|"Does anybody out there still find me relevant?"|
The Rush Limbaugh Show is distributed to 600 radio stations via several radio industry networks. The show is syndicated by privately-held Premiere Networks, which contracts with Cumulus Media, Dial Gobal, and other networks to secure broad access in as many media markets as possible.
On Friday, November 16, Dial Global took a huge financial hit, resulting in the company voluntarily de-listing from NASDAQ. Dial Global's stock dropped by nearly 77 percent. The company identified three causes for its troubles, including "advertisers' response to controversial statements by a certain nationally syndicated talk radio personality in MARCH 2012."
Now, it is becoming apparent that Cumulus is also a troubled company. Dial Gobal appears to be on the ropes; Cumulus is, so far, failing to thrive. Both companies have publicly blamed Rush.
Right now they seem mostly focused on taming the Teabaggers, and making sure they don't have any more Todd Akins, making their party look like a bunch of ignorant, anti-science, woman haters in the future.
However I have to imagine that they are also VERY upset with big mouth pundits like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. Let's face it, THEY have actually done more to damage the GOP brand than even Sarah Palin managed to do back in 2008.
They are constantly pouring verbal fuel on one conspiracy bonfire after another, and while that often blows up in the faces of whichever dimwitted candidate carries the message forward, THEY remain relatively unscathed.
I would not be at ALL surprised that in the near future we see the Republican party take a huge step away from the Rush Limbaughs, Sean Hannitys, and Glenn Becks of the world, and start to try and put forward their message through more palatable conservative voices like.....uh..like uh...well I'm sure they will come up with somebody!
But until then I think I will enjoy watching these brainless windbags continue dragging the name of the Grand Old Party through the gutter with them until there is nobody of conscience left that would dirty their hands voting for ANYBODY on the Republican ticket. You know in a way, as disgusting as they are, these idiots really DO kind of perform a public service.