Washington Post Runs Out-and-Out Lie
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.