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Posted on 03/15/2012 2:34:19 PM PDT by SMGFan
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Media Matters astroturfed the Limbaugh secondary boycott
The secondary boycott of Rush Limbaugh advertisers is portrayed in the media as a reaction to a groundswell of public outrage. In fact, the secondary boycott was initiated by and driven by Media Matters, which had a Stop Limbaugh campaign on the shelf waiting to be used, and was executed by Angelo Carusone, Director of Online Strategy for Media Matters.
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I mean Rush is actively joining twitter.
You know, I’m sorry but I just can’t work up much enthusiasm other than the bare minimum for Rush these days. Not because he wasn’t savaged by the Ministry of Propaganda, AKA, the lame-stream media. He was.
Not one word about Sheriff Joe’s report on fraud and forgery.
He’s just another entertainer.
Meh. I’ve got bigger concerns.
Actually he joined before but is just now tweeting
Media Matters astroturfed the Limbaugh secondary boycott
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Rush gets to pick his targets and his content.
Who has done more for the conservative cause?
Rush gets to pick his targets and his content.
Who has done more for the conservative cause?
They are going bankrupt.
Ok, just a heads up, it is Limbaugh’s show, he talks about was in interesting to him , except Friday.
Call him on Friday and talk about it.
When you get your own show talk about what you want.
Yes he does. He’s an entertainer. A right-wing entertainer. No doubt but an entertainer nonetheless.
Sorry, the coup that took place in 2008 is exponentially more important to me than whether or not Sleep Train advertises with Rush any longer.
Hes just another entertainer.
Meh. Ive got bigger concerns.
You know, you could email Rush and let him know what YOU want him to talk about, I'm sure he's been waiting for your opinion for a long, long time......you just never bothered to contact him. Shame on you!
I have no problem with Rush and hope his business continues to be a success. It’s his show.
I’ve got more important issue to concern myself with like the forged selective service documents; forged birth certificates; like the usurpation of POTUS.
By the way, Rush won’t allow ANY talk about this issue on his show.
REMEMBER...Media Matters is a 501(c)(3) TAX EXEMPT organization who is NOT suppose to carry on PARTISAN POLITICAL activity!!!
Although launched just this weekend, Carusone has been planning this campaign for some time now. He has owned the @StopRush twitter identity since January 2010, publicly stating while campaigning for his @StopBeck movement on several liberal and progressive blogs and web radio shows in the past, that he has had similar campaigns planned for Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity.
Carusone may be best known for a similar campaign waged for over two years against another familiar conservative radio talk show host and television personality Glenn Beck. He takes credit (along with others) for removing Beck from his daily Fox News television show. He manages a companion campaign, Drop Fox, on behalf of Media Matters.
Really, it’s quite well known he won’t discuss this topic.
I guess Sheriff Joe is just a kook to Rush.
In case you missed it, NONE of the conservative talk show hosts that I have heard are covering this. Rush, Sean, Glen, you-name-it have ALL steadfastly ignored the "birther" issue from the beginning.
So, why just blame Rush? He's playing the same game that all the others are.
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Current:Organizer at StopBeck.com Past:Campaign Director at Media Matters for America, Case Coordinator at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, Government Scholar at NYC Office of Emergency ...Education:University of Wisconsin Law School, Fordham University
How do you know that? Snerdly tell you?
Have you actually watched Sheriff Joe’s press conference? If not here is a link below. This is MAJOR news. Eighty full minutes of MAJOR news.
Report: Limbaugh advertiser boycott orchestrated by Media Matters
The so-called mainstream media - known here as the “Democrat-media complex” - wants everyone to think the secondary boycott by advertisers against Rush Limbaugh is in response to the public’s outrage over his remarks about Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown student who told Congressional Democrats coeds are going broke buying contraception.
But a post at Legal Insurrection says that isn’t the case.
“In fact,” William A. Jacobsen wrote Thursday, “the secondary boycott was initiated by and driven by Media Matters, which had a Stop Limbaugh campaign on the shelf waiting to be used, and was executed by Angelo Carusone, Director of Online Strategy for Media Matters.”
Jacobsen adds that before joining Media Matters in 2010, Carusone was behind efforts against talk show host Glenn Beck and is “behind Stop Fox News and Stop Limbaugh efforts.”
“So, why just blame Rush? He’s playing the same game that all the others are”
You are correct. Absolutely. I just thought Rush was the BIG DOG. My mistake.
Again. I like the guy. Continued success with his business. I just have a much clearer ides of what his business is.
On SiriusXM’s Media Matters Radio, Angelo Carusone Says Limbaugh’s Advertisers Are Realizing He’s “Bad Business”
From the March 10 edition SiriusXM’s Media Matters Radio:
On The Bill Press Show, Media Matters’ Angelo Carusone Discusses The Advertiser Exodus From Rush Limbaugh’s Show
From the March 7 edition of The Bill Press Show:
Current TV to sign The Bill Press Show
Bill Press: Conservative radio poisons the airwaves by “telling lie after lie after lie with nobody there to challenge them”
Who’s Advertising On Rush Limbaugh?
15 Of The Worst Comments Limbaugh’s Advertisers Have Sponsored Since 2004
UPDATED: Limbaugh Reportedly Loses Another Station Over Sandra Fluke Smears
SPEAKING OF LIES....
“How do you know that? Snerdly tell you?”
Are you saying his policy has changed? If so that would be wonderful.
I would try to get on and I would ping a whole bunch of people who would also like to speak about this topic.
Is this true? Has something changed?
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If Media Matters qualifies for 501(c)(3) status so does FreeRepublic!
Ok, for someone who says they listen how do you not know how it works.
You call Limbaugh M-Th to talk about what he is interested in on Friday you call and talk about what interests you, even if he is not interested.
Snerdly is the call screener, he lets you through, you get to talk about it.
As far as I know that is how it’s always worked.
Call on Friday and if you get through the busy signal and Snerdly you can talk about whatever your issue is.
I believe Glenn did address it. Said somethig to the effect of-—we have real, important issues, and this is a distraction on the b.c. thing....
Of course not, like it or not, the reality is that that topic still borders on "kookdom" and no major talk show host with the audience of Rush or the others is going to get embroiled in that "conspiracy" for fear of losing their credibility and being labled "kooks" themselves.
If and when there is finally indisputable evidence of the ONE being born in Kenya, then it will likely be a major topic of conversation.........
Get used to it.......
Actually I have..........now I defer to my prior post to you.
For some reason svcw seems to think that Rush would take calls from:
“eligibility/constitutional/NBC/anti-fraud/anti-forgery/anti-usurpation of POTUS/conservatives”
Otherwise know as “birthers.”
Tomorrow is Friday.
Oh, good lord. You really need to get over yourself.
Call the show and try and get on - it is that simple.
“Rush or the others is going to get embroiled in that “conspiracy” for fear of losing their credibility and being labled “kooks” themselves.”
Leading from behind. Ok. Fine. He’s relegated to entertainer status. No problem.
You are right he is not a leader. I think he is actually said as much himself. He’s an entertainer.
Now on to REALLY important things. Sluts, Sleep Train, Carbonite, and Rush.
Whats that all about?
We have a "supposed" conservative media here.
I'm a little tired of all the excuses that prevent them from taking this issue head-on. Especially now since they can hide behind Sheriff Joe's skirt. This a verifiable news event.
Several posters here were implying that one only needed to contact Rush either through e-mail or calling his show on "Open Fridays" and he would allow the topic to be discussed. Your article is a great summary of the issue and thought you would be interested.
Of course, I know that Rush won't take calls on the topic.
I meant Pravda. I’ve yet to have a post yet that was grammatically correct and without misspellings so why start now. : )
All of you need to take a close, thoughtful look at the revelations of investigator, Doug Hagmann, who has documented major news and talk show personalities and companies who have been threatened by Soros-funded operatives if they address the "elig" issue.
Similar threats have, apparently, been made to government officials, judges, et al...
A good place to start learning why Øbozo eligibility is taboo in the media is with
"Who Is Behind Quashing the Birth Certificate Issue?" at Canada Free Press. Here's an excerpt:
NOW WE KNOW WHY
In an explosive interview by Dr. Laurie Roth on her syndicated West Coast radio show on August 7th, Douglas Hagmanna respected journalist, director of the Northeast Intelligence Network and longtime private investigator, and Judi McLeod, a prolific journalist and the managing editor of Canada Free Pressthe reason for the media blackout about the birth-certificate issue was nothing less than organized Mafia-like dire threats to members of the media issued not only from the heads of major TV and radio stations but also from Federal Communication Commission officials!
According to Hagmann and McLeod, who conducted a nine-month investigation and documented their findings scrupulously, after Obama was elected but before he was inaugurated:
- A major TV talk-show host reported that he was ordered not to raise the birth certificate issue or risk losing his job.
- FCC officials threatened to yank broadcasting licenses, break up conglomerates, and make the enactment of the Fairness Doctrine look mild in comparison to other consequences.
- In at least one corporate TV headquarters, memos were circulated to all on-air employees not to mention the birth certificate issue, as well as other specific subjects like Obamas Illinois lawyers license, his college records, etc., under both implied and explicit threats.
The entire article is worth reading.
As to the impact on one specific host, check out
There is lots more information on why "nobody will touch the Øbozo eligibility issue", but the above is a start...
At least, you can see for yourselves that Rush's avoidance of the issue is real -- and probably not by choice...
Fine. They should all band together and come forward as a group. One giant megaphone.
Four years later. I don’t have much sympathy for the BIG NAMES here.
I’m burnt out on that excuse.
Sit there and feel warm and fuzzy behind the "anonymity" of a screenname. Until you have "hung it out there" and taken action, you can keep on sneering at others who DO take big risks.
And -- until then -- those who know the facts of life in today's world are well justified in regarding you and your ilk as "just another noisy punk kid hiding in Mama's basement"...
I'll take a Rush Limbaugh over 1000,000 like you.
You sing it Texas.
Anything you can think of - either here or in Freepmail - for how the rest of us can help somebody who’s been directly threatened?
I picture this as a hostage situation, where a gun is held to somebody’s head. Somehow you’ve got to either negotiate the hostage-taker away from shooting, or else sneak up behind him and take him out before he can even know you’re there. If you can kill or disarm the hostage-taker before he kills anybody, you can save the person held hostage.
If you know they are hostage, you are not put off by anything they say under duress, which they HAVE to say to stay alive. That’s sort of how I view the media right now; the ones who really love the USA and have to mock the rest of us because they’re under duress will either be really good actors (in which case we think they’re traitors) or bad actors who are thus at further risk.
I have a really rough time listening to Glenn Beck because he’s a very good actor and I forget that he’s under duress. I do know, though, that he knows Soros is the enemy, and he’s doing what he can to try to disarm the very guy holding him (Beck) hostage.
I think part of what we can do is to let everybody else know it’s a hostage situation so it doesn’t do Soros any good to hold them hostage any more. We can be anonymous and numerous, which means Soros can’t hold us hostage without doing something really visible and public that lets the cat out of the bag anyway.
“You apparently have never received one of those genuine “up close and personal” threats and/or had your family threatened. I have. And I understand the caution such an experience instills.”
You are right. My sincere apologies. Not sneering in the least.
FReepmail for you -- composed before I saw your #44 ...
I've heard Rush speak highly of Sheriff Joe, over the years. He's never insinuated that Joe is a "kook", from what I've heard.
Apologies accepted. FReepmail for you...
Again. My deepest apologies.
I was wrong to make blanket statements. I was speaking about the “conservative media” as a monolith not individuals who are or could be at great personal risk.
It is easy for me to talk. Since I put nothing past these people in power I’m not one of the one’s under the duress.
I pray that anyone dealing with this cabal is kept safe and unharmed.
My reason for posting on this topic is to be one more voice in support for the rule of law and the constitution.
I think Sheriff Joe needs and deserves all the support he can get.