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Rush Limbaugh Apologizes Again, But Advertisers Continue To Sever Ties [Lutwaffen Attack by Left!]
Washington Post ^ | March 05, 2012 | Paul Farhi

Posted on 03/05/2012 10:48:05 PM PST by Steelfish

Rush Limbaugh Apologizes Again, But Advertisers Continue To Sever Ties

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh is being criticized for recent comments he made about a Georgetown law student. He called Sandra Fluke a “slut” and suggested she post sex videos of herself on the Internet.

By Paul Farhi March 5

Rush Limbaugh offered more contrition Monday for his comments about a Georgetown law student, but the conservative radio talk-show host continued to lose advertisers as a result of outrage over his characterization of the woman as a “slut” and a “prostitute.”

“Those two words were inappropriate and uncalled for,” Limbaugh said at the start of his show on Monday, referring to Sandra Fluke, a student who had spoken out in behalf of insurance coverage for contraception. “They distracted from the point I was actually trying to make and again I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for using those two words.”

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh apologized for using harsh language to describe a law student who called for insurance coverage for birth control.

The apology reinforced a statement Limbaugh posted on his Web site Saturday in which he said that his “choice of words was not the best” and that he was attempting to be humorous in his attack on Fluke on two programs last week.

Many thought Limbaugh’s initial apology was inadequate, and their outrage helped compel advertisers to pull their commercials from Limbaugh’s program.

Two more national advertisers — online giant AOL and tax service Tax Resolution — said Monday that they were suspending their sponsorship of Limbaugh, bringing the total number of companies fleeing Limbaugh to nine. In addition, two local advertisers, Hadeed Carpet and Rug and window-replacement company Thompson Creek said they have pulled their ads from WMAL AM-FM, which airs Limbaugh’s show in the...

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This is unquestionably in the nature of an aerial bombardment by the left to weaken, dispirit, and silence the conservative movement and major advertisers are buckling in and are aiding and abetting this destruction with some help from the establishmentarian right. Where do we go form here?
1 posted on 03/05/2012 10:48:11 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Lutwaffen? Was that supposed to be Luftwaffe?


2 posted on 03/05/2012 10:50:24 PM PST by CougarGA7 ("History is politics projected into the past" - Michael Pokrovski)
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To: Steelfish

If I were a lib, I’d be laughing, smiling and flipping everyone the bird too.

No one is lifting a finger to stop them.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 10:51:10 PM PST by Tzimisce (this sucks)
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To: Steelfish

I repeat an earlier post!


TO: Jim Robinson

Maybe it’s time to create a new category accessible to all. A list of those companies that decide to NOT advertise on shows because of liberal pressures and a list of those that continue to ignore the liberal propaganda. Heck, maybe just a list of categories and conservative entries that we can access.

I think that it would be of great benefit to all and maybe alleviate some of the pressure that liberals and the media bring to bear.

Hope you take this into consideration...


4 posted on 03/05/2012 10:53:31 PM PST by Deagle
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To: Steelfish

There were plenty of Ad’s on Rush today here in Seattle. A lot more from local businesses than usual. The Ad’s are the result of ratings. So long as his audience does not go away, he will easily find new advertisers. There are 15,000 corporations and they all want exposure to their products and services.


5 posted on 03/05/2012 10:55:28 PM PST by entropy12 (Profits are the mother's milk of capitalism & prosperity!)
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To: Steelfish
I am actually glad a lot of these advertisers are gone. Turns out some of them are connected to move-on!

Good-bye & good riddance!

6 posted on 03/05/2012 10:59:37 PM PST by Left2Right (Starve the Beast!)
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To: Deagle

Well said. Hope this comes to pass. We can’t lose time.


7 posted on 03/05/2012 11:00:31 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: CougarGA7

Yes sir. Thanks for the correction.


8 posted on 03/05/2012 11:01:50 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Listen. Rush survived oxycontin. Rush survived deafness and a cochlear ear implant. Rush survived because his audience did not abandon him. He kept them in the loop, never tried to weasel out, never made excuses. And he will survive this.


9 posted on 03/05/2012 11:04:50 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Steelfish
"Where do we go form here"

To the spectacle of the left successfully pressuring local radio stations to drop is show and successfully pressuring republican leaders to disavow him. The right will continue to fragment over his his initial remarks, his apology and make ineffective lunges at the advertisers who left him. JMO.


10 posted on 03/05/2012 11:08:24 PM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Steelfish

Rush needs to stop apologizing.


11 posted on 03/05/2012 11:09:58 PM PST by U-238
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To: MestaMachine

I agree.


12 posted on 03/05/2012 11:12:37 PM PST by U-238
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To: U-238
Rush needs to stop apologizing.


13 posted on 03/05/2012 11:13:16 PM PST by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: U-238

Correct. He looks like he’s groveling and Ms. Fluke ha snot accepted his apology either.


14 posted on 03/05/2012 11:14:12 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Bill Maher is proof that the issue is fake.

Like all liberal concern it’s limited to enlarging the govt


15 posted on 03/05/2012 11:14:45 PM PST by NoLibZone (Liberal concern for womens rights is fake. I submit their love of Bill Maher as proof.)
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To: Steelfish
These may be of interest to you.

Slut-Gate: Obama’s Orchestrated, Left-Wing Campaign Plan

WARNING: If You Use Carbonite Computer Backup Service, Cancel it NOW

16 posted on 03/05/2012 11:16:01 PM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: U-238

Personally, I find this hilarious. It’s like watching a few thousand minnows attacking a blue whale.


17 posted on 03/05/2012 11:19:32 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: NoLibZone

Bill Maher; Whoopi (not rape, rape) Goldberg and some of her fellow skunks on “The View”; Ed Schultz; Al Sharpton; Jesse Jackson; Maxine Waters; Sheila Jackson; Barbara Boxer; Sean Penn; Alex Baldwin, Lady Gaga; Madonna...and the list goes on endlessly.


18 posted on 03/05/2012 11:19:52 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: loboinok

I was within a few days of getting Carbonite. No more. AOL is a hard nut to crack.


19 posted on 03/05/2012 11:22:08 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
Had you asked:

"Where should we go form here"

I'd have responded:

Brothers and sisters, I want to see a sea of hands out there!

I want everybody to kick up some noise!

I want to hear some revolution out there, brothers, I want to hear a little revolution!

Brothers and sisters, the time has come for each and every one of you to decide whether you are going to be the problem or you are going to be the solution! You must choose, brothers, you must choose!

It takes five seconds, five seconds of decision, five seconds to realize your purpose here on the planet. It takes five seconds to realize that it's time to move! It's time to get down with it!

Brothers, it's time to testify and I want to know are you ready to testify? Are you ready?

20 posted on 03/05/2012 11:23:57 PM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Steelfish
Rush Limbaugh would not exist or be necessary if what talking heads call objective journalism gave it's audience a fair accounting of the facts.

Facts like the '23 year old student' that later becomes a 30 year old law student. Better yet, an activist. Left wing activist. That sounds more like a mano e mano faceoff with Rush.

The media is trying to advance their crap again. Leaving out key facts of the way they dimiss stories when they are conservatives accusing a liberal (bias, agenda). But utterly silent in the important opening rounds of a slug fest where the media comes out taking sides.

21 posted on 03/05/2012 11:32:27 PM PST by CT (Make Mine Newt)
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To: Steelfish

This fluke hoopla will get its 15 minutes of fame and disappear in a heartbeat!
No reason for panic.

And the fire is an opportunity for the underbrush, the little guys, to buy some bargain advertisement at one of the largest listenership radio program in the country!


22 posted on 03/05/2012 11:33:55 PM PST by parisa
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To: Steelfish

Why pay a monthly fee to an online service whose political affiliations are questionable or unknown when you can BUY fairly cheaply and OWN a full Terabyte external hard drive and there it is? Two months service fee from carbonite buys a terabyte of offline storage. All yours and all there.


23 posted on 03/05/2012 11:35:01 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Steelfish

No problem.

It’s a shame that we don’t see this type of reaction by advertisers when some liberal retard spouts some nonsense. If that was the case Keith Olberman would not have lasted a week.....on ESPN.


24 posted on 03/05/2012 11:36:01 PM PST by CougarGA7 ("History is politics projected into the past" - Michael Pokrovski)
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To: MestaMachine

But aren’t we supposed to boycott Carbonite as well?


25 posted on 03/05/2012 11:39:30 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

The best way to boycott carbonite is to not use their service at all. There are some real horror stories out there about what happens to a perfectly good computer if you start with carbonite and then try to opt out. Trust me.


26 posted on 03/05/2012 11:44:51 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Steelfish

If I were an advertiser, this would be an opportune time to advertise on Rush’s show. The listeners would be more supportive of these advertisers as a way to affirm their loyalty to Rush.


27 posted on 03/05/2012 11:45:50 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: U-238

Apologies to the enemy only embolden the enemy to continue their attacks.


28 posted on 03/05/2012 11:48:14 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Steelfish

Imagine being carbonite right now with YEARS of Rush Limbaugh’s PERSONAL information locked up on THEIR servers somewhere. Think about that.


29 posted on 03/05/2012 11:50:03 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Steelfish

I was going to get GoToMyPC (Citrix) but won’t now. Are there any alternatives?


30 posted on 03/05/2012 11:52:04 PM PST by kik5150
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To: CougarGA7

It may be over for Limbaugh.


31 posted on 03/05/2012 11:59:15 PM PST by nwrep
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To: Steelfish

Imagine how many companies have been waiting for years to get a shot at advertising on Rush’s show.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 12:02:02 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: nwrep

I hope not. I honestly can say I don’t listen to him, but that has a lot to do with the amount of items on my schedule which prevent that.


33 posted on 03/06/2012 12:07:57 AM PST by CougarGA7 ("History is politics projected into the past" - Michael Pokrovski)
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To: kik5150; MestaMachine
""Are there any alternatives?

Absolutely. In fact, I believe that MM has been trying to explain that you can simply back up your data on a 1 Terabyte external drive that you own, and can be plugged into a USB port on your computer, allowing you to back up all of your data on your own device, and not have your info in anyone else's hands other than your very own.

That's what I did/do. a 1 Terabyte external drive costs less than $100 and is about the size of an iPhone, or at least mine was when I bought it.

Good to see you, MM. :)

34 posted on 03/06/2012 12:09:59 AM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Steelfish
I used to use Proflowers all the time for relatives in the USA, as they were easy to use. I just sent an e-mail through there customers services site that I will not longer use them based on their involvement in leftist political movement. I encourage any of you who used Proflowers to send them a similar e-mail and to stop using them.
35 posted on 03/06/2012 12:13:59 AM PST by Aussiebabe
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To: Steelfish

Where’s the list of advertisers to support or boycott? I have a desire to go out and buy something.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 12:26:47 AM PST by firebrand (M)
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To: Steelfish

Most are simply “suspending” their advertising. They’re likely locked into yearly contracts that require payment whether they run ads or not.

I’ll bet that 3/4 of them are back with Rush within 3-6 months.


37 posted on 03/06/2012 12:34:44 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Mega dittos. And that is exactly right. Easy as 123. Wouldn’t be without it because I don’t trust anyone with my stuff.


38 posted on 03/06/2012 12:39:39 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Steelfish

Most are simply “suspending” their advertising. They’re likely locked into yearly contracts that require payment whether they run ads or not.

I’ll bet that 3/4 of them are back with Rush within 3-6 months.


39 posted on 03/06/2012 12:39:55 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: nwrep

WHAT might be over for Limbaugh? The man has just outed a far left cabal and NOW we know. They will go before he does. Long before. Rush will go when HE wants to...and for all we know, maybe he wants to. He’s been taking flak for us for a long time.


40 posted on 03/06/2012 12:45:00 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine
Why pay a monthly fee to an online service whose political affiliations are questionable

Man are you RIGHT.

Carbonite may have shot themselves in the foot and not yet realized it.

You no more need Carbonite to backup and preserve your computer files than you need hamburger to make an apple pie.

Rush's salesmanship ship has convinced an awful lot of people to use the Carbonite system, when in reality, there are several BETTER backup systems and simpler methods than what Carbonite offers.

Anyone who knows about digital file preservation knows that carbonite is NOT the smartest way to go. Really.

41 posted on 03/06/2012 12:54:07 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: jonrick46; Steelfish

One statement thats it.


42 posted on 03/06/2012 12:54:16 AM PST by U-238
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To: VideoDoctor

Carbonite and the other sponsors will be back when sales drop off.


43 posted on 03/06/2012 12:58:07 AM PST by U-238
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

I think people are supposed to have 2 different backups. Hard copies, yes, but also cloud off site backups as well.


44 posted on 03/06/2012 12:59:02 AM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: Steelfish; Fred Nerks; LucyT; Beckwith; mojitojoe

“Those two words were inappropriate and uncalled for,”...
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The two words were appropriate and called for , Rush was making a political point , not annointing a Scarlet woman.

That is why the Luftwaffen Left are all cranked up . The left can say all sorts of nasty things about Sarah Palin,for example, but cannot take their own medicine.

I am glad Rush at least has stuck to his political guns, even tiough he has apologized for his choice of words, which is the LEFTS real problem, they are a bunch opf liberal fascists and can smell blood.

Where was the lefts indignation when Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a “ dumb twat.” on television , and Democrat Jerry Brown called Meg Whitman “ a whore.” Where was the lefts indignation then?

These liberal fascists can give it out but they cannot take their iown medicine. I have no problem with Rush calling Fluke a slut and a prosituite, because she is asking to be paid tax payer dollars to have sex.At least Rush is accurate compared to Jerry Brown and Bill Maher, who both suffered none of the slings and arrows Rush Limbaugh now suffers gladly.


45 posted on 03/06/2012 1:12:42 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascist info.. http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Yaelle
"I think people are supposed to have 2 different backups. Hard copies, yes, but also cloud off site backups as well."

I totally get where you're coming from; in the event fire, flood, theft, whatever kind of loss were to occur at the original platform's physical location, there would be an off site backup unaffected by local calamities.

Some are more more sensitive to the even theoretical unauthorized access to their stored data than others, and I think that's the sentiment that was trying to be conveyed, that one doesn't necessarily have to rely on one of these backup providers to secure data.

Would a second external drive, stored off site count? :)
(How often would one back up data in that fashion?)

46 posted on 03/06/2012 1:13:41 AM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: jonrick46

The more they attack, the more shrill and outrageous they become. It’s called OVERKILL. Pretty soon, it gets so shrill you got to cover your ears until no one is listening anymore.
If Rush doesn’t ever mention this again, it dies within a day or two. Watch. Next week fluke will be fluked. Anyone remember bialek?


47 posted on 03/06/2012 1:23:41 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

However, I believe carbonite and the others use the fact that they have no access nor codes to the encrypted Info they store for people is their own legal cover.


48 posted on 03/06/2012 1:24:02 AM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: U-238

Yes, Rush needs to stop apologizing, as you say. The leftists are so duplicitous in trying to sanction Rush Limbaugh. Where was the lefts indignation about Cloris Leachman?

See video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrbV8LssNfI&feature=player_embedded

Leftist Hate Speech, on Sarah Palin:

Why couldn’t Sarah Palin get shot instead?”
“I hope Sarah Palin dies an ugly death and takes her moronic hate with her.”
“Can somebody please shoot Sarah Palin?”
“I hope Sarah Palin gets cancer and dies in the next two years.”
“Sarah Palin should be shot for her encouragement of fanaticism against Democrats.”
“Join us in praying to God that Sarah Palin contracts cancer and dies.”
“Sarah Palin is the single most dangerous threat to the future of the human race. Somebody bloody shoot her.”

http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/rush-limbaugh-question-where-was-all-the-outrage-when-sarah-palin-and-her-children-were-called-slu/question-2494215/?page=2&postId=78963535#post_78963535


49 posted on 03/06/2012 1:32:11 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascist info.. http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Most REPUTABLE isps offer backup storage. Check your provider. My ZA partners with an online storage site as well, but there are also fireproof cases for external hardrives among other cool things. Look into protecting yourself. You can also copy your files onto disks, flash, or thumb drives. Where there is a will, there is a way.
50 posted on 03/06/2012 1:35:49 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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