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Report: Company who dropped ads from Limbaugh’s show asks to be reinstated (Fair weather friends)
Hotair ^ | posted at 10:09 pm on March 8, 2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 03/09/2012 6:27:06 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Request denied.

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.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boycott; limbaugh; rush; rushsponsors; sandrafluke; schadenfreude; sleeptrain
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1 posted on 03/09/2012 6:27:10 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Grovel, money grubbing poltroons.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 6:30:43 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

I wouldn’t take them back.

I like what somebody said, on another website, Rush should accept Sleep Train’s competitor’s ASAP.


3 posted on 03/09/2012 6:33:00 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have been having these attacks of Schadenfreude lately.

For the life of me, I can’t figure out WHY! }:-)


4 posted on 03/09/2012 6:33:06 AM PST by left that other site
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To: SeekAndFind

If it were up to me, I would ban them from advertising on my show forever............


5 posted on 03/09/2012 6:34:07 AM PST by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy heath insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: Jonty30

Anybody seen Carbonite’s stock price lately?...............


6 posted on 03/09/2012 6:35:01 AM PST by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy heath insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: SeekAndFind

Irony, thy name is “Sleep Train”.


7 posted on 03/09/2012 6:35:47 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: All

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.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 6:35:55 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Red Badger

No, are they hurting?

Beck was plugging for them hard yesterday.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 6:37:13 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Red Badger

10 posted on 03/09/2012 6:37:28 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

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...


11 posted on 03/09/2012 6:37:54 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: MrB; treetopsandroofs

It seems they were already going fast on the downslope well before they decided to trash Rush............


12 posted on 03/09/2012 6:39:14 AM PST by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy heath insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: SeekAndFind
ABC News, who understands how this works and are purposely misrepresenting it, is out there ballyhooing that we have lost 28 sponsors. Twenty-eight sponsors out of 18,000! That's like losing a couple of french fries in the container when it's delivered to you at the drive-thru. You don't even notice it.

I like Rush's analogy!

13 posted on 03/09/2012 6:39:14 AM PST by rawhide
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To: SeekAndFind
I LOVE IT!!!!

I hope each of these whining libtard companies go bankrupt for injecting their personal politics into their business. I especially hope that Carbonite goes belly-up, because they basically owe their existence to Rush. No one had ever heard of them until Rush began advertising them.

El Rushbo wins another one.
14 posted on 03/09/2012 6:40:16 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: rawhide

hahahah...love it. I am sure the media will report that advertisers are crawling back to Limbaugh, right?


15 posted on 03/09/2012 6:41:12 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Red Badger

Interesting, thanks.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 6:42:14 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: rawhide

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.


17 posted on 03/09/2012 6:43:53 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: SeekAndFind
"Rule one of inserting yourself into a hot-button public debate: Once you pick a side, stick to it."

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

18 posted on 03/09/2012 6:46:11 AM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: EyeGuy

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.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 6:46:50 AM PST by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: Red Badger
Sidebar:
I am in the market for beds.
I don't think I'm hard on a bed, but never mind how much I've spent to buy the best, or their guarantee, in 3 years, the matress is shot.
I WAS considering a Sleep Number bed, but forget that now.

Anybody have any recommendations?

20 posted on 03/09/2012 6:47:58 AM PST by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: Red Badger
Down to 8.58 at the close yesterday. Its NASDAQ chart shows steady decline since last August peak of about $17.50. Big drop a few days ago.
21 posted on 03/09/2012 6:48:24 AM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: SeekAndFind

too sweet


22 posted on 03/09/2012 6:49:15 AM PST by moovova (Is Fluke REALLY pronounced Fluck?)
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To: sillsfan

How about this:

http://www.simplyrest.com/


23 posted on 03/09/2012 6:50:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: Jonty30

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.


24 posted on 03/09/2012 6:50:39 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: EyeGuy

They’ve included a number of local and regional advertisers Rush never heard of.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 6:51:19 AM PST by steve8714 (Thank you, Andrew. I miss you already.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Tell them to hire Fluke to pitch their products.


26 posted on 03/09/2012 6:52:54 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: sillsfan
“Sleep Number Competitors” is a frequent search string on Bing! :-) I found http://www.dreamnumberbeds.com/ that way. We have had select comfort beds for almost ten years now. Now that their patent has run out, we would look to other manufacturers.
27 posted on 03/09/2012 6:53:14 AM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: SubMareener

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.


28 posted on 03/09/2012 6:53:31 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind
“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.”

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".

29 posted on 03/09/2012 6:55:53 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: sillsfan

Maybe I missed something but what does a “Sleep Number” bed have to do with a mattress company called “Sleep Train”?


30 posted on 03/09/2012 6:56:13 AM PST by ken in texas
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To: treetopsandroofs

They’re maintaining a 10% loss, it looks like.


31 posted on 03/09/2012 6:56:57 AM PST by steve8714 (Thank you, Andrew. I miss you already.)
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To: MrB

The five day chart is probably more appropriate for this one. Striking, isn’t it?


32 posted on 03/09/2012 6:58:14 AM PST by steve8714 (Thank you, Andrew. I miss you already.)
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To: Jonty30
I like what somebody said, on another website, Rush should accept Sleep Train’s competitor’s ASAP.

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.

33 posted on 03/09/2012 7:00:04 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Thanks! I'll look into it.

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.

34 posted on 03/09/2012 7:00:10 AM PST by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: sillsfan
Go with latex foam. Absolutely the most comfortable and never wear out. Plus they are supposed to be good for allergy sufferers.
35 posted on 03/09/2012 7:00:28 AM PST by Amntn
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To: ken in texas
My question, too. Rush has been endorsing some kind of bed ever since I started listening. I remember buying Snapple tea when he promoted it (I love buying Rush-endorsed products because I know it infuriates some liberal, somewhere), and stopped when he stopped.

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?

36 posted on 03/09/2012 7:03:55 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Amntn

Hot, latex is HOT. I love the feel of memory foam, cannot tolerate how it retains heat.


37 posted on 03/09/2012 7:04:56 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: ken in texas
Sorry FRiend, that was my sidebar.
They are two unrelated companies.
But it was under the Rush boycott mattress topic umbrella!
38 posted on 03/09/2012 7:05:17 AM PST by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: MrB
In the future, having a cowardly knee-jerk reaction to the rabid rantings and complaints of screaming foaming-at-the-mouth Liberals and going bankrupt as a result will be known as "doing a Carbonite'.
39 posted on 03/09/2012 7:05:29 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: sillsfan

I guarantee you will not wear this one out!...........

40 posted on 03/09/2012 7:06:23 AM PST by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy heath insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: sillsfan

Carbonite coming back to Rush? Really? Had not heard that.


41 posted on 03/09/2012 7:09:14 AM PST by rawhide
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To: steve8714
They’ve included a number of local and regional advertisers Rush never heard of.

Rush explained that yesterday. Some local affiliates have sponsors that play during station breaks and some of those dropped his show. He also said that some have been asked to quit the local breaks.

42 posted on 03/09/2012 7:15:00 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
Tell them to hire Fluke to pitch their products.

I'm sure Fluke has many lucrative offers from condum manufacturers to pump their products.

She could become an iconic spokesperson for condums, like the "Where's The Beef" gal was for Wendy's burgers.

"Senator I ask you, Where's The Beef?"


43 posted on 03/09/2012 7:17:30 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Mamzelle

Memory foam is hot but latex foam is not. I have slept on them for over 25 years and never had a problem with them. I did sleep on memory foam at my son’s house and it was hot.


44 posted on 03/09/2012 7:18:09 AM PST by Amntn
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To: Amntn

I see all sorts of stuff advertised for those of us who “sleep hot”—


45 posted on 03/09/2012 7:21:31 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Iron Munro
I'm sure Fluke has many lucrative offers from condum manufacturers to pump their products.

I'm confident that Fluk's partners have no anatomical need for condoms.

46 posted on 03/09/2012 7:24:15 AM PST by TonyInOhio (Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour)
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To: SubMareener

Select Comfort (SCSS), the company producing the Sleep Number bed has seen its stock price fully recover from the dip it took when it dropped Rush.

http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=SCSS+Interactive#chart1:symbol=scss;range=5d;indicator=volume;charttype=line;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=on;source=undefined


47 posted on 03/09/2012 7:29:21 AM PST by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: Iron Munro
Tell them to hire Fluke to pitch their products.

Snap-On Tools???
I didn't think they advertised with Rush...

48 posted on 03/09/2012 7:31:35 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: rawhide
A Freeper (don't recall who) that works at a radio station stated this. When challenged, he repeated multiple times he saw it for himself.

If his info turns out to be erroneous, I apologize for contributing to the rumor. But he was adamant that Carbonite was returning next week.

49 posted on 03/09/2012 7:58:24 AM PST by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: sillsfan

On his show this morning Jim Quinn was claiming that Rush felt personally betrayed by the CEO of Sleep Train as they had been friends for 25 yrs.

On the other hand, Carbonite appears to be purely business.


50 posted on 03/09/2012 8:01:41 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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