Friday, August 16, 2013

More On Limbaugh: Rush Steals From Seniors!


"Predatory New Limbaugh Sponsor Scams the Elderly," an article by "Prolegs" at  the Dailykos.com, follows Rush Limbaugh as Limbaugh Steals From Seniors.

After losing sponsors left and right, the result of one of the most successful boycott campaigns in American media history, Rush ("Pigboy") Limbaugh - the name "Pigboy" borrowed from Bart at his brilliant site, Bartcop.com (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartcop), one of the inspirations for this site, has resorted to picking up sponsors that scam the elderly.


Oldsters make up the remaining segments of the audience for demagogues like Limbaugh and Hannity, and Prolegs' article tells the rest:

"On August 12, a new Rush Limbaugh advertiser exploded on the scene, advertising in nearly every market monitored. "Social Security Free" is the latest example of how low Limbaugh has sunk, as it exploits our most vulnerable population--the elderly.

"Limbaugh is on the ropes after an 18 month activist campaign to remove his advertisers has left him with a ragtag assortment of ads including shady identity protection software, loads of pecker pills, and even a church led by a murdering pastor.

"Social Security Free promises to solve the financial difficulties of the elderly in a variety of ways:

"The ad breathlessly tells 'seniors and baby boomers' about a 'new' website which actually redirects to a 15 year old site operated by conservative business Newsmax, which by some amazing coincidence, is right down the street from Rush Limbaugh's studio in West Palm Beach.. The ad claims
"'At socialsecurityfree.com we reveal a weird trick that could help you add $152,000 to your social security payouts.'
"It goes on to say that 'one simple step could add up to $1000 to your monthly payments' and that seniors will learn how to 'save up to 50% on your groceries.'

"For the slightly less gullible elderly, a review by Newsmax seals the deal, calling Social Security Free a 'critical resource for anyone over the age of 50.'

"Yep, the same Newsmax that runs the website is also reviewing itself in an effort to seem legit.

"This scam works by offering old folks who are struggling to survive on their Social Security checks 'free' information.

"This predatory company assumes that their aging eyes won't be able to see the fine print that they've just sold their souls to Newsmax newsletters which will prove astonishingly difficult to unsubscribe from.



"Indeed, the internet is awash with complaints by trusting individuals who have continued to see charges on their credit cards after trying their damndest to cancel.

 

"Victims who mistakenly believed that Newsmax was about helping them increase their meager incomes instead have found themselves losing money they can't afford to lose:
"'How did I get into this Newsmax stuff? I don't want it...I don't remember ordering it, or anything that comes with it!' 
"'I feel I've been scammed & will report this if I don't get my money back! $39.00 is a lot of money for a low-income person who's living on a fixed income.' 
"'Give it back!'
"Others are frustrated by the vanishing act Newsmax pulls when it's time to cancel:
"'I ordered a book from news.max with the understanding that I had 6 wks to cancel. After 2 wks, I emailed them that I wanted to cancel the order. I received a reply back from an email address that I was told NOT to respond to, and given this number to call Customer Service - 800.485.4350. Of course, no one ever answers this number, and the message just keeps repeating and repeating, "I'm sorry, but all of our customer service reps are busy at this time. Please hold". I have wasted about an hour's worth of cell phone minutes trying to get through to this company.' 
"'Then, I came across this number - 800.766.7542, and a receptionist answered. I explained my problem to her, especially about their 800 number that doesn't work, and she just transferred me to the same number! Unbelievable! When I called her back, she hung-up on me.' 
"'Does anyone have a phone number that connects to a person who can resolve this matter for me. I check my online banking account daily, but still no refund issued.'
"Some victims even speak of having to cancel credit cards in order to escape the tentacles of Newsmax.


"Newsmax is hardly the only group looking to con old folks out of their money. In 2009, a Metlife study found the elderly lose $2.6 billion a year to financial abuses including fraud.

"Why is it that the elderly are so susceptible to unscrupulous businesses like Newsmax?
"According to a University of Iowa study, researchers have found that as we age, a section of the brain called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex deteriorates. Researchers believe this part of the brain 'controls our beliefs and doubts and [the deterioration] is the reason why some people are more likely to fall for scams than others.'

"It's unconscionable that Rush Limbaugh is allowing these slimy bastards to use his show to prey upon people who just want to spend their twilight years without fear of financial hardship.

"But who ever said Limbaugh had a conscience?


"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 emails, 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.

"Want to do something hold Limbaugh accountable?
"Join StopRush! We can use your help in the following ways:


Parsed from the "Limbo Rock," "Limbaugh lower now, how low can you go..."

We've repeatedly admitted that Limbaugh is the most successful populist demagogues in American history, more successful than the likes of radio star Father Coughlin, and one of the most successful in world history since propagandist Joseph Goebbels, but he may be reaching the twilight of his career after successfully dividing America more than it has ever been in modern history - even since the peak of the Viet Nam War.

While women - even Conservative women - have had their eyes opened during the Sharon Fluke scandal, hopefully, word will spread to the oldsters that still believe Pigboy to be a demi-god, and ratings will continue to tumble for other Conservative propagandists as well.

Conservative woman thinks, "Ewwww!"

Newsmax, like Clear Channel, a media conduit for Conservative propaganda, and when Conservatism is criminalized, their executives will join thousands of others in prison camps - or worse - as they will finally be faced with punishment for their crimes against the People.

And if you think that serial husband Limbaugh's shell game is only an isolated incident, that Conservative crimes against their own people are limited to murder, perjury, and robbery via the greed of "trickle down economics," their conspiratorial crimes also include extremely profitable con games that have fleeced the Sheeplets unmercifully across the Conservative media spectrum:

Next - The Long Con, Mail-order conservatism.



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"I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on,
I go to the library and read a good book."

Groucho Marx


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