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ARBY’S RESPONDS TO ANNOYED LIMBAUGH FANS BY BLOCKING THEIR TWITTER ACCOUNTS
The Blaze ^ | April 6, 2012 | Becket Adams

Posted on 04/07/2012 9:17:26 AM PDT by Qbert

Remember all the self-righteous chest thumping that went on after conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh made fun of the 30-year old Georgetown activist Sandra Fluke?

I’m sure you do. Politicians, celebrities, and major companies all got in on the “Censure Limbaugh” action. And why not? It was all the rage. Everyone was doing it.

And just like any good fad, somebody’s always late to the party. In this particular story, that “somebody” is Arby’s. Yep: the third-tier fast food chain announced yesterday (again, about a month late) that it would be removing advertisements from Limbaugh’s program.

Odd: “Limbaugh notes that Arby’s has never been a sponsor of his show,” Twitchy reports.

Unsurprisingly, as other advertisers boycotting Limbaugh quickly discovered, many customers have expressed irritation with Arby’s for publicly condemning the talk show host.

“Arby’s has alienated a large number of current and potential customers, who view this move as a strike against free speech,” Twitchy (conservative authoress Michelle Malkin’s start-up) reports.

In fact, many customers decided to voice their opinion via Arby’s Twitter feed:

Good grief, they’re actually blocking customer criticism? Now we’re not corporate strategists or anything, but we’re pretty sure blocking customers is just about the worst PR move a company can make.

“Arby’s had one foot in it yesterday … we guess they decided they needed to step in it with the other foot to even things out,” Twitchy writes, “Arby’s, we’re thinkin’ you really screwed up.”

Of course, in Arby’s defense, blocking people on Twitter isn‘t the worst idea they’ve ever had…

Click here to see a more complete list of blocked users.

This article has been updated.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arbys; limbaugh; rush; twitter
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Yet another reason not to ever step foot into Arby's.
1 posted on 04/07/2012 9:17:33 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

I’ll be back.

Gotta go get blocked by Arby’s.


2 posted on 04/07/2012 9:20:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Qbert

I spent my last penny there. As aas far as I am concerned, Arby’s no longer exist.


3 posted on 04/07/2012 9:21:11 AM PDT by sport
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To: Qbert

I only hope White Castle never does anything so foolish. I love those “murder burgers” as we called them back in daBronx ;)


4 posted on 04/07/2012 9:21:46 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Qbert

I don’t eat at Arbys and now I know it is best not to. We are the people with the money. Too bad they screwed themselves in such a bad economy their Marxist caused.


5 posted on 04/07/2012 9:21:54 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: cripplecreek

"I’ll be back.

Gotta go get blocked by Arby’s."

LOL

6 posted on 04/07/2012 9:24:04 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

Here’s the deal on this... It’s the Tom Harkin Barnyard Epithet.

Arby’s has NEVER actually bought time specifically on Rush’s show... EVER, ANYWHERE... what Arby’s does, is buy “Run of Schedule” ads - a specific number of ads, for a specific number of days... all Arby’s has done is ask stations to exclude the hours of Rush’s show.... and by doing that, they are cutting their reach, and increasing their CPM (in ad lingo that = cost per thousand exposures)... in a business and advertising sense, a truly STUPID move on their part... Arby’s - It’s Stupid Mood Food.


7 posted on 04/07/2012 9:24:16 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Qbert

Just to add to this and for those who don’t know. Arby’s is also now the owner of Wendy’s.


8 posted on 04/07/2012 9:25:06 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Qbert
Arbys:

grisly roast beef they cut thin enough so you don't notice how grisly it is....

9 posted on 04/07/2012 9:25:10 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Qbert

The last time I ever got sick to my stomach was after an Arby’s “meal”

So I’m way ahead of the curve, I boycotted those losers for years :)


10 posted on 04/07/2012 9:25:27 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Tawana Brawley, Anita Hill, King Rodney, OJ, Duke Lacrosse, Thugvon Martin. See a pattern?)
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To: sport

Haven’t spent a penny or any other money at Arbys for twenty years or more.

So it’s going to be difficult for me to boycott them further.


11 posted on 04/07/2012 9:25:58 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Qbert

never eat there and now never will. Its Good Gruel Food.


12 posted on 04/07/2012 9:26:49 AM PDT by Spaghetti Man (NOBAMA)
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To: Qbert

Arby’s, the restaurant with the 10 gallon asshat for a logo.


13 posted on 04/07/2012 9:27:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Qbert

Never like the place... So no pennies for them..


14 posted on 04/07/2012 9:28:36 AM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: Qbert
You can still go to their website and make your feelings known.

http://www.arbys.com/

Or you can go to the website of their parent company, Roark Capital Group. I'm sure they'll be happy to hear from you.

http://www.roarkcapital.com/

Or type up a short letter to management, go to an Arby’s restaurant ask for the manager and hand it to him.

15 posted on 04/07/2012 9:30:59 AM PDT by Cheburashka (It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
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To: cripplecreek

Right behind you.


16 posted on 04/07/2012 9:33:58 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Artemis Webb
Wendy's sold most of its interest in Arby’s back in June, 2011.
17 posted on 04/07/2012 9:34:39 AM PDT by Cheburashka (It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
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To: Qbert

I guess it’s “bad mood food” now.


18 posted on 04/07/2012 9:37:22 AM PDT by Thorliveshere
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To: Vaquero

Like Chicken McNuggets, any resemblance of Arby’s roast beef LOAF to real roast beef is purely coincidental!

I think it was while I was in college they stopped using real roast beef. Talk about tough and stringy, OMG!

College was in the early 70s.


19 posted on 04/07/2012 9:48:50 AM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Qbert

Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s, this may hurt a little.

I left a message on the corporate site. I asked if they thought the industry hating, agriculture hating, ban beef, fat, salt, and sugar Left was their natural customer base.

What idiots.


20 posted on 04/07/2012 9:50:45 AM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: Qbert

Will email and let them know why we no longer buy Arby’s.


21 posted on 04/07/2012 9:53:24 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Impala64ssa

This “da Bronx”- ite now exiled to SoCal is now craving some murder burgers. The frozen type - do not cut it.


22 posted on 04/07/2012 9:54:32 AM PDT by Tweeker
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To: Qbert

Nasty food...


23 posted on 04/07/2012 9:58:05 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Qbert

Good bye Arby’s. You just lost this customer. We had enjoyed one of your sandwiches so we would stop for them regularly but we will now live without them if you bow to the leftist hate mongers.


24 posted on 04/07/2012 10:02:21 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Qbert

I stopped going to Arby’s after I discovered that they had changed their sauce recipe. It was awful.


25 posted on 04/07/2012 10:05:14 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Tweeker

Tried the frozen cr*p also. It’s nothing like fresh.


26 posted on 04/07/2012 10:06:09 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: FreedomNotSafety
What a shame...I did eat there semi-regularly, especially when on the road for work...the only chain that readily offered horseradish.

Oh well, I'll just use the drive-thru somewhere else...while listening to Rush on my radio.

27 posted on 04/07/2012 10:06:41 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Qbert
Memo from Arby’s IS VP to Arby’s CEO:

Just to update you. We have successfully blocked 1.5 million angry Tweeters, most of whom say they & their families will never eat there again.

Now that the furor has died down & we have expelled many customers, our Twitter account is strangely silent. We haven't had a Tweet in Days. I shut down 1/2 the servers for lack of activity.

I can't imagine where our audience has gone.

BTW, how are recent sales figures?

28 posted on 04/07/2012 10:09:36 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Qbert

I’d say that I wouldn’t step into Arby’s because of this, but first I’d actually have to find an Arby’s.


29 posted on 04/07/2012 10:12:15 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Qbert

I knew a guy who once was a beef buyer for Arby’s, and his advice was: “Don’t eat their food”.


30 posted on 04/07/2012 10:16:16 AM PDT by dainbramaged (OMG - Obama Must Go)
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To: Qbert

From the Simpsons...”I’m so hungry I could eat at Arby’s” LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vxQqdFOeoM


31 posted on 04/07/2012 10:17:19 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Qbert

Nooooooo! I live for their Jamocha shakes!

So have they or haven’t they ever advertised on Rush’s show?


32 posted on 04/07/2012 10:23:14 AM PDT by peggybac
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To: Qbert

Arby’s Reuben is really good. It’s the only fast-food that my dad will eat. He’s going to be REALLY mad at Arby’s for dissing his beloved Rush.


33 posted on 04/07/2012 10:24:56 AM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Qbert

“Good mood food,” they say. I guess not.


34 posted on 04/07/2012 10:33:06 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: Qbert

Stupid. Arby’s probably put some know nothing millenial in charge of Twitter and he/she inserted his personal feelings. I’m on the team that does Twitter at my company. We have three on the team ranging in age and knowledge. We’re very careful in what we post. We’re a national brand, well known and a subsidiary of a much larger company. You bet we’re careful.


35 posted on 04/07/2012 10:33:25 AM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: Reddy

"Arby’s Reuben is really good. It’s the only fast-food that my dad will eat. He’s going to be REALLY mad at Arby’s for dissing his beloved Rush."

Yep. I thought from day one that the Left's attacks on Rush's advertisers would backfire- in large part because most of the leftists never were, or ever intended to be, customers of those companies. Arby's, OTOH, is going to be losing many loyal Conservative customers with this inane idea...

36 posted on 04/07/2012 10:34:44 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Not true. They were together for a while, but the two chains split apart last year


37 posted on 04/07/2012 10:41:26 AM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: Qbert

I think we should all make an effort to go to this establishment whenever possible (just don’t make a purchase). Shall we call it Operation Flush 4 Rush?


38 posted on 04/07/2012 10:41:53 AM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: Qbert

I remember when they first came to town, circa mid 60’s, they had roasts hanging where you could see them.

Then some yrs. back I read that their roast came in sealed plastic and were a gooey slime until cooked. I couldn’t picture that.
With the recent revelations concerning ‘pink slime’ it all comes together.

We rarely ate there but they’ve been advertising a Ruben type sandwich that I thought about trying.
Oh well.


39 posted on 04/07/2012 10:43:57 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Cheburashka

Done and done!


40 posted on 04/07/2012 11:16:38 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Qbert

Arby's is ok... if you want to dine in Hell.

41 posted on 04/07/2012 11:30:53 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Qbert

I had never seen a Carbonite or Edible Arrangement commercial on tv before they left Rush. Now they are all over the place. I guess 3 hrs on Rush is worth daily advertisements on multiple channels. Maybe Arbys needs more good mood food for their execs.


42 posted on 04/07/2012 11:33:30 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: peggybac
Nooooooo! I live for their Jamocha shakes!

Do yourself a favor and try a Chik-Fil-A shake. It's at least a full order of magnitude better. Especially the seasonals, like Peach or the current Banana Pudding shake.

...

Doggone it, now I gotta take a ride to Chik-Fil-A.

43 posted on 04/07/2012 11:35:31 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Qbert
Boycott Arby’s ...they serve pinko slime
44 posted on 04/07/2012 11:36:23 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: Raider Sam

Bookmark


45 posted on 04/07/2012 11:37:11 AM PDT by Publius6961 (A)
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To: Ole Okie

Somebody oughtta sic PETA on Arby’s, since their whole thing is “sliced roast beef” or whatever.

Fight commie with commie.


46 posted on 04/07/2012 12:05:30 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Qbert

I’ve bought one sandwich at Arby’s and that was in the 1984. I’m not real crazy about tough, bland roast beef.


47 posted on 04/07/2012 12:16:05 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: Tweeker
This “da Bronx”- ite now exiled to SoCal is now craving some murder burgers. The frozen type - do not cut it.

I could send you some, 20 or more in refrigerated not frozen, styrofoam cooler from NJ. It would have to be overnight shipping. Got a White Castle 2 miles from me. Would have to put pickles on the side, for better taste consistency.

Could be expensive with the refrigeration shipping.

48 posted on 04/07/2012 12:25:24 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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To: Cheburashka

They have a really GAY home page, and their “Team” looks extremely light in the loafers

http://www.roarkcapital.com/team.php

Not too big on having any black guys on the team either, out of about 40 people, I don’t see a single black.

How is that even possible in this day and age?


49 posted on 04/07/2012 12:25:29 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: Rome2000
The homepage picture is famous as a cover on Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead. So pass on the gay comment.

http://www.google.com/search?q=The%20Fountainhead&biw=1280&bih=585&sei=75qAT6KFJMGhgwf3w9jGBw&tbm=isch

Otherwise, two East Asian descents, and all women at the office manager and administrative assistant level. Hmm...

50 posted on 04/07/2012 1:01:21 PM PDT by Cheburashka (It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
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