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Rush Limbaugh as their focal point, they have begun radio ads in eight markets in an attempt to pressure local stations to drop Limbaugh from the airwaves.
By now, most have heard of Limbaugh's over the top remarks about Sandra Fluke, and the ensuing firestorm and feigned outrage from many on the left as well as some on the right. Regrettable as Rush's words were (he has since publicly apologized), the incident also exposed the abject hypocrisy of those on the left who are virtually silent when liberal hosts and entertainers make remarks that are just as, if not much more outrageous and vile than what Limbaugh uttered.
Political commentators such as Ed Schultz and Keith Olbermann have made comments that are much more beyond the pale than anything Limbaugh has said. Then, there are the so-called leftists like Bill Maher, who get free passes because he is doing "comedy", when he calls Sarah Palin a "c**t" or Michelle Bachmann a "bimbo".
In these and many other instances, Media Matters remain silent. Keep in mind that Media Matters is a tax-exempt charitable organization. Yet their attacks are saved exclusively for conservative talk show hosts, the GOP and Fox News. Their blatant bias is so in-your-face that their tax-exempt status is now being challenged. We are also finding out that Media Matters has had a plan since 2009 to attempt to get Rush Limbaugh off the airwaves.
Rush Limbaugh lit the fuse that started this firestorm, but Media Matters has been standing by with the cans of gasoline for over three years to turn a small brushfire into a manufactured media inferno.
This is not just an attack on Limbaugh. This is an attack on all who value free-speech. Radio hosts, bloggers, and ordinary citizens. You may agree or disagree with Rush Limbaugh, Ed Schultz, or Keith Olbermann, but their right to voice their opinions should not be squelched by David Brock and Media Matters' Stalinist crusades.
Media Matters Launches New Ad Campaign Slamming Rush Limbaugh
Despite the media firestorm surrounding Rush Limbaugh having died down, the conservative radio host isn't off the hook just yet.
According to the Washington Times, the liberal watchdog group Media Matters has launched a $100,000 ad campaign criticizing the host for calling Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" after she testified before the House on contraception.
The ads are currently being broadcast in eight cities, with some urging listeners to tell their local radio stations to take Limbaugh's show off the air and including the telephone numbers of stations broadcasting Limbaugh's show.