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The depth of journalism is in such a poor state it�s no wonder their losing money.
Alexandra Petri, who ironically writes the ComPost column for the Washington Post reported today that Ashley Madison.com, a website for married couples who want to cheat on their spouses, signed on to advertises on Rush�s show.
Limbaugh ferociously denied the validity of the story. As a Dittohead myself for over 15 years, I have never once heard an ad for AM on his show.
RUSH: Folks, are you all still loaded for bear out there? Will you indulge me for one more inside baseball moment here? Won't take very long, but this one needs to be dealt with quickly and we'll move on because unemployment's back up and Gallup, according to them, it's big, and other things are happening as well. They always are this time of year, and in this type of year. Great to have you here, Rush Limbaugh, the Excellence in Broadcasting Network and the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies.
Yesterday I explained to you how it is that we have not lost whatever the number is today, 45 or 43 advertisers. Today there's a more blatant example of what journalism has become, and it's in the Washington Post. It's a story written by a woman named Alexandra Petri. I don't know how it's pronounced. Alexandra Petri. And let me read you the headline of this news story. I don't know if it's in the newspaper or just on their website, but here's the headline: "Rush Limbaugh�s Show Targets Jerks, Judging From the Latest Ads -- Advertisers learned something about Rush Limbaugh�s demographic this week. 'Here we thought lots of pleasant, upstanding people were listening to and enjoying the rational things Rush had to say,' dozens of companies said. 'Apparently not.' It turns out that people who really, truly still enjoy Rush Limbaugh�s show are -- how do I put this? -- jerks."
This is the Washington Post characterizing you. "At least that�s what the new advertisements moving into the vast empty lot of Rush Limbaugh, Inc., implies. ... So far, he�s picked up AshleyMadison.com, the site where you go to cheat on your wife, and another website that is explicitly for sugar-daddy matchmaking." There's only one problem. We are not running spots or commercials from AshleyMadison.com. In fact, when we find that they are running in our program in local markets we call the local affiliate and tell them, "Don't run these ads in our show." We do not sponsor companies that help people cheat on their spouses. And right here it is in the Washington Post, claiming that we are.
Ms. Petri really needs to do a better job. After all she�s supposed to be a professional. Or they�re just a bunch of liars anyway.
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