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Media Matters, NOW unite to force Limbaugh off the air
TheDC ^ | May 4, 2012 | Caroline May

Posted on 05/04/2012 2:59:02 AM PDT by Rufus2007

“Start listening to Rush Limbaugh.” That was the unexpected message representatives from Media Matters for America and the National Organization for Women delivered to NOW chapter leaders in a secret, narrowly focused strategy session Wednesday night.

In audio of the NOW/MMFA strategy webinar obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, the liberal organizations plotted the best ways to get the radio giant and veritable burr in their collective saddles off the air.

Go after the local advertisers

The key, according to Media Matters online outreach director Jay Carmona, is to target Limbaugh at the local level — specifically advertisers in local radio markets — but with an eye on his national sponsors.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: feminists; mediamatters; rushlimbaugh
It's great that organizations are so proactive doing things for downtrodden women --- domestic violence victims, oppressed females in backasswards Middle Eastern countries and salary inequality at the White House.

Teaming with Soros' Media Matters to get Limbaugh off the air will do a lot to further that cause.

1 posted on 05/04/2012 2:59:05 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Limbaugh is supporting the GOP nominee.

Shouldn’t we join with the libs in bringing him down now?

< /s >


2 posted on 05/04/2012 3:05:12 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Rufus2007

Why don’t they just tell people to listen to Air America instead?

Oh, wait...


3 posted on 05/04/2012 3:16:37 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Rufus2007
“Just make sure that you take some time to talk about why certain things he says are wrong or messed up with your group, and that can actually be super, super empowering to do that,” she continued.

This just might backfire on the nags. If they actually listen to him in order to find things to refute, then they will hear some things (facts) they never heard before. When people actually listen they find him not to be as evil as they were led to believe.

4 posted on 05/04/2012 3:18:09 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Rufus2007
Good luck ladies.
Many have tried and many have died.
Rush ain't going. . . . . You are free to waste your time and money. We will hide and watch. . . .
5 posted on 05/04/2012 3:28:49 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968- I have now gone pecan.)
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To: Rufus2007

The fact that the Marxist nags are out to get Rush only means
that he is effective at beating the Communist.

Seems that they would have learned a lesson when they tried
to capitalize on the Fluck incident.
The advertisers that bailed on Rush are licking their wounds.
Carbonite still does not understand why I dumped them.

The left (now Communist) is too stupid to know that the more they cry and scream, the more they hurt themselves.


6 posted on 05/04/2012 3:32:38 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Rufus2007
MM = Media Sluts

NOW = Ugly sluts

7 posted on 05/04/2012 3:34:49 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Rufus2007
Only in liberal La La Land can you “bring Limbaugh down” by actually LISTENING to his show. They will certainly have to trade off the number of converts TO his ideas with the number of advertisers they successfully eliminate. Their last attempt over the Fluk Flap was a mere handful. Even if they got half his advertisers, his income would simply drop from $100 million a year to $50 million.
8 posted on 05/04/2012 3:55:12 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Rufus2007

Those who have criticized Rush for being in the tank for the Republican establishment (perhaps at times justified) should be mindful that the left considers him a primary target and are going to great lengths to remove him from the airwaves because of his clear and damaging (to them)conservative message.


9 posted on 05/04/2012 4:04:30 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Rufus2007

It’s worked so well in the past.


10 posted on 05/04/2012 4:04:48 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: AlexW
The fact that the Marxist nags are out to get Rush only means that he is effective at beating the Communist.

Yes, know him by his enemies.The left loathes and fears Rush Limbaugh, the harmless little fuzz ball.

11 posted on 05/04/2012 4:07:45 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Rufus2007

“Local advertisers” are not the way to get Rush. What a bunch of fools these people are... Probably not one of them ever had a broadcast sales job on the local much less national level or ever filled out a time or sales order of any kind though they’re chock full of “communications degree” graduates. Whatever. I wouldn’t bet ONE CENT of the millions I’ve made in the REAL world on the side of their lame-ass pinko theoretical activist e-mail list tunnel-visioned highfalutin’ gated community Subaru take-the-oil-change-to-the-mechanic “oh my goodness the story said it was a semiautomatic” PBS lamenting kneepad crap.


12 posted on 05/04/2012 4:15:08 AM PDT by golux
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To: Rufus2007
If the political affiliations were reversed, in a week or two we would start seeing a parade of "former NOW members who listened to Rush and saw the light" stories in the MSM. Woman after woman would describe how they started out listening to Rush under instructions from NOW to get the goods on him, came to understand that he spoke the truth, and were now resigning their NOW memberships and joining Rush 24/7.

Of course, this type of scenario will almost certainly happen, and the MSM will spike the story.

13 posted on 05/04/2012 4:22:58 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: wayoverontheright

“If they actually listen to him in order to find things to refute, then they will hear some things (facts) they never heard before.”

I think you’re right; they’ll lose some lefties if they allow them to be exposed to Rush. Some callers are former lefties (I know anything can be faked on the air, but they have pretty specific information that a non-leftie probably couldn’t even dream up); they sound like white middle-aged people having a tough time. Obama should lose in 2012 because not only will swing voters vote for anyone-but-Obama out of financial desperation, but some traditional Dems will also cross over. It happened in droves in the 1990s with BJ Clinton (especially with white males); there is a lot of reason to believe it can happen with white females now. The Dems certainly seem to be afraid of those women walking away (hence the fake “war on women”), and they should be afraid of that; Obama has ruled as though whites don’t exist.

Not that I blame him; any white that can lives as though blacks don’t exist.


14 posted on 05/04/2012 4:32:39 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: AlexW

The fact is that Air America catered to people who couldn’t support their sponsors armed only with food stamps, while Rush’s fans I’m sure are above average in earnings (not that I’m full of myself - I’m not a regular Rush listener, though I think he is a great entertainer & much brighter than anyone on Fox).

What kind of sponsors would a left-wing show attract? Roach Motel? Norplant?


15 posted on 05/04/2012 4:40:29 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Rufus2007

I don’t think this is going to work boys.....


16 posted on 05/04/2012 4:57:52 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Rufus2007

bwahahahahahaha


17 posted on 05/04/2012 5:06:50 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
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To: The Wizard
The fact that they are encouraging their members to listen to Rush, means that they automatically criticize and hate him based on what they are told about him.

When some of the "encouraged listeners" become Rush dittoheads, the left skulls full of mush will explode.

18 posted on 05/04/2012 5:07:42 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: kearnyirish2; luvbach1

Well, my Rush days go back prior to Dan’s bake sale.
Rush is the best of any talker, and he is sincere in his
beliefs.
I get him each morning from recording him via dar.fm while I sleep.
For MSM, Fox may be as good as we can get, but I can not stomach watching it, as I am now receiving it for the first time in seven+ years.
The clowns make me sick.


19 posted on 05/04/2012 5:12:02 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Rush is a great speaker, and very quick on his feet (Hannity in particular is easily stumped by any live caller - he needs a teleprompter as well as someone to read it to him); I also bear in mind that Rush has a few ex-wives, so I separate his political/fiscal consevatism from his social conservatism.

Over all, the world is a better place because of Rush; I wouldn’t say the same for Fox.


20 posted on 05/04/2012 5:20:27 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Rufus2007

There is something conspiratorial and malicious about an organized effort to restrain a private individual right to engage in commerce. Using intimidation and interfering with one’s private business relationships appears not only petty, but perhaps a basis for a lawsuit that would reveal these roaches for what they are..enemies of not only free markets, but free expression as well.

I am sure Limbaugh has access to the best legal advice around and wonder if they have ever considered a major and well-publicized lawsuit against Media Matter, NOW and others that conspire to destroy an individual citizen personally and professionally.

I know it is not libel....but it is something. Any lawyers care to chime in?


21 posted on 05/04/2012 5:24:24 AM PDT by yetidog
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22 posted on 05/04/2012 5:30:48 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Rufus2007
“Start listening to Rush Limbaugh.” That was the unexpected message representatives from Media Matters

Rush will counter with "over a million new listeners thanks to Media Matters. Advertisement revenue skyrocketing..."

23 posted on 05/04/2012 5:37:51 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: kearnyirish2
I also bear in mind that Rush has a few ex-wives, so I separate his political/fiscal consevatism from his social conservatism.

Rush is "all career". He is the show. Considering how much his service to our country consumes him, yes, there has been some unfortunate sacrifice in his private life.

24 posted on 05/04/2012 5:39:48 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Caipirabob

A lot of people are consumed by their careers; I don’t hold it against Rush, I just bear that in mind. “Conservative” means a lot of things.

I think he has a great mind is one of the good guys.


25 posted on 05/04/2012 5:43:26 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Rufus2007

Liberals abhor free speech, except to defend flag burners, pornographers, blasphemers, race pimps, and America-hating rants. I guess that covers several of their faithful voting blocs.


26 posted on 05/04/2012 5:51:00 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: kearnyirish2
(Hannity in particular is easily stumped by any live caller - he needs a teleprompter as well as someone to read it to him)

I too used to think of Hannity as a lightweight but, he is really doing his homework lately. He can get in there and throw the facts around with the best of them and is doing so now.

27 posted on 05/04/2012 5:55:02 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Vinnie

I occasionally hear him on the radio on my way home, and it is clear that he can’t handle a live show; it is not just a lack of knowledge, but also the fact that he literally can’t think as quickly as Rush.


28 posted on 05/04/2012 5:58:56 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: All
Rush shining the light of truth on darkness...

Media Matters Facts

29 posted on 05/04/2012 6:00:18 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Vinnie

I’ve made the point a million times. Hannity is best when you give him a simple concept and just let him hammer it over and over and over. He’s not a deep thinker, but he certainly knows hows to hammer a story - i.e. Rev. Wright.

The right needs all kinds and Hannity has his place. I just click him off every time I hear him ask “who’s gonna be the VP pick? I like Rubio” BORING!


30 posted on 05/04/2012 6:00:57 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: luvbach1

They may succeed in removing themselves from the airwaves pretty much like Air America.

Among the Obama promoting businesses which have forfeited my patronage to name a few are:

CVS Caremark
Pepsico
General Electric
Time-Life
Hewlett-Packard
National Geographic


31 posted on 05/04/2012 6:14:35 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: Rufus2007

Kinda reminds me of various folks over the years who have studied the Bible in order to refute Christianity. Lew Wallace, Civil War era Union general and author of Ben Hur is one who comes to mind. He ended up becoming a Christian, IIRC.

Advice to Media Matters: if you want to keep your folks propagating lies, don’t ever point them to the truth. They may hear and believe. Next thing you know, they might just try reading the Bible to see if everything they’ve been taught by the MSM & NEA about it are also a pack of lies.

Truth & Freedom are dangerous to Liberals/Progressives!

“It is the secret of faith, which is the burden of our preaching, and it says, in effect, “If you openly admit by your own mouth that Jesus Christ is the Lord, and if you believe in your own heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” For it is believing in the heart that makes a man righteous before God, and it is stating his belief by his own mouth that confirms his salvation. And the scripture says: ‘Whoever believes on him will not be put to shame’.

And that “whoever” means anyone, without distinction between Jew or Greek. For all have the same Lord, whose boundless resources are available to all who turn to him in faith. For: ‘Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved’.
Can we offer the excuse of ignorance on Israel’s behalf?

Now how can they call on one in whom they have never believed? How can they believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how can they hear unless someone proclaims him? And who will go to tell them unless he is sent? As the scripture puts it: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!’” Romans 10:8b-15, J.B Phillips translation


32 posted on 05/04/2012 6:17:46 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Rufus2007

Well good luck with that.

We’ll see how effective that is once the Mothers Day sales figures for Sherries Berries and ProFlowers.com come in for their post-Rush era.


33 posted on 05/04/2012 6:43:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Rufus2007

They should start listening, and calling. Rush has always put dissenters to the top of the line, if they can impress Snerdley with the ability to make a coherent argument. It makes for more interesting radio, and he gets the chance to demolish them.


34 posted on 05/04/2012 6:48:03 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: AlexW
Well, my Rush days go back prior to Dan’s bake sale....For MSM, Fox may be as good as we can get, but I can not stomach watching it, as I am now receiving it for the first time in seven+ years.

I remember Rush from before he went to NY. As for Fox, it's amusing that many Freepers consider it too liberal, or at least, establishment Republican, while Dems and other leftists think it's far right.

35 posted on 05/04/2012 7:41:49 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1
As for Fox, it's amusing that many Freepers consider it too liberal, or at least, establishment Republican, while Dems and other leftists think it's far right.

Now that we discover FoxNews was the bane of bin Laden their viewership should accelerate nicely...while OBL's "favs" continue to sink into the abyss.

Actually don't watch FoxNews or any news for that matter...I should take a look in now!

36 posted on 05/04/2012 7:51:38 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Rufus2007

Well...that makes a coalition of about 12 people who don’t know whether to (expletive) or go blind.


37 posted on 05/04/2012 10:05:08 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Rufus2007

Typical leftist reaction: try to shut down opposing views. These dopes don’t realize what petty fascists they are. When Olberbaby was spewing his leftist offal, no conservative tried to organize a boycott to get him off the air. They knew he was going to commit professional suicide anyway. I certainly didn’t like Olberbaby. But I didn’t try to force him off the air. Leftists are different. NOW is a collection of leftists...not liberals. True liberals would try to counter Limbaugh with their own propaganda. Leftists i.e. fascists try to stop you from speaking period.


38 posted on 05/04/2012 10:41:27 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Rufus2007
These morons are really clueless . . . totally clueless. Remember the manufactured nonsense they tried with Sandra (”Slut”) Fluke and advertiser intimidation? Ask the former advertisers how well their PC stupidity helped the bottom line. Anyone?
39 posted on 05/04/2012 10:53:21 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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