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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.

CLICK ABOVE LINK TO VIEW VIDEO OF RUSH CLARIFYING HIS ADVERTISER SITUATION



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boycott; limbaugh; rush; rushsponsors; sandrafluke; schadenfreude; sleeptrain
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To: SeekAndFind

IMO he shouldn’t take them back. not taking them back will send a message to all sponsors that jumping ship prematurely and without reason will cost them.

Otherwise the message is, sure get out if you get scared, we’ll just let you right back in and you won’t suffer a bit for having done it.


51 posted on 03/09/2012 8:10:21 AM PST by Cubs Fan (the word slut is no longer protected by the 1st amendment (unless you're liberal))
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To: ElkGroveDan
"I suspect that Rush who is a better man, may take him back somewhere down the road."

not a good idea, the message to sponsors should be-- if you're going to be a coward and bail over BS liberal made up controversies than you have no business sponsoring the show. period.

Allowing them, or anyone else back in, will only encourage more of this in the future.

52 posted on 03/09/2012 8:18:50 AM PST by Cubs Fan (the word slut is no longer protected by the 1st amendment (unless you're liberal))
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm of the other mind that to take the advertiser back the same week that they left, would be justice, and just desserts. What a repudiation it would be of the Leftist meme...
53 posted on 03/09/2012 8:21:17 AM PST by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: SeekAndFind

8.54 -0.04 (-0.47%)
Mar 9 11:18am ET

http://www.google.com/finance?client=ob&q=NASDAQ:CARB#

Carbonite stock approaches 52-week low since dropping sponsorship of Rush Limbaugh show

While Carbonite decides to drop it’s sponsorship of the Rush Limbaugh show over their faux outrage over the whole Sandra Fluke situation, while continuing to sponsor misogynist Ed Schultz is dropping like a rock. As of the closing bell on Monday, March 5th, 2012, Carbonite’s stock dropped to $9.15 per share. They actually hit their 52 week (or one year) low during the trading session of $9.09 per share. Oh, and the 52 week high for Carbonite stock was $21.10. Seems like they have quite a business model running there huh?

http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/2012/03/05/carbonite-stock-approaches-52-week-low-since-dropping-sponsorship-of-rush-limbaugh-show/


54 posted on 03/09/2012 8:25:48 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Bitsy

Madison avenue lives (and dies) by the theory that ALL advertising is positive even if it is bad.

Madison avenue does not understand that bad advertising COSTS REVENUE.

Whoever approved the removing of the ads or recomended removing the ads should be fired immediatly.


55 posted on 03/09/2012 8:26:04 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TonyInOhio
I'm confident that Fluke's partners have no anatomical need for condoms.

This is something that has remained under the surface. I don't believe that Mz. Fluke ever mentioned that her bill for contraceptives was at issue. She only spoke of her fellow female students as needing $3K for birth control.

She has been, and continues to be, a staunch advocate of Gender Studies, Female Sexual Liberty, and other Women-against-Men causes. As with the hierarchy of NOW, she has no need for, and a complete hatred of, men.

My own personal, gender-preference radar alerts whenever I espy a woman who prefers to not wear makeup.

56 posted on 03/09/2012 8:28:30 AM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Thommas

Sandra Fluke on MSNBC Ed Schultz Show defending Obamacare before Rush’s comments

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2856834/posts


57 posted on 03/09/2012 8:30:22 AM PST by kcvl
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To: Above My Pay Grade
Tell them to hire Fluke to pitch their products.

Pitch line: "Woo-woo! All aboard Sandra's Sleep Train--The HootNoonerville Express!

58 posted on 03/09/2012 8:34:29 AM PST by Miss Behave (All ways always.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As I stated on FB...the lefties never learn. There are more of us than there are of them and when we get mad we actually do something about it that matters. Rather than sitting around in parks crapping in bags, we let our hard earned dollars do the talking.


59 posted on 03/09/2012 8:35:31 AM PST by conservativebabe
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Snap-On Tools??? I didn't think they advertised with Rush...

More like Strap-On Tools! Look at that picture; if that's a het, I'll eat this keyboard.

60 posted on 03/09/2012 8:39:20 AM PST by stormhill
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To: Cubs Fan

” Allowing them, or anyone else back in, will only encourage more of this in the future.”

Bingo


61 posted on 03/09/2012 8:51:29 AM 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: sillsfan

Understand. I wish you success in your mattress hunt.


62 posted on 03/09/2012 8:56:58 AM PST by ken in texas
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To: Thommas

Sandra Fluke on MSNBC Ed Schultz Show defending Obamacare before Rush’s comments

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2856834/posts


63 posted on 03/09/2012 9:25:04 AM PST by kcvl
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To: SeekAndFind

These guys are the George Soros-funding leftwing nuts that have led the attack on Rush...

http://mediamatters.org/


64 posted on 03/09/2012 9:51:34 AM PST by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: sillsfan

Temperpedic Day Spa best bed ever!!


65 posted on 03/09/2012 10:06:20 AM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: sillsfan
"I don't think I'm hard on a bed...in 3 years, the matress is shot."

That's not very long for a quality mattress. Are you dating Sandra Fluke?

66 posted on 03/09/2012 10:27:50 AM PST by Ignatz (Winner of a prestigious 1960 Y-chromosome award!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chew on that Sleep Train.


67 posted on 03/09/2012 10:28:36 AM PST by Tzimisce (this sucks)
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To: Ignatz

hehe
I was waiting for that comment from one of you.

The current mattress is a Stearns and Foster.
It’s been the worst one yet, especially for what I paid. (and I wish it was because of extracurricular activities.)
The only thing it’s good for now is a trampoline for my boys.


68 posted on 03/09/2012 10:42:18 AM PST by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: longtermmemmory

Madison avenue lives (and dies) by the theory that ALL advertising is positive even if it is bad.

and Hollywood believes all publicity is good even if it’s bad.
But, look and Linsey Lohan (sp) and others. Tanked and not out her 20’a.


69 posted on 03/09/2012 11:00:00 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: sillsfan
Indeed I have a recommendation for you!

Get a Spa Sensations 12" Theratouch Memory Foam Mattress at Walmart The link is here.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Spa-Sensations/7695950?findingMethod=rr

After a lot of research, we got one and love it! We already bought 2 of their 8 inch units for our daughters a few years ago,

Many, many positive posts about this product. I am not associated with the manufacturer or Walmart in any way - just a very satisfied customer.

70 posted on 03/09/2012 11:54:48 AM PST by Buffalo Bob
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To: SeekAndFind

My answer would be:

You go to the back of the line that is waiting for ad spots .
IF there is another Mattress company ahead of you in line......Oh, Well......


71 posted on 03/09/2012 2:27:43 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Tell them to hire Fluke to pitch their products.””

Someone needs to contack Rush and tell him that!!!!


72 posted on 03/09/2012 2:33:58 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Iron Munro

This ‘woman’ should be selling paper bags-——because she is a 3 bagger if there ever was one!!!


73 posted on 03/09/2012 2:38:05 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: SeekAndFind
You would think that a mattress company would realize that young liberal people do not buy expensive mattresses.

The first mattress that I paid for and used until I was 30 years old was a used generic model that I paid $15 for.

74 posted on 03/09/2012 5:59:44 PM PST by fini
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To: ken in texas

Two different bed companies, both dumped Rush.

Sleep Train.

Select Comfort/Sleep Number.


75 posted on 03/09/2012 6:06:50 PM PST by Politicalmom (Lazamataz for president!! NO MORE RINOS!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Has someone made a list of the advertisers that dropped Rush so I can make sure I do not buy anything from them ever again?


76 posted on 03/09/2012 6:20:05 PM PST by WildWeasel
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