Rush Limbaugh goes on offense against Media Matters for America

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

After conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh’s remarks about Georgetown Law School student and contraception activist Sandra Fluke made him a political lightning rod, it was the liberal Media Matters for America that pressured his advertisers in a bid to force his program off the airwaves. Now Limbaugh is taking the fight back to Media Matters.

A new section of Limbaugh’s website, mediamatters.rushlimbaugh.com, is now devoted to combating the activist group.

“Media Matters is a left-wing political operation created to censor conservative media through blacklisting and intimidation of advertisers,” reads the headline at the top the page. (RELATED: TheDC’s complete coverage of Media Matters for America)

Limbaugh had already launched Twitter accounts and added their reach to his existing radio audience in an effort to return fire against left-wing groups — particularly Media Matters — that targeted his advertisers and affiliates. Some industry observers concluded that the controversy caused only minimal damage to the talk radio king.

Brian Glicklich, a spokesman for Limbaugh, told The Daily Caller that the project was designed to be a central source of information for listeners who want to know what Media Matters is all about.

“The purpose of this page is to act as a point of reference for people looking for the facts about Media Matters — which is, of course, very different than the way they describe themselves,” Glicklich said. “It will be updated frequently.”

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