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Thursday’s Mediabistro Must-Reads

  • TVNewser: Keith Olbermann suspends his “Worst Person” segment in response to the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke controversy.
  • GalleyCat: It’s National Proofreading Day! Celebrate by checking your grammar online.
  • eBookNewser: The Justice Department is investigating eBook publishers for possible price-fixing.
  • FishbowlNY: There’s plenty of corporate ladder-climbing going on at Vanity Fair.

Long Beach Aquarium Yanks Ad From Rush Limbaugh’s Show

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach has joined nearly 50 other companies in pulling their ads from “The Rush Limbaugh Show.” The Aquarium first announced their decision on Twitter and Facebook Wednesday morning:

More details from the Long Beach Press-Telegram:

Aquarium Communications Manager Claire Atkinson said the popular Long Beach attraction “did not specifically purchase ads on Rush Limbaugh’s show.”
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Daily Beast Columnist: Let’s Not Forget These Other Misogynistic Media Men

From the outset of the Rush Limbaugh controversy, more than a few members of the public have tweeted about what they perceive to be an egregious double standard. While the conservative talk show host is going down in flames, equally culpable folks perched at the other end of the TV-radio spectrum like Bill Maher get less overall flack. (Maher appears to have learned a thing or two from his Politically Incorrect ABC days by moving to a network with no advertisers.)

Over the weekend, Daily Beast columnist (and Fox News analyst) Kirsten Powers (pictured) picked up this strand with a vengeance. Starting with a rip-roaring first two paragraphs:

Did you know there is a war on women?

Yes, it’s true. Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher, Matt Taibbi and Ed Schultz have been waging it for years with their misogynist outbursts. There have been boycotts by people on the left who are outraged that these guys still have jobs. Oh, wait. Sorry, that never happened.

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Jon Stewart Takes on Limbaugh Media Apologists

Pretty big target. But Jon Stewart‘s take on the latest Rush Limbaugh debacle was particularly good last night–not for its takedown of Rush, but for showing just how many media creatures have been saying the exact same things as Rush in recent weeks, in only slightly more politic terms.

AOL Drops Advertising on Rush Limbaugh’s Show

AOL has become the latest company to officially drop its advertisements from Rush Limbaugh‘s syndicated radio show after the host called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” for speaking out in support of birth control on Capitol Hill.

“At AOL one of our core values is that we act with integrity,” said AOL spokeswoman Maureen Sullivan. “We have monitored the unfolding events and have determined that Mr. Limbaugh’s comments are not in line with our values. As a result we have made the decision to suspend advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Radio show.”

Limbaugh issued an apology for his statements over the weekend, saying that when he called fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute,” “[I]did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.”

Riiiiiiight.

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After Attacking Georgetown Student on Twitter, Patricia Heaton Deletes Account

Rush Limbaugh isn’t the only conservative who bashed Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who advocated in favor of requiring insurance companies to cover contraception. Actress Patricia Heaton, of Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle fame, attacked Fluke via Twitter.

And now Heaton’s Twitter account has been deleted. Smells like a PR clean-up to us. Perhaps her bosses at ABC were worried that, as with Limbaugh, the nasty remarks would cause advertisers to flee. Maybe Heaton herself was wary of the backlash. Some of her many tweets about Fluke:

G -Gal: you’ve given yer folks great gift for Mother’s/Father’s Day! Got up in front of whole world & said I’m having tons of sex- pay 4 it!

If every Tweaton sent Georgetown Gal one condom, her parents wouldn’t have to cancel basic cable, & she would never reproduce – sound good?

Hey G-Town Gal: Plz let us also pay for your Starbucks, movie theater tickets, and your favorite hot wings combo deal at KFC! Anything else?

More of Heaton’s deleted tweets can be found on Crooks & Liars, Angry Black Girl, and Fanity.

Longtime Liberal Talker Lynn Samuels Found Dead

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Veteran radio host Lynn Samuels has died. Former 77 WABC colleague and friend, Mark Simone confirms to FishbowlNY that Samuels, uncharacteristically, missed her weekend Sirius XM show. Simone says the NYPD was called to her Manhattan home Saturday where Samuels’ body was discovered. She was 69.

While no cause of death has been determined, Simone points out that she was a heavy smoker.

At the height of her WABC popularity, Simone recalls, Samuels shared a desk with Rush Limbaugh. She was his lead-in for a time from 10 a.m. to noon.

But before she blossomed on the radio, Simone got to know the opinionated Samuels in the early 1980s–and actually helped her forge a new career path.

“She used to sell the New York Post on the corner of 57th [Street] and Fifth [Avenue],” Simone tells FishbowlNY. “I would tape the man on the street interview there a few times a week. She had such a distinct voice.”

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Actor Robert Conrad Notches Four-Year Radio Anniversary

Last week, the “PM Show with Robert Conrad” eased into its fourth year of weekly, easygoing conversations via a live broadcast at Fullerton restaurant Angelo’s and Vinci’s. Thanks to the Hollywood connections still enjoyed by the one-time star of TV series The Wild Wild West and Black Sheep Squadron, the guest was actress Lesley Ann Warren.

Per OC Register radio columnist Gary Lycan, Conrad has bounced back very nicely from a 2003 car accident and DUI conviction. The audio-video stream is recorded every Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. for CRN Digital Talk Radio and reaches, according to the broadcaster, a combined five million households nationwide.

“You can applaud,” the former favorite target of Johnny Carson sketches said at the top of his September 22 broadcast. “There’s nothing that says you can’t give me the clap.”

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KIIS-FM Still Tops in Southern California

When it comes to the Los Angeles radio industry, a good guy to have in the Rolodex is definitely Greg Ashlock. Per an item today in the LA Times by Steve Carney, this guy oversees eight different stations for industry giant Clear Channel.

At the top of Ashlock’s list is KIIS-FM. Arbitron ratings released Tuesday show that the station has been number one in the LA/Orange County market this year, January 1 through August 31. So how does Ashlock do it? He says it’s all about breaking the next big musical artist:

As an example, Ashlock mentioned a concert three summers ago that KIIS hosted at Raging Waters, the San Dimas water park, starring rap artist Shwayze. The opening act was Lady Gaga, before the release of her debut album.

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Harvey Levin Now Officially the King of All Media

Thanks to a new deal with Premiere Networks that went live June 20, Harvey Levin has crossed over into the final, retro media frontier: radio.

TMZ Radio airs Monday through Friday as two separate one-minute installments, with Levin touching on the day’s latest celebrity news headlines. It can be heard locally on KBIG-FM and via some 50 other stations around the country. Befitting TMZ’s status as a one-man brand, the “About Harvey Levin” section in today’s press release clocks in at 345 words, longer than the body-text portion of the release.

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