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.
Is that a cattle ranch??
How does an acknowledged *lesbian” do one of those? No, I don’t want to know...
I haven’t actually seen the evidence for the ACKNOWLEDGED part...
COLLEGE ‘culture’ will be explored (sorry) in another reply.
Corporations are a legion of Little Brother thought controllers.
Okay, I get it.
I still say, "NUT"!
I think I read that on a thread in here, somewhere, Elsie. Maybe I was wrong... If I am , I DON”T APOLOGIZE...
Rush did; kinda...
Yes, he did; sort of. But I *remember seeing it* somewhere else on FR. ‘Course, wo/ attribution, that doesn’t make it true. Guess I shouldn’t be repeating it. I’ll tone it down until it’s substantiated. And if true, it WILL be, from someone, somewhere. $10 says it’s true.
This company needs to advertise on Rush’s show.
I think having apologized Marshal Rush will take his baton to the side and let x million of his legions of supporters do the rest.
I didn’t just dump Quicken - I’m going to hammer any associated with them - ditto for the rest of these losers.
Any who think he is finished are out of their minds.
Hammer these advertisers and KEEP hammering them -long after the lefties have moved on to their next celebrity navel-gazing.
Keep hammering until these advertisers GO OUT OF BUSINESS.
Rahm Emanuel's RatRoots at work -- remember, they started building their network five, six years ago.
It's still there and still functioning.
Rush said something like this was coming -- waiting to hear about the green-light signal from Obama and Axelrod soon.
Axelrod was on Georgie Clintonopoulos's show This Week on ABC this morning, trotting out a new Obama meme: "The Republican War on Women".
This is most certainly a major Dem theme and one that was very predictable, from the minute Obama & co. began leaning on the Catholic Church, demanding they capitulate and bow down to abortion services for a major Obama constituency, radical feminist women. (They're one of the biggest, strongest, key-supporting blocs in the 'Rat Party, according to Pew's political sociology survey work going back 12 years at least.)
Admiral Yamamoto revisited.
That's a howler. Talk radio is all this operation could afford in terms of national advertising.
I am not a fan of Limbaugh (he strikes me as a conceited blowhard) but if I were him I wouldn't take any of these advertisers back, I'd pick and choose among the other supplicants.
“Carbonite: LIMBAUGHs remarks have us rethinking our future use of Talk radio.”
What is hilarious is the use of “Talk radio”.
Guess that means they will stop advertising on Levin, Hannity, et al?
Funny - all weekend I heard “Carbonite” all over “Talk radio”.
So I communicated to those shows that I;
1. won’t listen to their show while they carry Carbonite et al.
2. am going to boycott their OTHER advertisers until Carbo et al are no longer advertisers on their shows.
Now is the time to take action - not whine and moo while waiting for someone else (like Rush) to bleed and win your battles.
That’s for damned Rinos.
DOn’t forget SHARI’s BERRIES....another sponsor gone
Shari’s and Proflowers are both Provide Commerce Inc. (PRVD) a San Diego public company now defunct.
The original Shari’s is bankrupt and in the same town as Sleep Train.
There are ties between these outfits and they appear to be crapping out from the Obamotomy.
Let’s help them finish going out of business.