05 March 2012

10 Advertisers Flee Pervert Rush Limbaugh After Weekend Excuses Speech Masquerades As Apology



Rush Limbaugh Loses More Advertisers, But Protests: ‘The Left Made Me Do It’




From Denny:  In an attempt to stem the angry national tsunami against him, Rush Limbaugh offered up a Pandora's box of lame excuses, claiming it was a sincere apology.  His excuses came this weekend when the media wasn't watching closely - or so he thought.


What is the truth about number of Rush listeners?


For a radio talk show host that will not publicly verify his claim of 20 million listeners on 600 stations nationally, Rush Limbaugh's boat is rocking fast and furious as advertisers flee from the firestorm.  To date, sometimes literally abandoning ship by the hour, there are now ten advertisers to leave his show or suspend their advertising.


Women will not allow this storm to pass: Cancel Rush's show


To suspend their advertising shows too much like they will reactivate it again once they think the storm has subsided.  How dense are they?  Women will not forget nor forgive Limbaugh's perverted statements in addition to the uncalled for "define your opponent" strategy to shut up a woman by called her pejoratives like "slut, whore and prostitute."


It's the traditional name-calling used by men all over the world - and throughout history - who attempt to force women into submissive roles, relegating us to the second class citizen corner in our own country.  Rush Limbaugh's time as King of the Republican Airwaves has come to an abrupt end; he just doesn't know it yet.


Are there really 1000s of advertisers waiting in the wings for his show?


Right now, Limbaugh is also boasting it does not matter how many advertisers leave him.  He claims there are thousands lining up to advertise on his program.  Yeah? Assuming these advertisers do exist, and in the numbers claimed, what makes him think they will pay premium money now that Limbaugh is damaged goods?  They might demand Rush pay them to advertise on his show.


Bullshitter in Chief


What will happen when the truth comes out that Limbaugh does not truly have such a huge audience of millions as claimed?  The Bullshitter In Chief may just have revealed himself more than he knows.  His body language of bouncing and fidgeting in his chair as he made this outrageous claim about advertisers lining up for miles definitely contradicted his lying mouth.


Rush Limbaugh's Weekend  Excuses Speech not an apology


Worse, Limbaugh's Weekend Excuses Speech amounted to yet more insults to women.  He claimed "he was just trying to be humorous and entertaining."  He labels the perverted behavior of demanding a woman provide him with sex tapes for him and the nation to view as humorous?  Women are not amused.  


Only a creep that is accustomed to paying prostitutes on a regular basis would even have thought of such an idea and then had the audacity to promote it.  That's how perverted this guy is.  Why allow him on the public airwaves?  He's an amoral nuisance at best and a depraved brainwasher at worst.  This garbage is paid for by my tax dollars?


Current advertisers to pull out of sponsorship for Rush's show:


1 - Quicken Loans
2 - Citrix, a maker of Internet software, also known as GoToMeeting.com
3 - LegalZoom, seller of online legal document services
4 - Sleep Train, mattress retailer
5 - Sleep Number, mattress retailer
6 - Carbonite, an online data backup service provider
7 - ProFlowers, online flower delivery service
8 - Tax Resolution Services Co.
9 - AOL, Inc.
10 - AllState, insurance




Of the 600 radio stations, there is one that cancelled his show today, effective immediately:  KPUA in Hilo, Hawaii.  


From Chris Leonard, President and General Manager of New West Broadcasting for KPUA:   "We are strong believers in the first amendment and have recognized Mr. Limbaugh's right to express opinions that often times differ from our own, but it has never been our goal to allow our station to be used for personal attacks and intolerance.  


"The most recent incident has crossed a line of decency and a standard that we expect of programming on KPUA.  Regardless of one's political views on the issue being discussed, we feel the delivery was degrading and the continued comments over several days to be egregious."
Another person unhappy with Rush Limbaugh is musician Peter Gabriel.  Playing in the background while Limbaugh blurted out his hostile tirade against Fluke was Gabriel's 1986 hit song, "Sledgehammer."  Gabriel was appalled to learn his music was linked to Limbaugh's personal attack.


On Gabriel's facebook page:  "It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter's work that he would never approve such a use.  He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn (from the show) and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments."


National Organization for Women
But wait, there's more.  Another comment from the Cancel Limbaugh Corner, this time from NOW President Terry O'Neill:  "Bigoted bully Rush Limbaugh has been rewarded for his hostile, hate-filled speech for far too long.  The National Organization for Women calls on Clear Channel Communications to pull the plug on Limbaugh's gilded microphone immediately."
Limbaugh Hate Speech Needs To Go
Let's boycott the very pigs that promote this garbage.  Limbaugh gets paid $56 million a year to spew his hate speech and incite violence against women and liberal politicians.  As a result of this degrading programming there are constant death threats against liberals, liberal media, liberal politicians.  Boycott Premier Radio Networks that syndicates his show.  Limbaugh's contract with them continues through 2016.
This radio network allowed Limbaugh to slander a college student for three days, stood by, said and did nothing to stop it.  Obviously, they are in agreement with Limbaugh that women are subhuman and not deserving of respect.  Limbaugh spent three days trashing her and then offered up a lame statement claiming he did not intend to attack her when he did.  Yet another insult.
Sponsors who opted out
Carbonite decided to suspend its advertising even after the issuance of the Weekend Excuses Speech that was supposed to pass for an apology.  From Carbonite CEO David Friend, "We hope that our action along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse."
From LegalZoom:  They decided to terminate all current and even future advertising with Limbaugh's show, effective immediately.  "Our company does not in any way support or endorse the recent comments of Mr. Limbaugh."
From ProFlowers:  “We do not base our advertising decisions to align with any particular political view or opinion, as our employees and customers are as diverse as the U.S.A. Mr. Limbaugh’s recent comments went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company.”
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz
Interviewed on "Meet The Press" she commented on the Weekend Excuses Speech from Limbaugh, "I know he apologized, but forgive me, I doubt his sincerity, given that he lost at least six advertisers."
Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America, liberal media monitoring group
He says that the Limbaugh apology would not "stop the pressure that's being applied to his advertisers.  His comments were so egregious, naturally advertisers will have doubts about being associated with Limbaugh's brand of hate."


Blame Mitt Romney for Promoting Limbaugh Hate Against Women
Now if you really want to know who to blame for Rush Limbaugh being out of control on the airwaves, then talk to none other than GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  Turns out that his company of Bain Capital, along with another private equity firm called Thomas H. Lee Partners, took Clear Channel private in 2008.  Clear Channel is the parent company to Premiere Radio Networks that syndicates Rush Limbaugh's show.  


Yes, it's Mitt Romney's fault.  Is it any wonder he is so low key in his response to this firestorm?




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