Skip to comments.Beyond Rush: Hannity, Beck, Levin Hit with Advertiser Bans
Posted on 03/11/2012 6:09:46 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Efforts to silence Rush Limbaugh are apparently having a significant impact on the talk radio business as a whole, including syndicated radio shows hosted by Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Glenn Beck.
After provocative comments made about a female Georgetown law school student, Limbaugh's show has been targeted by liberal groups that have pressured more than two dozen advertisers to drop his program from their ad buys.
Now, Rush's syndicator, Premiere Networks, is losing advertisers for other conservative programs it airs.
According to an internal Premiere memorandum obtained by Radio-Info.com, the company says 98 advertisers no longer wanted to air ad spots on any "offensive or controversial" talk programs.
Radio-Info says the list of advertisers include "carmakers (Ford, GM, Toyota), insurance companies (Allstate, Geico, Prudential, State Farm) and restaurants (McDonalds, Subway)."
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Sounds like collusion.
Rush lost 98 of 18000 advertisers. He is in big trouble.
Well, I can think of a lot of left wing shows that are “offensive and controversial”. So I assume these advertisers will target them as well? /s
This seems to be a coordinated attack to shut up the alternate media. It’s just wrong!
the company says 98 advertisers no longer wanted to air ad spots on any “offensive or controversial” talk programs.
This will really hurt the lib talk programs! Oh, wait... we would like that list to watch it backfire.
Not quite. Sleep Train is begging to come back and Carbonite saw a major sell-off of shares.
This is a corporate assault on the First Amendment Rights of good Americans.
I believe there are also 95 other things I don't need.
It just means smaller companies will get better
Is there a complete list of the chicken shyt companies that don’t want my money?
I shop(ed) with many listed. I know where my conservative dollars are wanted. I’d like to know where they are not.
I’d like to hear Levin, a Disney fan, take the corporation to task for its promotion of “Good Christian Bitches”. Maybe he could suggest a new title, “Good Disney Bitches”.
Sounds like they were going to leave anyway at the drop of a hat, this or some other. Like an election year ploy.
...because this was never about being (or being called) a slut. It’s all about silencing dissent. You know - like the hildebeast melodramatically accused the right of doing.
And the Balkanization of America continues apace. I can’t wait until the shooting starts.
IF we’re sliding back into a recession (I think we are, Europe is already back in recession) the former advertiser’s dropoff in sales will have an interesting effect in a lot of boardrooms.
This is not a first admendment issue. That only protects people from government independance. No one from the U.S. government has attemped to stop Rush from speaking his mind. He can talk about anything he wants. This is just people that don’t want to do business with him at this time. You are allowed to not do business with someone that you don’t like, as these businesses are doing. This is just the free market at work.
Newflash for the Liberals: You get those guys taken off the air, 50-60% of the talk radio stations will go to music formats.
NO ONE WANTS TO LISTEN TO LIBERAL PROPOGANDA ON THE RADIO.
HBO is owned by Time Warner.
Bill Maher claims that he’s immune because HBO has no sponsors. That much is true, but Time Warner would feel the heat of an advertiser rebellion.
I’m with you. I have always driven Ford because it made feel good as an American. But, if this the blowback then I will print out the list so as I go through my day I will have a reminder of these companies who are leftist frauds.
No more $1 chicken sandwiches. Skip Subway and any other company.
The world of choices for products and vendors is large enough so I can make other choices.
The SECULARISTS WANT ONE THOUGHT
THE SPEECH POLICE
THE THOUGHT POLICE
Whatever Obama wants for the country....he needs to be dictator.
He said that in front of a Latino group.
Dissenters w/ Sebelius and Obama....off with your head!
Off with your talk show!
It’s a short step til killing us all in our sleep.
Yes, there is no dissent with the dictator.
His word is God.
Now let us kill the dissenters. Put them in work prison.
And poison all their children.
Kill them all.