Tag Archive for Sexism

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…

Uncle Tom’s Woodshed?

Ever since I found out about Carlos “Busty” Bustmante’s sexist comment regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchns as Orange County Sheriff I’ve been waiting for “Busty” to be taken to the woodshed for his conduct. I have been calling for the County of Orange Executive Office to do something other than slap “Busty” with an…

OC CEO Mauk condones Bustamantes’ sexist remarks!

On June 19th I wrote about the response from the Orange County CEO’s PR person regarding Carlos Bustamantes’ now notorious comment to Red County Blogger Matt Cunningham/Jubal and LATimes reporter Christian Berthelsen regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchens as Sheriff over Santa Ana PD Chief Paul Walters. They responded that they could not comment on…

Supervisor Nguyen Responds to Greenhut

In reviewing the Orange County Register’s opinion pages on Sunday I came across Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s rebuttal to Steven Greenhut’s criticisms of her and Supervisor Bates’ votes for Sandra Hutchens as Orange County’s Sheriff. Glad to see they gave some ink to the rationale for the majority view of the Board. This would of course be in…

Dear Tom: About that whole Carlos thing…

I mentioned on Wednesday that I had heard back from the CEO Media Relations office regarding comments attributed to OC Public Works Director of Administration, and Santa Ana City Councilman, Carlos Bustamante regarding the appointment of Orange County’s new Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. “The County Executive Office is unable to comment on personnel matters.” Please forgive…

What to do about Carlos?

Orange County CEO Tom Mauk has a problem. The problem is Carlos “Bubba BustyGump” Bustamante. The Director of OC Public Works Administration cannot seem to figure out when to keep his unfunny sexist jokes to himself. He also forgot rule #1, Never tell an off color joke to, or in earshot of a reporter. UPDATE: just got…

Still waiting to hear back from CEO Mauk

Yesterday afternoon I submitted the following inquiry to the Orange County CEO Tom Mauk through the County Media/Community Relations department. I would like to know if there is any addtional comment from CEO Mauk regarding the matter of Mr. Bustamante’s “joke” on Tuesday. It is clear the Mr. Bustamante was NOT at the Hall of…