Skip to comments.5000 MAINERS SIGN PETITION TO FLUSH RUSH (barf; but many support Rush)
Posted on 03/09/2012 9:07:51 AM PST by raccoonradio
..and presented to Cary Pahigian at Portland Radio Group, according to RBR. Protesters also outside the building. Cary's response: I do believe he crossed the line. But there also is an issue of free speech. What is the line? And who is the arbiter of the line? -and indicates that the show will continue.
However, the term "free speech" is appropriate for describing relationship between the people and government; not between people and other people/businesses.
It's probably no coincidence that this petition was presented on the International Day of the Woman; yesterday.
At least three Portland-area sponsors have pulled out, including DownEast Energy.
Also, out of all the network commercial avails in Rush's show, now less than half are paid. The remaining are PSA's. And now, even the American Heart Association doesn't want their PSA's on Rush's show!
This has taken on a life of its own; beyond name-calling, but now is a women's issue. Therefore, it's an issue for all of us.
Saul Alinsky is somewhere smiling!
Reaction from the WGAN facebook:
—Thanks for standing by your conservative fans!
—Please stop enabling Rush Limbaugh. Thank you.
—Where where the far left dingbats when Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c*nt? The day of reckoning will come.
—Thanks for NOT submitting to the cyber bullies who are trying to censor free speech. Rush Limbaugh may not be my cup of tea but we need to have an open discussion of issues, not just those that are politically correct. He brings up topics that those on the far left do not want people to know about, let alone talk about. If for that reason alone, he needs to stay on the air.
—Your sponsors are on notice, WGAN. Dump Rush Limbaugh or I will e-mail and boycott any company that pays your station for advertising. Rush Limbaugh is drug addict who has no business judging others when his life is such a mess!
Another post is from someone who likes Stephen King’s prog talk station
(The author of the post above owns WJTO in Bath, ME
and WJIB in Cambridge MA. I believe both are commercially licensed but he prefers to do fundraising drives to support his easy listening music. He’s on the left to be sure,
and on his stations you will actually hear his voice saying things like, “Cut up your credit cards. Most of the companies are evil.” Anyway, note that WGAN which runs
Rush—and also Howie Carr—is standing by him, despite this petition.)
Howie Carr list ping
Yipping ankle biters...
Alinsky is currently getting a well deserved roasting in the fires of hell.
“The brains in Maine are plainly down the drain.”
Maine is one weird place. I worked there for several years. I worked down on Congress street and watched the folks walk around. They look and sound like they came off a commune in Northern Vermont. And then I would go to the boardroom, with some of the wealthiest people in the state, and hear the same crap.
They look normal. But they could just as well be from Portland Ore....
I would guarantee that 99.9% of the signers have never listened to one minute of Rush’s show. This is the crowd mentality that gave rise to the 3rd Reich.
These signers have no idea that there is such a thing as the 1st Amendment. They would abolish it if their marching orders said so.
For some strange reason, a lot of people incorrectly think the First Amendment protects their right to say whatever they want. If they believe that, they should test it by yelling in their boss’s face. We do have the right to say whatever we want, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be repercussions.
More reaction from WGAN facebook
—Keep Rush on your station! Liberals will stoop to all levels to dismiss the words of truth and justice. Wake up, Mainers.... Our state doesn’t need to follow the rhetoric of the rest of the countries media hype......let Maine lead!
—Freedom of speech. Remember these groups insisting you take Rush off the air are as anti American as you can get. Their ultimate goal is destruction of everything in our society. Never give in to the bullies who are so intolerant of others opinions.
(Um, did you hear what libtalker Randi Rhodes said?
Conservative women shouldn’t be allowed to have ovaries?)
Exactly and the example I always give is what if a WalMart greeter told every customer coming in, “Welcome to WalMart. F-— you.” Boss says don’t do that, he/she still does it.
Gets fired. But...freedom of speech!
repercussions: See Dixie Chicks...
Sign a petirion to support Rush here:
Oops, petition to support Rush here:
Except this is faux outrage being organized and financed by the commie left.
you could round-up 5000 liberals in Maine for almost any sort of protest
WGAN: Limbaugh show stays on the air
The radio station says it will continue airing Rush Limbaugh despite a petition demanding that his program be dropped.
By Leslie Bridgers/Portland Press-Herald
SOUTH PORTLAND - The controversy over “The Rush Limbaugh Show” continued in the Portland area Thursday as protesters delivered a petition to WGAN-AM, a lawsuit was filed against a local marketing firm and more companies asked the radio station not to air their ads during Limbaugh’s program.
On Thursday morning, Annie Finch of Falmouth led about a dozen women and a couple of men into the South Portland office of the Portland Radio Group to deliver a thick white binder with the names of 5,700 people who signed a petition demanding that the company stop airing Limbaugh’s show on WGAN, one of its eight stations.
Finch, who started the petition on Facebook last weekend, said it was “fitting” to deliver it on Thursday, International Women’s Day, considering the nature of the protest.
“Rush Limbaugh’s anti-woman rants have gone so far that it is unacceptable for WGAN to profit from filling Maine’s airwaves with his hate and misogyny,” the petition read.
At least two stations that aired the Limbaugh show — WBEC in Pittsfield, Mass., and KPUA in Hilo, Hawaii — have dropped the program since Limbaugh called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” last week because she testified to federal legislators in support of health care coverage for contraception.
Portland Radio Group’s president and general manager, Cary Pahigian, said the petition would not affect his previously stated position that WGAN has no intention of dropping the show.
Except for lobsters, do we need Maine?
Isn’t Maine blue anyway?
Perhaps they should buy thier own station and be the 1st 24-7 all "Burt and I" album channel,,,
Millions of Americans are unbelievably stupid.
George Orwell was a prophet!
Ya don't have to convince me that they are missing a chromosome. Their senators tell it also.
Yup I’ve been to Portland but it is true their libtalk
station failed despite being moonbat city. I saw Occupy Portland’s tents at Lincoln Park down the street from city hall; no sign of life, but some of the Occupoids were across from city hall holding signs about big evil 1-per-centers,
jumping up and down. They may have cleared out the site
Two Republican Senators...but..Snow and Collins. ...Yup.
Stephen King owns a libtalk station up in Bangor.
“Which way to Millinocket?”
“Well you could go this way...no wait...you could go
up to the turnpike, or take that coastal route the tourists like...no wait.
“Come to think of it. You can’t GET there from here!”
“I had to put the dog down.”
“Was he mad?”
“Well, he t’weren’t too please about it.”
Very true, Occupiers.
Whadda we want? New chants! When do we want ‘em? NOW!
And what are some of the names on the petition—Mickey Mouse? Donald Duck? Was ACORN involved?
You can almost always tell a liberal woman in New England by the washed-out straw colored hair...
Well, lefties..."if you don't like Rush; then change the station."
KMA, you power-mad marxist control freaks...
Standing applause from me! Absolutely correct!
Actually if the WalMart greeter said “FU” I would know they are awake. Most of the time the greeter is off in dreamland somewhere.
Where was Annie when Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a tw*t and a c*nt..? Pumping her fist in solidarity while watching 'Real Time', no doubt...
Germans 'sang a little louder' to mask the sounds of the trains transporting the Jews and other 'enemies of the State' to their doom...
This should be a teachable moment for everyone on our side. We better get our act together and unite against the left and pronto
On this morning’s Quinn and Rose show, Rose also said that their station received 5,000 emails protesting the station carrying Rush. It’s probably the same 5,000 emails sent all over the country.
Sheila Jackson Lee isn’t being inundated with emails from our side, and she SHOULD .........we’re too busy fighting each other. I sure hope we stop that and get our act together.
The media is now out there promoting the hatchet movie on Sarah Palin. Instead of turning off any show talking about it, perhaps WE should email all advertisers of that show and tell them we’ll no longer do business with them? I don’t know, but we don’t have the fight that the left has and we surely need it.
Yes, they should change the station if they don’t like it. As I said they used to have a prog talk station (at AM 870) but it flopped (well they still have NPR). In 2004 when Air America was launched, their Jon Sinton predicted “in five years we’ll have 500 stations just like Rush”. In five
years, they had a few dozen...and were bankrupt.
People made the choice. The vast majority chose conservative hosts like Rush. There’s a reason why he’s paid $50 million a year. The free market should decide, not a government mandated “fairness doctrine”. Your radio station, or your business, flops, too bad. Rush on the
other hand had been a rousing success.
What?? Those whiners don’t have ON-OFF switches on their damn radios??
Moonbats: “I don’t like Rush but instead of turning off my radio or finding another station, I’m forcing him off the air so YOU can’t listen to him...” (in effect)
Of course they do...they just can’t get through the day knowing that someone ELSE might be listening...it absolutely kills them. They need total control.
Not everyone here in Maine is a moonbat.
We elected a TEA Party guy as governor in 2010, Paul LePage. He is one of the most conservative governors in America.
Also in 2010, the GOP gained control of the Maine House and the Maine Senate for the first time since the early 1960’s.
So there is hope. Our federal office holders leave something to be desired, however.
Right now, I’m listening to Rush on WVOM, an FM radio station in Bangor, Maine. The same station carries Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity.
they are scared of him
I see gray-haired middle-aged women here in Maine driving a Prius from time to time. Some of them have Obama bumper stickers. I also see conservative men driving pickups with gun racks.
The logging industry (lumber, pulp, firewood) is big business in Maine.
I once saw a bumper sticker which said,
“Opposed to logging? Then wipe your a$$ with plastic.”
Except the two dollar signs on the bumper sticker actually had two “ss’s”.
I heard a number of Conservative Mainers wanted to kick out the 3 or 4 counties surrounding Portland and rename it “North Massachusetts”?
Please see my post # 45.
As for Snowe and Collins, they keep getting re-elected because the dims run ultra-left wing moonbats against them. Snowe and Collins end up looking conservative in comparison, which they are not.
We also have, per capita, one of the highest numbers of National Guard members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan of any state since 2003. I’m pretty sure these men and women have a full set of chromosomes, as did the 51 servicemembers from Maine who have been killed in the War on Terror.