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.
How about this:
Indeed, liberal institutions always parasite and grovel for a while and then dump on people too easy when there is some fear or weakness factor they sense. THese are a bunch of unreliable cowards.
They’ve included a number of local and regional advertisers Rush never heard of.
Tell them to hire Fluke to pitch their products.
Carbonite will be the poster child for failure to understand the purchasing power of Rush’s audience. After all, they are the people with jobs and money to buy things...or not.
The CEO, Mr. Carlsen, back in 2006, went on record and said that it was his company's 20 year relationship with Rush, that built his business and a few years later he pisses on Rush's back and tells him it's raining.
Sorry Charlie, "You are stuck on stupid".
Maybe I missed something but what does a “Sleep Number” bed have to do with a mattress company called “Sleep Train”?
They’re maintaining a 10% loss, it looks like.
The five day chart is probably more appropriate for this one. Striking, isn’t it?
He's not going to do that. Dale Carlsen was one of Rush's original sponsors in Sacramento in the late 80s and then continued as a sponsor locally when Rush went national (also Tom Sullivan). Carlsen and Sleep Train stood by Rush back when he COULD have been forced off the air for smaller controversies. It's why my jaw hit the floor when I heard he dumped Rush last week. It's not like this is the first time they've been faced with this kind of uproar. Of course Rush is hurt and angered however I don't think he's going to proactively go after them. Their business is going to suffer just by their absence on his show. I suspect that Rush who is a better man, may take him back somewhere down the road.
I'm for supporting whoever the other company is. I will never spend my money with the companies that caved to the Alinski tactics of the left and that innocent little “student”. /s
It's too bad Rush is supposedly allowing Carbonite back starting next week, especially given what the CEO said. But, as someone pointed out on another thread yesterday, it's genius: Rush still gets their advertising money, and no one who listens to Rush's show will knowingly buy their product.
I bought one of those tankless water heaters. LOVE IT. But I won't say the name because I don't hear Rush advertising it, anymore. Big ticket item.
Lessee, what else did I buy?
Hot, latex is HOT. I love the feel of memory foam, cannot tolerate how it retains heat.
I guarantee you will not wear this one out!...........