Skip to comments.Report: Company who dropped ads from Limbaugh’s show asks to be reinstated (Fair weather friends)
Posted on 03/09/2012 6:27:06 AM PST by SeekAndFind
A Limbaugh spokesman said that California mattress company Sleep Train asked to restart a voiced endorsement from Limbaugh that it had publicly cut off last week. The company said at the time that it does not condone such negative comments toward any person.…
Sleep Train’s departure from the program had been billed by some observers as particularly significant because the mattress retailer had been with Limbaugh show for 25 years. Yet the tone of Sleep Train’s withdrawal statement last Friday hinted it might not be pulling out for the long run…
Limbaugh spokesman Brian Glicklich on Thursday forwarded a copy of an email that he said had been sent to Sleep Train Chief Executive Dale Carlsen. In it, Glicklich wrote that Limbaugh had personally received the company’s requests to resume advertising on his show.
Unfortunately,” Glicklich wrote, “your public comments were not well received by our audience, and did not accurately portray either Rush Limbaugh’s character or the intent of his remarks. Thus, we regret to inform you that Rush will be unable to endorse Sleep Train in the future.
Via the Daily Rushbo, he talked about this a bit on yesterday’s show, claiming that two sponsors had already asked to return and that “one of them is practically begging to come back.” I don’t know why Sleep Train would pull ads if the prospect of losing Rush forever made them nervous enough to cave this quickly. They’ve alienated the right by abandoning him and irritated the left by going squishy over it. Have we learned nothing from l’affaire Komen, my friends? Rule one of inserting yourself into a hot-button public debate: Once you pick a side, stick to it. Sheesh.
Grovel, money grubbing poltroons.
I wouldn’t take them back.
I like what somebody said, on another website, Rush should accept Sleep Train’s competitor’s ASAP.
I have been having these attacks of Schadenfreude lately.
For the life of me, I can’t figure out WHY! }:-)
If it were up to me, I would ban them from advertising on my show forever............
Anybody seen Carbonite’s stock price lately?...............
Irony, thy name is “Sleep Train”.
I’d like to know the REAL number of advertisers that bailed on Rush, and are actually staying away.
The lying Left has it at north of 50.
No, are they hurting?
Beck was plugging for them hard yesterday.
I heard this kind of thing is a common occurance that sponsors pull ads and return over and over again. My husband used to work in radio...
It seems they were already going fast on the downslope well before they decided to trash Rush............
I like Rush's analogy!
hahahah...love it. I am sure the media will report that advertisers are crawling back to Limbaugh, right?
True, he won’t notice the ship jumping rats but it is the fact that they jumped that makes the difference. Cowards cowering to the almighty dollar squeeze by the loony left! Well, we know how to play that game too.
I dunno... I'd say Rule#1 is DON'T go after Rush. For God's sakes... it backfires every dang time. Have they not learned this yet?
It doesn't seem to matter how many times he baits them up, they keep coming back for more, right on Q
Rush explained that the number of local ads sold by his 600+ affiliate stations is north of 18,000. So,’north of 50’ bailing-out is no great shakes. Those weasels will be quickly replaced and the Rush caravan moves on.
Anybody have any recommendations?
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