“Start listening to Rush Limbaugh.” That was the 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.
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.
Keep the name Angelo Carusone filed away in your list of Leftist names to know. He's Media Mutter's Kommasar in charge of silencing conservatives.
Media Matters online strategy director Angelo Carusone, the point man for the liberal organization’s 2009-2011 “Stop Beck” movement, provided the Wednesday night webinar audience with a list of victories his organization and NOW have won against Limbaugh, namely eliminating some of his sponsors.
“I think the bottom line is that there is real accountability and consequences that have been attached to what Mr. Limbaugh has done thus far,” Carusone said.
“Every single day his show is broadcast his syndicator loses money, and any affiliated station that has to broadcast that in the community, they have to deal with the economic consequences. The business decision to continue to broadcast Rush Limbaugh is proven to be bad for business.”
According to Carusone, more than 65 former national advertisers are no longer advertising on Limbaugh’s show. He also boasted of “countless successes at the local level with local advertisers who have taken similarly responsible action and decided to not broadcast on his program anymore.”
But nonpartisan radio expert Michael Harrison, who publishes Talkers magazine, told The Daily Caller in March that Limbaugh’s audience numbers likely will continue to rise.
Harrison also said Limbaugh’s opponents have been overestimating the impact of their push against the show’s advertisers. Many, he said, have standing “no-buy” orders covering controversial programs — orders that have nothing to do with activist campaigns.
Bear in mind too, that Media Mutters is doing this partisan activism in violation of their IRS 501(c)(3) tax status. Recently, it was revealed that Media Mutters was founded also on targeting Christians and Christian organizations. Media watchdog my ass!
Keep your eyes peeled for activity by these liberal brownshirts against Rush on May 18th. They are planning a "National Day of Action" that day against Rush. If these liberal crypto-fascists are planning protests outside a radio station against Rush, by all means, go down and counter-protest them. If you can't do that, then call or write your local station that carries Rush Limbaugh and say you support him.
It is important that we speak out in support of Rush and against these Left-wing bullies. If Rush is silenced, they're coming after the rest of us who dare to express conservative values next.