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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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Amex denies being part of conservative radio boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 12:32pm 3/14/2012 at 12:32pm

I have been suspicious of the hype regarding the Rush boycott and the numbers of advertisers dropping Rush touted by Media Matters and others.  The numbers seem inflated for the purpose of creating momentum, as many of the advertisers being listed as “dropping” Rush never even advertised with him.

Of particular note...

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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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Any self-respecting liberal should be screaming, “Gloria STOP trying to help.”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 9, 2012 at 3:19pm 3/9/2012 at 3:19pm

Gloria Allred just couldn’t help herself, she had to get in on the Sandra Fluke / Rush Limbaugh story.

Allred has gone public with a letter she sent to officials in Florida seeking to have Rush prosecuted under a Florida law, which makes it a misdemeanor, with respect to a woman, to “falsely...

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The lesson of Carbonite

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:00am 3/9/2012 at 10:00am

Probably not a good idea to make decisions which could alter the course of company history on a Saturday night.

Will Carbonite become the next Sleep Train, and attempt to regain access to Limbaugh’s audience? Via Instapundit, Rush said no to Sleep Train and probably would to Carbonite:

OUCH:  Limbaugh Not So Hot...

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Thought police at Univ. Rochester

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 9, 2012 at 8:30am 3/9/2012 at 8:30am

From University of Rochester (NY) Professor Stephen E. Landsburg, a blisteringly refreshing view of Sandra Fluke, Rush to Judgment (via Althouse h/t Instapundit):

But while Ms. Fluke herself deserves the same basic respect we owe to any human being, her position — which is what’s at issue here — deserves none whatseover.   It deserves...

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The “civility” comedy gold practically writes itself

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 1:29pm 3/8/2012 at 1:29pm

There’s another “victim” of Rush Limbaugh, according to Adam Clark Estes at The Atlantic Wire, Rush Limbaugh’s Latest Verbal Victim Feels Derided, Dismissed:

Less than a week after calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” on the air, Rush Limbaugh ran his mouth again on Tuesday, calling investigative journalist Tracie McMillan a “babe”, an...

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Carbonite shoots its business model in the foot

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 8:45am 3/8/2012 at 8:45am

The decline in the price of Carbonite stock since it announced it was dropping its longstanding advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show is not the real story of the damage done to Carbonite.

The price of Carbonite stock has been dropping since October for reasons unrelated to this controversy, although it did fall off a...

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In SEC filing, Carbonite lists Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow and Randi Rhodes as “trusted spokespersons”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 1:36pm 3/7/2012 at 1:36pm

Carbonite dropped its high-profile sponsorship of Rush Limbaugh because of a single incident last week in which Rush used certain words in describing Sandra Fluke, for which Rush apologized in writing on Saturday and on the air on Monday.

Yet Carbonite retains sponsorship of others who have made personal attacks and insults a...

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Rush: Boycott failing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 12:29pm 3/7/2012 at 12:29pm

I’ll post the audio when available, but Rush Limbaugh just stated that the advertiser boycott of his show is vastly overstated and based on inflated numbers.

(audio added, via Common Cents)

As I have pointed out in response to concerned commenters, many of those listed by Media Matters and Think Progress as having...

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Maybe the readers are right, and sunshine is not enough

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 8:15am 3/7/2012 at 8:15am

There’s something Bill Maher understands. What goes around comes around.

Media Matters and Think Progress can organize a campaign to attack Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers as a means — they hope — of forcing him off the air.  But what goes around comes around.

And it will.

So Maher has come to Limbaugh’s defense not on...

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Announcing The Carbonite Accountability Project

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 1:14pm 3/6/2012 at 1:14pm

On Saturday, March 3, 2012, Carbonite announced that it was dropping its advertising on the Rush Limbaugh Show even after Limbaugh had apologized to Sandra Fluke for certain comments made regarding Ms. Fluke.

When the controversy originally broke, Carbonite took a principled stand that its advertising was not an endorsement of a particular...

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