Rush Limbaugh no friend of the Occupy Movement, electric cars and Climate Change facts may have finally gone too far.
This week over 50 companies and organizations pulled their advertisements from Rush Limbaugh’s radio program in direct response to the conservative shock jock’s most recent statements about women in particular. He has also been passing on his brand of out-of-touch reality about electric cars and the climate crisis for years to his millions of conservative followers in the USA. Yesterday, there were long silences during the commercial breaks during the online streaming of Limbaugh’s show on WABC, the flagship station for his broadcasts.
According to the Daily Kos, a total of 86 ads aired during WABC’s online streaming broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show yesterday;
• 77 of those ads were public service announcements donated free of charge by the Ad Council;
• Of the nine paid spots that ran, seven were from companies that have said they have taken steps to ensure their ads no longer air during the program;
• WABC’s online feed included about 5:33 of dead air when ads would normally have run.
That’s the power of the people in action…it pays to complain!
CNN contributor, Green journalist, photographer, author and activist. Mr Burridge’s travels have taken him to over 30 countries and 300+ major cities. He is originally from the USA, but has been residing in Australia for the last six years.