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Some Sponsors Rush Away From Limbaugh’s Show
ABC News ^ | Mar 3, 2012 | Alyssa Newcomb

Posted on 03/03/2012 6:13:19 PM PST by Qbert

Four sponsors have severed ties with Rush Limbaugh’s radio show after the outspoken host called law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute.”

National advertisers LegalZoom, Quicken Loans and Sleep Number along with West Coast ad buyer The Sleep Train announced this week they were pulling all advertisements.

“We don’t condone negative comments directed toward any group. In response, we are currently pulling our ads from Rush with Rush Limbaugh,” Sleep Train wrote on Twitter.

Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown Law Student, was thrust into the spotlight this week after Limbaugh called her a “slut” for her stance on a new insurance mandate that requires employers to cover the cost of contraception.

“What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex, what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute,” Limbaugh said Wednesday.

The radio host’s comments caused customers to lobby advertisers to pull their money from the show or risk losing business.

The California-based Sleep Train has enjoyed a relationship with Limbaugh since it opened its first store in 1985.

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Regardless of where you stand on his original choice of words, the fact of the matter is that he did apologize. I know many were dumping on him in other threads for doing so, but we've already lost one Conservative hero this week- we can't let them silence another.

The leftists have only one goal here: To try to take away the First Amendment rights of those with whom they disagree. Block out all the noise, and never forget this.

1 posted on 03/03/2012 6:13:32 PM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Figured it was all about blackmail. Leftists are evil. They probably killed AB and Rush knows that. Didn’t he just have a bomb scare?


2 posted on 03/03/2012 6:17:24 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Qbert

I now have four products I will not purchase.

In addition to GM and GE, of course.


3 posted on 03/03/2012 6:17:35 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Qbert

“The leftists have only one goal here: To try to take away the First Amendment rights of those with whom they disagree. Block out all the noise, and never forget this. “

These corporations that have now pulled their ads from the Limbaugh show are attempting to deny Rush his First Amendment rights by no longer providing the necessary funding for his program


4 posted on 03/03/2012 6:18:49 PM PST by Uncle Slayton
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To: Qbert

Everyone has the right to spend or not spend their money as they like. There will be other advertisers taking the time on Limbaugh’s show - perhaps for less money, but they will do it.


5 posted on 03/03/2012 6:19:00 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, serve my country, love my wife and daughter, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Qbert

Is that old wind bag still on the air


6 posted on 03/03/2012 6:20:07 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Qbert

I don’t remember hearing an apology, but I could have missed it.

If she were not a slut, what would she be doing differently?


7 posted on 03/03/2012 6:20:16 PM PST by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: Qbert

I don’t remember hearing an apology, but I could have missed it.

If she were not a slut, what would she be doing differently?


8 posted on 03/03/2012 6:20:25 PM PST by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: Da Coyote

When they come sniveling back after the furor settles, the phrase “obscene profit center” will take on new meaning.


9 posted on 03/03/2012 6:20:36 PM PST by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: Qbert

I don’t remember hearing an apology, but I could have missed it.

If she were not a slut, what would she be doing differently?


10 posted on 03/03/2012 6:20:36 PM PST by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: Qbert

I don’t remember hearing an apology, but I could have missed it.

If she were not a slut, what would she be doing differently?


11 posted on 03/03/2012 6:20:36 PM PST by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: savagesusie

negative comments directed toward any group
I guess S___ are a victim group now thanks to the DNC.


12 posted on 03/03/2012 6:20:36 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: Qbert

I don’t remember hearing an apology, but I could have missed it.

If she were not a slut, what would she be doing differently?


13 posted on 03/03/2012 6:20:36 PM PST by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: Qbert

Oh, so Quick Loans is worried about someone being called a prostitute. I’d call them a lot worse but I have to sign off before I say it.


14 posted on 03/03/2012 6:21:25 PM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . 2012 for change, this time for the people)
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To: Qbert

They don’t advertise on Rushs show because hes a nice man..
They advertise to get more business.. unless they are stupid..

Wonder how much business it will cost them!..
Rush gets advertisers because of his audience not because of his comments..
MAybe some advertising execs will get FIRED...


15 posted on 03/03/2012 6:21:25 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Qbert

Media Matters and MoveOn at work.


16 posted on 03/03/2012 6:22:12 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Uncle Slayton

Yep. Isn’t it the leftists that tell us not to boycott Hollywood movies for the ridiculous, hateful, leftist things the actors in those movies say?

It sure is.

I won’t buy these products anymore. And I’m sorry Rush apologized.

They never apologize. That is why they continue to attack. They never have to pay the price for saying mean things.

Meanwhile, another leftist feminazi quaint will be getting a professorship and a book deal.

Leftists are evil.


17 posted on 03/03/2012 6:22:20 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Da Coyote

"I now have four products I will not purchase."

I hear you on that. Send them an email to let them know.

Two can play this game.

18 posted on 03/03/2012 6:23:30 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert
there is nothing that Rush said that was anything but witty, truthful and tongue in cheek....

Its not like he suggested black gangbangers gang rape a vice presidential female candidate or anything....I mean do you remember the uproar that caused?....NOT!

19 posted on 03/03/2012 6:24:03 PM PST by cherry
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To: Qbert

These sponsors who left Rush over his correct call of “slut”, they are dead to me.


20 posted on 03/03/2012 6:24:49 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: Uncle Slayton

This just leaves room for less cowardly companies to advertise.


21 posted on 03/03/2012 6:24:54 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: moonhawk

Wow, is that some kind of a record?


22 posted on 03/03/2012 6:25:29 PM PST by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: Qbert
“We don’t condone negative comments directed toward any group.....

I take it then all these companies will also pull their advertising from the Huffington Post?

23 posted on 03/03/2012 6:25:29 PM PST by mnehring
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To: moonhawk

One post is plenty, fingers. :-)


24 posted on 03/03/2012 6:25:43 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: Da Coyote

Bingo!


25 posted on 03/03/2012 6:26:21 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Qbert

I am returning my sleep number bed from select comfort. It is still withing their guaranty period for a full refund if not satisfied. And will not buy legal zoom. Quicken loans? I am a loaner, not a loanee so don’t need any fricking loans, hehe.


26 posted on 03/03/2012 6:27:37 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: Qbert

For every sponsor leaving Rush, there are 20 right behind them begging to advertise on his show.

The OWS’ers don’t buy Sleep Number Beds or any of the other stuff. Remember, they want the gov’t to buy it for them.


27 posted on 03/03/2012 6:29:11 PM PST by AnnGora (I'm suing my tagline for sexual harrassment.)
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To: Qbert

For every sponsor leaving Rush, there are 20 right behind them begging to advertise on his show.

The OWS’ers don’t buy Sleep Number Beds or any of the other stuff. Remember, they want the gov’t to buy it for them.


28 posted on 03/03/2012 6:29:25 PM PST by AnnGora (I'm suing my tagline for sexual harrassment.)
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To: Qbert
Sometimes a picture tells us all we need to know.

Photobucket
Sandra Fluke and her admirers

29 posted on 03/03/2012 6:30:30 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: pingman

“Some Customers Rush Away From Legal Zoom and Sleep Number”

Bought a Sleep Number because of Rush.

Will never buy nor recomend Sleep Number because of Rush.

Ditto for Legal Zoom.

Circle of Life.


30 posted on 03/03/2012 6:31:53 PM PST by Momotaro
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To: Qbert

Why does the slut need so much contraceptive help?..
I have a hunch its because shes being a slut..

Being an example to many republican daughters in school..
Maybe she was a ballerina when young and did the splits too much..
and her mind went horribly wrong.. can’t keep her knees together anymore..


31 posted on 03/03/2012 6:32:24 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: entropy12

I sent Gillette company a note today- I told them I would no longer buy their products as long as they advertised in Rolling Stone (RS had an article by some psychopath leftist gleefully celebrating Breitbart’s passing).

They won’t know unless people tell them.


32 posted on 03/03/2012 6:32:53 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: oldbill

Yep.


33 posted on 03/03/2012 6:35:10 PM PST by matt04
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To: Qbert
I know many were dumping on him in other threads for doing so, but we've already lost one Conservative hero this week- we can't let them silence another.

Rush is the one silencing himself by caving to the left and making Sandra Fluke into a martyr.

We would have helped him make up for the loss of advertisers if given the chance. He didn't give us the chance to.

His apology is going to encourage the left to use these tactics again and again to intimidate sponsors.

34 posted on 03/03/2012 6:36:59 PM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: Da Coyote
If I may add one more, you might want to stay away for Ally Bank.

That is actually GMAC. They changed their name after Urkel stole GM for his UAW thug friends.

35 posted on 03/03/2012 6:37:28 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: omega4179
Save The Gerogetown Sluts
36 posted on 03/03/2012 6:37:56 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Qbert; SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; cripplecreek; Sarah; Sarah Barracuda; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; ...

So several gutless advertisers have decided to abandon Rush’s Show. Well, let’s get a list and boycott all of them for their cowardice!!! And what was so terrible about what Rush said about Ms. Fluke, anyway, considering who she is and what she was trying to accomplish with her ‘Rat pack friends in Congress?


37 posted on 03/03/2012 6:39:06 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: AnnGora

"For every sponsor leaving Rush, there are 20 right behind them begging to advertise on his show.

The OWS’ers don’t buy Sleep Number Beds or any of the other stuff. Remember, they want the gov’t to buy it for them.

I think you're right on all accounts. When this blows over, they'll come (quietly) crawling back. Numbers are numbers- and they won't get any real business from the anti-corporate crowd, as you note.

38 posted on 03/03/2012 6:43:03 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: moonhawk

-——If she were not a slut, what would she be doing differently?———

You can’t argue with Rush’s logic. Hopefully this woke the whore up from her sleep.

The trajectory of this episode is depressing as hell. But when the going gets depressing, I know it’s time to get going, and redouble my efforts to fight liberalism and the media.


39 posted on 03/03/2012 6:43:30 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Da Coyote
I now have four products I will not purchase.

That was the first thought for me too.
It's good to know what to avoid with my hard earned money.

Invididuals have the absolute right to NOT buy from any company they have a problem with. When groups and companies organize support against any individual, I draw the line, specially when it is totally transparent that the move is driven by the pervert groups and their families. The GLBT crowd is disgusting.

I am really disappointed that Rush capitulated to the Gay Mafia.

40 posted on 03/03/2012 6:50:08 PM PST by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Qbert.


41 posted on 03/03/2012 6:51:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Da Coyote

I’m with you. I am happy to stay away from any advertiser openly siding with the liberals.

Rush maybe should not have used those particular words, but he again was RIGHT to call out any of these freeloaders and the liberals who think they can buy women’s votes with this made up non-issue are wrong or we as a nation were wrong to empower people who rely on feelings rather than sound thinking about the real issues that face America.


42 posted on 03/03/2012 6:51:59 PM PST by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Qbert

Sleep Train —I used to skate in the parking lot of the first store in Sacramento, when they were poor and nobody:

They were with Rush from the very start, before he was syndicated, and their offices are practically in the back yard of KFBK, next to the weird domed theatres by the horseracing track.

Rush would waddle over there to chum it up with his sponsor.

I’m soooo shocked by SleepTrain, and so disappointed.

Rush BUILT SleepTrain.

—> RUSH BUILT SLEEPTRAIN <—


43 posted on 03/03/2012 6:52:58 PM PST by gaijin
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Qbert.
44 posted on 03/03/2012 6:53:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Qbert

Here, I’ll be polite about the whole thong fling thing:

“She’s a walking pejorative of epic proportions”


45 posted on 03/03/2012 6:53:44 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Qbert

To the advertisers who drop Rush, remember that knife cuts both ways


46 posted on 03/03/2012 6:54:52 PM PST by Figment
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To: smoothsailing; Qbert
Sometimes a picture tells us all we need to know.

Amen...Fluke fits right in with that fanatical foursome.

47 posted on 03/03/2012 6:55:00 PM PST by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Qbert
“We don’t condone negative comments directed toward any group”

We must be careful not to offend or stereotype the actions of sluts. Sluts have been a group that has been discriminated against for a long time. Someone needs to stand up and support the sluts.

I can only think that the mothers of the owners of the 4 companies offended must have all been sluts. They are just standing up for the ladies in their lives. Hopefully they will corner the slut market now.

48 posted on 03/03/2012 6:59:45 PM PST by lynn4303
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To: Qbert

Maybe sleep train, and sleep number were getting more advertising from the slut than from Rush


49 posted on 03/03/2012 6:59:55 PM PST by Figment
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To: Qbert

Somewhere down the road, I think these sponsors are going to find out that they have majorly fluked up.


50 posted on 03/03/2012 7:00:03 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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