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    The reason I have pushed back against the Rush boycotters has nothing to do with Rush.  Social media anonymity has allowed all sorts of implied and explicit threats against advertisers and others as a means of shutting down speech, particularly conservative speech. Twitter is just one part...

    As posted yesterday, the people still pushing the Limbaugh advertising boycott rely on bombarding advertisers with Twitter messages, and have developed strategies to maximize the apparent number of tweets sent to advertisers, through retweets and multiple tweets by single users. It is not hard to see...

    When Rush Limbaugh sent his now famous "first tweet," Twitter went wild.  It was as if a tweet had flapped its wings in South America causing chaos in the political system. There were many postive reactions.  Surprisingly, there were no negative reactions which crossed any lines, at least...

    As detailed yesterday, the Media Matters employee spearheading efforts to pressure advertisers to stop advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show considered the March 3 Saturday night announcement by Carbonite that it was ceasing all advertising on Rush's show to be a turning point. Just the day before,...

    here in paradise. The Blog Post That Drove Rush Limbaugh to Tweet #FF Rush? He starts tweeting @limbaugh Educational purposes? No typos, but still he gives advice. Anti-Rush Campaign Was in the Works. We have not been worthy since at least 1990. Totally Bogus that 98 Advertisers are Targeting Hannity, Beck, Levin. Politico's...

    But then again, not too few to mention. Dave Serchuk in Forbes, Congratulations! You Just Made Rush Limbaugh Sympathetic! (emphasis mine): Imagine this scenario: you are a lifelong liberal. You pretty much hate everything Rush Limbaugh stands for, and says. You are really glad that the times have...

    Via Michelle Malkin, Twitchy.com joins Rush Limbaugh advertisers: I’m putting my money where my conservative, free-market principles are. The full announcement about our new Twitchy.com ad buy with Rush Limbaugh is here. A snippet: “As a small business owner, defender of capitalism, and advocate of free speech, I...

    One week agao, on Saturday night, March 3, 2012, Carbonite announced its decision to break off relations with its key radio endorser.  It appears to have been a fateful decision. From Chuck Jaffe at MarketWatch, Don’t ‘rush’ to Carbonite shares (h/t commenter Eliot Ness): When Carbonite Inc. stock took...

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