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Rush Limbaugh's Advertisers Continue To Drop Off- ABC Asks If This His "Imus Moment" (video)
http://gma.yahoo.com/video/news-26797925/rush-limbaugh-advertisers-continue-to-drop-off-28524678.html ^ | March 06, 2012

Posted on 03/06/2012 10:17:57 AM PST by Steelfish

Rush Limbaugh's Advertisers Continue To Drop Off- ABC Asks If This His "Imus Moment" (video)

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KEYWORDS: democrats; enemedia; fascistmedia; fraud; liberalfascism; liberalmedia; limbaugh; mediabias; msm; rushsponsors; sandytheslut
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1 posted on 03/06/2012 10:18:01 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Hum? Well, as I listen today, sure doesn’t seem he is lacking in advertisers.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 10:19:38 AM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: Steelfish

No, this isn’t his Imus moment. It is the corrupt MSM fanning the flames attempting to provide fuel to the embers. Sorry Steelfish, I ain’t clicking on the article to give hits to the story.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 10:21:14 AM PST by Obadiah (We are all Brietbarts now.)
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To: All

mainstream media are trying to get him off the air, like they did with Dr. Laura..


4 posted on 03/06/2012 10:22:02 AM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: CharlotteVRWC

They’re fanning the flames, but people are now awake to the game.

They may have come for Rush toooo late!


5 posted on 03/06/2012 10:23:38 AM PST by King Hawk
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To: Obadiah

Hmmm. Imus is now on Fox after a short hiatus and he had nowhere near the audience Rush has. Wishful thinking on the part of MSM.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 10:23:50 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Steelfish

How about:

“Rush continues to dominate talk radio, despite controversy”

or

“Limbaugh sponsor share value tanks after dropping ads”

We live in parallel universes.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 10:26:09 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: Steelfish

Wishful thinking from ABC.

SnakeDoc


8 posted on 03/06/2012 10:26:16 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less" -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Steelfish

Same question can be axed of this femihag that overplayed her hand. Just another 30 yr old commie activist trying to grow gummit.

Pray for America


9 posted on 03/06/2012 10:27:25 AM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: Steelfish
So long as the advertisers flinch to every whining liberal, this will continue. If they would stand up and demand their freedom to decide where and how to advertise - based on their business need - then the libs would see the futility and back off.

Now Allstate Insurance has joined the dropouts, I'm hoping that all of the Allstate insureds that cherish freedom of speech, will change companies ASAP.

Trying to control Rush, or any other talk show host by threatening their livlihood is just their statement that they don't allow any opinions that the left won't allow them to have.
10 posted on 03/06/2012 10:32:47 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Obadiah

The unintended consequence of slutgate is that Rush’ listeners will keep increasing past 20 million and he will be stronger from the experience. He will be one of the few businesses that can replace its sponsors at will with no loss of revenues.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 10:34:21 AM PST by GilGil
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To: Steelfish

All I hear during Rush’s commercial breaks are, well, commercials... the ones I always hear. Me-thinks most advertisers know where to put their advertising dollars. But hey, even if advertisers leave, that makes more room for Rushbo’s parody commercials... love-em all!


12 posted on 03/06/2012 10:35:37 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Steelfish

The comments on Yahoo are scathing toward ABC/Yahoo and are supportive of Limbaugh.


13 posted on 03/06/2012 10:38:43 AM PST by Texas56
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To: Steelfish
Just a cleanout of communists liberals from advertising using Rush. Hopefully Rush will get rid of them all and allow only conservative Constitutional honest advertisers.
14 posted on 03/06/2012 10:43:45 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Texas56

Already switched from allstate when they refused to confirm my insurance. Ticket eventually got tossed when I submitted evidence...

Thanks AllState.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 10:43:45 AM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: Steelfish

Headline should read, Rush Discovers True Allies as Fake Friends Jump Ship.

They made millions advertizing through him. One little un-PC moment and they’re gone.

He’ll keep going, they won’t.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 10:44:06 AM PST by lurk
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To: dps.inspect

Ok....i am ready to turn this around....i am dropping allstate and proflowers is dead to me...but now i want to support the biz who stayed and who have bought new time with Rush. Anyone got a good list as well?


17 posted on 03/06/2012 10:44:26 AM PST by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: GilGil

SLUTGATE

Perfect! that takes away all my anger!

I can laugh now! What name can I call obama -—

I listened to his what-ever you call it speech and had to leaave the room - what I was saying was not nice!


18 posted on 03/06/2012 10:48:36 AM PST by malia
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To: Steelfish

The lefties are probably tweeting these advertisers to death.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 10:50:12 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Steelfish

Imus Moment? More like wishful thinking.

Rush has plenty of headroom in his business model to lose ad revenue and still be “sustainable”, a concept the left loves to scold us about. No doubt he also has capital to draw on to cover any cash flow deficit for a long time.

But to bring up Imus is a hoot, almost silly, because these same people have very short memories. Imus’ sin had a half-life of about 3 months, and now he is back. The same will happen to Rush, although the left will keep fanning the fires and the half-life on the slut kerfuffle will be a little longer.

There is a market-clearing rate for Rush that even today would fill every one of the slots in his show clock that are his to sell.


20 posted on 03/06/2012 10:50:14 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Steelfish

I can’t wait until I hear who Rush signs on as replacement sponsors. I hope he has a bunch lined up waiting to get in :)


21 posted on 03/06/2012 10:51:21 AM PST by antonico
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To: Steelfish

Imus Moment? More like wishful thinking.

Rush has plenty of headroom in his business model to lose ad revenue and still be “sustainable”, a concept the left loves to scold us about. No doubt he also has capital to draw on to cover any cash flow deficit for a long time.

But to bring up Imus is a hoot, almost silly, because these same people have very short memories. Imus’ sin had a half-life of about 3 months, and now he is back. The same will happen to Rush, although the left will keep fanning the fires and the half-life on the slut kerfuffle will be a little longer.

There is a market-clearing rate for Rush that even today would fill every one of the slots in his show clock that are his to sell.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 10:51:36 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: Steelfish

Imus Moment? More like wishful thinking.

Rush has plenty of headroom in his business model to lose ad revenue and still be “sustainable”, a concept the left loves to scold us about. No doubt he also has capital to draw on to cover any cash flow deficit for a long time.

But to bring up Imus is a hoot, almost silly, because these same people have very short memories. Imus’ sin had a half-life of about 3 months, and now he is back. The same will happen to Rush, although the left will keep fanning the fires and the half-life on the slut kerfuffle will be a little longer.

There is a market-clearing rate for Rush that even today would fill every one of the slots in his show clock that are his to sell.


23 posted on 03/06/2012 10:51:52 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: svcw
Hum? Well, as I listen today, sure doesn’t seem he is lacking in advertisers.

Same here. For every advertiser dropping off, it appears others are quite willing to fill the void, whether national or local. I found it to be rather comical that radio stations in MA and HI dropped Limbaugh's show. What're they going to use to lure listeners... some local attempt at talk radio? Yeah, THAT's a winning hand...

24 posted on 03/06/2012 10:55:16 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Steelfish

How to end this leftist nonsense:

Everyone should go to the ProFlowers site and load up a shopping cart with thousand$ of dollar$ worth of flowers, click to complete the sale and fill in ‘RUSH LISTENER’ as first name & last name. When it wants you to put in credit card info, abandon the cart. Repeat at every other shopping cart based advertiser that drops Rush.

If thousands do it from coast to coast, it will tie up their website with zero sales. When they analyze the abandoned carts they will find out that RUSH fans affect their sales more than sluts who refuse to pay for their own birth control.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 10:59:12 AM PST by anonsquared
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To: RJS1950
Imus is now on Fox after a short hiatus and he had nowhere near the audience Rush has.

Also, Imus was dumped by the pathetic MSNBC.

26 posted on 03/06/2012 10:59:23 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Steelfish

Well ABC, perhaps Rush will simply buy your network and fire all of you?!?!?!


27 posted on 03/06/2012 11:00:07 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: Steelfish
Imus moment?

Mau-Mauing the Fluke rappers.

This morning Imus finally calmed down a bit

He blasted Rush for "vile, repulsive name-calling" after a day of worse "vile, repulsive name-calling" of his own toward Rush.

-- this from Drug-addled Don Imus who calls Gingrich "Skunk Vomit" and calls Santorum "Butt Pus". Drug-addled Don even had his audience vote on the name for Santorum.

I know that childish name-calling is his schtick.. but he ain't kidding here. Why the arrogance? Professinal jealousy? Has to be. Rush does his show solo.. Imus needs a talented staff of on-air assistants to remain on air -- and that's a fact.

(Yes he says he stopped ILLEGAL drugs.. but I believe that unlike alcohol traces of drugs remain in the body for a long time.)

28 posted on 03/06/2012 11:00:07 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

I just heard an Allstate commercial just after Rush near the top of the hour.


29 posted on 03/06/2012 11:03:12 AM PST by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Dr. Laura isn’t on the air anynore?!


30 posted on 03/06/2012 11:05:47 AM PST by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: Steelfish
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Burn baby burn!

31 posted on 03/06/2012 11:10:45 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: Steelfish

24 corporate weenies bow to a flood of pseudo outraged leftist shills on Facebook?

Guess the left is trying to “arab spring” Rush Limbaugh by intimidating his sponsors

LOL! Now are Axelrod Inc and his flying monkeys gonna reward those sponsors by buying their products? Because those companies slinking away from Rush have jusr dissed and pissed the largest radio show audience in the US by playing along with a leftist assault on free speech.

Do they think we the people “NEED” the products they have been shilling on the EIB network? Where else are they going to buy ad time to reach millions of people?

This is going to get interesting.

Soldier on, Rush. When the going gets tough, we find out who the tough really are.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 11:10:51 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: 4everontheRight

Add Capitol One - oh now THERE’s a company that sticks with guys who are respectful to women - like their spokesman, Alec Baldwin

Oh and Netflix slinks away- that ought please the unemployed basement dwellers who are flooding corporate Facebook pages with faux outrage


33 posted on 03/06/2012 11:15:08 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Steelfish

O’reilly Auto Parts will be getting a lot of my business that used to go to Auto Zone.


34 posted on 03/06/2012 11:17:21 AM PST by pallis
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To: theBuckwheat

On the subject of Imus, I hated it when he groveled to Sharpton in 2007 about the “nappy headed ho’s” remark and got crucified anyway.

Imus should have called Sharpton a no-good murdering race pimp and dared him to do something about it. The eventual outcome wouldn’t have been any worse and he might have developed a cult following.


35 posted on 03/06/2012 11:20:42 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Steelfish

anyone know the cost for a 30 second spot?


36 posted on 03/06/2012 11:22:47 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: anonsquared

“click to complete the sale and fill in ‘RUSH LISTENER’ as first name & last name”

Just did that very thing on a multiple order. >:-D


37 posted on 03/06/2012 11:23:15 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: anonsquared; All

Great idea! Let’s all do it!


38 posted on 03/06/2012 11:25:27 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

AOL just dropped their sponsorship of Limbaugh’s show? I don’t recall (I must be going DemocRAT)ever hearing an AOL ad on Rush. I thought AOL had gone out of business anyway.


39 posted on 03/06/2012 11:36:13 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: cicero2k
I just checked ths stock market, Carbonite is down from 9.10 to 8.21 from yesterday.

The Carbonite 52 week high was 21.10 and they have never made a profit {and now they never will}.

This CEO is an asshole but worse, is letting his personal politic views get in front of his fiduciary responsibility to his shareholders.

The board of directors should fire his sorry ass.

40 posted on 03/06/2012 11:41:23 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

—Wishful thinking from ABC.—

I don’t think it is wishful thinking. I think it is just playing up the story to keep people reading/watching. The title grabs attention.


41 posted on 03/06/2012 12:03:29 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: bray

—Same question can be axed of this femihag that overplayed her hand. —

I don’t think she overplayed her hand. I think the democrats overplayed her hand. This is going to bite them big time. They brought the wrong person before the spotlight. I can only assume that they deluded themselves into thinking most of America will agree with her shenanigans before the spotlight hit. They are in for a rude awakening.

They forget, for example, that every time gay marriage is taken to a vote of THE PEOPLE, it fails. Only when judges (and a few politicians) get involved does it get approved.

This may be a “jump the shark” moment for the MSM and the democrats.


42 posted on 03/06/2012 12:06:19 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

Agreed, we have the right message and they are scrambling for any issue to make something stick. This is about abortion and forcing churches to submit to the state. They know they are completely exposed on very thin ice.

Pray for America


43 posted on 03/06/2012 1:14:17 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: malia

You can call Obama a liar.


44 posted on 03/06/2012 1:26:14 PM PST by GilGil
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