Upon learning that his song "Sledgehammer" was played in the background during Rush Limbaugh's insane rant against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke last Wednesday, singer Peter Gabriel has demaned his music be pulled from the talk show. Gabriel's joined by several advertisers who have pulled spots from the radio host's program, including AOL, Quicken Loans, Citrix Systems, Legal Zoom, Sleep Number, Sleep Train, Pro Flowers and Carbonite. Additionally, after Reddit users organized a boycott, it appears that the movement has become more formalized as MoveOn.org is currently circulating an online petition asking Clear Channel (the company that produces Limbaugh's show as well as many radio stations and music events across the country) to discontinue the program.
Limbaugh has an extensive history of making calculated misogynistic and racist comments and he loves to gorge himself on all the media outrage over his comments. Whether you think we should let him keep eating and eating until he explodes, or that we should try starving him of our outrage, as this piece by Gawker's John Cook urges, is up to you. All we know is that we have a new enemy in the mom from Everybody Loves Raymond and we're looking forward to seeing who else will be added to the fray. Also, this Corgi.