BREAKING: Rush Limbaugh’s Major Advertiser Orders Two-Week Suspension Of Ads
Bloated and bombastic bloviator of bile, Rush Limbaugh, can’t seem to escape the media firestorm following his Sandra Fluke controversy, which I believe is now in its 12th day and doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon. ThinkProgress put out the exclusive in which it reported that 140 advertisers, including dozens of major national corporations had decided to part ways with Limbaugh, which seems to be a whole crap load of fries to have dropped ont he ground. Now, Think Progress reports that Premiere Networks, the company that syndicates the Rush Limbaugh show, evidently told its affiliate radio stations that they are suspending national advertising for two weeks. Indeed, Rush Limbaugh’s brazen attacks on women may do more than lose him gigs at Planned Parenthood engagements.
Here’s the Memo (Think Progress):
Attention Traffic Managers of Premiere News/Talk Affiliates:
We are suspending the requirement to run barter spots for two weeks, March 12th and March 19th, for our News/Talk affiliates only.
Please replace/re-traffic any Premiere barter spots immediately. Contractual requirements to run barter spots are being suspended for these two weeks only. Replace them with Lifelock and Lear Financial or a local spot of your choice.
Wow, it’s almost as though you can hear the sound of the Fairness Doctrine making a triumphant return.
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