Skip to comments.ARBY’S RESPONDS TO ANNOYED LIMBAUGH FANS BY BLOCKING THEIR TWITTER ACCOUNTS
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?
Im 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, somebodys always late to the party. In this particular story, that somebody is Arbys. Yep: the third-tier fast food chain announced yesterday (again, about a month late) that it would be removing advertisements from Limbaughs program.
Odd: Limbaugh notes that Arbys has never been a sponsor of his show, Twitchy reports.
Unsurprisingly, as other advertisers boycotting Limbaugh quickly discovered, many customers have expressed irritation with Arbys for publicly condemning the talk show host.
Arbys has alienated a large number of current and potential customers, who view this move as a strike against free speech, Twitchy (conservative authoress Michelle Malkins start-up) reports.
In fact, many customers decided to voice their opinion via Arbys Twitter feed:
Good grief, theyre actually blocking customer criticism? Now were not corporate strategists or anything, but were pretty sure blocking customers is just about the worst PR move a company can make.
Arbys 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, Arbys, were thinkin you really screwed up.
Of course, in Arbys defense, blocking people on Twitter isnt the worst idea theyve ever had
Click here to see a more complete list of blocked users.
This article has been updated.
Will email and let them know why we no longer buy Arby’s.
This “da Bronx”- ite now exiled to SoCal is now craving some murder burgers. The frozen type - do not cut it.
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.
I stopped going to Arby’s after I discovered that they had changed their sauce recipe. It was awful.
Tried the frozen cr*p also. It’s nothing like fresh.
Oh well, I'll just use the drive-thru somewhere else...while listening to Rush on my radio.
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?
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.
I knew a guy who once was a beef buyer for Arby’s, and his advice was: “Don’t eat their food”.
From the Simpsons...”I’m so hungry I could eat at Arby’s” LOL!
Nooooooo! I live for their Jamocha shakes!
So have they or haven’t they ever advertised on Rush’s show?
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.
“Good mood food,” they say. I guess not.
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.
"Arbys Reuben is really good. Its the only fast-food that my dad will eat. Hes going to be REALLY mad at Arbys 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...
Not true. They were together for a while, but the two chains split apart last year
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?
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.
Done and done!
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