Friday, March 09, 2012

Are you fed up with Rush Limbaugh? How to take action

Guest post by Marc McDonald 

Marc McDonald is a Texas journalist who runs the progressive political blog Beggars Can Be Choosers.

Rush Limbaugh got a lot of attention lately with his mean-spirited, vicious attack on Sandra Fluke, in which he called her a "slut" and a "prostitute" and suggested she post video tapes of herself online having sex. But really, Limbaugh has been doing this sort of thing for many years. Remember in 2006, when Limbaugh mocked Michael J. Fox's symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

If you're fed up with Limbaugh and the daily toxic nonsense he spews on the nation's public airwaves, I urge you to take action.

Go here to sign a petition to Clear Channel to discontinue Rush Limbaugh's show.

Go here to add your voice to a group of female veterans who are calling for the Armed Forces Network to drop Rush Limbaugh from its programming. (Armed Forces Network by the way, is funded with your tax dollars.

Go to and join the more than 100,00 people who've signed the petition there using Limbaugh's advertisers to drop him. Note: this site also includes an up-to-date list of Limbaugh's advertisers, along with contact information.

At this site, you can access the #StopRush Limbaugh Campaign, which rounds up news, info, and resources on the various efforts across the Internet to pressure Clear Channel and advertisers to stop supporting Limbaugh.

Go here to file a complaint with the FCC about Limbaugh's show. (Remember, his program is aired on the public airwaves that are owned by We The People. Note: Left Leaning Liberal Lady offers a good suggestion: "contact the FCC to file a complaint against Rush Limbaugh for soliciting pornography via public airwaves.")

At this site, you can find detailed information about the companies that are still advertising on Rush's show, as well as updates on those companies who've dropped their ads. Be sure to add your voice to those who are contacting these companies, asking them to stop sponsoring Limbaugh. (And until these companies do so, we should boycott their products and services).

Add your name to this Facebook page which is coordinating a boycott-Limbaugh effort (and which already has over 30,000 "Likes"). (Note: Twitter users can add their voices here at #boycottrush).

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  • We are a movement of men, women, conservative, liberal, black, white, brown, yellow, gay, straight, spiritual, religious, christian, jews, musilum, all who believe that Rush Limbaugh as a leader in this industry has set the line too far, but now has finally crossed it.
    We won't tolerate the rhetoric of hate any longer. There is the 99% but then there is the 51% - and the 51% control the money in 85% of the households. So whether you sell jewelry, vacations, cars or lawn mowers, chances are we are making the decisions about who, where and how much to spend. We will boycott sponsors - any and all - who advertise on Rush Limbaugh's show. There are hundreds of sights like ours that will provide anyone with the information they need to contact local sponsors. DON'T UNDERESTIMATE US.

    By Blogger Stop the War on Women, at 3:09 AM  

  • Thanks for the shout out to my blog -- we are doing some great work!

    By Blogger Left Leaning Liberal Lady, at 9:14 PM  

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