Rush Limbaugh Takes To Twitter
March 16, 2012 at 4:11 AM (PT)
Having taken his lumps in social media during the controversy over his comments about student/activist SANDRA FLUKE, PREMIERE NETWORKS host RUSH LIMBAUGH announced on THURSDAY's show that he has launched a TWITTER account.
The @rushlimbaugh account has been posting links since MARCH 8th, but LIMBAUGH himself started adding his own posts THURSDAY, and a second account, @limbaugh, with duplicate posts from the @rushlimbaugh account, was acknowledged as also being an official account by LIMBAUGH's brother and fellow conservative commentator DAVID LIMBAUGH.
"Over the years I've said I don't tweet, don't Twitter, and so forth and so on," RUSH told listeners. "But I have an account. It's there. I wanted to establish the account in my name. There are a bunch of fake RUSH LIMBAUGH Twitter accounts. But I've decided to actually activate it now and use it for strategic purposes since it has become such an effective means of informing people outside the bounds of this program. Now, I don't know ... Those of you who already tweet, to follow me, you would simply find me at @RushLimbaugh. Just follow me @RushLimbaugh. It's that simple ... the reason for this is I've got a couple of things -- well, one now, but it's one really important thing -- I want to put up that I want everybody to be able to see. I don't want to take up a lot of broadcast time with this."
"There's an army out there that wants to be mobilized," LIMBAUGH added. "And so I figure, use Twitter for it. I'm just gonna put some things on Twitter that you can help us circulate. It's that simple. You just re-tweet them. We'll put 'em up there. You re-tweet it. We'll take care of everything else."