Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Don't Say Goodbye...Just Go

Guess who may be in the unemployment line next fall?  The two conservative radio talk show hosts I love to hate.  Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity...Yup, they may become part of Mitt Romney's 49 percent!!

Apparently both of their shows are carried by a company called Cumulus Media..Well, Cumulus media does not plan to renew the contracts of their of their biggest conservative radio hosts.

Both Limbaugh and Hannity have caused more than a number of controversies with their commentary, but the severance from Cumulus Media came down to simple contract negotiations. Premiere Networks, the division of Clear Channel that distributes  both Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity’s shows, disagreed with the media company over the cost of distribution rights.

Still....They leavin!

A reliable source says that  Clear Channel was unlikely to lower their price to a level that worked for Cumulus, and thus the separation is likely.

Although Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity’s often controversial (as well as Racist and Sexist) comments did not cause them to lose their contracts, it has cost them something in the long run.

In addition to low nationwide approval ratings, both talk show hosts have lost a large number of advertisers over their provocative statements, especially in regard to minorities and women.

Rush Limbaugh alone has lost 140 advertisers after his “sexist attacks” on Sandra Fluke, a women’s health advocate.

The Georgetown student testified in a hearing to support healthcare that could get her birth control covered by her plan, and Limbaugh responded by calling her a “slut” and “prostitute” who was “having so much sex she couldn’t afford contraception”.

Rush Limbaugh has also openly made extremely negative comments about the Obamas, Rachel Jeantel (a prosecution witness in the George Zimmerman case), and others, which have exposed his insensitivity to issues of race and gender.

Sean Hannity, a conservative radio host and Fox News anchor, has been criticized for similar remarks of his own, and has received rebukes from some advertisers.

The move from Cumulus will remove the hosts from over 40 stations that currently broadcast their shows, including WABC New York which is the largest market in the nation.

Yayyyyyyyyyyy...I'm clapping over here...Less garbage on the airwaves....Don't say goodbye...Just Go!


Sean said...

Good Riddance to both of them!

Brenda said...

They both can't go fast enough!

James Perkins said...

Good Riddance!

Angie B. said...

Flush Rush!

Grover Tha Playboy said...

They both can get ta steppin!


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