Over at the left-wing Politico, the headline is “Limbaugh Boycott Cost ‘Millions.” But once you actually click on the story, you get the real story:
“It hit us pretty hard,” Dickey said during a call with financial analysts yesterday. “A couple of million bucks in the first quarter and a couple of million bucks in quarter two.”
Dickey would not give exact figures, but said the “millions” accounted for “about one percent” of the roughly $245 million in first quarter revenues, and said he expected revenue to return to normal in June.
Cumulus owns just 38 of the 600 stations that air the Rush Limbaugh Show, which is nationally syndicated by Cumulus’s competitor, Clear Channel Media. For its part, Clear Channel saw total revenues increase six percent from the first quarter of 2011 to $671.5 million in the first quarter of 2012, according to MediaPost.
You have to wonder how much this failed boycott cost the suckers who contribute money to the anti-Semitic, Soros-funded, tax exempt Media Matters which led the campaign.
In other news: during this failed boycott, Limbaugh’s ratings have increased across his 600 stations while CNN’s ratings have collapsed, and the Washington Post is sinking almost as fast.
Limbaugh is part of New Media; he was New Media before the term New Media was created, and New Media is winning on many fronts these days. Much of this has to do with the rise of Twitter, which allows everyday Americans to fight, converse, and exchange information without the filter of the corrupt mainstream media.
Twitter is where much of the Limbaugh boycott wars were fought (the man himself is fighting back with this extraordinary tool), and who knows how many thousands of everyday folks effectively joined the fight using 140 characters or less.
This is an amazing time. A communication revolution is taking place, and The Truth is winning out as the liars stare into the abyss of irrelevance and bankruptcy.
Are you on Twitter? Are you challenging, exposing, and and fighting the corrupt media? Time to sign up. The future of our country is at stake and only Citizen Journalists can save it.