As readers know, I have no pecuniary interest in the Rush Limbaugh show, which I seldom have the chance to listen to, although I do read his transcripts from time to time. About 20 million Americans do listen at least once a month and good for him. He earned it. This slut controversy is costing him some big bucks in the short term, but in the long term he will prevail.
My prediction: On January 21, 2013, Barack Obama will be out of the White House and Rush Limbaugh will be on the radio.
And if you own a business, you should advertise on his show (in addition to taking out an ad on political newspaper blogs run by people whose last names rhyme with Urber). Rush’s ratings are up — both in number and in dander.
Companies that bailed on Rush have lost the patronage of millions of conservatives.
Companies that sign up now, will be rewarded.
Now, there are two kinds of Limbaugh ads, the national ones that he peddles and the local ones that radio stations like WCHS (580 AM) that carry Rush peddle to local and national advertisers.
Glenn Reynolds told the story of a businessman in his home town of Knoxville, Tennessee, who took out an ad on Rush’s show. The ad was not to promote his product, a window cleaning service, but to support free speech.
In his ad, Steve Eimers of Window Wiz in Knoxville, Tennessee, said: “They are harassing advertisers with questionably legal secondary boycotts and threats. We support free speech… For those who will choose to use this ad as an excuse to attack our constitutional right to free speech, I have one thing to say: We will not be intimidated. Bring it on.”
Steve Eimers of Window Wiz was rewarded commercially. Glenn Reynolds reported this message from Mister Eimers:
Massive response from my Rush Limbaugh ad. It is already paid for! Even got my first new civility call.
‘Feel the pain a—–’ ‘You all will get what’s coming to you.’
Guess I better put the hollow points in the Glock!
Americans love their freedom first, foremost and always. Those liberals who say the people in Kansas vote against their interests when they refuse socialism just do not get it. Freedom matters more than money in America. You are darned straight that people cling to their guns and to their religion. They also cling to their families, their free speech and their choice of NASCAR drivers.
Conservatives indeed are rallying around Rush Limbaugh, whom liberals want to destroy. Not only do the foaming-mouth liberals want to take out his advertisers and kick him off the air, but they want him prosecuted and imprisoned for calling a fully grown woman a”slut,” which he later apologized for. I won’t go into how David Letterman implied that Willow Palin, then 14, is a slut and no liberals called for him to apologize (which he did).