The Pardu

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Did Not Find Ad On EIB's Limabugh Show Palatable

Re-Blog from the Daily Kos. I simply have to run this one!

It's another victory for decency (and the Flush Rush Facebook community).  
After a Flush Rush monitor in Kalamazoo, MI caught an ad by Emmy Award-winning CNN chief medical correspondant Sanjay Gupta airing on the Rush Limbaugh Show, volunteers reached out to Gupta and heard back almost immediately from a senior producer at CNN:
We were completely unaware that any advertising for Sanjay has been running during Rush’s radio program. Can you please offer any additional insight as to what the ad said and what station/city you heard it run on? Thank you for reaching out and bringing it to our attention. Any additional details you can provide will be helpful.  We want to resolve this situation as soon as possible.  Thank you again.
After receiving the information, the producer continued
It is 100% not something that myself nor Dr Gupta were aware of or endorse. The first knowledge we had of it was when he started receiving emails about it. We have alerted the station that ran it during that time and made it clear to not run again. We thank you for bringing it to our attention!  
The classy move by Dr. Gupta and his staff occurred at about the same time that Limbaugh was equating filibuster reform with legalized rape and just days after the divisive right wing talk show host referred to single mothers as "semen receptacles."
Advertisers continue to pull their ads from the offensive Rush Limbaugh Show at a steady clip thanks to the efforts of hard working online activists--and Limbaugh's own venom-spewing piehole.
120 organizations have asked that their ads not air on this show in the last 30 days alone.
Decent folks who believe in tolerance and equality are no longer powerless against Rush Limbaugh's efforts to spread intolerance on the radio.  StopRush is making a major impact by convincing advertisers on this show to withdraw their ads--and with your help we can do even more.  Just a few emails, tweets, or Facebook messages a week to Limbaugh's advertisers can go a long way toward making hatred less profitable.  It is our collective voice that makes us strong.  
Want to do something hold Limbaugh accountable?  
Join StopRush!  We can use your help in the following ways:
Join:  The Flush Rush Facebook community
Visit:  The StopRush sponsor database
Tweet:  #stoprush Twitter campaign
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Install: Think Context StopRush browser extension--notifies you as you browse which companies advertise on Rush

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