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Local Dealerships Pull Ads from Limbaugh’s Show; Protest Is Canceled

Occupy Encinitas and Women’s Occupy San Diego were planning to picket Saturday.

Toyota Carlsbad, Lexus Carlsbad and Lexus Escondido dealerships have pulled advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show on KOGO-AM 600 — a move that has prompted local groups to cancel a protest they had planned for this weekend.

Occupy Encinitas and Women’s Occupy San Diego were planning to picket outside the Toyota Carlsbad dealership to protest its support of Limbaugh, who they say is guilty of “misogynistic hate speech toward women,” according to a news release from the group.

“Mr. Limbaugh’s misogynistic hate speech toward women was most recently demonstrated in a three-day diatribe disparaging law school student Sandra Fluke; including a demand that Ms. Fluke make and post ‘sex tapes on the internet’ and a characterization of women who use birth control as ‘sluts’ and ‘prostitutes,’” the news release reads.

The groups thanked and applauded the dealerships for pulling their sponsorships.

encinitasyouneedus March 23, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Mayor Stocks notes Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck as interests on his Facebook page. That's not very encouraging for the women of Encinitas.
Art March 23, 2012 at 02:58 AM
OK, I'll bite. What do YOU call an unmarried woman who asks taxpayers to pick up the cost of her sex habits to the tune of $3,000 (her estimate before Congress) worth of contraceptives a year? Perhaps she is just "needy"?
Bruce Stephens March 23, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Art, you've been drinking the Kool-Aid again. Contraceptive care is part of a woman's overall health care needs. And I don't recall her saying it costs $3,000 per year. What do you call men (like Limbaugh) who get their insurance to pay for ED pills (like Viagra)? Pathetic?
ron ranson March 23, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Art - Sandra Fluke's testimony was about other important female health issues using contraceptive care - not about about her sex life.
laurie michaels March 23, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Art, It's going against my principles to even respond to you... because there's a wise old saying: "Do not argue with a crazy person lest you be confused for one." You and your ilk like Limbaugh are a blight on humanity.
Jerry Waddle March 23, 2012 at 04:54 PM
OK, I'll bite. What do you call a guy who broadcasts his ignorance on Encinitas Patch? Perhaps he is just Art.
Joshua March 23, 2012 at 06:04 PM
No outrage on what Bill Maher says.... just Rush???
Joshua March 23, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Jerry Brown has Senator Dianne Feinstein listed on his? Does that mean that Jerry supports the 2nd because she is the only one in SF to have a CCW. But Jerry votes against anything to do with law abiding citizens RKBA. My statement and your is stupid.
BP March 23, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Some people who are most outspoken regarding freedom of speech, seem to sincerely believe in that freedom as long as they agree with those speaking. When they don't agree, they would like to censor them or shout them down. Whether it be Limbaugh and his stupid comments, or the most disgusting profane Maher, we also have the freedom to turn the channel.
rob March 23, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Bill Maher is a comedian. He called a (criminally ignorant) public figure (who poses a threat to our country) a dirty word. This happens regularly in stand-up routines, especially when the subject of ridicule is a man. Rush Limbaugh attacked an innocent student who simply provided testimony explaining to morons like Art why these medicines should be covered by insurance. Instead of attacking her position, Limbaugh attacked the woman (that's his thing -- he's a misogynist. (Art, that means he hates women)). He attacked her over 3 days in vile, disgusting ways. He accused her of all kinds of taboo behavior. He demanded that she post video of her having sex online so that he & his listeners could watch. How anyone could be so freaking stupid that they don't see the difference between those two events is troublesome. Try to pay attention. Quit listening to idiots like Rush and Fox.
Joshua March 23, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Criminally igorant and a threat to our country? You must not have paid attention to our debt and unemployment. The two events your talking about one gets a pass because he is a "comedian" Let see how many more Classes we can put people in that gets a pass. 1A right don't bitch about it just because you don't like what one says.
Lynn Marr March 23, 2012 at 10:41 PM
I'm really glad that Toyota and Lexus pulled their ads. I and many others, both women and men, voted on the online poll, urging that they should do so. Most clear thinking people do NOT support the malicious and twisted rhetoric, the ad hominem attacks, which are regular fare of Rush Limbaugh. The car dealerships realize this; they did the right thing. Also, public figures, running for office, or on reality shows, or both, are in the spotlight. They are fair "fare" for comedians, like Bill Maher, whom I also appreciate. Ms. Fluke was simply someone testifying before congress. She may now have become somewhat of a "public figure" due to the controversy. I never saw any evidence that birth control pills would cost $3,000 per year? If contraceptions are that expensive, then the insurance companies could do something to bring those costs down, surely? I wonder how many of Rush Limbaugh's prescription drugs that he got hooked on were paid for by insurance companies. To me, he seems like a total hypocrite, who has malicious intent in stirring up conflict, for his own self-aggrandizement. He may call himself an "entertainer," but many of those who listen to him are under the illusion that he's offering news commentary. I see no evidence of humor in his judgments. Limbaugh certainly appeals to the lowest common denominator, manipulating people with fear, prejudice and double standards.
Joshua March 23, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Ms. Fluke did not testify before congress. She was filmed in a room that looked like that of the chambers...She was however on the list to speak but was never in front of congress.
Art March 24, 2012 at 02:53 AM
How did women stay healthy before the pill? Must have been some sort of magic. . .
Art March 24, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Rob, Interesting response above. Rush's words were scurrilous, but yours are. . .? Don't worry, I know that there are intelligent authoritarians who will use the coercive power of the state to enforce their opinions without malicious words. In other words, not all liberals are rude.
Marcus Boyd March 24, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Thanks Occcupy, keep them all on their toes by keeping the flame burning!
Art March 24, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Ron, Appreciate the rational, reasoned and self controlled response. Laurie and Jerry seem a bit teed up and didn't answer my question. So contraceptive care is a health issue? Then pregnant women are by default sick? It is the inherent ill-logic of their position that seem to cause Jerry and Laurie to resort to invectives vice discourse. Contraceptives are the elixir that separate action from consequences. The micro result is a good time, the macro result is the number of children growing up in one parent families. Seems real relationships and children are based on more than a good time. But we are conditioned differently. Pregnant? She just needs more health care. . . we have another elixir for that. . .perhaps Rush was ultimately right, Miss Fluke, and many "offended" women treat sex as a commodity, vice part of a committed human bond. That said, no one is standing between her and her truck load of contraceptives if she is willing to pay for them. I'd really prefer not to subsidize her broad ambitions. However, Rush is a stick in the mud--I'm sure she is fun at parties.

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