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#StopRush turns into #MediaMattersStopped

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:26am 3/29/2012 at 10:26am

Earlier this month Media Matters launched its most ferocious boycott effort ever to force Rush Limbaugh off the air by intimidating advertisers.

It always was a charade, as documented here many times.  Media Matters coordinated with “independent” groups to make it appear that there was a grassroots movement, but it was astroturf.

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Kohler joins Limbaugh boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 9:43am 3/27/2012 at 9:43am

Kohler, based in Wisconsin, has joined the Rush Limbaugh boycott, according to tweets it sent out yesterday from its Twitter account, @Kohler:

It is not clear that Kohler actually ever advertised on the Limbaugh show, almost certainly not nationally.  This may be another of the pre-emptive moves to take the pressure off.

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UNC – Chapel Hill forbids mention of Limbaugh’s name during sports broadcasts

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 26, 2012 at 5:26pm 3/26/2012 at 5:26pm

UNC – Chapel Hill now forbids mentioning of names:

UNC-Chapel Hill has asked WRDU 106.1, a Triangle station also known as “Rush Radio,” to stop referencing the school or the Tar Heel Sports Network during the broadcast of Rush Limbaugh’s daily talk show on the station.

The new practice, announced in a statement...

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From Twitter bombing to war of attrition

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 23, 2012 at 10:45am 3/23/2012 at 10:45am

This analysis by Topsy Analytics show the volume of tweets using the two most popular hasttags for the various boycott Rush groups, #StopRush and #BoycottRush.

What it shows is that activity peaked from Friday, March 2 – Monday, March 5. There still is activity, but nothing like what was sustained during the...

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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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$100,000 of ‘grassroots’ anti-Rush activism

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10:16am 3/22/2012 at 10:16am

Just as Bill Maher was pleading for an “amnesty” in the political correctness war to silence speech, Media Matters was committing $100,000 to an advertising campaign urging people to call local radio stations to complain about Limbaugh.  Via AP:

The liberal Media Matters for America is using a past campaign against Glenn...

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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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Me on Pundit Review Radio, talking Limbaugh and more

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:59am 3/19/2012 at 10:59am

I was glad to appear again last night as a guest of Kevin Whalen on Pundit Review Radio on WRKO Boston:

On Boston’s Talk Station WRKO since 2005, Pundit Review Radio is where...

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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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