Rush Limbaugh Stays Despite Censorship Bid
The government in Broward County, Fla., has given up on efforts to sever relations with a local radio station because it also carries Rush Limbaugh’s show.
As NewsMax reported, station WIOD AM-610 has been the official channel for emergency information from the county government for the past year. But on June 12, the County Commission – made up of all Democrats – refused to renew the relationship, with Commissioner Stacy Ritter saying a station airing Rush and other conservative hosts is "out of step with area politics.”
Four of the commission’s nine members were absent from that meeting.
After the story broke, commissioners were flooded with complaints from across the country, and Rush said on his show that the commission was an example of the nation’s out-of-control partisanship.
But the commission on Tuesday decided to end talk of dumping the station, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
"I have always, and will always, put the safety of Broward County residents first long before concerns over the comments of any particular program,” Broward Mayor Josephus Eggelletion said.
He added that Limbaugh’s views should not affect the decision on choosing a radio partner.