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Evidence of Media Matters coordination disappears from “independent” anti-Rush group website

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 9:53pm 3/22/2012 at 9:53pm

I have written multiple posts regarding the coordination between Media Matters and an independent group using the name Boycott Rush, which has a website BoycottRush.org and also the Stop Rush...

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Independent Rush boycott group coordinated with Media Matters

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 9:30am 3/21/2012 at 9:30am

I have been covering political boycotts frequently since the inception of this blog, including the Prop 8 boycotts, the Mormon Boycott, the DNC boycott, the Beck boycott, the King & Spalding boycott, boycotts of various states for various re...

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Pushback against boycott terrorist tactics

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:50pm 3/20/2012 at 12:50pm

The reason I have pushed back against the Rush boycotters has nothing to do with Rush.  Social media anonymity has allowed all sorts of implied and explicit threats against advertisers and others as a means of shutting down speech, particularly conservative speech.

Twitter is just one part of it; there’s a hunting down...

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The answer to the Twitter war is sunshine

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:14am 3/19/2012 at 10:14am

As posted yesterday, the people still pushing the Limbaugh advertising boycott rely on bombarding advertisers with Twitter messages, and have developed strategies to maximize the apparent number of tweets sent to advertisers, through retweets and multiple tweets by single users.

It is not hard to see how an advertiser could receive thousands...

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Rush move to Twitter has boycott organizers worried

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 1:10pm 3/18/2012 at 1:10pm

The advertiser boycott of Rush Limbaugh appears to be cracking, and Rush’s move to Twitter has boycott organizers worried.

Behind the scenes, anecdotal evidence suggests that advertising either never really was impacted at the local level, or to the extent it was it has returned to normal.  Via Macsmind:

Today listening to the Rush Limbaugh...

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When a Rush tweet flapped its wings

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11:38am 3/17/2012 at 11:38am

When Rush Limbaugh sent his now famous “first tweet,” Twitter went wild.  It was as if a tweet had flapped its wings in South America c...

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Carbonite and Howard Stern

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 16, 2012 at 10:17am 3/16/2012 at 10:17am

As detailed yesterday, the Media Matters employee spearheading efforts to pressure advertisers to stop advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show considered the March 3 Saturday night announcement by Carbonite that it was ceasing all advertising on Rush’s show to be a turning point.

Just the day before, on March 2, Carbonite’s CEO David Friend...

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Slow day

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 5:43pm 3/15/2012 at 5:43pm

here in paradise.

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Regrets, they have a few

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 11:18am 3/15/2012 at 11:18am

But then again, not too few to mention.

Dave Serchuk in Forbes, Congratulations! You Just Made Rush Limbaugh Sympathetic! (emphasis mine):

Imagine this scenario: you are a lifelong liberal. You pretty much hate everything Rush Limbaugh stands for, and says. You are really glad that the times have finally seemed...

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Media Matters astroturfed the Limbaugh secondary boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 9:48am 3/15/2012 at 9:48am

The secondary boycott of Rush Limbaugh advertisers is portrayed in the media as a reaction to a groundswell of public outrage.  In fact, the secondary boycott was initiated by and driven by Media Matters, which had a “Stop Limbaugh” campaign on the shelf waiting to be used, and was executed by Angelo...

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Rush buycott

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 4:01pm 3/14/2012 at 4:01pm

Via Michelle Malkin, Twitchy.com joins Rush Limbaugh advertisers:

I’m putting my money where my conservative, free-market principles are.

The full announcement about our new Twitchy.com ad buy with Rush Limbaugh is here.

A snippet: “As a small business owner, defender of capitalism, and advocate of free speech, I am putting my money where my...

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The real threat to conservative talk radio is not what you think

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 8:52am 3/14/2012 at 8:52am

You already know how Media Matters, Think Progress, and other left-wing groups are targeting Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers with threats of secondary boycotts.

The Rush secondary boycott is part of a strategy which has been refined by left-wing groups like Color of Change over the past several years to bully advertisers into dropping right-wing speech.  That...

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Ford, Sony, Amex will work with Gawker, but not conservative talk radio (Update: Amex denies)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 9:09am 3/13/2012 at 9:09am

I posted yesterday about a list of companies which have instructed Premiere Networks not to run their ads on conservative talk radio shows, for fear of reaction from “a very small percentage of the listening public” (emphasis mine):

These advertisers have made a commitment to using radio, both network and local, in...

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Gawker more acceptable than conservative talk radio for advertisers?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 12, 2012 at 9:32am 3/12/2012 at 9:32am

Gawker Media’s websites, particularly its flagship Gawker website, are notorious gossipers.

Gawker in many ways is an equal opportunity attacker, but two of its highest profile stories were sexualized attacks against conservative female politicians.

Wonkette, known for going after Michelle Malkin, Sarah Palin and other conservative women, was started by Gawker Media but spun...

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Liberal seeds of doubt on Limbaugh boycott likelihood of success

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 6:37pm 3/11/2012 at 6:37pm

If you only read Media Matters and Think Progress, you’d think Rush Limbaugh was on the verge of losing his radio empire because 50 or more advertisers “dropped” him.

While Limbaugh has lost some important advertisers, it appears that many of the advertisers dropping him never advertised in the first place, and...

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Carbonite’s Saturday Night Massacre

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11:00am 3/10/2012 at 11:00am

One week agao, on Saturday night, March 3, 2012, Carbonite announced its decision to break off relations with its key radio endorser.  It appears to have been a fateful decision.

From Chuck Jaffe at MarketWatch, Don’t ‘rush’ to Carbonite shares (h/t commenter Eliot Ness):

When Carbonite Inc. stock took a quick plunge this week, there...

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People who live in anti-conservative misogynistic houses should not throw indignation

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 8:18am 3/10/2012 at 8:18am

Rush Limbaugh used an analogy including the words slut and prostitute, and the liberal media and political sphere went wild.

It was just what Media Matters, Think Progress, and others needed to organize attacks on advertisers in an attempt to force Limbaugh off the air.

The self-righteous indignation that a woman had been insulted...

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