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The Left Misreads Popularity Of Limbaugh, Tea Party
IBD Editorials ^ | March 30, 2012

Posted on 03/30/2012 6:00:09 PM PDT by Kaslin

Conservatism: The White House sicced its meanest attack dogs, Media Matters and MSNBC, on Rush Limbaugh. But they couldn't knock him off the air. Their advertising boycott has failed.

Even the Washington Post admits the conservative talk-show giant has survived a monthlong crusade to cow sponsors and stations into dropping Limbaugh over intemperate remarks he made about a coed fan of ObamaCare.

"Stations are standing by him," the Post reported, and "advertisers are trickling back to his program."

Turns out the ad losses were far fewer than liberal Media Matters claimed in a running tally on its website.

In fact, virtually all of Limbaugh's long-term sponsors stuck with the show, in spite of relentless brow-beating by both Media Matters and MSNBC, which also works closely with the White House.

Of the 180 stations that carry Limbaugh, only two dropped him. And both are based in deep blue states, Massachusetts and Hawaii. Even the Beltway's top AM station wasn't cowed by the left-wing assault.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: edschultz; liberals; losers; mediamatters

1 posted on 03/30/2012 6:00:15 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Great!


2 posted on 03/30/2012 6:02:35 PM PDT by hershey
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To: Kaslin
Of the 180 stations that carry Limbaugh, only two dropped him.

??? There are over 600.

3 posted on 03/30/2012 6:07:16 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Kaslin
Media Matters and MSNBC didn't consider that conservatives know how to use the internet...


4 posted on 03/30/2012 6:08:02 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Kaslin

Wish Rush would release an ACCURATE description on which advertisers actually really dumped him, not just the hysterical, wishful thinking reports that we got during the drama. But he’s too much of a gentleman.


5 posted on 03/30/2012 6:09:30 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Reddy

“of” which advertisers...


6 posted on 03/30/2012 6:10:24 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Kaslin
"Turns out the ad losses were far fewer than liberal Media Matters claimed in a running tally on its website."

Of course. Like all Liberals, the only way to survive, is that MM must lie.

7 posted on 03/30/2012 6:10:41 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Kaslin
COOL HAND FLUKE, COOL HAND FLUKE
8 posted on 03/30/2012 6:11:11 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: darkwing104
Some of us have gotten pretty damned good at typin' with our knuckles   ;-)
9 posted on 03/30/2012 6:11:27 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU baraq !)
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To: Kaslin
Advertisers yank their ads off a show with millions of listeners with jobs and money, because a couple of hundred unemployed losers at the library, starbucks, and mommy's basement, with no job or money told them they weren't gonna buy from them.

They weren't gonna buy anything anyway! They have no money.

All you mambypamby advertisers did was piss off your paying customer base.

10 posted on 03/30/2012 6:12:27 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little children murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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To: Kaslin; P-Marlowe

I made sure to listen to him even more. I’d slacked off a bit the last 2 years. So, I linked to the local station broadcast and listen to him while I freep.

A one-two punch: It’s like a shot of espresso followed by one of those Extreme Energy caffeinated drinks.


11 posted on 03/30/2012 6:14:00 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Kaslin

Liberals lie? What?


12 posted on 03/30/2012 6:21:34 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: Kaslin

I also quit while it was the Rick Santorum show. Now that he is on to the Supreme Court and Obama Care I am back listening.


13 posted on 03/30/2012 6:23:26 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Kaslin

Also, the libs quit hassling Limbaugh when the spotlight turned on Bill Maher.


14 posted on 03/30/2012 6:23:26 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: citizencon
And, as usual, the left has overplayed its hand. Check out the Public Service Announcement that Milwaukee Talk Radio Host Charlie Sykes put together regarding the treatment by the left of Rebecca Kleefisch, Wisconsin's sitting Lieutenant Governor.
15 posted on 03/30/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Who you gonna believe on the economy? Obama or your own lying wallet?)
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To: Kaslin

Really, why would the left feel all those advertisers would be dumb enough to leave. Let’s face it most of the people who listen to Rush actually have jobs, make money and purchase products. And any company worth a damn does not want to piss off the right.

The only companies that really appeal the welfare left are beer, condom and cigarette companies and they do not advertise with Rush anyway.


16 posted on 03/30/2012 6:40:52 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Kaslin
The Left's idea of political analysis is "What's wrong with Kansas?", where the author could not understand, why middle class voters wouldn't go along with the socialist programs that are in their "interest".

But I can simplify the Left's analysis of folks, who disagree with them: "You're stupid".

Their deeper analysis is: "You're racist".

And that's as deep as they get.

17 posted on 03/30/2012 6:51:29 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: Kaslin
Boycott Kohler Co. They just stopped advertising on Rush.
18 posted on 03/30/2012 6:58:49 PM PDT by Hamilcar_Barca
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To: facedown

“Of the 180 stations that carry Limbaugh, only two dropped him. ??? There are over 600.”

You’re right. I think the reporter got confused. The fascists were trying to knock 180 of Rush’s 600+ stations off the air. They managed to get 2 of them to do that. The other 598+ knew that their competitors would JUMP at the chance of getting Rush, if he were to become available in their markets.


19 posted on 03/30/2012 7:34:23 PM PDT by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: xzins

I bought Two if by Tea too.
We got the diet peach, it’s pretty good!


20 posted on 03/30/2012 7:53:52 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: netmilsmom

my son gave me Two if by tea for my birthday, non-diet and it was excellent....


21 posted on 03/30/2012 8:09:21 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

I really think Rush doesn’t quite grasp his popularity within the military. His show is on in every office, shop, and barracks. Likewise everyone underestimates the popularity of the TEA party within the military. About half of the folks at our last little get together were active military.


22 posted on 03/31/2012 7:15:08 AM PDT by libertyhoundusnr
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To: xzins

Thursday, I heard a snip by Rush that his listener base has risen between 10-60%, depending on the market.

How about that.


23 posted on 03/31/2012 7:20:36 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: tomkat
"Some of us have gotten pretty damned good at typin' with our knuckles ;-) "
yhea, right....*grumble /hunt/peck* :-D

24 posted on 03/31/2012 7:24:29 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists, protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Mygirlsmom
thxs, for that (despicable liberal) rant, spotlighted by that psa. :-)
dems, are for the little guy....BULLSH!T

25 posted on 03/31/2012 7:38:18 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists, protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: netmilsmom

We tried diet peach and blueberry. Both were good, but the family really liked the peach.


26 posted on 03/31/2012 8:31:18 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Who you gonna believe on the economy? Obama or your own lying wallet?)
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To: combat_boots

I’m not surprised. Everyone knew it was a gang attack.


27 posted on 03/31/2012 11:57:05 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: citizencon
I canceled HBO; and contrary to Sean Hannity, who speaks only for himself and does not speak for me as a conservative or veteran, I firmly believe we have every right to boycott such institutions. It is not a matter of people losing their jobs because I think we all would love for Maher to lose his pulpit. It is a matter of principal. It is time to turn the tables on MM, HBO, NBC, CBS and ABC and boycott them and their sponsors.
28 posted on 03/31/2012 5:52:55 PM PDT by wvnavyvet
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To: wvnavyvet

I pulled the plug on cable about a month ago....just don’t need that much TV in my life anymore...love not getting the bill every month.


29 posted on 03/31/2012 6:02:02 PM PDT by chasio649 (Stop looking for heroes.)
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