Skip to comments.State Sen. Leland Yee Launches Boycott of Rush Limbaugh Advertisers
Posted on 01/26/2011 6:53:44 AM PST by kristinn
State Sen. Leland Yee is going after another right-wing heavyweight, this time launching a boycott of any companies that advertise on Rush Limbaugh's radio show.
Yee, a Democrat who represents northern San Mateo County and western San Francisco, began reaching out Tuesday to dozens of civil rights organizations to ask them to condemn Limbaugh.
His staff has compiled a list of the show's sponsors and, with the help of the community groups, will begin putting pressure on them to pull their advertisements from the show. Yee also wants people to stop patronizing the show's advertisers and has launched an online petition for residents to join the boycott.
Yee decided to initiate the protest after Limbaugh "mocked the Chinese language and culture" during his Jan. 19 radio program and refused to apologize.
"I think this is very damaging for children (to hear that) Rush Limbaugh thinks it's OK to make fun of another language or make fun of those individuals who may speak another language," Yee said.
Yee said he's simply looking for an apology, which he hopes will start Limbaugh down a road toward "internal reflection" about his actions.
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Yeah, that’ll work out well..............
I, too, am fearful of 6 year olds that tune into Rush Limbaugh daily.
Hey Leland! Bite me.
Guess he'll be boycotting me too.
HO HUM, history repeats itself.
In 1994 the National Organization of Women organized a boycott against orange juice when the Florida Citrus Commission decided to advertise on conservative Rush Limbaughs talk show.
Limbaugh supporters countered by increasing their purchases of orange juice.
The boycott was a FLAT FAILURE.
If Rush’s 20 million listeners do the same for the products of every boycott launched by people like these, the results will be the same.
Attn: COMRADE LEE
Please forward that list to me.
Those companies will then be placed at the top of my list of .. who to BUY FROM!!!!
Yee said he’s simply looking for an apology, which he hopes will start Limbaugh down a road toward “internal reflection” about his actions.
Well, try holding your breath, action will follow. Oh BTW how are you coming on solving CA’s budget problems? I thought so!
Add the clueless Yee to the stack of bones that the EIB juggernaut has rolled over in the past 20+ years. Rush revived AM radio when it was almost dead, and sponsors know where they can get the most bang for their buck.
Rush need not worry. He doesn’t have many advertisers that sell drugs, condoms, and abortion advice.
Rush Hour Too
I would like a list of Rush's advertisers. I do not listen to all three hours every day so I do not know all of them. If I had a list then I could buy from even more of them.
My version of a reverse boycott.
Battle between the “Rush is god” crowd and the Rush sucks” folks starting in 3...2...1...
Oh Boy. Another dirty little pervert San Fran Liberal
coorie beast, launches another “boycott”, only to find himself looking like the effete boob that he is, as his hissy fitting efforts turn out to be as worthless as the boycott on Arizona....Business increased.
LOL. This is funny stuff.
Okay, Yee. Have at it.
Rush is about to get MORE attention and his sponsors MORE money.
lee is going to find out what happens when you rub honey on your feet and kick a fire ant nest with them.
I know for a fact this guy didn’t call for a boycott of SNL’s advertisers after the opening Hu skit several months ago.
But, pointing out hypocrisy to a leftist is like spraying water on a duck.
Hey, Yee! How did you name your kids? Did your silverware drawer spill?
How many times has this been tried? I lose count....
her... him... whatever.
Yee is now fuel for
Yee is now fuel for Rush’s fire!
Yes Virginia, DemoLiberals *do* have cooties.
Check out Screaming Jay Hawkins - Hong Kong for more mock Chinese.
Ching chang ching chang moo goo gai pan!
Do you think anyone is able enough to destroy Rush’s Western San Francisco fanbase?
It is pretty awesome that Kalipornia is doing so well that they have time for this.
Speaking of damaging to children.... Kalipornia leftism and schools are far more damaging to kids than a radio program that airs during school hours.
Yipes! Coffee hasn’t set in yet this morning.
Has this guy ever watched the Simpson’s or Family Guy?
Rush has the kind of sponsors that are mostly immune to this approach. Really, how does one boycott “Sleep Number Beds?” Okay, there are alternatives to Carbonite ... which one to use? How about Mosy.com? Well you just took the money from Rush’s advertiser and gave it to Sean Hannity’s.
You know what I would like to see? A Chinese making fun of English.
Hung dung sprang ying yang!
Lee is crap-house-mouse crazy.
You should look into all the records of his time as a politician.
He is the same guy who insisted that the speaking fee for Sarah Palin at one of the colleges was a PUBLIC item because ‘the college paid for it’.
He was totally wrong-—supporters & alumni of the college paid for her appearance. Just because they used college facilities—which they rented & paid for—Lee decided that anything connected to Palin’s speech was all public. There even was trash can hunting for any notes that were tossed out.
He seems to be incapable of being embarrassed by his actions.
He truly is EVIL, IMO.
Shouldn't they be more worried about the bankruptcy of California?!
Somewhere there is a shirt not being pressed because this idiot is worried about Rush.
I was thinking exactly the same thing - how does a state senator from a FAILING STATE have the time to regulate speech?
The citizens of CA are really STUPID to keep guys like this employed when they are on their butts economically, financially , morally and any other which way...
so glad I got the hell out of that state - too bad my bro is still there, suffering.
State Sen. Leland Yee Joins SF Mayor's Race
State Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco called on conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh to apologize to the Chinese community today for mocking Chinese President Hu Jintao's speech.
Limbaugh was complaining today on his show about a Fox News broadcast that omitted translation of Hu's words, and spent 18 seconds speaking gibberish Chinese.
"Normally they translate every couple of words, but Hu Jintao was just going chin chong, chin chong cha..." he said before continuing to mimic the language.
Yee chairs the state Senate Select Committee on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs and said Limbaugh owes the Chinese community an apology for his "pointless and ugly offense."
"His classless act is an insult to over 3,000 years of cultural history, and is a slap in the face to the millions of Chinese Americans who have struggled in this country and to a people who constitute one-quarter of the world's population," Yee said in a statement.
"His comments... are sadly indicative of the bigotry that has often plagued his commentary and lined his pockets."
Born in Red China, graduate of Berkeley. If this guy isn’t a Manchurian candidate-type plant I will eat my hat, and if his first loyalty is to this country, I will eat his hat, too.
Yee needs to get a sense of humor....everyone get a life!
Excuse me? Does he need a wittle attention this morning?
Yo, Lee - get back to me when you’ve decided to send Rush to a re-education camp.