Local Lefty Blogger Part of Rush Astroturf Project

Russ Steele

Our local lefty blogger is crowing about another “no Rush” list from advertisers. According to the Legal Insurrection this is an astroturf campaign promoted by the hard left Media Matters.

Editor’s note: Though reports about Rush Limbaugh’s offensive remarks aren’t front-page news anymore, radio-land still is shaking from the comments. Here’s a trade publication report from this week:

Here are the details: Media Matters astroturfed the Limbaugh secondary boycott

The secondary boycott of Rush Limbaugh advertisers is portrayed in the media as a reaction to a groundswell of public outrage.  In fact, the secondary boycott was initiated by and driven by Media Matters, which had a “Stop Limbaugh” campaign on the shelf waiting to be used, and was executed by Angelo Carusone, Director of Online Strategy for Media Matters.

Carusone was the person behind online efforts against Glenn Beck even before joining Media Matters in 2010, and also is behind Stop Fox News and Stop Limbaugh efforts.  His role appears to be going after advertisers, and getting others to do so via Twitter and other online media.

More details HERE.   Our local lefty has been taken in once again by Media Matters.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

9 Responses to Local Lefty Blogger Part of Rush Astroturf Project

  1. Media Matters, the brainchild of Hillary Clinton.

  2. Oh and I fread somewhere there are 18,000 advertisers across the country so what would the percentage be as reported by the lefty blogger?

  3. David Maggs says:

    Todd, I have to wonder how many advertisers we still have locally, as KNCO’s staff came by to see if we might be interested in advertising on the Rush program, and said that almost every day, anytime between 9am and 12:00pm, would be available, starting tomorrow…..

    That didn’t give me a “warm & fuzzy” feeling about spending my money in this venue. I actually decided I would work within the Clark Howard time constraints instead.

    • Russ says:

      David Maggs,

      You are in violation of the rules posted for commenting on this blog. A valid e-mail address is required to post comments on this blog. The address you have give does not work. The IP address attached to your post is assigned to Aerojet Propulsion Division, Sacramento California. You are going into full time moderation until you provide a valid e-mail address.

  4. David, a business like KNCO would not use that tactic or strategy to gain an advertiser. Being familiar with advertising, it is not possible they would say those things to you. Therefore, the people trying to sell you advertising were frauds. Rush has 18,000 advertisers. The only way we would know if someone was not going to advertise would be the business telling us, not the station. So, 98 nationwide almost all from the local level is a very small number.

  5. Greg Goodknight says:

    “David Maggs”… is that a sock puppet or not? There are real David Maggs residing not that far from Grass Valley, but not in a zone that would have KNCO staff showing up to try to sell air time.

  6. Barry Pruett says:

    Jeff Pelline = Nevada County MoveOn.org

    Are you really surprised?

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