The Daily Rush: Radio Station Drops Rush

Update: KPUA radio station in Hawaii has dropped Rush Limbaugh's radio show. One down, 599 to go.

We are strong believers in the first amendment and have recognized Mr. Limbaugh's right to express opinions that often times differ from our own, but it has never been our goal to allow our station to be used for personal attacks and intolerance. The most recent incident has crossed a line of decency and a standard that we expect of programming on KPUA whether it is locally produced or a syndicated program like the Rush Limbaugh show.
Make that 598, WBEC in Pittsfield, MA has dropped him. On the advertiser side, add Allstate and Sensa Weight Loss Systems and Tax Resolutions Systems. [More...]

Don Imus blasts Limbaugh as insincere and gutless. Video at HuffPo here.

Rush Limbaugh is still in the news. Clear Channel and Premiere Networks express their continuing support for him. The Armed Forces Radio Network says it won't drop him.

AOL, on the other hand, has suspended ads on his show.

As for Rush, he says his apology was sincere. And he doesn't care about advertisers leaving, he says he has plenty more where they came from.

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    "Plenty more where they came from"... (5.00 / 2) (#11)
    by kdog on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:30:23 PM EST
    In other words, a sucker is incorporated every minute.  Your wasting your money advertisers!

    Then again, upon further thought, I'm probably projecting my general anti-consumerism onto the dittohead audience...if there ever was an audience susceptible to advertising, it is that crowd;)

    Knee Deep in... (none / 0) (#16)
    by ScottW714 on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 03:37:47 PM EST
    ...debt and gold.

    This is All Good for Rush (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by ScottW714 on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 03:46:57 PM EST
    And poor Ann Coulter can't get a headline no matter how loud she screams.

    "He did so much for the conservative movement. Who knows what else he could have done. It's like John Lennon dying. What other music might he have produced?"


    And all this time I thought Lennon was a dirty hippie socialist who lived too long for the right...

    Well No, this isn't all good for Rush (none / 0) (#18)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 04:05:10 PM EST
    This is the second time that there has been a big social push for Rush Limbaugh to removed from Armed Forces Radio and I think this time he is done.  And Cenk is demanding that he actually prove he has the listener number that he claims.  I don't see Rush coming out of this well.  Not this time.  Particularly if he loses his AFR slot, because female soldiers want him gone and they truly have a beef that needs to be addressed.  I think he is done.

    The fact that he's actually (none / 0) (#25)
    by gyrfalcon on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 07:12:20 PM EST
    apologized, more or less, twice now, is a very clear indication that Rush doesn't think this is good for Rush.

    I was trying to figure out where (5.00 / 3) (#27)
    by TeresaInPa on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 08:17:42 PM EST
    I could help get rid of rush.  Now I know, my local talk radio station runs him in the afternoon.  I can e-mail call and get everyone else to do the same.  Maybe we can be the 2nd station in the nation after HI.  

    Second station drops Rush (5.00 / 2) (#28)
    by Yman on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 08:27:09 PM EST
    WBEC in Pittsfield, Mass. also dropping him.

    I'd like to send Rush a complimentary (5.00 / 2) (#29)
    by observed on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 08:34:11 PM EST
    copy of "The Tipping Point".

    Anybody know what sation carries Limburger (none / 0) (#30)
    by DFLer on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 08:37:27 PM EST
    in NY ....(mid) Hudson Valley area?

    770 AM WABC... (none / 0) (#41)
    by kdog on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 10:04:39 AM EST
    along with the other loons Hannity & Levin.

    It's been all down hill at 770 since they replaced Curtis & (Ron) Kuby in the mornings with Imus.  I miss Ron Kuby on my morning drive.


    Me, too (none / 0) (#42)
    by Yman on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 10:46:58 AM EST
    A lone voice of sanity among a chorus of wingers.  You would think that NYC (being the liberal/socialist bastion of debauchery that the wingers claim) would be able to field a progressive station.

    I wish the NY... (none / 0) (#43)
    by kdog on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 11:38:13 AM EST
    was everything the wingers claim...in reality NYC leads the nation in marijuana arrests every damn year, a police dept. with a spook division to rival most nations, we are the bankster grifting capital of the world.  Sh*t the only thing keepin' us from being a god damn wingers paradise is our diversity, our (new found) respect for gay rights, and our very high taxes.

    She's just terrific (none / 0) (#34)
    by gyrfalcon on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 11:00:30 PM EST
    Poised, articulate, unruffleable, firm.  I found myself wondering when or if she might run for office.  No flies on her.

    How do these people live with themselves? (5.00 / 2) (#33)
    by ruffian on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 10:36:16 PM EST
    I really don't get it.

    Revolting. (5.00 / 1) (#36)
    by Towanda on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 11:18:15 PM EST
    My stomach just roiled at reading that.

    I cannot stomach this country much longer.  I really can't.  This is bringing back . . . well, I won't go there.

    But I won't stay here if this country does not improve.  It is not safe for women and other living things.

    "We are terminating our relationship (5.00 / 1) (#37)
    by oculus on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 12:39:25 AM EST
    with Rush Limbaugh": Satan

    Borowitz Report

    I think (none / 0) (#39)
    by Edger on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 05:53:09 AM EST
    he dropped Holder and Obama yesterday too, but dropping Rush stole the spotlight...

    It's taken 20 years for people to notice (5.00 / 1) (#40)
    by BobTinKY on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 08:26:12 AM EST
    what a pathetic slob this guy is?

    I listened to his fat waste of space once while riding to a job site  with a coworker in 1994 who insiste dhe must listent to this dbag.  After 5 minutes I told my colleague if wanted to listent to anymore I could drop him off and he could rent his own car.

    The lunacy this man has launched over the years  is mind boggling.

    One conclusion I've come to (5.00 / 0) (#44)
    by CST on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 12:02:41 PM EST
    from this whole debacle, is that loud-mouth conservatives have no clue how birth control actually works.

    And we wonder why teenagers get pregnant.

    An AA college honors student (none / 0) (#46)
    by jondee on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 12:43:20 PM EST
    told me that he was told by people connected to the Scaife-Olin-Coors-Koch-Rev Moon et al-bankrolled network of foundations and think tanks that he could punch his own ticket if he ever decided that he wanted a career buck dancing and singing Camptown Races for 'the movement'..

    These people use their practically-unlimited financial resources to troll the country for and to groom future Rushes the way footabll scouts beat the bushes looking for the next Andrew Luck..

    One Limbaugh goes down and there'll be another one to take his place the next day..  


    Is Rush now going the way of (none / 0) (#1)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 01:50:46 PM EST
    Dish Network, seeking out that "better class" of advertiser?  To those keeping it classy, good luck with that :)

    As long as Rush holds onto his (none / 0) (#2)
    by Buckeye on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 01:59:25 PM EST
    25 million viewers (or whatever it is), he will stay on the air and find advertisers.  These types of stunts do not cost him his audience; in fact, it makes them more stubbornly loyal.  This is a fart in the windstorm compared to some of his other shenanigans.

    Did you see that Cenk (none / 0) (#5)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:16:45 PM EST
    has challenged Rush to prove he has 25 million viewers?  And he's offering him $10,000 to prove it.

    And I don't think that Rush should be able to count every soldier and sailor in uniform in this head count either.  Those guys and gals are a captive audience.

    And Rush's further apologies have seemingly enraged the standard RedState commenter from what I read.


    What does Stars and Stripes carry to (none / 0) (#7)
    by oculus on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:22:56 PM EST
    "balance" Mr. Limbaugh's spew?

    I don't know right now (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:35:08 PM EST
    But the Rush Limbaugh Haters as they are calling us now really have AFRN pi$$ed or concerned or something today.  Armed Forces Radio Network wants us Rush Limbaugh Haters to understand that they don't air Limbaugh anymore, it is AFN Europe which serves the deployed who are doing it and this is their contact info: AFRTS ,email them afrtops1@hq.afis.osd.mil.

    Oh Boy, I think angelajean's got them stirred demanding a Congressional Inquiry into Rush serving Armed Forces Radio.  AFR stateside wants everyone to know this hot potato IS NOT THEIRS!


    The buck stops----there. (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by oculus on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:37:37 PM EST
    We complained about a guide in Varanasi.  Local tour agency guy sd., hey, don't tell me.  These guides are certified by the federal tourist agency.  Lame.  

    Don't complain to me you (none / 0) (#15)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:39:55 PM EST
    Rush Limbaugh Haters.  They actually sent out a message titled that :)  Freakin hilarious!

    Thanks for the email address (5.00 / 0) (#35)
    by womanwarrior on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 11:06:55 PM EST
    I sent an email questioning how it improves troop morale.  Don't want my tax dollars spent on Rush and his misogynist fantasy, fwiw.  

    So I checked Times of India on line and (none / 0) (#3)
    by oculus on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:06:23 PM EST
    found report of Rush's comments, apology, advertisers' actions, etc.  Then I read the comments.  One:  all American women are sluts and prostitutes.  

    Correction: "most American women are (none / 0) (#4)
    by oculus on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:10:08 PM EST
    sl*ts."  link

    I've been called worse by better (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:17:37 PM EST

    Some of the replies to this man's (5.00 / 2) (#8)
    by oculus on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:23:58 PM EST
    comments were most antagonistic to his presumed religions, treatment of his presumed wive (or wives), and camel.  

    and camel :) (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:26:01 PM EST
    You just have to imagine that things are really really rough for the camel :)

    Boy, Rush doesn't need advertisers (none / 0) (#10)
    by Edger on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:27:03 PM EST
    He must be getting enough traffic from Talkleft the past few days, no? ;-)

    Ha. (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by oculus on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 02:37:58 PM EST
    war of ideas (none / 0) (#24)
    by diogenes on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 05:17:01 PM EST
    "KPUA radio station in Hawaii has dropped Rush Limbaugh's radio show. One down, 599 to go."

    Glad to see that you're winning the battle of ideas.  Maybe KPUA can resurrect Air America to take Rush's place.

    Heh - as if talk radio ... (5.00 / 1) (#26)
    by Yman on Mon Mar 05, 2012 at 08:02:20 PM EST
    Glad to see that you're winning the battle of ideas.  Maybe KPUA can resurrect Air America to take Rush's place.

    ... had anything to do with "ideas".


    the winning idea of kissing (none / 0) (#47)
    by jondee on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 12:46:24 PM EST
    corporate-sponsor-as* 24-7, and blaming the woes of the country on liberals and lazy poor people..

    Florida News Blackout on Limbaugh? (none / 0) (#38)
    by shoephone on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 01:56:50 AM EST
    This is purely anecdotal, based on an internet search I just did on major newpaper websites in Florida: The St. Petersburg Times, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, and West Palm Beach News. NONE of these news sites has any article "above the fold" (meaning anywhere in the top half of the page) on the Limbaugh firestorm. And only on two of the sites--the West Palm Beach site and the St. Petersburg site--is there anything at all, and then only in the bottom section, practically hidden away so that you really have to be looking for it.

    As we know, Limbaugh lives in and broadcasts from West Palm Beach. Based on the fact that every other major news site I've seen today is featuring stories on this right at the top, I surmise that the Florida media sites are blacking out coverage. Who knows if it's because they're being threatened by Limbaugh's henchman, or whether they are already sufficiently terrified of him? But I find it a very suspect and glaring omission in comparison to the rest of the nation's media sites.

    Ya know? (none / 0) (#45)
    by Lora on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 12:34:46 PM EST
    Here we go again.  Never mind leaving Rush on the air while he has spewed his hateful rhetoric unabated for all these years.  Let's run with a single rude slur and nail him for that.  What a crazy world.  Thousands of hateful, rabid comments go unchallenged while one personal insult does the trick.  It is a chicken sh*t way to do something about a rabid hatemonger, and does more harm than good to the person insulted.

    Re: Recent tornado deaths:
    "Their God ... keeps smashing them into little grease spots on the pavement in  Alabama, and Mississippi, and Arkansas, and Georgia, and Oklahoma," Malloy says in his broadcast from Friday. "You know, the Bible belt, where [in a mocking voice] they ain't gonna let no goddamned science get in the way, it says in the Bible, blah blah blah blah blah. So, according to their way of thinking, God with his omnipotent thumb reaches down here and so far tonight has smashed about 20 people into a grease spot on highway 12, or whatever the hell highway they live next to."

    two things (5.00 / 1) (#51)
    by CST on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 11:52:45 AM EST
    Number 1, who the hell is Mike Malloy?  This is the first time I've ever heard of him.  I've heard of Rush Limbaugh, and it's not because I listen to him on the radio.  That distinction matters.

    Number 2 - well this is actually 4 points, but I'll just link to them because for once I actually agree with David Frum.


    Why's that? (none / 0) (#49)
    by Yman on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 07:34:24 PM EST
    He's just pointing out the ridiculous arguments made by the "Christian" Right themselves.

    But if you feel the need, knock yourself out.

    Sorry (none / 0) (#50)
    by Yman on Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 08:33:43 AM EST
    This was a reply to SUO's post #48.