Brian Maloney at Radio Equalizer has an excellent round up on the self-censorship that happened yesterday during the Obama Inauguration, as 12 stations (including five major affiliates) broke away from Rush to carry canned commentary from mainstream media outlets (read: “in-the-tank” for Obama-crazy).
Near EQ HQ, Boston talker WRKO and WXTK-FM on Cape Cod both turned their backs on Rush’s lucrative audience, from which they have profited for years, most likely to suit their own political agendas. At our regional media site, we have documented WRKO owner Entercom’s far left Obamist political leanings for over two years.
Based on a carefully-worded email to listeners sent last week, we were anticipating the possibility of a suppression effort by WRKO.
We’ve also heard from angry KFI / Los Angeles and WPTF/ Raleigh listeners who experienced the same troubles. Instead of hearing Limbaugh’s no-holds-barred analysis, disappointed listeners experienced relentlessly-upbeat live network feeds. In Boston, his show appeared to be joined in progress at about 12:38.
As 58 million Americans are confronted by the stark reality that a creepy political-religious cult has taken over the country, Limbaugh is providing one of the few remaining opposition voices. That stations are already beginning to engage in Chinese-style self-censorship provides a chilling early example of the coming battle to save free speech in America.
Maloney goes on to give multiple examples of the “creepy political-religious cult”, many of which are frankly chilling. Limbaugh also quoted several times from an enraged teacher in Ohio who was outraged, outraged when her school system ran Limbaugh’s commentary over the loudspeakers during the inauguration. She claims her children wer “traumatized” and cried openly.
Uuuhhhhh . . . riiiight, lady. Yeesh. I doubt you kids are that fragile — although I don’t doubt YOU are.