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7th advertiser pulls out of Limbaugh's show (vanity question How long have you listened to Rush?)
AP - breitbart ^ | March 4, 2012 | AP

Posted on 03/04/2012 12:25:10 PM PST by SMGFan

NEW YORK (AP) - A flower company is the 7th advertiser in recent days to say it is pulling ads from conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's radio program. ProFlowers says on its Facebook page that it has suspended advertising on Limbaugh's program because his comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke "went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company."

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To: SMGFan

I wonder if any of these companies advertise on Bill Maher’s show or if they pulled their sponsorship after he called Sarah Palin a c*nt.


201 posted on 03/04/2012 2:54:57 PM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: SMGFan; mickie; Matchett-PI; oswegodeee; seekthetruth; seenenuf; Bushbacker1; flaglady47; ...
Hah, hah....conservative talk radio audiences as a whole (and Rush's show in particular) are more educated and moderately-to-more affluent than the general population as statistics consistently show.

The advertisers who ratted away from Rush have products that most people can live without....most can be denoted as more "luxury" items or services.

I can't see the maggot-infested Occupy Wall Street-types ordering and paying for ProFlowers......unless they want to eat them.

Keep up the pressure on these companies....have we ever had such an opportunity to have some real FUN?

Leni

202 posted on 03/04/2012 2:56:19 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: SMGFan
Remember what happened to Oprah's show when she refused to have Sarah Palin on during the 08 campaign, and she endorsed 0bama? Her numbers PLUMMETED immediately, and never recovered. Up until then, she was the "Queen of Daytime Television". It was maybe a year after that that she announced she was retiring, and would start up her own network. That has proved to be a flop as well. After all, it was WOMEN who made Oprah a success and she couldn't even support the woman in the race? She didn't have to endorse her or take her side, just interview her was all we asked!

We need to leave these former sponsors in droves. Cancel their products and services. It's time to show the left that we stand for the First Amendment. And there's a lot more of us than there are of them. They're just more vocal and they have the LSM on their side, promoting them at every turn.

203 posted on 03/04/2012 2:57:32 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: eyedigress
I had two sick days last year and I made it up. Go Figure

People like you ruin it for everyone else...I hope you're happy. :-)

204 posted on 03/04/2012 2:57:39 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SMGFan
I'm sure Rush can handle this hit but I'm not sure about the other Conservative talkers who don't have that many advertisers.

I know ProFlowers advertises on pretty much all the conservative talk shows, as do many of Rush's other sponsors.....Levin, Hannity, Humphries, etc.

So ProFlowers is not dropping from Rush's show alone.....they'll drop from all of the others too because conservatives will black ball them and rightfully so.

Rusty Humphries is the only talker I can stand to listen to anymore. He is one of the few that has covered Obama’s ineligibility from the get go and is a Newt supporter.

I hope the little guys survive this leftist smear attempt to stifle free speech.

205 posted on 03/04/2012 2:58:02 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their Moonbats)
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To: onyx

Hi Onyx.

Hope we can get enough calls and mail to get their attention.

((((( Onyx )))))


206 posted on 03/04/2012 2:58:22 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JaguarXKE

Not sure exactly when I started listening, but it was back when he was still doing “caller abortions”. The only ex sponsors of his I’ve used have been Snapple, and Pro Flowers. I haven’t used Snapple for years, probably since they left his show. It’s been a year or so since I’ve used Pro Flowers, but I won’t at all anymore.
I just now put my money where my mouth is, and suggest everyone else does too. I just for the first time ever ordered a case of “Two if by Tea” I just wish there was a way to have left a note on the order telling them it was in direct support of Rush against the recent attacks against him.


207 posted on 03/04/2012 2:59:16 PM PST by rickomatic
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To: KansasGirl

Thanks for this info.


208 posted on 03/04/2012 3:00:14 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Electric Graffiti

proflowers better hope liberals send flowers to their mothers wives and girlfriends

there are so many fish in the sea ther is no need to ever use them again for my business


209 posted on 03/04/2012 3:00:33 PM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: SMGFan

We have listened to him since somewhat before his TV show, which I think started about 1992.

Well,I wasn’t about to buy a Sleep Number bed or get a Quicken Loan, but now I REALLY won’t.


210 posted on 03/04/2012 3:02:11 PM PST by Old_Grouch (64 and AARP-free. Monthly FR contributor.)
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To: Dante3
Personally I don't usually contact companies and give them grief. I just silently drop them from companies I will do business with. For life. They can apologize and grovel all they want, once they make a stand for the left I'm done with them forever. Tyson, Levi's, McDonald's, Home Depot ... as examples.

I am very liberal about sharing my opinion of those companies with others too.

211 posted on 03/04/2012 3:02:37 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SMGFan

I bet he will have plenty to say tomorrow:o)


212 posted on 03/04/2012 3:03:52 PM PST by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: Netizen
Here’s a link to the testimony.

No testimony, just a staged press conference.

213 posted on 03/04/2012 3:04:02 PM PST by itsahoot (I will write in Palin, if Romney heads the ticket. Fair warning to the E-Pubs.)
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To: navymom1

Thanks I forgot about Letterman, I now remember when that incident happened. The Lemmings of the left that I saw kept posting “I support David Letterman” on Facebook.

We see it for what it is, a cheap insult. The Left turns it into the end of the world...and they get away with it.

We can’t play fair with these people.


214 posted on 03/04/2012 3:04:40 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: navymom1

...or maybe the Letterman support had to do with his sexual affairs.

Too many to think about.


215 posted on 03/04/2012 3:08:00 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: Tex-Con-Man

You must remember the first to call for a boycott was the government in the form of congressmen and women using government pulpits against a private citizen.


216 posted on 03/04/2012 3:12:14 PM PST by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: SMGFan

I have been a Rush listener since 1988, and I’ve seen this before.

I am boycotting the companies that drop him, and I am letting them know why.


217 posted on 03/04/2012 3:13:12 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SMGFan

Time to make a run on “Two If By Tea” in support of Rush!


218 posted on 03/04/2012 3:17:49 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: SMGFan

From ProFlowers:

“At ProFlowers, our mission is to delight our customers with fresh and long lasting flowers, and that is our singular focus each and every day. We do not base our advertising decisions to align with any particular political view or opinion as our employees and customers are as diverse as the USA. Mr. Limbaugh?s recent comments went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company. As such, ProFlowers has suspended advertising on The Rush Limbaugh radio program.”

I find it ironic that a company that wouldn’t exist if it not for Rush suddenly finds that his comments “do not reflect our values as a company”. I was dissatisfied with ProFlowers when they started their recent campaign to “give” you a “free” subscription to some stupid service that you had to opt out of when you ordered with a tiny checkbox. Now, they’ve lost me as a customer forever.


219 posted on 03/04/2012 3:18:39 PM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: who knows what evil?
It is stupid. They might have a liberal agenda that is more important to them than profits. I have no problem dropping them.
220 posted on 03/04/2012 3:21:28 PM PST by Dante3
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To: All
People should have stopped using Carbonite a long time ago regardless of them being on Rush or not.

They are just a crappy company.


221 posted on 03/04/2012 3:29:19 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: SMGFan

I only started listening to Rush back in the late 90s.

Today, I cancelled our Carbonite subscription (with a detailed description of the reason), and then I ordered a couple more cases of Two if by Tea.

It felt good too.


222 posted on 03/04/2012 3:29:22 PM PST by SelmaLee
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To: princess leah

Darn it I just renewed my subscription with Carbonite. The only reason I went with Carbonite was because they advertised on Rush. Guess I’ll be shopping for a new online backup solution.


223 posted on 03/04/2012 3:36:02 PM PST by Vortech
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To: SMGFan

Good riddance. They charge a freaking FORTUNE for everything, anyway. I can buy the stuff locally, and mail it myself and save enough money to go to town for a steak and a beer (here in Wasilla, even.)


224 posted on 03/04/2012 3:38:58 PM PST by redhead (Alaska: Step out of the bus and into the food chain.)
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To: chrisser

I got a reply from ProFlowers that said they knew I did not use the kind of language that Rush did so I should agree with them. The nerve!

Also, I do not know how to tell everyone but Intuit owns Quicken and they also own Turbo Tax. They won’t see a dime of our money this year.


225 posted on 03/04/2012 3:41:32 PM PST by jean michael
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To: jean michael

I switched to H&R Block last year and used it again this year. I was a Turbotax customer for probably 10 years before that. Wasn’t their politics - just didn’t think the value was there anymore.

I was almost there with ProFlowers. Their customer service is pathetic. I didn’t ask for a commentary on Rush, I asked for my online account to be closed. They ignored that and gave me the BS back I posted.

I don’t think they get it, and that’s reason enough to take my money elsewhere.


226 posted on 03/04/2012 3:49:12 PM PST by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: chrisser
"I don’t think they get it, and that’s reason enough to take my money elsewhere."

_____________________________________________

Most of these companies have terrible customer service.
227 posted on 03/04/2012 3:51:53 PM PST by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Wife of D28Man

The advertisers are spineless.Who are they targeting with their adds on Rushs’ show? Rush listeners thats who.I dont care that he called the round heel a slut.I really dont.Thats what we would call her.I dont think he should have apologized because the left never lets up and now they smell blood and will be relentless.Just watch and see. I want Rush to tell them to pound sand.


228 posted on 03/04/2012 3:53:52 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: SMGFan

1988-2012... but less and less over the last few years...this apology was the probably the final straw.


229 posted on 03/04/2012 3:54:08 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Longbow1969

Can’t wait for his show Monday to hear some new advertisers.

Sick of the commercials for those who have pulled out anyway.

They will feel the pain.

Rush was a great salesman for them, particularly the ads he did personally. Proflowers and computer protection people will be hardest hit.


230 posted on 03/04/2012 3:55:10 PM PST by altura
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To: SMGFan

Many of these companies are bottom-feeders. They do well because they hit a HUGE number of people - and a small percentage of those people actually buy the product. If they bail from Rush, they’re simply toast.

They may not think that now...but they will soon enough find that to be case.


231 posted on 03/04/2012 3:58:44 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: SMGFan
How long have you listened to Rush?

Since he looked and sounded like this:


232 posted on 03/04/2012 4:09:46 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: SMGFan

I’ve been a ditto head since 1986 and have purchased damn near everything that Rush sponsors. Like a “mind-numbed robot”, I purchased everything from Snapple to an $8000 Hot Springs Spa! For this past Christmas I sent out over 50 dozen chocolate dipped strawberries via Shari’s Berries using the RL Radio Special promotion.

During the years of listening to Rush I have come to appreciate his absurdity and sense of humor. He has lifted my spirits thousands of times. This past week I knew that he stepped in it regarding Ms. Fluker. (sp?) There is no doubt in my mind that El Rushbo will turn his misspeak in to a massive victory for the conservative cause. He, in effect, has ignited a fire under the silent majority’s butt.


233 posted on 03/04/2012 4:21:25 PM PST by Kahuna
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To: re_nortex

That is a face for radio.


234 posted on 03/04/2012 4:27:47 PM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Eaker
That is a face for radio.

A few years later Rush Limbaugh (then known as Jeff Christie) updated his look a bit, complete with a necktie popular in that era of the early 70's:


235 posted on 03/04/2012 4:32:13 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: SMGFan; Nachum; IMissPresidentReagan; NautiNurse; Nick Danger; doug from upland; Clint N. Suhks; ...
Does anyone know the full list of Rush's sponsors who have pulled out of his show? (I know about 24 hours ago there were a few who were considering pulling out)

I've been listening to Rush since about March 1991... 21 years!

May El Rushbo dominiate the airwaves for many, many more years to come.

236 posted on 03/04/2012 4:33:29 PM PST by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: re_nortex

Great pics!


237 posted on 03/04/2012 4:36:59 PM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: nutmeg

I’ve seen some lists but my mind is playin what tomorrow brings.....I know what and how I’d play it but curious how El Rushbo does it.


238 posted on 03/04/2012 4:37:18 PM PST by advertising guy ( the greatest threat to America is a Rino Senator in Congress)
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To: x1stcav

Last night I was having a huge screaming tantrum begging all to STAND UP for Rush. THANK-YOU I knew you would all come through!!! Now
let’s all give them HELL!!!!! Rush needs us WE are a force to be reckoned
with when we stand together!!!!!


239 posted on 03/04/2012 4:45:17 PM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: advertising guy

Rush Buycott

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2853731/posts


240 posted on 03/04/2012 4:45:29 PM PST by GraceG
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To: jrcats; saminfl
On Christmas December 25, 1988 my son told me that "he had been listening to a guy on radio that said the same things I did."

My starting date with Rush was early January, 1989. My son is a smart man.

Tyson, I am quick to forgive but I have a long memory.

About a year ago I made the mistake of going grocery shopping when I was hungry. I was hurried shopping and purchased of one bag of a Tyson product, the first since mid year 1991. Of course there have been no further purchases.

241 posted on 03/04/2012 4:46:02 PM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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242 posted on 03/04/2012 4:49:20 PM PST by potlatch
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To: GreatRoad
These advertisers are only hurting themselves. Rush has a Huge audience nationwide and over the net. They’re losing millions of potential customers who will continue to listen to Rush, regardless.

I agree, and I'll still be listening to Rush as usual.

I will be VERY interested in learning who Rush's new sponsors are so I can support them!

243 posted on 03/04/2012 4:49:53 PM PST by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: PeanutbutterandJellybean
Also tell them that if we have to indirectly pay for others birth control, then we won’t have extra $$$ to pay for frills such as flowers.

Good point! ProFlowers are awfully expensive, too. I use them once or twice a year to send flowers, usually to my mother-in-law.

You start looking at the "least expensive" bouquets that start at around $19.00 or $24.99. Next thing you know, you check out, and with all of the shipping and handling, etc. fees, your order is over $50.00.

244 posted on 03/04/2012 4:53:36 PM PST by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: SMGFan

He ought to start plugging their competitors for free.


245 posted on 03/04/2012 4:53:50 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: leapfrog0202

YOU are totally awesome !!!!! THANK-YOU 1000 times for fighting back
I am beyond frustrated and angry taking this CRAP from media matters
constantly. How are they able to destroy everyone on our side!!!!
A HUGE THANK-YOU again!!!!!


246 posted on 03/04/2012 4:57:31 PM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: SMGFan

TWO IF BY TEA!


247 posted on 03/04/2012 5:09:48 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: chrisser

“As such, ProFlowers has suspended advertising on The Rush Limbaugh radio program.”
Suspended? Does that mean that at a future time they wish to return to sponsor Rush’s show?
How quaint of them to the thought he would like or need their return.


248 posted on 03/04/2012 5:12:56 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: SMGFan

I _STOPPED_ listening to Rush in Bush’s second term.

Waterboy for the GOP.


249 posted on 03/04/2012 5:16:41 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: PhiloBedo

Sorry for the delay...I just got home.
Feel free to use the letter. I did notice that I left off the ‘?’ after the line about Palin and the female body parts so you’ll want to correct that.


250 posted on 03/04/2012 5:35:20 PM PST by Typelouder
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