Monday, March 5, 2012

The recent Rush Limbaugh kerfluffle

Bold is mine:

NEW YORK – A flower company is the seventh advertiser to pull its ads from conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's radio program in reaction to his derogatory comments about a law student who testified about birth control policy.

ProFlowers said Sunday on its Facebook page that it has suspended advertising on Limbaugh's program because his comments about Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke "went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company."

The six other advertisers that say they have pulled ads from his show are mortgage lender Quicken Loans, mattress retailers Sleep Train and Sleep Number, software maker Citrix Systems Inc., online data backup service provider Carbonite and online legal document services company LegalZoom.

Limbaugh called the 30-year-old Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" last week after she testified to congressional Democrats in support of national health care policies that would compel employers and other organizations, including her university, to offer group health insurance that covers birth control for women. More here:

Really?  Is that what happened?  He called her a slut and a prostitute?  No other explanation at all from this honest jourrrnalist? 

Hmmmm, somehow I'm not sure I believe this jackass totally honest, objective, and forthright jourrrrnalist.  Let's just check up on this statement, shall we?  Here you go, judge for yourself. 

Is he actually serious in calling her a "slut and prostitute?" Or was he just using the terms to invoke some humor and provoke looking at the whole thing from another angle?

It seems to me his position is that she wants other people (including me) to give her money because she is having sex (and doesn't want to get pregnant.)  Yes, I agree, it was a stretch for a joke that not even Limbaugh could make without breaking.  Still, do you think he was actually serious?  If so, you're a brainwashed sheep.

In this case though, I think Rush realized that he tried to stretch the concept too far for the "joke" and it didn't work, thus the apology.

And when Rush went ahead and apologized ... was is good enough?  Uh, not if you're a conservative.  Which cracks me up ... cuz the lefties are always calling for apologies but then, when they get one, it's not good enough ... so why do it?  Because sometimes it's the right thing to do.
Emboldened by Rush Limbaugh’s public apology over the weekend to a law school student whom he had called a “slut” and a “prostitute,” critics of the radio talk show host are intensifying their online campaign against his advertisers.
By the time he apologized, online protesters had been organizing for days on social networking Web sites and liberal hubs like Daily Kos. They called on companies like ProFlowers to remove their ads from “The Rush Limbaugh Show” and appeared to be having some success, as companies like Sleep Train said they had suspended advertising.More here:
I know business is business and I don't blame these businesses one bit for pulling out of the show.  However, you have to ask yourself ... why were they there in the first place?  Trying to attract lefties?  

I mean, I'm sure the righties don't care about this ... only the mainstream media gives a damn.  And they will encourage/inflame the lefties against the righties for any reason any time it is possible to do so.  And I ask myself, are these companies interested in right and wrong -- or are they willing to shed their principles for some temporary money? (Assuming they had any principles.)

So here's the call.  This whole "kerfluffle" is a creation of the media.  It'll be gone in a couple of days ... why?  Because even the expert lefties can only keep on with the phony outrage for so long.  Plus, it's not as if the media won't throw them another bone soon.

Gee, I wonder if Rush will have a tough time selling the ad space. I'm thinking "Pull your finger out of a bucket of water and see the hole it leaves." If I were Rush, I wouldn't allow those jackass companies back on (unless I was contractually obligated, of course,)  One thing is for sure, I won't be buying a gd thing from the following companies.

And here's the call with this kind of bullshit.  The lefties are very organized.  Notice the company is responding to "tweets" for chrissakes.  More like "Twitts."
Apparently Sleep Train's customers had been providing input to the retailer via Twitter. A brief Tweet posted on Friday thanked customers for their "concern and input," and added "We are currently pulling all ads with Rush Limbaugh." More here:
Now, do you see any "righty" groups organized to send tweets and engage in other nonsense in order to display phony outrage, get a lefty fired from his/her job ... or just make life in general difficult for them?  No, because righties know the difference between right and wrong ... and further, they make an effort to actually do the right thing.

Perhaps we need to get better at organizing and fighting these people ... you know ... when we're not at work.

Once again ... these companies withdrew in order to make the lefties happy ... so let them depend on the lefties for their business.

Quicken Loans
Sleep Train
Sleep Number
Citrix Systems Inc

1 comment:

ragweed said...

I have never used any of those sponsors anyway

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