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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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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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