Skip to comments.Advertisers Pull Ads From Unrepentant Rush Limbaugh
Posted on 03/03/2012 11:34:22 AM PST by DestroyLiberalism
By the time the clock was about to hit midnight on FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd, a half-dozen advertisers had used TWITTER to notify their clientele that they had pulled their advertising from RUSH LIMBAUGH's syndicated program.
CALIFORNIA mattress store chain SLEEP TRAIN was the first to announce via TWITTER that it has pulled its ads from LIMBAUGH's syndicated PREMIERE NETWORKS show after the host referred to a college student testifying about contraceptive availability as a "slut," then demanded that women on the pill provide sex videos since the government mandates insurance pays for the pill -- comments LIMBAUGH asserted were made as a form of absurd humor.
The chain, which operates in the SACRAMENTO, SAN FRANCISCO, SAN DIEGO, CENTRAL VALLEY and INLAND EMPIRE markets, tweeted, "We don't condone negative comments directed toward any group. In response, we are currently pulling our ads from RUSH with RUSH LIMBAUGH (sic)."
National advertiser SELECT COMFORT, which advertises its SLEEP NUMBER mattresses on the show, also pulled its ads from the show, tweeting, "Recent comments by RUSH LIMBAUGH do not align w/our values, so we made decision to immediately suspend all advertising on that program." Neither company's tweets indicate for how long the suspension of ads will last.
Later in the day, QUICKEN LOANS sent out the following Tweet: Due to continued inflammatory comments -- along w/valuable feedback from clients & team members -- QL has suspended ads on RUSH LIMBAUGH program."
Apparently, LIMBAUGH only fueled the controversy over his comments about activist law student SANDRA FLUKE and her attempts to testify before Congress in favor of government-funded contraception, saying on FRIDAY, "when the left wants to pretend they have no sense of humor, they are excellent at it. Yesterday in the riff about it, 'Okay, okay, fine. If we're gonna pay for this, at least let us have something for it. How about some sex videos?' If anybody doesn't realize that we are illustrating absurdity here by being absurd and that that is the trademark of this program ... But oh, no! 'Oh, of everything else you've said, that's the lowest of the low. Demanding sex video? Who do you think you are?' Lighten up. I remember using that phrase all the way back in 1989: Lighten up."
He later added, "now, at the end of this week, I am the person that the women of AMERICA are to fear the most. What can I do to the women of AMERICA? Do I have the power to raise their taxes? I do not. Do I have the power to regulate their behavior? I do not. Do I have the power to make health care decisions for them? I do not. Do I have the power to withhold birth control pills from them? I do not. Do I have the power to audit their tax returns? I do not. Do I have the power to take their little four-year-old kindergarten student's lunch and throw it away and make 'em eat something else? I do not. Do I have the power to look into their personal life and leak the information to the media? I do not. Is there one bit of freedom that I can deny them? Can I raise their taxes? They want to blame me as being the person they should fear, when in fact the people doing all these things I just said I have no power to do, the DEMOCRAT PARTY (sic) is doing."
Once The Dominoes Start Falling....
LIMBAUGH'S rant certainly didn't quell the furor, as LEGALZOOM then tweeted that it "has suspended all advertising on the RUSH LIMBAUGH show."
Next to be heard was CITRIX, which went on FACEBOOK to announce, "We have listened to our customers & have decided to cease our advertising on The RUSH LIMBAUGH Show immediately."
But that may not be all, as PRO FLOWERS tweeted to its followers: "Rest assured, your feedback is heard. We heard about the comments and we will reevaluate our marketing plan."
What's more, CARBONITE CEO DAVID FRIEND posted this open letter to his customers:
Over the past two days we have received a tremendous amount of feedback on RUSH LIMBAUGHs recent comments. I too am offended and very concerned about his comments. LIMBAUGHs remarks have us rethinking our future use of Talk radio.
We use more than 40 Talk show hosts to help get the CARBONITE message out to the public. The nature of Talk radio is that from time to time, listeners are offended by a host and ask that we pull our advertising. This goes for conservatives like LIMBAUGH and progressives like STEPHANIE MILLER and ED SHULTZ. We even get customers who demand that we pull the plug on NPR. As an advertiser, we do not have control over a shows editorial content or what they say on air. CARBONITE does not endorse the opinions of the shows or their hosts.
However, the outcry over LIMBAUGH is the worst weve ever seen. I have scheduled a face-to-face meeting next week with LIMBAUGH during which I will impress upon him that his comments were offensive to many of our customers and employees alike.
Please know your voice has been heard and that we are taking this matter very seriously.
Reply back: Like Fluke respects Georgetown’s freedom of religion?
They announced it on Twitter, give them feedback on Twitter:
Be Breitbart, baby! Twitter bomb them!
Also ask her about the level of respect leftwing hacks have shown Governor Palin and her daughter!
I don’t tweeet [which seems like a faster way to contact these businesses]but will spend Monday making a few calls: Push back:
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For the past eight years, I bought my mom, SIL, and neices birthday gifts from Pro Flowers and I always used Rush as the access word. Never again! Idiots!
Dang carbonite! I just got the free trial and was going to buy the service! NOT NOW! FU carbonite for even considering this!
$$$$$$$$$$ for libs.
Just noticed the Select Comfort Twitter feed is locked down unless you are a ‘follower’.
My reply to quicken loans would be: What quicken loans refers to as “respectful” I refer to as the truth...some companies just can’t handle it. And quicken loans will not be “handling” any of my business.
9 out of 10 sluts agree it's the best -- because it goes to 11!
Check your warranty. They’ll probably replace it for free, regardless of age.
I just emailed Pro Flowers and informed them I won’t use them in the future if they stop advertising on Rush.
I see where Ms. Fluke is getting advice about suing Rush. She is going to find out how deep his pockets are and how a small gnat gets swished.
All this is no more than the tip Rush leaves in a barista’s tip-cup, as Ms. FlukeSlut is about to find out.
I just ordered a case of Two If By Tea’s Blueberry Tea.
I’ve only had the Raspberry one before, loved it.
I’m behind you, Rush!
That's for sure. Rush thrives off this stuff.
The only important unanswered question is:
"What does Hannity say?"
Inquiring minds need to know.
Me too. I despise the commercials where Rush or any other commentator makes it seem like part of the show. The identity theft ads are a major pain in the arse. As soon as I recognize that he or someone else is going into an ad, I turn mute the volume for a few minutes. BTW, Crash Plan I much better than Carbonite or Mozy. Crashplan will let you back up for free to other computers, including to friends or work computer. They have a cloud that you can pay for, if you want to. If you use their cloud, it is cheaper than Mozy or Carbonite.
Bingo...spread that little fact as much as you can.