Todd Akin, Rush Limbaugh, John Ashcroft, and Mark Twain

By: Monday August 20, 2012 4:15 pm

To people here in Missouri, Akin’s comments were not terribly surprising. Akin is a known commodity — known to be highly conservative and well in keeping with a non-trivial slice of the Missouri electorate.

Like Br’er Rabbit telling Br’er Fox not to throw him in the briar patch, Claire McCaskill ran ads on Fox News during the GOP primary fight, calling Akin “too conservative for Missouri”. With an endorsement like that, conservatives in the GOP primary race were happy to hand Akin a victory with 36% of the vote.

 

Chick-fil-hAte Hollywood Protest

By: Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:20 pm

There was a huge colon-clogging, gizzard glutting eat-in at Chick-fil-A on Sunset and Highland Wednesday for the Mike Huckabee-called, frothy Rick Santorum-embraced, Sarah Palin-endorsed, Rush Limbuagh-hyped “National Chick-fil-A Chick-fil-hAte Appreciation Day.” Two lines of cars snaked into the drive through ordering stations, backing up traffic onto Sunset Boulevard, and the parking lot was full. I wish I had been able to take a snapshot of the woman in a nose job bandage eating a frozen dessert cone as she drove out. Very L.A.

Liberal Talk Radio: Would You Miss It?

By: Tuesday June 12, 2012 6:01 pm

Is going after Limbaugh’s advertisers cutting off our nose to spite our face, or more like plucking our eyebrows?

“Do What We Say or the Women Will Die”

By: Sunday May 6, 2012 9:30 am

“Do What We Say or the Women Will Die”

That may sound like some kind of villainous threat in a Wild West melodrama, but it is exactly what the Rick Perry administration in Texas is saying today.

Sex and the Pols

By: Sunday April 29, 2012 9:30 am

The Khomeinis and Santorums of the world are not just impotent voyeurs. Their odd obsessions advance dangerous, inhuman policies that demean, discriminate and kill.

Racism and the Right

By: Sunday April 1, 2012 9:30 am

As disgusting as the Right’s ugly character attacks upon Trayvon Martin are, they are made even uglier by the cynical tactical thinking that motivates them. The Rush Limbaughs, Matt Drudges, and Michelle Malkins of the world know that blowing the racist dog whistle galvanizes white racist voters. And there are a lot of white racist voters, and all of them vote Republican.

Dayen’s Roundup from March 13, 2012

By: Wednesday March 14, 2012 6:15 am

Dayen’s news roundup from Tuesday evening, sans the GOP primary, with other stories about the foreclosure settlement, HUD IG reports, Ben Bernanke, Eric Schneiderman, Spain, banksters, Rebecca Brooks, Sarah Palin, health insurance exchanges, Afghanistan shootings, T. Boone Pickens, Goldman Sachs, Rush Limbaugh, labor, Dick Cheney avoids Canada, and much more.

141 Advertisers Rush Away from Limbaugh

By: Tuesday March 13, 2012 7:40 am

As of Monday, 141 advertisers had evacuated the Rush Limbaugh show, and The Wrap reports that Limbaught’s synidcator, Premier Network, owned by Clear Channel, had withdrawn all national advertising slots for two weeks.

Dayen’s Roundup from March 12, 2012

By: Tuesday March 13, 2012 6:19 am

Dayen’s news roundup from Monday evening, March 12, including stories from Krugman on Yurp, Mitt on minimum wages, Rush on advertisers, Doonebury on ultrasound, Kucinish on killings, everyone on Obama, church foreclosuress, Syria, Pakistan, UN on Bradley Manning, and much more.

Rock Bands in Uproar Over Song Usage on Limbaugh’s Show

By: Sunday March 11, 2012 8:35 am

Several musicians and bands are more than a little annoyed that their songs are being used as atmospheric music on the Rush Limbaugh show, among them the band Rush, whose song “The Spirit of Radio” was playing in the background when the conservative windbag called Sandra Fluke “slut…prostitute.”

Limbaugh has since (kind of) apologized to Fluke, and has removed his remarks from his shows’ transcripts after over forty advertisers removed themselves from his show. Meanwhile Rush the band, Peter Gabriel, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds all want their tunes gone from Rush the Limbaugh’s radio program.

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