Is it Time to Expand the #StopRush Campaign to #CNN?

 For the past couple weeks, I’ve been highlighting the misogyny and outright disgusting behavior of a cabal of right-wingers, with Oink Limbaugh serving as the Misogynist-in-Chief.  (See below for a full list of posts.)

Limbaugh’s sexist rant against Sandra Fluke caused a social media firestorm, and that firestorm has yielded results. More than 150 advertiser have fled from Limbaugh like rats fleeing a sinking ship, forcing Limbaugh’s show to air free PSAs and, in some cases, to air nothing at all.  That’s right: radio silence during Limbaugh’s show.  It’s never happened before.

The StopRush campaign has done so much damage to Limbaugh that his advertising network, Premiere Networks made the unprecedented and “unusual” move of suspending its ad buys for two weeks. The claimed reason is branding something-or-other and makes absolutely no sense; I suspect that the Limbaugh crew expects that in two weeks, liberals will have moved on to a new issue and forgotten all about Limbaugh.

Sorry, that’s not going to happen.  Not this time. We’re not going to let that happen.

While we must keep up the pressure on Limbaugh’s local and national advertisers, and I think it might be time to take a look at the sort of hate speech that CNN — the purported “place for news” — supports by continuing to feature Breitbart’s hate-apprentice and Erik Erickson’s BFF, Dana Loesch.

Yesterday, Dana Loesch went the way of Michelle “Granite Countertops” Malkin and revealed information that Loesch dug up during her own countertops inspection of Sandra Fluke’s boyfriend.  Apparently, Ms. Fluke’s boyfriend is the son of an “entrenched Democrat” (whatever the hell that means) and should pay for Ms. Fluke’s contraception.

I generally do not pay attention to anything Loesch does because she makes no valuable contribution to the political discourse.  Nevertheless, upon the suggestion of commenter AJ on yesterday’s post, I did a little digging around the wasteland that is Big Journalism, turns out that Dana Loesch is more of a pernicious purveyor of falsehoods, mistruths, and lies than I thought.  Here’s a taste of what she had to say about Ms. Fluke:

More have admonished Limbaugh’s description of Sandra Fluke than admonished a 30 year-old woman embarrassing herself before congress by testifying that she simply cannot stop getting it on and her inability to control her urges constitutes infringing upon everyone else for a bailout.


I’ve not heard a single Republican politician stand up to the media narrative on this. Instead of projecting surrogate modesty towards Fluke, they project it towards Limbaugh, who is calling the truth for what it is. Fluke, a 30 year-old (presented as a 23 year-old college coed by the media) women’s activist/professional student, is likely not having monogamous sex with the same man approximately 2.74 times a day, every day, for three straight years (in order to satisfy the calculations about which she felt confident enough to present during a congressional testimony). If she is, kudos! But promiscuity is not the hallmark of a virtuous woman. Is it Limbaugh’s fault for pointing it out or Fluke’s fault for the behavior? It’s a rhetorical question and the answer proved Limbaugh’s entire point.

The real war on women is being perpetuated upon us by our own sex; women who seek to place us under the control of a pimp-daddy government by demanding it cover all our needs, in exchange for control, or force private entities to do so in its stead.

It gets worse.

On her radio show, CNN contributor Dana Loesch ridiculed college-aged women for wanting access to contraceptives, saying, “She’s doing it more than she’s studying in law school. Is that why our — is that why law sucks lately? Is that why we’re having such a problem in our courts?” Loesch went on to say: “They act like they’re nymphos. That’s what they act like.”


Why is this woman on CNN? CNN cannot possibly be cool with one of their “political analysts” calling every single college-aged woman who wants access to contraceptives a “slut.” There are a lot of CNN viewers who won’t be pleased when they find out that they, their daughters, sisters, aunts, and nieces are “sluts” according to a paid CNN contributor — and a woman, no less.

The sort of fact-free vitriol which Loesch spews like so much fecal sludge from a broken sewer pipe has no place in our political discourse, much less on a global network that touts itself as a “News Network.” News contains facts. Nothing about anything Loesch said about Ms. Fluke  bears any resemblance to fact.  Loesch and her ilk either didn’t bother to read Fluke’s testimony or are vicious liars (or both.)

Ms. Fluke’s testimony was not about her sex life.  It wasn’t about not being able to afford contraception.  Ms. Fluke relayed a story about a friend who required contraception as medical treatment for ovarian cysts, and in so doing stood up for the millions of women who use contraception or have used contraception, whether for medical reasons or otherwise.***

Loesch’s slanderous statements about Ms. Fluke should disqualify her from any sort of paid position on CNN.  Loesch is lying. She is perpetuating hate against women.  And if you ever hate yourself enough to read her Twitter stream, she is positively gleeful about it.

If Patricia Heaton was forced to apologize for her offensive remarks about Ms. Fluke, and Limbaugh was forced to non-apologize for his offensive remarks, it seems only fair that Loesch should be forced to issue what will surely be a non-apology on air.

Hate speech has consequences.  Glenn Beck found that out the hard way. Rush Limbaugh is finding that out the hard way, too.  And I suspect that other right-wing hatriots will sound find themselves airing radio silence or free PSAs because advertisers “want to avoid environments likely to stir negative sentiments.”

Premiere Networks is circulating a list of 98 advertisers who want to avoid “environments likely to stir negative sentiments.” The list includes carmakers (Ford, GM, Toyota), insurance companies (Allstate, Geico, Prudential, State Farm) and restaurants (McDonald’s, Subway)… [T]hose “environments” go beyond the Rush Limbaugh show. […]

They’ve specifically asked that you schedule their commercials in dayparts or programs free of content that you know are deemed to be offensive or controversial (for example, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Leykis, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity). Those are defined as environments likely to stir negative sentiment from a very small percentage of the listening public.”

So again I ask you, CNN — What the fuck?!

***Of course if a woman choose to use contraception as birth control, that is her right. Just as it is her right to have premarital sex or to be out there banging six days a week.  What a woman does with her body is no choice but her own, and I’d appreciate it if the wingnuts would shut up about it already.

(mea culpa on the “There is no First Amendment right to be an asshole” sub-header.)

[via Think Progress; Media Matters; Radio Info]


[cross-posted at ABLC]

88 replies
  1. 1
    BTD says:

    There kind of is a First Amendment right to be an asshole in that the government can not censor you from saying assholish things (and I thank Gawd personally for that).

    The First Amendment also protects your right to boycott assholes though.

    So I’m with you on this.

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    MikeJ says:

    There absolutely is a first amendment right to be an asshole. You don’t have to protect nice speech.

    You have no obligation to be nice to the assholes though.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    There’s a First Amendment right to be an asshole, but there’s no First Amendment right that you receive a paycheck for being an asshole.

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    David Koch says:

    Dana Loesch is one sexy slut.

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    Schlemizel says:

    Why is this so hard? You can say just about any stupid, offensive vile thing that sprouts from the diseased pustule that is your brain and the government has no right to arrest you, harass you, or censor you. Other individuals do have every right to call your sewage what it is & ask other private citizens & even elected representatives to condemn you, to shun you and those who, in word or deed support you and generally bring societal norms back into your speech.

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    BGinCHI says:

    From that fucking idiot’s wiki page:

    “Dana Loesch graduated from Fox High School in Arnold, Missouri. She attended St. Louis Community College and transferred to Webster University, where she majored in journalism. She dropped out after beginning her relationship with Chris Loesch, whom she would eventually marry. Loesch had been a liberal, but became a conservative after the September 11 attacks. She and her husband Chris have two children and homeschool them.”

    So, let’s get this straight. No qualifications for anything, and yet she gets a platform for commenting on national affairs.

    Is this a great country or what?

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    scav says:

    @David Koch: I can see her wearing a Dalmation puppy coat though.

  9. 9
    rlrr says:


    Loesch had been a liberal, but became a conservative after the September 11 attacks.

    I call bullshit.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    To pile on, there is a 1st Am. right to be an asshole. It is rather the point of the thing. There is no right to be an asshole without any consequences.

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    Bill Hangley says:

    Yah, gotta agree with the posters above, there’s DEFINITELY a First Amendment right to be an asshole.

    But nobody has a right to get paid to be an asshole, or avoid criticism for being an asshole. Most importantly, nobody has the right to stop any of the rest of us from pointing and hollering “asshole!” when an asshole happens to cross our paths.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @rlrr: She got all liberal while she was flunking out of Easy School and the conservative when she bought coke from Breitbart at a party.

    But that’s just what I heard.

  13. 13
    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    There is a first amendment right to be an asshole. The only thing that you are protected from is the government stopping you.

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    pseudonymous in nc says:

    And as ever, the comments at CNN are a cesspool. Turn the damn thing off, you idiots.

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    runt says:

    There is no First Amendment right to be an asshole.

    Actually, there is. That is precisely what freedom of speech entails. You just don’t have a right to be an asshole with a radio show or a job at CNN.

    Aren’t you a lawyer, ABL?

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    Calouste says:


    33 years old, only 2 kids, who are being homeschooled. Methinks Mrs. Loesch knows a bit about the use of contraceptives. I think everyone who comments on contraceptives should be asked about their own personal use. The only one who seems to walk the talk in this regard, vile piece of shit that he is, is Rick Santorum.

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    Chyron HR says:

    I used to be a liberal, but 9/11 made me appreciate how great fundamentalist theocracies are.

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    ABL 2.0 says:

    Mea culpa on the sub-header. I was being pithy and lazy. I do know that the first amendment is government infringement on protected speech.

  19. 19
    Raven says:

    Hanoi Jab sure didn’t give it up until she was married!

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    Libby says:

    I agree something has to done about CNN’s contribution to wingnuttia narrative. Never understood why they put these cretins on the air. But just as a side note, because I think it’s important in taking down Rushblo, apparently most of these shock jocks give their content for free to affiliate stations and split ad revenue. BUT, Limbaugh actually charges the affiliates to run his vile rants. So targeting the affiliates to get them to drop him is the way to really take his empire. Confirmed on twitter this morning. (Yes it goes to my blog because I embedded the tweet there and lost the original link.)

  21. 21
    Libby says:

    Adding, I got the info on how the hate jock payment thing works from David Frum’s piece.

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    David Koch says:

    @Chyron HR:

    I used to be a liberal, but 9/11 made me appreciate how great fundamentalist theocracies are.

    Wasn’t that Hitchens’ excuse.

  23. 23
    Splitting Image says:

    If they’re not embarrassed by the goat fucking child molester guy, they’re not going to be embarrassed by the slutty co-ed who can’t keep her legs together girl.

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    Unsympathetic says:

    Rush has the right to say/do whatever he wants. However, I also have the right to respond however I choose — organize and petition his advertisers, call him out in public and online, and stop listening to him. It’s like physics: For every action there is an equal AND OPPOSITE reaction.

    The reason for the first amendment is not to whimsically say whatever with no reaction. Quite the contrary: The purpose of the first amendment is to ensure we have speech, NOT to sanitize the reaction to that speech.

    Rush is getting a Republican bailout, just like banks got a Republican bailout in 2008. Rush should be allowed to fail, just like BoA should be allowed to fail. Capitalism requires risking failure. Why are Republicans against capitalism?

  25. 25
    Mark S. says:

    CNN: We Get The Wingnuts Fox Wouldn’t Hire

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    Redshift says:

    @Libby: They put these cretins on the air because:
    a) Fox was beating them in the ratings and network drones had the brilliant idea that if they put some of that crap on the air, they’d get some of their audience, and,
    b) The network groundhog saw an accusation of “liberal bias,” so we get six more weeks months years of wingnuttia.

  27. 27
    Libby says:

    Oh damn. Wrong tweet. Sorry. Ignore first link. THIS was the tweet that confirmed what Frum said. (I suck at multi-tasking).

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    goblue72 says:

    Preach it.

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    Libby says:

    @Redshift: I actually do know that. Guess I should have said, I don’t get why they think that would ever work. I haven’t watched CNN since they decided to give Erick son of Erick a permanent gig myself. I’m not the only one.

  30. 30

    Today Rush gloated (note: Politico link) that, “they thought I was dead,” and did a happy dance over Obama’s lower poll numbers in that CBS/NYT poll. The poll showed a decrease in Obama’s approval numbers with women and a lot of other groups, none of which has anything to do with Rush I’m sure but Rush took credit for it, as if women like being called sluts and whores.

    All of this tells me that Rush is hurting a lot worse than he’d want you to think. He’s down, and it’s time to sink the metaphorical sword in all the way to the hilt. METAPHOR NOT REALLY OKAYYYY? I think it’s time to step up the #StopRush campaign, and yes, hell yeah, take it to CNN too. That Dana Loesch is considered somehow acceptable commentary over there is atrocious.

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    Redshift says:

    Freedom of speech means freedom from censorship, not freedom from consequences.

    (I know we all agree on this and ABL has already posted a clarification. I just like this formulation; it’s about the only bumper-sticker length statement I’ve ever come up with.)

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    trollhattan says:


    Except for the lack of point guard experience, I’d have mistaken her for Sarah(tm).

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    beltane says:

    @Calouste: Really, why hasn’t this person been made to account for her failure to breed? Did God curse her with impaired fertility? Do she and her husband prefer sodomy? Is her husband not heterosxually inclined? Either way, her personal life is clearly a farce and she has no right to judge others.

    It is also important to remember that her husband, Chris Loesch, is that baboon-like creature who performed the “Knickers” rap at CPAC.

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    Karen says:

    I don’t think we should be expanding it to CNN because the same thing can be turned around on people who may share the same view as we do someday. Also, you have to pay to get CNN. Rush was on regular terrestrial radio.

  35. 35
    John Cole says:

    Congratulations. You waited 30 seconds before stepping on my post.

  36. 36
    Tim in SF says:

    I suspect that the Limbaugh crew expects that in two weeks, liberals will have moved on to a new issue and forgotten all about Limbaugh. Sorry, that’s not going to happen. Not this time. We’re not going to let that happen.

    And then:

    While we must keep up the pressure on Limbaugh’s local and national advertisers, and I think it might be time to take a look at the sort of hate speech that CNN —the purported “place for news”—supports by continuing to feature Breitbart’s hate-apprentice and Erik Erickson’s BFF, Dana Loesch.”

    So… let me understand this. You are first saying that we should keep our attacks focused on the fat bastard until we’ve claimed our scalp.

    Then, in the very next paragraph, you are advocating widening our focus to include other targets – smaller and therefore harder to hit targets.

    So, which is it that you want? Do you want us to not relent on Limbaugh until he is off the air – something we’ve been trying to do for 20 years and finally have a shot at doing, or do you want to go after the flash-in-the-pan idiots of the day?

    I, for one, will be ignoring your advice and focusing on Limbaugh alone.

    Thank you.

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    David Koch says:


    No qualifications for anything, and yet she gets a platform for commenting on national affairs.

    And your point is what?

    Need I remind a low functioning idiot became pretzeldnit.

  38. 38
    BGinCHI says:

    @trollhattan: True, Sarah’s the better dribbler, though I have no idea about her penetration skills.

    Amazing that Loesch is LESS educated than Palin.

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    I can never comment on your blog, don’t know why, but didn’t want you to think I don’t read or appreciate your stuff. Libby RAWKS, y’all. Go read her. Anyway, in conjunction with your post, there was apparently a big protest against woman-hating legislation in Georgia today, too.

    There’s also a big event planned for April 28 nationwide, as a prelude to a march on Washington for women’s rights in September. I would love to see these events draw huge, HUGE crowds or men and women alike, just because I’m sick of this shit already. Sick of it.

  41. 41
    Redshift says:

    @Libby: And since they switched Headline News from headlines and news to frickin’ Glenn Beck!

    The one thing this post does need (unless I’m just not seeing it) is contact info for where to direct these complaints to CNN. Their general feedback page is, anybody have any other addresses to bomb?

    As far as I can tell, she hasn’t said any of this stuff on CNN, so the advertiser route doesn’t seem like it would be effective.

  42. 42
    ExurbanMom says:

    The dead air thing didn’t happen. There was dead air on the simulcast-over-the-web feed, not on live radio over the airwaves.

    A few years ago, the actors and voiceover artists who work in radio negotiated additional compensation if their ads get simulcast over the net. So, cheap bastards that they are, radio managers simply took the ads off the simulcast and replaced them with PSAs and sometimes dead air.

    Doesn’t diminish the fact that advertisers are fleeing Rush and the other conservative talkers for safer waters.

    The series of posts at the GOS are instructive on how to do your part to end the Rush era:

  43. 43
    David Koch says:

    OT: PPP poll — Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney by 7 points in Pennsylvania, up 7 pts since November.

    Barack Obama’s numbers in Pennsylvania are the best they’ve been in 10 PPP polls of the state taken since he was elected President. Obama did very well on our Pennsylvania and North Carolina polls over the weekend. Not buying the drop.

    So much for yesterdays’ crap corporate media polls.

  44. 44
    ABL 2.0 says:

    @John Cole: i’m the cut and paste bandit, you know that, dear.

    eta: i swear the dashboard was clear when i started to cross-post. pinky swear, even.

  45. 45
    PeakVT says:

    @John Cole: Please install this or this during the upgrade.

  46. 46
    ABL 2.0 says:

    @Tim in SF: i’m of the mind that we can do multiple things at once, but your point is well-taken.

  47. 47
    David Koch says:

    @ABL 2.0:

    i’m of the mind that we can do multiple things at once

    Yeah, baby!


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    Amir Khalid says:

    In the clip of the interview with Professor Bell’s widow which was posted here yesterday, Mrs Bell pronounced Sandra Fluke’s surname to rhyme with “duck”. I wanted to confirm, is this correct?

  49. 49
    ruemara says:

    @Amir Khalid: it’s pronounced something like “Flooek”. Damned dutchiness of it all

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    jwb says:

    @David Koch: Concerning yesterday’s polls, I was amused by this tweet from Nate:

    Occam’s Razor: Decline in Obama approval caused by: (a) random variance + gas prices or (b) ZOMG VAST MEDIA CONSPIRACY TO RIG POLLS

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    Chris says:


    As usual, he nails it.

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    scav says:

    ABL 2.0 @anywhere, you seen the Rennie Gibbs thing over at C&L? Another suite of laws being used more against (pregnant) women than men surprise surprise. I’ll just copy one paragraph and not the details that reqally get my hackles up because I can smell the brakes burning on my outrage. I want to make it to November so have to pace myself.

    Other prosecutors are twisting laws designed to protect pregnant women and their unborn children into attacks on childbearers themselves. At least 38 states have introduced fetal homicide laws that were intended to be used against violent attacks by third parties like abusive male partners. But in South Carolina, only one case has been brought against a man for assaulting a pregnant woman, while up to 300 women have been arrested under the law, according to the National Advocates for Pregnant Women.

  53. 53
    David Koch says:


    U.S. stocks rose Tuesday after retail sales climbed the fastest in five months in February.

    “The rising sales were pretty impressive in that rising gas prices hasn’t hurt the consumer,” said Nick Raich, director of research at Key Private Bank in Cleveland.

    The Commerce Department reported retail sales climbed 1.1% to $407.8 billion in February, while the prior two months were revised higher.


  54. 54

    I keep telling you all it’s TeaNN now. Should be referred to as such going forward.

  55. 55
    lamh35 says:

    Didn’t CNN suspend Roland Martin for his tweets on SuperBowl Sunday?

    Was what Miss Loesch said less inflammatory than Roland Martin? I would say no

  56. 56
    Nutella says:


    her husband, Chris Loesch, is that baboon-like creature who performed the “Knickers” rap at CPAC.

    Desperately trying not to make the obvious snark here….

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    Calouste says:

    @David Koch:

    Yes, I have seen a lot of National polls where Romney seems to be close, but there are state polls at the same time where Obama has significant leads. Obama has been leading in most polls in Ohio and North Carolina for example, and if Romney was really close in the national polls, he should have been leading there.

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    Trakker says:

    There is a petition up at demanding that CNN stop using Loesch as a commentator. 557 signatures so far. It was started after the Feb. 17, 2012 episode of “The Dana Show,” when she supported the Virginia law forcing all women and girls receiving an abortion, even rape and incest victims, to be subjected to an invasive sonagram.

    I agree, ABL, Loesch is every bit as vile as Rush, and should suffer the same fate.

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    Tim in SF says:

    @ABL 2.0:

    @Tim in SF: i’m of the mind that we can do multiple things at once, but your point is well-taken.

    Well, maybe you can do more than one thing at a time, Miss ABL. But I don’t think most people can. I know *I* can’t. The media, also too, can only focus on one issue at a time, it seems.

    I honestly think we should focus on the fat bastard until we can stick a fork in him. The torches and pitchforks are at his gates. Let’s keep them there until he’s truly done–not injured, not weakened–but done and gone. Unrecoverable.

    We have him by the throat for the first time in many, many years. Don’t stop squeezing until his face is blue, his eyes are glassy and his skin is cold.

    Rush is our bird in the hand. These other imbeciles are birds in the bush. They are nobodies. They’re not even blips on the radar. There’s plenty of time to go after them later. If we go after them now, we risk diluting our focus.

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    Judas Escargot, Your Postmodern Neighbor says:


    So, let’s get this straight. No qualifications for anything, and yet she gets a platform for commenting on national affairs.

    This is a general problem with our MSM, though.

    Hence “tech writers” with no technical credentials. “Journalists” with no degree in journalism. “Political commentators” with no political science background. And “economics editors” with no degree in economics.

    “Purty, Well-Connected and Useful” seem to be the only qualifications for an MSM job these days.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    I wonder how far these states are from criminalizing miscarriages resulting from any cause, not limited to the expectant mother’s bad habits.

  62. 62
    truthdogg says:

    CNN is desperately trying to find those three or four wingnuts who haven’t heard of Fox yet.

    TeaNN should never be forgiven for giving us Glenn Beck in prime time.

  63. 63
    maya says:

    Hey, Dana! Put an aspirin between your lips.

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    David Koch says:

    @jwb: Noooooo. The corporate media would never conspire to withhold information about a secret warrantless wiretap program during an election year. No way. The corporate media would never conspire to plant fabricated stories to manufacture public consent to invade Iraq. No way. The corporate media would never conspire fire a legendary, heroic, Pulitzer prize reporter like Syd Schanberg because he opposed an advertiser’s crap development. No Way. The liburel media would never conspire to slander Al Gore in order to get even with Bill Clinton. No way. Nate Silver would never be reluctant to call out his employer. No way.

    It’s always sunny in Philadelphia the corporate news room.

  65. 65
    gordon schumway says:

    @rlrr: Yeah, well I became a liberal on 9-11.

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    scav says:

    @Amir Khalid: Golly, why do I have a vague neuron beep about one state or state legislator possibly wanting to make women register all miscarriages, which turned out to be fundamentally an impossibility. In other words, probably too close to be entirely comfortable.

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    David Koch says:


    Was what Miss Loesch said less inflammatory than Roland Martin?

    No, but she’s white. So that makes it different.

    It’s okay when white guys pass mandates, it’s wrong when a black guy does it.

  68. 68
    Narcissus says:

    @John Cole: aww snap

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Judas Escargot, Your Postmodern Neighbor:
    Um, journalism is not a field actually requiring any technical training — well, so long as you’re not involved in composing a print page. Anyone can be a journalist. All you have to know is how to ask questions, find out stuff, write it down, and send it out. A good journo does need qualities like knowledge of her beat, a well-developed bullshit detector, some objectivity and a sense of fairness. But many an employer will often overlook, or sometimes even reward, a lack of these qualities.

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    trollhattan says:

    O/T Canada lurves our Dick. Cheney, you naughty people. And “lurves” as in he’s afeared to go there.

    I admit to loving the fact that at least the rest of the globe consider the Bushies to range between unwanted and criminal. Even if we don’t have any of them in the dock.

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    TooManyJens says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    All you have to know is how to ask questions, find out stuff, write it down, and send it out.

    But how do you know how to ask good questions, what to ask on follow-up, etc. if you are pig-ignorant of the subject you’re reporting on? That seems like one of the big problems with U.S. media today. They don’t know anything and frankly, they don’t seem to want to know anything.

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    ABL 2.0 says:

    @scav: yes, i saw that. it’s on my ever-growing list of things to do. :-/

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    After CNN ran with the Breitbart heavily edited video about Ms. Sherrod, I’ve stopped watching that station. Better to stick with MSNBC.

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    g says:

    @BGinCHI: What’s her qualifications? She’s the only wingnut woman I’ve heard of that has less qualifications than Sarah Palin?

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    g says:


    33 years old, only 2 kids, who are being homeschooled. Methinks Mrs. Loesch knows a bit about the use of contraceptives. I think everyone who comments on contraceptives should be asked about their own personal use.

    Interesting you should wonder. Last week, after reading her nasty column, and perhaps emboldened by a glass of wine, I sent her an email inquiry asking her about her own health insurance coverage, whether it covered contraception and if so, what methods she used. I was polite, I promise, and I used the same words I used in this paragraph to refer to those issues.

    I got back a snotty remark accusing me of being a creep for wanting to know “what goes on in my pants.”

    One more equally nasty exchange took place at which point I bowed out, telling her (somewhat unwisely) that I knew it was pointless to try to engage with a sociopath.

    Two days later my email address got spoofed.

    Girl’s a piece of work. Not just a snot, but a stupid snot and a mean snot.

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    ChristianPinko says:

    fact-free vitriol which Loesch spews like so much fecal sludge from a broken sewer pipe

    golf clap for this phrasing

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    kc says:

    CNN is so bad, I’d almost rather watch Fox.

    OT: Isn’t Dana Loesch’s husband a famous rapper?

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    Libby says:

    @Southern Beale: Not to worry SoBeale. Almost nobody comments at that little hideaway blog. I keep it as a place to rant about stuff I want to archive, work out my weird conspiracy theories and drop the f bomb when I feel the need to swear out loud. But I do appreciate you reading it. And by the way, I also read your fabulous blog regularly and never comment either. In fact I rarely comment anywhere because I often don’t have time to go back and check to see if anybody talked back to me. Always feel guilty when I don’t respond. I’m afraid people will think I’m a snob when really I’m just terminally distracted.

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    @John Cole:

    with Such a lovely foot, though. Dontcha think?

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    Libby says:

    @Redshift: Haven’t watched Headline News in years. I quit when every time I tuned it, that crazy Nancy Grace was on. I do have a contact list for all news outlets from FAIR.

    One CNN Center, Box 105366, Atlanta, GA 30303-5366
    Phone: 404-827-1500
    Fax: 404-827-1784 (Public Relations)
    Email forms for all CNN news programs

    Forms link at the FAIR link. They have better info for almost everyone else. Apparently CNN isn’t into hearing from the public.

    Used to have a list of the six guys who own the media too, but sadly I think that was lost when my old desktop died.

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    honus says:

    @Bill Hangley: well, actually, no. “Asshole” is profanity which is not protected by the first amendment.

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    honus says:


    I got back a snotty remark accusing me of being a creep for wanting to know “what goes on in my pants.”

    This after she blathered on at length publicly about what goes on in Sandra Fluke’s pants?

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    Judas Escargot, Your Postmodern Neighbor says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    Anyone can be a journalist.

    One’s man’s feature is another man’s bug, apparently :P

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    Jennifer says:

    As I said yesterday, after saying maybe it’s time to go after CNN, I really hope that once Fluke gets done suing Rush, she goes after all the lesser wingtards who parroted his crap.

    Loesch has no fucking excuse, particularly for that stupid calculation about how many times per day Fluke must be having sex for contraceptives to cost $3000 over the course of 3 years in law school. Viagara junkies like Rush may have an excuse for being ignorant on how the Pill works, but even Dana Fucking Loesch isn’t THAT stupid. She’s a woman and we pretty much ALL know how the pill works, whether we take it or not.

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    harlana says:

    these people are creeping me out. the effect of the ick factor cannot be understated. wonder why is it women who are supposed to be sluts do not want you all up in their biz?

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Judas Escargot, Your Postmodern Neighbor:
    Anyone can indeed be a journalist. Nowadays, you don’t even have to get a job with a newspaper. You can start your own blog, like John Cole did. (Of course, the quality of your journalism is another matter.) I for one don’t distinguish between a blogger and a journalist. To me, the former is an example of the latter.

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    JoeShabadoo says:

    All Limbaugh all the time.
    Now is not the time to put any attention on these other upstarts. Rush is hurting for the first time in memory and the focus needs to be on that.

    Also, people cannot focus their efforts well on more than one thing like this at once. This will only lead to going after yet another small fry and yet another while Rush gets himself back together. Moreover, hurting rush hurts every upstart Rush because it pushes the idea to advertisers that people aren’t okay with that.

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    Socraticsilence says:

    I know it shouldn

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