Radio-Info.com reports that Premiere Networks, which syndicates the Rush Limbaugh show, told its affiliate radio stations that they are suspending national advertising for two weeks. Rush Limbaugh is normally provided to affiliates in exchange for running several minutes of national advertisements provided by Premiere each hour. These ads are called “barter spots.” These spots are how Premiere makes its money off of Rush Limbaugh and other shows it syndicates.
But without explanation, Premiere has supended these national advertisements for two weeks. Radio-Info.com calls the move “unusual.” The development suggests that Rush Limbaugh’s incessant sexist attacks on Sandra Fluke have caused severe damage to the show.
Earlier this week we found out that 141 advertisers have said they will no longer advertise on Limbaugh's show, as well as any other political shock-jock shows. Here's a list of some of those advertisers:
Sony, British Petroleum, McDonald’s, NBC, Toyota, Subway, Lowes, Autozone, Geico, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, State Farm, and IBM
But a big one that I'm sure really hits Rush hard - The U.S. Army. I'm sure we'll hear a lot of outrage from the right over that one and they will come up with every legal and constitutional excuse they can make up to attack the decision, but they will be totally manufactured.
While on this subject I want to take issue with something the right has been doing by comparing Rush Limbaugh to Bill Maher. For example, Ann Althouse yesterday posted: