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    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    People are going to FCC now. Rush better watch his back
    The problem with the right wing is that they simply don't understand that ratings don't determine advertising revenue as much as message does. People like sitcoms. Sitcoms bring in a lot revenue. People like political pundits. Pundits make a lot of money (a lot of them anyways). The minute those pundits get too far out, the message no longer sells as well.

    Rush Limbaugh calling this lady a **** annoyed a lot of women who were watching the issue and may or may not have cared much about her testimony. His message may have resonated with Conservatives. That's all pretty much irrelevant. I guarantee you there is not a single PR Department in the entire US that went "Hey, we'd like to be associated with that." - that's why they all jumped ship.

    No company wants to be included in the hundreds of articles that will be written about this little incident. If the Liberia-FireStone issue taught companies anything was that you have to pick and choose who you'll support and there is no point in supporting a prick. How much money you can make out of him is irrelevant. Unless they're willing to sell to a reduced percentage of the population, companies will almost always distance themselves from inflammatory boils like Limbaugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The problem with the right wing is that they simply don't understand that ratings don't determine advertising revenue as much as message does. People like sitcoms. Sitcoms bring in a lot revenue. People like political pundits. Pundits make a lot of money (a lot of them anyways). The minute those pundits get too far out, the message no longer sells as well.

    Rush Limbaugh calling this lady a **** annoyed a lot of women who were watching the issue and may or may not have cared much about her testimony. His message may have resonated with Conservatives. That's all pretty much irrelevant. I guarantee you there is not a single PR Department in the entire US that went "Hey, we'd like to be associated with that." - that's why they all jumped ship.

    No company wants to be included in the hundreds of articles that will be written about this little incident. If the Liberia-FireStone issue taught companies anything was that you have to pick and choose who you'll support and there is no point in supporting a prick. How much money you can make out of him is irrelevant. Unless they're willing to sell to a reduced percentage of the population, companies will almost always distance themselves from inflammatory boils like Limbaugh.
    Rush Limbaugh to advertiser: I don't want you back

    March 8, 2012 | 4:00 pm

    The intense campaign to cut advertising to “The Rush Limbaugh Show” took another turn Thursday when one of the first companies to pull its ads reportedly asked to return to the radio show -- only to be told by Team Limbaugh that the conservative host no longer would give his endorsement.

    A Limbaugh spokesman said that California mattress company Sleep Train asked to restart a “voiced endorsement” from Limbaugh that it had publicly cut off last week. The company said at the time that it “does not condone such negative comments toward any person.”

    Several activist groups have called for companies to drop their ads after Limbaugh called a Georgetown law school student a “slut” and a “prostitute” for her support of a proposal to mandate birth control in standard healthcare coverage.

    Sleep Train's departure from the program had been billed by some observers as particularly significant because the mattress retailer had been with Limbaugh show for 25 years. Yet the tone of Sleep Train's withdrawal statement last Friday hinted it might not be pulling out for the long run.

    “As a diverse company, Sleep Train does not condone such negative comments directed toward any person,” Sleep Train said at the time. “We have currently pulled our ads with Rush Limbaugh.”

    Rush Limbaugh to advertiser: I don't want you back - latimes.com
    Too funny! Sleep train wants back into Limbaugh's advertising. I guess Sleep Train figured out Limbaugh has a bigger audience than any other venue on earth. Too bad for them Rush said no to them coming back, decisions have consequences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain
    So they should have invited members of the federal government since they would be the "con" side of a Church v State issue then. Very true.

    Snark aside, the people that were invited to the hearing were all religious leaders. If you have a problem that the religious leaders were all men, then I suggest you take it up with them, as its not the governments place to tell religions who their leadership is( as affirmed in a recent 9-0 SCOTUS decision ).
    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Yeah, well that's a great hearing. Sort of like having a hearing on abortion rights and ONLY inviting Planned Parenthood. Or having a hearing on gun regulation and ONLY inviting victims of gun violence. See the problem?
    Since the con side of a religious freedom debate is the government, and its the government's hearing, both sides are represented. Or do you feel that the administration should have had someone attend, since the Democrats on the committee aren't good enough cheerleaders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    How do you figure that?


    Very simply, If she proceeds and wins damages for being an activist who was called a "slut", This country has completley lost it's way. I know folks like you would take a dump on the constitution to go after your "enemies", but it's the wrong thing bro. Freedom is a bitch, act accordingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Very simply, If she proceeds and wins damages for being an activist who was called a "slut", This country has completley lost it's way. I know folks like you would take a dump on the constitution to go after your "enemies", but it's the wrong thing bro. Freedom is a bitch, act accordingly.
    FOLKS LIKE ME WHO WANT TO DEFICATE UPON THE CONSTITUTION!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    Nice to see you already have decided to go right to the over the top hyperbole and not worry about losing that argument right out of the gate.

    The freedom to slander of libel someone is not really high on my list anyways. Perhaps it under the dirtied toilet tissue covering that section of the Constitution?
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    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    FOLKS LIKE ME WHO WANT TO DEFICATE UPON THE CONSTITUTION!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    Nice to see you already have decided to go right to the over the top hyperbole and not worry about losing that argument right out of the gate.

    The freedom to slander of libel someone is not really high on my list anyways. Perhaps it under the dirtied toilet tissue covering that section of the Constitution?



    Unless of course it's bill maher or letterman, then you are cool with "slander and libel". does your hypocricy have ANY filter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Very simply, If she proceeds and wins damages for being an activist who was called a "slut", This country has completley lost it's way. I know folks like you would take a dump on the constitution to go after your "enemies", but it's the wrong thing bro. Freedom is a bitch, act accordingly.
    Yes, because as well all know, adhering to the Constitution, along with sole possession of Patriotism are exclusives of the right.

    Yawn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Yes, because as well all know, adhering to the Constitution, along with sole possession of Patriotism are exclusives of the right.

    Yawn...


    my, what a lovely strawman you have there.


    Actually the right tends to be a little to moral authoritarian for my taste. ignoring the consitution on several issues. While my personal morals tend to be rather conservative, I would never dream of trying to impose them on anyone. What you smoke, inject, screw, marry, is none of my, or the governments concern....


    But nice try though....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    my, what a lovely strawman you have there.


    Actually the right tends to be a little to moral authoritarian for my taste. ignoring the consitution on several issues. While my personal morals tend to be rather conservative, I would never dream of trying to impose them on anyone. What you smoke, inject, screw, marry, is none of my, or the governments concern....


    But nice try though....
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