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Tally Of Advertisers In Rush Limbaugh Exodus Climbs To 20
Business Insider ^ | 03/06/2012 | Laura Stampler

Posted on 03/06/2012 12:28:07 PM PST by SeekAndFind

According to a series of advertisers' Twitter and Facebook statements, at least 20 different sponsors have now pulled their spots from Rush Limbaugh's radio show.

In case you're new to the kerfuffle—welcome out of hibernation!—advertisers began dropping like flies after Limbaugh called a Georgetown law student and women's rights activist a "slut" and a "prostitute" for supporting healthcare coverage for contraception.

Sleep Number and The Sleep Train, both mattress suppliers, were the first two advertisers to pull their ads Friday, and the numbers have grown tenfold since then.

Media Matters has been regularly updating a list of advertisers that have been dropped (or aired) ads on Limbaugh's show.

On Tuesday, Bare Escentuals, Sensa Weight Loss program, Hadeed Carpet, Thompson Creek Windows, Vitacost, AccuQuote Life insurance, and Polycom all joined the Exodus.

Two local radio stations have also stopped running Limbaugh's show.

But some advertisers are finding it difficult to pull their ads, even if they disagree with Limbaugh's statements, because they bought package deals with the network. This means that their ads aren't specifically intended to air during Limbaugh's show.

Amberen, a menopause medication, explained the difficulty on its Facebook page:

"We understand that some of our customers are concerned that Amberen ads are still airing on the Rush Limbaugh show. Lunada Biomedical assures you that we take these concerns to heart! Most of our employees, including the CEO, are female. And like millions of other Americans we were outraged by Rush Limbaugh's incendiary and offensive comments. However, we are a small company that buys remnant (leftover) media time and, as such, we cannot, by definition, be considered the ‘sponsors’ of Mr. Limbaugh's show.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: advertisers; limbaugh; rush; rushsponsors; sandrafluke; sandytheslut
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To: who knows what evil?
I knew a liberal who used the c-word to describe Govenor Palin. I stopped speaking to him not too soon after that. Everytime I have told that story to right-of-center women, they get furious at the person. Whenever I told that story to left-of-center women, they respond with “I don't like that word but I dislike her, too...” or something similar.
81 posted on 03/06/2012 1:20:59 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: SeekAndFind
I heard an Allstate commercial today. Some of these companies play in certain markets. There are about 17 companies on this list who I have never heard on or during Rush and I listen to him everyday and have done so for many years.
82 posted on 03/06/2012 1:21:23 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: GoCards
Check out www.stoprush.org and www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/03/all-ads-pulled-rush-limbaughs-show/49552/

Further info from the left on baalout advertisers.

83 posted on 03/06/2012 1:22:03 PM PST by itssme
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To: itssme

theatlanticwire.com triggered a virus alert when I tried to look at it


84 posted on 03/06/2012 1:24:10 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PoplarBluffian
Media Matters is lying with their numbers.......

I think you're right. Honestly!!! Do liberals ever NOT lie?

85 posted on 03/06/2012 1:25:08 PM PST by fullchroma
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To: Domandred

(yawn) I listen to Rush every day and I never heard of most of these alleged advertisers. They are probably advertisers localized to various markets. They can and will be replaced. And two stations dropped Rush’s show? What’s that leave - - only 500 left?


86 posted on 03/06/2012 1:26:11 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SeekAndFind
Heard that Rush just put his jet up for sale on Craigslist?

/lamejoke
87 posted on 03/06/2012 1:26:45 PM PST by steve86 (I have Schizoid Personality Disorder and am exercising the privileges thereof)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

So basically these companies who are cancelling are being used as fools and will most likely lose money because the people calling are community organizers or how about mafia muscle what is the difference between the two. It is like a gosh darn protection racket if you ask me.


88 posted on 03/06/2012 1:26:55 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: EdReform
As of today, 30 advertisers have canceled their ads running during The Rush Limbaugh Show.

Glad to see the apology worked so well. Whenever something like this happens, the thing to do is double-down. Rush should have asked his listeners to send the cancelled advertisers demands for free birth control. Or asked them to mail Media Matters a condom (still in the package, please) with the request that they forward it to Sandra Fluke.
89 posted on 03/06/2012 1:26:55 PM PST by Antoninus (In states where Newt is ahead, vote Newt. In states where Rick is ahead, vote Rick. Defeat Romney.)
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To: funfan; All

OK to the conservative activists out there who want to fight fire with fire...

Here is a partial list of Rush Limbaugh’s sponsors. Please call, email, contact them and tell them what you think about their cowardly withdrawal from the show.

__________________________________________

Zoogue
The CEO of zoogue is Tim Angel.
tim@zoogue.com
jennjackson@zoogue.com PR
Their phone is 949.290.0872

Sears
Customer Service
847 286 2500
Contact Form

AOL Tech Guru (they have pulled their advertising)
Customer support. 703-265-1000

Quicken Loans – confirmed sponsor (update: they have pulled their advertising)
1050 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
Client Relations – (800) 863-4332
and: (800) 251-9080
also: you can chat online

Century 21 Real Estate LLC – (they say they do not advertise with Rush)
International Headquarters
1 Campus Drive
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Web contact form
973-647-9042 (This is the phone number for Mr. Gentile, media contact for Century 21).

ProFlowers
Web contact form
Sales or Service: 1-800-580-2913
Phone: 800.580.2913

eharmony (Update: eharmony says it doesn’t advertise with Rush)

300 N. Lake Ave., Suite 1111
Pasadena, CA 91101
media@eharmony.com
Web contact form
626.795.4814
FAX 626.585.4040

CARBONITE, Inc.
617-587-1100
177 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
carbonite@mailnj.custhelp.com
Direct Dial Office: 617-587-1100 EXT:1115

Sleep Number Bed

Select Comfort Corporation – confirmed and long-time advertiser
6105 Trenton Lane N
Minneapolis, MN 55442
Phone: 763-551-7000
Fax: 763-551-7826
800-438-2233
investorrelations@selectcomfort.com

Oreck Upright Vacuum Cleaners (update: They say they do not advertise on Rush or any radio)
Oreck Corporation
100 Plantation Road
New Orleans, Louisiana 70123
Online contact form
800-289-5888

AutoZone Inc.

901-495-7185; Fax: 901-495-8374
P.O. Box 2198, Memphis, TN 38101
investor.relations@autozone.com

LegalZoom.com –
800-773-0888; Fax: 323-962-8300
Site has a Web Form

Citrix Online (GoToMyPC)

6500 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
Phone: 805-690-6400; Fax: 805-690-6471
info@citrixonline.com

American Forces Network
Contact Us: @MyAFN.net

Mission Pharmacal Company

10999 IH-10 West Suite 1000
P.O. Box 786099
San Antonio, TX 78278-6099
Telephone: (800) 531-3333
Bennett Kennedy – Citracal Product Manager

Contact information for Clear Channel Communications: This is the company that carries the Rush show on their radio network. TELL THEM YOU SUPPORT RUSH LIMBAUGH.

Address:

200 East Basse Road
San Antonio, TX 78209
Communications / Media Relations:
Public Relations
(210) 822-2828
publicrelations@clearchannel.com
Investor Relations:
(210) 822-2828Website:
webmaster@clearchannel.com


90 posted on 03/06/2012 1:27:35 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: Lancey Howard

One of the stations dropping Rush was in Hilo, Hawaii, not exactly a conservative hotbed. The other was in western Massachusetts, and is owned by a bunch of Ben and Jerry Vermont Liberals.


91 posted on 03/06/2012 1:27:38 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: All

MORE ADVERTISERS TO CALL:

Tax Resolution Services

1-866-IRSPROBLEMS

Heart & Body Extract

Online Ad on Rush Site
1-866-295-5305


92 posted on 03/06/2012 1:29:40 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who cares. Thy can drop the price a tiny bit and get plenty of new advertisers. I am sure about that. Hmm... advertise on the #1 listened to radio show? Yeah, I think they won’t have a problem finding new companies.


93 posted on 03/06/2012 1:30:18 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Domandred

I called ProFlowers today and spoke with Crystal. I was polite and informed Crystal that my family would no longer be using ProFlowers. I then went on to state that March is our birthday month and we had spent $118.00 with a competitor. She did not ask why but was sorry to see us go. I asked don’t you wish to know why we stopped useing your business. It was because you pulled advertising from Limbaugh’s show.

The money response is as follows: “Yes,I already thought that was the case. I’m sorry you decided not to use ProFlowers.”

ONE FOR RUSH!!!!!!!!!


94 posted on 03/06/2012 1:30:51 PM PST by navymom1
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To: Antoninus
Glad to see the apology worked so well.

Yep. As well as it worked for George Allen or any other conservative who ever apologized to the sick lefty scum. I am still flabberghasted that Rush didn't know any better. All he did was fling open the floodgates of scumbag Democrat hell. Wow.

95 posted on 03/06/2012 1:31:12 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: steve86

The left is trying to destroy Rush, free speech, We the People AND they are well organized. Whether you’re a consumer or not, contact these companies and, on behalf of the Constitution, our freedom and liberty, tell them that you will no longer be using their services, or that you will never use their services because they choose to blacklist Rush, and drop their advertising on his program.

Freedom fighters of wars past used all methods of resistance. We need to learn from them.


96 posted on 03/06/2012 1:31:17 PM PST by itssme
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To: who knows what evil?
Sarah Palin To Obama: If Rush Was Offensive, Why Are You Taking Money From Bill Maher
97 posted on 03/06/2012 1:32:44 PM PST by Stand Watch Listen (Defeating Obama: Is neither a Republican Goal, nor a Democratic Concern, it is America’s Survival)
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To: LyinLibs

I listened to NPR this morning on the way to work and Carbonite was a sponsor. I guess NPR doesn’t NEED taxpayer funds.


98 posted on 03/06/2012 1:34:23 PM PST by Big Giant Head
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To: JediJones
Why does it not seem like our side is organized enough to respond in kind?

Because we don't have a 501c3 that conservatives can act as watchdogs through. REad the about page at Media Matters and tell me what part of the First Amendment they don't violate.

99 posted on 03/06/2012 1:35:20 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: GoCards

St. Vincent’s Medical Center? Do they think they’ll be taken over last?


100 posted on 03/06/2012 1:36:21 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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