"'Thank you @theSleepTrain for not supporting misogyny. Youre a good egg,' said @FlightyWendy."
The one thing that a lot of people are not understanding is, a business decision to advertise in any medium is based on making impressions on readers/listeners/viewers...not in "supporting a cause".
If I am an advertiser and you reach a lot of people who would be my main market for my product, I'm buying time/space in your medium. So long as you don't say anything derogatory about me or my business, and I see results from my ads, I'm there to stay.
The occutypes who are doing the bitching are not going to buy a "sleep number mattress"...they're sleeping in tents in city parks.
I would like to see the numbers reflecting a boycott of the anti-Rush gang against sleepnumber as opposed to their loss of business by pulling their ads.
Either way, Rush isn't going to starve.
In Rush's shoes, I would say; "I'll tell my 20+million listeners how great your product is, but you don't control the content of my show. Your only motivators for cancelling your ads should be if I say something derogatory about you/your business, or, lose my listeners. Neither has happened and you have fallen victim to those who would quell free speech in America.
You knew of my vast listenership when you signed the advertising contract, and you know that talk radio inherently delves in controversy. If you thought I was going to sit here 15 hours a week and sing 'kum-ba-yah', then you didn't research your advertising very well.
So, rest assured that your ads will be cancelled, per your request. I hope if you ever change your mind you will remember that I have a long waiting list of advertisers who are eager for your time slot, and when the time is sold out, it's sold out. Good luck."
posted on 03/03/2012 10:47:46 PM PST
(You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
To: FrankR; All
I don’t know about Rush starving, but he has now apologized for what he said, so maybe he was a little worried. Or maybe it was the lawsuit that people were offering to help her with.
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