*Scrape, Scrape, Scrape* Holy Crap, Look What I Found!

Well, color me gobsmacked. Apparently, the bottom of the barrel does exist!

For those of you that have been following the Spocko story (short n' sweet: Blogger complains about right-wing eliminationist hate rhetoric on the radio, advertisers pull sponsorship, ABC/Disney shuts down his blog), or simply have an interest in right-wing radio hate speech, this should be interesting to you:

Rush Limbaugh, Friday the 19th:
"Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it."

Later that day, WJBC in Illinois:
The Rush is no longer going to be on the air on WJBC. Radio Bloomignton General Manager Red Pitcher announced this afternoon the syndicated Rush Limbaugh Show will air for the last time March 2, 2007. Pitcher tells WJBC's Steve and Beth on The Drive, local programming will replace Rush. Pitcher believes Limbaugh's popularity is declining becuse of controversial remarks that are offending even his Republican fans. He pointed to today's show in which Limbaugh compared players in the NFL with gang members. Details of the local programming line-up that will begin on March 5th will be announced in coming weeks.
Now, I'm not sure how they're getting this information that he's offending "even his Republican fans," but this is very good to see. I'm sure we'll hear a lot of whinging from Rush about "censorship" before March 2nd (if he even noticed this happened), and I'm sure the Right will screech about the "liberal media" driving Rush off the air. Still, it's good to see at least one station refusing to let Rush's brand of racism lite be broadcast over their airwaves.

Now if we can just get rid of Savage....

Update: More from Shakes, who really needs to get the fuck out of my head, in the post below this one. Apparently, there was some sort of game yesterday.

(Bolds mine. Tip 'o the Energy Dome to Atrios.)

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