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  • StopRush now targeting Limbaugh’s STAFF

    02/25/2015 6:35:49 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 31 replies
    Apparently not satisfied with their effort to intimidate Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers, the left’s StopRush crusade is now allegedly targeting his spokesman. In their view, simply working for the talk host is apparently a crime, with an online and legal harassment campaign as punishment. Even sharing a surname with an EIB employee can now mean being pulled into this battle! As a result of his position with the show, longtime spokesman/ advisor Brian Glicklich has found himself on the receiving end of a harassment campaign after he began to investigate the inner workings of this secretive group. Considered one of the...
  • Rush Limbaugh: James Bond can't be black like Idris Elba!

    12/24/2014 5:00:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/23/14 | Daniel Gates
    **SNIP** After mentioning the Sony emails and telling his listeners who Elba is, Limbaugh said, “Here’s the thing, though… James Bond is a fictional character, obviously. James Bond was invented, created by Ian Fleming… and James Bond is… white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is.” “But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Briton rather than a white from Scotland,” continued Limbaugh. “But that’s NOT who James Bond is, and I know it’s racist to probably even point this out… We had 50 years of white Bonds because Bond...
  • The “Stop Rush” founder may want to explain some old racist, homophobic writing

    10/07/2014 1:51:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Angelo Carusone is probably one of the most famous people you’ve never heard of. A prolific warrior for disaffected minorities and the underserved liberal masses, Carusone is the founder of Stop Rush. (As in Limbaugh.) He was also a guiding force behind the parallel Stop Beck effort. The recipient of massive financial support from George Soros, Carusone went on to become the Executive Vice President of Media Matters, acting as a tireless champion of both racial minorities and LGBT citizens and fighting the regressive, hateful conservative movement.In light of all this, it may turn out to be rather curious...
  • FEC Chair Vows to Fight FEC Liberals Wanting to Regulate Conservative Media: Selective Enforcement

    05/08/2014 11:57:12 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    Maggies Notebook ^ | May 8 2014 | Maggie
    Federal Elections Commission Chairman Lee Goodman said he believes there are “impulses in government every day,” (he specifically said “the left,)” to “look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers.” Goodman is vowing to keep the media and internet free,” but his chairmanship expires in December 2014. Graphic_Free_Speech_1 “The right has begun to break the left’s media monopoly, particularly through new media outlets like the internet, and I sense that some on the left are starting to rethink the breadth of the media exemption and internet communications,” he added. Noting the success of sites like the Drudge Report, Goodman said...
  • FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation

    Full Title: FEC chair warns that conservative media like Drudge Report and Sean Hannity face regulation --- like PACs Government officials, reacting to the growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the internet, are angling to curtail the media's exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations, a potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight. Sign Up for the Paul Bedard newsletter! “I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers,” warned Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee...
  • FEC chair warns that conservative media- Drudge...and Sean Hannity face regulation- like PACs

    05/07/2014 3:58:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | MAY 7, 2014 AT 8:49 AM | Paul Bedard
    Government officials, reacting to the growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the internet, are angling to curtail the media's exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations, a potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight. “I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers,” warned Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee E. Goodman in an interview. “The right has begun to break the left’s media monopoly, particularly through new media outlets like the internet, and I sense...
  • Yeah, I Wrote the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Memo

    04/28/2014 5:43:07 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 42 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 04/27/2014 | Chris Lehane
    I stand by every word of it. And it’s even worse today. Of the thousands of Clinton presidential records released to the public last week, one among them has received of the bulk of attention: a 332-page memo from 1995. The memo, which offers an in-depth analysis of the right-wing media, describes how conservative conspiracy theories about the Clintons passed from the fringes to the mainstream. (...) Let’s go all the way back to the summer of 1995. At the time, my then colleague (and current business partner) Mark Fabiani and I were working at the White House as lawyers...
  • Is Rush Limbaugh still relevant? (Barf Alert)

    05/14/2013 3:38:41 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | May 14, 2013 | Dean Obeidallah
    New York (CNN) -- Is Rush Limbaugh becoming a relic, a human version of "Mad Men," except without the style or cool clothes? Has Limbaugh become as dated as Jazzercise or "Macarena?" All you need to do is look at the bottom line to see that Limbaugh is in trouble. Limbaugh once raked in the big bucks for his radio syndicator, Cumulus. But last week, Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey made it clear those days are over. Dickey reported that Cumulus had lost millions of dollars in ad sales because many advertisers no longer want to be associated with Limbaugh. According...
  • Rush Limbaugh takes aim at Obama over hurricane forecast w/ audio

    08/23/2012 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 23, 2012 | Chronicle staff
    Rush Limbaugh claimed in his radio show Wednesday that the National Hurricane Center's warning that Tropical Storm Isaac could hit the Republican convention in Florida next week was wishful thinking, according to rawstory.com. "The National Hurricane Center is Obama," he said. "The National Weather Service is part of the Commerce Department. It is Obama." Isaac is currently taking aim at the Dominican Republic and Haiti and could threaten Florida next week as a hurricane. Limbaugh questioned the need for the National Hurricane Center, which tracks such storms. "They are talking about this Hurricane Isaac thing," he reportedly said. " We,...
  • William Raspberry Obituaries Fail to Note Famous Change of Mind About Rush Limbaugh

    07/17/2012 6:53:53 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 17, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Former Washington Post columnist William Raspberry has passed away. The obituaries in both the Post and the New York Times noted that while Raspberry was generally considered a liberal, he often expressed opinions that defied easy labels. Perhaps the most famous such case of an unconventional Raspberry column, which neither newspaper mentioned, was when he publicly changed his opinion of Rush Limbaugh after listening to his program. This was described through the years by Limbaugh as the Raspberry Effect: The Raspberry Effect, William Raspberry, a former columnist of the Washington Post, he wrote a piece highly critical of me based...
  • On Johan Santana's no-hitter, comedian Bill Maher, newly-minted NY Mets minority shareholder (WTF?)

    06/04/2012 9:53:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Michael O'keeffe AND Justin Tasch
    Funny really is money. Bill Maher, the host of HBO's "Real Time," announced on Sunday at Citi Field that he had purchased a minority stake in the Mets earlier this year — and the sometimes controversial, always funny comedian wasn't kidding. Maher, a lifelong Mets fan, says he thinks he made a "great investment" by purchasing a share in the team. "I think people sometimes forget there's only one National League franchise in New York City, and they're not making anymore," he said. "I just thought it would be a great place, especially after I've seen some of the ways...
  • FCC should clear Limbaugh from airwaves

    03/10/2012 5:09:44 PM PST · by Lattero · 154 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/10/2012 | Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem
    [...] These are just a few samples from the arsenal of degrading language Limbaugh deploys on women, people of color, lesbians and gays, immigrants, the disabled, the elderly, Muslims, Jews, veterans, environmentalists and so forth. Limbaugh doesn't just call people names. He promotes language that deliberately dehumanizes his targets. Like the sophisticated propagandist Josef Goebbels, he creates rhetorical frames -- and the bigger the lie the more effective -- inciting listeners to view people they disagree with as sub-humans. His longtime favorite term for women, "femi-nazi," doesn't even raise eyebrows anymore, an example of how rhetoric spreads when unchallenged by...
  • Illegal robocalls accuse Republicans over Rush Limbaugh and 'slut' slur

    03/10/2012 6:24:03 PM PST · by harpu · 29 replies
    Tony Harnden's Blog (MailOnline) ^ | 03/09/12 | Tony Harnden
    A group calling itself "The Women of the 99 Percent" is making robocalls across the United States in an attempt to link Republican members of the House of Representatives to "the war on women led by Rush Limbaugh". The automated calls are illegal because they do not state who they are from (there is no known group called The Women of the 99 Percent) or provide a callback number, as required under the US Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. ...snip... Telephone calls and emails to the DCCC and the Democratic National Committee asking whether either organisation was connected to...
  • Gloria Allred Asks Authorities to Investigate Rush Limbaugh

    03/08/2012 4:42:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 82 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | Paul Bond
    Feminist attorney-activist Gloria Allred is asking authorities in Florida to figure out whether Rush Limbaugh violated laws when he ridiculed Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke. In a letter to County Attorney Denise Nieman in West Palm Beach, Florida, dated March 8, Allred says Limbaugh may have violated a misdemeanor statute against defamation. "Mr. Limbaugh has publicly acknowledged that his reference to Ms. Fluke as a 'slut' and a 'prostitute' were baseless and false," Allred wrote. Allred said Nieman's office should "open an investigation into whether or not Mr. Rush Limbaugh is in violation of Section 836.04 of Florida Statutes....
  • CNN Quotes Rush: "Thank God for Obama"

    05/02/2011 3:02:29 PM PDT · by NELSON111 · 23 replies
    CNN | 2 May 2011 | Nelson111
    Today CNN quoted Rush Limbaugh, who said "Thank God for President Obama." What CNN did not make clear, however, was Rush was being HIGHLY sarcastic during his monologue and was thanking him for saying one thing and doing another. This is, of course, a fine example of what we are fighting in terms of MSM bias. CNN basically lied to their entire viewing public without actually lying. The implication is that Rush was thankful for Obama and what he did in terms of bringing Osama to justice...which anyone who actually heard the monologue can tell you is not true.
  • (Rush) Limbaugh Vows to Leave US Over Health Care

    03/09/2010 2:13:29 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 57 replies · 851+ views
    AOL News ^ | March 9, 2010 | David Knowles
    Limbaugh Vows to Leave US Over Health Care (March 9) -- Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has thrown down the gauntlet. If the U.S. Congress passes health care reform, Limbaugh will leave the country to receive his medical treatment. Specifically, Limbaugh told a caller that he envisions traveling to Costa Rica should the government, through a federal program costing upwards of $1 trillion, expand health care coverage to approximately 30 million Americans who are currently uninsured. Costa Rica, as it happens, offers universal heath care to all of its residents. Limbaugh's guarantee is but the latest variation of what...
  • Palin's campaign against the "R-word" hits snag with Limbaugh

    02/05/2010 1:59:38 PM PST · by presidio9 · 108 replies · 2,448+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Feb 5, 2010 | Brett Michael Dykes
    Sarah Palin's campaign against the derogatory usage of the word "retard" collided with her campaign to maintain her popularity with conservatives today, with confusing results. A Palin spokeswoman seemed to back away from earlier criticism of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. Yesterday, when asked for comment on Limbaugh's use of the "r" word in a recent broadcast, Palin spokeswoman told Greg Sargent of the Washington Post, "Governor Palin believes crude and demeaning name-calling at the expense of others is disrespectful." Today, Stapleton claims the statement was meant generally and she was not specifically referring to Limbaugh. Still, she declined to...
  • FCC Official Says He’s Not Carrying Out ‘Secret Plot Funded by George Soros to Get Rid of....'

    12/15/2009 10:27:51 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 15 replies · 1,010+ views
    CNS News ^ | 14 Dec 09 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – Mark Lloyd, the chief diversity officer and associate counsel at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), says he is not carrying out a “secret plot funded by George Soros” aimed at getting rid of conservative talk-show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Lloyd, the keynote speaker at a Monday forum sponsored by the Media Access Project (MAP), also said that there was a “right-wing smear campaign” against him. "I am not a Czar appointed by President Obama," said Lloyd. "I am not at the FCC to restore the Fairness Doctrine through the front door or the back door, or...
  • Limbaugh Falls for Obama Thesis Hoax - But Is In No Rush to Apologize

    10/26/2009 12:37:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 66 replies · 3,768+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, October 25th 2009 | Michael Saul
    And still no apology. Even when conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh runs with a fabricated story, he doesn't apologize for the error. Limbaugh, who seizes on every opportunity to blast Obama, ended up with egg on his face when he read an Internet satire piece that claimed President Obama dissed the Constitution in his college thesis at Columbia University. A transcript of his Friday broadcast remains Sunday at the top of Limbaugh's web page under the headline, "Obama's Disdain for Constitution: We Know He Thinks It, Don't We? When we discover a hoax, we correct it immediately." But apologize? You...
  • MSNBC Admits: ‘Unable to Verify’ False Limbaugh Quote; No Retraction or Apology

    During the 3:00PM ET hour of live coverage on MSNBC Friday, co-host David Shuster admitted that racially charged quotes he and other hosts attributed to Rush Limbaugh had not been verified: “MSNBC attributed that quote to a football player who was opposed to Limbaugh’s NFL bid. However, we have been unable to verify that quote independently. So, just to clarify.” Shuster did not formally retract the quote or apologize.