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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

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To: murron
Don’t they make Sleep Number beds?

My understanding is that they are a chain of retailers that originated in the Sacramento area.

ML/NJ

101 posted on 03/08/2012 4:59:37 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Nachum

Here’s what I think is Rush’s plan; Let Carbonite come back. Gladly take their money. Whether Rush’s audience buys Carbonite is beyond his control. I suspect they won’t and I also suspect Rush knows it. He can’t say that of course but it’s really a double whammy...Rush gets Carbonite’s money and his listens still don’t buy Carbonite’s products. Suckers!


102 posted on 03/08/2012 5:00:16 PM PST by 762X51
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To: SubMareener

I remember that.Shame the owner wasnt smart enough to realize just how bad he was about to screw up.


103 posted on 03/08/2012 5:01:11 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

It’s the Premiere schedule, and this one is on for Tuesday and Thursday. It’s the spot that goes with his morning update. They renewed this schedule through early April.


104 posted on 03/08/2012 5:02:54 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Tucker39

BRAVO!!!


105 posted on 03/08/2012 5:03:13 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: tcrlaf

They are liars. Rush didn’t have dead air time during commercials. Daily nuts just wish...


106 posted on 03/08/2012 5:04:04 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Jemian

Carbonites stock was down today, even thought the NASDAC was up. They had a slight uptick after the big sell-off, but heading down again.

Rush should make the companies issue a public statement of regret, for their misguided actions, before taking them back.


107 posted on 03/08/2012 5:09:06 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: WXRGina

He let Carbonite come back.”

Doesn’t matter. I cancelled last week and will not reconsider. Other options available. Maybe others will learn to engage their brain before they put their mouth in gear.


108 posted on 03/08/2012 5:14:34 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: mortal19440
Let them try one of those very successful liberal talk shows. That should boost their sales by a minus number.

Oh yeah! Try that radio station...

...or not!

109 posted on 03/08/2012 5:17:10 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: trisham

I just received some blueberry diet tea. :)

I, too, ordered a 12 pack. Not too bad. I don’t really care for tea but do like blueberries.


110 posted on 03/08/2012 5:17:10 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Nachum

I was hoping it was sleep train!

Yes!!!


111 posted on 03/08/2012 5:17:49 PM PST by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: Nachum

Wow. I think Sleep Train has been with Rush since his sacramento days when they were just a small outfit advertising on KFBK.


112 posted on 03/08/2012 5:20:31 PM PST by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: WXRGina

Maybe they stay on the morning update but are nixed on the regular 3 hr show?


113 posted on 03/08/2012 5:23:07 PM PST by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: WXRGina

Thanks! You are more than just a “dubber,” you are involved in sales contracts. Didn’t catch that before.


114 posted on 03/08/2012 5:24:47 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Nachum

Knee-jerk can sometimes kick oneself in the rear.


115 posted on 03/08/2012 5:25:58 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: WXRGina

BTW, I didn’t know any “Classic Rock” stations carried the Daily Update.


116 posted on 03/08/2012 5:28:28 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Nachum
Media Matters, MSM, rat politicians, assorted lefty kooks and liberal whiners all had a very brief window of opportunity to kill the king. They FAILED.

As they see their opportunity to get Limbaugh slip away, they will grow ever more shrill and desperate, and the more they do the more the vast majority of people will say, "Aw, just shut-up already."

117 posted on 03/08/2012 5:30:45 PM PST by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I am not involved in sales or traffic, just production and programming.


118 posted on 03/08/2012 5:37:36 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Nachum

Sleep Train just got run out of town on a rail.


119 posted on 03/08/2012 5:37:54 PM PST by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

It’s not a classic rock station. It’s a conservative talk station. If you’re talking about my handle, WXRGina, that is a reference to the very first radio station I ever worked at as a jock back in the mid-90s—that was my nickname. Those call letters are no longer in use.


120 posted on 03/08/2012 5:39:41 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: beaversmom

“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
contraceptives alone.


121 posted on 03/08/2012 5:39:42 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Nachum; gaijin

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.


122 posted on 03/08/2012 5:39:48 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: 762X51

Maybe Rush owns Carbonite stock!?!


123 posted on 03/08/2012 5:41:43 PM PST by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: Godebert

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....
Pat


124 posted on 03/08/2012 5:41:46 PM PST by duckbutt (Those who pay no taxes have no check on their appetite for services.)
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To: Nachum

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.”

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2012/03/rush-limbaugh-advertiser.html


125 posted on 03/08/2012 5:42:09 PM PST by kcvl
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To: JPG

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.


126 posted on 03/08/2012 5:43:03 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: sauropod

https://www.facebook.com/sleeptrain/posts/10150573015176076

https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/thesleeptrain


127 posted on 03/08/2012 5:51:25 PM PST by kcvl
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To: WXRGina
That's mighty presumptuous of you. I am not full of it. I work at a radio station that carries him

You have absolutely no information about his ad buys. None.

128 posted on 03/08/2012 5:58:08 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: M. Thatcher
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.

129 posted on 03/08/2012 6:12:41 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina
I have no doubt that you dubbed it. The order was in the pipeline. Won't air.

Working at an affiliate does not make you privy to his ad decisions.

Carbonite is NOT back with him.

130 posted on 03/08/2012 6:19:22 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: Digger

Yes, Carbonite screwed the pooch as the old saying goes.

He should have let them go. They’ll never be trusted again.


131 posted on 03/08/2012 6:25:28 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U
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To: M. Thatcher

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???)


132 posted on 03/08/2012 6:30:19 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

I know how it goes. Half the stations for which I’ve jocked are defunct. Sure was fun, though.


133 posted on 03/08/2012 6:37:01 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: M. Thatcher

Thank you for correcting me. I understand now.


134 posted on 03/08/2012 6:49:39 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

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?


135 posted on 03/08/2012 7:02:53 PM PST by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: sarasmom

“My ads”? What are you talking about?


136 posted on 03/08/2012 7:06:12 PM PST by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

Oh, no. I now hate Carbonite and don’t trust them. I’ve cancelled and I’m NOT going back.


137 posted on 03/08/2012 7:07:32 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: WXRGina

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...


138 posted on 03/08/2012 7:17:34 PM PST by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: M. Thatcher

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.


139 posted on 03/08/2012 7:17:49 PM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: WXRGina

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.


140 posted on 03/08/2012 7:22:39 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (When does the shooting start?)
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To: Nachum

Rush is a brilliant marketer. He has the guts to deny access and to make what he offers only obtainable selectively. Everybody wants what they can’t have.

At least the mattress maker had the sense to know what hurts his business and now he on the outside looking in.


141 posted on 03/08/2012 7:40:45 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: SubMareener

That’s what bugs me most about these defections. Most of these companies were ‘made’ by Rush and his commercials, and then they listen to some wackos and drop him?

Sleep No. Bed, that computer back-up company and so many more, Rush put on the map.

Then, when they get successful, they decide to go all noble and liberal and drop him.


142 posted on 03/08/2012 7:44:04 PM PST by altura
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To: sauropod

Good going Rush. Next up Carbonite. I noticed they were suddenly running a prime time ad on TV in our area tonight. First time I have seen one.


143 posted on 03/08/2012 7:45:45 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: WXRGina

He let Carbonite back in?

Wow. That letter by the CEO was one of the nastiest.

They must have sweetened the pot big time. You know their stock fell precipitously on the stock market, so I guess they panicked. Little surprised though.


144 posted on 03/08/2012 7:46:16 PM PST by altura
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To: WXRGina
He let Carbonite come back. They’re back on next week.

Seriously??
I hope he bumped their rate significantly.

145 posted on 03/08/2012 7:47:47 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Vision; gaijin

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

According to gaijin, it was Rush who MADE Sleep Train. Its owner was in desperate straits, met Rush who sold him on the idea of advertising on his show that then became popular in the SAC area, and the rest (for both) as they say is history.


146 posted on 03/08/2012 7:48:46 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: exit82

I hadn’t seen this, THANK YOU for this ping...! I would have missed it.

Yeah, uh...unfortunately this HAD to be done.

Rush is suuuuper cool to his people —pays high, pays on time, verrrry loyal and sweet.

I know that even after this betrayal Rush really was very tempted to give ole’ Dale a huge mulligan.

But THAT is one of the unfortunate complications of Rush’s spectacular success; strictly speaking he’s just an observer, but he has grown so large that he’s MORE than that:

It’s like in atomic physics —to a single electron’s flight to be visible it must be seen in light. But that light in fact energizes the electron, thereby adulterating the data.

If Rush had taken Dale back, it would have empowered future boycotts and all manner of activism.

It really, really is best if Rush does EVERYTHING possible to avoid impeding any of the damage to Sleep Train that still might play out, going forward.

The sponsors need to know, and especially the smart and ever energetic **Left** needs to see that the sponsors see and dread that.

One time when Rush played football he wasn’t giving it his all, and the coach saw it: at the time the whole team was running some drill where backs were rushing, and hitting the linemen, the position Rush played. The coach wanted to teach Rush that he (the coach) wouldn’t settle for anything less than Rush’s best effort.

The coach took a back aside, whispering some instructions to him:

The whistle blew, and on the next play on the coach’s instructions the back hit Rush with such running force that it laid Rush out flat, making him see stars and reminding him of the standards he’d been neglecting.

The hit was intended to TEACH RUSH A LESSON.

He didn’t forget it, and I don’t think Rush should be the ONLY one subject to such reminders about standards.

Sorry, Dale...!


147 posted on 03/08/2012 7:54:12 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Thanks, that’s him.


148 posted on 03/08/2012 7:59:29 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Yardstick

IF, as some of the posts here indicate, Rush allowed carbonite back after its nasty comments, the Sleep Train situation is far more personal. It has to do with the long history between Rush and Sleep Train, and his knowing that he MADE that company (that I’d never heard of, being on the East Coast). What a betrayal. So proud of Rush !!!


149 posted on 03/08/2012 8:04:13 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Nachum

Looks like the sleep train is running off the tracks.


150 posted on 03/08/2012 8:16:52 PM PST by KingNo155
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