Limbaugh, O'Reilly Fury Boosts 'Latino MoveOn'

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2009 2:06 AM CDT

(Newser) – An advocacy group styling itself as the Latino MoveOn has infuriated both Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly, Joe Garofoli writes in the San Francisco Chronicle. The Berkeley online hub Presente is running a Spanish-language radio ad in Florida this week, urging GOP Rep. John Mica to rebuke Limbaugh's labeling of Sonia Sotomayor as a racist and a bigot.

The ad got play on Limbaugh's show, and Bill O'Reilly later chimed in, linking the group's members to the "radical left" of MoveOn. The irony is that the fledgling group has received way more publicity and airplay than it would have done had Limbaugh and O'Reilly ignored the ad, Garofoli notes. Presente is now enjoying a surge in donations, and plans more ads.