Rush Billboard Defaced, City Official Cheers
May 10, 2007 at 11:49 AM (PT)
Somebody defaced a RUSH LIMBAUGH billboard in BALTIMORE, and a spokesman for the a city agency is under fire for telling the BALTIMORE SUN that the vandalism "looks great. It did my heart good." Buckets of paint were thrown onto an image of the PREMIERE host's face on a billboard for Talk WCBM-A/BALTIMORE along I-83.
The apparent endorsement of vandalism by DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS spokesman ROBERT MURROW drew a rebuke from his boss, DPW Chief Spokesperson KURT L. KOCHER, who told the SUN, "As much as you don't like RUSH LIMBAUGH, you don't endorse vandalism, period. It's an outrageous comment, and he shouldn't have said it. It is not our policy. I think he got overenthusiastic about his feelings for Mr. LIMBAUGH. I am very upset about that comment, and I've let him know I'm very upset about that comment. It's his personal comment, and it's wrong. It does not belong out there in any kind of official capacity. As far as I'm concerned, he was not speaking for the department."
WCBM GM ROBERT L. PETTIT told the SUN, "It's tough to be #1. People deface billboards all the time. It's going to be fixed today."