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Gag order: Liberal activists, unable to win the argument against Rush Limbaugh, try to silence him instead

“Decent folks who believe in tolerance and equality are no longer powerless against Limbaugh’s efforts to spread intolerance on the radio. StopRush is making a major impact by convincing advertisers on this show to withdraw their ads — and with your help we can do even more. Just a few e-mails, tweets or Facebook messages a week to Limbaugh’s advertisers can go a long way toward making hatred less profitable. It is our collective voice that makes us strong.” — DailyKos.com, promoting the “StopRush” campaign.

Absolutely right! If you believe in tolerance and equality, the thing you really need to do is . . . shut other people up.

It’s only decent. If you believe in diversity, eliminate anyone who doesn’t fit the mold, and if you think hate speech is bad, build a campaign of organized loathing.

Perfectly logical.

The Daily Kos website displays an American flag (sort of — it’s orangey, like the red and yellow flag of some international workers’ collective after it’s been put through the washing machine too many times). It’s a wonder that the flag doesn’t get up and slink off the screen in embarrassment.

Because this country has a long, proud history of freedom to piss people off.

The StopRush movement, started by an employee of the liberal group Media Matters, brags that it has been successful in driving advertisers away from “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” which for 25 years has delighted, infuriated, tickled and provoked its radio listeners by the millions.

But it’s conservative, and liberals want to shut it down by convincing the sponsors that it’s too hot to handle.

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