The Rush Limbaugh Boycott…..success far beyond our hopes.
As of Friday March 9, at least 61 sponsors had pulled their support from Rush Limbaugh’s daily rant and rave.
On Thursday, Limbaugh’s program was practically devoid of paid advertisements. 86 spots aired. 77 were PSA’s, public service announcements donated by the Ad Council. They do not generate revenue. Seven of the remaining 9 ads were from companies that have notified Clear Channel that they are pulling their spots. THERE WAS DEAD AIR FOUR TIMES!
The overwhelming exodus of advertisers from Rush Limbaugh’s show has big-name companies rethinking their relationship with all of talk radio.
THE CONTAGION HAS SPREAD BEYOND RUSH….WELL BEYOND.
Ninety-eight major advertisers have notified their marketing agencies they no longer wish to advertise on programming that is so likely to offend. The agencies have notified Premiere Networks that controls most of right wing talk radio of their clients’ wishes. They will no longer air spots on Premiere Networks’ ‘offensive’ programs.
Premiere Networks is taking this very seriously. In an e-mail., provided by Radio-Info.com., sent by the media giant on Friday, a list of 98 large corporations was provided specifying that each has requested that their ads appear “only on programs free of content that you know are deemed to be offensive or controversial.”
Premiere provided a list of show examples: Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Leykis, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity. The memo went on to say that the list was not exhaustive and that additional programming will be examined. The memo states that companies like AOL, Geico, Ford, GM, McDonald’s, have indicated they want to avoid “environments likely to stir negative sentiments.”
Insiders say the loss will rock right-wing talk radio.
NO WONDER FOX IS LEAPING TO RUSH’S DEFENSE….TALK RADIO IS PART OF THEIR NETWORK OF MISINFORMATION, DISTORTION AND OUTRIGHT LIES. AND NOW THEIR FLANK IS UNDER ASSAULT. THAT SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP IS CRUCIAL IN SUPPORTING FOX’S PROPAGANDA CULTURE.