Skip to comments.Some Sponsors Rush Away From Limbaugh’s Show
Posted on 03/03/2012 6:13:19 PM PST by Qbert
Four sponsors have severed ties with Rush Limbaughs 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 dont 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 hosts 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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Give Obama another 4 years and this is your next Supreme Court nominee!
They wont know unless people tell them.
Thanks for that info - I had no idea!
That's also why I will never do business with Progressive Insurance. Every time someone buys insurance with Progressive, they are helping founder Peter Lewis fund socialism.
Sleep Number will be getting a snail mail letter from me, since I am sure emails regarding the subject go straight to the recycle bin.
Rush caved on this, big time, and made it harder for others without his resources. There have been times when I have apologized and realized later that I shouldn't have (an insincere apology is degrading to both the apologee and the apologizer), but then again I haven't made a career of shaming people like Trent Lott for doing so.
It is not too smart to be losing access to time-slots on a network with 20,000,000 listeners because of a 30 y.o. liar that is a communist agenda "liberal progressive" democrat lawyer agent for the local homo crew that gave "testimony" at a staged dog and pony show before a panel of just Democrat
ic House members after being kicked off of the real hearings.
How can they seriously believe Rush's listeners are going to agree with her and not him?
Who do they think is listening to the show?
The communist agenda "liberal progressive" democrats?
These alleged "complaining customers" that are "lobbying advertisers," does that sound like conservatives or Republicans to them?
One thing is certain, the outfits that pulled their ads... they are damn sure going to lose business now.
LOL. Pelosi looks downright dewey-eyed! I think she's got a crush.
I agree with you.
Rush always did an excellent job advertising those products, He would lead into the “ad” with a relevant story, and then in his own conversational voice, he would explain the product, and pitch it. At first, it would not always be clear if he was telling a story, or doing a commercial. He did right by these companies. They are doing wrong to him by pulling their ads. They were aware of Rush’s style and political views before they signed on with him.
Thanks to FReeper Joe 6-pack for the graphic.
Here’s my take...if you choose to advertise on a show hosted by someone who is considered controversial, you can’t be surprised or dismayed when that person says something controversial. I don’t care if it’s Bill Press or Don Imus or Sean Hannity.
What a bunch of cowards.
Sleep Train would probably like to have Ms Fluke as their new ad person. She’s a real locomotive it sounds like
wow! they used “rush” as a verb in an article about rush limbaugh! my, how clever! ooooooh!
Gee, Rush . . . I guess they can break you.
This is all silly. She spends 65000 a year at school (or her parents, or the taxpayers). How much does a walmart bag full of condoms cost?
The sponsors are being played here. It’s a bunch of kids from Daily Kos and Think Progress, OWS, etc. re-sending the same emails over and over to these companies. They could care less about the products- they just want to try to take down Rush.
I agree with you, 100%.
Sandy baby is a 30 year old lawyer and an advocate for feminist rights and unmarried......does she really have a use for contraception?????just askin’
I bought a top of the line, king size, dual control sleep number bed not too long ago. I’m emailing them to let them know it was because we heard about their beds on Rush’s show that we looked into their beds and bought one.
A mob guy probably did it for about $3,000 ~ give or take a few cents.
I listen to Rush daily. I knew at the time he overstepped his bounds. When he said let’s have her make videos of her having sex so we could watch.... I thought oh boy Rush, huge mistake. I am not taking up for the girl but that was a stupid remark.
The guy who owns Carbonite actually uses one of his daughters to sell his services.
This is ridiculous: Carbonite has now decided to stop advertising on his show... even after he apologized:
“...Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.
The first 5 questions will destroy her case, the next 5 will destroy Obama, and the next 5 will destroy the Democrat party.
I don’t think the name was the problem, I think when he made the comment about taking video so we can be sure she is using the product is what did him in, it smacked of porno, but no one wants to bring up that part of the comment...his slut comment was nothing, I did lift my eyebrows when he made the video comment....bad taste...
who is AB?
Speaking of windbags...
all that’s missing is patting the slut on the head, or handing her a check...disgusting, all of them
That was my take on that comment also.....over the line
From Breitbart’s site:
“Maher To Limbaugh: I Can Call Palin C**t, I Dont Have Sponsors Im on HBO”
B.M. (LOVE those initials...appropriate) is such a POS.
Something tells me the entire 2012 campaign is going to wrap around this woman’s mightily used vagina.
Was Carbonite one of the products that Rush would endorse personally? (like the way Laura Ingram does for “Goto Meeting”) - or were they just buying commercial time?
Sounds like Rush told Carbonite to GFY...especially after that message that cited the Monday meeting...
What was David Friend going to do - lecture Rush Limbaugh?! FAT CHANCE!!!
I’ll bet this will be a wind-fall for Rush.
The coward in chief endorses Rush by dissing him.
Ridiculous. I am canceling carbonite tomorrow.
Already moving my data to Justcloud. I don’t care if they support Rush or not. I would never call this 30 year old woman “courageous” for speaking for sluts everywhere.
I just wish OUR side could be this effective when we need to call attention to something
We need to keep a running list of these people who drop conservatives at the drop of a hat. Maybe Rush needs to do the Stern and Beck thing and go their own route.
Just saw this: Carbonite is still advertising with Ed Schultz... the man who called Laura Ingraham a “slut”:
WHat group did Limbaugh make a negative comment about??
sluts and prostitutes?
An apology doesn’t save conservatives.
Apparently Carbonite is also dropping Rush. All these companies deserve to be dropped by conservatives.
One skanky Rat operative has managed to become an instant national celebrity. I predict a run for the House of Representatives in her future. She will have considerable appeal to urban degenerates. She is electable in Manhattan or Boston or Chicago or San Francisco. Her bedroom frolics have indeed been quite profitable! Sickening.
But Fluke's vicious remarks about the Jesuits and the Catholic Church don't count.
Typical two-faced behavior by liberals. They can dish it out, but sure are thin-skinned when on the receiving end.
I also just deleted 3 manginas from my Facebook who were urging me to boycott Rush. Facebook is for fun, not for feminized men to politic me.
His ratings will go through the roof next week.
The man knows what he is doing.
Mondays program should be a gem. So many directions he could go with this.
The worst thing you can do with the Left is to capitulate. If you bend to political correctness you’ll have to do it over and over and over. It just enboldens them. Next time Rush put a bee in their bonnet, they’ll come after him again....and he’ll have to do the same thing again. He should have given the same type of apology that Paul Newman gave as Roy Bean in “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean” when his deputies insisted that he apologize to their wives, who were former prostitutes. Same game, different faces.
No longer discussing the substantive issues the Left turned to making their opponents the issue.
I guess that's the influence of Alinsky. At this hour it's Rush Limbaugh.
It became an appalling dialectic -- with the Right attempting to escape the verbal assaults yielding 90 percent and the Left yielding at most 10 percent and the result is -- that the enemy within is close to putting an end to America the "shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere."
Let's get it over with before there is another country strong enough to take advantage of our turmoil.
I just hope that patriots already in position to handle the turmoil (military and LEO) do step up, take charge, and put an end to the enemies within before it's too late to do it orderly. It should have been done when the spoiled brats of the "Greatest Generation" were running wild on campuses in the 1960s and 70s. Now they are arguably "the Establishment." Get it over with was my opinion back then in fact.
This to me is the issue. RUSH apology. He talks about the "chickifycation" of the country & he goes out and apologies for what wasto me exactly correct. I lost VERY much respect for him. There are others to listen to & I will now make it a point to hear less of him. Not just over this issue but others that have continually been built up. RUSH you are becoming the same as all of those you used to criticize many yrs ago. RUSH you are becoming a pussie. Let's see if his viewership declines over this.
I was outraged by Rush calling Fluke a slut. The Slut Anti-Defamation League must not let this rest. All sluts were offended by this comparison. Meanwhile left wingers can accuse conservatives of wanting to play with dead babies. They can get away calling Sarah Palin the vilest names.
“LegalZoom, Quicken Loans and Sleep Number along with West Coast ad buyer The Sleep Train announced this week they were pulling all advertisements.”
Good to know who won’t be getting any of my business in the future. I’ll write them a note to let them know.
It’s a small sacrifice for free speech.
Yes, I believe that Rush did build The Sleep Train.
I recall hearing the founder on Rush’s program talking
about struggling with one store in Sacto until he
hooked up w/Limbaugh on KFBK. I also believe the
original Snapple went viral once the original owners
hooked up w/Rush not long after he went national.
Amazing how libtards are so selective with their
indignation. This Fluke woman IS a SLUT. That’s
my story and I’m sticking to it.
This was a coordinated hit job on Rush by various left bloggers. Read about it all here (sorry for the fact that it’s from the Huffington Post):
“TO BE CLEAR,... this is about taking Rush Limbaugh down through a boycott of his sponsors...”