California State Senator, Leland Yee, a Chinese-American who is running for mayor of San Francisco, is calling for a boycott of Rush Limbaugh's radio sponsors after the loudmouthed pork chop did a nonsensical and derogatory impersonation of Chinese President Hu Jintao and then refused to apologize for his blatantly racist act. The offense occurred on January 19th, prompting a complaint from Yee. The Rushbag, true to form, responded by making fun of Yee.
And now Senator Yee is calling for a boycott of companies who sponsor the Limbaugh daily spewings.
Sometimes boycotts work.
A national boycott of Glenn Beck's sponsors in 2009 reduced his paying advertisers to a few phony gold hucksters. He currently remains on the air through the grace and largess of Rupert Murdoch. Beck, like Limbaugh, has a mouth that doesn't always seem to engage with his brain.
The most recent list of the Rushbag's radio sponsors that I could find was from exactly one year ago - January of 2010. Certainly new lists will be posted soon. I plan to do my part to support this good effort. Advertisers need to be informed loudly and often that racism has no place - anywhere - in the twenty-first century.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which has licensing authority over television and radio stations, also needs to hear some righteous wrath from people who are tired of this abuse of the public airwaves!