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.
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“If he picks up another matress company, they could be in trouble.”
Well, they could get Sandy “Mattressback” Fluke to shill for them.....
Me & Carbonite is finished.
Same for Go To My PC....
Sleep Train was fluked by left-wing activists.
Well maybe some of you do. I personally use commercials to fetch drinks, food, use the restroom etc.
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
“He let Carbonite come back. Theyre 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.
Sleep Train with the fishes.
Rush and Sleep Train have some interesting history:
It was quite a betrayal by the Sleep Train guy. He totally deserved being cut off by Rush.
I just received some blueberry diet tea. :)
Exactly right. I won’t either.
Which is exactly what I asked when I contacted them, “How many occupy Wall Street types do you think are buying your product?”
Serves the CEO of Sleep Train right. Rush literally pulled his failing business’ butt out of the fire and put it back into solvency. Dance with the one who brung ya!
That should teach Limbaugh’s advertisers to think twice before falling for insane liberal fatwas in the future.
For good measure, Limbaugh’s audience should counter-boycott these companies that dropped him like a hot potato.
That is exactly right. See the link in #49.
"Carbonite CEO Reaction To Limbaugh Gets Blowback"
“Well maybe some of you do. I personally use commercials to fetch drinks, food, use the restroom etc.”
Since I use Dar.fm to record Rush while I am asleep, I just hit the pause button if I leave the room.
I can also fast forward through commercials.
"As a diverse company, Sleep Train does not condone such negative comments directed toward any person. We have currently pulled our ads with Rush Limbaugh," the statement said.
Sleep Train was Rush’s very first sponsor when he started his local show on KFBK in the early 1980’s. Dale Carlsen was introduced to Rush, I believe, when Rush first moved to Sacramento. At the time Sleep Train had one small store in a not so nice section of Sacramento. With Rush as his spokesman it didn’t take long for it to take off.
To be stabbed in the back in such a knee-jerk fashion by someone whose business you basically built from the ground up is especially egregious, so I’m thinking Rush took this one personally and is not willing to forgive such a personal betrayal.