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Media Matters, NOW unite to force Limbaugh off the air
The Daily Caller ^ | 5/4/12 | Caroline May

Posted on 05/04/2012 9:33:34 PM PDT by bigbob

“Start listening to Rush Limbaugh.” That was the 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.

“I will say, just going by the numbers, getting local stations to drop Limbaugh is actually a hard, more long-term campaign than just looking at getting local sponsors to drop,” she explained, adding that they do not need to get the conservative talker off every local station to make an impact.

The catch, however, is that women who are active with NOW and the men who support them — whom Limbaugh often needles as the NAGs (National Association of Gals) and the “new castrati” — are actually going to have to listen to his radio show in order to identify and target those local advertisers.

“The first thing you want to do is, I say, start listening to Rush Limbaugh,” Carmona advised.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: limbaugh; mediamatters; nags; rush
It won't work, and will probably only increase Rush's ratings, but they're getting a little smarter.
1 posted on 05/04/2012 9:33:46 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

The operative word being “little”.


2 posted on 05/04/2012 9:36:10 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: bigbob

I don’t think that it’ll work either. They may eventually succeed in driving him to another venue but the only way they’ll get rid of him entirely is if “he” decides to call it quits.


3 posted on 05/04/2012 9:36:21 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: bigbob

Rush and the other conservatives on the air will be in grave danger if 0bama wins/steals another term.

Hell, we’re already all in grave danger.


4 posted on 05/04/2012 9:38:24 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: bigbob

I have been writing to local companies who send me letters soliciting business that because they have dropped Limbaugh advertising, I have dropped them as a source of goods and services. Sears, Sleep Comfort, Quicken Loans, etc.

Get your friends to do the same and threaten a local boycott of these businesses.
The worm turns!

You can also ask why this business (i.e. Sears, Quicken Loans, etc), are taking advise from a neo-marxist smear group like Media Matters, which is funded by a WW2 Nazi-supporting KAPO (Jewish turncoat) from Hungary?

That should put them on notice.


5 posted on 05/04/2012 9:40:21 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: davisfh

Even if they contact local advertisers, those businesses are going to have to ask which they value more - the results they’ve had from advertizing on Rush, or the potential business of the Nags and New Castrati. If Liberals represent less than 20% of the population, I think it’ll be a pretty easy decision.


6 posted on 05/04/2012 9:40:34 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

The only thing that might happen...is that someone starts to dig into who funds Media Matters and NOW. Once you identify their message with the financial side of the house and label them with the supporter’s name (not NOW, not Media Matters), then this crystal palace starts to fall.


7 posted on 05/04/2012 9:42:52 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: bigbob

A bunch of slut organizations looking to silence free speech.


8 posted on 05/04/2012 9:50:07 PM PDT by sagar
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To: bigbob

will never happen...


9 posted on 05/04/2012 9:57:03 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: bigbob

What a bunch of pussies.


10 posted on 05/04/2012 9:59:50 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: bigbob

Grab your panties and stretch'em over your head David Brock ...
that 1st Amendment thing works both ways.

11 posted on 05/04/2012 10:03:43 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: smoothsailing

Hmm. Of course some percentage of these people will learn that Rush is Right!


12 posted on 05/04/2012 10:04:23 PM PDT by RickGee
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To: bigbob

I happened to tune in today for a while, and I heard Rush mention at the outset the “mental health breaks” being advised by NOW et al., indicating that he would be accommodating. Never did hear any followup, though. Was there any? I’m supposing an official Rush Mental Health Break would be an occasion for considerable amusement.


13 posted on 05/04/2012 10:26:57 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: bigbob

These fools are still beating up Rush over his calling Sandra Fluke a slut.

They need to get over themselves.


14 posted on 05/04/2012 10:34:29 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: dr_lew

If they succeed Rush goes to satellite, we go with, local stations suffer, but Rush lives on.

That’s what would happen but chances are zero to .05%. I think nags go away before Rush does


15 posted on 05/04/2012 10:35:57 PM PDT by chiller (Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: upchuck

Feeling vs thinking


16 posted on 05/04/2012 10:38:13 PM PDT by chiller (Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: bigbob

About the only things I can find that the NAGS and Meateaters Matter have in common are a hatred of America, homosexuality and Marxism/Communism.


17 posted on 05/04/2012 10:44:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: bigbob

“but they’re getting a little smarter”

There was only one way to go


18 posted on 05/04/2012 10:51:06 PM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: unkus

If Obama wins another term, there won’t be much need for Rush. That will be a good sign that conservatives have already lost the political battle.


19 posted on 05/04/2012 10:53:31 PM PDT by pallis
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To: bigbob
Typical liberals.

They can't out-debate him so getting rid of him is their only option.

20 posted on 05/04/2012 10:59:12 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: bigbob
The first thing you want to do is, I say, start listening to Rush Limbaugh

Non compos mentis. Get rid of Rush by increasing his listenership. Great plan.

21 posted on 05/04/2012 11:00:44 PM PDT by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: bigbob

The old bags and hags are at work again.


22 posted on 05/04/2012 11:15:45 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: bigbob

The Left is showing its true colors. From the oppression of free speech with bullying tactics to the limiting of free speech through the censorship tactics of political correctness, they are degenerate thugs. The only language they know is the language of propaganda and talking points given by enemies of freedom and those plotting for the destruction of the United States of America.

Here is an example of them disrupting the address by Abby Johnson, former Director of a Texas Planned Parenthood, talking about the horror of abortion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C82zHUd1qZI


23 posted on 05/04/2012 11:17:31 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: garbanzo

Maybe they’ll discover he isn’t nearly as outrageous as Hag Central has painted him to be.


24 posted on 05/04/2012 11:18:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: pallis

I hope Rush and the others have good security.


25 posted on 05/04/2012 11:24:16 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I heard SEARS is up for more imminent closings. We are at war on all public conservative speech and when even the Church is attacked openly, then danger is at our very door.


26 posted on 05/04/2012 11:40:46 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: bigbob
I wonder how many NOW/MMFA listeners he'll flip? May be the first time any actually listen to him, and some will be shocked to find out he doesn't say the things MMFA says he does...or that's he's just crackin’ wise.
27 posted on 05/04/2012 11:50:09 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: bigbob

Rush has around 576 stations and about 20 million listeners of which I am one! I don’t think they can force him off unless they buy all the stations that carry him!!


28 posted on 05/05/2012 12:12:54 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: bigbob

Doesn’t NOW have something better and more noble to do? Like stop the horrendous repression of women in the middle east??


29 posted on 05/05/2012 12:34:26 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: unkus
Rush and the other conservatives on the air will be in grave danger if 0bama wins/steals another term. Hell, we’re already all in grave danger.

My thoughts, exactly. . .

30 posted on 05/05/2012 12:51:57 AM PDT by cricket ( It is not just 'the economy' and Newt knows it. . .)
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To: unkus
Rush and the other conservatives on the air will be in grave danger if 0bama wins/steals another term. Hell, we’re already all in grave danger.

My thoughts, exactly. . .

31 posted on 05/05/2012 12:52:02 AM PDT by cricket ( It is not just 'the economy' and Newt knows it. . .)
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To: unkus
Rush and the other conservatives on the air will be in grave danger if 0bama wins/steals another term. Hell, we’re already all in grave danger.

My thoughts, exactly. . .

32 posted on 05/05/2012 12:52:02 AM PDT by cricket ( It is not just 'the economy' and Newt knows it. . .)
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To: unkus
Rush and the other conservatives on the air will be in grave danger if 0bama wins/steals another term. Hell, we’re already all in grave danger.

My thoughts, exactly. . .

33 posted on 05/05/2012 12:52:02 AM PDT by cricket ( It is not just 'the economy' and Newt knows it. . .)
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To: bigbob

Rush should openly welcome them as listeners and invite them to actually learn something. He`s always 10 steps ahead of the enemy. For whatever the bad guys attempt to dish out, he`s always ready to dish it back with interest.


34 posted on 05/05/2012 1:58:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: WKUHilltopper
Doesn`t NOW have something better and more noble to do?

The NAGs care only about three issues:

1. The "right" to kill the unborn

2. Lesbian "rights"

3. Promotion and election of democrats

Everything else is just noise to them.

35 posted on 05/05/2012 2:08:30 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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To: bigbob

But what about diversity and tolerance? I thought different cultures and ideas were good things according to the libs. Oh, they get to pick which ones are good!


36 posted on 05/05/2012 2:48:54 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: bigbob
Hey, I have an idea!

Why doesn't Soros' organizations & rich Hollywood elitist start up their own liberal talk radio to promote and argue the merits of the Constitution & Capitalism?

They could get some big name lefty talkers and I'm sure they would be as big as Limbaugh one day.

They could come up with a catchy name, like, say, Air America.

Oh!! Wait! ...Nevermind

37 posted on 05/05/2012 3:12:26 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: bigbob
a burr in the saddle

Nothing stings like the truth!

38 posted on 05/05/2012 4:08:37 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("You can, in fact must, shout fire in a crowded theatre. It just has to be the truth. " J. Goldberg)
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To: bigbob

By the way, how’s Carbonite doing?


39 posted on 05/05/2012 4:09:22 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("You can, in fact must, shout fire in a crowded theatre. It just has to be the truth. " J. Goldberg)
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To: bigbob

As of today I will boycott NOW. Go Rush.


40 posted on 05/05/2012 4:18:06 AM PDT by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: bigbob

Who?


41 posted on 05/05/2012 4:42:23 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: bigbob

Media Matters and NOW should be forced out of business. One is run by a pschopathic sociopathic humanity-hating homosexual — and the other is run by David Brock. comedy club routine/


42 posted on 05/05/2012 4:49:03 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: bigbob

It’s time for those who care about free speech to get after groups like NOW and Media Matters. Bunch of petty dictators.


43 posted on 05/05/2012 4:55:43 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: bigbob
It won't work, and will probably only increase Rush's ratings, but they're getting a little smarter.

Rush just said the other day that the advertisers that left due to the Sandra Fluke flap are asking to come back!

44 posted on 05/05/2012 5:13:42 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Article 58)
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To: VRW Conspirator
I know one avid LOOONNG-TIME Rush follower who has stopped ordering from a previous advertiser of his show, a certain prosessional flower hawker and another female strawberry concern. They may continue to advertise on other conservative radio programs but I don't feel like sending my dwindling money to companies who will bend so easily when the hot air blows their way.
45 posted on 05/05/2012 6:07:24 AM PDT by NTegraT (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: NTegraT
That was supposed to be professional. Something about the auto-correct that keeps poking its nose in my business.
46 posted on 05/05/2012 6:10:23 AM PDT by NTegraT (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: bigbob

The left has been applying this strategy for awhile. Glenn Beck described a situation where a local business (mechanic) was inundated with phone calls from these losers and they basically overloaded their phone lines and blocked business that way. This mechanic had no idea what was going on. He was advertising with the local station that also carried Beck.

This is only a lit bit different than standing in front of the door to the business and blocking people from entering.

Fascists.


47 posted on 05/05/2012 6:13:29 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: Tex-Con-Man
That was my reaction as well. If they actually do what they are being told to do, some of them my wake up and discover that Rush actually IS right.

He has a number of converts who became so, because they discovered the truth after listening to him.
48 posted on 05/05/2012 6:28:07 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: bigbob
The world will be a much better place when freedom has been abolished and state apparatchiks decided what goes out on the airwaves.

We'll have to shut that Interwebs thingie down, though, and make it a one-way "pipe."

49 posted on 05/05/2012 6:35:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: ScottinVA

Yes. They have proven, time and time again, they’re agenda driven frauds.


50 posted on 05/05/2012 1:21:02 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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