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Quick round-up on recent stories ignored for SXSW

I’ll be traveling today, but completely back tomorrow for normal working and blogging. Thanks to everyone for hanging in! It’s funny, but it does seem that when I’m traveling and away from blogging, it’s when a whole bunch of stuff goes down that I could probably comment on but don’t…

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…

Limbaugh: Judging Miss America proves I’m not anti-woman

Conservative talker Rush Limbaugh says the fact that he judged the Miss America pageant proves that he’s not sexist as his critics have claimed. Limbaugh has been at the center of a controversy over women’s rights after he called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute”…

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…

Jon Stewart: Fox, shut the f*ck up about how victimized you are

Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Tuesday night took Fox News to task for responding to the controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh by claiming he was just a comedian. “Nobody is hiding behind comedy,” he noted. “And there are repercussions for what comedians say. When you’re doing it in a club,…

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,…

Schumer: False to compare Maher to Limbaugh

Sen. Chuck Schummer (D-NY) vehemently disagreed Sunday morning with some considering Bill Maher’s controversial comments on women as having an equal impact as Rush Limbaugh’s quotes. Schumer was asked by This Week host George Stephanopoulos if Democrats should heed to Republican thoughts of asking Maher to take back the $1…

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…

Schultz: Fox News conspiracy theorists won’t distract from their war on women

MSNBC host Ed Schutlz noticed Friday evening the various Fox News personalities claiming that the White House is secretly behind the media pressure surrounding Rush Limbaugh. Both Bill O’Reilly and Eric Bolling have accused the Obama administration of pushing Sandra Fluke’s emergence in media circles since her attacks from Limbaugh.…

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