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Op/Ed-As fifty sponsors end advertising on 'The Rush Limbaugh Show'; Limbaugh's attacks on women continues

ROJS News Op/Ed

Showing his 'apology' to Georgetown University Law Student Sandra Fluke wasn't heartfelt in the least, 'Entertainer' Rush Limbaugh took to his show on March 7th to ask a question which would seem highly-questionable in light of the sucessful #BoycottRush campaign.

From Media Matters of America Site

Not a good move, we think.

To date, 50 sponsors have ended their association with "The Rush Limbaugh Radio" show, including large sponsors JCPenney's, Allstate Insurance, Capital One, The American Heart Association, Atena Insurance Netflix's.

On March 7th, Michigan U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan) Chairman of the Armed Services Committee called for "The Rush Limbaugh Show" and Pentagon officials with Armed Forces Network to consider removing Limbaugh's program off its' programming schedule, after the Conservative pundit’s on-air comments regarding Ms. Fluke.

“I would hope the people that run it (Armed Forces Network) see just how offensive this is," Levin, a Democrat, told CNN on March 7th.

Limbaugh is unmoved in his attacks against over 54% of  America's population head cout, Women. In fact, he declared companies who have ceased sponsoring his programming to missing potatoes in French Fries packages.

Speaking about losing 50 sponsors so far, Limbaugh stated, That's “out of 18,000. That’s like losing a couple of french fries in the container when it’s delivered to you in the drive thru. You don’t even notice it.”
Pressure of losing the sponsors appear to be bigger than a few "fries" for Limbaugh. "Think Progress" reported "The Rush Limbaugh Show" has altered its' transcripts from its' March 1st show where he launched a vicious name attack against Georgetown University Law Student, Sandra Fluke.
"The Atlantic Wire points out that his website has scrubbed a few offensive comments. While the “slut” comments still show up in other rants by Limbaugh, his site has removed his sex tapes comment from March 1. “The pages were clearly working a few days ago — several sites linked to them,” Elspeth Reeve reports. “The pages don’t show up on the February 29 and March 1 archives, either, though links to them still exist on other transcripts related to the controversy.” Here’s the blank archives page for February 29."
And provide defensible proof to the strong #BoycottRush campaign on Twitter, pressuring sponsors to end all associations with "The Rush Limbaugh Show", Limbaugh in the last two days have continued his attacks on women who views, political or otherwise, he disagrees with.

Tracie McMillan, an author New York Times reviewed book, "The American Way of Eating" was the latest target of  Limbaugh's on his Tuesday, March 6th show.
"What is it with all of these young single white women, overeducated -- doesn't mean intelligent. For example, Tracie McMillan, the author of this book, seems to be just out of college and already she has been showered with awards, including the 2006 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. … Her degree is not in food or nutrition, " Limbaugh stated.  She has a B.A. from New York University in political science."
Coming on the heels from a call from ROJS News to encouraging our readers to contact the Federal Communications Commission regarding Limbaugh's vulgar language regarding Ms. Fluke; Politics Nation with Al Shapton reported on March 7th, the National Organization for Women known as NOW, is requesting Clear Channel Communications to remove Limbaugh's program off the air, completely.

Clear Channel Communications receives bandwidth to operates its over 850 stations, including "The Rush Limbaugh Show" from its' licenses on AM & FM radio, from the Federal Communication Commission, supported by federal tax-payers revenue.

Tune into ROJS Radio-Independent Left Michigan & National Political Talk Sunday, March 11th program @ 11AM EST, as we'll devote the entire two-hour LIVE program on the #BoycottRush campaign and Conservative GOP supporters, like Rush Limbaugh continuing attacks on women.

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