Wal-Mart and BP Drop Rush Limbaugh

Wal-Mart and BP Ditch Rush LimbaughMashup: Deborah Brancheau
Think Progress has obtained an internal memo from Premiere Radio Networks listing 140 companies that are dropping advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s show and among them are some interesting surprises including British Petroleum (BP), and Wal-Mart.

Remember when BP spilled all that oil in our Gulf of Mexico? That was fun. Remember too when Obama told BP that they had to pay for the cleanup and Rush responded with this doozy:

The ocean will take care of this on its own if it was left alone and left out there. It’s natural. It’s as natural as the ocean water is.

You not gonna fund that, BP?

And what about Wal-Mart? Limbaugh, who admits he doesn’t even shop at Wal-Mart, loves the fact that when the economy is down, you can get a steal on a 32” LCD TV made by real non-union Chinese preteens who spend their breaks base jumping out their dorm room windows.

Now, why do you think it might be that Wal-Mart is showing — and this is retail, folks. Some of it is food and necessity, but a lot of it’s retail. How in the world is Wal-Mart doing this amidst all this horrible, horrible economic news? … I think one of the biggest reasons for this is that they have driven back all attempts to unionize. So this Christmas when you have less money, disposable money — gas is half of what it was five months ago — Wal-Mart’s offering good deals, and they’re showing a profit offering you discount prices. How can this be?

Really, Wal-Mart? You not gonna fund that?

Oh well.

About Deborah Brancheau

Deborah Brancheau is the Managing Editor of RestoringTruthiness.org, a political comedy website inspired by the political satire of Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Deborah's background is a smörgåsbord of experience. With a bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Theatre and a Minor in Cinema/Television, and a Master's Degree in Communication from the University of Southern California, Deborah took her heavily student-loan-funded education and became a sports-writing, high-school-teaching, graphic-designing, university-professing, broke-bum bastard. When that didn't work out too well, she refunneled her expertise into this new venture, RestoringTruthiness.org.