- 49 companies have dropped advertising on Limbaugh’s show.
- 2 radio stations have opted out.
- Mike Huckabee starts his new radio gig April 9 in the same 12 -3 time slot as Limbaugh. Promising a less confrontational approach (same bullshit though, I’m sure), Huckabee’s show might be an alternative for radio stations wanting to drop Limbaugh but still satisfy their conservative audience.
- Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, has joined the ranks of those asking that Armed Forces Network drop Limbaugh from their broadcast lineup.
- Peter Gabriel and the band Rush have demanded that their music be pulled from Limbaugh’s show.
- Bill Maher tweeted that liberals should accept Limbaugh’s ‘apology’ and move on. I’m a fan of Maher but he’s full of it on this one. To describe Limbaugh’s ‘apology’ as sentiment from a man truly sorry for his actions is to ignore Limbaugh’s complete history. What’s really at play here is Maher’s own past at having used rough language to describe Palin and Bachmann. Lingering guilt had you send that tweet out, Bill? See video at end of post.
- Limbaugh’s plea to his audience to ignore all that’s happened and know that he is well and happy with his “18,000” other sponsors.
A spot-on description of Limbaugh and his followers from the LA Times.
In the sad slice of America he represents, an America driven by fear of diversity, impatience with facts and an unwillingness to see things in anything but the starkest black-and-white terms, women come in two categories: dirty sluts and pushy feminazis.
“…sad slice of America he represents” I like that. I once asked in a previous post who these people were – the ones who tune in and adore Limbaugh, Levin, Savage and the other liars and hate mongers that dominate right-wing talk radio. A “sad slice of America” answers my query perfectly.
A ThinkProgress compilation of the scumbag’s three day rant.