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Posted on 04/19/2012 11:47:11 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
NOW Launches "Enough Rush" Campaign Directed at Local Advertisers, Radio Stations
April 19, 2012
Today, the National Organization for Women is launching the "Enough Rush" campaign, which aims to deliver the powerful message to Rush Limbaugh and his apologists that bullying is no longer profitable.
Since Limbaugh's three-day attack on law student Sandra Fluke, scores of advertisers have left the show and two radio stations have dropped Limbaugh's show. Now, through the "Enough Rush" campaign, grassroots activists across the U.S. will reach out to local businesses that continue to advertise on The Rush Limbaugh Show and local radio stations that broadcast it.
"For more than two decades, Rush Limbaugh has degraded women, people of color and anyone who doesn't look or think like him," said NOW President Terry O'Neill. "Like bullies everywhere, Limbaugh uses the age-old tactic of savaging one woman for the purpose of intimidating all women away from the public square. Rush's hostile, hateful speech is destructive to our public discourse, our communities and our democracy."
The Rush Limbaugh Show is broadcast on over 600 radio stations nationwide, syndicated by Clear Channel's Premiere Networks. Clear Channel pays Limbaugh an astounding $38 million a year to spew his hate across the airwaves, and its CEO has, thus far, refused to terminate his contract. NOW activists across the country will picket at some of the local radio affiliates that broadcast the show.
The National Organization for Women first took on Rush Limbaugh with its Flush Rush campaign in the mid-1990s, when NOW succeeded in convincing the Florida Citrus Commission not to renew its million-dollar contract with the radio host. Founded in 1966, NOW is the largest group of feminist activists in the country, with hundreds of chapters nationwide, many of which are taking part in this latest Enough Rush campaign.
"NOW is proud to stand with Sandra Fluke and everyone Limbaugh has degraded and insulted over the years," O'Neill added. "We hope that women's rights and social justice supporters around the country will join us in this campaign."
Some of the cities where protests will be held include Washington, D.C., New York City, Phoenix, Ariz., Indianapolis, Ind., Columbia, Mo., Toledo, Ohio, Grand Rapids, Mich. and West Palm Beach, Fla.
Suppose this will work as well as their OJ boycott a while back?
I suspect also the word is out among all station owners and advertising executives about the advertisers that pulled out of Rush sponsorship and couldn’t get back in.
National Organization Whores.
...getting Bill Maher to be their spokesman for the “Enough Rush” campaign?
Maybe they can get Hillary Rosen to make some speeches too...
It’s probably part of their spring funding drive. You know, like the local PBS station.
The feminazis are just trying to get some attention, that’s all.
A woman, a fish and a bicycle walk in to a bar...
Frankly, I’ve had ENOUGH of NOW.
...since those stations all now have The Mike Huckabee Program as a viable option /sarc
That group is so 70’s. A bunch of bra burners is so last century. Memo to NOW, no one cares. Peddle your crap to mooseslims.
SO, aren’t the NOW sluts behaving as bullies?
You are so correct. I had a great laugh as I read that rant. The NAGS define “hate speech” as anything that states an opinion that opposes their beliefs and aims.
They have no knowledge of what is REALLY “HATE SPEECH”.
On a personal note, I have had a few (extremely few) women stalk from my place of business the moment they hear Rush’s voice on my radio. Being a “hate filled” Rush listener, I’ve kept a running score....to date the total is 3, and that is over the last 14 years. It’s a struggle, but I survive.
Did you hear, the huckster’s program manager or whatever title was his first “caller”. He’ll never take down Rush. Pathetic.
I think Rush makes over $50 million a year while NOW says it’s more like $38M. He still has about 600 stations—picked up a couple new ones to replace the old ones. The Pittsfield MA station that dropped him did pick up Huckabee.
These idiots give radical lesbians a bad name.
Thanks for your tireless work. Someone has to do it.
As a side note, the communist, yes, he’s a registered commie from some eastern European country, was fired from my husbands place of work. I don’t know the details of it all. Now, hubbie has been spending MONTHS and 18 HOUR days fixing his code. It was a complete mess, screwing up their machines and attached codes. It’s a complete cluster f***. Their entire code to run machines was dependent upon everyone else’s codes. Ah., the Glory of being a liberal.......
STILL pissed at not being invited to the Prom.Losers all.
So they will do more of it?
Does that even make sense?