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Limbaugh Drops Company That Suspended Ads From Show Over Fluke Remarks
the blaze ^ | 3/8/12 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 03/08/2012 3:38:53 PM PST by Nachum

Rush Limbaugh has rejected an advertiser’s apparent attempt to reunite with his show after the company initially dropped its ads from the program following his remarks about contraception advocate Sandra Fluke.

The company, Sleep Train, calls itself “the No. 1 Bedding Specialist on the West Coast, and most recognized mattress retailer in the region.”

In an email to Sleep Train President Dale Carlsen (obtained by The Blaze), a representative of the show says that Limbaugh personally considered the company’s request, but denied it considering its public comments following the controversy.

“Thank you for your requests last week and this week to restart your voiced endorsement in local markets of The Rush Limbaugh Show,” the email begins. “Rush received your requests personally.”

“Unfortunately, your public comments were not well received by our audience, and did not accurately portray either Rush Limbaugh’s character or the intent of his remarks. Thus, we regret to inform you that Rush will be unable to endorse Sleep Train in the future.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


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Ooh. That's gonna leave a mark.
1 posted on 03/08/2012 3:39:00 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Good for the Godfather.


2 posted on 03/08/2012 3:40:59 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: Nachum
Somebody’s not going to sleep easy...
3 posted on 03/08/2012 3:41:09 PM PST by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: Nachum

Where’s that Simpson’s character’s “ha ha”?


4 posted on 03/08/2012 3:41:12 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Nachum

Sleep Train gets derailed.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 3:41:17 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Nachum

“Bite me” said the mastiff to the Shih Tzu.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 3:42:41 PM PST by Psalm 144 (“I think we ought to listen to Alinsky.” - Govenor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: Nachum

Not only does Rush have a huge audience, his audience listens to the commercials. The audience does not flip around from station to station. They listen to the show and the commercials in their entirety. Screw you Sleep Train.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 3:42:43 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Nachum

Good.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 3:42:54 PM PST by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: Nachum
Way to go Rush! Way to go! You don't need fair weather sponsors. They need you.

This sleep company no longer exist!

9 posted on 03/08/2012 3:43:08 PM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Nachum

This is a big deal. ST was one of Rush’s original backers.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 3:43:08 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Nachum
IIRC Rush was single handedly responsible for Sleep Train’s initial success in Sacramento, CA.
11 posted on 03/08/2012 3:43:22 PM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Nachum

I’m doing the ‘happy dance’.


12 posted on 03/08/2012 3:44:00 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: SubMareener

If he picks up another matress company, they could be in trouble.


13 posted on 03/08/2012 3:44:18 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Nachum

These companies need to think twice before they jump at every liberal witch hunt. Liberals are notoriously cheap people. They know how to protest, but do they do the majority of buying?


14 posted on 03/08/2012 3:45:29 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Nachum

He let Carbonite come back. They’re back on next week.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 3:46:02 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: sauropod

“Good for the Godfather.”

Rush INC went to the mattresses.

He has handled all of this very well. I didn’t think it could be turned around like this.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 3:46:22 PM PST by FryingPan101 (Good-bye, Andrew. Thank you.)
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To: Nachum

Sometimes revenge is a dish best eaten hot off the grill.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 3:46:37 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Nachum

Rush has regrown a pair. What ever he’s taking he should give it to Boner and McCornhole.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 3:46:50 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: FryingPan101

Today Rush settles all family business.


19 posted on 03/08/2012 3:47:26 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Flag_This

“Sleep Train gets derailed.”

Sleep Train sleeps with the fishes!


20 posted on 03/08/2012 3:47:39 PM PST by Kratos
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To: SubMareener

They should pay for their ingratitude.


21 posted on 03/08/2012 3:47:39 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: morphing libertarian

If he has time, or the inclination to send one of his minions out, he might seek out a Sleep Train competitor (a company in the same geographic region), and help them grow their business.


22 posted on 03/08/2012 3:47:54 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: WXRGina

Well that sucks! He should make an example of them to!


23 posted on 03/08/2012 3:48:04 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: morphing libertarian

Wouldn’t surprise me if they’re offering a sweetheart deal to whoever is their main competitor on the Left Coast.


24 posted on 03/08/2012 3:48:19 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Nachum

What were Sleep Train’s public remarks?

It bugs me that in “the public forum”, liberals can say anything they want because part of their agenda is that ideas don’t have to make sense, but conservatives comments get trashed because their agenda is that ideas must make sense.

Go Rush!

Die MSM, die!


25 posted on 03/08/2012 3:48:36 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: WXRGina

Carbonite may be back on Rush, but I won’t be back to Carbonite.


26 posted on 03/08/2012 3:49:06 PM PST by Jemian
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To: dfwgator

“Today Rush settles all family business.”

:). and calls in favors.


27 posted on 03/08/2012 3:50:07 PM PST by FryingPan101 (Good-bye, Andrew. Thank you.)
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To: forgotten man

I informed Sleep Number that I had been seriously considering a second SN bed for our guest room. But now they couldn’t pay me to take one!


28 posted on 03/08/2012 3:50:07 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: Nachum

I think that’s a diplomatic way of saying “shove it up your ass...”


29 posted on 03/08/2012 3:51:06 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Nachum
I don't understand. Sleep Train is not a national advertiser, and Rush sort of indicated that he had nothing to do with advertising arranged by local affiliates.

ML/NJ

30 posted on 03/08/2012 3:51:06 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Nachum
Never bring a SLUT Advocate for Reproductive Justice Bedroom Organizer to a Rush fight!

Cheers!

31 posted on 03/08/2012 3:52:07 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“Sometimes revenge is a dish best eaten hot off the grill.”

LOL! I like that line so much I am gonna steal it!

:-)


32 posted on 03/08/2012 3:52:17 PM PST by Psalm 144 (“I think we ought to listen to Alinsky.” - Govenor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: WXRGina

I had heard that Carbonite lost around 33% of thier stock price after the switch. Heh.


33 posted on 03/08/2012 3:53:11 PM PST by Imgr8t (I voted against obama before it was cool.)
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To: Nachum
“Unfortunately, your public comments were not well received by our audience, and did not accurately portray either Rush Limbaugh’s character or the intent of his remarks. Thus, we regret to inform you that Rush will be unable to endorse Sleep Train in the future.

That's the way to deal with the Socialist agenda sympathizers. Bitch slap them right back.

Now, if only our elected conservative politicians would learn to do the same..............

34 posted on 03/08/2012 3:53:13 PM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution always but never to a political party!)
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To: Nachum

GOOD


35 posted on 03/08/2012 3:53:48 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Freddd
I’m doing the ‘happy dance’.

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36 posted on 03/08/2012 3:54:42 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (the whole reason we have elected officials is so we don't have to think all the time. -Homer Simpson)
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To: Nachum

oh man...this makes me very, very happy! Way to go Rush!


37 posted on 03/08/2012 3:55:01 PM PST by FightforFreedomCA (Santorum? Sheesh...)
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To: WXRGina
He let Carbonite come back. They’re back on next week.

You are full of it.

38 posted on 03/08/2012 3:55:16 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: WXRGina
He let Carbonite come back. They’re back on next week.

OH NO! Doesn't matter. I'm cancelling.

39 posted on 03/08/2012 3:56:08 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: ml/nj

I think this has some personal history behind it. Perhaps an ‘etu Brute?’ moment where Caesar not only survived, but is on the counter offensive. Just guessing, but he is dealing with this one in a different manner.


40 posted on 03/08/2012 3:56:10 PM PST by Psalm 144 (“I think we ought to listen to Alinsky.” - Govenor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: Nachum

AWESOME!


41 posted on 03/08/2012 3:56:46 PM PST by Tigercap
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To: morphing libertarian

“If he picks up another matress company, they could be in trouble.”

Well, they could get Sandy “Mattressback” Fluke to shill for them.....


42 posted on 03/08/2012 3:56:53 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Jemian

“Ditto”

Me & Carbonite is finished.

Same for Go To My PC....


43 posted on 03/08/2012 3:57:17 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Nachum

Sleep Train was fluked by left-wing activists.


44 posted on 03/08/2012 3:57:51 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: forgotten man

Well maybe some of you do. I personally use commercials to fetch drinks, food, use the restroom etc.


45 posted on 03/08/2012 3:59:14 PM PST by Melas (u)
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To: Nachum

Good for Rush! I knew these companies would come crawling back eventually..awwwwwwwwwwwww poor daily kooks, your dream of having Rush off the air has failed..miserably! I still will not buy from any company that abandoned Rush to begin with, that includes Carbonite, Sears, and whoever else will eventually come crawling back on their hands and knees begging for ad space


46 posted on 03/08/2012 3:59:23 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: WXRGina

“He let Carbonite come back. They’re back on next week.”
_________________________________________

I am sorry to hear that.
I have dumped Carbonite and do not intend to return.
A number of FReepers have mentioned other companies that seem
to be better.


47 posted on 03/08/2012 4:00:39 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Flag_This

Sleep Train with the fishes.


48 posted on 03/08/2012 4:00:46 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Nachum; gaijin

Rush and Sleep Train have some interesting history:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2854193/posts

It was quite a betrayal by the Sleep Train guy. He totally deserved being cut off by Rush.


49 posted on 03/08/2012 4:00:46 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I just received some blueberry diet tea. :)


50 posted on 03/08/2012 4:01:30 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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