Newest Limbaugh advertiser: Twitchy.com

posted at 9:50 am on March 9, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

We’ve heard plenty about the advertisers who bailed on Rush Limbaugh in the fallout over his remarks about Sandra Fluke.  We’ve even heard about at least two advertisers who want back in after bailing out, at least one of whom was told, “No, thanks.”  Today, our own Boss Emeritus announces that she has become a new Limbaugh sponsor through her terrific new venture, Twitchy.com:

I’m putting my money where my conservative, free-market principles are.

The full announcement about our new Twitchy.com ad buy with Rush Limbaugh is here.

A snippet: “As a small business owner, defender of capitalism, and advocate of free speech, I am putting my money where my conservative, free-market principles are. TWITCHY.COM is proud to join companies across the country that advertise with talk show giant Rush Limbaugh and his Excellence In Broadcasting network. Today, we will begin running ads on the RushLimbaugh.com website.”

Like I said yesterday and have been saying for years, we need to unite against the progs’ collective, coordinated whitewash of Barack Obama and the organized effort to criminalize and silence conservative dissent.

However you can do it, large or small, please step up!

Michelle opposes the new JOBS act in the House, and tweeted about it as an entrepreneurial small-business owner — which she has been at least twice, of course, after starting Hot Air.  Michelle’s stand didn’t impress The Atlantic, which had this to say about her contribution to employment:

Not everybody on the right likes this jobs-through-startups approach. “Dear Washington: Speaking as a new #startup owner, I don’t want a JOBS Act,” tweeted conservative blogger Michelle Malkin. “I want you to LEAVE ME ALONE.” But with only ten staffers listed on her startup’s staff, Malkin’s new company Twitchy isn’t exactly solving the unemployment crisis on its own.

Perhaps this comes as news to The Atlantic, but small businesses are the engine of job creation — and they don’t start off by hiring 1000 workers, not if they want to survive to the next day.  They start off small, take lots of risk, and generally end up resenting government programs that increase taxes while larger companies are better equipped to exploit the benefits.  Regulation and government interventions favor companies that have the resources to research and explore ways to get their hands on the cash, which puts smaller companies at a competitive disadvantage — which is the reason we usually see larger companies backing those very regulations and interventions.  If the writer at The Atlantic had ever run or even worked at a small startup, that would have been very clear.

Congratulations to Michelle on her new venture, and to Rush for a loyal new sponsor.  Also, if you’re more inclined to follow the news by feedreader, Twitchy has a number of them, including this all-encompassing feed here.  Also, just in case, we’ve added Twitchy to our list of favorite hangouts on the right-hand sidebar, so be sure to visit often.


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whose accomplishments?

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 12:51 PM

The cowardly liar’s. Yours, in other words, that demonstrate your superiority to Sarah Palin.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM

i get pissy when i get called a liar. i couldn’t care less whether you know me or not, and i certainly won’t deign to brag about being more educated than you are.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 12:08 PM

You realize you’re being made to look like a dancing monkey here, no?

spinach.chin on March 9, 2012 at 12:56 PM

I meant what you were directing at Ses. But then, you knew that.

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 12:51 PM

I knew what you meant, feces chomper.

Ew…that one was even a bit much for me.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 12:08 PM

You realize you’re being made to look like a dancing monkey here, no?

spinach.chin on March 9, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Could it possibly be because he/she/it IS a dancing monkey? Just sayin…

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I knew what you meant, feces chomper.

Ew…that one was even a bit much for me.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I thought you were going to follow up with something like “whorebanger.” You’re losing your touch.

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

I thought you were going to follow up with something like “whorebanger.” You’re losing your touch.

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Pffft. That’s mild, Count Dickula.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I thought you were going to follow up with something like “whorebanger.” You’re losing your touch.

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Pffft. That’s mild, Count Dickula.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Yeah, but you always start out with the mild. And then when someone asks “Is that the best you’ve got?” You show them. Didn’t Andrew Breitbart teach you anything? ;)

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 1:02 PM

The cowardly liar’s. Yours, in other words, that demonstrate your superiority to Sarah Palin.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM

this is bizarre. why would i need to demonstrate anything? i don’t need a badge to mock her idiotic diction whenever i want. at least it’s based on the documented nonsense coming out of her mouth, unlike your insistence on calling me a liar (now with the added flourish of ‘cowardly’) for saying that i’ve ‘been around a while.’

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Jazz Shaw hardest hit?

MeatHeadinCA on March 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

LOL…so true.

d1carter on March 9, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Good for Rush and Co.

“No thanks!”

Smart business.

Those stupid libs will never learn. There is a long line of smart business folks who have been waiting for an opportunity to buy ad space from Rush.

Saltysam on March 9, 2012 at 1:04 PM

You mean, the same diction you just utilized in your own comment?

blink on March 9, 2012 at 1:06 PM

by breitbart, you’re not very bright. i keep saying “also, too” to remind you of the clown of wasilla you were so hot for until she became less fashionable.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 1:12 PM

by breitbart, you’re not very bright. i keep saying “also, too” to remind you of the clown of wasilla you were so hot for until she became less fashionable.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 1:12 PM

If by “less fashionable,” you mean “paid less attention to by the LSM,” you would be right. But lack of mention of Sarah Palin in the greater liberal media juggernaut does not mean that those of us who admired her before admire her now any less. We just don’t talk about her as much since the idea of her running for national office is now moot.

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Malkin is a CLASS ACT. She’s the exact opposite of Sandra, the Socialist Sl^t.

TeaPartyNation on March 9, 2012 at 1:18 PM

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Heh.
Sooner or later the root of li’l Squidward’s deep seated neurosis which fuels the condescending hate would become apparent:
Fear, hatred and jealousy of Sarah Palin.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on March 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM

I doubt it.

blink on March 9, 2012 at 1:26 PM

don’t.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Meaningless link.

blink on March 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM

if you say so.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Really “Atlantic”? (owned by the National Journal Group)

Well, I guess since Malkin “only has 10 staffers working for her”, she is better off than the 8 folks you laid off last year!

What tools!

Opposite Day on March 9, 2012 at 1:48 PM

i keep saying “also, too” to remind you of the clown of wasilla you were so hot for until she became less fashionable.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 1:12 PM

So your life is spent using a lingual error, that many, many people in all walks of life make, that you know to be wrong(and making you look even more like an empty-headed nincompoop), all because someone you hate, because of their political views and celebrity, used it at some point.

Wow. Just f**king wow, pal. You’re a real champion.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 2:13 PM

The next time that any Prog starts screaming that Sandra Bell is a “private citizen” so it is different, here ya go:

She appeared at the “Catholic Students for Women’s Health” press conference on 9 February 2012 at the National Press Club where she expressed support for Obama’s contraception mandate.

She waived any “private citizen” claim she might have had long before she “testified” before Maerose Prizzi’s kaffee klatsch.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/304345-1#

Resist We Much on March 9, 2012 at 2:13 PM

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Did you find a job yet? What is your line of work? Have you ever done anything that could be considered productive?

Oldnuke on March 9, 2012 at 2:34 PM

You’re a real champion.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 2:13 PM

in what respect, charlie?

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 2:36 PM

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 1:02 PM

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Bishop on March 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

You guys do realize that most of us out here can’t really make a distinction between Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan especially the UP. It’s all the same to us. Frigid wasteland inhabited by somewhat unusual people. :-)

Oldnuke on March 9, 2012 at 2:43 PM

The Atlantic:

“…But with only ten staffers listed on her startup’s staff, Malkin’s new company Twitchy isn’t exactly solving the unemployment crisis on its own.”

Ahh. Words from people who have never started their own. Say “Hi” to The Man for us.

AnonymousDrivel on March 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Frigid wasteland inhabited by somewhat unusual people. :-)

Oldnuke on March 9, 2012 at 2:43 PM

We’re the Russia of the United States. Doon’t fahk weeth oos.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 3:09 PM

We’re the Russia of the United States. Doon’t fahk weeth oos.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Full disclosure. One of my sons and family live in Sun Prairie.

Oldnuke on March 9, 2012 at 4:07 PM

However it does seem terribly naive of the left to continue to lump conservatives into the “You aren’t supposed to do that, because you’re a conservative!” meme. Rush’s mistake is duly noted, and the man, despite what the left thinks of him, has the wherewithal to stand up and admit when he messed-up. It didn’t take him a few years to do it, either.
***
HotAir is, and should always be, a forum for honest discussion. So far, I haven’t seen the level of intellegence from our trolls, that the so called enlightened, more intellegent then you and I, leftist crowd pretends to be.

…but then again, it doesn’t appear to surprise any of us here at HA.

Turtle317 on March 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Well said. We can’t let the left write right-minded rules or police us. We need to police ourselves. We’re going to make mistakes. Instead of blaming others, one of the things that defines our side is that we own up to them. Just as Rush did.

EconomicNeocon on March 9, 2012 at 4:09 PM

You guys do realize that most of us out here can’t really make a distinction between Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan especially the UP. It’s all the same to us. Frigid wasteland inhabited by somewhat unusual people. :-)

Oldnuke on March 9, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Hence the book You Wouldn’t Like It Here.

And if that didn’t give you the message then there was the next book: “You Still Wouldn’t Like It Here“.

Yoop on March 9, 2012 at 4:20 PM

But with only ten staffers listed on her startup’s staff, Malkin’s new company Twitchy isn’t exactly solving the unemployment crisis on its own.

And those 10 staffers probably buy office supplies, drink coffee, use internet and shipping services. All of which are provided by companies who employ people. Is this sort of thing really that hard to comprehend?

BakerAllie on March 9, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I

am curious.
Do sites without direct ads make money based on linking to other sites?
Maybe that’s how Twitter makes money?

22044 on March 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

When you are getting something for free, you’re not the customer, you’re the product!!

http://www.didyouwonder.com/how-does-twitter-make-money/

jdpaz on March 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Great link, but I still am having trouble understanding the money making aspect. So this site is kind of a grouping of individual tweets, like Groupon? So they keep track of how many people look at it and that translates into ad interest like a newspaper circulation? So the management would have to be good at making sure the tweets were valuable opinion, I imagine that would be the difficult part.
Interesting. Oh well, hey I didn’t get (understand) Microsoft potential in the early 1980′s and lost out – they were giving that stock away for payment for services like electrical work, etc on their offices back then. Live and learn. :-)

DoubleClutchin on March 9, 2012 at 4:42 PM

I bet that’s 10 more people than the tool who wrote the article employs.

deepdiver on March 9, 2012 at 4:44 PM

A retention pond is not a lake.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Exactly, which is why Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes and Wisconsin is the land of 200 retention ponds.

Bishop on March 9, 2012 at 11:53 AM

What kind of fish can you catch in a retention pond? Bluegill’s that need to growfins and twerpy makos? hehe

SparkPlug on March 9, 2012 at 4:58 PM

You guys do realize that most of us out here can’t really make a distinction between Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan especially the UP. It’s all the same to us. Frigid wasteland inhabited by somewhat unusual people. :-)

Oldnuke on March 9, 2012 at 2:43 PM

You could say the same about the Dakotas. The only thing North Dakota has that South Dakota doesn’t is Fargo. The city, not the movie.

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Which place has more cows; Wisc, Minn, North Dakota, or South Dakota?

SparkPlug on March 9, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Which place has more cows; Wisc, Minn, North Dakota, or South Dakota?

SparkPlug on March 9, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Wisconsin and, oddly enough, California is #2. Minnesota comes in around 5. Of course you can find conflicting data based on the criteria such as dairy, beef etc. Alaska apparently has a lot of cows too but don’t know where they rank.

Oldnuke on March 9, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Which place has more cows; Wisc, Minn, North Dakota, or South Dakota?

SparkPlug on March 9, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Also worth noting, cattle ranching takes place in South Dakota primarily in the west half of the state. The east side of the state, where it’s less arid, is more about wheat, corn, and soybeans.

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Way to go, Boss!

Hey, does anyone know is csd has met the Hammer, or is just taking a sabbatical?

kingsjester on March 9, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Oldnuke on March 9, 2012 at 5:25 PM
gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Thanks for the info. (:

SparkPlug on March 9, 2012 at 6:03 PM

To think I was getting ready to buy a computer service for my system, from one of Rush’s sponsors. THat was close. I hate to buy something I will never use.

This collective outrage stuff is helping me weed out a few retailers, and that saves money. Sometimes I am torn between big retailers because of the poor selections now available at all businesses, due to outsourcing

It’s not like they offer a different product, just a different wrapper

Twitchy looks good. except I have trouble reading it. Bad eyes. white text on yellow. Forget it. I am impressed with her gamble. New information pool needs new tools

entagor on March 9, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I don’t know if anyone else has noted it, but the link for twitchy.com actually links to twitter.com. Might want to correct that.

wearyman on March 9, 2012 at 7:34 PM

DNC / Obama White House trotting out Gloria Allred to try and give the Rush story legs.

Next up, Michelle Obama going after him?

Message to Media……….will the Obama SuperPac give back the million from the woman hating Bill Maher?

PappyD61 on March 9, 2012 at 8:58 PM

I feel like an old lady. I read hot gas when Michelle was at the helm so I say with joy congratulations to you all, Michelle. Ed, Allah and all the fine contributors that keep me coming back for more.
When I sought you out I was alone. With you all fine readers we can be united in strength and mission.
Bestof luck in your new venture and God Bless America

seesalrun2 on March 9, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Congrats to Michelle!

bikerhd on March 9, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Michelle is sexy and smart and I am totally in love with….

…Twitchy!

Sorry Michelle! You can’t have everything!

However….!

Sherman1864 on March 9, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Resist We Much on March 9, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Sandra Bell? Was that a Fluke?

Christien on March 9, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Short-term revenue idea for HotAir: Charge trolls a monthly fee…say, the price of contraception.

Christien on March 9, 2012 at 11:31 PM

The stories at twitch are covered here aren’t they? Why should I care about tweets again?

All the best to M.Malkin, but I can only use so much aggregation. Note though, the colors are freakin hideous.

Wolfmoon on March 9, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Alaska apparently has a lot of cows too but don’t know where they rank.

Oldnuke on March 9, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Quite highly, I suspect, as they’re all outstanding in their field.

Get it? Out…standing…in their field….

(Okay, I’ll leave now, after giving a high five to Michelle for her excellent choice in programs to advertise Twitchy on.)

theotherone on March 10, 2012 at 12:45 AM

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Remind us again of the source of your unimaginable gravitas:

You were an elected political figure in which state?

You have single-handedly started a $9 billion/million/thousand/cent energy project when?

Your writing and speaking skills have landed you an anchor slot on which radio/TV/PC blog? And in how many events were you the keynote speaker?

/SARC>

Hate and the world hates back at ya.

landlines on March 10, 2012 at 1:39 AM

The stories at twitch are covered here aren’t they? Why should I care about tweets again?

All the best to M.Malkin, but I can only use so much aggregation. Note though, the colors are freakin hideous.

Wolfmoon on March 9, 2012 at 11:40 PM

Not necessarily. Twitchy is a whole different ballgame. It’s worth a look-see if you can get past the colors. The content is stellar.

gryphon202 on March 10, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Can the editors of The Atlantic be any more clueless about start-up businesses?

dirtseller on March 9, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Bravo!

Individualist on March 10, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Oh no Michelle Malkin is starting a business and I am a libtard troll!

Oh no What can I do ….

uh… uh …. uh…

SARA PALIN HAS IDIOTIC DICTION! IDIOTIC DICTION…

You can’t have a website cause Sara Palin’s diction…

{Sound of skull imploding as the density of Orwellian doublethink collapses to a singularity from what remained of a liberal troll’s mind}

Individualist on March 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM

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