Alexandria, VA - Talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh and stations that carry his #1 national show experienced a dramatic surge in February ratings, timed precisely with the launch of President Barack Obama and the Democrats' anti-Rush assault.
As revealed yesterday, audience numbers surged for Rush-carrying stations across the country, including in several of the nation's largest markets like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston. Since the orchestrated campaign continued into March, ratings could reach even greater heights for this month.
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell reacted to the news:
"President Obama declared war on Rush Limbaugh and his ratings went through the roof. If that's not a magnificent backfire, I'm not sure what is.
"Maybe the White House has learned its lesson and will stop launching coordinated assaults on individual members of the media who disagree with them. Hopefully, they haven't.