Tag Archive for Rush Limbaugh

Advertisers Flee the Rush Limbaugh Show

  In the wake of his insult to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, pressure from the public has caused more than 40 advertisers to bolt from sponsoring The Rush Limbaugh Program, which airs in Southern California on KFI radio.  Think Progress, monitoring the program last week, counts 70 sexist rants here.  Update: Media Matters says 50 advertisers…

The Angry Right

The weekend kicked off with a spirited debate between LiberalOC publisher Chris Prevatt and the OC Register’s Mark Landsbaum over an editorial in the Register reacting to President Obama’s State of the Union address.  Landsbaum has published not one – but two editorials entitled “Obama the Angry” and in the last piece, identified the notion…

Rep. Barney Frank to Retire

Rep. Barney Frank at 2010 Harry S Truman Award Dinner

Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank announced today that he will retire from Congress and not seek re-election.  Frank’s seat, in a liberal stronghold of the Western Boston suburbs is not at risk to going Republican, but his decision is a loss for Democrats because of his strong opinions, debate skills and his intellect.  Barney has a…

RIP: The Fairness Doctrine

The FCC yesteday effectively killed the Fairness Doctrine, which had been effectively deregulated since the Reagan Administration, along with about 80 other rules affecting broadcast communication that the Obama Administration considers “out of date.” I believe this is a mistake. Mass media have evolved into multiple sources of media from a host of new satellite…

Goodbye Glenn Beck

Today marks Glenn Beck’s final show for Fox News. The weeping, conspiracy minded, and crazy over the top right wingers can comfort themselves that they still have Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly, Sarah Palin, and Michelle Malkin to draw on for future craziness.

People in Glass Houses….

Weiner-gate is in full bloom and no one likes a Democratic sex scandal like conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh; but it’s likely that the EIB team is interviewing for a new screener after a called last week reminded Limbaugh of his own .. ah, poor judgment. Limbaugh was detained in 2006 returning from the Dominican…