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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work