I trust that even dyslexics will see the humor.
Clear Channel is about to go bankrupt, so Rush is just trying to get some attention before it goes down in flames, I am thinking he is really begging to be outed as a closeted gay like Roy Cohn or Karl Rove, so at the end of his career he can have the last laugh at fooling all the rubes and hicks that listen to him for 23 years.