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Investors flee Carbonite after Limbaugh announcement
The Daily Caller ^ | 3/6/12 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 03/06/2012 3:13:32 PM PST by Nachum

On Saturday, Carbonite CEO David Friend released a statement on his company’s website declaring that Carbonite had decided to “withdraw” advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show in the wake of his controversial remarks involving Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke because it will “ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse”:

Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.

However, it hasn’t done much to contribute to his company’s stock price. Since the market opened on Monday through its close today, Carbonite stock (NASDAQ:CARB) has plummeted nearly 12 percent, outpacing the drop of the NASDAQ index in that same time period by nine-and-a-half points.

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To: refreshed

Liberty interactive owns Proflowers.com. There, I did it. Have fun you all.


51 posted on 03/06/2012 4:12:55 PM PST by refreshed
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To: refreshed

By the way, the list of advertisers came from here:
http://m.pinterest.com/thinkprogress/companies-no-long-advertising-on-rush-limbaugh/

This was sent to me by a lefty family member.


52 posted on 03/06/2012 4:16:40 PM PST by refreshed
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To: Kaslin
I cancelled one of my subscriptions this morning. I was going to do the other tomorrow morning. I was thinking if I just told them I was cancelling because I no longer have the computer that maybe then they would give a refund?

What if you made up a sob story like it was your sons laptop and he was killed in a horrific moose accident (the computer was too)? Maybe they would take pity an refund? You wouldn't get to make a statement that you were dropping them because of Rush, but the end result would be the same: Carbonite loses a customer.

53 posted on 03/06/2012 4:17:58 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Nachum

I never heard of Carbonite before Rush. After this, I bet I never hear of them again, either.

Anyone who dropped Rush obviously doesn’t want MY business.


54 posted on 03/06/2012 4:20:24 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: conservativeimage.com

If we have to pay for other’s birth control, then shouldn’t we have a say in who they have sex with? Hmmm - makes sense to me.


55 posted on 03/06/2012 4:21:39 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: refreshed

Proflowers dropped Rush? Well that’s ONE company I can cancel. I don’t do business with any of the others.


56 posted on 03/06/2012 4:21:46 PM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: refreshed

Thanks for the charts. Interesting to see the trends following their announcements of cutting off Rush.....


57 posted on 03/06/2012 4:21:53 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Nachum

I don’t get to listen to Rush but I’d love a list of his advertisers that didn’t abandon him so I can give them my business.


58 posted on 03/06/2012 4:24:28 PM PST by tiki
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To: Nachum

I predict that as this nation polorizes more and more, businesses on average will decide there is too much public relations liability of being involved with the sponsorship of any kind of political commentary programs, and just ditch them altogether.


59 posted on 03/06/2012 4:24:40 PM PST by MachIV
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To: Nachum

I hope that gets Carbonite’s attention. And all the other leftist organizations who think they don’t need us- consumers.

Of course Obama has a slush fund for em, so probably won’t make a difference.


60 posted on 03/06/2012 4:25:15 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: I still care
"I never heard of Carbonite before Rush."

You may have seen it and not known it.


61 posted on 03/06/2012 4:26:56 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Mygirlsmom

a blow to capitalism at the same time—

I bought tea from twoifbytea...to help Rush. He is a sponsor of his own show.


62 posted on 03/06/2012 4:27:52 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: refreshed
Comment #5 revealed Shari’s Berries is owned by ProFlowers in this thread. I dropped them as well.
63 posted on 03/06/2012 4:28:46 PM PST by wtd
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To: refreshed

I have to buy John Deere products sometimes but will work harder not to now. I was considering LegalZoom for a few things and Carbonite but no longer, the rest can kiss any future business goodbye too.


64 posted on 03/06/2012 4:28:53 PM PST by tiki
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To: tiki
I don’t get to listen to Rush but I’d love a list of his advertisers that didn’t abandon him so I can give them my business.

I want to see a list of the advertisers who fled so I NEVER buy anything from them again.
65 posted on 03/06/2012 4:30:05 PM PST by John D
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To: Rebelbase; I still care

Your data should be quite well protected...if it survives the freezing process, that is.


66 posted on 03/06/2012 4:33:06 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Nachum
Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.

IOW, we were gliding toward obscurity before. Now, we're racing toward it!!

67 posted on 03/06/2012 4:33:21 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Reagan69
I think Carbonite can access the info from your computer that they warehouse in a “safe” place, anytime they want to. I wonder if Obama ever asks them to make “your” info available to him. Who would know?

If the data is in your house, the government would need a warrant, and you would know they were interested. If your data is on Carbonite's servers and a government official asked for it, and to not tell you they looked, how would you know?

68 posted on 03/06/2012 4:33:49 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Nachum

69 posted on 03/06/2012 4:35:15 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: HIDEK6
Why else would she need birth control?

I've always thought that liberal women only needed to use their personalities for contraception.

70 posted on 03/06/2012 4:37:45 PM PST by Bob
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To: Nachum; mickie
Most stocks took a dive today, including my paltry few.

Let's wait till we see how Rush's ex-advertisers do over a longer haul than just today.

I'll bet when the market goes up again, his rat sponsers will stay mired at their low pond-scum level.

Leni

71 posted on 03/06/2012 4:40:32 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: MachIV
I predict that as this nation polorizes more and more, businesses on average will decide there is too much public relations liability of being involved with the sponsorship of any kind of political commentary programs, and just ditch them altogether.

That depends. If they figure out first that liberals are cheap, whiny, needy customers (if they are customers at all), while conservatives will part with hard-earned dollars for a worthy product or service, they might do otherwise.

72 posted on 03/06/2012 4:41:07 PM PST by Mygirlsmom
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To: Freddd
I bought tea from twoifbytea...to help Rush. He is a sponsor of his own show.

I ordered two cases the other day as well. Hope he continues to get a busy signal as he calls to cancel his own company's advertising, lol.

73 posted on 03/06/2012 4:42:43 PM PST by Mygirlsmom
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To: MissMagnolia

His total statement on cancelling his own advertising was hilarious....


74 posted on 03/06/2012 4:45:22 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Nachum; lilycicero; MaryLou1; glock rocks; JPG; VinceASA; Monkey Face; RIghtwardHo; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.


75 posted on 03/06/2012 4:49:33 PM PST by narses
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To: goat granny

It was one of the first things he said when he started his show on Monday .... it was a ‘masterful’ way to start the day .... say what you will about Rush, the guy is just plain “good”!!

BTW, if there is a radio station in your area that carries the Rush show, contact them and thank them. I did this today & was shocked to find that the station in my area is under intense & organized pressure by the Left. I am trying to organize “the troops” in my area to send positive feedback to the station .... the Left has declared all out WAR on Rush .... this is one war we CANNOT lose. Cowering in silence is not an option ..... so I am DOING something.


76 posted on 03/06/2012 4:55:30 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: refreshed

Is it wrong of me to be laughing? ;)

Thanks for that graph!!!!


77 posted on 03/06/2012 4:56:06 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: tiki

It’s probably a short list.


78 posted on 03/06/2012 4:56:56 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: refreshed

You’re awesome...


79 posted on 03/06/2012 4:58:18 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: tulloss
What goes around comes around. I hope they all go under as a result of this. If they had stuck with Rush rather than desert him like turncoats with no moral core, they could weather the storm, as he will, and stand tall, maybe even pick up orders. However, they caved to our libertine society and freaked out, as a result, they are liable to go right down the toilet as their stock plunges or as millions of Limbaugh listeners desert them. My Carbonite oddly enough, is up for renewal in about two weeks. Guess who a) does not get renewed and b) gets a letter explaining why that has happened (Now I need a suggestion for a good alternative? Mozy-pro?.) Course their execs @ Carbonite will get handsome severance bonuses before getting scouted out to other firms where they can hang their MBA sheepskins. I feel sorry for the conservatives in that firm, lowever level employees who will get screwed because of their managements' feckless and cowardly response to this fiasco.

80 posted on 03/06/2012 5:12:03 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Imagine the rationalizations on FR to vote for MITT if he wins the nomination. I think I'd throw up)
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To: MissMagnolia

I don’t usually call or write, but live in the country and the station that carrys it 2 hours later is small and I think I will call them and thank them...gg


81 posted on 03/06/2012 5:13:49 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Nachum; ptsal; HIDEK6; KeyLargo; GeorgiaDawg32; Osage Orange; refreshed; HiTech RedNeck; ...

Hey folks .... I sent an e-mail to my local radio station today to thank them for carrying the Rush show because I was certain they were coming under intense pressure. The message I got back was:

“It hasn’t been easy. The opposition is very organized...but thanks.”

I guess I should not have been surprised …. but I was. This is a strong Rush market and I did not expect the station to be coming under such pressure.

If you are so inclined, PLEASE contact your local Rush radio station and let them know that you support them for carrying Rush. If you have state ‘ping’ lists, let them know this is going on. Enlist the aid of your friends and relatives living in the area …... whatever resources you have to get the message to these beleaguered radio stations, use them!

If you want some interesting if not ‘shocking’ reading on how organized these Leftists are, here’s an article worth reading:
http://spectator.org/archives/2012/03/05/rally-for-rush/

It’s a few pages long, please read it all. We CANNOT let the Left win this war and make no mistake, it is a WAR.

We are living in the times described by George Orwell when he said “In an era of universal deceit, the truth is a revolutionary act”. I say: To cower in silence is no longer an option. I know the power of FReepers when they get together and ACT – this is the time to DO something!!!


82 posted on 03/06/2012 5:36:02 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: goat granny

Thanks! I sent out a ping to all on this thread .... didn’t leave you out, either! FReeper power is ‘awesome’ .... we can make a difference!


83 posted on 03/06/2012 5:38:02 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: MissMagnolia

Thanks I ill send an email to our station that carries Rush:)


84 posted on 03/06/2012 5:51:01 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: funfan

I’m sure the station will appreciate it! Thanks!


85 posted on 03/06/2012 5:54:03 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: MachIV

True enough; but before everyone goes overboard with these sponsors, has anyone heard the radio programming before and after rush’s show today? IOW, are they all still advertising on Hannity, levin, etc.?


86 posted on 03/06/2012 6:16:06 PM PST by pb+j
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To: driftdiver

Actually, many women use their birth control pills as hormonal regulators. And if you’d check with your significant other, you’d find that the pill as birth control does not just magically work by taking it only on the nights one has sex. They have to take it daily for a while, which is why most women of all political stripes who take the pill take it continuously throughout the year; it doesn’t mean or imply anyone is having sex 365 days a year. Very different from what guys do. Viagra and male enhancement products seem to be offered on many health insurance programs’ plans though.


87 posted on 03/06/2012 6:16:19 PM PST by pb+j
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To: pb+j

and? so you think someone should be forced to pay for other peoples birth control and religions organizations should be included in that.

women benefit from viagra too ya know


88 posted on 03/06/2012 6:18:48 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: pb+j

Doesn’t matter, they made public statements dropping Rush. They should suffer the results publically.


89 posted on 03/06/2012 6:21:06 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: MissMagnolia

Sure will. Thanks for the update. BTW Carbonite stock down.


90 posted on 03/06/2012 6:23:07 PM PST by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: Bronzy
BTW Carbonite stock down.

Payback for cowardice - they deserve it in spades!! Thanks for your help with the radio station(s).

91 posted on 03/06/2012 6:26:29 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Nachum

Awesome!


92 posted on 03/06/2012 6:32:48 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: refreshed

I just told my wife to call Vitacost and tell them to pack sand up their butt...


93 posted on 03/06/2012 6:42:54 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: Nachum; mickie
Most stocks took a dive today, including my paltry few.

Let's wait till we see how Rush's ex-advertisers do over a longer haul than just today.

I'll bet when the market goes up again, his rat sponsers will stay mired at their low pond-scum level.

Leni

94 posted on 03/06/2012 7:42:48 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: MissMagnolia

I read it and got madder and sent off emails. Thanks for the link.


95 posted on 03/06/2012 9:27:38 PM PST by tiki
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To: HIDEK6

She’s probably a thespian and lying about the need for BC too.


96 posted on 03/06/2012 10:31:43 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


97 posted on 03/06/2012 10:38:10 PM PST by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: tiki

Welcome!


98 posted on 03/07/2012 5:07:34 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Nachum
CEO David Friend is a BIG time liberal, friend of Soro's.....

Surprised the guy would even advertise on Rush's show.

99 posted on 03/07/2012 10:51:32 AM PST by Osage Orange (Why do we eat Soylindra Green?)
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To: Osage Orange

Why not advertise on Rush? They are using our money to kill us with. Hollywood has been doing it for years.It also worked with the main stream media for years.


100 posted on 03/07/2012 11:05:46 AM PST by sport
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