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AOL Joins Rush Limbaugh Ad Exodus

AOL became the eighth advertiser to pull its ads from Rush Limbaugh’s radio talk show, after the conservative host referred to a Georgetown law school student as a “slut” and a “prostitute.” An AOL spokeswoman told AOL’s Huffington Post that the company was “suspend[ing] advertising” because “Mr. Limbaugh’s comments are not in line with our values.”


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald