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Why the #StopRush Effort is *not* Censorship

Jay Adler has an excellent post that pushes back against Rush Limbaugh, his “crisis management” team, and his army of Twitter minions who now complain that the #StopRush efforts, which began as a response to Limbaugh’s misogynistic attacks on Sandra Fluke —  amounts to liberal censorship. As you might expect,…

Clinton praises U.S. for uproar over Limbaugh comments

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised the uproar over radio host Rush Limbaugh’s insulting of a young woman as the top diplomat voiced hope that US women can set an example for the world. In a rare return to commentary on domestic politics, the woman who nearly became the first female…

Westboro releases ‘You Might Be a Slut’ ad for Limbaugh’s show

Note: This report has been updated with remarks from the Westboro Baptist Church. A church in Topeka, Kansas famous for its “God Hates Fags” protests is hoping to take their message to millions of dittoheads across the U.S. The Westboro Baptist Church on Friday released two advertisements that they hope…

Bill Maher decries ‘false equivalency’: Limbaugh went after a civilian

Comedian Bill Maher said Thursday it was ridiculous to equate offensive language he used to describe Sarah Palin with the offensive language Rush Limbaugh used to describe Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke. “He went after a civilian about very specific behavior, that was a lie, speaking for a party…

Poll: Majority of voters want Limbaugh fired

A majority of Americans say that conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh should be off the air after he called a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and a “prostitute” over her support for contraception, according to a recently released poll. An even larger majority said that birth control should not…

Shun, don’t censor

In all the chaos of SXSW, I very nearly missed the embarrassing overreach by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem, who are pushing for the FCC to pull Limbaugh from the airwaves. These women do good work in the world, but this is a classic case of feminist narrow-mindedness,…

U.S. Army among 141 groups pulling ads from Limbaugh

A memo being circulated by the distribution company behind Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh has revealed a massive flight from Limbaugh’s program in the wake of his offensive comments about a Georgetown law student. The companies include major corporate players like Sony, British Petroleum, McDonald’s, NBC, Toyota, Subway, Lowes, Autozone,…

SNL’s ‘alternative universe’ Limbaugh has a unique line-up of new advertisers –including ‘Depends for Racists’

After more than a week of heavy criticism and the loss of almost 100 advertisers due to sexist remarks Rush Limbaugh made about Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, Saturday Night Live’s Taran Killam donned the shock jock’s visage to poke fun at right-wing talk radio’s most notorious “heavy-hitter.” “I called a…

Nearly 100 advertisers stampede away from right-wing radio

Nearly 100 advertisers have made it clear that they intend to pull their ads from all right-wing talk radio, according to a newsletter cited by the online trade journal Radio-Info.com. TRI Newsletter, a daily column by radio insider Tom Taylor says Premiere Networks, the Clear Channel subsidiary that carries The…

Sen. Levin would ‘love’ Armed Forces Network to drop Limbaugh

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday that the Armed Forces Network should drop conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. “I would hope the people that run it see just how offensive this is and drop it on their own volition,” Levin told CNN. VoteVets.org, the…

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