Skip to comments.Don't Worry, Folks: Advertisers Who Don't Want Your Business Will Be Replaced
Posted on 03/05/2012 11:15:53 AM PST by Kaslin
The left, folks -- the media -- are giddy that some advertisers have said they're leaving the program. And I'm sorry to see 'em go. They have profited handsomely from you. These advertisers who have split the scene have done very well due to their access to you, my audience, from this program. To offer their products and services to you through this venue is the best opportunity that they have ever had to advertise their wares. Now they've been chosen to deny themselves that access, and that's a business decision, and it's theirs alone to make.
They've decided they don't want you or your business anymore.
So be it.
For me, this program is always about you. You talk to anybody that knows me who asks me about this program, and I always say, "It's all for the audience," because if you're not there, all the rest of this is academic. This show is about you. It's not about the advertisers. I knew the political inclinations of these people. They didn't care when they were profiting -- and I didn't, either. Everybody's able to put these things aside for the sake of mutual beneficial business activity. No radio broadcast will succeed by putting business ahead of the needs of its loyal audience, and that audience is you. My success has come from you. My focus has always and always will be on you.
And I'm still not through.
RUSH: As I was saying, ladies and gentlemen, this show has always been about you. It has always been about meeting and surpassing your expectations as an audience on any level that I can imagine, on any level for which I have empathy. If this program were about the advertising... (laughing) you don't know the kind of commercials you'd be treated to. I reject millions of dollars of advertising a year, much to the chagrin of my hardworking sales staff. Millions, folks, including, I might add, General Motors. What would you have thought, if, after the government took over General Motors, I started advertising General Motors? I made the decision not to accept that because you, the audience, come first. Because no successful program puts the audience second or third.
See, I understand my successes come from you. During the year many of you regale me with how much the program has meant to you personally, your family, over the years. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas I take time out to tell you that no matter what this program's meant to you, it can't compare to what you have meant to me and my family. In fact, I have no adequate way to express my gratitude to you. Just doesn't exist. It's how great my gratitude for all of you is. Without you, advertisers would have no need to participate in this program. So what we're gonna do is replace those that leave, those that no longer want access to you, those advertisers who no longer want your business, fine. We'll replace them. It's simple, really.
Advertising's a business decision. It's not a social one. Only the leftists try to use extortion, pressure, threats to silence opposing voices. We don't do that. Never, ever do any of us on our side of the aisle try to suppress the speech or the voices of those with whom we disagree, and we never will. So as you've always done, you make your own business decisions about the products and services you buy. But don't be like the opposition. That was my mistake last week. Don't make it yours.
So let me do this one more, and then we're not gonna do it again. I should not have used the language I did about Sandra Fluke. It was wrong and, despite all the theories, my apology to her was for simply using inappropriate words. I'm not going to wait for apologies from the left ever. And you shouldn't, either. They won't come. You won't get apologies from people like Bill Maher or all the other leftists who have said some of the most horrible, despicable things about us, and people like Sarah Palin. They get rewarded for those despicable things. They get to make movies out of their despicable things and amplify them. But all of the other leftists that call me and other conservatives the most rude and explicit names, never an apology. In fact, they get patted on the back. Don't expect apologies. They are never going to apologize to you or me or any of us. That's the difference between them and us, and it's one more reason why ultimately we will prevail over them.
Thanks for posting Kaslin.
The new advertisers are far more than their money’s worth.
To start with, how about Today’s Sponge?
“Maybe Sandra Fluke doesn’t know anybody who’s spongeworthy. But you do.”
I bought a Sleep Number a few years ago because the bed was personally promoted by Rush...I hate it! Before all this I was considering putting it up for sale on Craigslist, where Sandra Fluke probably frequents..Any way
for the same price as a new Sleep Number, I can purchase a
Tempur-Pedic with the same warranty, but the construction is far, far better...bye, bye Sleep Number, I know I'll sleep better now..
The left is the one that used this woman to make their point.
Rush simply made a joke about it. It got blown out of proportion. That, I believe, is what he is sorry for. I don’t think he wanted to see this happen to Sandra Fluke.
I support Rush in his apology, and I have no doubt that he will have new advertisers.
It is ironic that it’s not really about the advertisers, it’s about the listeners at the end of the day. Advertisers are the real sl#ts and that, in this case, isn’t a bad thing, it’s just a fact that they go with the listening volume, period.
I’m more and more convinced this is the year that we either take our country back or lose it permanently to the Marxists.
New evidence shows that she shouldn’t be in much pain,
but she has impeccably clean carpets.
Rush should sue Sandra Fluke due to the fact that her testimony before Congress caused Rush to lose advertisers and income.
OMG, I love this picture! May I use it on my Facebook to irritate my liberal friends?
Can someone explain to me how semi-scam companies like Carbonite and Life-lock ever made it as advertizers in the first place?
Pro Flowers? Really? Are these Fortune 500 companies?
Howard Stern - All women are whores! (1990-12-13)
I wonder is the $lut has ever used that contraceptive foam called Absorbine-Junior?
I think he’d lose because ...... his Two if By Tea sales & Rush 24/7 memberships are probably through the roof & I’ll bet he’s got a line around the block of folks wanting to be new advertisers. He probably set a new record for listeners today - 1st hour, anyway.
He doesn’t need to sue Ms. Fluck ..... she’s inadvertently done him a lot of “good”. She’s also exposed the vicousness of the left & the coordinated campaign that has been out there to damage and silence him. Truth (& Rush) win again.
Same here, it’s is a cheaply made piece of crap. Ours lasted two years before starting to leak which meant every five minutes that stupid pump would come on. Save your money folks this POS is a scam!!!
I'm not willing to fund his Palm Beach home if he's not willing to tough it out against the anti-American Left. Even Hank Haney can't help him with this whiff.
I’ve had a sleep number bed for a decade and it has worked flawlessly for a decade.
Since it’s paid for, I don’t intend to get rid of it.
What a little bitchy drama queen. Rush has made a difference and continues to do so. We will miss him terribly when he’s gone. Whiny little girls like you are a dime a dozen.
I have no doubt there are plenty other advertisers who’d love to have those slots.
A pox upon the POS companies who bailed.
Quite a stretch with that comparison. If ANYONE has toughed it out vs. the American left, it's Limbaugh.
Who wants you to? not me....all I can do is relate my experience with the POS!!!
Not to worry about hearing Volt commercials in the future.
I have a Sleep Number bed -never have liked it.
I have a Sleep Number bed -never have liked it.
You're perfectly within your rights to stop listening. I think he is the only one who decides how he runs his show and that's how it should be!!!
I have a Sleep Number bed -never have liked it.
Air America failed because they could not sell ad time. Because Liberals are anti-Capitalism and make lousy customers. Hence not many of them were buying the stuff they heard advertised on their shows. So the revenue dried-up and their shows went away.
I liked a suggestion one Freeper had that Rush start a line of products to replace all these cowards.
It took a while, but he replaced Snapple with Two If by Tea. I bet he could sell some memory foam bed (I like much better than the silly air mattress sleep numbers), Rush Flowers, and Rush Backup.
Good rant. Aren't you impressive!? Now suppose Rush drops dead tomorrow like Breitbart did.
Sean Hannity becomes the new William F Buckley? I don't think so. And FR is hanging by an IT thread too!
Your analogy about generals is good though. The conservative movement is acting like an Army where 1/3 of the soldiers run around proud of fragging their leaders, 1/3 of them are deserting because their generals are not getting promotions, and 1/3 are afraid to even say boo to the liberal enemies and family members in their own dining rooms, much less fight them with the zeal of a Rush or a Breitbart.
And the enemy can't believe how easy their victories are coming.
Your response was your own brilliance. It had nothing to do with me.
It was an open response to the thread.
Some people put “All” in the to line, I put individual posters.
I hope it didn’t use up too much of your bandwidth.
No, Thank you for clarifying either way. I appreciate it.
So you think we are on the way to take it back - w/o a total full-on revolution? That's the only way the leftist will succumb. They won't go peacefully. Conservatives are too passive. No way we are winning this battle. Even RUSH said something like this today,"For 24 yrs I have been naive in my hopefulness"
Thank you very much.
Did lifelock pull their advertising?
If so, I have some cancelling to do.
“Air America failed because they could not sell ad time.”
Kind of made this same point in another post. So where are these 9 advertisers going to go now if the Hannity, Ingraham, Levin, etc. listeners boycott their products?
I’ve seen them advertise on TV but not that much. Ironically, companies like Carbonite never would have gotten that big to advertise on TV if they hadn’t started with Rush.
From “Andrew Breitbart for the Offense” :
We should be hated and feared by the enemies of freedom. We should never bow to them, never apologize to them, never play the game they want us to play. Their hate is a badge of honor. Their fury and abuse are signs of our effectiveness. The people on the right whom the left love most are those who gore their oxen the least. These soft conservatives don’t dare upset politically correct pieties.
And the people who are using the poor dear will spit her outta their mouths when her usefullness has run it’s course.
And she’ll be forever be known as a ....
She just doesn’t know that yet...
Of the advertisers I did use, I’ve already contacted and let them know this household will not be using their product anymore, or visiting their stores.
But I did buy tea from Rush at twoifbytea...
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