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Tally Of Advertisers In Rush Limbaugh Exodus Climbs To 20
Business Insider ^ | 03/06/2012 | Laura Stampler

Posted on 03/06/2012 12:28:07 PM PST by SeekAndFind

According to a series of advertisers' Twitter and Facebook statements, at least 20 different sponsors have now pulled their spots from Rush Limbaugh's radio show.

In case you're new to the kerfuffle—welcome out of hibernation!—advertisers began dropping like flies after Limbaugh called a Georgetown law student and women's rights activist a "slut" and a "prostitute" for supporting healthcare coverage for contraception.

Sleep Number and The Sleep Train, both mattress suppliers, were the first two advertisers to pull their ads Friday, and the numbers have grown tenfold since then.

Media Matters has been regularly updating a list of advertisers that have been dropped (or aired) ads on Limbaugh's show.

On Tuesday, Bare Escentuals, Sensa Weight Loss program, Hadeed Carpet, Thompson Creek Windows, Vitacost, AccuQuote Life insurance, and Polycom all joined the Exodus.

Two local radio stations have also stopped running Limbaugh's show.

But some advertisers are finding it difficult to pull their ads, even if they disagree with Limbaugh's statements, because they bought package deals with the network. This means that their ads aren't specifically intended to air during Limbaugh's show.

Amberen, a menopause medication, explained the difficulty on its Facebook page:

"We understand that some of our customers are concerned that Amberen ads are still airing on the Rush Limbaugh show. Lunada Biomedical assures you that we take these concerns to heart! Most of our employees, including the CEO, are female. And like millions of other Americans we were outraged by Rush Limbaugh's incendiary and offensive comments. However, we are a small company that buys remnant (leftover) media time and, as such, we cannot, by definition, be considered the ‘sponsors’ of Mr. Limbaugh's show.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: advertisers; limbaugh; rush; rushsponsors; sandrafluke; sandytheslut
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1 posted on 03/06/2012 12:28:19 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Soon this will be like the Beck advertiser boycott that most of the advertisers that supposedly fled never actually advertised on Beck’s shows.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 12:31:37 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Amberen ran commercials on here during Rush on my local station. Now I superscribe to Rush’s website. So I sometimes watch the live feed. But I also ran thee feed from the local today.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 12:32:04 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

Amberen ran commercials on here during Rush on my local station. Now I subscribe to Rush’s website. So I sometimes watch the live feed. But I also ran the feed from the local today.


4 posted on 03/06/2012 12:32:29 PM PST by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

any way to get the list of 20 without exposing my computer to MediaMatters.org?


5 posted on 03/06/2012 12:34:07 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

FOAD anti-first amendment cowards. I’m watching ya.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 12:34:24 PM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard a Sensa ad today.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 12:34:35 PM PST by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind

And people wondered why Beck started his own subscriber-based network.

Overall, the trend is very ominous.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 12:35:59 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

First Vitacost and now BareEssentuals. Super pissed right now!


9 posted on 03/06/2012 12:36:30 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: SeekAndFind

ironically, two MATtRESS companies were the first to pul ltheir advertising over the flap over a slut? How ironic


10 posted on 03/06/2012 12:37:09 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: SeekAndFind

All of these corporate guys have liberal wives.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 12:37:55 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: SeekAndFind

(or Aired) is key to this. Some of these losers haven’t advertised on Rush for ages.

They are trying to jimmy up the numbers by using companies that have been long gone.


12 posted on 03/06/2012 12:38:04 PM PST by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind
Silencing the opposition is critical to the establishment of a totalitarian society. Lessee, the DSCC has requested the FFC remove Rush from the airwaves and the IRS is coming down on Tea Party groups. FNN and GBTV people are getting the same treatment. All big name conservative celebrities must hire private security. Breitbarticus drops dead.

The noose tightens.

13 posted on 03/06/2012 12:38:15 PM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Here are the list of advertisers who have dropped out according to Media Matters :

Netflix

Deere & Co. (John Deere)

Stamps.com

PolyCom

St. Vincent’s Medical Center

Philadelphia Orchestra

Bethesda Sedation Dentistry

Cascades Dental

Goodwill

Hadeed Carpet

Service Magic

AccuQuote Life Insurance

Bare Escentuals

Vitacost

AOL

Tax Resolution Services

Heart & Body Extract

Bonobos

Sears

Allstate

Sensa (NOTE: a poster on this thread heard their ad today so they might have changed their mind )

Thompson Creek

ProFlowers

Carbonite

Geico

Sleep Train

Sleep Number

LegalZoom

Citrix

Quicken Loans


14 posted on 03/06/2012 12:38:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rush should have called her a t*** and a c*** since no one reacted when Governor Palin was called those names...


15 posted on 03/06/2012 12:39:29 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: SeekAndFind

[[”We understand that some of our customers are concerned that Amberen ads are still airing on the Rush Limbaugh show. Lunada Biomedical assures you that we take these concerns to heart!]]

But yet they’d no such ‘heartfelt’ symapthy for people who voice concerns over amberen advertsiing on sites that encourage immoral behavior I’m assuming?


16 posted on 03/06/2012 12:39:49 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: goodwithagun

I’m annoyed as well.

Hypocrits, all.

Wish I used their products so I could cancel.

Only Pro Flowers and my daughter uses them. Maybe I can influence her to stop.

It’s spit in the ocean anyway. Rush will get plenty of sponsors to take their place, I remember when Orange Juice and Snapple bailed. Did anyone miss them?


17 posted on 03/06/2012 12:40:01 PM PST by altura
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To: SeekAndFind

Haven’t heard any commercials lately from any of these fools.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 12:40:37 PM PST by rep-always
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To: SeekAndFind

Haven’t heard any commercials lately from any of these fools.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 12:41:05 PM PST by rep-always
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s time to become a bulldog like Breitbart.

So . . .

— get busy letting advertisers who have dropped the show know that you have dropped them.

— start pressuring conservative-leaning companies to pick up the slack.

The only reason these boycotts work is because one side is noisier than the other.

Conservatives are, quite simply, nicer than liberals. So they aren’t as effective.


20 posted on 03/06/2012 12:42:08 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: SeekAndFind

Their loss.


21 posted on 03/06/2012 12:42:21 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yowsa. I see only one viable solution to this. The government MUST treat Rush as fairly as they do their brain damaged leftist gerbalists and put him on NPR.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 12:42:24 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: SeekAndFind

Who is encouraging them? Are they all Lefties who adv with Rush? Close contacts with Media Matters/et al Lefties who pushing the ‘larger’ agenda? What. On it’s face; it is insane. Beyond that. . .a ‘ground swell’ being invited/promoted.


23 posted on 03/06/2012 12:43:10 PM PST by cricket (. It is not just the economy. . .and Newt knows it. . .so)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

EWTN is suing because the mandate entails costs they cannot afford. Why fries me is Obama can intervene in a matter between two private citizens and this not be counted as political, when everyone knows that Limbaugh is on his enemies list. And to repeated what Hannity did today, NO reporters brings up the matter of Bill Maher, who has become rich for defaming conservative women with utterly vile remarks, and is sharing that wealth with a superpac that is supporting OBAMA.


24 posted on 03/06/2012 12:43:10 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: SeekAndFind

20 companies that just lost a market of 20,000,000 people.

Won’t buy a thing from any of them.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 12:43:33 PM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’m with you. Media doesn’t matter, not their kind, anyway.

I have no problem calling them...and also call Clear Channel to voice your support..particularly women. :-)


26 posted on 03/06/2012 12:43:52 PM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: SeekAndFind
Limbaugh called a Georgetown law student and women's rights activist a "slut" and a "prostitute" for supporting healthcare coverage for contraception.

No, he called her a slut for expecting others to pay for her contraception. (And she grossly inflated the cost of it.)

27 posted on 03/06/2012 12:43:57 PM PST by fullchroma
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To: Jedidah

RE: get busy letting advertisers who have dropped the show know that you have dropped them.

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These advertisers have been intimidated by a few hundred activists busy writing and e-mailing them with threats.

There are more of us than them but I am not sure if we are as motivated in this battle as they are.


28 posted on 03/06/2012 12:44:41 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: RobbyS
re: All of these corporate guys have liberal wives.)))

Liberal sluts are easy. Why marry them?

29 posted on 03/06/2012 12:44:45 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Posted at: http://mediamatters.org/blog/201203050019

As of today, 30 advertisers have canceled their ads running during The Rush Limbaugh Show.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Ads Dropped

Netflix

Deere & Co. (John Deere)

Stamps.com

PolyCom

St. Vincent’s Medical Center

Philadelphia Orchestra

Monday, March 5, 2012
Ads Dropped

Bethesda Sedation Dentistry

Cascades Dental

Goodwill

Hadeed Carpet

Service Magic

AccuQuote Life Insurance

Bare Escentuals

Vitacost

AOL

Tax Resolution Services

Heart & Body Extract

Bonobos

Sears

Allstate

Sensa

Sunday, March 4, 2012
Ads Dropped

Thompson Creek

ProFlowers

Saturday, March 3, 2012
Limbaugh Statement On Fluke
Ads Dropped

Carbonite

Friday, March 2, 2012
Ads Dropped

Geico

Sleep Train

Sleep Number

LegalZoom

Citrix

Quicken Loans

Monday, March 05, 2012 Ads Aired

A Place for Mom

AccuQuote

ADT Security

AkinMears, G.P.

American Credit Card Solutions

Ameristar Tax Centers

Bare Escentuals Mineral Makeup

Bonobos

Becoming China’s Bitch by Peter Kiernan (Advertiser contacted Media Matters and advised that these were bonus/free advertisements. They stressed that they never deliberately advertised on Limbaugh’s show and have taken steps to ensure that the bonus/free ads no longer run on the show.)

Capital One

Carbonite

Child Booster Seat PSA, Ad Council and DOT

Concentra

Constant Contact

CRN

Eos Sleep

Freedom Debt Relief

Geico

Heritage for the Blind

HydraCare

InventHelp

JC Penny’s

Matrix Direct

Medipattern Corporation

Merit Financial

Netflix

New York Lottery Powerball

O’Reilly Auto Parts

Peerless Boilers

Reputation Rhino

RightSize Smoothies

Sears

Sensa

Service Magic

St. Vincent’s Medical Center (Bridgeport, CT)

The Small Business Authority/Corporate Tax Network

TurboTax

US Tax Shield

Wave Home Solutions

...


30 posted on 03/06/2012 12:45:19 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is getting ridiculous


31 posted on 03/06/2012 12:45:35 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: CottShop

ironically, two MATtRESS companies were the first to pul ltheir advertising over the flap over a slut? How ironic

They’re probably afraid that they will be forced to provide free mattresses if they don’t.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 12:46:27 PM PST by excalibur21
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Yeah, to me this is a sign that the left is very organized and was ready to mobilize quick to campaign to those advertisers. Why does it not seem like our side is organized enough to respond in kind? It seems like the leftists are ready to march in lockstep when they get the order but trying to mobilize conservatives is like herding cats.


33 posted on 03/06/2012 12:47:34 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: GoCards

RE: This is getting ridiculous

What you call ridiculous, the liberal activists call SERIOUS.

This is a culture war and they’re in it to win. Are we?


34 posted on 03/06/2012 12:47:41 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind

Netflix Says That Actually it Doesn’t Advertise with Rush Limbaugh at All: http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2012/03/netflix_says_that_actually_it.php


35 posted on 03/06/2012 12:48:32 PM PST by fullchroma
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To: EdReform

Well, at least one advertiser is still there — THE NEWT GINGRICH CAMPAIGN.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 12:49:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: Mamzelle

They tend to go to what they used to call the Seven Sisters and so that helps their hubbies to network. No, I am being serious. We seem to be becoming two white nations, and unless you go to the right schools, your chance of social mobility is low.


37 posted on 03/06/2012 12:49:42 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: altura

My wife and I were considering a sleep number bed. Sunday night I called the company and told them that, and that it would be a cold day in Hell before I ever bought one.


38 posted on 03/06/2012 12:49:50 PM PST by Daveinyork
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To: EdReform

I will be cancelling my subscription to Netflix immediately.


39 posted on 03/06/2012 12:50:04 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: EdReform

A lot of these are local ads, not national


40 posted on 03/06/2012 12:50:49 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Right Cal Gal

RE: I will be cancelling my subscription to Netflix immediately.

Don’t just cancel, TELL THEM YOUR REASON.


41 posted on 03/06/2012 12:51:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind
AFL-CIO has many jobless members which they can employ on short notice in phone banks across the country to hammer issues. They used this tool to pressure Congress on ObamaCare and apparently to go after Glen Beck's advertisers.
42 posted on 03/06/2012 12:53:47 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: JediJones

Sorts is funding the grunt work, and the media creates the story.

There’s no easy solution, but a rare, extremely clever candidate can take them on directly. Newt can do it. Sometimes Santorum does. Sarah was pretty good, too.

The media has it cranked up to 11. We’re in a fight for our lives. It’s too late to establish the run. We have to throw deep, and often.


43 posted on 03/06/2012 12:54:51 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I sent a nasty-gram to Sears this morning regarding Rush and I almost immediately got the following response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for contacting Sears.com. Sears and Kmart did not buy media or sponsorships on the Rush Limbaugh show. It is possible that a station incorrectly ran one of our ads on or adjacent to the show, but we would need to know the market and day to determine this. Sears Holdings does not purchase media based on political affiliations or views.

Sears Customer Care

webcenter@customerservice.sears.com

>1-800-366-3028

Somebody's not telling the truth!

44 posted on 03/06/2012 12:55:43 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: SeekAndFind
I typed this into Google, a bunch of sites came up telling how to contact Rush's advertisers. From the leftists of course, but no reason we can't use the info.

Google contact rush advertisers

45 posted on 03/06/2012 12:56:28 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s 30.

I thought only 20 had stopped.?


46 posted on 03/06/2012 12:56:44 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The list of advertisers makes no sense as to there pulling out. There is something else going on here.
47 posted on 03/06/2012 12:57:02 PM PST by jetson
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To: fullchroma

I think some are local, some are gone for a long time, and some are just pulled out of thin air to make themselves look like they are winning.

However, it sure doesn’t hurt for companies like Netflix to understand what would happen should they join this nonsense.


48 posted on 03/06/2012 12:57:42 PM PST by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind

This isn’t a happy development, but in every danger there is opportunity, and I say this is a good time for something new from Rush:

Short VIDEOS delivered to mobile devices like iPhone and Droid, and the format would be an older, more political version of the Phil DeFranco show, which is on YouTube and gets 7 million hits (admittedly for a different demo). Another example of someone older is Pat Condell, though his format is a little different;

Rush would introduce news stories that interest him, give short, witty, mordant commentary, and then move on, giving a chance to win something to the wittiest clip follow-up comment:

Each spot would be between 2.5-5 minutes and would feature cut-aways to photos and short clips, video editing of the type on the Phillip DeFranco show.

There will be computers always, but we’ve only started to see the growth of mobile devices and Rush needs to catch that (non Sleep) train.

I love radio, but it’s a dying medium and I don’t Rush to die with it.


49 posted on 03/06/2012 12:57:44 PM PST by gaijin
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To: SeekAndFind

It will be interesting to see if Limbaugh remains on the radio. The left is very powerful, well organized and is going all out to get him. Their petition to a friendly leftist FCC is gathering steam.


50 posted on 03/06/2012 12:58:14 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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