Gloria Allred: Rush Should Be Arrested

Seriously?

Rush Limbaugh has drawn the ire of celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who sent a letter to the Palm Beach County state attorney requesting an investigation into whether the popular radio host should be prosecuted for calling a law student a “slut” and “prostitute” last week.

“Mr. Limbaugh targeted his attack on a young law student who was simply exercised her free speech and her right to testify before congress on a very important issue to millions of American women and he vilified her. He defamed her and engaged in unwarranted, tasteless and exceptionally damaging attacks on her,” Allred told POLITICO Friday afternoon. “He needs to face the consequences of his conduct in every way that is meaningful.”

As is becoming commonplace with liberals, Allred’s statement is ripe with hypocrisy. While she maintains that the “young”, “innocent”, “student”, was only exercising her right to free speech, she neglects to acknowledge that Rush Limbaugh was exercising his right to free speech as well.

Sandra Fluke, Gloria Allred should be calling in three, two, ….

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Posted by on March 9, 2012.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/Stan25 Stan Brewer

    I told you all that Gloria Allred would be getting involved, but you all said I was full of hot air .

    • http://www.pohdiaries.com/ TWB

      Not a surprise. Not a surprise in the least.

    • Commander_Chico

      You did say it, and you were right.  Allred can’t pass up an opportunity to grandstand in front of cameras.

      • jim_m

         She can if the target of misogynist remarks is a conservative female.

      • jim_m

         She can if the target of misogynist remarks is a conservative female.

    • westcoastwiser

      She normally does these events with the aggrieved woman at her side.  That couldn’t happen yesterday as Ms. Fluke was vacationing in CA with her boy friend – the protected-one.

      • SoBeRight

        I’ve heard that Fluke doesn’t have a boyfriend, according to commenters here she’s a lesbian.

        They wouldn’t have said something like that if it wasn’t true.

        • jim_m

           I haven’t seen a single post calling her a lesbian.  And since you imply lower down on this thread that any woman involved in politics is necessarily a prostitute I would go throwing stones.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

            RM actually did that in one of these threads.  And it’s a constant accusation of herddog IIRC.

          • SoBeRight

            Jim only sees what I write. I don’t think he replies to anyone else, or else only does so while mentioning my name.

            I love living rent free in his head.

          • jim_m

            Actually, I only respond to your bullshit.  You will ultimately be just another passing troll.  And while you flatter yourself by saying that you live in my head rent free (a turn of phrase you discovered when Sky-Captain used it to describe you) I actually respond to a lot of people here and make my own comments directly about the articles. One does not get to over 2500 posts by only tagging along after you.

          • jim_m

             I see it. Technically, one could infer that he is calling her bisexual.

          • herddog505

            When have I ever written that any woman involved [EDIT: in politics] is a prostitute?  Or that Fluke is a lesbian?

            I admit that my opinion of politicians in general is not very good, but my usual terms are “wardheelers”, “courthouse loafers”, “thieves”, “crooks”, “liars”, and “morons”.  “Whores” and “prostitutes” I reserve for people who ARE whores and prostitutes.

        • westcoastwiser

           Now, O’Reilly has some new information: Fluke’s boyfriend is the son
          of a “Democratic stalwart” who “has made at least 56 donations to many
          Democratic candidates or organizations.” Apparently, that’s proof
          enough that Fluke is some kind of Obama plant.
          “There is more to Sandra’s story than just contraception,” O’Reilly
          said insinuatingly. “Right now she is on spring break, in California,
          with her boyfriend, who is the son of Democratic stalwart William
          Mutterperl. He has made at least 56 donations to many Democratic
          candidates or organizations. Nothing wrong with that. Just pointing it
          out.”

          • SoBeRight

            It’s not surprising that a liberal woman like Fluke would have a boyfriend who’s liberal and/or comes from a liberal family, is it?

            This proves she’s an Obama plant?

    • cylde

       People are arrested for crimes, she is a lawyer, she fails to cite any statute. He could be sued, any body can be sued, but what are the chances that Fluke would be awarded anything and her lawyer working on a contingency fee basis would get 1/3 of squat which is why Allred does not want to sue.

  • iwogisdead

    Free speech? What’s that?

    • herddog505

      It’s something that, apparently, only liberals are allowed to have.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    The most dangerous place to stand in America is between Gloria Allred and a television camera.  She has a knack for inserting herself in high profile cases, whether or not she’s anyone’s attorney of record, and without respect to whether there is even a case of any kind to be made.  But it draws enough attention to land her some lucrative cases, so it amounts to free advertising, courtesy the media.

    However, as is so very often the case, here she is completely full of it.  Eugene Volokh points out it would be laughed out of court on the facts, and the statute she wants to use against Rush is without doubt unconstitutional (it only criminalizes besmirching the reputation of women, not men) anyway:  http://tinyurl.com/7m2d7la

    • Brian_R_Allen

      …. 
      besmirching the reputation of women …. 

      In this instance the moronic Miss Fluke besmirched her own reputation by acting as if representing anything and anyone other than the Obama Gangs and/or by being Fluke the feckless flack of the fellow-traveling Maoists, Obama intimates, Valarie Jarrett and Anita Dunn.

      And for demanding other Men’s lives energies be expended on her nanny needs. 

      And only incidently for either she and/or her girl-friend screwing around to the extent she requires, she says, Three Thousand looted Bucks for contraceptives!

    • herddog505

      Adjoran Eugene Volokh points out it would be laughed out of court on the facts, and the statute she wants to use against Rush is without doubt unconstitutional (it only criminalizes besmirching the reputation of women, not men)…

      1.  As libs never tire of telling us, the Constitution means whatever some judge says it means on any given day.  If a judge says that it is indeed criminal to “besmirch the reputation of women” and the First Amendment be damned… well, Rush may want to be measured for an orange jumpsuit;

      2.  Recently, a judge said that the First Amendment really DOESN’T give one the right to “insult”.  Said Judge Mark Martin of Pennsylvania:

      Here in our society, we have a Constitution that gives us many rights, specifically First Amendment rights. It’s unfortunate that some people use the First Amendment to deliberately provoke others. I don’t think that’s what our forefathers intended. I think our forefathers intended to use the First Amendment so we can speak with our mind, not to piss off other people and cultures – which is what you did.

      http://jonathanturley.org/2012/02/24/pennsylvania-judge-throws-out-charge-for-harassing-atheist-while-calling-the-victim-a-doofus/

      If Allred could get Rush in front of such a judge, I wouldn’t give a nickel for his chances.

    • Gmacr1

      Nothing like ‘equal protection under the law’ for her.
      Stupid bint needs to be gagged.

  • 914

    “He needs to face the consequences of his conduct in every way that is meaningful.”

    Those ‘consequences’ will no doubt be more listeners then ever .. Don’t these liberals ever tire of hearing themselves bitch and moan?

  • ackwired

    If we start arresting people for being crude and insulting liars, the jall populations will at least double.  Not a good idea.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

      For one, there woudl be quite a few less democrats in the capitol building. . . 

      • ackwired

        Indeed!  The halls of congress would be very empty.  I wonder if the survivors could get together a bridge game.

      • ackwired

        Indeed!  The halls of congress would be very empty.  I wonder if the survivors could get together a bridge game.

    • jim_m

       It’s not about arresting people for being crude and insulting.  It’s about suppressing speech the left dislikes.  It’s about, “Hey, let’s find excuses to throw people we don’t like in prison and get their ideas out of the public square!”

      It isn’t about what Rush said, it is about finding an excuse to throw the opposition in jail.

      • ackwired

        Your ability to read other people’s minds and discern their motive is astounding!

        • Commander_Chico

          I think the evidence is pretty strong that Allred’s motivation is personal money and fame, not imposing liberal fascism on America.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            And its just sheer coincidence that the cause is always a liberal one and the attacked is always a conservative, right? Just sheer coincidence.

          • Commander_Chico

            No, she did represent that porn actress against Anthony Weiner and some women against Tiger Woods. 

            If there’s a pattern, it’s that she always represents women against men.

          • westcoastwiser

             I wonder if we could consider her to be a “slut” then?

          • Gmacr1

            Media whore would be the term that fits best.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            And its just sheer coincidence that the cause is always a liberal one and the attacked is always a conservative, right? Just sheer coincidence.

          • jim_m

             I agree with you that she is interested in fame.  I was referring to those on the left who support her idiotic call for criminal prosecution. For those individuals it isn’t about money or fame it is about using the government to suppress political opposition.

            And you wonder why I call the left fascists.

          • SoBeRight

            “And you wonder why I call the left fascists.”

            Because you have the emotional maturity of a 12 year old? That’d be my guess.

          • westcoastwiser

             Mom!  I thought we took the computer away from ZGoFish!

          • hyperboliszt

            Which leftist piece of shit fascist was it that wants to treat Assange as a terrorist for publicly disclosing state secrets, despite having done so himself six years ago when he was responsible for putting instructions for making an atomic bomb on the internet?

            Why, none other than noted flag-burner and fascist Rick Santorum! (The guy actually is a fascist. You should endeavour to apply the term more judiciously, jim!)

          • jim_m

             Assange should not have been branded as a terrorist.  He should have been prosecuted as a spy. It isn’t fascist to want to stop someone from damaging this country’s national security.  It is fascist to try to shut some one up because you disagree with them politically.  You are a fascist for supporting and defending hose who want to silence Limbaugh.  Trying to change the subject here is the same as defending them.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

            A spy?  Because someone gives the organization intelligence as a whistleblower and isn’t protected under the law?  Is that your argument?

          • jim_m

             When someone seeks and receives illegally obtained classified documents that they then use to damage the national security of our nation, then yes I call that a spy. 

            You obviously are one of the far left idiots that believes that we should do everything possible to damage the US standing abroad and that having our intelligence assets abroad discovered and eliminated is a good thing.

            Manning was not a whistle blower he is a traitor and deserves to be hanged. Assange is a spy and deserves the same.  It does not matter whether or not he is working for a foreign government or simply against US interests. 

            You can make Manning and Assange your heroes.  It just shows how pathetic and anti American you are.

          • herddog505

            jim_mWhen someone seeks and receives illegally obtained classified documents that they then use to damage the national security of our nation, then yes I call that a spy. 

            Well, that’s YOUR opinion.  Enlightened people, of course, know that Assange and Manning were whistleblowers, patriots of the highest order.  Just like Benedict Arnold, Julius Rosenberg, Alger Hiss, John Walker, Aldrich Aames, and Robert Hanssen.

            /sarc

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay


             When someone seeks and receives illegally obtained classified documents that they then use to damage the national security of our nation, then yes I call that a spy.

            No, spies are people that infiltrate systems for the sake of their parent country. Whistleblowers are those that seek out wrong doing and tell the public the problems concerning something wrong.  I’m surprised you’ve yet to hear about the Stratfor emails which have shown that someone can sell information to Turkey (US intelligence mind you) and not be charged because he is so close to military sources.

            You obviously are one of the far left idiots that believes that we should do everything possible to damage the US standing abroad and that having our intelligence assets abroad discovered and eliminated is a good thing.

            Proven fact:  The Wikileaks releases have not harmed the US.  They just wanted to punish Bradley Manning, which they did with 19 months of torture.  And Obama, through all of his glory, has punished more whistleblowers than all presidents before him combined.

            Manning was not a whistle blower he is a traitor and deserves to be hanged. Assange is a spy and deserves the same.  It does not matter whether or not he is working for a foreign government or simply against US interests.

            That’s bullshit and you know it.  If Manning supposedly deserves that type of treatment, then that means George Friedman , who sold military secrets outside of the US, deserves much more.  But I doubt that anyone on this site will ever look into the 5m emails released from Stratfor that codify the close relationship of government and private interests.

             It just shows how pathetic and anti American you are.

            Jim, I don’t espouse to some form of Jingoism that is unneeded in this day and age.  What they did to him was wrong.  It was torture.  Sure, give the guy a speedy trial and find out if he’s guilty or innocent.  What I especially don’t like is how the administration wouldn’t allow the UN in to see him, while they allowed Gitmo detainees.  If you believe being anti-American is speaking out about wrong doing (namely the Collateral Murder video among other low level cables that helped democracy take shape) then the problem is with you.

            And quite frankly, as you’ve shown yourself pretty damn ignorant and misinformed in the past, I know that you’re not one to truly try to educate yourself here in the near future about the problems I’ve just explained above.

          • jim_m

             I agree with you that she is interested in fame.  I was referring to those on the left who support her idiotic call for criminal prosecution. For those individuals it isn’t about money or fame it is about using the government to suppress political opposition.

            And you wonder why I call the left fascists.

          • Brian_R_Allen

            I suggest the evidence is pretty strong that Allred’s motivations are personal infamy and money AND the imposition of liberal fascism on America.

          • hyperboliszt

            That’s why she helped destroy Anthony Weiner?

          • SoBeRight

            Careful, facts are like Kryptonite to Fox News viewers…

          • jim_m

             Let’s try this one more time:  We are agreed that Allred is a publicity seeking dirtbag lawyer.  However, the point is also made that in this instance she speaks for a lot of leftists who seek to criminalize dissent.

            No one is claiming that Allred is acting in any way other than her own greedy self interest.  But idiots like you and Z will defend her because you agree with the agenda of criminalizing non-leftist thought.

          • Brian_R_Allen

            …. 
            That’s why she helped destroy Anthony Weiner …?

            That’s why – coincidentally attracting the kind of attention upon which such loathsome lusters after it seem to thrive — she came out and swept away the “Democratic” potty detritus, after Anthony’s weiner had pretty much destroyed itself!   

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            Anthony Weiner, at that point, was already destroyed and even the democratic party was trying desperately to get rid of him. . .

        • Commander_Chico

          I think the evidence is pretty strong that Allred’s motivation is personal money and fame, not imposing liberal fascism on America.

      • ackwired

        Your ability to read other people’s minds and discern their motive is astounding!

      • westcoastwiser

         And given the crowd she hangs out with, it’s them that should be tossed in the clink!

    • jim_m

       It’s not about arresting people for being crude and insulting.  It’s about suppressing speech the left dislikes.  It’s about, “Hey, let’s find excuses to throw people we don’t like in prison and get their ideas out of the public square!”

      It isn’t about what Rush said, it is about finding an excuse to throw the opposition in jail.

    • Brian_R_Allen

      …. 
      If we start arresting people for being crude and insulting liars ….

      Politics will be more interesting with only Republicans and independents participating and because every “Democrat” and that gang’s every authoritarian-regulatory activist and Goebbelsesque propagandist will be imprisoned, both the bureaucracies and the Fascist (formerly “mainstream” media will have an almost 100% staff turnover! 

      Oh Holy Day! 

      • ackwired

        I’ll give you a 10 for Rant-ability.  But I’ve got to dock you some on the style points (run-on sentence).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

    If Allred faced the consequences of HER actions in a meaningful way, she would never see the light of day again, given the lives she has trashed without any justification.  She is the worst sort of ‘ambulance chaser’ – she chases PRETEND ambulances even,.

  • SoBeRight

    My guess is that she’s seeking all avenues of redress before filing a civil defamation suit against Limbaugh in behalf of Ms. Fluke.

    And Ms. Fluke isn’t the only person outraged over Limbuagh’s actions. 98% of the corporations/people who were advertising on his radio show were equally outraged, as demonstrated by their quick and decisive actions to disassociate themselves and distance themselves from Mr. Limbaugh.

    It’ll take 1.5-2 years to come to trial, and the trial will cost Limbaugh millions. Not to worry, Loyal Limbaugh Lumberheads… you’ll pay for a lot of it through your donations to “The Rush Limbaugh Keep the Crazy Lesbian Ho’s Away From My Bank Account” * Fund. /sarc

    But ultimately Limbaugh himself will pay for his mistake. And he’ll pay big time for his defamation of Ms. Fluke. Just imagine what a jury of her peers is going to do to punish Mr. Limbaugh.

    • Sky__Captain

      “98% of the corporations/people who were advertising on his radio show were equally outraged,”

      Links? Provide or this statement is a flat-out lie.
      How many advertisers does Rush have on his radio program?
      How many left – TWO? You numbers don’t add up.

      Ms. Fluke has inserted herself as a public figure with the press conference provided by Nancy Pelosi. As such a jury would find Rush’s language inappropriate but legal.
      Stuff that would come out in such a trial about Ms Fluke would be priceless, and more damaging to Ms Fluke than anything rush has said.

      Oh and a question:
      Since you defend Ms Fluke so vehemently, do you do the same for Sarah Palin about comments made by Bill Maher?

      • Par4Course

        Rush may be guilty of defaming Ms. Fluke (see below, courtesy of the Electronic Frontier Foundation).  Ms. Fluke likely can establish she is neither a slut nor a prostitute, as she she too busy pursuing her legal studies and promoting the Democrat Congressional agenda.  She may be a public figure who would have to establish actual malice, which could be a substantial hurdle to her civil claim.  However, criminal prosecution seems to be way over the line of free speech protected by the First Amendment.  Gloria Allred is primarily a publicity seeker, and her attack on Rush is a typical ploy to garner headlines for her.  An arrest and trial, however, would probably serve Rush’s interests more than those of Ms. Allred.  Even some liberals would likely come to his defense if they deem free speech a more important principle than hatred of Rush.

        The elements that must be proved to establish defamation are: a publication to one other than the person defamed; of a false statement of fact; that is understood as
        a. being of and concerning the plaintiff; and
        b. tending to harm the reputation of plaintiff.

        If the plaintiff is a public figure, he or she must also prove actual malice.

        • jim_m

           While Allred is without doubt a publicity seeker (were she not female the term publicity whore would be easily accepted), she does voice a growing desire by the left to criminalize dissent. 

          Dissent was once the highest form of patriotism, but on Jan 20, 2009 it instantly became sedition in the minds of dem leadership.  There have been consistent calls from the left to delegitimize right of center voices such as Limbaugh and FOX news.  Now they are openly calling for criminal prosecution against opposition opinion. 

          To be sure, Allred’s a crank and few will take her seriously.  But like the slip of Gov Perdue (who called for suspension of elections to save obama’s job), this is another slip of the mask showing exactly what the left desires for our nation if given he chance to rule unfettered.

        • SoBeRight

          Rush has already admitted and apologized that he was wrong for calling her a slut and a prostitute.

          Btw  – this is kind of like the “make the rape victim prove she was raped and didn’t invite it” defense

          It’s about as “Rush LImbaugh” as you can get, Nicely done. Make her prove she’s not a prostitute…. wow.

          You’re new here. With a misogynistic attitude as that you’ll fit right in! Sky Captain will assemble your Wizbang complimentary tinfoil hat as soon as she finishes parking your car.

          • Sky__Captain

            * removed by author *

          • SoBeRight

            If only…

            -Author

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

             Limbaugh apologized and acknowledged it was wrong to behave just as the left has toward Sarah Palin, Michelle Malkin, Michelle Bachmann, and even against Sarah Breitbart, Andrew’s grieving widow.

            He should not have lowered himself to be like you filthy scum of the earth.

          • hyperboliszt

            Hey, check it out, Shitty Adjoran was in a movie!

            So, so shitty, that Adjoran. Just a bad person.

      • Par4Course

        Rush may be guilty of defaming Ms. Fluke (see below, courtesy of the Electronic Frontier Foundation).  Ms. Fluke likely can establish she is neither a slut nor a prostitute, as she she too busy pursuing her legal studies and promoting the Democrat Congressional agenda.  She may be a public figure who would have to establish actual malice, which could be a substantial hurdle to her civil claim.  However, criminal prosecution seems to be way over the line of free speech protected by the First Amendment.  Gloria Allred is primarily a publicity seeker, and her attack on Rush is a typical ploy to garner headlines for her.  An arrest and trial, however, would probably serve Rush’s interests more than those of Ms. Allred.  Even some liberals would likely come to his defense if they deem free speech a more important principle than hatred of Rush.

        The elements that must be proved to establish defamation are: a publication to one other than the person defamed; of a false statement of fact; that is understood as
        a. being of and concerning the plaintiff; and
        b. tending to harm the reputation of plaintiff.

        If the plaintiff is a public figure, he or she must also prove actual malice.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

        And one begged to come back and was slapped down.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

        And one begged to come back and was slapped down.

      • SoBeRight

         It’s all over the Internet, easily googled.

        Oh, Wait — it’s 98 advertisers and yes, the number left is like 2% but a little bit bigger.

        Sorry, the “public person” defense doesn’t hold. She’s an everyday citizen – a college student who did her civic duty.

        BREAKING: 98 Major Advertisers Dump Rush Limbaugh

        • SoBeRight

          And re: Sarah Palin. Hell no, she’s a public figure. She’s the definition of “pubic figure”.

          And prove to me she’s not a prostitute.

          Why else would she quit her job as governor so she could tart up her make-up and get people to give her money in exchange for telling them lies they want to hear. Isn’t that what prostitutes do, Sky Captain? Tell you your 2 inch wee wee is the biggest one they’ve ever seen? You know, lie?
           

          • jim_m

             No prostitutes sell their bodies to people who want to have sex with them. On the other hand you make a pretty good definition for complete idiot.

          • Sky__Captain

            Sorry, with her press conference, Ms Fluke is now a public figure.

            Nice to see you have the libtard double standard in use.

            And since you have decided you must use personal attacks, you have just lost the debate like a juvenile little troll

          • SoBeRight

             right, Jim, thanks for stopping…

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

             He pointed out you are wrong.  Fluke is an activist and has been for years. Your 30 year old “college student” only WENT to Georgetown to attack their policy of NOT covering contraceptives.

            You stupid lying whore.

          • hyperboliszt

            You’re not married, are you. Lonely, right? Women find you off-putting and you can’t figure out why?

          • jim_m

             I’ll simply pause here to note that Bob Armstrong attacked Adjoran’s marriage shortly before he was banned. 

            Why do leftist scumbags like you Bob and Z find it necessary to attack our families?

            It’s one thing to call each other stupid, etc. but quite another to start attacking our wives and families with gross innuendo.

            If you cannot contribute on topic then STFU.

          • Gmacr1

            Project much?
            Seen a mirror lately?

          • westcoastwiser

             See my comment above…  the comments are from a Soros-funded operation.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay


            Ms Fluke is now a public figure.

            No she’s not.  She doesn’t have the means to speak out like Rush did nor was that justified.  And Rush has yet to apologize to all of the women for all of the crazy crap he said including:

            Calling Fluke a slut.
            Wanting to see video tapes of her putting aspirin between her legs.
            Falsely perjuring her for being a 30 yr old law student, not a public figure.

            It’s as if she can’t pursue other interests before deciding on her degree.  It’s absolutely asinine to think that there’s post after post about this when there are twenty other topics to discuss.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            Doesn’t have the means?  She just has to tap any democratic activist on the shoulder and she has all the air time she wants.

        • Sky__Captain

          So your “98%” figure WAS a flat-out lie. Noted.

          Here’s the original article: http://www.radio-info.com/news/when-it-comes-to-advertisers-avoiding-controversial-shows-its-not-just-rush

          ZGoFish is misleading on the content of the original article.
          From wording in the original article, several things are apparent:

          - No date is given for the memo. It could have been last week, last month, last year. As a result, it is not definitively linked to the Fluke kerfuffle.

          - Rush is not the only radio personality listed. Therefore, it is not definitively linked to the Fluke kerfuffle.

          - These are advertisers to LOCAL radio stations. Rush and the other radio programs get no money from those ads, only the local radio station does. Advertisers have apparent;y requested moving of ads on “Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Leykis, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity” FOR EXAMPLE.

          ZGoFish has been caught misleading everyone about an article.

          • westcoastwiser

            Again, see above…  the site is run by those funded by Soros.  Then if you do the math, Rush has over 600 stations, 54 minutes per show for advertising and 5 days per week…  that’s 162,000 advertising slots per week…  so, what if the number was 98, there are still 162,000 slots for ads on his show, and that’s a money-maker no matter how ZGoFish plays his game

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

            Sky Captain, quit reading fast.  There isn’t a “98%” figure.  That’s 98 advertisers.

          • Sky__Captain

            Actually, if you scroll up far enough you’ll see that ZGoFish did first state “98% (of advertisers)”, not “98 advertisers”.
            That is what I am referring to.

        • westcoastwiser

           The 98 advertiser comment tells  us exactly where you’re coming from Z.  The comment is from the far left web site, Think Progress, run by vile America-haters led by John Podesta, the corrupt former CoS for Clinton and funded by George Soros.

          So what the hell did you expect to find on their web site?  If you call that “truth” you’re the whore!

          Now, ZGofish, we’re going to have to call your mother and ask her to take your computer away from you, once again!

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

            If you ever sourced, you’d probably find that Daily Beast broke the story.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

          YOu do know that that vastly inflated number included people who were not advertising on the show bust asked to make sure they weren’t in the future, right?

    • Sky__Captain

      “98% of the corporations/people who were advertising on his radio show were equally outraged,”

      Links? Provide or this statement is a flat-out lie.
      How many advertisers does Rush have on his radio program?
      How many left – TWO? You numbers don’t add up.

      Ms. Fluke has inserted herself as a public figure with the press conference provided by Nancy Pelosi. As such a jury would find Rush’s language inappropriate but legal.
      Stuff that would come out in such a trial about Ms Fluke would be priceless, and more damaging to Ms Fluke than anything rush has said.

      Oh and a question:
      Since you defend Ms Fluke so vehemently, do you do the same for Sarah Palin about comments made by Bill Maher?

    • iwogisdead

      Maybe you should educate yourself before you go shooting off your keyboard. There’s no defamation suit here, so it will never reach a “jury of her peers.” If Gloria Roadkill files such a frivolous suit, she will end up paying attorney’s fees to the lawyers hired by LImbaugh’s defamation insurance carrier after the judge dismisses the case.

      Among the many, many reasons why there is no suit here is the fact that Limbaugh was merely expressing an opinion, like when I call you a dumbass, an idiot, and a moron. Same would go for when I call you a knucklehead, a dolt, and an imbecile. Same for when when I call you a fool, a cretin, harebrain, dunderhead, and shit-for-brains.

      • Jwb10001

        Or when he calls you a racist which is about every 10 minutes. Free speech for me not for thee should be the official moto of this dunderhead.

      • Brian_R_Allen

        Well said! Hear! Hear!

        • SoBeRight

          The guy with the mop will be by shortly.

          • Brian_R_Allen

            Among the many, many reasons why there will be no one by here shortly with a mop is that the here to which you refer is there, where you’re at — and I am not. Just as Mr  Limbaugh will not be engaged in a suit for merely expressing an opinion, like when 
            iwogisdead calls you a dumbass, an idiot, and a moron. Same would go for when 
            iwogisdead calls you a knucklehead, a dolt, and an imbecile. Same for when when 
            iwogisdead calls you a fool, a cretin, hare-brain, dunderhead, and shit-for-brains.
            Stuff like that. 

          • SoBeRight

            I bet your teeth hurt from being clenched 24-7?

          • hyperboliszt

            DUNDERHEAD?! Hahahahaha

            I bet anyone ten bucks that Brian R Allen has taken off a glove and slapped another man for being churlish.

    • iwogisdead

      Maybe you should educate yourself before you go shooting off your keyboard. There’s no defamation suit here, so it will never reach a “jury of her peers.” If Gloria Roadkill files such a frivolous suit, she will end up paying attorney’s fees to the lawyers hired by LImbaugh’s defamation insurance carrier after the judge dismisses the case.

      Among the many, many reasons why there is no suit here is the fact that Limbaugh was merely expressing an opinion, like when I call you a dumbass, an idiot, and a moron. Same would go for when I call you a knucklehead, a dolt, and an imbecile. Same for when when I call you a fool, a cretin, harebrain, dunderhead, and shit-for-brains.

    • jim_m

       Another example of a leftist who wants to shut people up and put them away so their ideas are not heard.  The crime isn’t important.  This is just another, “Never pass up a good crisis” moment. 

      • SoBeRight

        I dont think she’s trying to shut Rush up. I think she’d be happiest if he said it again, no?

        And with Rush losing all of the advertisers on his radio program, how long before they break his $400 million contract and fire his Oxycontin-soaked fat ass?

        What’s a riot is that Rush thinks you take more birth control pills if you have sex more frequently. The current theory is that Rush thinks you take more bc pills because he has to take more viagra pills if he has sex more frequently.

        • jim_m

          The example I was referring to was you.

          • SoBeRight

            Doh! And here I thought you were on topic for once… my bad.

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

           You stupid lying whore, Limbaugh is TURNING DOWN the advertisers like Sleep Time and Carbonite who want to come back.  And most of those listed are not direct advertisers, but part of agency buys.

          Limbaugh has the audience, and will ALWAYS have advertisers anxious to buy time to reach them.  Your little boycott attempt flopped.

          • SoBeRight

            Really? Wow, news to  me. I’ve read a lot about this story and haven’t ready anywhere that one or two advertisers are trying to come back.

            Where did you read that? Do you have a link?

          • hyperboliszt

            He will ALWAYS have the audience?

            Are you aware of how demographics are shifting in your country? Of course you are. You’re clinging to flotsam as your shitty fucking world is washed away and yelling “Lalalala! I can’t hear what any of these women/young people/Hispanic people are saying!”

            You. Giant. Baby.

          • Gmacr1

            You certainly project a lot Hype.
            Do try harder, you’re doing it wrong.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

            HAHAHAHA!  Rush turning down the most powerful advertisers in radio?  Get real.  That fantasy world where Rush has 20 million viewers doesn’t exist.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Murphy/100001624276605 Ryan Murphy

            YOu mean the fantasy world of the actual radio ratings?

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IZ5BM5GNLA54OADSWGSXAMA7SY Jay

            You mean where his ratings went down 33%?  The one where his audience was accurately measured, finding the “20 million viewers” stat to be a fantasy in his head?  Go ahead.  I’m waiting for an accurate answer and some stats to prove that claim.  Adjoran sure can’t.  

    • jim_m

       Another example of a leftist who wants to shut people up and put them away so their ideas are not heard.  The crime isn’t important.  This is just another, “Never pass up a good crisis” moment. 

    • http://home.comcast.net/~rfa3936 RFA

       Hey Idiot. Explain to us why so many of those advertisers are begging to renew their advertising contracts now that they have recognized the error they just made.

      I hope Rush tells them all to pack sand!

      You are not only stupid but you are wrong again as usual.

    • http://home.comcast.net/~rfa3936 RFA

       Hey Idiot. Explain to us why so many of those advertisers are begging to renew their advertising contracts now that they have recognized the error they just made.

      I hope Rush tells them all to pack sand!

      You are not only stupid but you are wrong again as usual.

      • SoBeRight

        They’re not begging to renew. You’re lying

        Is this our first Loyal Limbaugh Lumberhead? SC, a new hat please.

    • Vagabond661

      Bill Maher’s defamation suit has evidently stalled. I can’t find anything in the news about it. And those advertisers? No one knows the real numbers but over 18,000 businesses advertise across the fruited plain. If 40 leave because they got skitterish about the defamation they would get from the press and the left, well so be it.

      • SoBeRight

        Has there been press defamation of Limbaugh advertisers?

        SC will be by to make sure you prove that – cause that’s the way he rolls…. 

        • Vagabond661

          hmmm. I don’t think I said there had been any defamation yet by the press, just that they are skitterish about it. the reporting on the number have been less than accurate and it’s that kind of accuracy which has the advertisers skitterish. But if you read or see something in the news that is unflattering or untrue about yourself isn’t that the press? and by the way no comment on the 18,000+ advertisers? if 98% left by your claim which by the way is also not accurate, that would still leave more than what air america had.

          • SoBeRight

            But (1) is it untrue?

             And (2) is the defamation with motive and intent to defame. It was with Limbaugh.

            Or at least he’ll have to explain to a jury that he had no such intent. And dollars to donuts the jury won’t believe him.

            All the reports I’ve read over the last couple of days say that the advertising spots on Limbaugh’s show that were vacated by the departing advertisers have been filled with free public service announcements.

            There isn’t a line of advertisers waiting to get on his show. That’s an oft-repeated lie around here.

            And Air America sucked. Liberals would rather listen to music or NPR than listen to some foul-mouthed idiot tell them what to think.

            Conservatives, on the other hand… like being told what to think by a foul-mouthed idiot and applaud someone who is over the top, like Limbaugh.

            The attorneys for Fluke (Allred or whoever) will have a field day showing how much money Rush has made defaming people like Fluke — and the jury is going to love taking a lot of that money away from Limbaugh and giving it to Fluke and her attorneys.

          • Vagabond661

            I will leave the analysis of the legal ramifications to the more learned people. I am not one of them. Actually people like Rush validate what we have been thinking all along. The left are bullies who try to intimidate us into submission and I applaud people from our side who stand up to them.

          • westcoastwiser

            Vagabond661, Again, see above…  the site is run by those funded by Soros.  Then if you do the math, Rush has over 600 stations, 54 minutes per show for
            advertising and 5 days per week…  that’s 162,000 advertising slots per week…  so, what if the number was 98, there are still 162,000 slots for ads on his show, and that’s a money-maker no matter how ZGoFish plays his game

      • SoBeRight

        I’ve looked around and cant’ find any news stories mentioning a defamation suit against Maher.

        Did Jim M or Sky Captain tell you there was a suit? That would explain why there’s isn’t any evidence that a suit was actually filed.

        • Vagabond661

          I was being sardonic about Maher. Sorry about that.  But it’s like they are in a special club and can say whatever they want. They get carte blanche and no outcry, no wailing and gnashing of teeth.

    • Gmacr1

      It sure must be nice to be able to devine facts like you do.
      Are you making more room for your head to fit up your ass?

      • SoBeRight

        Yep! You devined my ass correctly.

  • Justrand

    [cue spooky music]
    The coffin lid opened slowly, with a prolonged creaking.  One bony hand emerged, still caked in dirt from her native Transylvania, and she used it to pull herself up and out of her resting place.  Gloria Aldead had returned…beware!!

  • Justrand

    [cue spooky music]
    The coffin lid opened slowly, with a prolonged creaking.  One bony hand emerged, still caked in dirt from her native Transylvania, and she used it to pull herself up and out of her resting place.  Gloria Aldead had returned…beware!!

  • cirby

    The fun part will be when (or more likely if) that defamation suit is filed.

    Then, you get into the exciting part of the trial called “discovery.”  That’s when the opposing council gets to look into the facts – and can ask questions of your client that have bearing on the case.  So Rush’s lawyers can ask who arranged for Fluke’s testimony, whether or not she was paid for it, and who she was working for (if she’s taking money from a political organization, you might as well pack up any lawsuit you’re considering).

    The fun part would be things like phone records and bank receipts.  If she was getting money from Democrat or White House-linked sources, and if she’d been making a lot of phone calls to Democrat political operatives before the hearing, the damage to her cause would be pretty serious, if not total.

    Allred has probably had a bunch of “shut up you idiot” phone calls from the power brokers in her party.  If they could go after Limbaugh for what he said, pretty much every Democrat-aligned comedian (and a bunch of “serious” commentators) would be in deep, deep trouble…

    • SoBeRight

      You are really going with the “she has to prove she wasn’t a prostitute” defense?

      No wonder Sky Captain is the only woman who posts on Wizbang. Wow, you guys are a piece of work.

      • cirby

        Please show me where I said anything at all like that in my comment above.

        Oh, wait, I didn’t.  You just lied.

        Unless you think “being paid by Democrats” is equal to “being a prostitute.”

        The Dems spent a good amount of time and money to set this up – that much was obvious from the start.  I don’t think they thought it was going to be such a big deal – just a small set of stories they could point to so they could show how awful those Catholics were for fighting against the “free contraception for women” mandate.

        It blew up, though, and part of that was because the Dems overplayed their hand.

        The problem is that they’ve invested a lot of political capital into the story after that blowup, too – if it turns out that the payoff was more blatant (like a large chunk of money paid to Fluke for her testimony, or a promise of a job with a Dem law firm in a few years), the whole thing goes down in flames, and makes the Dems look even worse.  That’s why she’s probably going to decide to not follow up on filing the suit, or drop it if she does file.

        Having an idiot like Allred jump in and try to raise the stakes AFTER they started the climb-down (Bill Maher coming in on Limbaugh’s side, for example) is just keeping the story alive, when a lot of high-level Democrat politicos are wanting it to just go away?  Priceless.

        • herddog505

          cirbyThe Dems spent a good amount of time and money to set this up – that much was obvious from the start.  I don’t think they thought it was going to be such a big deal – just a small set of stories they could point to so they could show how awful those Catholics were for fighting against the “free contraception for women” mandate.

          How can you suggest such a thing???  Don’t you know that this innocent, sweet, dew-eyed, selfless, twenty-thr… er… thirty year-old girl, motivated SOLELY by a commendable sense of patriotic civic duty, simply went to Congress to speak The Truth about how nasty ol’ Catholic bishops (they molest small boys, you know) are threatening to stone women who try to buy birth control for the sole purpose of preventing / controlling diseases such as PCOS, but was stopped cold by wicked Rethuglikkkans who want to kill women and REFUSED to let her speak because – they claim – she’s not an “expert”.  Don’t those nasty reichwingers know that, unlike those pedophile Catholic priests (they started the Crusades, you know), she has a vagina, which makes her a natural expert on contraception, religion, constitutional law, and anything else she cares to speak about???

          Happily, as she was walking out of the Capitol building, broken and dejected by the thought that millions of women are going to die in the streets because they can’t afford birth control (the REAL stuff, not that junk that Wal-Mart sells for $9, much less condoms that might break), she just happened to stumble across some other members of Congress who just happened to have a mock committee room set up and where the press coincidentally was testing out their cameras.  No “set up” at all.  Total coincidence.

          And for you to THEN suggest that Fluke might find her testimony to her professional and / or financial advantage – indeed, might even have been PAID to testify – is just over the line.  She’s an innocent young girl who’s been called the crudest thing IMAGINABLE by a stupid, fat-a**, drug-addicted, chickenhawk, warmongering f*ck who takes tax-payer funded vacations to the Dominican Republic for the purpose of having sex with small boys, and calling people bad names is the ABSOLUTE worst thing that can ever happen.

          Unless it’s Sarah Palin or somebody like that, and then they deserve it.  First Amendment!

          /sarc

          Whether or not the dems have overplayed their hand remains to be seen.  Frankly, I think that this whole mess is of interest to the press and political junkies; I’d wager that fewer people know who Sandra Fluke is than know the name of the assistant head coach of their favorite basketball team.

          • SoBeRight

            When the jury is finished punishing Limbaugh she’ll be able to afford a LOT of contraceptives.

            A WHOLE LOT.

          • herddog505

            Let us hope not.  Otherwise, people will be suing – and winning – for common insults.

            “We, the jury, find no evidence that the plaintiff is, indeed, a [b*stard, mother f*cker, son of a b*tch, c*ck sucker, b*tch, slut, etc.] as alleged by the defendant.  Therefore, we find in favor of the plaintiff and award the sum of…”

      • jim_m

         Wow Z.   I’m not sure which is worse, whether it is your inability to read Cirby’s comment and see that he did not call Fluke a prostitute, or whether you link a woman being active in politics as necessarily being a prostitute.

        It certainly makes the left’s reaction to Palin understandable.  It isn’t that Palin has done anything to justify the tag it is just that leftists have a natural disposition to conclude that any woman active in politics got here not by their merit but simply by spreading their legs.

        Nice.

        • SoBeRight

          Can Palin prove she’s not a prostitute?

          I didn’t think so… let’s see her phone and bank records.

          • jim_m

             This is the US. Burden is on the accuser.

            Pony up some proof dirtbag.

            Perhaps we should recommend you be banned since you believe that Rush should be silenced for his transgression.  Maybe we should hold you to your own standard.

          • jim_m

             So are you admitting that you couldn’t understand Cirby’s comment or are you doubling down on your despicable stance that any woman in politics is necessarily a whore?

          • SoBeRight

            I dunno. What’s behind door number three?

          • westcoastwiser

             it’s the toilet, asshole!  It’s what you were looking for!  A place to put all of your crap!  Flush and run!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Stan25 Stan Brewer

    From what I understand of the Florida statute, the offended person must a resident of the state. We all know that Ms Fluke is not a legal resident of Florida, and as far as I know, Gloria Allred is not licensed to practice law in the state of Florida. So Ms Fluke has no standing what so ever in this matter.

    • SoBeRight

       All she did was call for prosecution, publicly. She’s not a resident and it doesn’t matter.

      The County of Palm Beach can’t ignore it.

      • jim_m

         Read it again dumbass.  Fluke is not a resident of Florida, Meaning that she could lack standing to sue.

        By testifying in front of Congress she probably lacks the status of being a private citizen with regard to this issue.  Limbaugh’s civil liability is probably zero.  His criminal liability definitely is zero so the County can rest easy that it can ignore the issue.

        • SoBeRight

          lol.. I see. So if a Florida resident defames someone from a Florida radio studio then they can only be sued for defamation is the person the radio personality defamed was an actual Florida resident?

          Now wonder you follow me around so much. You’re a moron.

  • Sky__Captain

    While it is nice to live in ZGoFish’s head rent-free, it is time to quote Zell Miller fom 2004 when he took down Chris Mathews:

    “I wish we lived in the day where you could challenge a person to a duel.”

    ZGoFish, please retract all references to me in this thread and apologize for you behavior.

    Right now.

    • SoBeRight

      Or what? You’re going to hit me with your mop?

      • Sky__Captain

        ZGoFish, please retract all references to me in this thread and apologize for your behavior.

        • hyperboliszt

          I’m not sure you understand how blog comment threads work.

          • SoBeRight

            I’m not sure he understands how night turns to day.

          • Sky__Captain

            I’m not sure ZGoFish understands what it means to be a civil person.

            Personal attacks such as he has done show he has no honor and hides behind the anonymity of his internet username.
            I have asked for retraction and an apology to check to see if he has any honor or civility whatsoever.

            ZoFish does not, so I am asking Wizbang moderators to ban him.
            Oh, I know he’ll be back, just as he has before.
            And he’ll be banned again.
            And again.
            And again…

          • jim_m

             Z has dragged down the tone of this thread.  Even Hyper, who is not normally such a douchbag, has taken to attacking people’s wives and families.

            As I have said it is one thing to mock and criticize one another but it is another thing to attack wives and families. 

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    The little trolls will be well onto their next pack of lies and will never offer an explanation of how Limbaugh stays on the air without advertisers or survives a lawsuit which is never filed.

    Their nonsense is tolerated in what passes for “freedom of speech” here.  I suggest that authors post fewer stories and serious commenters post fewer comments because of the presence of the leftists crapping on every thread.  

    • SoBeRight

      Over 90% of his advertising slots are being filled with non-paying public service announcements.

      How long will Clear Channel put up with this before they axe him?

      We’re about to see — because there is NO sign that advertisers are returning so far…

      And the best way to handle someone who you feel is trolling is to just ignore them. Works every time.

  • westcoastwiser

    Educate yourself, Z…  you seem to be one for presenting facts, but only the ones from whores.  The CC contract is through 2014, and with as much as Rush earns for their stations, I’ll bet it gets extended.  Listen to a CC station and the shows leading into Rush and those after Rush are euphoric to have him right where he is because these other local shows get a lot more listeners and can charge higher rates for ads – so a radio sales manager tells me.

    Man, I sure hope ZGoFish has his computer die on him.

    • SoBeRight

      He’s not earning money for Clear Channel right now.

      Over 90% of the commercial spots on his radio show are being filled with unpaid public service announcements.

      So how much longer is CC going to lose money on this deal before they axe Limbaugh – just like Fox axed Beck after we liberals kicked his sorry butt up one side of the street and down the other.

      • Sky__Captain

         “Over 90% of the commercial spots on his radio show are being filled with unpaid public service announcements.”

        I have my suspicions over this claim.

        The local radio affiliate did not run “over 90%” PSAs during Rush’s program at any time this week.

        I listened to the “Week in Review” program today on a different (Clear Channel) station. There were not “over 90%” PSAs.

        I’ll bet if I listen tomorrow on a 3rd station I can receive there will not be “over 90%” PSAs.

        Got an actual (unbiased) link for this outlandish claim?

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  • Vagabond661

    Wouldn’t Ms. Fluke be taking a chance if she actually took the stand? Wouldn’t that open the door for men came forward to report they had sex with her? And maybe women too….

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