Pigboy vs. Freepers


There's a tiff growing between right-wing radio and right-wing bulletin board.

Apparently, there are some creative differences between the vulgar Pigboy and Free Republic.
Freepers accused Limbaugh of taking marching orders from the RNC and failing to criticize
the appointment of Paul Cellucci as ambassador to Canada. Here's a transcript of a call to
Limbaugh's hate show, posted by a Freeper (we can't vouch for its accuracy):

Limbaugh: I'm minding my own business last night, I'm working hard
preparing for today's program and I'm going through the general e-mail box.
I don't have time to do that a lot but last night I made time to do it -- and all of
a sudden I'm getting spammed. I'm getting spammed by people on a single topic.
And all it says in the subject line is "Cellucci." And I said "What the hell is this?"
I hate getting spam.
It bugs me, because it means that people aren't writing of their own volition and it
means a bunch of robots are being programmed to do it by some controlling figure.
Some Pied Piper is telling these people what to do so I figure it's gotta be the Freepers.

So I read the notes and sure enough one of the notes sent me a thread from Free Republic.
And you know what the thread said? The thread said that I had been asked by the RNC
or the White House to shut up about the Cellucci nomination. Now I hate to tell you this
and I wrote this guy back, and I hate to admit this to you Jim, I hate to admit it but it's the truth

... I couldn't even figure out who Cellucci was last night, much less what the Cellucci nomination was.
So I went and read the thread, and okay Cellucci is Paul Cellucci, the former governor of Massachusetts.
And then I learned he's been nominated as ambassador to Canada -- a real top drawer appointment and issue.
And then I see that there are some accompanying notes that there's some issue associated with fisting.
ha ha
Make him stop

Needless to say, the criticism did not go over well at F.R. among some of the more thin-skinned posters:
After hearing your diatribe against Freepers today, I stopped being a lurker and joined their group.
So thanks, you did for Free Republic what Rosie O'Donnell did for the NRA, caused people to join them.
Guess you have so many listeners that you can afford to tick off a few thousand, huh?
Wonder if your sponsors would agree with that scenario?

So thanks for the memories.


Someone get me a hankie!

Others demonstrated more resolve, accusing the Limbaugh-bashers of melodrama:
"I'm amazed. I heard the same show you heard, and yet, I have every intention of listening
to Limbaugh tomorrow, just like always. Why is he not entitled to the same freedom of
speech and opinion that we advocate?"

With renewed calls for Freepers to spam and call Limbaugh's show today, this war continues
at the Free Republic. And Limbaugh seemed to be taking it all in stride, even posting a doctored
graphic on his Web site from a Freeper taking a little potshot.

"Thank goodness someone out there has a sense of humor," the Pigboy writes.

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