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Media Matters to declare victory over Limbaugh regardless of reality

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 10:39am

As longtime readers know, Media Matters was the driving force behind the attempt to force Rush Limbaugh off the airwaves through secondary boycotts of advertisers.

Unlike more noble boycotts in American history, the Limbaugh boycott movement did not urge consumers to boycott Limbaugh’s show, it sought to undercut Limbaugh’s platform by scaring advertisers away from the...

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In what alternate universe is the Trayvon Martin case a civil rights landmark?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 6:30pm

I headed off to JFK Airport for my trip to Israel on Friday not long after Obama gave his surprise speech on the Florida jury verdict finding George Zimmerman not guilty of Second Degree Murder and Manslaughter in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

The presidential statement elevated the Martin case to a historic...

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More evidence #StopRush has failed

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 4:22pm

I have covered the #StopRush and various affiliated boycott campaigns against Rush Limbaugh organized and run by Media Matters as extensively as anyone:

While...

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Papa John’s — From anti-Rush lefty hero to anti-Obamacare lefty zero

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 8:15am

It has been one week since the reelection of Barack Obama and the reality of Obamacare’s permanence in the American landscape is beginning to set in for many business owners.

Papa John’s founder and CEO, John Schnatter made headlines last week along with a slew of other companies when he announced some...

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Map of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day across America

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 6:52am

Over the past 24 hours, we have been compiling Legal Insurrection and others’ Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day pics from across the country and plotting them on a map by location.

Click on a placeholder to see the pictures taken at that spot; zoom and pan across the country to find others. ...

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Conservatives – good at buycotts, bad at boycotts

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 7:30pm

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day has proven something I’ve noticed before.

Conservatives are very good at buycotts, but very bad at boycotts.

There have been attempts by some conservative and religious groups to boycott various businesses over political issues. But I can’t think of one, at least not recently, that has caught on.

Or that has...

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Most important legacy of Obama’s gay marriage switch was freeing Dems to play the “bigot card”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 11:52am

I can’t say I’m surprised it came to threats from the Mayors of Boston and Chicago, and a Chicago Alderman, to deny Chick-fil-A a business permit because the owners support the traditional definition of marriage as one man – one woman.  Or that two other Mayors, in San Francisco and D.C., have jumped on...

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Worthy of a boycott?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 11:35am

Well, if we’re using the same “difference of opinion” standard that was used to call for the boycott of Chick-Fil-A, then it sure would seem it. If the 30 states that have enacted legislation or constitutional amendments defining marriage as between a man and woman decided to engage in the same...

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Sarah Palin visits Chick-fil-A, civility and new tone ensue on Twitter

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 9:45am

After Sarah and Todd Palin attended a rally for Ted Cruz in Texas yesterday, they stopped by a Chick-fil-A.

Palin posted photos on her Facebook page and also sent out tweets about the visit (h/t Charles).

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Presbyterian Church considers going all anti-Israel boycott again

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 11:21am

Via Professor Bainbridge, the Presbyterian Church once again is considering a divestment of Israeli companies as part of an ongoing attempt to boycott everything Israeli:

Once again, the Presbyterian Church (USA) is considering divesting from certain companies that do business with the Israeli government. As I explained the last time the church went down this...

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What did Krystal Ball know, and when did she know it?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 22, 2012 at 11:24am

The tawdry inner-workings of “StopRush” are being exposed day by day, after an “infiltrator” released recordings and other evidence via The Trenches website.

Among the revelations are alleged use of fake Twitter accounts, employment of an investigator allegedly linked to Brett Kimberlin, and a variety of other tools which, if exposed at the...

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Yet another futile boycott of an entire state

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 11:52am

I don’t think we’ve had a boycott of an entire state in a while.

California was boycotted over Prop. 8, and so was Utah because it has a lot of Mormons.  There also was a

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Stop Rush launches new website to pressure advertisers

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 8:58pm

The folks behind the “Stop Rush” web page which Limbaugh has highlighted in his tweets (and which I mentioned in some of my posts) have opened a new website, StopRush.net.

The website tracks advertisers, is supposed to show how efficient and effective the anti-Rush movement is, and is meant to keep the...

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Carbonite Limbaugh boycott cracking?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:53pm

Very, very interesting.

I had heard from a reader a couple of weeks ago that she heard a Carbonite ad running on the Rush Limbaugh show on a radio station in Texas:

I was in the car running errands so I just don’t remember the exact time. Sometime between noon and 3 o’clock....

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A boycott based on deeply held beliefs

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7:00am

Remember the BP boycott?

Apparently, this owner does not even though his vehicle has a “Boycott BP” sticker on it.  The gas was probably a penny cheaper than the boycott-free stations down the street.

From reader John:

I spotted this guy filling up at a BP station in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It must be hard to remember the boycott du jour.

Also, thanks for all the great posts on Lugar v. Mourdock. Keep up the good work!

I think things are looking good. For what it’s worth, I’ve seen probably 70 Mourdock signs in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, compared to exactly one yard sign for Lugar. Not exactly scientific results, but I think telling nonetheless.

Your quote: “In order to win, Lugar needs to lie about Mourdock; in order to win, Mourdock needs to tell the truth about Lugar.” couldn’t be more accurate, and I was happy to hear Mark Levin talk about that on his radio show a few days ago.

 
 
 

Arby’s getting roasted with beefs

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 9, 2012 at 10:27am

There has been a lot of attention paid to Arby’s announcement that it no longer would advertise on the Limbaugh show.

It was particularly interesting because Arby’s <...

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Teaching @Arbys about responsibility

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 9:40am

Not taking responsibility (h/t reader Tony):

More about Arby’s here.

If you are on Twitter, you can reach Arby’s at @arbys, or at its Facebook page, or at its Contact page.

There’s probably not much we can do to prevent cowardly companies from giving into boycott threats, except to teach them responsibility.

 
 
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