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7th advertiser pulls out of Limbaugh's show (vanity question How long have you listened to Rush?)
AP - breitbart ^ | March 4, 2012 | AP

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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To: SMGFan

Can’t tell you the exact year, but there was a little nest of Rush listeners where I used to work, and I would go into their area and hear those great song parodies. That was my first awareness of Rush.

The only way they were able to get Rush was by rigging a clandestine antenna on the roof of the building. Anywhere else in the building, AM was pretty much a lost cause.

I became a regular listener around 1995.


151 posted on 03/04/2012 2:05:25 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: SMGFan
May I suggest to everyone here that the most effective way to get your message across to to these (bad words self censored so as not to get removed by an Admin) is to send good old-fashioned snail-mail. E-mail just pretty much gets dumped right into the ole bit-bucket, phone calls may just get a tick off on a positive or negative column, but a letter has to be handled, opened and read by somebody, if for no other reason than there may be an order or payment inside the envelope. It is regarded by business professionals as the medium of communication most likely to be noticed, and sacks full of letters taking up space in the mail-room will get noticed. Please, take to time to write a letter & get it in the mail.
152 posted on 03/04/2012 2:05:43 PM PST by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: navymom1

Even so, where were all these women’s rights groups when Ed spouted of that nonsense?


153 posted on 03/04/2012 2:07:30 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: blueyon

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2854040/posts?page=105#105

Post 105


154 posted on 03/04/2012 2:11:39 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: x1stcav

Same year , same story , but mine was a relative that is a member of the pink mafia , living and working in Hollywood .


155 posted on 03/04/2012 2:14:03 PM PST by katykelly
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To: JustAmy; SMGFan; x1stcav

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2854040/posts?page=105#105

Post 105


156 posted on 03/04/2012 2:14:04 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: SMGFan

Each of these companies has competition. This is a singular opportunity for their competition to take their advertising slots - take the built up marketing awareness that the previous advertiser had accumulated, and steal their potential customers.

Nobody will remember this in a month, and by two months, the gal in question will be entertaining former celebrity pornography opportunities.


157 posted on 03/04/2012 2:14:11 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: Uncle Slayton
"And now, after taking money from the Obama Regime, ProFlowers is working to deny the First Amendment rights of Rush Limbaugh."

Ahhhh No, not even close.

Like I said you should commit to memory the First Amendment before posting again.

Its very simple in fact you can do it by remembering the first five words:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Unless you have proof pro flowers somehow got congress to deny Rush's First Amendment rights then you are most assuredly wrong. You also should know the First Amendment does not cover speech broadcast over the federally regulated airwaves. For instance you can't say "F**K (four letter word for fornication) on the radio.

So like I said, you should commit to memory the First Amendment AND study the meaning of it before posting anymore about it, because you are doing this site a disservice by posting info that is totally wrong about our founding documents.

DU trolls are lurking to grab crap such as you posted to discredit the Conservative movement. Stop helping them!

Pro Flowers has as much right NOT to advertise with Rush for Something he sez as Rush does for Saying what he wishes. If you don't understand that then you don't understand the First Amendment AND/OR The Free Market.

158 posted on 03/04/2012 2:15:04 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: GeronL
Whatever happened to Snapple anyway?

They became mainstream but regional only until they were bought out by Quaker Oats for $1.7 billion in 1994 then sold it to Triarc in 1997 for $300 million.

Here's an interesting factoid that makes me laugh because it fails to mention that the ad was aired on the Rush Limbaugh program.....

Snapple was known for a popular series of TV advertisements in the early 1990s featuring Wendy Kaufman (the "Snapple lady") answering letters from Snapple fans.

159 posted on 03/04/2012 2:15:59 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Anima Mundi
The left thinks it owns the rights to the word "slut". The left says it's O.K. for women to use the s-word, just like they say it's O.K. for blacks to use the n-word.

How dare Rush use the s-word! The s-word belongs to the all the sluts on the Slutwalks!


160 posted on 03/04/2012 2:17:51 PM PST by Third Person
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To: SMGFan
What I find particularly hilarious about all this is that in reading the various forums and such of all these out raged “customers” I am more than willing to bet that 90% or more don't even use the given products, just OWS stinch hippies logging in to make a screen...
161 posted on 03/04/2012 2:18:40 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: SMGFan

I have used a few of these. Need that list propagated far and wide in conservative circles. They can rely on the parasites for business.


162 posted on 03/04/2012 2:19:34 PM PST by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: txrefugee

Shari’s Berries aren’t all that great either. They’re part of the same company.
Both are indeed mediocre at best.


163 posted on 03/04/2012 2:20:49 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: CommieCutter

You are absolutely right! I’m so tired here with all this and didn’t think when I posted before. You are so correct, Where was NOW? Where were concerted efforts on the left to get him thrown off the air? Where was the outrage when Bill Mahr called Sarah Plain a twat? There was none.

This is even more egregious and is from June 2009:

Reported by ABC & Fox News.
David Letterman is in the hot seat for several crude jokes he made on CBS’ “The Late Show” about Sarah Palin and her teenage daughter.

Letterman, in his monologue Monday night, noted that the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate attended a Yankees game during a trip to New York City, where she was honored by a special needs group. Letterman referred to Palin, Alaska’s governor, as having the style of a “slutty flight attendant.”

The “Late Show” host also took a shot Palin’s daughter, while poking fun at the Yankees’ third baseman.
“One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game,” Letterman said, “during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.”

The daughter was Willow Palin and she was 14 years old. That abhorrent joke was about statutory rape and the Palin’s daughter was it’s victim. I think Letterman later did apologize but I’m not certain the Palin’s accepted it.

Again, the source was both ABC and Fox. I just did a Google search for the information.


164 posted on 03/04/2012 2:21:12 PM PST by navymom1
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To: onyx

I’m a “serial” customer of Pro-Flowers.

I have an account.

I think the company might pay attention when I close my account.
_______________________
Me too and I closed my account already. I got a lousy form letter that made me mad. Here it is: Thank you for your feedback. We spend our advertising dollars across a wide spectrum of media channels. The views and opinions of the media outlets and personalities we advertise with are not necessarily those of our company.

We simply wish to delight our customers with fresh and unique gifting products, and that will continue to happen to the best of our abilities.
Best Regards,

CS Diane C
Customer Care
ProFlowers

When mailing other companies that quit advertising over this, I reminded them that Conservatives and Republicans typically have more disposable income and so they have upset the wrong portion of the population.

That was in addition to demanding to know where I can return all the Select Comfort products I’ve purchased. Can’t wait to get a response to that email.


165 posted on 03/04/2012 2:23:14 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: ADemocratNoMore

Okay, I have time and will do this. The advertisors we’ve used or were about to use were ProFlowers, Sleep Number Bed and Legalzoom. Can do that tomorrow. Will make me feel good too.


166 posted on 03/04/2012 2:24:36 PM PST by navymom1
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To: SMGFan

“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.”

Fast forward to their March 2012 sales reports, when it dawns on them that conservative Rush listeners make/spend money, while OWS “customers” aren’t actually customers... they only know how to whine about Limbaugh on Facebook from their mothers’ basements and their cubicles at liberal activist groups.


167 posted on 03/04/2012 2:25:37 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: GreatRoad

I agree they are only hurting themselves...why? 99% of the people who would leave Rush in protest - simply are not listeners!

So the companies who do leave will be cutting themselves off from the huge volume of faithful listeners - like me - who don’t care if he went to far......how often do liberals go too far with no consequences?????

Oh, been with Rush about as long as FR - 1990......when I was a young man!


168 posted on 03/04/2012 2:26:18 PM PST by Arlis (.)
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To: TigersEye; parisa

Now you two STOP it!

/heavy sarcasm

I’ve been thinking the same thing all weekend!
While defending Rush is a noble thing, and it is, I’ve thought of ole Saul Alinsky....


169 posted on 03/04/2012 2:26:43 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Typelouder

I hope you don’t mind my plagarizing your letter? It was so well written.

I changed the call sign and hosts and sent it to WIBC 93.1.


170 posted on 03/04/2012 2:27:55 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: txrefugee

I used them one time when they first started . I paid $ 100 for a funeral arrangement that never showed up . They sent me a $ 25 gift certificate . Never used it .


171 posted on 03/04/2012 2:29:36 PM PST by katykelly
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To: jrcats

You are not alone. I too have been boycotting Tysons since Bubba was elected.


172 posted on 03/04/2012 2:30:17 PM PST by saminfl
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To: Brad's Gramma

Rush doesn’t need any defense. Although slamming his ex-sponsors is really another thing. But Rush is going to make a lot of hay out of this. One poster already suggested one way he will use this to his advantage. He can underscore just how useless apologies are at calming and appeasing savages.


173 posted on 03/04/2012 2:31:17 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SMGFan

All the Bigs are exactly alike. I know there is supposed to be an overhaul of the Bigs, that Andrew had been working on it. But right now all the Bigs are just redirecting to Breitbart.com, and there is no breitbart t.v.
I miss Andrew like a brother I didn’t know very well because he moved out of the house when I was only six years old.


174 posted on 03/04/2012 2:31:23 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Free America52

Hope you don’t mind if I use this.


175 posted on 03/04/2012 2:35:43 PM PST by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: SMGFan

How many of these same sponsors advertise on HBO where Bill Mahaere has called Sarah Palin a lot worse?


176 posted on 03/04/2012 2:37:10 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: katykelly

‘pink mafia’?

Really, I haven’t a clue.


177 posted on 03/04/2012 2:37:10 PM PST by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: TigersEye

I’ve always hated it when you are right.

Mumble grumble...

:)

Question. What does it cost a company when many many people get ON said company’s mailing list?


178 posted on 03/04/2012 2:37:43 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Excellence

What ? He moved out of the house when you were 6 ? Do tell .


179 posted on 03/04/2012 2:37:53 PM PST by katykelly
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To: leapfrog0202

Thanks.


180 posted on 03/04/2012 2:38:17 PM PST by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: eyedigress
Occupy Wall Street idiots don’t buy anything.

They don't have frickin' jobs...I went into a Homo Depot earlier today to price some items. After walking down the main aisle some distance, I turned to my wife and asked her if she noticed anything unusual about the employees. She had noticed the same thing I had seen...the employees were ALL older people...not a younger one to be seen. The ones I dealt with were very polite and very helpful...the opposite of the younger morons you usually have to deal with in retail.

Is customer service, strong work ethic, and knowledgeable employees back in vogue?

181 posted on 03/04/2012 2:38:40 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: TigersEye
Good point.

I have heard the libs make worse comments about Ann Coulter and David Letterman's comments about Palin and her young daughter were outrageous.

Maybe we should be contacting sponsors for the Jay Leno and David Letterman shows. I have not watched them the past week. Previously, they made disgusting comments regarding Newt/Mitt/Santorum/Cain/Bachmann. Every singly show I happened to turn in, they were in a frenzy to demean, including false allegations, regarding the GOP candidates. However, nothing about Obama.

182 posted on 03/04/2012 2:39:10 PM PST by Dante3
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To: SMGFan

It has been such a long time that my memory is going. About ‘95, I think. I once called myself a conservative democrat. Now, I’m just a Conservative.

Rush is RIGHT, AND he IS on loan from God.


183 posted on 03/04/2012 2:39:58 PM PST by wizr (If God isn't on your side, who is? Keep the Faith, no matter what.)
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To: Typelouder

bfl


184 posted on 03/04/2012 2:43:31 PM PST by katykelly
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To: SMGFan
Since ‘91. I've used ProFlowers in the past but I informed them today that I won't be using them again.
185 posted on 03/04/2012 2:43:39 PM PST by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: SMGFan

I started listening to Rush from his first broadcast at WXYT-AM in Detroit, in August of 1989, I believe.


186 posted on 03/04/2012 2:44:03 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: ADemocratNoMore

“E-mail just pretty much gets dumped right into the ole bit-bucket”

I agree. A good old fashioned letter is the best.


187 posted on 03/04/2012 2:44:16 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: sandshark222

Apparently this loose gal wants the government in her vagina. . .


188 posted on 03/04/2012 2:44:36 PM PST by shankbear (The GOP and the mass media are giving us another McCain......thanks.)
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To: Kenny

So their are a number of sponsors pulling their support cause they are truly astounded that Rush could be so insensitive
or
because they fear potential customers will associate their product with such blatant insensitivity.

Personally, I think this faux insensitivity issue is naive willful ignorance on the part of the departing sponsors. Their loss, someone elses gain. Tell ya what...
Soon as I hear who the replacement sponsors are, I’m buying their stock.

BTW...
Have you noticed that very few existing Rush listeners have vowed to tune him out?

Listener since ‘90. His sanity was about the only sanity I had during the 1st marriage.


189 posted on 03/04/2012 2:47:09 PM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: PaleoBob

I wish I had Carbonite so I could have the pleasure of canceling! I did however email them to say that, while I had considered trying them due to hearing them on Rush, there isn’t a snowball’s chance they will ever see a dime of my money - ever!


190 posted on 03/04/2012 2:48:05 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: PaleoBob

I wish I had Carbonite so I could have the pleasure of canceling! I did however email them to say that, while I had considered trying them due to hearing them on Rush, there isn’t a snowball’s chance they will ever see a dime of my money - ever!


191 posted on 03/04/2012 2:48:25 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: Fiji Hill
I first listened to Rush on KMJ in Fresno, Calif. in August, 1988

Ditto. Can't remember the exact date, but from the beginning. I had just bought a brand new Apple II GS, and found a 10 megabyte SIder Hard Drive for only $400.00. Barry Farber was my man until then, but he was slowly displaced.

192 posted on 03/04/2012 2:49:55 PM PST by itsahoot (I will write in Palin, if Romney heads the ticket. Fair warning to the E-Pubs.)
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To: JaguarXKE

Good idea to keep contacting these advertisers.


193 posted on 03/04/2012 2:50:01 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Nachum

Isn’t Proflowers the company which sells sherrys berries? I think there is another affiliation with Proflowers. They also do Red Envelope, Cherry Moon Farms and Personal Creation.com. I have bought from Proflowers and Sherry’s Berries. I won’t be doing that again.


194 posted on 03/04/2012 2:52:09 PM PST by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: Dante3
These businesses actually believe that 'Occupiers' are going to make up the sales lost when angry conservatives (the ones with money) turn their backs on them?

Stupid. Beyond stupid.

195 posted on 03/04/2012 2:53:24 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Brad's Gramma
I’ve always hated it when you are right.

You must have hated a lot! /s ;^)

Question. What does it cost a company when many many people get ON said company’s mailing list?

Good question. It must cost them something. If a company sends you junk mail with a pre-paid return envelope you can stuff it full of paper and cardboard and send it back. They pay for that mail by weight.

196 posted on 03/04/2012 2:53:30 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: JustAmy
Here's a source for the early bail-outs and their rationales:

Advertisers Pull Ads From Unrepentant Rush Limbaugh

Put me on your ping list! ;-)

197 posted on 03/04/2012 2:53:42 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: who knows what evil?

I had two sick days last year and I made it up. Go Figure


198 posted on 03/04/2012 2:53:42 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: SMGFan

I didn’t use them before, but now I’m going to really ENJOY not using them. AND I’m going to make up false, bad stuff to say about them to all my buddies around V-day and Mother’s Day.

I have a long memory, and I’m vicious.


199 posted on 03/04/2012 2:54:09 PM PST by gaijin
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To: parisa

And how much do you want to bet Rush uses that exact tactic. Brilliant!


200 posted on 03/04/2012 2:54:57 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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