Friday, March 9, 2012

Silence is Golden Indeed

"I am not a good American...I prefer to form my own opinions" - George Carlin

       

This from Daily Kos:

Spurred on by more than 120,000 members of the Daily Kos community like you, this week over 50 companies and organizations pulled their advertisements from Rush Limbaugh's radio program.

Yesterday, the results of your action could be heard in the form of beautiful, long silences during the commercial breaks in the online streaming of Limbaugh's show on WABC, the flagship station for his broadcasts. Here are the amazing stats:
  • A total of 86 ads aired during WABC's online streaming broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show yesterday;
  • 77 of those ads were public service announcements donated free of charge by the Ad Council;
  • Of the nine paid spots that ran, seven were from companies that have said they have taken steps to ensure their ads no longer air during the program;
  • WABC's online feed included about 5:33 of dead air when ads would normally have run.
Click here to listen to the silence during the commercial breaks on Rush Limbaugh's program, and be sure to share it with friends over Facebook, Twitter, or something else. This is your accomplishment, so please be sure to savor it.

Thank you,
Joan McCarter, Daily Kos

22 comments:

Mr. Charleston said...

Stumbled onto a right wing website the other day encouraging Rush's supporters to email several of the companies and state how much they love Rush. I email each of them congratulating them on their display of moral leadership. So far, three of them has sent a thank you.

I've a good mind to right a letter to the editor asking why the local stations that carry the scumbag haven't dropped him. But, like Ensign Pulver and his marbles in the captain's overhead, I'll get around to it maybe.

Sarge said...

Folks, Keep the pressure up on the Congress and the DOD to dump the fat man's program on Armed Forces Radio. Our ladies in uniform deserve better...


Sarge

Tom Harper said...

"Silence is golden" indeed. The best dead air I've ever heard.

jadedj said...

Mr. C---Good thinking, man. And, there's hope...even Pulver finally did it.

Sarge---Yeah and we've got a marine Sergeant out there posting on his face book that he won't follow Obama's orders, citing the illegal citizenship ploy. A sergeant, no less. His superiors are looking into it.

Tom---Dead air for a dead drug addled head.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wouldn't it be nice if this is the thing that finally does in Rush Limbaugh?

jadedj said...

D S W S---Unfortunately, I don't really think it will.

Leslie Parsley said...

In a convoluted way, maybe RL has done us all a favor - just not what he intended. Following is a very interesting piece on the ramifications of his vile remarks on all of right-wing talk radio.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/10/rush-limbaugh-scandal-proves-contagious-for-talk-radio-advertisers.html

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I have never listened to or watched one second of his program and not going to listen to it even to hear nothing.

jadedj said...

Leslie---Thanks for the link. The article certainly is encouraging, for me. I have come to the conclusion that putting pressure on the money end of bad behavior is the wave of the future. In contrast, I have phoned and written both my Congressmen and jokes of Senators numerous times about numerous concerns with nothing but canned responses.

YD G---I hear you ;-)

Beach Bum said...

Limbaugh's ego knows no bounds, I about did a spit take when I heard the chump brag that he had 18,000 sponsors.

Can't help but wonder what the color of the sky is in that sociopath's imaginary world.

jadedj said...

Beach Bum---His sky is the color of moolah...the favorite color of bottom suckers.

Chimp said...

George Carlin describes cigar-smoking types like Rush very nicely.
He says, "When are these fat arrogant overpaid overfed overpriviledged overindulged white collared business criminal asshole cocksuckerd going to put out their cigars and move along to their next abomination. White pussy businessmen sucking on a big brown dick. That's all it is. Sigmund Froid once said a cigar is just a cigar. Oh, yeah? Well, sometimes it's a big brown dick with a fat arrogant white collared business criminal asshole sucking on the wet end of it!"

jadedj said...

Chimp---He nailed him.

Bret Alan said...

If only people were this motivated to protest actual political measures and legislation...

jadedj said...

Bret---Well said!

Chimp said...

By the way, Rush is now blaming Obama for Rush calling Sandra Fluke a slut.

jadedj said...

Chimp---I can't wait to hear this one.

You gotta give him an "A" for audacity and bullshittery. What a scumbag.

Harlequin said...

this can only be good. the man is not only a media whore, he is a pathological liar. i suppose that qualifies him for something...

jadedj said...

Harlequin---Just as water seeks it's own level, so does scum...downward, however.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

I think I would prefer to listen to dead air than that pompous windbag!

Dr Zibbs said...

He's such a blowhard.

jadedj said...

Suzy8---Wid ya!

Dr Z---All the way to the bank...in the Caymans.