Marti Rosenberg posted this on Facebook today–
“As you can see, I’m incensed beyond belief by Limbaugh. Here’s the email I just wrote to WHJJ, at email@example.com. Steal my format, make up your own – just let them see our rage in Rhode Island!”
Hello – I have been outraged since hearing the Rush Limbaugh attacks on Sandra Fluke.
Advertiser after advertiser has realized that this time, his comments were not “opinion” or “attempts at humor” as you characterized them on your Facebook page, but mean, rude, and completely unnecessary personal attacks. You can agree or not with her position, or her desire to testify before Congress, but to call her a prostitute because she has used birth control – to be an example to my daughter and my son that this type of behavior is just an attempt at humor – simply goes too far.
I don’t know who is reading this, but would you want your children or other family members to hear Rush Limbaugh, or for them to be treated how he treated (and continues to treat) Sandra Fluke, even after his so-called apology? I think not.
So, WHJJ, if you continue to make excuses for his inexcusable behavior, and keep his show on your channel, I will not listen to you any more, nor will I patronize your advertisers.
Please join your sister stations in Hawaii and Massachusetts, and take Rush Limbaugh off the air in Rhode Island – in which case, WHJJ (and your other Providence stations) will return to my radio dial and I will happily shop with your advertisers.
It’s usually like pulling teeth to get me to write a letter, but here I am all caffeinated and Marti makes it easy by posting the email address. So here’s my free speech…
Dear Program Director,
Like the man said, there’s free speech, and then there’s shouting ‘fire’ in a
crowded theater. Rush Limbaugh’s personal attacks on a young student,
Sandra Fluke, have crossed the line from free speech to incitement to violence.
For that matter, Limbaugh’s speech is paid speech, and you’re paying him.
How about spending that money on local programming? You may not know this, but
Limbaugh drives away listeners too. This latest rant is aimed at women
generally, and we are more than 50% of the population.
Again, Limbaugh is paid, and you’re paying him. Is he worth your support?
I hope you will trade him in for someone who will speak for Rhode Islanders, and give us a reason to tune in to WHJJ. Thank you for your consideration.
Nancy Green, RN
Limbaugh likes to present himself as a cheerful provocateur, but lately he sounds like a bitter old man. Perhaps the bitter old man demographic is a good group to market to, and WHJJ’s sponsors are enjoying the controversy. It’s all on the balance sheet, is he worth what they pay him?
This here is free speech, uncensored and owing nothing to anyone. You won’t get paid for sending an email to WHJJ, but if you’re inclined to express yourself, you can send it here–