Skip to comments.7th advertiser pulls out of Limbaugh's show (vanity question How long have you listened to Rush?)
Posted on 03/04/2012 12:25:10 PM PST by SMGFan
NEW YORK (AP) - A flower company is the 7th advertiser in recent days to say it is pulling ads from conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's radio program. ProFlowers says on its Facebook page that it has suspended advertising on Limbaugh's program because his comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke "went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company."
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Never used ProFlowers even when they were with Rush.
Now I will tell all my friends to avoid them as well.
1987 from NY. He was talking about waiting on the moving van.
I started listening to Limbaugh in early '89.
When all this blows over, and the arseportal companies that pulled ads have seen their sales drop... they’ll want to advertise with Rush again. I hope he tells them all to pound sand.
When did making money have extant to it value some stoopid moral imperative?
Right on! I am disappointed that Rush apologized, but I understand why he did. Not because he is actually sorry, but to preserve his sponsors. That is okay by me, I probably would’ve done the same.
However Rush was correct. Why should we subsidize her sexual behavior? If we pay for her to have sex....well, isn’t that what prostitution is?
I can’t believe that the left (Obummer) actually expects her parents to be proud of her because she testified to being slutty in school.
I’ve never used any of his advertisers’ services, and I certainly won’t now that they’ve kowtowed to the libs. I don’t get to listen to Rush very often anymore, usually only when I’m in my car, but I discovered Rush during the first Gulf War.
A time for choosing
Here is the list so far :”So far, Sleep Number, The Sleep Train, Quicken Loans, Legal Zoom, Citrix, Carbonite, and ProFlowers have pulled ads from the program, and several others are considering following their lead.”
So Rush really wasn’t sorry for what he said? :-)
1990 when I returned from London and heard my very liberal college room mate and his radically liberal wife come half unglued over a thing called a talk radio host.
Their knickers were is such a twist over this guy Limbaugh that I decided I had to find him and listen to him.
The left/entertainment establishment/MSM has been trying to drive Rush off the air for as long as he’s been doing his show.
It hasn’t worked before, and it won’t work this time. Rush is not sitting around thinking “woe is me”, he is probably working hard to maximize this opportunity to his financial/ratings advantage.
Rush is conservative entertainer - but an entertainer first and foremost. He lives for controversy just like most other entertainers. He tossed out a meaningless BS apology because he was running into some sponsor trouble. Now Rush will capitalize on it, use this to get a huge audience next week to hear how responds, get his message out and probably reinvigorate his show.
Rush will be fine.
Won’t miss pro-flowers....1989/90
These advertisers are only hurting themselves. Rush has a Huge audience nationwide and over the net. They’re losing millions of potential customers who will continue to listen to Rush, regardless.
So were is the list of advertisers....lets start writing them and tell them we will NOT USE their product if they PULL their advertising
Does anyone have a list of the companies that pulled their advertising? I’d like to do a little counter-protesting of my own.
Mid 90s. What Rush was trying to do was provoke a dialogue about the hypocrisy in pulblic discourse when it pertains to the treatment of women between the Left and Right. Sarah Palin can be called the “c” term, and no one blinks an eye. On CNN this morning the talking heads actually made the point that that wasn’t as bad because the listening audience for people pushing that vitriol wasn’t nearly as large as Rush’s. That is what passes for any type of logic on the Democratic side. It is sickening, and I don’t know how to even approach that degree of stupidity. Obviously these people have been educated way beyond their intelligence.
I think we should start emailing them, I will.
Tell them they are NOT protecting my religious rights and my right to free speech!
YES...what you said....in fact, times are probably very good for Rush....there’s so much “fodder” from the DEMS he could talk into the next century.
I’ve been listening to Rush for years...
I have a question..don’t these type of “boycotts” usually backfire? I mean, these advertisers are trying to appease customers that they never had & are in turn, pissing off current customers that listen to Rush endorse these companies.
I think it will help support Rush if anyone that has subscriptions, such as Carbonite, cancel ASAP.
I remember Monday July 4 , 1988 and the discussion of downing of the Iran Air Flight 655. He went national August 1st , but NYC had to have a local show we did not get his national show until much later.
If you post a list of advertisers, please ping me.
We need to support Rush.
I first listened to Rush on KMJ in Fresno, Calif. in August, 1988, while passing through the San Joaquin Valley. In March, 1989, after I heard he would be on KFI in Los Angeles, I made sure to have my 1937 Delco floor model radio tuned to 640 kilocycles, and I’ll never forget the thrill of hearing those first notes of “My city Was Gone” shortly after 9:00 AM.
See post 12....Phone calls to slam their swtichboards Monday....here we goooooo!
I hope the other conservative talk shows that these companies advertise on drop them ASAP
Pro Flowers needs all the ads it can get to sell inferior flowers to the unsuspecting customer.
Here is one ( longtime) organized effort Against Rush now updated . It has a Listing of advertisers and contact info.
Sorry , I never did “ping” :)
Started listening in 1993. Nineteen years.
And how many will tune in Monday?
Shooting yourselves in the foot, sponsors.
If he gets into any trouble for this, I'll buy a few cases of his tea.
Wonder if they advertise on Letterman or Bill Maher?
I used Legal Zoom once to set up a LLC. It was worth it as it just eliminated a bunch of communications hassles. I still get their periodic emails. I’ll cancel those and tell them why.
It’s a Twitter based controversy reportedly initiated by a Media Matters staffer.
I’ve been listing to Rush since 1991, by the way, although I recall first seeing him as a guest host on Pat Sajak’s talk show on tv.
I TRIED CALLING CARBONITE..........HA! HA!
On their connection to “try our new services”..it’s just busy, can’t get through!Looks like the calls are already blocking their lines! hee..hee.
Also tell them that if we have to indirectly pay for others birth control, then we won’t have extra $$$ to pay for frills such as flowers.
I listen to Rush daily for ages, but have never once used any of his advertisers. I was upset by Rush had said for a whole host of reasons, but behaving like the left was at the top of the list. However, he is human, has 1st amendment rights and I don’t have to agree with 100% of what he says! I think I’ll just drop a note to these advertisers and let them know how I feel.
Thanks. I missed it. Let’s show them how this game is played. I’m pissed at him for the apology but he’s ours and we have to defend him.
I recently bought from ProFlowers but was dismayed to see that their quality has eroded, big-time. I won't buy from them anymore. Their decision to suspend their ads on the Rush Limbaugh talk show will hurt them (financially) far more than Limbaugh - but that is their choice, just as it is my choice to purchase from another florist (probably locally). See ya!
I wont buy them anymore.I have listened to rush since around 94.
The government isn't restricting Rush's free speech.
Advertisers not spending their money on your show is the free market at work.
Rush made a mess, but he'll recover from it.
Exactly. Whereas I think he shouldn't have used that language and thus given the left a bullet to shoot, this will blow over.
Identity Politics only matter to The Party when you serve The Party. If you oppose them, all stops are off and they will use the very words they have deemed hateful.
NOW called Meg Whitman a slut and defended Bill Clinton saying the first grope is free.
Criticism of Barack Obama is always called "racist" yet LA Weekly ran this illustration for a news piece and it was "not" racist.
There can be no debating liberals because there is no honesty in their outrage or positions.
Thanks for this; I will help with the boycott the advertisers letters.