Local Lefty Blogger Part of Rush Astroturf Project
03/20/2012 9 Comments
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.