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Rush Limbaugh dropped from radio stations after 'slut' comments cause controversy
U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 5:25 AM on 6th March 2012 | Laura Cox

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 Obama’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: billmaher; oldnews; partisanmediashills; purge; rushlimbaugh; sandrafluke; sandytheslut; slut; sluts4obama; talkradio
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To: ReneeLynn

Hawaii and Massachusetts, not surprised


51 posted on 03/06/2012 2:41:26 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Two talkradio stations in the same broadcast area don't play the same shows—in Columbia SC one plays Rush and the other Neal Boortz and I can guarantee that if Rush is dropped from one station he will end up on the other—and Neal would probably end up on the station that had Rush first.

The Leftist haters think they have won but it's just the last laugh game playing out.

52 posted on 03/06/2012 2:45:56 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Dapper 26

That last sentence is a perfect description of the lapdog media that infests the airwaves.


53 posted on 03/06/2012 2:49:49 AM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: Outlaw Woman
A Massachusetts station dropped Rush? The pro-abortion sodomite hellhole that sent Barney Frank, Gary Studds, John Kerry and assorted booze-running Kennedys to Washington? A state so vile and filthy one has to take a shower after merely driving through? The state that elected Romney as Governor?

ROTFLMAO! To quote Chris Rock; "N*****, please..."

54 posted on 03/06/2012 3:06:45 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Dapper 26

I think I saw that guy on TV a couple days ago. The lava guy, that is.


55 posted on 03/06/2012 3:12:12 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: lquist1
2 radio stations, out of 500+? BFD!!!

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

56 posted on 03/06/2012 3:17:33 AM PST by Big Giant Head
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To: ReneeLynn
You have to be a complete, liberal knucklehead to remove Rush’s show from your lineup or you were just waiting for an excuse to do it in the first place.

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......

57 posted on 03/06/2012 3:24:17 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Qbert
They just keep hammering one advertiser, etc. until they cave, and then they move on to the next one. It’s all AstroTurf- the real numbers aren’t there...

Don't worry. Try reading this (shameless plug):

(Vanity) Strength in Numbers: The REAL meaning of the Limbaugh Flap

Cheers!

58 posted on 03/06/2012 3:27:07 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Hilo, Hawaii and Pittsfield, Massachusetts?

Was anybody listening in those Leftist bastions anyway???

Doubt it.


59 posted on 03/06/2012 3:29:34 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Outlaw Woman

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.


60 posted on 03/06/2012 3:34:08 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . 2012 for change, this time for the people)
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To: Outlaw Woman
We use web radio via smart phone apps. We'll just find a station somewhere else in the country to play him. Heck, I've been listening to international radio for years via web radio apps (I like Wunder radio the best.) For example, I didn't go to Brazil for Carnaval (and remain quite happily married) but listened to the bands and announcers throughout the festival. Radio just isn't a local thing any more. There's a whole world competing for listeners. The model has changed with the onslaught of choice.

So drop Rush? You are a raindrop in a ocean of radio. Buh bye...

61 posted on 03/06/2012 3:34:30 AM PST 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: LeoWindhorse
I have been programming your station into each and every rental car

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.

62 posted on 03/06/2012 3:34:44 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Brown Deer

LET THE OUTRAGE BEGIN NOW!


63 posted on 03/06/2012 3:45:57 AM PST by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Rush Limbaugh dropped from radio stations after 'slut' comments cause controversy

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.

64 posted on 03/06/2012 4:04:19 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: unkus
"Political Correctness" IS censorship.

"Political Correctness" IS Marxist tyranny.

65 posted on 03/06/2012 4:07:06 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: JudgemAll
It has a tinge of the wrath of God, all this liberal stuck on stupid activity.

You're right and it's a preview of coming attractions.

66 posted on 03/06/2012 4:08:59 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: Outlaw Woman; All

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.


67 posted on 03/06/2012 4:11:49 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Brown Deer

We are living in a time of hypocracy.


68 posted on 03/06/2012 4:14:13 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: LeoWindhorse; All
What follows is exactly the sort of response that conservatives need to make.

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.

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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 10’s of 1000’s 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 it’s own costs

Bye bye

69 posted on 03/06/2012 4:18:36 AM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: Outlaw Woman

Now we see who’s choosing sides.


70 posted on 03/06/2012 4:19:24 AM PST by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: Qbert; Outlaw Woman; All
You need to understand what is happening. See the Rally for Rush thread and article right here on FR for serious details. I think many overlooked that thread thinking it was some kind of Activism. In a way it is, but you will find some very revealing information about Rush's major sponsors.

Rally for Rush (Carbonite CEO tied to MoveOn.org: time for conservatives to fight blacklisting?)

...and if you think this is just some random compliants, it is Astroturfing by a tax-exempt 501c3.

Attack by Limbaugh Awakens a ‘Stop Rush’ Campaign

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.

71 posted on 03/06/2012 4:19:54 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Welll...Hawaii and Massachusetts.

Two most liberal states in the Union.

What more can be said?


72 posted on 03/06/2012 4:22:38 AM PST by left that other site
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To: funfan

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.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2110798/Last-house-Royal-Gardens-Hawaii-consumed-lava-1983-volcanic-eruption.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


73 posted on 03/06/2012 4:23:57 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Outlaw Woman

Time for Rush to move to satellite radio. He could replace some of the deadwood that poses as “conservative” talk.


74 posted on 03/06/2012 4:29:11 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: Big Giant Head

“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.


75 posted on 03/06/2012 4:29:40 AM PST by lquist1
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To: Outlaw Woman

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.


76 posted on 03/06/2012 4:36:11 AM PST by wastedyears (Signature for sale.)
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To: Tzimisce
The costs of sitting on our asses doing nothing begins to take its toll....

Uh, farming laws way back when...

77 posted on 03/06/2012 4:37:36 AM PST by wastedyears (Signature for sale.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

http://mrctv.org/blog/sandra-fluke-gender-reassignment-and-health-insurance

— 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.—


78 posted on 03/06/2012 4:42:40 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Outlaw Woman
The progressive machine - media matters, Ofa... are all probably hammering their emails and phone lines

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.

79 posted on 03/06/2012 4:44:42 AM PST by opentalk
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To: wastedyears

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.


80 posted on 03/06/2012 4:44:42 AM PST by Michigan Bowhunter
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To: Outlaw Woman

End of Rush’s show I am afraid.


81 posted on 03/06/2012 4:44:42 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

KPUA-AM is New West Broadcasting, which acquired it through a bankruptcy (quelle surprise) 20 years ago. KPUA gave up their 50,000-watt blowtorch to downgrade to 5,000-watt = proven dumbasses on past decisions. Rush is on KHVH Honolulu, which pegs the needle in Hilo.

WBEC-AM is a nobody 1,000-watter owned by Vox Communications. Rush-carrying WGY has a similar or even superior signal in the region, maybe WHYN and WTIC too.


82 posted on 03/06/2012 4:51:06 AM PST by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Outlaw Woman

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.


83 posted on 03/06/2012 4:54:03 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: redgolum
End of Rush’s show I am afraid.

Do you have a link to that announcement?
84 posted on 03/06/2012 4:55:18 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Those 2 stations are obviously run by radio sluts.


85 posted on 03/06/2012 5:00:02 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

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.


86 posted on 03/06/2012 5:01:17 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: who knows what evil?

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


87 posted on 03/06/2012 5:03:11 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Smokin' Joe

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.


88 posted on 03/06/2012 5:15:56 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Oldexpat

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.


89 posted on 03/06/2012 5:27:21 AM PST by buck61
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To: Fred

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.


90 posted on 03/06/2012 5:29:37 AM PST by prr1957
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To: Outlaw Woman

OLD NEWS.

NOBODY CARES.

TIME TO "MOVE ON".


91 posted on 03/06/2012 5:29:52 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Outlaw Woman

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!


92 posted on 03/06/2012 5:41:42 AM PST by GrannyK
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To: Outlaw Woman; All
Wake Up People. Don't you realize this “testimony” by Fluke was NOT at Issa’s congressional hearing, but it was staged by the Dems. It was a press conference put on by the Dems with a Dem only panel. See the tape - Rush mentioned this yesterday.

Don't fall for this trick and lie. Nuff said

93 posted on 03/06/2012 5:55:35 AM PST by bobsunshine
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To: Outlaw Woman

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.”


94 posted on 03/06/2012 6:01:12 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

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


95 posted on 03/06/2012 6:33:59 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Outlaw Woman

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.


96 posted on 03/06/2012 6:38:29 AM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Me too. Thanks for the link! bttt


97 posted on 03/06/2012 6:40:07 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("Andrew loved the battle and he knew the stakes." ~ Mark Levin 3/2/12)
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To: toldyou

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.


98 posted on 03/06/2012 6:42:30 AM PST by Segovia
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To: Oldexpat

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.


99 posted on 03/06/2012 6:44:28 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: LibFreeUSA

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.


100 posted on 03/06/2012 6:46:21 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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