Skip to comments.Limbaugh Drops Company That Suspended Ads From Show Over Fluke Remarks
Posted on 03/08/2012 3:38:53 PM PST by Nachum
Rush Limbaugh has rejected an advertisers 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 companys 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 Limbaughs 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 ...
“Liberals are notoriously cheap people. They know how to protest, but do they do the majority of buying?”
I’ve heard that some of them spend over $3000 per year on
Long time Freeper gaijin had the insoide story of how much Rush has done for Sleep train and Dale Carlsen’s fortunes over the years. Rush MADE Sleep Train.
Good for Rush. In this war for America, you don’t need fairweather friends.
Maybe Rush owns Carbonite stock!?!
It was an interesting coincidence that the day I get my six month car insurance renewal from Allstate that I get a call from my insurance man saying how much they valued us as customers (we’ve had Allstate for about 30 years and was loathe to cut them loose) and I said “yes, we’ll keep you -—for now——but what Allstate did with Rush was plain stupid.” He signed and agreed —so they are certainly feeling the heat....
Sleep Train’s departure from the program had been billed by some observers as particularly significant because the mattress retailer had been with Limbaugh show for 25 years. Yet the tone of Sleep Train’s withdrawal statement last Friday hinted it might not be pulling out for the long run.
As a diverse company, Sleep Train does not condone such negative comments directed toward any person, Sleep Train said at the time. We have currently pulled our ads with Rush Limbaugh.
Still, Washington Post blogger Erik Wemple called Sleep Train’s decision “an act worth crediting,” saying that lost ads would have more of an effect on Limbaugh than “well-crafted expressions of outrage from the usual organs.”
I kinda don’t think so, since his morning update would be targeted, too, as an extension of his show, but that’s a good point. The spot is his voice, just like all the personal endorsements, so I don’t really think they’re separate.
You have absolutely no information about his ad buys. None.
What are you even talking about?! I saw it with my own eyes! I work at one of his affiliate stations, and I dubbed his own NEW voiced spot in today! It starts next week! It IS the case! I'm sorry you do not believe what I say, but that makes no difference to the truth. Carbonite is back with him, whether you believe it, or not.
Working at an affiliate does not make you privy to his ad decisions.
Carbonite is NOT back with him.
Yes, Carbonite screwed the pooch as the old saying goes.
He should have let them go. They’ll never be trusted again.
No. That order was not “in the pipeline.” You don’t know how the ladies in our traffic department have been pulling their hair out over all the pulled ads this week. You don’t know the frenzy of the networks in mandating immediate pulling of schedules. No, you don’t—you don’t know what you’re talking about!
This is a new order. In this new one, they have extended longer than they normally do—though early April. It is brand new.
But, PLEASE don’t take my word for it. Just tune in to him next week, and then get back with me, if you still think you’re right. (what are you, with Media Matters, or something? and sooo disappointed???)
I know how it goes. Half the stations for which I’ve jocked are defunct. Sure was fun, though.
Thank you for correcting me. I understand now.
I don’t tune into Rush Limbaugh to listen to your ads.
I merely tolerate/ignore your ads, to listen to what Rush Limbaugh has to say..
I think you need to seriously rethink and/or research your actual position of importance, in the grand scheme of life.
May I suggest Douglas Adams “Hitchhiker” series to start?
“My ads”? What are you talking about?
Oh, no. I now hate Carbonite and don’t trust them. I’ve cancelled and I’m NOT going back.
Your own posts #72, 76 etc.
The extraneous crap that we, the radio listening audience, must endure, in order to hear specific radio shows that are of some entertainment value...
The order was in the pipeline? It won’t air if THEY don’t want it to. We’ll see if Rush is a sellout next week.
Out of the cowards, Sleep Train probably bothered him the most if what I’ve read is accurate. He had a huge part in helping them grow and the CEO seemed to forget that.
Too bad how sad.
Carbonite...hmmmm. Just shows that Rush is all about ‘free market’ because they are affiliated with left wing loons iirc.
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