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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Men who truly hate women become leftists so they can say whatever they want about women and do what they want to them and pretty much get away with it.
I’m a “serial” customer of Pro-Flowers.
I have an account.
I think the company might pay attention when I close my account.
I started listening to Rush in Sacramento in the mid/late 1980s. He was also a regular on the local tv station debating the commie mayor of the People’s Republic of Davis.
I’m taking a different approach. Here’s my email to WTAM 1100 in Cleveland:
I stand with Rush. I know many of his advertisers have dropped their advertising on his program over his comments concerning the Georgetown law student that needs $3000 worth of birth control. I do not know if Clear Channel is considering any actions of their own. Whatever the case, please be aware that if 1100 were to cease carrying the Rush Limbaugh show, I will cease listening to the station. No more Wills and Snyder on my way to work, no more Triv on my way home, no more Bob Frantz and sports talk in the evening, let alone Indians and Cavs games.
As a lifelong listener since the days of Pete Franklin, I am willing to defend Rush Limbaugh’s right to freedom of speech and to not be pressured to conform to politically correct dialogue. Where was the outrage on the part of the left when Michelle Bachmann was introduced on TV to the song of “Lying Ass Bitch”, or the too numerous to mention vulgar references of Sarah Palin to female body parts.
The contraception “issue” is not about contraception at all, but rather an attack on the first amendment. By forcing religious organizations to provide birth control to its employees against the beliefs of their faith, the government is violating their constitutional rights to freedom of religion. The government is attempting to control the Internet and is systematically trying to control the freedom of expression and assembly. If the radicals succeed in their efforts, our country will hasten its decline as freedom and liberty will become just a footnote in our textbooks.
Reaffirm your commitment to Rush Limbaugh. 18 - 20 million listeners nationwide is a sizable market to abandon.
Whatever happened to Snapple anyway?
I think i started listening to Rush @ 1988-1989.
I was going to use legal zoom because of ads on Rush’s show. Now I will find another company.
Send me dead flowers by the mail.
Send me dead flowers to my wedding,
and I won't forget to put condoms on your grave.
I bet he will have one of the biggest audiences in his career this Monday.
And if new advertisers are smart they will jump into the empty slots left by Carbonite etc. by Monday and be heard by mega-millions, and their products bought by enthusiastic Rush supporters.
I subscrbed to Carbonite because I heard it on his show but am now cancelling. Never heard it advertised anywhere else.
Also concalling because a commenter on this thread said the CEO contributes to Media Matters.
I wish I’d known that before I subscribed!
I started listening to Rush in the late 80’s, I think. I wasn’t very fond of him in the beginning, but I kept listening. I wish an FM station carried him.
Thanks, got the msg. I’ve written and sent my emails and have specifically told my darling hubby never again to use Pro Flowers.
You know, we’re all human and make mistakes—and as the saying goes, choose your battles. But really what Letterman said about Willow Palin compared to this shows me exactly where I need to stand with my money and with my voice. This is one battle that I think I ought to stand up in and take the arrows.
It’s gonna cost me; I hope I’m strong enough to lose friends and maybe contacts I have in theatre. Yep, it’s gonna be costly. Damn. just damn.
oops concalling = cancelling
And to think, we were told apologies are there to “calm things down”!! Now Rush’s has only riled the libtard Talibans after their Friday sermon! They want more blood blood blood!
I am unable to send an e-mail to Pro Flowers to tell them I would no longer order from their company. Looks like they stopped any e-mails so maybe the boycott is working. I still am boycotting Tyson’s since wonder boy Clinton was president. I know it should be a capital P but I have a very low opinion of him. Since Fox News is going over to the “dark side” we only have Rush & sometimes Beck to help us thru these “hard times”.
Excellent list of sponsors to contact. If even 1/10th of Rush’s listeners contact them, it will surely dwarf the number of people who complained about Rush.
I am disappointed that he apologized also. I suspect at least one of the reasons was to end the dem’s using him to obfuscate (sp?) the real issues they are attempting to hide.
Repubs and Conservatives need to find a way to counter attacks, for example, the attacks on Herman Cain. None of the accusations had any truth to them, as evidenced by the fact as soon as he pulled out of the race, all those women crawled back into the holes they came out of, probably wealthier, and the accusations completed disappeared.
What should a candidate do when attacked in this way by the Dem machine? I think unless they can figure out a game plan, Obama will once again enter an election with virtually no competition.
Cain tried to ignore the accusations, knowing they were false. That didn’t work. Then he rebutted the accusations. That didn’t work and all he did was take time away from his campaign message.
What is the solution? Going on the attack as soon as a Dem accusation surfaces? Attack who?
Are there any directions on how to counteract Ayers-type attacks?
Called ProFlowers. They have a recording on their comments line that they cancelled because they felt Rush had gone beyond political discourse. Spoke my piece anyway.
Thanks for posting that video. That pretty much solidifies my choice in Newt for president. There is not one other candidate that can put the MSM idiots in their place like Newt can........
I am proud to say that I have been a listener to the RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOW since it’s inception in OCT. 1984 in Sacramento on KFBK AM.
“I can’t think of anything I’ve ever purchased because it was advertised on his show”
Me too. Except Snapple, but then I already drank the strawberry Kiwi, and never bought any tea. I don’t like tea cold, or flavored tea. I did buy a spatula once.
I also won’t order from Pro Flowers as I have in the past about 4 or 5 times a year. I’m still boycotting Tyson since the Clinton days. We need a list of companies to boycott as I have lost my previous list & need a new updated one to make sure I’m not helping any liberal companies. Anyone have an update?
Our local AM station has an FM programming counterpart. Call your local station to see if they have the same.
I needed Legalzoom for Copyright on my plays. I just wrote them and informed the company that I’d tired of the selective outrage of the left and the advertisors who kneeled to their pressure. And then I informed them that I’d take my business elswhere. Did the same with the other advertisors pulling from Rush’s show.
I think a united Right can be just as effective as the left in any battle. We stand together as one voice and the left cannot topple us.
I ordered from Pro-Flowers a few years ago; ordered for my Mom’s birthday a MONTH in advance.
The flowers showed up late, had been frozen, turned brown and wilted as soon as they thawed.
Never again did I ever order from Pro-Flowers.
Been listening to Rush since he hit WABC in 1988. For the first year or two (or three?) his show was local only. I actually got through once. When he finished his local show, his nationally syndicated show started, but not on WABC. No one here believed that a nationally syndicated radio show would do well in the NY market.
Well... it did, and does.
Not long enough . . . since 1988.
But my suggestion is that we must not only boycott the businesses involved and send mass emails to our conservative contact list to do the same, but we must boycott ALL the articles that are being published about this matter. Don’t even bother commenting. Let the libtards rage all to themselves. They ignore our issues, we must ignore THEIR ISSUES. Stop linking, posting comments, opinionating, on obumbum’s diversionary tactics.
We must stick to the real issues, the ones the agitator-in-chief doesn’t want to talk about.
Thank you very much.
Got to get started.
This is an organized, concerted effort to damage Rush badly & force him off the air. It won’t work. Kim Kommando came out with a really classy statement regarding attempts to get her to participate & put pressure on her advertisers who advertise on Rush. Her comments show to what extent this is a very serious attack on Rush.
Thanks! WRKO once carried his program, but they dropped him. Now, my only option is “Rush Radio” http://www.rushradio1200.com/main.html
I can listen to him online, but I prefer to listen while I’m working or gardening, and the signal to this area is very weak.
I’ve been listening to Rush for about 10 years now. The last 6 as a Rush 24/7 subscriber. The only time I hear any of the ads is when I’m listening to him in my car.
This is the email I have sent so far to Citrix, ProFlowers and QuickenLoans:
You just potentially lost millions of customers for pulling your ads from Rush Limbaugh. But I have to also say thanks, for exposing who you really are.
Since you are offended enough to pull your advertising, I suppose you could answer the following questions:
- Is Citrix a supporter of taxpayer funded abortion?
- Is Citrix concerned about religious freedom?
- Is Citrix a supporter of taxpayer funded contraception?
- Is Citrix submitting to the demands of the Left?
To show my support of Mr. Limbaugh, I will never use your products or services.
ProFlowers may not be Congress, but they likely have and do supply flowers to the Obama White House and have taken federal funds in order to do so.
And now, after taking money from the Obama Regime, ProFlowers is working to deny the First Amendment rights of Rush Limbaugh.
That’s what we need. Someone to take it to them. Break the frame of the interview. Challenge them at every turn.
Thanks I hit all there FB pages to comment.
I became a regular ProFlowers customer when I first heard your ads on Rush Limbaughs show a few years ago. I, like the other 20 million weekly listeners to his show value what he says, and what he recommends. Im not sure how much business Rush has brought your company, but Ill guess its substantial. This being the case, I was beyond disappointed that ProFlowers decided to be politically correct and drop their sponsorship to Rushs show simply because Rush expressed a valid opinion about this fraud Ms. Fluke.
Just as you have made a decision that will impact Mr. Limbaugh, many more of us are also making a decision that will indeed impact you. I purchased flowers from you this past Valentines Day; this will indeed be my LAST purchase from ProFlowers. Im certainly not alone in my disgust for the gutless, politically motivated decision you have made to drop sponsorship of Rushs show. You might want to take a look around the blogosphere this day; outrage at your decision will have the opposite effect you had intended. Do you really think that dropping sponsorship to Rushs show in such a politically motivated way will not have financial consequences for your business.
Im ashamed to say that was a ProFlowers customer!
If we're going to agree that someone on our side should not have said what he said then we need to fight back when idiots on their side say stuff like this
I think he may have apologized for it but still, let's not forget Mahr as well.
The time for rationally debating these people is over. There's not point in it. They don't deserve our respect.
Exactly. Get that list and give them hell for supporting a Marxist regime. I pray for my Nation.
Don’t bother with Pro Flowers. They sell Class C flowers and represent them as top of the line.
They sent some to a wake recently and they only lasted half a day. Thorns and leaves were not pruned, ..just not your top notch product.
We demanded remuneration and they offered to resend the order. We had another gift situation arising with a birthday, so allowed the resend to the new address.
Pro Flowers then sent the order again to the wake address with the original funeral card, causing more frustration for the bereaved. The returned flowers were then sent to the birthday address with name misspellings and they also only lasted 1/2 day.
We will not use them anymore, based upon performance alone.
Good idea. Fast and Furious is a good issue to talk about. Even better do something about. Here is a way to do that.
Become a telephone Ninja. Call talk radio and get Operation #EFAD mentioned on the air tomorrow.
2:58 PM MST Operation #EFAD bump
I just saw something about Ed Schultz that he was suspended indefinently for his comments about Laura.
If the truth be told, I’ve always thought Rush’s sponsors sold marginal products at excessive prices. But I’ll add ProFlowers to my list of folks to avoid like the plague...
Believe me, the sponsors are getting slammed. Game On!
On your local station, what is your time slot and what do you talk about?
I just removed my payment information from their site, and instructed them to cancel my account and remove me from their mailing list.
I didn’t see a place where you could cancel your account on their site. Either way, they’ll get the message! ;-)
Thanks again for the advice!
If everyone wants to support Rush, I suggest you visit all these advertisers at their facebook page and leave a comment...The intolerant left surely is...I’ve been working their FB most of the day...