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Advertisers Pull Ads From Unrepentant Rush Limbaugh
All Access Music Group ^ | Saturday, March 3, 2012 | Unknown

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 LIMBAUGH’s recent comments. I too am offended and very concerned about his comments. LIMBAUGH’s 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 show’s 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 we’ve 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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alinskytactics; democratcorruption; democrats; dncplant; liberalfascism; limbaugh; sandytheslut; slut
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To: Elsie

Good lord.

Is that a cattle ranch??


341 posted on 03/03/2012 9:22:27 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Elsie

How does an acknowledged *lesbian” do one of those? No, I don’t want to know...


342 posted on 03/04/2012 3:05:43 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Elsie
LUG?

NUT?

343 posted on 03/04/2012 3:51:22 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: carriage_hill

I haven’t actually seen the evidence for the ACKNOWLEDGED part...

COLLEGE ‘culture’ will be explored (sorry) in another reply.


344 posted on 03/04/2012 4:59:43 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: raybbr
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbian_until_graduation
 
http://www.seattleweekly.com/1999-09-15/news/confessions-of-a-college-lesbian.php/
 
 

345 posted on 03/04/2012 5:11:45 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

Corporations are a legion of Little Brother thought controllers.


346 posted on 03/04/2012 5:12:50 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Elsie
LesbianUntilGraduation!

Okay, I get it.

I still say, "NUT"!

347 posted on 03/04/2012 5:20:30 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Elsie

I think I read that on a thread in here, somewhere, Elsie. Maybe I was wrong... If I am , I DON”T APOLOGIZE...


348 posted on 03/04/2012 8:51:22 AM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

;^)

Rush did; kinda...


349 posted on 03/04/2012 11:54:28 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

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.


350 posted on 03/04/2012 12:29:50 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Daffynition

Thanks


351 posted on 03/04/2012 2:16:40 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

This company needs to advertise on Rush’s show.
http://ridetheslut.com/


352 posted on 03/04/2012 3:23:13 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

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.


353 posted on 03/04/2012 3:53:56 PM PST by hank ernade
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To: JimSEA
A perfect storm or large scale manipulation?

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.)

354 posted on 03/04/2012 4:07:27 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Admiral Yamamoto revisited.


355 posted on 03/04/2012 4:38:35 PM PST by daler
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To: daler

indeed!


356 posted on 03/04/2012 5:49:27 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: DestroyLiberalism
Carbonite: LIMBAUGH’s remarks have us rethinking our future use of Talk radio.

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.

357 posted on 03/04/2012 8:13:05 PM PST by OldPossum (ou)
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To: OldPossum

“Carbonite: LIMBAUGH’s 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.


358 posted on 03/05/2012 10:21:04 AM PST by hank ernade
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To: All

DOn’t forget SHARI’s BERRIES....another sponsor gone


359 posted on 03/05/2012 12:01:19 PM PST by Fawn (Anyone but OBOZO!!!!)
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To: Fawn

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.


360 posted on 03/05/2012 3:50:06 PM PST by hank ernade
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