So Clear Channel Media Holdings (owned by Bain Capital), the folks who signed a $400 million 8 year deal with Rush Limbaugh four years ago, are having an absolutely terrible time lately, posting a $200 million loss in their Q1 earnings report. While not entirely due to the actions of the Flush Rush organization, their success in eliminating over 2,600 sponsors from Limbaugh’s hate-filled show is certainly having an impact. There’s a great post at DKos today summarizing the mess Clear Channel finds itself in, you can read it here:
These foks have set up an easy web-based database to use for finding Rush’s sponsors in your area – just type in your zip code and a search radius on this page and you’ll find a list of advertisers and several easy contact methods:
I found 12 advertisers within 25 miles of my zip code, so I clicked through to their Facebook pages and posted this on their walls:
Did you know your ads are playing on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show on WRKO? Did you know he made pressure cooker jokes on the air the day after the Boston Marathon bombings? Are you ok with your brand being associated with the hateful invective Rush spouts on the air every single day? Please contact WRKO and tell them to pull your ads from Limbaugh’s brand of hate radio.
I also sent it to them through the Facebook message system, to make sure they see it. Some of the advertisers had removed their Facebook pages, but the database provided a customer service email address, so I sent the message that way. All in all, it took me about ten minutes, and I felt a whole lot better after I did it!
Here’s some more links if you’d like to join the effort to defund Rush Limbaugh:
Join: The Flush Rush Facebook community
Visit: The StopRush sponsor database
Tweet: #stoprush Twitter campaign
Fact Check: Limbaugh Lie Debunking Site
Install: ThinkContext StopRush browser extension–notifies you as you browse which companies advertise on Rush