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Furious Retailer Pulls All Adverts From Rush Limbaugh's Show After Radio Host Suggests 'Slut' ...
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 02, 2012 | MARK DUELL

Posted on 03/02/2012 10:59:08 AM PST by Steelfish

Furious Retailer Pulls All Adverts From Rush Limbaugh's Show After Radio Host Suggests 'Slut' Student Should Make a SEX TAPE

Mattress retailer Sleep Train bows to community pressure on Twitter Conservative radio host slammed Georgetown University's Sandra Fluke 61-year-old said she's basically asking taxpayer to pay for her to have sex.

He criticised Fluke's claim of needing $1,000-a-year for contraception She said on Friday that his comments left her 'very upset and outraged'

MARK DUELL 2nd March 2012

Rush Limbaugh advertiser today revealed it will pull all adverts from his radio show after the host caused widespread outrage by branding a student a ‘slut’ for her views on contraception.

The 61-year-old made fun of her for saying religious institutions should cover birth control in health insurance - and said in a further show that she should have to make sex tapes if this ever happens.

Now mattress retailer Sleep Train, based in Rocklin, California, has bowed to pressure on Twitter and said it will no longer advertise on the show. Other advertisers are being called to do the same.

Rush Limbaugh, 61, left called Sandra Fluke, right, a student at Catholic college Georgetown University, a 'slut' for saying religious institutions should cover birth control under health insurance ‘We don't condone negative comments directed toward any group,’ a Sleep Train spokesman tweeted. ‘Thanks to all of you for your concern and input.’

Meanwhile advertiser ProFlowers said it will 're-evaluate’ its marketing plan and dating site eHarmony insisted it will look into ‘the matter of "network buys"’.

The host said Sandra Fluke, of Catholic college Georgetown University in Washington D.C., was promiscuous for saying woman should get the pill for medical reasons.

And he went even further on his next show, saying: 'If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and.....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boycott; contraceptionmandate; fluke; freebirthcontrol; limbaugh; rush; sandrafluke; sandytheslut; sleeptrain; tolerantleft
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1 posted on 03/02/2012 10:59:10 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Rush won’t even notice. Another advertiser will fill the gap.


2 posted on 03/02/2012 11:00:52 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: Steelfish

Never heard of Sleep Train. No big loss for Rush. These people are knee jerk, p.c., idiots. Good riddance.


3 posted on 03/02/2012 11:00:56 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Steelfish

A mattress retailer?

Hmmmm . . .


4 posted on 03/02/2012 11:02:01 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Steelfish

He’s put so many retailers on the map, that he has them lined up out the door.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 11:02:35 AM PST by ALPAPilot
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A mattress retailer?

Hmmmm . . .

You don’t suppose they are in bed together
or is it just a fluke.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 11:04:35 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Steelfish

Sleep Train? I’ve heard of Sleep Number, but Sleep Train? They should pull that advertising because it isn’t working!


7 posted on 03/02/2012 11:04:43 AM PST by Jemian
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To: Steelfish
mattress retailer Sleep Train
Never heard of them. Probably pulling their ads from a local radio station.
Maybe they can send a free sample to the "slut."
8 posted on 03/02/2012 11:04:43 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Steelfish
Now mattress retailer Sleep Train, based in Rocklin, California,

This is the town that wants to outlaw somoking outside of your own home, go figure.

9 posted on 03/02/2012 11:04:47 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Steelfish

A mattress company? Really? Is this a joke?


10 posted on 03/02/2012 11:04:55 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Steelfish

Perhaps Sleep Train should provide the Fluke slut with a free matress so she can have a place to carry out her slut duties on.

They may also want to consider providing her multiple matresses per year since things are likely to get a little sloppy since she can’t afford birth control.


11 posted on 03/02/2012 11:05:49 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Steelfish
‘We don't condone negative comments directed toward any group,’

Promiscuous-Americans are some of our best customers. They wear out mattresses far quicker than the average.

12 posted on 03/02/2012 11:06:28 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Steelfish

They just blew a big opportunity...


13 posted on 03/02/2012 11:07:06 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It is only because they are now going to use Sandra Fluke as their spokeswoman.


14 posted on 03/02/2012 11:07:08 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Steelfish

It doesn’t matter what leftists call conservatives, even this week, it never does.


15 posted on 03/02/2012 11:07:33 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Steelfish

Good thing these advertisers are reevaluating. Their products ease slutting.
Who knows? Maybe Fluke will soon be asking for a free bed, free roses and free dates.


16 posted on 03/02/2012 11:07:35 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Steelfish
Did Sandra Fluke say she did her slut-ting on a Sleep Train mattress?
17 posted on 03/02/2012 11:07:48 AM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: ALPAPilot

Not a publicily traded company, but if it was I’d short it.

It’s employee owned, so if you know anyone that works there, tell them to clean up their resume. I forsee store closings in their future.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 11:07:48 AM PST by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: Steelfish

After looking at pictures of Sandra Fluke from this article, I’m not sure why she is so concerned about paying for contraception. $3,000 for three years? I think she might have meant to say 3 contraception devices in three years and that’s probably stretching it unless she meets a lot of guys with beer goggles on.


19 posted on 03/02/2012 11:07:48 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Steelfish
Sleep Train sells mattresses mostly to sluts?

Apparently they don't make mattresses, they sell them, from a chain of stores.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 11:08:13 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ALPAPilot

Sounds like Sandra Fluke knows a thing or two about pulling a train...

Just saying.

Very ironic this advertiser sells mattresses and has train as part of it’s corporate identity. The best part about this is the people that called for the boycott and contacted them will never use this decision as a reason to actually buy and use their product. When will businesses learn, they’re only a tool for this sort of thing and will never see business increase as a result of this decision.

I would make far more money as an advertiser on Rush Limbaugh’s show as a sponsor than counting on the business that may be generated with good will from these “boycotters”.


21 posted on 03/02/2012 11:08:16 AM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

LOL, could be a new collage course, “Sleep Training”


22 posted on 03/02/2012 11:08:23 AM PST by twistedwrench
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To: Steelfish

If you want to piss off a conservative, lie to him.
If you want to piss off a liberal, tell the truth.


23 posted on 03/02/2012 11:08:34 AM PST by null and void (Day 1136 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Steelfish

So...a mattress company pulls their advertising because Limbaugh made a disparaging remark about a frequent user of their product? Irony abounds....


24 posted on 03/02/2012 11:08:59 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Steelfish

Not a National Advertiser... probably a local advertiser on one station. Big whoop.


25 posted on 03/02/2012 11:09:28 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Steelfish
Maybe Sandra Fluke will start her own radio show with Sleep Train as advertiser?
26 posted on 03/02/2012 11:09:36 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Wyatt's Torch
"They just blew a big opportunity..."

Oh, that's so rotten...... and I like it!!!
27 posted on 03/02/2012 11:09:49 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Apparently she lied about her age. She said she was 23, but she is 30. And she is an activist whose main purpose in life is to push contraceptives. She was doing that BEFORE she went back to law school.


28 posted on 03/02/2012 11:10:04 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

“contraception” isn’t the issue.

Defeating their primary impediment to power, the republican party, IS the issue.

THAT’S what this is about.


29 posted on 03/02/2012 11:10:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Steelfish

Here we are talking about sluts and a company named Sleep Train pulls out! LOL

Sometimes humor writes itself. Rush could care less.


30 posted on 03/02/2012 11:10:07 AM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: Steelfish

Sleep Train? Never heard of it.

Guess I won’t be buying a Sleep Train.


31 posted on 03/02/2012 11:10:20 AM PST by dforest
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To: Steelfish

Pro Flowers. They sent my last order to the wrong address, forgot the box of candy, the flowers were wilted and they refused to make it right. Don’t waste your money with them.


32 posted on 03/02/2012 11:10:20 AM PST by tumblindice (zero+zero=zero)
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To: Steelfish

I object to calling her a “women’s rights” advocate, when asking for someone else to pay for her contraception, it ceases to be a right. No one has a right to someone else’s money.


33 posted on 03/02/2012 11:10:54 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: Steelfish
Sandra Fluke would make a good mattress demonstrator for the company.

After all she must have TONS of experience being on her back.

34 posted on 03/02/2012 11:13:26 AM PST by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: Steelfish

>Meanwhile advertiser ProFlowers said it will ‘re-evaluate’ its marketing plan <

Gee, had anyone ever heard of ProFlowers before Rush and later Sean started advertising for them?

Nice way to bite the hand that gave you your biggest break ever. I’ll never use them.


35 posted on 03/02/2012 11:14:11 AM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Exactly, at obscene profit levels, too.

But boy, what an opportunity this outfit missed...

“Georgetown Sluts pull the train on a Sleep Train mattress!”

“Sleep Train, the official bed of the Georgetown Sluts”

“The pill is expensive but even Georgetown Sluts can afford a Sleep Train mattress”


36 posted on 03/02/2012 11:14:13 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Steelfish

As Glenn Beck would say, “watch what the other hand is doing.”

Conservatives fell into a trap laid by that criminal mastermind, Nancy Pelooney.


37 posted on 03/02/2012 11:14:53 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Steelfish

I listen to Rush every day, and never ONCE heard an ad for “Sleep Train.” Sounds like Fluke’s boyfriends.


38 posted on 03/02/2012 11:15:07 AM PST by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: tumblindice

A lot of people have been complaining about the quality of the product from Pro Flowers.


39 posted on 03/02/2012 11:15:46 AM PST by dforest
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To: SandyInSeattle

Your right. Rush has more advetisers waiting in the wings, than Ms. Flute has admirers.


40 posted on 03/02/2012 11:16:33 AM PST by annieokie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Maybe she’s not using theirs.


41 posted on 03/02/2012 11:16:58 AM PST by tayper (Granny told me, Saying it don't make it so)
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To: Jemian
With all the rubbers she goes through, she is likely well acquainted with “pulling a train”, a ‘sleep train’, so to speak.
42 posted on 03/02/2012 11:17:20 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Jemian

Big on radio in Cal. Rush probably has a waiting list.


43 posted on 03/02/2012 11:17:41 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Steelfish

Will Mitt Romney and SuperPac please do the same on local radio stations during Rush’s show?


44 posted on 03/02/2012 11:17:55 AM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: tumblindice

Just sent Sleep Train this email ;

Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:17:08 -0800 1 of 1628
From:
Subject: Mattress recommendation
To: customerservice@sleeptrain.com

Hi,
I’m a very sexually active law student at a major national university. Can you recommend a good mattress for me?

Is there any way I can get the government to pay for it?

Thanks

P.S. Have you ever heard of cutting off your nose to spite your face? I didn’t think so.


45 posted on 03/02/2012 11:18:20 AM PST by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: Steelfish
Mattress retailer ...

There's a joke in there somewhere...

46 posted on 03/02/2012 11:18:48 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Steelfish

A mattress retailer? Seriously? This stuff just writes itself.


47 posted on 03/02/2012 11:20:40 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Keith in Iowa
Not a National Advertiser... probably a local advertiser on one station

No doubt you're right but isn't it interesting how desperate the left is to denigrate Limbaugh that this non-event shows up so quickly in the UK Daily Mail.

A lie circles the globe before the truth gets its boots on.

48 posted on 03/02/2012 11:21:24 AM PST by ProfoundMan (Time to finish the Reagan Revolution! - RightyPics.com)
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To: ReneeLynn

They were making more money with their sister company Sluttrain a company making beds for Mattress-back sluts.
Ms Fluke was endorsing the Slutrain beds and no longer needed Rush’s endorsement.


49 posted on 03/02/2012 11:22:32 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: Steelfish

It’s time to put this matter to bed.


50 posted on 03/02/2012 11:27:08 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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