The "Rush Limbaugh Show" has fired back at liberal organization Media Matters and its campaign to get advertisers to bail on the top-rated radio program.
In a scathing op-ed on Politico, show spokesman Brian Glicklich fired back.
"David Brock is so outraged at Rush Limbaugh’s words of three weeks ago that he started organizing a protest — almost 3 years ago," Glicklich writes.
"It was planned ahead and activated at the first moment Brock could manipulate a media frenzy. Make no mistake, Brock’s 'marketplace of ideas' offers only one brand: Brand Brock. All others will be forced off the shelves with intimidation and lies."
Media Matters for America stands for censorship, and nothing more than that. Their ginned-up election year anger is directed at the words of their media political opposition — similar expressions are ignored when used by their allies.
It’s different, they claim. It’s always different when they say it is, for an array of implausible reasons. The truth is that they are hypocrites. But that’s the least of their offenses.
By putting small business in the crosshairs of their war on expression, Media Matters is causing real harm. They are hurting these businesses, their employees and their families. As a business owner, imagine waking up one morning and being assaulted by hundreds of coordinated attacks from operatives who never were or will be your customers.
These Media Matters mobs bear a simple message: Renounce our enemies or become one of them. They distribute target lists of advertiser phone numbers, email addresses, Facebook links and Twitter handles, and then they come out of nowhere, en masse, against selected advertisers in rotation. They barrage small business with threats until they cancel their advertising.
"This is Brock’s cynical marketplace of ideas," Glicklich concludes. "He will fail, as every censoring thug has in this country."