Darren Davis: 10 People Responsible For The Majority Of Social Media Attacks on Rush Limbaugh
August 12, 2014 at 11:31 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL NETWORKS and iHEARTRADIO Pres. DARREN DAVIS asserted in this week's POWER PLAYER interview that their probe into the social media attacks on RUSH LIMBAUGH found a very small minority of people responsible for the great majority of complaints. "A huge focus for me is to have RUSH be appreciated for what he truly is," DAVIS said. "He has been unfairly painted negatively as a mean conservative, but the truth is that he’s a champion of American business and someone who creates jobs. When he talks about a business on-air, that business thrives -- and jobs are created.
"The big story – and what we have learned – is that virtually all the negativity around him over the last two years has stemmed from very small number of people in social media. We have found that 70% of the attacks are coming from just 10 people. Ten people around AMERICA – and we know who they are -- sit at their computers all day sending out tweets, then use computer technology to amplify them."
DAVIS said that this leads to what he termed another misconception: "80% of the attacks come from a different state than where the business exists. It’s really amplified when you look at it that way. A small business in NEW YORK is getting letters, FACEBOOK posts and tweets supposedly from customers boycotting their business -- when it’s all coming from a person who actually lives in NEVADA. It’s the biggest bunch of nonsense I’ve ever come across. We’re definitely going to do a big job of telling the truth."
DAVIS also talked about the future of iHEARTRADIO in the wide-ranging interview that you can read here.