If you're looking for a reason to stock up on Girl Scout cookies, well, here's yet another. On Wednesday, the Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington announced that they've pulled their advertising from Rush Limbaugh's program.
The Columbian's Tom Vogt has the story:
A spokeswoman said the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington have canceled their cookie commercials on two Portland-based stations that carry Limbaugh and several other talk-radio personalities. ...
But the cookie campaign wasn’t targeting Rush’s audience, said Sarah Miller, director of communication for Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. ...
We got a very good deal on a number of spots,” she said. “We were advertising through radio clusters. There are seven stations owned by Clear Channel in the Portland market. We want to reach as wide an audience as possible.
“We were unaware they would run on opinion-based programming: many others, not just Rush,” she said. “On Monday, we began receiving feedback from listeners. After learning that was the case, we moved quickly to remove our commercials from any station running opinion-based content.
That comes on the heels of the January boycott of the Girl Scouts by a group upset that transgendered youth were being allowed to participate in their programs. And in February, Indiana State Rep. Bob Morris refused to honor the Girl Scouts, saying that they celebrated "feminists, lesbians, and communists" and complaining that Michelle Obama is the honorary president of the Girl Scouts (just like every First Lady since 1917.)
Personally, I'm partial to Thin Mints and Samoas. You?