Rush Limbaugh Boycott Up to at Least 36 Advertisers

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 6:56 am

I was somewhat dubious that this sponsor boycott of Rush Limbaugh for his days of misogynistic comments against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke would be able to gain steam. But as of now, at least thirty-six advertisers have cancelled their ads for the show. Think Progress puts it at 39 advertisers. This includes large advertisers [...]

The Chances of Driving Rush Limbaugh Off Commercial Radio

By: Tuesday March 6, 2012 7:35 am

Rush Limbaugh has faced criticism before. But the backlash at the activist feels new. At least eleven advertisers have stopped hawking their wares on his program. Two radio stations have dropped the show entirely. Republican leaders have (sorta) denounced him. Limbaugh has apologized and that didn’t stop the backlash. Nevertheless, to assume that Limbaugh will [...]

Right Wing Working the Refs Through Victimization After Tucson Shooting

By: Tuesday January 11, 2011 11:11 am

President Obama will appear at a memorial service for the victims in Tucson tomorrow night, and the right wing has already decided to pre-but it. In particular, they are trying to steer the President away from any speech that contains echoes of President Bill Clinton’s Oklahoma City speech in 1995, about the “purveyors of hatred [...]

Right Wing Hopping Mad Over Culture of Violence They Have Wrought

By: Tuesday January 11, 2011 6:55 am

Right now, the public isn’t ready to believe an argument that Jared Loughner was motivated by right-wing rhetoric. Fortunately, nobody has said that, because it’s the wrong claim to make. Nobody has claimed that crosshairs on a map or talk of “Second Amendment remedies” is specifically to blame (some on the right have blamed heavy [...]

Right-Wing Talker Fired from Congressional CoS Job for Inciting Threat Against Public Schools

By: Thursday November 11, 2010 1:28 pm

Allen West may be the nuttiest of the nutjob Republicans elected last week, and it took him negative-55 days in office to register his first controversy. West signaled his intention to hire a Florida conservative talk-show host as his chief of staff. After criticism of her and some of her comments (calling Nancy Pelosi “garbage,” [...]

The Ugliness Continues – GOP Base Uses Coffins, Nooses as Imagery

By: Thursday March 25, 2010 6:58 am

The hatred and violent tendencies of the GOP base, unlikely to be stopped now that the American equivalent of Rwandan hate radio has whipped them into a frenzy, continued yesterday, with more and more disturbing activities. Members of the GOP base (which is the perfect way to describe the tea party “movement”) brought a coffin [...]

Air America Signs Off

By: Thursday January 21, 2010 2:42 pm

I don’t know if there’s anything further to cap one of the most horrible weeks in Democratic politics since November 2004 and maybe before that, but Air America radio just closed its doors. In recent years, Air America was losing its relevance, as its best stars moved on to other outlets. Rachel Maddow and Al [...]

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