Rush Limbaugh Scandal Proves Contagious for Talk-Radio Advertisers

Premiere Networks, which distributes Limbaugh as well as a host of other right-wing talkers, sent an email out to its affiliates early Friday listing 98 large corporations that have requested their ads appear only on “programs free of content that you know are deemed to be offensive or controversial (for example, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Leykis, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity).” Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Fabrice Florin - Mar 10, 2012 - 5:01 PM PST
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Edited by: Fabrice Florin - Mar 11, 2012 - 4:51 PM PDT
Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Mar. 13, 2012

Lots of good news in this article if you can't stomach the likes of Limbaugh, his imitators, and Fox "News". But then the article could be less good news and more wishful thinking. Years ago, before right wingers gutted the FCC's authority, mechanisms were in place to prevent the kind of over the top abuse of right wing hate media like Fox "News" and Limbaugh. However as with everything else social in America, reform hinges on what the people think and how they react. If they're sufficiently fed up with the garbage being fed them, change will happen.

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Don Burgess
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by Don Burgess - Mar. 15, 2012

News talk radio has pretty much been able to say anything it wants to about anyone without any repercussions. Bringing this story to the public light demonstrates that factual news is better than simply spewing hate in the name of ratings.

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Mar. 11, 2012
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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Mar. 12, 2012

Thoughtful and well presented.

There is a danger that advertizing money will shrink for even civil political talk shows that try to further the public interest. The article does not identify any such trend yet.

Advertisers are abandoning the shows because they no longer want to be associated with the hyperpartisan—and occasionally hateful—rhetoric. They are finally drawing a ... More »

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allison diaz
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by allison diaz - Mar. 12, 2012

yes it is, it talks about something that is interesting that relates to what is happening in the county

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IndyTkr
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by IndyTkr - Mar. 15, 2012

Mr. Avlon was very objective in his report of this story and tried to take a non-partisan approach to an already overly reported story. I enjoyed it, it was accurate and it was easy to read, which is what I believe the goal of any real journalist.

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