Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh dropped from radio stations after 'slut' comments cause controversy
Posted on 03/05/2012 10:42:19 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
Two radio stations have dropped The Rush Limbaugh Show from their schedules following the firestorm surrounding his offensive attack on law student Sandra Fluke on his show last week.
KPUA in Hilo, Hawaii, and WBEC in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, announced today that they would no longer carry the show after the right-wing radio host called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a slut and prostitute over her support of President Barack Obamas new contraception plan.
Limbaugh made a rare public apology on Saturday in the wake of the uproar caused by his comments, which led to several advertisers pulling out of the show,...
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Hawaii and Massachusetts, not surprised
The Leftist haters think they have won but it's just the last laugh game playing out.
That last sentence is a perfect description of the lapdog media that infests the airwaves.
ROTFLMAO! To quote Chris Rock; "N*****, please..."
I think I saw that guy on TV a couple days ago. The lava guy, that is.
I thought it was over 600 stations? If I'm right he's lost 0.003 percent of his stations? If you're correct, he's lost 0.004%. Big woop. Go lefties! Celebrate your "victory." LOL
You got that right.....Watch another station in that are pick him up. Years ago, here in the Detroit area, station 1200 a.m. dropped him and switched to a sports format. Before the paperwork even hit the floor Rush was picked up by WJR......
WJR, by the way, is the #1 a.m. station in all of S.E. Michigan. From early morning till 5:00 pm. they're all conservative talk radio. At 5, Mitch Albom, who's a libtard, comes on and that's when I turn the radio off......
Don't worry. Try reading this (shameless plug):
Hilo, Hawaii and Pittsfield, Massachusetts?
Was anybody listening in those Leftist bastions anyway???
These two tiny stations will be surprised when one of their competitors immediately signs up Rush’s program. Dropping Rush’s show is a stupid business move.
So drop Rush? You are a raindrop in a ocean of radio. Buh bye...
When my dad was still alive, he was a courtesy driver for a Lexus dealership in in S.E. Michigan and he would do the same thing to the cars he was returning to owners after being serviced.
LET THE OUTRAGE BEGIN NOW!
The very next headline under Breaking News:
Elite National Media Dinner Set to Host Comic Who Smeared Palin in Vile Sexual Terms
It's not a double standard. The left HAS no standard. Limbaugh had a rationale behind what he said - the lady wanted to be paid to have sex. The left, on the other hand, never has nor ever will have a rationale. Their attacks on the right is NEVER substantive and ALWAYS innuendo and collateral. They call themselves the Intellectual Progressives, when in fact they are Irrational Degenerates.
"Political Correctness" IS Marxist tyranny.
You're right and it's a preview of coming attractions.
To those who miss Rush, there is WTIC AM, a 50,000 AM radio station which still has Rush’s show on.
Today though, there will be University of Connecticut men’s college basketball on at 12 Noon today, the start of the Big East Championship tournament.
We are living in a time of hypocracy.
Advertiser boycotts can work, though they usually fail because most people don't connect purchasing decisions to their personal values.
Once an advertiser boycott gains traction — and in very liberal areas like Massachusetts and Hawaii they may work against Limbaugh because the station managers and many in the potential listening audience are likely to disagree with Limbaugh — the best way to respond is for highly motivated supporters to counteract the boycott by responding with letters indicating that cutting Limbaugh also carries costs.
When people complained about articles in newspapers where I have worked, one of the questions I liked to ask — not the first question, but on the list — was whether the complainer was a subscriber or a regular reader. Often the person complaining wasn't even an occasional reader but got angry about something they read on the internet and complained without even being a paying customer! It's amazing how often that happens.
When actual paying customers (or in Leo WIndhorse’s case, people with an economic impact) complain about a boycott, it can have a significant effect.
33 posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 1:58:28 AM by LeoWindhorse:
Dear Chris [ Gen. Mgr - KPUA ]
I work for a major rent a car company here on the Big Island
For years I have been programming your station into each and every rental car I get in during the course of my work day .I have programmed literally 10s of 1000s of such rental cars
Effective immediately I will cease programming your station into any and all cars and I shall further re-visit the programming I have done and remove all pre-sets to your station .
Your discontinuance of Rush was a bad idea . It will have its own costs
Now we see who’s choosing sides.
...and if you think this is just some random compliants, it is Astroturfing by a tax-exempt 501c3.
This is flatout being organized by the organizers for the regime of 0bama. Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media...Media Matters works daily to notify activists, journalists, pundits, and the general public about instances of misinformation, providing them with the resources to rebut false claims and to take direct action against offending media institutions.
Why is this organization tax-exempt? What elevates their efforts to tax-exempt status verses say GBTV? Because they claim to be a media watchdog group? Well what the heck does that mean? They blatantly state they are 'progressive' and watchdog group is nothing more than brownshirts for the regime.
Rush has been a target from before 0bama got in office. There is a lot it seems that Rush did in having certain companies as sponsors that was counter productive and even counter intuitive. Yesterday, he said he knew the leanings of these companies and he chose to do business with them anyway. He admitted it on air in the first hour and all this while attempting to placate his audience with the I didn't sponsor GM rhetoric.
The tactics of the progressive left here are predictable and clear. What Rush knowingly did in using the word slut and with his national sponsors is not. With sponsors clamoring to get access to Rush airtime...Rush made other choices. Choices that led his loyal listeners to spend their money with the likes of David Friend and MoveOn.org.
What Rush admitted yesterday amid the mists of "listener loyalty means everything," really should raise significant questions about his conservative integrity. He sounded to me yesterday like the abusive husband presenting the abused wife with a dozen red roses.
I am more and more conflicted about Rush. His opening monologue did not help at all. Quite frankly I could have cared less that he called a woman a slut. That is exactly what her faux testimony sounded like and every woman at Georgetown should have been offended by her testimony. Every Catholic woman at that school should have launched an immediate campaign that Fluke doesn't speak for them.
But this mess has revealed a very soft underbelly of Rush. One from a business logistic point that makes no sense to me.
Welll...Hawaii and Massachusetts.
Two most liberal states in the Union.
What more can be said?
It’s the same one. Here’s a link to a UK article about it which is the first google hit for the subdivision name in a news search.
Time for Rush to move to satellite radio. He could replace some of the deadwood that poses as “conservative” talk.
“I thought it was over 600 stations?”
I think you’re right. I realized after I posted it that I erred on the exact numbers. But like you say, regardless of the precise number, 2 stations (especially in Hawaii and Mass) are nothing to worry too much about.
I think it was accurate, if not right of him, to call her out for being so incredibly free with her body and not wanting to accept consequences for her actions.
Sadly what she wants flows from what the Resident said that he doesn’t want for his daughters, about being punished with a baby.
Uh, farming laws way back when...
— In a subsection of the article entitled “Employment Discrimination in Provision of Employment Benefits” starting on page 635 of the review Sandra Fluke and her co-editor describe two forms of discrimination in benefits they believe LGBTQ individuals face in the work place:
“Discrimination typically takes two forms: first, direct discrimination limiting access to benefits specifically needed by LGBTQ persons, and secondly, the unavailability of family-related benefits to LGBTQ families.”
Their “prime example” of the first form of discrimination? Not covering sex change operations:
“A prime example of direct discrimination is denying insurance coverage for medical needs of transgender persons physically transitioning to the other gender.”
This so called “prime example” of discrimination is expounded on in a subsection titled “Gender Reassignment Medical Services” starting on page 636:
“Transgender persons wishing to undergo the gender reassignment process frequently face heterosexist employer health insurance policies that label the surgery as cosmetic or medically unnecessary and therefore uncovered.”
To be clear, the argument here is that employers are engaging in discrimination against their employees who want them to pay for their sex changes because their “heterosexist” health insurance policies don’t believe sex changes are medically necessary.—
This seems to be the progressive dream all along. The fairness doctrine didn't work..Air America failed, They see an opportunity now through community organizing tactics.
I heart Radio apps are going to be huge for people driving in their cars. Can you get Rush on Sat Radio? Internet at the office will replace the local ads for people who are living in other areas. A good way for Rush to purify the listener base and purify the ankle biting advertisers who were contributing to Obamas reelection coffers with the profits of their companies success from advertising on Rush Limbaughs remarkable listener base. Time to start a Rush Room for lunch and have a serve Fluke burgers with a full ensemble of CONDOMENTS.
End of Rush’s show I am afraid.
Last night I was flicking through channels and the local news was on.
Right on that news or so called news was Rush being reported on .
Two women anchors sat there and said, “Rush Limbaugh has lost a lot of sponsors over his comments calling a college female 25 year old student a slut and a prostitute”
Now there was not reporting on the fact she was an activist, she is 30, she wants us to pay 3 grand for her contraception, the fact a condom can easily be afforded by a woman who goes to Georgetown etc.
Nope no real reporting but even worse was that one of the women was sitting there listening to the other anchor rolling her eyes and sighing in disapproval of Rush.
I’ve just sent them an e-mail but of course the local channels anywhere in this country have now been taken over by a bunch of pansy elitist liberals.
Those 2 stations are obviously run by radio sluts.
I want the names of those silly women who have dropped Rush over this. None of them deserve support. They are sunshine Patriots. They are Occupied —and already captured. they have a right to direct the flow of their sponsorship —but In My Opinion None of them are worthy of my support. To fall for the same Occupy Propaganda -suggests these sponsors were weak anyhow. The message to the called out was-and is those who stand steadfast to the end will receive the reward. Those that cut and run are already defeated-You have been Occupied.
And when we yet had an American Military When they honored the Code. We were trained “I will NEVER surrender of my own free will. If captured I will continue to resist. and will help others resist. I will accept no favors nor privilege from the enemy. I was born an American and By Gods Grace I will DIE an American.If I am the last man standing.And I believe Rush is RIGHT.
after having to have lived up there for a bit before I got my wife to escape that cesspit then I could not agree with you more on all points.
Ma is the worst state in this union I have been too , horrible big Govt elitist and in many places racist bigoted state , ran by left wing kooks, socialists and where the communist party gets many members.
Then that state has exported their homosexuals to go after other states and demand that the other states adopt the MA law which was forced onto the people.
How any conservative and we do have some on here can stay in that hell hole knowing that their vote will never count and that their tax money goes to things like the homo violence center or the cross dressing agenda.
And now we have their x Gov running on our ticket telling us he is a conservative but will still as a matter of fact keep that homosexual cross dressing agenda going whilst closing down religious orgs, trampling on peoples rights etc
I find it kind of humorous that management of these two stations, both in liberal wastelands, think they`re “making a statement” by ending their Rush broadcasts. Listeners can go online from nearly any venue these days and access his show. Watch the revenue flows drop like rocks for those stattions when they attempt to substitute their local gardening show for the 3-hour block.
They cut out Limbaugh to their own detriment.
will tune in on the internet..real easy these days.
Ah........one of the good things about having a computer. I only listen to Rush via. P/C, have been for the past three years.
Have been using AOL Classical Music in back ground while surfing.....as of today I stopped AOL, and found many conservative alternatives.
I know everybody doesn’t have a computer but that’s the way of the future.I listen to stations all over the country. Right now I’m listening to Peter Boyle Show on KNOW630 in Denver, CO and I live in Pennsylvania.As long as I have one station to go to Im fine.This will only make our side stronger.
Our radio station at Effingham, IL announced while Rush was on that they will keep him for the time being, had some demanding he be removed from air.....well, just now the guy who talks early a.m. was talking about the emails etc. they received etc. He said they can tell who the local listeners are as they sign their name and have a personal comment, only 2 of the locals made the demand to remove Rush.....the others who they heard from were not from this area and most likely robo calls......or libs.....when I heard the announcement during Rush, I sent them an email & ask them to keep Rush....then commented on Wm. Bence (who is on in the a.m.) & salute to veterans etc. that I like. I signed my name also....so it does make a difference. They know who pays their bills!
Don't fall for this trick and lie. Nuff said
The owners and management of our local talk radio station (WTAW) are solidly conservative. You know you’re listening to the right station when they have promos like “We can’t imagine a world without Rush.”
Maybe they will replace him with an FM talker or a Jersey Shore cast member?
People on TV and radio use worse language all the time. no controversy
I knew that the ‘apology’ was a big mistake. Remember, this has happened AFTER the apology was issued. Obviously, the apology did not prevent this from happening, in fact, I believe that it gave the critics legitimacy in their ridiculously hypocritical efforts.
Me too. Thanks for the link! bttt
I just went to proflowers facebook page, and wrote a couple of rather stinging comments, I told them I have been a customer for the past five years mainly because of Rush. Both comments I posted appeared on the wall, but 12 seconds later, they had been deleted. They were not abusive, no bad language, just my disappointment with their policies. Perhaps this is why you are only seeing supportive comments.
Eventually, the radio may go the way of the dodo bird. I use iHeart on my phone as much as I use my car radio. 640am is my local station, but it is more convenient to use the iheart app when the reception is stretched or I am at work.
I know that not everyone has a smart phone, and I am about to get rid of mine for cost savings, but if or when internet phones and service is made cheap enough, the radio station transmissions will die.
The apology was not to placate as much as it was to clean up (in his mind) what he had said. It was brilliantly worded and heartfelt. He simply felt that he sunk into the sewer with the left.
He apologized for using the left’s tactics. He apologized for using those (oh the horror! or is it whore?) words.
Over the weekend when hearing of his ‘apology’ the same thoughts went through my mind but listening to him yesterday it was not a ‘groveling’ type of statement. In it he brilliantly juxtaposed the left and the right.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.