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Kabuki: Arby’s fakes a Rush Limbaugh advertising protest
MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 4/6/2012 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 04/06/2012 8:27:13 AM PDT by B Knotts

Last night, I linked to the story about Arby’s blocking conservatives on Twitter for protesting the company’s protest of conservative talk show giant Rush Limbaugh.

Today, the Right Sphere notes that Arby’s president is a big Democrat donor.

Here’s the bottom line on this latest manufactured attempt by the Hush Rush mob to make it appear that he and the radio stations that carry his show are suffering economic harm because of Soros monkey-directed pressure.

It’s complete bull. Total Kabuki theater. Arby’s is not and has not ever been a national sponsor of Rush’s program. In the radio industry, advertisers can buy “Run of Schedule” — commercials that are to be aired during different times of the day for more than one day on local stations. Arby’s most likely told local stations not to run their ads during Rush’s show. That is not a cancellation of an ad buy; there’s no loss of money.

This is prog gesture politics to create the appearance of an anti-Rush advertising stampede. It’s astro-turfed by lying Media Matters hitmen.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Politics
KEYWORDS: arbys; mediamatters; rushlimbaugh
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Another company to avoid.
1 posted on 04/06/2012 8:27:22 AM PDT by B Knotts
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To: B Knotts

is somebody keeping a list? I am ready to express my opinions via my wallet


2 posted on 04/06/2012 8:29:29 AM PDT by Sir_Humphrey (Is it too late to save the country?)
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To: B Knotts

OK, I’m getting confused.

If the DemonRAT party is the party of Labor and the “Little Guy”, then why, WHY are all these big corporations so sold out to the DemonRAT ideology that they would be willing to risk their business for it?

Is it just me?

Am I missing something?


3 posted on 04/06/2012 8:32:24 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: B Knotts

Dang! I like Arby’s food. Well, no more.


4 posted on 04/06/2012 8:32:28 AM PDT by Jimmy4Toes (I will not apologize for, nor will I demand my beliefs upon anyone.)
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To: B Knotts

I’m not sure how they stay in business. Everytime I drive past an Arby’s, the parking lot is empty. If they did advertise on Rush, they might actually drum up some customers.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 8:35:28 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Jimmy4Toes

Yeah. I like the French Dip. Oh, well.


6 posted on 04/06/2012 8:36:06 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Jimmy4Toes

Me too. Oh well, so much for the 2 for $4 Beef ‘n Cheddar coupons I just printed out yesterday.


7 posted on 04/06/2012 8:37:45 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!...P.S. Why did FR ZOT Frantzie?)
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To: B Knotts

Bump


8 posted on 04/06/2012 8:43:17 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: B Knotts
You can be sure I will never eat at Arby’s.

I have no problem with Arby’s supporting Liberals, but they wont do it with my money.

9 posted on 04/06/2012 8:45:08 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: B Knotts

I thought Arby’s was okay until I moved to the Northeast and had some from places like Hap’s, Kelly’s, and local places like Uncle Kosta’s. I’ll never step foot in an Arby’s again.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 8:46:15 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: B Knotts

Good. Let the liberals ingest the crap sold by Arby’s as “food.” I wouldn’t feed it to my dog, let alone my family.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 8:48:02 AM PDT by VegasCowboy ("...he wore his gun outside his pants, for all the honest world to feel.")
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To: Westbrook

>>WHY are all these big corporations so sold out to the DemonRAT ideology that they would be willing to risk their business for it?<<

It is a combination of:

* The upper crust in management are so rich that they can indulge their fantasies of “helping” using other people’s money. When you are so rich that taxes are just a concept and not a hardship, you can afford to be as liberal as your evil little heart desires (think Soros).

* You think these guys aren’t buying access? If you pony up enough money to have dinner with barry and moochele, you can certainly mention to certain Senators as well as to him that certain legislation might be a bad ida and should never see the lgith of say. They are playing the same game as all large corporations, just backing a different ideological horse.


13 posted on 04/06/2012 8:48:25 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Mister Da

Yep. I don’t understand why companies don’t just stay out of these controversies. Just tell the activists to get stuffed. Take the position that you don’t take positions, and that advertising is done purely to reach customers, so you advertise where customers are.


14 posted on 04/06/2012 8:48:25 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: B Knotts

arrrghhh. Arby’s was one of my favorite fast food restaurants. It will be a long while before I go back.

I will go get Hardy’s for lunch in a few minutes.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 8:49:12 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Lazamataz

It’s not especially good, but a few things they had are OK once in a while, and the kids like it. But no more.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 8:50:19 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

I have a bunch of coupons in my car. I will trash them this evening.


17 posted on 04/06/2012 8:50:44 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: B Knotts
Kids will eat anything.

When I was young, I routinely at vast quantites of Polonium-209.

Of course, it had to be smothered in hot sauce.

18 posted on 04/06/2012 8:55:49 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Lazamataz

That explains a lot!


19 posted on 04/06/2012 8:59:11 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: FreeAtlanta

My son worked over last summer at Arby’s...man the stories he came home with were enough to keep me out of that place w/o the lib rants!!!


20 posted on 04/06/2012 8:59:23 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: FreeAtlanta

Place a big order at the drive through-
then, when you get to the window, hand them the crumpled up coupon explaining you don’t support those that support the liberals.


21 posted on 04/06/2012 9:08:34 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: B Knotts
Arby's is so expensive, that ordering a meal there costs as much as a dinner at a steak house just a few years ago.

All fast food joints these days are way more expensive than they used to be. Anybody notice that?

22 posted on 04/06/2012 9:09:09 AM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: B Knotts

Arbys has been going downhill for years and was sold in its entirety for $430 million to Roark Capital last year.

http://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2011/07/05/arbys-now-owned-by-roark-capital.html

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-13/roark-capital-agrees-to-acquire-arby-s-sandwich-chain-in-430-million-deal.html


23 posted on 04/06/2012 9:12:05 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: B Knotts

Glad to find this out. I had their product last week and now I say to heck with them. Screw you Arby’s their are plenty of other places to get crappy fast food.


24 posted on 04/06/2012 9:12:42 AM PDT by A message
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To: B Knotts

There are only a handful of franchises in the area I live. The few times I have been at Arbys I found the roast beef way too soggy. It is very easy to avoid something that in essence is avoiding you as well.


25 posted on 04/06/2012 9:13:20 AM PDT by xp38
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To: freedumb2003
When you are so rich that taxes are just a concept and not a hardship

That is a nice line.

26 posted on 04/06/2012 9:13:20 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Please reply to their email to let them know they are losing a customer over this. I just did.


27 posted on 04/06/2012 9:13:20 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: B Knotts; Rebelbase

Edit to #23, The sale price of Arbys was $130 Million cash and $190 million in debt.


28 posted on 04/06/2012 9:14:26 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: B Knotts

Was in Arby’s once, a long, loooong time ago. Ordered a BBQ beef sandwich. Received a sliced roast beef sandwich and a PACKET of BBQ sauce.

Have not been back since.


29 posted on 04/06/2012 9:17:29 AM PDT by wizr (Keep the Faith!)
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To: Lazamataz

My daughter was extra good one weekend and wanted Arby’s curly fries. So I dropped $30+ for a family of 6 for a greasy gut bomb where I could’ve spent half the price at Subway and had a lunch the next day. Yea, makes it even easier to avoid them now.


30 posted on 04/06/2012 9:21:14 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

That’s because our fiat money is being devalued.


31 posted on 04/06/2012 9:22:30 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Westbrook

If you’re missing something, so am I. I wonder why they were dumb enough to pull this stunt? They have to know it will hurt them more than it will hurt Rush.


32 posted on 04/06/2012 9:27:07 AM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: 4everontheRight
man the stories he came home with were enough to keep me out of that place w/o the lib rants!!!

Without details this accusation is meaningless.

33 posted on 04/06/2012 9:33:39 AM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: B Knotts

Stockholders should sue.

I never hear anything about Arbys. Now - my one memory - will be that I would rather go hungry.

Nice job - Arby’s management. They should be fired - for cause.


34 posted on 04/06/2012 9:35:32 AM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: B Knotts

Is their extruded beef product really meat ?


35 posted on 04/06/2012 9:40:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Lazamataz

Bad publicity is still publicity..... :o)

Always vote with your dollars !

Hope the Easter beer bunny is good to ya Laz.


36 posted on 04/06/2012 9:43:33 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: B Knotts

No Arby for this family.


37 posted on 04/06/2012 9:47:01 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Jimmy4Toes

I’m gonna miss their curly fries...


38 posted on 04/06/2012 9:54:18 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The only thing a straight white man gets in this country is the blame for everything.)
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To: B Knotts
This ptomaine pink slime beef shack was best to avoid even before their poopy politics. Kibble and Bits is much better.
39 posted on 04/06/2012 9:56:59 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: B Knotts

It seems like most of the companies who announced an ad boycott were never sponsors.


40 posted on 04/06/2012 9:59:10 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes
Arby's is so expensive, that ordering a meal there costs as much as a dinner at a steak house just a few years ago.

It takes the meat from 2-3 Arby's sandwiches for the sandwich to be filled as it should be, not the bun sandwich it is these days.

41 posted on 04/06/2012 10:03:01 AM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

I remember when they had a 5 roast beef sandwiches for $5 deal... but they charged an arm and leg for fries and drinks.

lol.

I haven;t ate there in a LONG LONG time.


42 posted on 04/06/2012 10:03:23 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Kirkwood
I’m not sure how they stay in business. Everytime I drive past an Arby’s, the parking lot is empty. If they did advertise on Rush, they might actually drum up some customers.

The two Arby's near Busch Gardens/Adventure Island (one on Busch Blvd the other on Fowler) is always empty. Of course, it could be that the DEMOCRAT who owns Arby's would use it to take a TAX loss, that us little people can't take!!

43 posted on 04/06/2012 10:11:55 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: B Knotts
Amazing how many companies are so piss-poor at math.

Rush Limbaugh audience, 18 million.

Company receives maybe 1000 complaints (mostly liberal, seminar respondents) about advertising on Rush Limbaugh show.

GASP! Knee-Jerk so hard that the CEO wets his pants and cancels advertising on Rush Limbaugh midst great fanfare from the media.

WHEW! Made 1000 questionable customers happy and pissed off 18 million customers who support Rush Limbaugh and his sponsors.

Coke also has executives with piss poor math skills.

They abandoned organization that supports "stand your ground" laws after complaints from gun-grabbers and have now pissed off millions of gun owners.

How many gun-grabbers drink Coke compared to how many gun owners drink rum and Coke?

44 posted on 04/06/2012 10:15:23 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: B Knotts

Another company to avoid.


That’s too bad. I love Arby’s.


45 posted on 04/06/2012 10:19:52 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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46 posted on 04/06/2012 10:27:28 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: B Knotts
Arby 2 for 4$.. no more.
BK/McDonald down road.

47 posted on 04/06/2012 10:45:41 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: B Knotts
In the long run, they are losing customers.

True story:

In the early 60’s, my family took a vacation drive thru Florida - BDW (Before Disney World). We stopped at a Hardee’s for Lunch. Within an hour, we were all ill & in serious need of a toilet. Back then, few places had a public restroom.

In almost 50 years, I have NEVER set foot in a Hardee’s.

Since then, I have added a few more to my Hardee’s List. Arby’s just made the list.

If they want to take a corporate political position beyond their own industry, then I am free to take a political position against them. Simple as that.

48 posted on 04/06/2012 11:08:44 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Mister Da
In the early 60’s, my family took a vacation drive thru Florida - BDW (Before Disney World)

You mean Florida was here before Disney??? I thought Disney built Florida!! :)

49 posted on 04/06/2012 11:10:39 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: skinkinthegrass
-- BK/McDonald down road.

McD?

The outfit that got a waiver on ∅bamaCare ™?

50 posted on 04/06/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT by QT3.14 (How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think -- Hitler)
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