Rush Limbaugh Show Hits Back At Media Matters, Brock
March 21, 2012 at 12:44 PM (PT)
The RUSH LIMBAUGH show, through spokesperson BRIAN GLICKLICH, has responded to the pressure put on the show and its advertisers and affiliates by MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA and its head DAVID BROCK with an op-ed column in POLITICO alleging that the outrage over LIMBAUGH's remarks about SANDRA FLUKE was pre-arranged and an attempt at censorship.
Noting that BROCK "started organizing a protest (over the incident) almost three years ago ... planned ahead and activated at the first moment BROCK could manipulate a media frenzy," GLICKLICH wrote that MEDIA MATTERS "stands for censorship... Their ginned-up election year anger is directed at the words of their media political opposition — similar expressions are ignored when used by their allies. It’s different, they claim. It’s always different when they say it is, for an array of implausible reasons. The truth is that they are hypocrites."
The truth is that they are hypocrites
GLICKLICH also takes MEDIA MATTERS to task for harming small businesses -- advertisers -- by using "coordinated attacks from operatives who never were or will be (their) customers" demanding that the advertisers "renounce (MEDIA MATTERS') enemies or become one of them ... If businesses give in to these demands, they lose access to the customers who helped build their company. Let’s be clear -- most advertisers aren’t making a political statement when they decide where to spend their money. Most chose varied programs to reach audiences with different points of view ... But MEDIA MATTERS says you can’t talk to that audience anymore. And when these businesses shrink, because they’ve lost access to half their customers; when they lay off employees or even shut down, whom will MEDIA MATTERS blame? Probably not themselves."
Comparing BROCK to other "censoring thug(s)" attempting to silence opposing speech, GLICKLICH added, "We don’t need self-appointed monitors. Black-list censors are some of the most reviled characters in U.S. history. One day MEDIA MATTERS will join that list as an advocacy that lost sight of its mission, which was to promulgate a point of view, in order to adopt a darker one, which was to deny that right of expression to others."
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