There is a war on words. It is not just any words that war has been declared on. Who has declared this war and why is it so crucially important?
The left has declared war on conservative speech and conservative speakers. Top of the list is Rush Limbaugh and now there is yet another assault on him.
From the Daily Caller:
“Start listening to Rush Limbaugh.” That was the unexpected message representatives from Media Matters for America and the National Organization for Women delivered to NOW chapter leaders in a secret, narrowly focused strategy session Wednesday night.
In audio of the NOW/MMFA strategy webinar obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, the liberal organizations plotted the best ways to get the radio giant and veritable burr in their collective saddles off the air.
Go after the local advertisers
The key, according to Media Matters online outreach director Jay Carmona, is to target Limbaugh at the local level — specifically advertisers in local radio markets — but with an eye on his national sponsors.
“I will say, just going by the numbers, getting local stations to drop Limbaugh is actually a hard, more long-term campaign than just looking at getting local sponsors to drop,” she explained, adding that they do not need to get the conservative talker off every local station to make an impact.
The catch, however, is that women who are active with NOW and the men who support them — whom Limbaugh often needles as the NAGs (National Association of Gals) and the “new castrati” — are actually going to have to listen to his radio show in order to identify and target those local advertisers.
“The first thing you want to do is, I say, start listening to Rush Limbaugh,” Carmona advised.
“I know this is a really big thing to ask. It’s really difficult, but he is online from noon Eastern to 3 o’clock every weekday, although your local station may air at a different time,” she said, advising listeners to take notes, and then track and contact advertisers that broadcast during Limbaugh’s show.
Carmona recommended that Limbaugh’s opponents should contact the businesses privately — just in case the advertisement was a mistake — and to open lines of communication for potential negotiations.
She added that the only way they can know for sure if a company continues to buy ads on Limbaugh’s show is to “keep listening.”
We need to understand exactly what is at stake here. If the vast left wing socialist conspiracy can take Rush Limbaugh down, they will be able to take down conservative talk radio.
Their goal is simple. They want to remove conservative thought from the airwaves.
Like Socialists everywhere, they hate the fact that anyone disagrees with them because their ideas suck and so do they.
This street works both ways. First, if you know a local sponsor of Rush Limbaugh, call that sponsor and thank them for supporting freedom, liberty and conservative talk radio.
Second, let’s go after MSNBC. There are a lot more conservatives than there are liberals. Let’s identify the sponsors on MSNBC and tell them to either pull their ads from MSNBC or we will stop buying or using their products.
Liberals are bullies. They expect us to simply sit and take it while they hit. There is a lesson we all learn as children. When you hit a bully back, they stop.
Vern is right.
We don't need to copy ALL the left's tactics. Few such boycotts succeed. The mere fact that they are trying to censor Rush is a wonderful sign that the right ideas are on the march and the asses on the left are being . . . er, uh . . . left behind(s).
Limbaugh has a huge following. As long as his market share remains what it is, advertisers will advertise.
And besides, even lefties have a right to boycott anyone for any reason they choose. Knowing them for the hypocrites most of them are, if they really want some product of a Rush advertiser, they won't deprive themselves of it -- they'll buy it anyway in most cases. So their boycott weapon is largely a bluff: to SAY they'll stop patronizing a particular advertiser, but then cease to patronize him only if they'd never intended to patronize him in the first place. Most of the lefties will probably continue to patronize the advertisers whose products they really want. So . . .
Let those mindless androids waste their lives listening to Rush's clear logic that they can't understand, then writing letters and making calls to advertisers. I predict they won't get anywhere. Rush's audience size isn't going to flag. In fact, if the lefties really do start listening, THEY'LL JUST INCREASE RUSH'S AUDIENCE SHARE and help him to get MORE advertisers, and to raise his advertising rates.
Remember, few on the left have the wits to understand business or economics, let alone much simpler concepts. They're almost sure to shoot themselves in the foot with this "idea." As Vern mentions, they'll probably hear a few FACTS that may surprise them about some of their beloved political icons or ideas, which may sour them on the leaders who provide the material they memorize and parrot. And, they may even end up helping Rush for the reason at the end of the paragraph just above.
Their current political top dog (eater), Obama, is a sophomoric, puerile dunce. It's only appropriate that his disciples should come up with such a clearly infantile idea. Very possibly -- if not likely -- this lefty campaign against Rush will turn out to be an effective weapon -- for OUR side!!
The liberals are brainwashed to the point that they can't think for themselves, they only repeat what comes from "brainwash central".
When will we wake up and realize the US Constitution is not about Conservatism or Liberalism. It is about the Protection of this Republic; the Citizens.
Conservatism and Liberalism, like Republicans and Democrats mean Special Interests. Lets get back to the US Constitution and leave the Special Interests in the communities where they belong.
Yes, I love Rush, but I don't always agree with his Conservative Stance. Yet, he is about as close to being correct on matters as anyone can get; unless we take in the Shadow Government in this Country and go after the Real Criminals who have trashed the United States.
REPEAL THE 17TH AMENDMENT
Close the Doors of the Federal Reserve and lock up all those in Congress who have aided them to stay open and do the damage they have done.
The 16th Amendment must go along with the 17th Amendment. End the Treason and Tyranny in Washington DC on and against the Citizens of this country.
You are talking about a generation of severe education, that is after you have purged the system.Please give us your best argument for repeal of the 17th..
"Cheaper than dirt" is now advertising their goods during Limbaugh's commercial breaks. Smith and Wesson, Remington, Springfield Amory, start putting your ads on the air.
If EVERY ONE of MSNBC's closet watchers wrote letters to sponsors, they might get all 7 letters. But then again, the pubic(no mistake) education spelling would likely send the letters to the 'dead mail' department.
I don't let people talk me into joining boycotts. If I don't like something I don't patronize or otherwise support it. If we stoop to the bully tactics of the left are we no better than they are? Nah, go ahead and listen to both sides. If you have an objective informed view of the big picture a boycott will form organically. People will just stop frequenting the hate filled leftst venom spewers in favor of facts and common sense. They already are. Ratings are down all over the 'major' newtworks.
What we need to do is take back the colleges that churn out these butter brained leftists.
Boycotts are usually the wrong way to go....but preferred vendors are a reasonable approach. For example, I prefer to favor Lowes, and not to use Home Depot, for such business. But I do not fault the thousands of employees of the latter firm! Apply political pressure with care. If the errant firm continues, increase the pressure. Don't close the door!
Home Depot is smart from a business angle for sponsoring gay events. Guess who spends big bucks for top end remodeling and furnishings?
HD could be careful about what events they support, as well as show some counterbalancing appreciation for the 80% of their customers who just enjoy buying their merchandise without that same "decorator" sense.
"Home Depot is smart from a business angle"
In a sense I owe a debt to Home Depot!
In '05, the previous owner of my primary residence and property built a huge cabinet shop, to supply the Depot with custom products. Of course, the competition was Chinese and Vietnam..
Long story short, I bought the place for 1/5 of the total loaned on the property, at foreclosure....
Thank you, President Obama, Fanny May, Home Depot and the American Public! I have one of the finest "hobby shops" that I know of. All for free!
Oh and that story is repeated over and over again. A friend of mine was an officer in an Orange County, CA injection molding company making medical devices. Same fate. Now a deacon in the church helping the poor.
In my book, "Guide 25" (c) 2010 Gerald V. Todd www.lulu.com, I referred to this as "The Fontana Effect." Named when GE closed down their 1,500 employee small appliance plant in Fontana, CA and moved it offshore - naturally getting a $235 million tax credit for the effort.