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Attack by Limbaugh Awakens a ‘Stop Rush’ Campaign
NYT ^ | 3/2/12 | BRIAN STELTER

Posted on 03/03/2012 10:37:06 PM PST by Nachum

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To: Outlaw Woman

I think Rush wanted to get this out of the headlines because we have an election in process that will change this country.

Let it die.


151 posted on 03/04/2012 12:41:31 PM PST by Kenny
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To: FerociousRabbit

FerociousRabbit wrote:
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That’s the problem. Conservatives do not fight. Did any conservative entities organize a massive email/phone campaign to deluge these sponsors in favor of Rush and his statements to counter the left’s attack? No. Are there any such conservative outfits that mobilize millions (or even thousands) of conservatives to fight? Hmmmmmmm... none come to mind.
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Actually, an e-mail/phone campaign was organized right here on Free Republic yesterday urging everyone to contact Rush’s advertisers and voice their support for him. You can read the thread here, which was posted on the “Breaking News” and “Front Page” sections:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2854040/posts


152 posted on 03/04/2012 1:05:57 PM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Kenny

Kenny wrote:
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I think Rush wanted to get this out of the headlines because we have an election in process that will change this country.

Let it die.
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You can bet the left won’t.


153 posted on 03/04/2012 1:08:13 PM PST by DestroyLiberalism
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To: DestroyLiberalism
You can bet the left won’t.

Nor will a bunch of morons on this site.
154 posted on 03/04/2012 1:09:22 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Nachum

Yeah, I figured it was a Media Matters operation. Well, I’ve never believed that the Left was anything but an enemy. Don’t forget to listen to Rush tomorrow.


155 posted on 03/04/2012 1:15:50 PM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: unixfox

They can always buy ads on Air America. Oh wait. They no longer exist, and I bet they said far worse this about women more often, without a peep from the NYTimes or Media Matters.


156 posted on 03/04/2012 1:28:32 PM PST by matt04
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To: PapaBear3625

“The first thing to recognize is the extent to which they operate off other people’s money. They is their vulnerability”

You should repeat this post often—it is important that people focus on a few critical goals in the fight for freedom. First is to diminish their flow of funding. Identify the supporters and put on the public pressure. Second, information is the fuel, not money—money is only useful to the extent it can generate and control the information that people receive. There must be multiple information sources that share information about freedom. Currently, nearly all information sources are controlled by socialists. That culture took years to create and it has to be turned around—education and children are important to this goal.


157 posted on 03/04/2012 1:32:58 PM PST by iacovatx (If you must lie to recruit to your cause, you are fighting for the wrong side.)
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To: iacovatx
Second, information is the fuel, not money—money is only useful to the extent it can generate and control the information that people receive. There must be multiple information sources that share information about freedom. Currently, nearly all information sources are controlled by socialists.

The reason is that socialists have learned how to exert control over money. Look at Rush's current situation. He has made himself vulnerable to Leftist attacks, and the form the attacks take is complaints to advertisers.

Advertisers mostly want to make money. Controversy that inspires customer boycotts is something they don't want. They shy away from advertising in venues that generate unwelcome controversy. As long as the Left is good at generating controversy against conservative media, they will be able to cripple dissent.

158 posted on 03/04/2012 1:52:12 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: iacovatx

LAw making is less important that stupid law preventing, this is what should be on people’s minds.

There is nothing worse than Obamanesque comformism and automatic laws such as automatic withholding of taxes.

That’s where it should start, we hold the purse strings and they should be made aware of that.

As for Limbaugh, his comment was less insulting and more healthy than nutcase whore Fluke of life bimbo.


159 posted on 03/04/2012 2:02:28 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: iacovatx

Taht should be “LAw making is less important than stupid-law preventing... “


160 posted on 03/04/2012 2:03:45 PM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Kenny
Let it die? I've made only one comment on his apology while others are running around this forum screaming traitor, sold the US down the drain. etc.

Now, the point I was trying to make and I could be wrong, but they (the leftists/marxists) smell blood. Hell even people ‘on our side’ (laughable) are condemning him. This comment has gained more legs than a centipede and it is because they've been wanting to silence him for years now, they are not going to “let it die”, apology or not. This is the best opportunity they have so they will keep lying and inflaming and taking out of context what was said and meant.

It is not about what Rush said it is about silencing dissent and obliterating (even further) the 1st Amendment.

I'm behind Rush 1000% and we all better be because this is a direct strike at you and me and all conservatives.

161 posted on 03/04/2012 2:10:40 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: Nachum

We were going to buy another Select Comfort Sleep Number bed for the guest room, but not now. There’s always Serta or BeautyRest.......


162 posted on 03/04/2012 2:40:08 PM PST by securityMama
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To: smoothsailing

That is seriously funny.


163 posted on 03/04/2012 3:33:33 PM PST by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: trisham

Must be a bunch of "doctored" photos on GOOGLE.

164 posted on 03/04/2012 4:44:54 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Outlaw Woman
It is not about what Rush said it is about silencing dissent and obliterating (even further) the 1st Amendment.<+i>

Exactly:

First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out--; because I was not a communist

Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a socialist;

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a trade unionist;

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- because I was not a Jew;

Then they came for me-- and there was no one left to speak out for me.

165 posted on 03/04/2012 5:36:49 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Kenny
I don't know about you Kenny but I'll only be silenced when I'm 6 foot under and there are some that know me, that doubt even that.

If there ever was a time to be bold it is now. Each of these liberty stealing moves by the marxists are emboldening many and bringing us closer to the inevitable.

166 posted on 03/04/2012 5:50:58 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Each of these liberty stealing moves by the marxists are emboldening many and bringing us closer to the inevitable.

Which is why we have to speak out. They want to pull their sponsors from Rush, we say goodbye to those companies as well. And we have to make it known what we're doing. I think we should have a boycott thread for all those who turned on Rush.

167 posted on 03/04/2012 6:05:58 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Kenny

That’s a good idea. I’m interested in hearing what he has to say tomorrow. I hope to God he is not discouraged; he often says that he doesn’t have to work. Often when someone says that out loud, they have contemplating just that; quitting.

The sponsors (ex-sponsors) are listed on a couple of threads (maybe more). Some were saying they’ve cancelled their carbonite accounts too. That’s a great start. I will be contacting them tomorrow as well.

The thing is though, profit is becoming less important to some of these maniacs. They will spend their own funds (or the huge corporations) in order to continue propagandizing. MSNBC is a perfect example of this as well as Al Gore’s channel.

Are you going to start a thread about boycotting?


168 posted on 03/04/2012 6:22:20 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Are you going to start a thread about boycotting?

Not sure how to go about it. I think it would need to hang in Breaking News to be effective so everyone could keep up with the latest cowards on the list. I also think the sponsors who stuck by Rush shoud be listed so we can send business their way. Short on time but I'll try to look into it tomorrow, hopefully will get something together.

169 posted on 03/04/2012 6:34:07 PM PST by Kenny
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To: I am bigjohn; JerseyDvl; VictoryGal

“yes, slut was one of the words used to describe Fluke.”

Doubtful that it truly bothered Fluke. Reminds me of the bumper sticker, “You call me ‘bitch’ like that’s a bad thing.”


170 posted on 03/05/2012 5:37:02 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: kcvl

He looks awfully comfortable sitting down with a phone to his ear.


171 posted on 03/05/2012 6:13:06 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: panaxanax

“The most disturbing fact about this whole thing is how many FReepers are so quick to throw him under the bus.”

I’m not throwing him under the bus. I just don’t see the point in sticking my head in the sand.

RUSH was a tough guy last week. Then they got to him. That undermines his credibility going forward - He’s not as tough/principled as he says he is

RUSH knows full well that an apology is like blood in the water. The MSM/DEMs have won this round.

I’ll be listening today for sure. I’m curious how he spins this - hopefully he triples down. Otherwise, he becomes “just an entertainer”


172 posted on 03/05/2012 6:13:39 AM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: wilco200

“The MSM/DEMs have won this round.”
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Maybe. If you think Rush is gonna lay down and throw the fight in the first round, then you have grossly underestimated the talents of Mr. Limbaugh.

He’ll play ‘rope-a-dope’ for a few rounds and then finish off his attackers with one devastating brutal punch.

The faux Conservatives that are being duped into aligning themselves with the left at this time will be forced to consume a large helping of Humble Pie.

A “blood in the water” feeding frenzy often results in the predators turning on and consuming themselves.


173 posted on 03/05/2012 6:49:12 AM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: panaxanax

I admire your confidence and hope you’re right.

But there’s no getting around the fact that RUSH folded on Saturday.


174 posted on 03/05/2012 8:08:33 AM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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