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Furious Retailer Pulls All Adverts From Rush Limbaugh's Show After Radio Host Suggests 'Slut' ...
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 02, 2012 | MARK DUELL

Posted on 03/02/2012 10:59:08 AM PST by Steelfish

Furious Retailer Pulls All Adverts From Rush Limbaugh's Show After Radio Host Suggests 'Slut' Student Should Make a SEX TAPE

Mattress retailer Sleep Train bows to community pressure on Twitter Conservative radio host slammed Georgetown University's Sandra Fluke 61-year-old said she's basically asking taxpayer to pay for her to have sex.

He criticised Fluke's claim of needing $1,000-a-year for contraception She said on Friday that his comments left her 'very upset and outraged'

MARK DUELL 2nd March 2012

Rush Limbaugh advertiser today revealed it will pull all adverts from his radio show after the host caused widespread outrage by branding a student a ‘slut’ for her views on contraception.

The 61-year-old made fun of her for saying religious institutions should cover birth control in health insurance - and said in a further show that she should have to make sex tapes if this ever happens.

Now mattress retailer Sleep Train, based in Rocklin, California, has bowed to pressure on Twitter and said it will no longer advertise on the show. Other advertisers are being called to do the same.

Rush Limbaugh, 61, left called Sandra Fluke, right, a student at Catholic college Georgetown University, a 'slut' for saying religious institutions should cover birth control under health insurance ‘We don't condone negative comments directed toward any group,’ a Sleep Train spokesman tweeted. ‘Thanks to all of you for your concern and input.’

Meanwhile advertiser ProFlowers said it will 're-evaluate’ its marketing plan and dating site eHarmony insisted it will look into ‘the matter of "network buys"’.

The host said Sandra Fluke, of Catholic college Georgetown University in Washington D.C., was promiscuous for saying woman should get the pill for medical reasons.

And he went even further on his next show, saying: 'If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and.....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boycott; contraceptionmandate; fluke; freebirthcontrol; limbaugh; rush; sandrafluke; sandytheslut; sleeptrain; tolerantleft
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1 posted on 03/02/2012 10:59:10 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Rush won’t even notice. Another advertiser will fill the gap.


2 posted on 03/02/2012 11:00:52 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Steelfish

Never heard of Sleep Train. No big loss for Rush. These people are knee jerk, p.c., idiots. Good riddance.


3 posted on 03/02/2012 11:00:56 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Steelfish

A mattress retailer?

Hmmmm . . .


4 posted on 03/02/2012 11:02:01 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Steelfish

He’s put so many retailers on the map, that he has them lined up out the door.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 11:02:35 AM PST by ALPAPilot
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A mattress retailer?

Hmmmm . . .

You don’t suppose they are in bed together
or is it just a fluke.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 11:04:35 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Steelfish

Sleep Train? I’ve heard of Sleep Number, but Sleep Train? They should pull that advertising because it isn’t working!


7 posted on 03/02/2012 11:04:43 AM PST by Jemian
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To: Steelfish
mattress retailer Sleep Train
Never heard of them. Probably pulling their ads from a local radio station.
Maybe they can send a free sample to the "slut."
8 posted on 03/02/2012 11:04:43 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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Now mattress retailer Sleep Train, based in Rocklin, California,

This is the town that wants to outlaw somoking outside of your own home, go figure.

9 posted on 03/02/2012 11:04:47 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Steelfish

A mattress company? Really? Is this a joke?


10 posted on 03/02/2012 11:04:55 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Steelfish

Perhaps Sleep Train should provide the Fluke slut with a free matress so she can have a place to carry out her slut duties on.

They may also want to consider providing her multiple matresses per year since things are likely to get a little sloppy since she can’t afford birth control.


11 posted on 03/02/2012 11:05:49 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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‘We don't condone negative comments directed toward any group,’

Promiscuous-Americans are some of our best customers. They wear out mattresses far quicker than the average.

12 posted on 03/02/2012 11:06:28 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Steelfish

They just blew a big opportunity...


13 posted on 03/02/2012 11:07:06 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It is only because they are now going to use Sandra Fluke as their spokeswoman.


14 posted on 03/02/2012 11:07:08 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Steelfish

It doesn’t matter what leftists call conservatives, even this week, it never does.


15 posted on 03/02/2012 11:07:33 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Steelfish

Good thing these advertisers are reevaluating. Their products ease slutting.
Who knows? Maybe Fluke will soon be asking for a free bed, free roses and free dates.


16 posted on 03/02/2012 11:07:35 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Steelfish
Did Sandra Fluke say she did her slut-ting on a Sleep Train mattress?
17 posted on 03/02/2012 11:07:48 AM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: ALPAPilot

Not a publicily traded company, but if it was I’d short it.

It’s employee owned, so if you know anyone that works there, tell them to clean up their resume. I forsee store closings in their future.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 11:07:48 AM PST by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: Steelfish

After looking at pictures of Sandra Fluke from this article, I’m not sure why she is so concerned about paying for contraception. $3,000 for three years? I think she might have meant to say 3 contraception devices in three years and that’s probably stretching it unless she meets a lot of guys with beer goggles on.


19 posted on 03/02/2012 11:07:48 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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Sleep Train sells mattresses mostly to sluts?

Apparently they don't make mattresses, they sell them, from a chain of stores.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 11:08:13 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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