The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that Fred Phelps and the bigoted wackaloons at Westboro Baptist Church are fixin’ to advertise on the Rush Limbaugh Show, if Oink will have them:
Guess who’s knocking on Rush Limbaugh’s door as his advertisers flee like rats from a sinking ship? It’s the people behind the infamous GodHatesFags website — the Westboro Baptist Church, the most notorious gay-bashing group in America — and they’re ready to step in to keep the embattled Limbaugh on the air.
“As a matter of fact, I can confirm that,” Westboro spokesman Steve Drain told Hatewatch today when asked if the church was seeking to advertise on “The Rush Limbaugh Show.” “We’re preparing our first ad at this very moment, and we’ll have a 30-second radio spot ready to go by Friday.”
Drain said he has been in contact with ad executives, but added that the Westboro spots will have to be produced before they are accepted or rejected. The radio ads would be posted as audio links Friday on the church’s websites, the Westboro spokesman said.
I guess when 156 advertiser drop you like a hot potato because you spew nasty misogynist filth at a private citizen, calling her a slut and a prostitute and demanding that she post the videos online, it opens up some air-time for the most loathsome of your admirers.
That’s a solid brand you’ve got there, dude.
(h/t Eric Boehlert)
[via Southern Poverty Law Center][cross-posted at ABLC]
This would be great. If we can get enough wingnuts together in one location, we can create a wingularity which will suck them all in.
Nice to see Limbaugh finally getting the sort of advertisers he deserves.
General Stuck (Bravo Nope Zero)
It’s only fitting, I tells ya/
It’s a perfect match. In a sort of horrible, soul-killing way, of course.
Sadly, the Westboro folk aren’t bigoted wackaloons. They’re bigoted grifters who spew hate to provoke people into attacking them so they can sue for damages. They’re vile and hateful, but best dealt with by cutting off their publicity, not giving them more attention.
My best guess is that they’re going to create something so absurdly vile Clear Channel will refuse to accept it for Rush’s show. They’ll kerfuffle will get people to visit their web site to hear the ad that even Limbaugh wouldn’t broadcast. They net some cheap publicity, which is exactly what media whores want.
I’d say they’re both/and. Check out this documentary from Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America. He did a follow-up, too. you can find it at the same site.
Probably true, but the more stories that have the words “Westboro Baptist” and “Rush Limbaugh,” the better.
It couldn’t happen to a better guy.
Unreal. This just proves that god loves fags.
The closeted clowns of Westboro supporting the bearded clown of hate radio – a match made in Hell.
There is no way in hell Rush or Clear Channel would ever accept an ad from Westboro. They would never get another fucking advertiser ever again, unless it’s from Stormfront or AryanMatch.com.
My own personal conspiracy theory: the Phelps clan is getting an infusion of outside funding. I’ve spent over 20 years living in assorted places within an hour of Topeka and I’ve seen these guys protest across generations. They showed up to protest the Radiohead show in KC last Sunday and I swear they had something I haven’t seen at a local WBC protest in over a decade – men in their 30’s.
I actually laughed and asked one guy if they’d hired him off of Craigslist. Because they’ve long been about the women and children. He wasn’t anything like their typical protester. He was more like the shock troops the Republicans pay to harass people outside the polls. It was just really… off.
How would we be able to tell apart the ads from the show?
They’re two! Two! Two fucknuts in one!!
with apologize to Certs
anyone else with a palm phone on verizon unable to post comments from the phone? I used to get ‘error 404’ which wouldn’t show my comment until I backpaged, now I get ‘error 403’ which denies my comment because I’m supposedly coming from a suspect site.
I’ve wanted to switch phones since webOS dumped us into bingmaps, now I have another reason…
Westboro and Rushbo; a critical mass of hate, a black hole of bigotry.
Cockroaches scrambling on board a sinking rat.
Wow. Just… wow…
Even 15 days ago I would not have dreamed of this happening.
OT, sorta, but
But do fleas scramble? Perhaps hopping would be better.
Funny enough, Fred Phelps is massively less racist than Rush.
Actually having been close to several dead animals who had fleas I would say that the “fleas are deserting a dead animal” The flea desertion of a dead possum or raccoon for instance is immediate when you stick your warm blooded hand towards said dead animal.
Also, too, Certs, now that I think of it. D’oh.
@Riilism: That’christian’ band has been misrepresenting itself and playing at school assemblies for years. They sell themselves as innocuous and then hammer the kids over the head when they show up.
The school principal should have used teh google before hiring the band, but asshole Bradlee Dean certainly lied to the school about what to expect.
At any rate, he shouldn’t have been hiring something that bills itself as a christian rock band for a school assembly.
Marcellus Shale, Public Dick
i used to have faith like this, until tim tebow was in a focus on the family super bowl ad, then i had an epiphany. the media over-appanage is making shit up as they go.
The free market is working.
West of the Rockies (formerly Frank W.)
Good point, Sophia (post #12). I thought the WBC was composed of mostly one big family. How do they make enough money to afford a 30-second spot on El Blimpo’s show? I also wonder what sane outsider would choose to breed with such hateful individuals (to create the pitter-patter of little homophobes).
pseudonymous in nc
Westboro = professional trolls.
And if you haven’t seen Louis Theroux’s two documentaries on them (linked up top) you should.
You watch they’ll picket Clear Channel next when they get rejected. :)
Also re: affording ad space – I’d imagine there’s a fire sale on ad rates at Crazy Big Pharma’s House O Hate these days…LOL