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An anonymous advertising executive has acknowledged the difficulty in keeping advertisers on the Rush Limbaugh Show thanks to groups like Flush Rush Facebook, saying "I had to pull a client off a perfect station for them, because of Rush.”"
In a statement to radio industry newsletter Tom Taylor Now, the exec said
"The Limbaugh monitoring group [Media Matters] is really something else. I had a business-to-business advertiser whose core is middle-aged decision makers with a male skew. That fit very well with Limbaugh. But the monitoring group was putting on the heat. I tried really hard to talk my client into sticking with Limbaugh, but he told me to pull the spots."
This rare behind-the-scenes look shows the impact StopRush is having on the day to day business of attempting to place ads on a show which has grown increasingly toxic since Limbaugh's attacks on Sandra Fluke more than 14 months ago.
Volunteers on the StopRush project work to monitor ads on the radio show, record data in the StopRush advertiser database, and communicate with advertisers to be sure they know their ad is airing on the controversial program.
The newsletter excerpt above also echoes commonplace smears of StopRush which try to discredit the movement by questioning its motives and organization. The [Media Matters] casually inserted into the executive's statement by the author at Tom Taylor Now implies StopRush volunteers are working for Media Matters. That suggestion is patently false.
The StopRush movement is a grassroots effort in its truest sense. StopRush people are not motivated by checks from Media Matters, George Soros, or the Saul Alinsky Elite French Foundation. They are motivated by a desire to see people treated with dignity and respect--something your garden variety Dittohead simply can't fathom.
If you'd like to help restore some dignity to our public airwaves, read on after the jump.
Decent folks who believe in tolerance and equality are no longer powerless against Limbaugh's efforts to spread intolerance on the radio. StopRush is making a major impact by convincing advertisers on this show to withdraw their ads--and with your help we can do even more. Just a few emails, tweets, or Facebook messages a week to Limbaugh's advertisers can go a long way toward making hatred less profitable. It is our collective voice that makes us strong.
Want to do something hold Limbaugh accountable?
Join StopRush! We can use your help in the following ways: