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Rush Limbaugh show is no place for Quicken Loans, Dan Gilbert declares
The Plain Dealer The Plain Dealer VIA Cleveland.com ^ | March 2, 2012 | Robert L. Smith

Posted on 03/02/2012 6:39:43 PM PST by Jim from C-Town

As the Rush Limbaugh show became embroiled in

Rush Limbaugh's attacks on a female college student are scaring off advertisers. controversy Friday, Cleveland Cavalier's owner Dan Gilbert made a hasty exit, declaring his company would no longer support the talk-radio host with advertising dollars.

Gilbert announced via his Twitter account that Quicken Loans Inc. was pulling its ads from the show in protest over Limbaugh's verbal attacks on a female college student.

"Due to Rush Limbaugh's inflammatory comments along w/valuable feedback from our clients & staff, Quicken Loans has suspended ads on his show," according to a 4:09 p.m. Tweet attributed to Gilbert.

(Excerpt) Read more at cleveland.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: limbaugh; rush; rushlimbaugh; sandytheslut; slut
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Rush has over twenty million loyal listeners. Do you think he, or any local affiliate, will have a problem selling add space on his show?

Do tou think he should allow these advertisers to resume their purchases ehn this all blows over? I am sure they will want to purchase more spots.

As for Limbaugh, he wil continue to laugh all the way to the bank.

1 posted on 03/02/2012 6:39:51 PM PST by Jim from C-Town
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To: Jim from C-Town

GOOD

he will get better sponsors....


2 posted on 03/02/2012 6:41:48 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Fine with me. Quicken is a corrupt enterprise anyway.
3 posted on 03/02/2012 6:42:14 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Santorum says he isn't a visionary. Sorry Rick, without a vision the people perish.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Who is “Quicken Loans?”


4 posted on 03/02/2012 6:42:18 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Jim from C-Town

And Quicken loans is not a service I will use.

Go F$%% yourself!


5 posted on 03/02/2012 6:42:29 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: Jim from C-Town

So good of these slut-loving CEOs to give us a list of products to boycott.

Rush can sponsor his own show for as long as he cares to air it.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 6:42:51 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Jim from C-Town

Where was all this outrage when sites like the Huffington Post called Bristol Palin a slut? How about when Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a slut? How about when Joy Baher called Christine O’Donnell a slut? What about when Elizabeth Edwards called Ann Coulter a whore?

What about when NOW sponsors “Slut Walks” and tells women they should “embrace the slut label”?


7 posted on 03/02/2012 6:43:31 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Jim from C-Town

Who cares about Quicken Loans? Or Select Comfort. I hate the bed I got from them. It’s like it only raises up and down in one area, not my contour like they show on TV. Way over priced.

It’s time for some new adverts, I say. I’ll buy.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 6:43:42 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN SQUADS is again on the move.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

They don’t remember the Florida Orange Juice debacle where their sales jumped after being attacked as a sponsor on EIB.


9 posted on 03/02/2012 6:44:33 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Quicken loans is fairly shady anyway, glad to see him stop supporting them.


10 posted on 03/02/2012 6:45:57 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: clearcarbon

“Call 1-800-866-quicken. That’s one eight hundred eight six six quicken. That’s one eight hundred eight quick quick sicken.”


11 posted on 03/02/2012 6:46:13 PM PST by Big Giant Head
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To: Jim from C-Town

I read on Twitter that Auto Zone has now pulled ads from Rush’s show.


12 posted on 03/02/2012 6:46:53 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Dumb, whining sluts are many advertisers’ target market.

That says a lot about their products...


13 posted on 03/02/2012 6:48:30 PM PST by mrsmith (So... how's the Tea Party nominee for your House seat doing?)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Do they advertise the sleep # bed?


14 posted on 03/02/2012 6:49:32 PM PST by hope
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Do they advertise the sleep # bed?


15 posted on 03/02/2012 6:49:36 PM PST by hope
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To: Jim from C-Town

Gosh I wonder who actually buys loans from Quicken —lezbos and Occupy types? This will blow up in their faces, and quickly.


16 posted on 03/02/2012 6:50:21 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Jim from C-Town

Amongst his many sponsors over the years were such advertisers as Florida Orange Juice, and Snapple. While they were being mentioned by Rush, their sales went through the roof, when they chose to drop him (for various reasons); their sales were never the same again. All current sponsors of Rush should keep this in mind.


17 posted on 03/02/2012 6:50:38 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
GOOD RIDDANCE!
18 posted on 03/02/2012 6:50:54 PM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: Vaquero
Dan Gilbert reveals his agenda ~ sharp loans for less sharp people who vote Democrat.

Just a second short of loan-sharking.

19 posted on 03/02/2012 6:50:57 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Jim from C-Town

Rush has so many companies waiting on the side to take the spot...


20 posted on 03/02/2012 6:51:48 PM PST by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: Christie at the beach

I guess Rush’s show was offensive to female auto mechanics. Auto-erotizone can now try airhead america for their ads.


21 posted on 03/02/2012 6:52:43 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: Jim from C-Town

Quicken can kiss my ass. Got along fine all my life without ‘em.


22 posted on 03/02/2012 6:53:54 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I would guess that Clear Channel has a waiting list for ads during Rush’s show. Maybe Trojan is next.


23 posted on 03/02/2012 6:53:59 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I’m sure that there are companies large and small lined up around city blocks waiting to take Quicken Loans’ place.

I was growing weary of their ads, anyway.

Also gives Rush more time to flog ‘2 If By Tea’.


24 posted on 03/02/2012 6:54:37 PM PST by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: Jim from C-Town

It’s unbelievable those idiots expect us to pay for their recreational screwing.


25 posted on 03/02/2012 6:55:47 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

‘Quicky’ loans, to go along with SlutFluke - who is too poor to buy Quicken anything, because all her summer money goes to buy her birth control parephenalia.


26 posted on 03/02/2012 6:56:23 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Do ya think the “Trojan Man” will buy time?
27 posted on 03/02/2012 6:57:11 PM PST by jaz.357 (Newt is nuts!)
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To: hope

Can’t remember where I saw the advert brands but
I’m sure it was SC which is the sleep # bed.


28 posted on 03/02/2012 6:57:41 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN SQUADS is again on the move.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Hey Dan,

You’re a coward and a wussy...

Oh, and YOUR TEAM SUCKS, TOO.


29 posted on 03/02/2012 6:58:25 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: Jim from C-Town

In other words, he bent over and grabbed the ankles.


30 posted on 03/02/2012 6:58:25 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Jim from C-Town
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I have a "nurturing" Theory about Rush's "slut" remarks ...


First, of course, he's correct ... any Woman in any office, bar, church, etc ... who said that she needs $ 3,000 annually to supoort her (unmarried) sexual addiction ...

is accurately called a "slut" ...



However ... there's a chance that Rush deliberately brought the "gasoline AND the matches" and escalated this to a Nuclear DefCon-1 level ...


WHY ?


Perhaps to take the National attention from the Super Tuesday primaries ... Newt's possible strategic gains ... Santorum's lost status ... and Romney's embarrassment ...

After all ... Super Tuesday is already "page six" news for the next week ...



"Just a theory ... that happens to fit the facts ..."

Spock, Star Trek VI, "The Undiscovered Country" ...




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31 posted on 03/02/2012 6:59:02 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

have you found something better than select comfort? I am desperate.


32 posted on 03/02/2012 7:01:23 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Washington,DC is FULL of people with Political Experience... How's that Working out for you??)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

El Rushbo, you need to come up with a rubber that fits to a Two for Tea.


33 posted on 03/02/2012 7:01:34 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: CommieCutter

Tut! Tut! Such language! ;-) You should have said: “Go Fluke yourself!” ;-) (We learned today that Fluke rhymes with luck, and other words....)


34 posted on 03/02/2012 7:01:43 PM PST by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

You go quicken! Respond to complaints from the occupy crowd - the folks with no jobs and no prospects for future employment. They’ll be good customers for you.


35 posted on 03/02/2012 7:02:39 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I wish they’d stop calling her a student. She’s an activist.


36 posted on 03/02/2012 7:03:05 PM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: Christie at the beach
I read on Twitter that Auto Zone has now pulled ads from Rush’s show

No problem for me O'Reilly Auto Parts is the best in town.

37 posted on 03/02/2012 7:04:11 PM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Wait a little while, they will be going cheap soon. Rush won’t mind. ;-)


38 posted on 03/02/2012 7:05:00 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

When “TWO if by TEA” drops him, then I’ll worry.


39 posted on 03/02/2012 7:05:41 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Jim from C-Town

the conservatives need to instigate a twitter dump of their own - first Sleeptrain, now QuickenLoans...two can play this game


40 posted on 03/02/2012 7:10:27 PM PST by blueplum
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To: mnehring

I did like how Rush stated today that he had hope for the woman’s lib movement because they were gonna pick themselves up by the bra straps and carry their weight.

So this Georgetown woman is going broke because she cannot afford means to avoid becoming pregnant???

A caller posited (satire)that why didn’t she just go for an abortion which is already cost free?

On Thread, the leftist media is ill.


41 posted on 03/02/2012 7:11:40 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Jim from C-Town

I wonder if they are already having trouble selling it in some markets...?

I get EIB on a FOX FM station that also carries Ingram, Savage, Hannity.

Im hearing A LOT more of Rush’s parody ads these days. I’m fairly certain these air in place of unsold local ad time.

Also - these Quicken and SC ads air during all programs - not just Limbaugh - so this could be hurting other conservative talkers on the same network - depending on how ad time is sold.


42 posted on 03/02/2012 7:12:09 PM PST by 2ndamendmentpa
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To: Jim from C-Town

I’ll be sure to tell anybody who asks - - and I am in a related business and often get asked for advice - - to avoid Quicken Loans like the freaking plague.


43 posted on 03/02/2012 7:12:21 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Not yet. I want (can’t remember what they’re called) but it’s like a hospital bed.
I was going to look at SC. They have them but not now. I sleep setting up most of the time but I slide down and that’s not comfy. We bought our SC abt 1990 and it was close to 3,000 then.

Not sure about tempurpedic is made of. Sounds like it might cause one one to sweat. They make that kind of ‘hospital’ bed. Damit, can’t think what it’s called.

Why do you need one. Back?


44 posted on 03/02/2012 7:12:43 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN SQUADS is again on the move.)
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To: eyedigress

Trojan! Now that would be funny.


45 posted on 03/02/2012 7:13:31 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN SQUADS is again on the move.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

The leftists are well organized and companies are scared of them


46 posted on 03/02/2012 7:14:28 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Are they also boycotting MSNBC??


47 posted on 03/02/2012 7:15:05 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Christie at the beach
I read on Twitter that Auto Zone has now pulled ads from Rush’s show.

Outstanding!

The ads are so condescending.

It's like they are making themselves sound like some kind of low IQ redneck.

In some parts of Dallas it's called Vatos Zone...

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48 posted on 03/02/2012 7:16:59 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: mnehring
What about when NOW sponsors “Slut Walks” and tells women they should “embrace the slut label”?

That was last year, leftist ethics change depending on who is talking and what political advantage they can get from selective outrage.

49 posted on 03/02/2012 7:16:59 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I dropped Turbo Tax when they left the Glenn Beck show.


50 posted on 03/02/2012 7:17:25 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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