Rush Limbaugh’s ‘Straight Shooter’ Billboard in Tucson Taken Down
A spokesman for the shock jock’s syndicate says a Tucson, Ariz., billboard featuring Limbaugh’s name, the phrase “straight shooter” and bullet hole imagery was designed by a local station and removed after the shooting massacre that took place in that city.
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Politico via the Huffington Post:
UPDATE: The billboard was removed on Monday, a spokeswoman for Limbaugh’s syndicator told POLITICO.
“The ad campaign was created by a local Tucson talk radio station to promote its broadcasts of Rush Limbaugh’s nationally syndicated radio program,’ said Rachel Nelson, PR manager for Premier Radio Networks. “This particular ad — which uses the common expression “straight shooter” to describe Mr. Limbaugh’s candid and direct style — was designed and contracted by the local station’s promotion department. In the wake of the tragic events that have unfolded in Tucson, the station elected to take down this ad on Monday, January 10 – believing that discussion of its interpretation would not contribute to the desire for healing in the Tucson community.”
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