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Rush Limbaugh dropped from radio stations after 'slut' comments cause controversy
U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 5:25 AM on 6th March 2012 | Laura Cox

Posted on 03/05/2012 10:42:19 PM PST by Outlaw Woman

Two radio stations have dropped The Rush Limbaugh Show from their schedules following the firestorm surrounding his offensive attack on law student Sandra Fluke on his show last week.

KPUA in Hilo, Hawaii, and WBEC in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, announced today that they would no longer carry the show after the right-wing radio host called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a ‘slut’ and ‘prostitute’ over her support of President Barack Obama’s new contraception plan.

Limbaugh made a rare public apology on Saturday in the wake of the uproar caused by his comments, which led to several advertisers pulling out of the show,...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: billmaher; oldnews; partisanmediashills; purge; rushlimbaugh; sandrafluke; sandytheslut; slut; sluts4obama; talkradio
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Just ran across this. Getting crazy(ier)by the minute.
1 posted on 03/05/2012 10:42:24 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: Outlaw Woman

Not to worry. I am sure they will be quickly replaced.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 10:44:35 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

You have to be a complete, liberal knucklehead to remove Rush’s show from your lineup or you were just waiting for an excuse to do it in the first place.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 10:46:42 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Outlaw Woman

What a bunch of hooey.


4 posted on 03/05/2012 10:46:43 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Then they will loose listeners who will tune in on the internet..real easy these days.


5 posted on 03/05/2012 10:47:55 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Outlaw Woman

The costs of sitting on our asses doing nothing begins to take its toll....


6 posted on 03/05/2012 10:48:31 PM PST by Tzimisce (this sucks)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I was expecting less Ad time on Rush today, and more of Rush. No such luck. There were plenty of Ads, lot of them local businesses, doctors, dentists, casino’s.


7 posted on 03/05/2012 10:50:36 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: ReneeLynn

It’s really amazing that so many are willing to silence certain forms of speech (we all know that would be ‘conservative’ speech). They don’t care about liberty they just want to remove any traces of correct thinking. They don’t want any reminders of how low they are. If that means junking the Constitution, so be it.


8 posted on 03/05/2012 10:51:56 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: Outlaw Woman
I'm betting the sales managers and dales staff were NOT consulted about this move.


I'm also thinking a lot of resumes went out from those stations.
9 posted on 03/05/2012 10:55:28 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: entropy12

That’s encouraging.

That didn’t happen here in mid Missouri though. His parodies played. There were a couple of Newt Gingrich ads. No national/or local ads (that I can recall).


10 posted on 03/05/2012 10:56:34 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

A small, tiny town in the middle of the Pacific, of no national renown gets mentioned in the UK Daily mail because it is one of TWO radio stations in the entire US to drop the Rush Limbaugh program? Odd!!
More newsworthy, however, is that the lone, single remaining home in the Royal Gardens subdivision on the island of Hawaii finally succumbed to Madame Pele after 31 years of threatening lava. But that was not mentioned.
It looks to me like the pack of wild dogs were fed their fresh meat rather than hunting it.


11 posted on 03/05/2012 10:58:54 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: ReneeLynn

I’m going with the latter, particularly in MA.


12 posted on 03/05/2012 10:59:58 PM PST by matt04
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To: Tainan

I hope you’re right. You know both stations are in the heart of liberal sewage.

Something occurred to me earlier though. Aren’t there contracts involved? How can they break their contracts? Is there an ‘offensive’ clause or something?

Never heard of doing business with a hard contract. Seems to me that Rush would have some legal recourse in this.


13 posted on 03/05/2012 11:00:04 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Yet all of Rush’s listeners will remain with him, not some station manager that’s about to face economic reality.


14 posted on 03/05/2012 11:01:24 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Tzimisce

That is some of it but there’s more to this than that imo. We have been betrayed by those we have trusted through the years. America has been sold down the drain thanks to the elected officials...both R and D’s are responsible. While ‘We The People’ went off to work, raised our families, paid our mortgages, these S.O.Bs were auctioning the Constitution off to the highest bidder. It’s weakened us to the point that something like this can happen.


15 posted on 03/05/2012 11:04:46 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: Outlaw Woman; All

The leftists are going after a ton of radio stations now. You can follow what they’re attacking next on Twitter on the “#BoycottRush” tag (and I believe there’s a Facebook page).

They just keep hammering one advertiser, etc. until they cave, and then they move on to the next one. It’s all AstroTurf- the real numbers aren’t there...

It would be a good time to contact your local affiliate and say some words of support for him to counter this, and to post good words on Facebook pages of his sponsors as well, IMHO.


16 posted on 03/05/2012 11:05:12 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Looks like the current rodent is calling in a lot of chips. This could smell like liberal desperation, couldn’t it?


17 posted on 03/05/2012 11:05:24 PM PST by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: ReneeLynn
...or you were just waiting for an excuse to do it in the first place.

Somehow, Massachussetts and Hawaii don't impress me as big Conservative talk radio venues...

18 posted on 03/05/2012 11:08:26 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: Qbert

Good Idea.


19 posted on 03/05/2012 11:09:34 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

They don’t care about liberty they just want to remove any traces of correct thinking.


Yes, Political Correctness is an effective form or censorship.


20 posted on 03/05/2012 11:10:59 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Brad's Gramma
You know what I find weird about this whole situation is the first day Rush talked about it then he talked about it
the next day and just wouldn't let this Fluke stuff go. I wonder what got him so wound up by her staged conference.
The 2nd day when I turned on the radio and he was going on about it I thought not again I was bored with it. It is as if he got emails or something from people provoking a fight.
21 posted on 03/05/2012 11:12:07 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: funfan

I think Seminar callers to Rush are a thing of the past. Maybe, as you say, he got tricked or encouraged by Seminar emailers.


22 posted on 03/05/2012 11:15:16 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Dapper 26

Oh is that the home owned by a man? I saw a show on the weather channel of all places about the different climates in Hawaii and they had a man who was the only resident left from his subdivision because all the other homes had been taken over by the lava.


23 posted on 03/05/2012 11:15:29 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I listen to rush via

http://www.iheart.com/

and

http://tunein.com/

both have iphone apps


24 posted on 03/05/2012 11:17:36 PM PST by Fred (http://whenmittromneycametotown.com)
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To: unkus
It might just be due to his hearing loss. He seems to take a lot fewer callers than he used to, therefore fewer “seminar” callers.
25 posted on 03/05/2012 11:21:00 PM PST by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!)
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To: unkus

I dont know but the whole thing is just odd last week was awful and I am hoping this one will be better.


26 posted on 03/05/2012 11:22:55 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: Fred

Rush will do fine. No doubt in my mind about that. He can even choose to go to satellite if it gets too nasty on the American airwaves. But we and the Constitution will be the losers in this.

Did you ever believe you’d see this happening? Never thought I’d live to see the day when America was overtaken by radicals with the blessing of many U.S. citizens (both dead and alive).

Time to say prayers and then sleep on it.

nite


27 posted on 03/05/2012 11:24:30 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: ReneeLynn

In Hawaii you can bet it was on orders from Dictator 0bama. Where’s his ORIGINAL birth records, anyway? Is that too much to ask? FUBO.


28 posted on 03/05/2012 11:25:24 PM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: funfan

It has a tinge of the wrath of God, all this liberal stuck on stupid activity.


29 posted on 03/05/2012 11:30:27 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: JudgemAll

It’s like a horror flick and we the conservatives get picked off one by one.


30 posted on 03/05/2012 11:33:37 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: Qbert

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001109748832

Twitter. They’re saying to leave him messages. (this is the owner of Clear Channel, John Hogan).

I left him a message alright! :)


31 posted on 03/05/2012 11:50:38 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Outlaw Woman

And...so nicely put together, should anyone wish to counter the left’s efforts...

http://mediamatters.org/blog/201203050019#.T1WW7ADdFzw.twitter


32 posted on 03/05/2012 11:51:50 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Dapper 26

Dear Chris [ Gen. Mgr - KPUA ]
I work for a major rent a car company here on the Big Island
For years I have been programming your station into each and every rental car I get in during the course of my work day .I have programmed literally 10’s of 1000’s of such rental cars

Effective immediately I will cease programming your station into any and all cars and I shall further re-visit the programming I have done and remove all pre-sets to your station .

Your discontinuance of Rush was a bad idea . It will have it’s own costs

Bye bye


33 posted on 03/05/2012 11:58:28 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: funfan

That is what they would love for you to believe. Don’t. Not even for a second. It simply is not true unless we MAKE it true.


34 posted on 03/06/2012 12:03:56 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine
So are you saying he wasn't dropped from the radio stations or that it is not as bad as the media is portraying it to be.
It is difficult when the left wing media has the bullypuplit so to speak and it doesn't help that we have a dirty President that stoops to all time lows.
35 posted on 03/06/2012 12:08:02 AM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: LeoWindhorse

There you go! THAT’S the way to do it. Leave them alone and let the weeds grow up around them until they disappear completely.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 12:08:39 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Certainly, anyone has the opportunity to write to the sponsors who dropped him, but they are also on facebook.

I was on ProFlowers on facebook today. Interesting comments. More in favor of Rush than those who are not.


37 posted on 03/06/2012 12:09:28 AM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Certainly, anyone has the opportunity to write to the sponsors who dropped him, but they are also on facebook.

I was on ProFlowers on facebook today. Interesting comments. More in favor of Rush than those who are not.


38 posted on 03/06/2012 12:10:19 AM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: MestaMachine

Like they say

“Andrew Breitbart - pick up his sword “

smack um back with whatever they hit us with

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWY41MbbtSQ&feature


39 posted on 03/06/2012 12:15:38 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

AB Bump!!!


40 posted on 03/06/2012 12:17:24 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: funfan

He was dropped from two very small stations smackdab in thee middle of progressive sewage. Do I care? Heck no. Can Rush make up for these petty little sh!ts? Heck yeah. If they have a contract, even if they DON’T air his show, they still have to pay him, or he has ALREADY been paid for it. He wins. They lose. And they will keep on losing.
Besides that, he might lose their paltry few listeners and gain thousands or maybe even millions more. NEVER believe the left when they are shreiking at the tops of their lungs.
Speak softly and carry a big stick. Rush has a BIG stick. US.


41 posted on 03/06/2012 12:21:50 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: funfan

Now we know what it was like to be under Nazi Germany and how the denizens DID know and did nothing or blamed the jews...

Interesting how McCain is not attacking the obvious homosexual sexual harassment by government contraception welfare mandate.

I did not know McCain was so blind, hypocritical or cowardly to attack those calling government sponsored and paid homosexual rapists like Fluke sluts.

Isn’t it like accusing a child victim of a pedophile rape a heinous kid for calling the perp a slut?


42 posted on 03/06/2012 12:28:24 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: toldyou

facebook also dropped their ads on Rush. UNLIKE facebook about a gazillion times.

If Sarah Palin and other popular conservatives pulled off facebook and said exactly why, she and they still have Twitter and their own websites to get their message out.
And the opposite is ALSO true. Put up MORE conservative sites and unlike facebook a few more gazillion times. Don’t buy their stock. Shame zucki.


43 posted on 03/06/2012 12:34:30 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Those broadcasters loss will be some other station's gain.

Rush has loyal listeners and just because these stations drop him means they'll lose that audience while someone else will gladly carry Rush and jump up in both the ratings numbers and commercial sales dollars.

You win a few... lose a few... and some get rained out.

44 posted on 03/06/2012 12:38:30 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: Outlaw Woman

2 radio stations, out of 500+? BFD!!!

If I was a station owner in those markets, I’d be jumping on the opportunity to build a conservative talk format around the nations #1 talk radio program. These station managers are spineless wimps. This will end up costing them much more in the long run...


45 posted on 03/06/2012 1:48:23 AM PST by lquist1
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To: LeoWindhorse

Love it! My rentals in LA always have ‘mariachi’ music programmed in


46 posted on 03/06/2012 1:49:10 AM PST by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my light bulbs !)
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To: Outlaw Woman

From FOX News: The rush to censor Limbaugh

So why are the Left and the media still pushing and publicizing a campaign for advertisers to dump the Limbaugh show and end his career?

Because it has little to do with his words. This is all about disingenuous politics. Liberals want this government-mandate controversy to be not about religious liberty, which is devastating, but about contraceptives, which works in their favor.

That is intellectually dishonest.

They want to position conservatives as “anti-women.” That’s as ugly as it is untrue.

Everyone remembers Ed Schultz calling Laura Ingraham a “slut” on his radio show.

Fellow talk show host Mike Malloy hoped Sarah Palin “drives herself into madness” and insisted Michele Bachmann is an “evil bitch from Hell” who would have gladly supervised the Holocaust.

Montel Williams rooted on Air America for Bachmann to slit her own wrist or throat.

Randi Rhodes insisted that teenage boys weren’t safe from Palin’s advances if they stayed over at her house. There’s no news coverage or “war on women” narrative when the mud-covered women are conservatives.

Maybe these hosts aren’t prominent enough?

Then consider the case study of Bill Maher, who’s welcomed all over TV news shows.

A year ago on his HBO show, he called Sarah Palin a “dumb twat.”

He followed up days later in a Dallas stand-up routine by calling Palin the C-word.

Last July on HBO, he said Palin was “a bully who sells patriotism like a pimp, and the leader of a strange family of inbred weirdos.”

Last September on his show, Maher said Palin would have sex with Rick Perry if he was black.

Days after he called Palin the T-word, he appeared with then-CNN host Eliot Spitzer, where Spitzer concluded, “Your show is brilliant. I love watching it.”

On Sunday, Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz huffed on “Meet the Press” that "I don't know any woman in America that thinks that being called a slut is funny." But two months ago, she accepted an invitation to sit on the set with the man who called Palin a “c---.”

A couple of years ago, “comedian” Louis CK “joked” on the Opie and Anthony radio show about Palin coming to the Republican convention “holding a baby that just came out of her f-ing, disgusting [C-word], her f-ing retard-making [C-word]. I hate her more than anybody,” he said.

On Twitter, this “comedian” attacked Palin in 2011 as a “f—ing jackoff [C-word]-face jazzy wondergirl” who “has a family of Chinese poor people living in her [C-word] hole.”

Guess which event this same fellow is headlining in June? -- The Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner.

WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE?!?!?


47 posted on 03/06/2012 1:51:54 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I was shocked to read that stations dropped Rush. When I read it was Hawaii and Massachusetts, I wasn’t surprised. In fact, I laughed.It was too obvious.


48 posted on 03/06/2012 1:58:10 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Outlaw Woman

Radio stations do not have to air all of the content they purchase.
They are free to substitute either other purchased content or local content.
Rush is obligated to provide them with content they are not obligatged to air it.


49 posted on 03/06/2012 1:58:26 AM PST by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: Oldexpat

The question I have is, why should I have to pay for her screwing around? Could very well be that she has chosen the wrong profession and should consider getting paid for what she enjoys doing? In turn this would help to defray her expenses.

I do believe that Rush was right on target as he usually is by calling a spade a spade. Should all else fail she always could consider requesting from her Beau to use condoms what could reduce her expenses considerably. Times certainly have changed as I would have been embarrassed to death to testify and advertise my behavior at a congressional hearing and for the whole world to know that I have a hard time keeping my legs closed.

It certainly comes as no surprise to me that a liberal/socialist would come to her defense and condone her behavior along with her request for some one else to shoulder the expenses for her recreation. At the same time attacking some one who properly identified her behavior by comparing it to an age old profession.In closing I would like to state that I am certainly not a beacon of morality, but I do profess still having a few ounces of common sense at my disposal apparently more than some of the advertisers on Rush’s show.

This is is my take Saintgermaine


50 posted on 03/06/2012 2:18:52 AM PST by saintgermaine
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