Media Skip Rush Limbaugh’s Betsy Ross Flag Shirt as Sales Soar

NewsBusters | 7/13/2019 | Staff
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Is it a sign of things to come in 2020?

Here’s the tale — a tale that seems remarkably similar to the 2016 reality that had the liberal media and Democrats (but I repeat myself) caught sleeping about the rise of Donald Trump.

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The story starts with that Nike shoe that was announced as the Fourth of July approached. As is well known now, Nike put the Betsy Ross flag — the original Stars and Stripes with the field of thirteen stars in a circle — on the back of a new model of sneakers. Ex-football player and infamous national anthem kneeler Colin Kaepernick, a Nike hero, protested — and Nike quickly pulled the plug on the shoe.


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Amidst the ocean of publicity, Rush Limbaugh decided to do something. Consulting with wife Kathryn the two quickly came up with a T-shirt bearing the Betsy Ross flag. Beneath the flag were the words: “Stand Up For Betsy Ross!” Beneath that it read simply “The Rush Limbaugh Show” with Rush’s name in signature form. Proceeds would benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the late Mr. Siller a Brooklyn fireman who lost his life saving others during the 9/11 attack in New York.

And suddenly? Suddenly The Rush Limbaugh Show Store was inundated with requests for the shirt. Tens of thousands — say again tens of thousands — were sold within minutes — minutes! — of Rush’s announcement on his show. Rush was astounded at the massive, instant response. I asked him about this and he told me the shirt had on the spot become the Rush store’s “hottest selling item. We had to re-order after 5 hours yesterday and we do NOT do small quantities.”

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And the mainstream media coverage of this new development? Zip, zero, nada. On Friday morning Rush made an appearance on...
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