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Sleep Train begs Rush Limbaugh: Take us back; Limbaugh: Request denied
Examiner ^ | 03-09-2012 | Joe Newby

Posted on 03/09/2012 6:57:28 AM PST by AAABEST

Sleep Train, one of the companies that dropped its ads from Rush Limbaugh's radio program after Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute," asked Limbaugh for another chance.

But Limbaugh denied the company's request.

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The Times added that Limbaugh spokesman Brian Glicklich forwarded an email he said had been sent to Sleep Train President Dale Carlsen. According to that email, Limbaugh himself considered the company's request and denied it.

“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 began. “Rush received your requests personally.”

“Unfortunately," the email continues, "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.”

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To: carriage_hill
HEADLINE: Sleep Train Co Declares Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Hundreds Out Of Work.

Subheader: Women and Minorities Hardest Hit" /USA Today

51 posted on 03/09/2012 7:48:04 AM PST by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 3/9/12, 242/317 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/20/13))
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To: AAABEST

bumpity bump bump bump...


52 posted on 03/09/2012 7:49:30 AM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: AAABEST
To paraphrase Cody Lundin:

Do dumb-butt things; expect dumb-butt consequences. Way to go, sleep train - hope your bottom line accurately reflects your business decisions.

53 posted on 03/09/2012 7:49:59 AM PST by SlayerOfBunnies (Do dumb-butt things; expect dumb-butt consequences.)
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To: AAABEST
Very savvy and wise move on the part of Limbaugh. You don't dump a prime advertising spot because of some human mistake, particularly when you've received unwavering service for 20 years.

Let the conflict-adverse, snot-nosed, 30-somethings who ran for cover learn the hard lesson.

54 posted on 03/09/2012 7:52:34 AM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: traditional1

We keep on calling the media either “the elite media” or “the media”.

Why don’t we call them something else. They are no longer the media as they do not report the news, all the truth. They are merely a propaganda machine for liberals.

Time to come up with a name to reflect their actions. They have trashed their credentials as news reporters and no longer are worthy of the title.

The propaganda machine might more accurately reflect their status.


55 posted on 03/09/2012 7:54:53 AM PST by oneaglewings
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To: AAABEST
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"Sleep Train chose...poorly"

56 posted on 03/09/2012 7:56:36 AM PST by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 3/9/12, 242/317 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/20/13))
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To: FiddlePig
I think Rush should forgive them in a bit. They reacted in a knee-jerk fashion and figured out that it was not a good idea. My guess is that the Sleep Train PR folks did this real fast and then the financial folks were asked for their input. The financial folks probalbly came back with, "John Q. Public will forget about this in four weeks. Given the size of El Rushbo's audience, it will cost us a lot of sales to do this. And any public good will related to pulling the ads will not make up for the the loss of sales. We think pulling the ads are a stupid, knee-jerk idea." The financial folks won and the PR folks had to eat crow.

Maybe he can forgive them when Sandra Fluke forgives him.

57 posted on 03/09/2012 8:04:28 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: FiddlePig

“I feel Rush should forgive”

No. He said the sponser defections, some of them anyway, offended his audience. Rush has said his audience is his most precious asset.


58 posted on 03/09/2012 8:05:31 AM PST by cymbeline
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To: cripplecreek
Sounds like she’s an expert on beds and bedding.

Nah. It sounds more like she's the type who does it in the back seat of a Corvette, standing in the shower or on the bathroom floor.

Beds are for classy whores.

59 posted on 03/09/2012 8:08:13 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: FiddlePig
I feel Rush should forgive.

Perhaps he has, I don't know. But that doesn't mean he needs to reestablish a relationship with them.

I have forgiven people who have wronged me, yet in some cases I have felt it was best to discontinue the relationship with them going forward.

60 posted on 03/09/2012 8:11:22 AM PST by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: AAABEST

wow...I love it

reminds me of my sadly long gone old crystal blue eyed red haired maternal granny

best woman I ever known by a long shot or ever will just purely as a strong pistol packing deep woods sort but maternal and so kind and do the right thing gal

but if you crossed her bad....you were done

could be worse...some in that branch of my family had blood on their hands on occasion

Rush is right to stay tuff


61 posted on 03/09/2012 8:12:58 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: JPG; laweeks

Just a quote from the reviews. But it is funny!


62 posted on 03/09/2012 8:13:21 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: oneaglewings
Time to come up with a name to reflect their actions.

Andrew Breitbart called them (and their minions in the Democrat party and academia) the "Democrat-Media Complex" (a play on "military-industrial complex").


63 posted on 03/09/2012 8:16:23 AM PST by Cinnamontea
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To: AAABEST

Is he taking Carbonite back? I have been watching their stock quotes & they are in the tank presently.


64 posted on 03/09/2012 8:19:14 AM PST by GrannyK
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To: AAABEST

it’s hard to tell on this deal if the biz execs are just lefties themselves or if they are just stupid and so paranoid about how their buying public will respond or being targeted by media

I think Carbonite boss is a known lefty.


65 posted on 03/09/2012 8:19:52 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: oneaglewings

I call them the American Pravda Network (or APN).


66 posted on 03/09/2012 8:20:08 AM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: FiddlePig

“I must humbly disagree with El Rushbo... unless the ad time has already been sold to another client... I feel Rush should forgive. Sleep Train made a mistake...as did he... time to kiss and make up!”

Did you forget a sarcasm tag? All Rush did was tell the truth. Anybody spending $3K on The Pill IS a slut. The math was done. Asking me to spend it means I’m paying for her to have sex. That’s just stupid.

As for Sleep Train, their CEO should have called Rush BEFORE yanking the ads and got his side of it. Rush built his business, period. He didn’t. He pulled the ads.

What’s to stop this idiot from trying to put Rush out of business again? You don’t harbor threats - you dispatch them.


67 posted on 03/09/2012 8:21:37 AM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: AAABEST; mickie; seenenuf; seekthetruth; oswegodeee; Chigirl 26; Bob Ireland; surfer; ...
MY LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SLEEP TRAIN MATTRESS COMPANY, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA

Pardon me, boy
Is this the Sacramento Sleep Train?
You're on Track Twenty-Nine?
Hey, it's the end o' the line
I'll never board
The Sacramento Sleep Train
Ain't worth the fare
Just to sleep on your hair

You left El Rushbo's station 'cause you got over-sore
Your timing just stinks
You don't matter any more
Dinner in your diner?
No, thanks, you whiner
There are mattresses much finer
And I'd rather take my forty winks
On a La-Z-Boy recliner

CIAO, CIAO, CHOO-CHOO

Leni

68 posted on 03/09/2012 8:24:00 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: presently no screen name
Bingo! They were at the very front with a press release denouncing Rush and insulting his listeners. They added support to the frenzy that thought they were finally going to marginalize Rush or even get him off the air. Where is their press release admitting they were mislead by who was actually offended, and apologizing for that misstep? Let them live with the people they took sides with, most of which think they should not be making a profit when they sell a mattress.
69 posted on 03/09/2012 8:24:33 AM PST by Yogafist
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To: cripplecreek
Let Sandra Fluke pimp sleep train products. Sounds like she’s an expert on beds and bedding.

"As a businesswoman who always looks to maximize profit, I find that Sleep Train mattresses give me the best value for the money. I only need to replace them twice a year, much less frequently than the inferior brands." -- Noted expert Sandra Fluke
70 posted on 03/09/2012 8:25:43 AM PST by BikerJoe
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To: FiddlePig

>Sleep Train made a mistake...as did he... time to kiss and make up!<

I agree...BUT TRIPLE THE AD RATE to teach them a lesson.


71 posted on 03/09/2012 8:29:27 AM PST by max americana
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To: FiddlePig
I must humbly disagree with El Rushbo... unless the ad time has already been sold to another client... I feel Rush should forgive. Sleep Train made a mistake...as did he... time to kiss and make up!

I humbly disagree with YOU. There's nothing to "make up". Sleep Train made a business decision. So did Rush. Rush has advertisers fill the spots for those that left. Those that left may now be losing business because of their rash decisions... well, to freakin' bad. They made their choice, and should live with the consequences of their actions.

72 posted on 03/09/2012 8:31:23 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Yogafist

Correct.

F*** em. They made a spectacle of Rush while down. If Rush does take them back, I would have added 50% to the original ad rate to teach these backstabbers a lesson.


73 posted on 03/09/2012 8:32:18 AM PST by max americana
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To: Mountain Mary

This was before the slut incident, but I bought a new mattress at Mancini’s primarily because I could not find ANYTHING in Sleep Train for under $900 (full-size, btw).

Now that they don’t have to pay for ad time on Rush’s show, maybe they can drop their prices a bit. Not that it’ll make me shop there.


74 posted on 03/09/2012 8:34:31 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Common sense isn't a blessing. It's a curse because you have to deal with those who don't have it.)
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To: AAABEST

I must admit I’d always wanted Rush to send me a Sleep Number bed instead of an autographed MacBook. Guess that dream is over.


75 posted on 03/09/2012 8:39:42 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: oneaglewings

“Time to come up with a name to reflect their actions. They have trashed their credentials as news reporters and no longer are worthy of the title.

The propaganda machine might more accurately reflect their status.”

I’ve been referring to them as the Ministry of Truth for the last three years or so.


76 posted on 03/09/2012 8:39:56 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Common sense isn't a blessing. It's a curse because you have to deal with those who don't have it.)
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To: MinuteGal
***CIAO, CIAO, CHOO-CHOO***

You are undoubtedly without equal! :-D

77 posted on 03/09/2012 8:40:09 AM PST by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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To: Vigilanteman

“It sounds more like she’s the type who does it in the back seat of a Corvette...”

I don’t mean to nitpick, but Corvettes don’t have a back seat. Besides, I’d imagine a supply closet or a dark alley is more her style.


78 posted on 03/09/2012 8:41:41 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Common sense isn't a blessing. It's a curse because you have to deal with those who don't have it.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I agree. This is not about Sleep Train, but to send the message that words have consequences.

Other advertisers will be paying attention to who is really buying their products.

sorry to see a long time sponser leaving, but they chose the ground they stand decided to make a stand. They chose poorly.


79 posted on 03/09/2012 8:43:04 AM PST by nomobs
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To: wardaddy

If they’re a known lefty, then I would not trust my computer files to their care.


80 posted on 03/09/2012 8:44:13 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: MinuteGal

Yahoo, Leni’s back to poetry,(#68) at last. Very
singable!


81 posted on 03/09/2012 8:46:09 AM PST by seenenuf ( Save the Right Supremes.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Are Sleep Train and Sleep Number the same thing?


82 posted on 03/09/2012 8:46:32 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: AAABEST

I’d love to see a stock price chart for the last two weeks of these companies that bailed on Rush


83 posted on 03/09/2012 8:48:44 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: albie
Sean the “ad whore” will pick them up.

Shouldn't you have said ad fluke?

84 posted on 03/09/2012 8:50:59 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: albie
His only boss are advertisers

No, he has explained this many times. His boss is the AUDIANCE. He does what he does for them and no one else. If they like the show nothing else matters. The sponsors come flocking BECAUSE the audience loves the show. Sponsors get no say in it. Other radioshows might be at the mercy of the moneybags but Rush IS the money bags. He has the freedom to pursue excellence exclusively.
85 posted on 03/09/2012 8:54:58 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: murron
Are Sleep Train and Sleep Number the same thing?

When this kerfluffle started, I was told that they were. I could be wrong. It seems against Rush's MO to endorse two of the same type of product unless their parent company is the same.

86 posted on 03/09/2012 9:00:56 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: TalonDJ

“......His boss is the AUDIANCE. He does what he does for them and no one else.....”
******************************************************
True as far as it goes. However, Rush is a class act who has shown immense loyalty to his various partners. For example, Rush could have had his program also carried on XM-Sirius satellite radio ANY time he would have wanted and it would have immensely benefited him personally.

From a years ago experience I had where I couldn’t get reception of the Rush Limbaugh show while on a vacation trip to Yellowstone national park, I thought him going on satellite would have been wonderful and a service to his audience. But later I heard Rush explain to a caller why he didn’t (and wouldn’t) do that. It was basically loyalty to his long time radio station partners who he would never betray. A loyalty that I realized, while resulting in a cost to him, he continued to hold because IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

But loyalty has to be a two way street. These “sunshine” advertisers have essentially BETRAYED Rush. There is nothing worse than betrayal by a long time friend or loved one. These businesses that have pulled their commercials have FORFEITED the loyalty that Rush felt for them. He should treat them as the disgusting scum that they are, IMHO. And I think that we Rush listeners should do the same.


87 posted on 03/09/2012 9:34:41 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Christian4Bush

“HEADLINE: Sleep Train Co Declares Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Hundreds Out Of Work.

Subheader: Women and Minorities Hardest Hit” /USA Today”
*********
Sub-subheader: Bush’s Fault!


88 posted on 03/09/2012 9:47:53 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

OK. Maybe the stick shift on a Corvette. :->


89 posted on 03/09/2012 10:19:22 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: svcw
Limbaugh did not make a mistake (except that lame apology). Limbaugh talks about personal responsibility and excepting the results of those actions, Sleep Train screwed up, they will pay for their stupidity - its that simple.

You summed it up perfectly.

90 posted on 03/09/2012 10:38:40 AM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: MinuteGal

Love it. One of your best. You go girl
Edith


91 posted on 03/09/2012 10:46:16 AM PST by Bizzy Bugz
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To: murron

Sleep Number is a specific model of mattress, made by Select Comfort. IIRC, it can be found at Sleep Train, a chain of mattress stores.


92 posted on 03/09/2012 11:04:57 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Common sense isn't a blessing. It's a curse because you have to deal with those who don't have it.)
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To: NonValueAdded
No, “voiced announcement” ... they wanted Rush to deliver the commercial. This isn’t simply buying time on the show.

Yes, and that is the best part of all this. Rush is ABSOLUTELY right to not agree to do 'voiced' commercials for them ever again, as he should with Carbonite also. They didn't just stop their ads, they publicly put out statements chastising Rush. However, I don't feel he should black-ball them from buying time on the local affiliates, (even if he can).Just think of the stink that will raise with the lefties!! Not only will the Right continue to boycott them, but now the lefties will also. They are D.O.N.E.

93 posted on 03/09/2012 11:15:08 AM PST by Bush_Democrat (Breitbart sent me)
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To: Yogafist
Let them live with the people they took sides with, most of which think they should not be making a profit when they sell a mattress.

EXACTLY!! And good post!!

94 posted on 03/09/2012 11:28:45 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: RightField

good for carbonight


95 posted on 03/09/2012 11:36:05 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: FiddlePig

Sleep Train is making ANOTHER mistake by not apologizing to Rush NATIONALLY on the things they said about him.


96 posted on 03/09/2012 11:38:47 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: oneaglewings
Why don’t we call them something else.

I have always called them The Occupation Media.
97 posted on 03/09/2012 11:39:54 AM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: AAABEST
www.newcandescent.com = NEW RUSH sponsor, hopefully they took Sleep TOwn's place. So many RUSH listeners went to their website to support this NEW RUSH advertiser, they CRASHED their servers. So much for people wanting nothing to do with supporting RUSH's advertisers. I hope and pray the owner and people running www.newcandescent.com get RICH as a result.

Pro-flowers, Sherries Berrys and Carbonite must be kicking themselves in the head over the potential millions of customers they have lost after leaving RUSH and telling all of his listeners they are no longer interested in having them as their customers. Sleep Train begged RUSH to take them back. He PERSONALLY looked at their request and TURNED THEM DOWN! I wouldn't want to be the back-stabbing owner who RUSH made a multi-millionaire. Must be something to watch your business go down the toilet because of your own stupidity and unfaithfulness.

98 posted on 03/09/2012 12:29:35 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: AAABEST

I do not remember hearing any ads for “Sleep Train” on his show and I’ve been listening for a long time.


99 posted on 03/09/2012 12:39:31 PM PST by Floratina
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To: FiddlePig

BS you don’t cosy up to traitors...fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me....


100 posted on 03/09/2012 1:03:20 PM PST by goat granny
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