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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.


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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KEYWORDS: boycott; dalecarlsen; fluke; rush; rushlimbaugh; rushsponsors; sandrafluke; sleeptrain
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To: MinuteGal

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

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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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

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 BreitbartSentMe (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 = 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 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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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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