Today in a tweet, @RushLimbaugh has brought to peoples attention the prevalent problem of media matters trying to put not only him, but other businesses out of business because they don’t share their political point of view.
Rush Limbaugh linked to a site called defendsmallbusiness.com/, which has a mission statement of :
“Well-funded professional activists, led by the left-wing pressure group Media Matters, are waging a campaign across America to hurt small businesses like yours through strong-arm tactics and intimidation. They don’t like Rush Limbaugh’s point of view, they resent his extraordinary popularity, and they are trying to silence him by punishing small businesses that advertise on his show! They are actually trying to shut down businesses – tying up phone lines, crashing websites, bombarding Facebook pages or Twitter accounts, and preventing real customers from getting through. We’re here to help you get back to business. Let these left-wing special interest groups know that you will not be silenced. Tell them not to trample on your First Amendment rights or improperly interfere with your business and your livelihood!”
They give you several links that redirect you to sites to help you contact everyone from your U.S. Senator and House Representative, to Fox News and CNN. The goal is to do the opposite of what Media Matters is doing, and try to get the main stream media and congress to pay attention to the strong arm tactics being used by Media Matters. They want you to contact one of several news agencies and copy and paste this comment:
“Media Matters is waging a campaign against Rush Limbaugh and in the process hurting small businesses through strong-arm tactics and intimidation. They are trying to shut down businesses – tying up phone lines, crashing websites, bombarding Facebook pages/Twitter accounts, and preventing real customers from getting through. I support small businesses and their right to advertise in any environment they choose.”
They believe that with people’s help, they will force some change at Media Matters.