Limbaugh Sends First Tweet

Rush cites 'army' of supporters wanting to be 'mobilized'
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 15, 2012 5:03 PM CDT
Rush Limbaugh has started tweeting.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh's gone new media. The radio host sent his first tweet today, using the account @Limbaugh, "The Only Genuine Rush Limbaugh Twitter Feed." Amid the advertising exodus following his "slut" comment, his first tweet offered a related article: "Here’s how the opposition astroturfs advertisers. Smart piece from @LegInsurrection," he wrote. "Please Retweet." But he warned followers not to expect many tweets.

"I’m not going to be hanging on Twitter 15 hours a day and tweeting, ‘Just had breakfast,'" he said. So why the digital experiment? "Everybody has been asking me what they can do to help in all of this, and I’ve been saying, nah, just do what you’ve been doing." But "there’s an army out there that wants to be mobilized, and so, I figured, use Twitter for it. I’m just going to put some things on Twitter that you can help us circulate," he said, according to Politico. He's got more than 100,000 followers already.

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