What? No Rush?

Local conservatives may miss their daily fix of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity at the end of this year. Clear Channel, which produces the Limbaugh and Hannity programs, is in a dispute with Cumulus Broadcasting, the media company that owns WOKI, which broadcasts the talk shows in Knoxville.

Cumulus wants to pay less for the programming, according to a story in Politico, and its chief honcho blames Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke being a “slut” and a “prostitute” for a huge dip in its advertising revenues. Fluke was a Georgetown law student who testified on the availability of birth-control pills.

Cumulus and Clear Channel have argued before. It could be resolved by the time the contract is up, but Cumulus is lining up alternative hosts should it happen, according to Politico.

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noxcounty writes:

Please be accurate. Fluke testified supporting the availability of free contraception, not the availability of contraception.

There is no dispute as to the availability of contraception. Her position, and Rush's objection, is that it should be "free," i.e. the insurance companies don't charge the women for it - which means all of the other insureds pay for it in higher premiums - because, even if the ACA dictates that insurance companies can't charge for the drugs, it doesn't mean that suddenly they are produced and distributed at no cost.

Is it really that hard to be factual?

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