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Please to be clearing up confusion now thank you. [Mar. 6th, 2012|09:20 am]
Marissa Lingen

I am confused, so I turn to you, o livejournal, to help me.

Why are advertisers pulling their ads from Rush Limbaugh's show?

Specifically, why were any advertisers who cared even a little bit if he had any shreds of humanity left still advertising on Rush Limbaugh's show in the first place?

Of course it was horrible of him to call that poor woman a slut for daring to have a friend with such poor judgment as to get ovarian cysts and possibly even to choose to use birth control herself. He is a terrible human being who uses his radio show for terrible things. But here is where I get confused: what year is this? I know it's disorienting, what with Newt Gingrich running for president and all, but seriously, what year is this? In what universe might someone look up and say, "Wait! Rush Limbaugh! Not a contributor to civil discourse after all? Not someone we wish to associate our product with? Well, I never! Why didn't someone tell me? I thought he read the weather."

("Slutty feminazi showers that hate white people are brewing over the Northeast this weekend, probably to ruin capitalism....")

Sleep Number? Sears? Where have you been for the entirety of my adult life and incidentally much of my childhood? Rush Limbaugh has been this bad for quite some time now. Yes. This bad. Really exactly this bad. Why is now the time to notice? I guess better late than never, but...this late? Really? And you want a cookie? It's going to be one of the floor cookies the dog turned her nose up at, guys, because the rest of us? The ones with at least one neuron firing? Were well aware.

[User Picture]From: moiread
2012-03-06 04:47 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's that people are only just cluing in. All the reporting on it and all of the petitions I've seen -- which isn't all of them, to be sure, but it is a lot -- have been very clear that this is not new for him. It's just that perhaps this time he has crossed the line in such a way and at such a time that successfully slapping him across the face for it might be possible, and so people are trying to do that.
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[User Picture]From: moiread
2012-03-06 04:57 pm (UTC)
Actually, that's probably not true. There are almost certainly people for whom "Rush Limbaugh is a raging asshole" is news; I have a lot of friends who really only interact with their own left-leaning circles, and they get that kind of information only when it becomes big news, at which point they freak out and insist somebody do something about it because oh my god, the horror! But by definition they can't be the people starting the movement, just the ones adding numbers to it. For the people starting it, this is clearly not new information, just perhaps a moment of enough critical mass to kick back a little.

It ties in with what davidwilford said.
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