Could it be that Rush really is in trouble?
Premiere Networks, which syndicates the Rush Limbaugh show, told its affiliate radio stations that they are suspending national advertising for two weeks. Rush Limbaugh is normally provided to affiliates in exchange for running several minutes of national advertisements provided by Premiere each hour. These ads are called “barter spots.” These spots are how Premiere makes its money off of Rush Limbaugh and other shows it syndicates.
Earlier today, ThinkProgress exclusively reported that 140 advertisers, including dozens of major national corporations, had requested their ads no longer air on Rush Limbaugh. Lifelock and Lear Financial are among the only companies standing by Limbaugh.
Premiere Networks, which distributes Limbaugh as well as a host of other right-wing talkers, sent an email out to its affiliates early Friday listing 98 large corporations that have requested their ads appear only on “programs free of content that you know are deemed to be offensive or controversial (for example, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Leykis, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity).”
It’s nice to finally see them facing some kind of consequences, but I’ll believe they’re in real trouble when I see Rush and all the other professional hatemongers out on their asses. The same goes for believing that the GOP will actually pay an electoral price for its eternal war on women. I’ve been disappointed before.
1 comment March 13th, 2012 at 07:48am Posted by EliEntry Filed under: Media,Politics,Republicans,Sexism,Wankers