Media Matters Launches Anti-Limbaugh Ad Campaign
March 22, 2012 at 3:45 PM (PT)
The day after RUSH LIMBAUGH, through a spokesman, ripped into MEDIA MATTERS FOR AMERICA and its founder DAVID BROCK for orchestrating the campaign against him for his comments on activist/student SANDRA FLUKE, MEDIA MATTERS announced that it is spending $100,000 on two ads attacking LIMBAUGH, to be aired in eight markets. The ads, airing in BOSTON, CHICAGO, DETROIT, MILWAUKEE, ST. LOUIS, SEATTLE, CEDAR RAPIDS, and MACON, urge listeners to call LIMBAUGH affiliates and say "we don't talk to women like that." "What we’re really looking for is a way to demonstrate the persistence of the effort and the fact that it is on a wide scale," MEDIA MATTERS' ANGELO CARUSONE told AP's DAVID BAUDER.
In response, PREMIERE NETWORKS' RACHEL NELSON told AP, "This is not about women. It's not about ethics and it's not about the nature of our public discourse. It's a direct attack on America's guaranteed First Amendment right to free speech. It's essentially a call for censorship masquerading as high-minded indignation."