Folks, I just wanted to alert you to the update we posted on the Stop Rush Campaign page. Last week Cumulus Media, a major carrier of Rush Limbaugh’s show reported millions of dollars in losses attributable to Limbaugh’s advertiser troubles.
Clearly, Limbaugh’s problems with advertisers are far from over. This news also comes after two big name advertisers -- Sam’s Club and eBay-- recently excluded their ads from running on Limbaugh’s show.
All of this is due to the amazing work so many of you have put in. Huge thanks to the many groups and individuals out there who are still hard at work on this effort. You can read the full update here.
As you may have noticed, you can sign into this new site three ways: using Facebook, Twitter, or with your email address. The box for signing in the first time is prominently located next to Rush Limbaugh’s head on the main page of this site. Logging in gives you the benefit of one-click signing on petitions and actions, and opens up options that are only available to our Action Community members.
If you connect your Facebook and Twitter to the system, you’ll be able to spread the word about actions you like right from our system, if you log in with email you’ll be prompted in your sidebar with the option to “Add your Facebook Account” and/or “Add your Twitter”. If you log in with Twitter or Facebook, however, be sure to sign up to get Action Updates by email, that’s how you’ll know about the newest goings-on in the action site. You can also sign up for Weekly news updates (starting soon!) to keep you up to date on the latest media misinformation, or for the Stop Rush email list, or for all three. Don’t worry, though, you’ll now be able to fully manage your email subscriptions with this same page.
Remember, you’ll need to create a new account in this action section to get these benefits, even if you already had an account for commenting on the old version of our main website, mediamatters.org. We know that creating a new account is a bit of a drag, but the good news is that you can sign in with your Facebook or Twitter on both new systems thanks to our site redesign.
Now, go forth, sign in, check your email subscriptions, or even take this handy survey to tell us what you think of these new action pages.
I’m Jay, Online Outreach Director at Media Matters. I wanted to be the first to welcome you to this new Action section of our website.
We added this section with one goal in mind: to facilitate actions that help bring accountability back to the media. At the top of the mainpage, you’ll see our current yop campaign – right now, that’s the StopRush effort. Underneath, in the smaller boxes, you’ll find additional actions or ways to engage with Media Matters. I urge you to take a look at the actions we have featured, and at some of our new materials. This section of our website is our answer to the question you’ve asked us again and again after reading our website and watching our video clips: What can I do to support Media Matters’ truth-telling mission?
We’ll also be using these Updates to talk more in-depth about our actions and campaigns, provide clarifications, and to share ideas with you. We’ve also created a Talk to Us page specifically for your tips and ideas. This feedback pagew, as well as this site is our broader attempt to spur conversation, education, and action around media accountability. We know that by correcting misinformation, and promoting a more responsible media, we’re engaging on a critical level – and we hope, with your help, that we'll be able to go even further than we already have.
Finally, if this is your first visit to this section of our site, I hope you will take our Welcome Survey and tell us what you think about these new features.