Skip to comments.Anti-Rush Campaign Was in the Works
Posted on 03/15/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT by Nachum
Wonder how the left was able to mobilize so quickly on the Rush Limbaugh boycott? According to the architect behind it, Media Matters online strategy director Angelo Carusone, the project was actually created in 2009, but stayed inactive until the Sandra Fluke controversy boiled over (via Legal Insurrection):
I started Stop Rush in 2009, 2010, and when I went to register the domain, I saw that Rush owned StopRush.com .
The Beck work was working, and I kind of froze the Rush work, and experimented with it a little, to get a sense of who Rushs advertisers were and what their comfort level with him was. It was definitely valuable, and I am glad I spent some time doing it. It has informed the work I am doing now.
Legal Insurrections William Jacobson connects the dots on the story most of the media missed: that the entire Limbaugh boycott was pure, undistilled Astroturf.
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.
But while Carusone depicts his campaign as a response to the Fluke controversy, it seems obvious from the timeline that Media Matters played a large role in creating the controversy. According to the New York Times, the dormant Stop Rush twitter account run by Carusone snapped to life on Wednesday, Feb. 29, the day Limbaugh made his now-infamous comments. Media Matters also appears to be the first media outlet that reported on Limbaughs remarks, with Think Progress picking up on the story a few hours
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Most freepers have little concept or understanding of the size, and scale, of the propaganda campaign that is about to be unleashed against us.
This is just the beginning.
Consider that name *STOLEN*.
That is very funny. :)
Problem is, proportionately more ZERO supporters are way worse off than they were in 2008.
Zero won’t be winning anyone who didn’t vote for him in ‘08. It’s all he can do to rustle up his 42% solid left, and Paul’s rat base will be shaken out like parmesan cheese in Tampa.
NOTHING will unite the conservative base more than the Left going after Rush. You think they would know this by now.
How many of you considered yourself a politics junkie, or a conservative activist prior to Rushs radio show? Few of us can say we paid much attention to politics before Rush. We matured listening to Rush and grew as Americans listening to the other radio host who followed the ground that he broke. They go after Rush, they go after us.
I take it this “Angelo Carusone” is just another faggot, and one of Brock’s hot-tub boy toys?
Holy Dittoes to that. Rush taught me so very much. I do feel I owe him.
we do not live on eggshells. The absurdity of fluke was bound to back fire.
Liberals live in a world void of reason and reality.
I have no problem with Rush’s original response to the slut’s testimony; I think it just got weird after a while (wanting pictures and such). I know it was in jest, but he drove it home, then kept driving around the block “driving it home” for too long.
The problem is that Maher or the other potty-mouthed lefties could easily have been thrown under the bus behind Rush and the left could easily replace them; I doubt Rush wanted this blown out of proportion the way it was.
In any case, I’m glad he came through it OK; some entertainers survive these things (like Don Imus), but they pull too far back from the edge afterwards to be as entertaining as before.
Conservatives who speak their minds would lose their jobs, or at least certainly not earn any promotions at work. I’ve seen Obama pictures in people’s workspace, but none of Palin - there’s a reason for that. The silent majority (hopefully still a majority) is beaten into silence, and only gets their revenge via secret ballot (which is why the left wants to destroy that as well).
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Yep - 3 years of “careful” planning and it actually does their side more damage than it did to Rush. Gotta love it.
Those of us who followed Rush, especially on the “live threads” at the time, were aware of this.
Do not underestimate Cumulus Broadcasting pushing this agenda as hard as they can as they prepare to launch the Huckabee Show!
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