cross-posted at dKos
As many of you know, I'm trying to get my alma mater, the University of North Carolina, to tell the seven stations in its sports radio network that also carry Rush Limbaugh that they need to take their pick--keep their affiliation with Rush or keep their affiliation with Tar Heel football and basketball. They can't have both. And Rush's sorry attempt at an apology only proves it.
I'm as big a Tar Heel fan as I am a Democrat--and not just because I'm also a graduate (class of '00). So you'll have to pardon me if I'm a little confused about something. In what world can the owner of one of the strongest brands in college athletics allow a station to trade on said brand when said station airs a guy who not only thinks it's okay to call a woman a "slut" and a "prostitute," but then fobs it off as an attempt at humor gone awry?
Apparently ProFlowers asked that same question and answered, "Not in any world that we know of." In the process, it became the seventh advertiser to bail on El Rushbo since he began his bullying campaign. Hopefully Chancellor Holden Thorp and Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham will show some leadership and have UNC draw the same conclusion. Help make it happen.