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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,...

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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: 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


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.


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 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

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.

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

— 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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