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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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Just ran across this. Getting crazy(ier)by the minute.
1 posted on 03/05/2012 10:42:24 PM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: Outlaw Woman

Not to worry. I am sure they will be quickly replaced.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 10:44:35 PM PST by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

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.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 10:46:42 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Outlaw Woman

What a bunch of hooey.


4 posted on 03/05/2012 10:46:43 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Then they will loose listeners who will tune in on the internet..real easy these days.


5 posted on 03/05/2012 10:47:55 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Outlaw Woman

The costs of sitting on our asses doing nothing begins to take its toll....


6 posted on 03/05/2012 10:48:31 PM PST by Tzimisce (this sucks)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I was expecting less Ad time on Rush today, and more of Rush. No such luck. There were plenty of Ads, lot of them local businesses, doctors, dentists, casino’s.


7 posted on 03/05/2012 10:50:36 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: ReneeLynn

It’s really amazing that so many are willing to silence certain forms of speech (we all know that would be ‘conservative’ speech). They don’t care about liberty they just want to remove any traces of correct thinking. They don’t want any reminders of how low they are. If that means junking the Constitution, so be it.


8 posted on 03/05/2012 10:51:56 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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I'm betting the sales managers and dales staff were NOT consulted about this move.


I'm also thinking a lot of resumes went out from those stations.
9 posted on 03/05/2012 10:55:28 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: entropy12

That’s encouraging.

That didn’t happen here in mid Missouri though. His parodies played. There were a couple of Newt Gingrich ads. No national/or local ads (that I can recall).


10 posted on 03/05/2012 10:56:34 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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A small, tiny town in the middle of the Pacific, of no national renown gets mentioned in the UK Daily mail because it is one of TWO radio stations in the entire US to drop the Rush Limbaugh program? Odd!!
More newsworthy, however, is that the lone, single remaining home in the Royal Gardens subdivision on the island of Hawaii finally succumbed to Madame Pele after 31 years of threatening lava. But that was not mentioned.
It looks to me like the pack of wild dogs were fed their fresh meat rather than hunting it.


11 posted on 03/05/2012 10:58:54 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: ReneeLynn

I’m going with the latter, particularly in MA.


12 posted on 03/05/2012 10:59:58 PM PST by matt04
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To: Tainan

I hope you’re right. You know both stations are in the heart of liberal sewage.

Something occurred to me earlier though. Aren’t there contracts involved? How can they break their contracts? Is there an ‘offensive’ clause or something?

Never heard of doing business with a hard contract. Seems to me that Rush would have some legal recourse in this.


13 posted on 03/05/2012 11:00:04 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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Yet all of Rush’s listeners will remain with him, not some station manager that’s about to face economic reality.


14 posted on 03/05/2012 11:01:24 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Tzimisce

That is some of it but there’s more to this than that imo. We have been betrayed by those we have trusted through the years. America has been sold down the drain thanks to the elected officials...both R and D’s are responsible. While ‘We The People’ went off to work, raised our families, paid our mortgages, these S.O.Bs were auctioning the Constitution off to the highest bidder. It’s weakened us to the point that something like this can happen.


15 posted on 03/05/2012 11:04:46 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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The leftists are going after a ton of radio stations now. You can follow what they’re attacking next on Twitter on the “#BoycottRush” tag (and I believe there’s a Facebook page).

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...

It would be a good time to contact your local affiliate and say some words of support for him to counter this, and to post good words on Facebook pages of his sponsors as well, IMHO.


16 posted on 03/05/2012 11:05:12 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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Looks like the current rodent is calling in a lot of chips. This could smell like liberal desperation, couldn’t it?


17 posted on 03/05/2012 11:05:24 PM PST by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: ReneeLynn
...or you were just waiting for an excuse to do it in the first place.

Somehow, Massachussetts and Hawaii don't impress me as big Conservative talk radio venues...

18 posted on 03/05/2012 11:08:26 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Qbert

Good Idea.


19 posted on 03/05/2012 11:09:34 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

They don’t care about liberty they just want to remove any traces of correct thinking.


Yes, Political Correctness is an effective form or censorship.


20 posted on 03/05/2012 11:10:59 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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