Skip to comments.Rush: Sponsors 'practically begging to come back'
Posted on 03/07/2012 10:53:11 PM PST by Impala64ssa
PALM BEACH, Fla. After national controversy over his calling a Georgetown University law student a slut and prostitute, radio giant Rush Limbaugh says he has brand-new sponsors lined up to advertise on his program, and some who had canceled are now asking to return.
We have three brand-new sponsors that will be starting in the next two weeks, Limbaugh said this afternoon, adding he was not going to identify them today.
Two of the sponsors who have canceled have asked to return. We are being very careful about that. Im not gonna give you any names here. One of them is practically begging to come back.
There have been reports among some news agencies that at least 40 advertisers have abandoned Limbaughs top-rated program since the furor involving Sandra Flukes push for insurance-covered birth control erupted last week, but Limbaugh said those news outlets are not being honest.
Because they lie, and because they dont understand how it works, he said. Everything is fine on the business side. Everything is cool. There is not a thing to worry about. Whatever youre seeing on television about this program and sponsors and advertisers is just incorrect.
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What, you think they are going to stop there? That was just the tip of the iceberg. And by the way, they monitor Rush's show every day and have been doing that for years. Why don't you try doing what he's been doing some 20+ years without ever screwing up?
In the future I suggest Rush lead everyone right up to the cliff, pause and then say ‘you might think that, but I could never say’. Rush listeners will know exactly the idea without Rush using the non PC word. This gets his point across without giving the red meat to the Libs. It will drive Libs crazy since Rush did not say the word and if the Libs try to make an issue out of what Rush did not say, it becomes a case of how dare the Libs put words in someone else’s mouth!
And when he fails to live up to your impossible standards...?
Sandra Fluke described her own actions. In days past...THAT WAS BEING A SLUT. It's a shame that we have gotten to a place in this country where we can't called it like we see it out of fear for political correctness.
And I disagree with what Obama said about her being a private citizen. She ceased being a private citizen when she became an activist and began actively trying to change MY life and the lives of others. The left just wants their hypocrisy left alone.
She misrepresented herself...stepped into the debate with the intentions of not just telling her story...but being an activist. Her actions prove she was a slut...and she is one...by my definition. As a parent...I WOULD NOT BE PROUD.
That said...Rush should have focused more on the dem setup than her person...that was the mistake.
Rush tends to be correct most of the time, but he has his moments. And those moments usually appear pretty bad.
In many ways ...Rush got a wake-up call and I do sincerely hope folks put aside their ‘listener loyalty worship’ and evaluate the sponsors he brings onto his show. As many here are wanting to ignore the very fact that people buy from a sponsor on Rush, keep in mind the organizations that these “sponsors” backed. And that Rush knew it too, as he admitted on Monday.
Yes, buyer beware. Just because a sponsor is on the Rush Limbaugh Show doesn't mean your money isn't ending up in the coffers of the likes of MoveOn.org or that your personal information is as protected as you might think.
I can't stand too listen too him 20 minutes much like I couldn't stand Orielly or a number of others that long either. Even my parents who had listened to him for years stopped listening to him about 5-7 years ago. But that's beside the point. He needed a producer to screen his program and run it on a 5-20 second delay like many shows do for that exact purpose and live callers. It would have saved him a lot of problems had someone hit the switch for him. They could have went to break and hashed it out.
I find it interesting the GT is putting up with her.
I’m just posting on this one thread about him. One of about what at least several dozen threads now have been posted?
I wonder if Mozy will be one of them?
Rush is a gazillionaire with over 600 stations carrying his program while you're just a lonely keyboard commando.
And you're giving HIM advice?
Testimony? In front of a kangaroo style court, hastily called for by that staunch Catholic, Nancy Pelosi. Fluke wasn't allowed to testify in front of the real Congressional hearing because she couldn't be vetted. She was a surprise "witness". Those testifying in front of Congress are vetted 72 hours prior to the testimony and Pelosi didn't want to allow that. So, they conjured up a fake hearing and it was carried as real!
Fluke, Fluke! And, Fluke Pelosi!
This is not only a war on Rush, but, a war on Catholics!...and, religion, in general...IMHO!
Testimony, spewing....whatever you wish to call it.
I dunno about "majority" but I could agree with "many". I was the male equivalent of "slut" a hundred years or so ago, when I was still single but we have no word that's equivalent for a male with loose moral standards.
Yesterday we had the pleasure of telling Pro Flowers to get lost and keep their “52%” discount. They wrote back with some blah blah blah about respect for our opinion. Nice!
I loved that scene. The cancellation of Firefly was a great loss to the science fiction viewing community. I know that Serenity was a wrap-up movie, but it just left me wanting more.
She’s NOT a slut....she’s a whore.
She’s a scammer. More like ‘You’ve been Fluked!’
Me too. It seems like the Catholic Church is very tolerant of increased government authority and socialist / progressive causes. I've never been able to figure it out. This is true for most Protestant Churches as well.
After getting out of the service in the late 60s, I worked at a lumber yard in southern Missouri for a while, among the men I worked with, "sumbitch" was just a normal part of speech and was not even considered derogatory, all us sumbitches said it. If one wanted to be derogatory or say it in real anger, one said son-of-a-bitch, sounding it all out.
Don’t take them back, Rush. Allow them to wither. Perhaps it will teach these morons a thing or two about Free Speech in this country.
One of the best "Oh, crap..." scenes in Sci Fi ever.
He said that he had a neck injury and didn't want to have surgery b/c it could have done damage to his voice, i.e. his livelihood.
In the scope of my employment I come in contact with a lot of people who have neck injuries and most of them are scared to get surgery, period. They're not worried about their voices, just worried. (With good reason, I may add. Sounds pretty damn scary to me, having my spine operated on.)
Many of them don't get the operation and end up abusing their pain meds, too. They're not druggies, they're in constant pain.
(One minor suggestion purely out of desire to elbow my way into the act: can you work in the words "Trojan Whorse" somewhere?)
Actually, he did have his own show on WABC radio in NYC a few years ago.
Will someone with a few billion dollars to invest start one or all of the following:
1)A conservative news wire.
2)A conservative satelite tv Network. Not one channel but an entire network! With about 3 Conservative News Channels.
3)A Conservative version of Hollywood.
All threee would complement each other.
Good grief lighten up .
The left had a slut parade and the dem party media loved it and promoted it .
The ugly witches on the View call each other that on tv now .
Your Rush bashing is over the top .
The phony scandal died quietly two days ago and the left lost since Rush is still on the air !
Upset about that ?
Oh...so you already hated Rush before this and don’t ever listen to him.
That explains a lot.
If the hypocrisy of this silly uproar over Rush and the constant drumbeat of just why Maher wasn’t chastised over his remarks about Sarah Palin continue....and it looks like it will....this might be the jig is up moment for the libs.
The left wins these orchestrated battles because they control the media and the national conversation. But this thing with Bill Maher, the million bucks to Obama, the fundraisers Maher will attend, somebody actually asking this question at the Obamer news conferance and yesterday somebody following one of those way out Dem woman asking for comment about the Maher thing with...Shiela Jackson Lee I think....saying over and over she had no comment....this will not only destroy THIS bit of plan by the left...if we’re lucky it’ll plant doubt against every future effort they make like this.
Which is an astonishing run on sentence I know but I think out loud.
The old saying is...”fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” Not only is this hypocrisy with Maher essentially doing the same thing as Rush greeted with silence by the left showing up the shallowness of THIS flap, it’ll cast a pall over all future orchestrations the left does as is their wont.
See, Alinsky’s rules might be good ones for the left, but they mean nothing if everyone’s on to you.
I think Rush has taken your view, that he shouldn’t have made it personal. I also think if he’s kicking himself for anything it’s that he fell into the trap set by the Left. I don’t expect he’ll make that mistake again.
I think you made a typo... hastily called for by that ... raunch Catholic, Nancy Pelosi
The difference is that those Leftists are engaged in a war to destroy America and to enthrone perversion, and Rush is not.
These constant complaints about a supposed "double standard" amaze me.
The Left has a single standard: If it is for the Revolution, and weakens America, it is good. If it is against the Revolution, and supports America, it is bad.
Maher and Schultz are foot soldiers in the transnationalist war to destroy America. THAT'S the difference between them and Rush.
I suspect that Fox has lost much of their viewing audience in recent days. They've lost me and so buying advertising on them won't reach me.
Sure we do, it's cad. Or libertine, either one works.
——we have no word that’s equivalent for a male with loose moral standards. -——
How ‘bout “Bubba”?
It is possible she is not a slut and that she just plays one on mock congressional hearings.
She never claimed to be 23; some people reported on the story and never checked their facts. Her bio said she graduated from Cornell in 2003. The reason everybody was confused is because the Democrats played bait-and-switch.
They announced a different witness (Rev. Barry Lynn - a separation of church and state guy). Congress has a 72-hour rule for announcing witnesses so the other side can vet your witness and find out about them.
At 4:30 p.m. the day before the hearing, Democrats said "no, we're using Sandra Fluke."
Republicans said you can't do that, we don't have time to vet her and find out about her, so she can't testify.
Then the Democratic Steering Committee staged that hearing where Fluke didn't have to testify under oath, and the media obliged an brought cameras.
People didn't know much about her because there wasn't the full 72-hour-notice of who she was - she never said she was 23.
Yesterday I was talking to a co-worker, and I tried to compare Maher to Rush. It was dumb on my part.
Rush used a term to describe a woman, ‘called her a name’. The name may describe her, may not. Rush doesn’t know the specifics of her sex life. If she has one partner she is not a ‘slut’, just has sex a lot (according to her own ‘testimony’). She is not a prostitute, otherwise her paying sex partners would be providing means for her to buy birth control.
Maher (and many on the left) use similar ‘names’. Not as descriptions, but as common derogatory terms/insults.
Completely different. We are talking about a double standard, but not on the level that I initially thought.
“Liberal” will do in this day and age
conservatives are slammed for being hypocrites if their moral standards (or those of their spouses,children associates etc) are low, so that implies liberals have no standards and thus are not hypocrites if their behavior is immoral
...uh...you know he apologized, dont' you? Twice.
But, if you've really surrendered...go ahead and vote for Obama this Fall.
Tell ‘em to pound sand, Rush.
We need to take a scalp or two if we want to keep this from ever happening to you again.
of course pounding sand might disturb the sea turtles...
The Rush incident is oooolllld news. The media is onto other things now. That’s the thing about the MSM, they have ADD. The new topic is Solar Flares.
Those sponsors are sluts and prostitutes.