Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

AllState, Sears Join List Of Advertisers Announcing No More Ads On Limbaugh
Mediaite ^ | March 5, 2012 | James Crugnale

Posted on 03/05/2012 4:02:37 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

The furor over Rush Limbaugh‘s controversial comments directed at Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke has lead to advertisers dropping his eponymous radio program. 12 advertisers, including Sleep Number, The Sleep Train, Quicken Loans, Legal Zoom, Citrix, Carbonite, ProFlowers, AOL, Bonobos, Sears, and Allstate Insurance have pulled ads from the program, and/or distanced themselves from the show, either permanently or temporarily, ThinkProgress’s Adam Peck reports.

“Allstate’s advertising purchase strategy has not included the Rush Limbaugh Show,” the company wrote in a statement on their Facebook page. “Earlier today, we responded to inquiries about our advertising relationship with the show by stating we did not advertise on or sponsor it. As radio listeners notified us that they were hearing Allstate ads during the show this afternoon, we contacted the vendor that arranges for our advertising placements and discovered that an error had been made and advertising time had mistakenly been purchased for the show.”

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ads; allstate; liberalfascism; retail; rush; sandytheslut; sears; talkradio
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-113 next last

1 posted on 03/05/2012 4:02:44 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

I have never heard Sears or Allstate advertise in Rush’s show.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 4:04:57 PM PST by dforest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Just what Sears needs, fewer customers.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 4:06:55 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

You mean the Sears that is closing their stores all over the place?

Ha. Sounds like they can’t advertise anymore- now want to.


4 posted on 03/05/2012 4:07:03 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

not good,

who has stayed?

Allstate is a terrible company when it comes to auto liability. Quick to deny, slow to pay.

Time to attack them for advertising on left wing shows.

ALL these sleezes are assuming the NYC madison ave world view. They do not understand how the real america works.


5 posted on 03/05/2012 4:07:17 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

You mean the Sears that is closing their stores all over the place?

Ha. Sounds like they can’t advertise anymore- not want to.


6 posted on 03/05/2012 4:07:31 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dforest

I’m glad I use State Farm and shop at Walmart.


7 posted on 03/05/2012 4:07:43 PM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dforest

Sears and Alstate are no more.


8 posted on 03/05/2012 4:07:51 PM PST by brivette
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dforest

It’s probably local affiliate advertising.

No problem, just inform every advertiser that you will take your services elsewhere.

Spread the word.


9 posted on 03/05/2012 4:08:27 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
Sears is closing about 126 stories, I have never head of them advertising on Rush, and Allstate insurance is one of the worst in the country next to the lizard and progressive and that damn duck. None of which would I ever buy.
10 posted on 03/05/2012 4:08:52 PM PST by org.whodat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Rush is the most responsible person in the world. Everything is his fault./s


11 posted on 03/05/2012 4:09:04 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Sears is in financial trouble right now so you would think they would be smarter than this. I switched my insurance from All State to another 2 yrs ago.

I hope they feel the pain of their stupidity.


12 posted on 03/05/2012 4:09:15 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

legal zoom is a wonderful company, their legal screwups keep many lawyers in business.

never mind the fact that all their forms are FREE online or for a nominal prices at the local staples.


13 posted on 03/05/2012 4:10:07 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mountainlion

I guess I’ll be cancelling my Sears account tonight.


14 posted on 03/05/2012 4:10:08 PM PST by CarmichaelPatriot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

Comment #15 Removed by Moderator

To: Free ThinkerNY
All these idiot companies are doing is inviting people that have jobs and listen to Limbaugh to boycott THEM.

Not smart business.

16 posted on 03/05/2012 4:12:23 PM PST by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

I have been boycotting Allstate so long I have forgotten why.


17 posted on 03/05/2012 4:12:30 PM PST by yarddog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

IF SHERI’S BERRIES PULLS OUT I WON’T SEND ANYMORE OF THOSE BERRIES TO ANYONE.. and they are nice.

I would bet, though Rush does not push boycotts, when his listeners quit those products or don’t go for them ( I was about to go for Carbonite) and they realize how many customers they lose..well they may come crawling back. Worst case scenario, Rush might have to do what GB did and I would bet all of us listeners would go right on over and subscribe..and the local radio stations would lose too because the people they advertise for would be getting the message out to fewer listeners as well so it hurts all sorts of business. Bet Barry’s thugs got to the sponsors.


18 posted on 03/05/2012 4:12:39 PM PST by celtic gal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Of old, I would have fought tooth and nail to defend Limbaugh against the panderers to leftists.

But since he himself has pandered to them and to the establishment by trying, indirectly, to nudge Newt out of the picture, I’m not in any hurry to defend him now.


19 posted on 03/05/2012 4:12:55 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, R. Zacharias, Erwin Lutzer, and others.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dforest

Probably local ads.

The 12 can go on MSNBC with their support.

Add these folks to the “Made in China” list.


20 posted on 03/05/2012 4:13:26 PM PST by alpo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Can AllState and Sears each afford to lose 15 million customers?


21 posted on 03/05/2012 4:13:31 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

So which advertisers are leaving Ed Schultz and Bill Maher?


22 posted on 03/05/2012 4:13:41 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

This is all part of the master plan.


23 posted on 03/05/2012 4:15:36 PM PST by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

So here’s my question, who are they doing this for? They’re losing Rush’s audience (huge) to what end? These imbeciles don’t have enough brains to know that the left may send out million of letters and make millions of phone calls but will shop where they want despite the political implications. It’s all a big show, they lack the character to ever really take a stand on anything.


24 posted on 03/05/2012 4:15:56 PM PST by Kenny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

A list of anti-1st amendment companies in a WORD format to keep near the PC will help. These companies will lose in a big way. I cannot believe Sears even gives a crap. So much for supporting their K-Mart ass.


25 posted on 03/05/2012 4:16:19 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

This is really good news now some of the two or three hundred national companies waiting for ad slots during Limbaugh can get their ads on. Those who have cancelled will be sorry. Rush single handedly saved a little technology known as AM Radio. I hope he will decide to save newspapers next.


26 posted on 03/05/2012 4:17:01 PM PST by cquiggy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CarmichaelPatriot

given how stanley tools makes all the tools for home depot and lowes, there is nothing really that special about craftsman tools anymore.

Sears has been dying a slow death for years.


27 posted on 03/05/2012 4:17:51 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
This is a high tech lynching and destruction of the First Amendment.
28 posted on 03/05/2012 4:19:44 PM PST by Uncle Slayton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: CarmichaelPatriot
I guess I’ll be cancelling my Sears account tonight.

I quit buying form Sears when they decided to make me fill out extra paperwork to buy a black powder rifle kit. The blond was quite ignorant and would not listen to facts.

29 posted on 03/05/2012 4:19:48 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: dforest

Allsnake.


30 posted on 03/05/2012 4:21:02 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Sears accounts- CLOSED

FWIW lots of people in flyover country listen to Rush and decide whether or not to shop at Sears and K Mart


31 posted on 03/05/2012 4:21:33 PM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cquiggy

I was going to see about getting car insurance from AllState, but, I guess that this solves that problem.


32 posted on 03/05/2012 4:21:36 PM PST by sport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Para-Ord.45

“The idea is not about an apology, it is about silencing all opposition to their Totalitarian ideology:”

Correct. Breitbart is gone, Rush is the next target.


33 posted on 03/05/2012 4:21:41 PM PST by Fu-fu2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ve had my Sears account for 30 years. Oh well.


34 posted on 03/05/2012 4:22:35 PM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HiTech RedNeck

I don’t use any of the advertisers, the ones that are real, and the ones they are making up as they go along. LOL

Ho Flowers and Sharri’s Buries don’t interest me either.


35 posted on 03/05/2012 4:23:31 PM PST by dforest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: longtermmemmory

Robert Shapiro started Legal Zoom after he helped OJ beat the 2 murder raps.


36 posted on 03/05/2012 4:23:47 PM PST by alpo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: org.whodat

The “damn duck” meaning AFLAC? Don’t those folks market health plans to businesses? Are you the head of a business that this would matter?


37 posted on 03/05/2012 4:24:15 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: eyedigress

Well, if the Black Panthers show up at the competition stores and stand on the sidewalk slamming their night sticks into their palms, I guess exercising our freedoms will be a little harder.


38 posted on 03/05/2012 4:25:10 PM PST by TruthSlayer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: sport

Farmers insurance has always been good for me.


39 posted on 03/05/2012 4:25:39 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: dforest

Neither have I. I have insurance with State Farm anyway. They came through for us big time after Hurricane Katrina. Friends of mine who had All State had to fight the insurance company to get any payments.


40 posted on 03/05/2012 4:25:55 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: celtic gal

Sorry Celtic Gal -

Shari’s Berries is a division of ProFlowers...

:^(


41 posted on 03/05/2012 4:26:35 PM PST by Dinah Lord
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: alpo

Some common sense and civics awareness goes a long way when using any cut rate legal aid service. If you want to ferret out every loophole in a troubling situation, hire a lawyer, that’s what they do best. If you want an easy filing with a court that has no real reason to oppose you, then go to Legal Zoom or Rocket Lawyer or the like for the proper paperwork.


42 posted on 03/05/2012 4:27:10 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: TruthSlayer

Stop egging me on. That punk in Philly would have his ass handed to his friends face.


43 posted on 03/05/2012 4:27:20 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: reasonisfaith

I don’t think you know what you’re talking about.


44 posted on 03/05/2012 4:29:13 PM PST by BilLies (Save your money until after the Presidential election.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s going to be Bush/Rush’s fault from now on. Heck, I heard that Rush brought down the DOLT causing layoff’s.


45 posted on 03/05/2012 4:29:38 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Sears and Allstate? How quaint.


46 posted on 03/05/2012 4:30:38 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BilLies

I don’t think you do.


47 posted on 03/05/2012 4:32:11 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, R. Zacharias, Erwin Lutzer, and others.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: celtic gal

I’ve read that some of the advertisers have SUSPENDED advertising. I don’t know if that’s like suspending a political campaign, but that’s the chicken way out. They’re afraid to pull their advertising completely. I hope Rush doesn’t take them back. Why would his listeners want to patronize companies who bailed on Rush in favor of the femiNazis? Like Rush said on his show today, hope they can survive the loss of business?


48 posted on 03/05/2012 4:32:19 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Yawn. Advertisers advertise because they want more business.

There will be other advertisers who will want to advertise.


49 posted on 03/05/2012 4:32:40 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sport

Throughout most of this I’ve said “How can I boycott someone that I don’t do business with?” I see it as almost as hypocritical as the lefties who went to carbonite and sleep-whatever and threatened to never do business there again (as if any of them did to begin with).

But in this case - just over the weekend - I was trying to decide whether to go to Sears to buy new tires for my daughters car or a local guy. I was going to buy from Sears for the warranty.

Now my choice is made for me.

Goodbye Sears...and say goodbye to a $600 sale


50 posted on 03/05/2012 4:34:30 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-113 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson