The Khomeinis and Santorums of the world are not just impotent voyeurs. Their odd obsessions advance dangerous, inhuman policies that demean, discriminate and kill.
|By: Glenn W. Smith 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.
|By: David Dayen 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.
|By: Lisa Derrick 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the Rush Limbaugh show, and The Wrap reports that Limbaught’s synidcator, Premier Network, owned by Clear Channel, had withdrawn all national advertising slots for two weeks.
|By: David Dayen 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.
|By: Lisa Derrick 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.
|By: spocko Saturday March 10, 2012 10:15 am|
News Flash! 50 advertisers have pulled their ads from the Rush Limbaugh show. Updated list here.
Everyone wants to know, “What will happen next?” Some people want to know how to “fix the problem” (i.e. lost sponsors) others want to know, how can we make,”the problem” worse.
I am of the metaphorical mindset, “When your nemesis is drowning, throw him an anchor.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday March 7, 2012 8:20 am|
I was somewhat dubious that this sponsor boycott of Rush Limbaugh for his days of misogynistic comments against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke would be able to gain steam. But as of now, at least thirty-six advertisers have cancelled their ads for the show. Think Progress puts it at 39 advertisers. This includes large advertisers like Capital One.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday March 6, 2012 9:10 am|
Rush Limbaugh has faced criticism before. But the backlash at the activist feels new. At least eleven advertisers have stopped hawking their wares on his program. Two radio stations have dropped the show entirely. Republican leaders have (sorta) denounced him. Limbaugh has apologized and that didn’t stop the backlash.
|By: spocko Monday March 5, 2012 7:15 pm|
People everywhere have written about Rush, his comments and the actions taken to convince advertisers to leave. I could analyze which actions will and won’t work with Rush but I won’t. I’d bore myself writing that, what I want to do is talk about what is happening right now and in the next few weeks so we can prepare and act.