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  •  it's not all about business. the boycott's not poi (0+ / 0-)

    pointless.

    RW radio's primary purpose is selling propaganda for the right. it so happens that they can do that practically for free- paid for by advertising. the boycott is making it harder for the right to enjoy all that free propaganda.

    limbaugh is not a monster success on 600 stations, or hannity on 500 because of their skill and personality, wit and wisdom. they are there because the loudest stations in the country, maybe as many a 30-40% piggybacking college and pro sports, were bought up for them to create a propaganda blowtorch, short circuit democracy, and keep dinosaur republicans and their industries and scams and corruption going until we fall off a cliff of stupidity.

    the pool of small and large companies that are taking a passive approach to radio advertising is shrinking. many of them barely thought of limbaugh as a problem. some were just packaged and didn't know they were supporting limbaugh and were pissed to find out they were. many, like most liberals believed the bullshit that limbaugh was just another political entertainer selling advertising.

    RW radio and limbaugh are a success because they are a protected and cultivated monopoly used very successfully as a propaganda tool- the ad money is gravy and keeps the stations going. stations are hurting- probably moreso in blue communities where there are active flush rush activists at work.

    at some level the right knows that and if the record and contracts were open i'll bet you'd find there's money flowing that's not ad money, and it's there to keep limbaugh on his pedestal - and keep the whole RW radio machine humming.

    and when the left figures out how much  RW radio depends on college and university sports - to help them sell voter suppression and destroy public education, for instance - maybe they'll take the boycott a step further and make advertising on RW radio even more distasteful for american businesses.

    This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

    by certainot on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 06:40:17 PM PDT

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