Rush Limbaugh mentioned it on his show Wednesday: DefendSmallBusiness.com has launched—hosted by the Small Business Authority (CEO Barry Sloane)–blaming Media Matters and activists for “intimidating” small businesses that advertise locally on Rush’s show. Rush says that numerous local advertisers have been flooded with calls bashing their choice to advertise on the show.
Says the site: “Well-funded professional activists, led by the left-wing pressure group Media Matters, are waging a campaign across America to hurt small businesses like yours through strong-arm tactics and intimidation.
They don’t like Rush Limbaugh’s point of view, they resent his extraordinary popularity, and they are trying to silence him by punishing small businesses that advertise on his show!
They are actually trying to shut down businesses – tying up phone lines, crashing websites, bombarding Facebook pages or Twitter accounts, and preventing real customers from getting through.
We’re here to help you get back to business.
Let these left-wing special interest groups know that you will not be silenced. Tell them not to trample on your First Amendment rights or improperly interfere with your business and your livelihood!
–Let MEDIA MATTERS know you won’t be silenced – click here
–Let your elected officials know that Media Matters has declared war on small businesses – click here
–Let the media know that small businesses are being hurt – click here”