Skip to comments.Tally Of Advertisers In Rush Limbaugh Exodus Climbs To 20
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.”
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
See my post #35 re Netflix. They may not be advertisers of the Limbaugh show. Let’s check it out, first.
Deere? Really? Like the loss of some metrosexual men will hurt them?
Businessinsider.com is left leaning, so this information is trumped up quite a bit. One hint of its bias is the source of the information: MediaMatters. Media Matters is documented to be tightly connected to the Obama administration.
Most of these advertisers are local to a particular radio market. A few of them are national ads. But the article lumps them all together. 20-30 advertisers out of 600 radio stations? That’s not a lot.
Rush has 20 million listeners. He will not have any problems filling the slots. Nor will the local stations.
Thanks so much for putting the list here; I'm noting it so that we are certain to never do business with any of them. They are trampling on the First Amendment, and I will not so business with them.
They are not "doing the right thing", so they can stop putting that in their replies. They are doing precisely the wrong thing. Just ask Ronald Reagan and the Founding Fathers.
Is it just me, or are more than a few of these companies in a mess? Sears is going down the tubes, Sleep Number has closed outlets in my area, and the rest seem to be seasonal companies that got wide advertising around Mother’s day or tax season. The only company on this list that I see that I was faintly interested in was Sleep Number and I just bought a Tempurpedic instead.
Well tell Netflix to start. Time should be cheaper now. Tell ‘em you need to cut your budget but you never cut anyone who advertises on Rush and you’ll give ‘em a couple weeks to buy in.
They have tried before and failed, and will again. They are not so powerful as they want you to believe.
I called Oreck and they told me that they did not run ads on Rush either. I think there is possibly some misunderstanding in all of these.
Here's the list of advertisers who bailed on Rush, and are supporting a blacklist AGAINST Rush, our freedom of speech and We the People
Get their contact info: names and addresses, email, phone numbers, etc. Then post them on FreeRepublic. And then make your calls, send your emails, post on their web sites., Facebook.
These leftists are trying to kill us...remember that, and start fighting with all you've got. We've got work to do...and remember Andrew Breitbart. He was a WARRIOR, and he took no leftist crap. Pick up the banner and let's roll.
I let them know that we will not do business with them ever again. The leftists do not leave when their side spouts vile and much worse remarks than what Rush said. Hypocrits. And the people realize it too.
Weird, most of these so called advertisers, I have never heard of or ever heard an ad. Many of these must be regional.
This may take me a while, since my formatting skills are abominable, but here are the first two I just called and spoke/left a message with.
Just like calls to our “representatives”, I strive to be as polite as humanly possible, and find that I get to say a LOT more ; )
For faster service, use this service code: 980 420
Residential and Commercial Equipment
Dear Lord, give us strength in this battle.
I just called NetFlix and was told they were not actually advertising on Rush’s show to begin with. There had been two spots that were played on Rush’s show in error before, but they tell me they are not actually Rush advertisers. I told them that I’ll take their word for now, but I also said that if I find out that NF is in fact an advertiser on Rush’s show and have dropped over this nonsense, that I would immediately cancel my NetFlix account. I also told them that Media Matters is reporting they ARE an advertiser and thus telling the world that NF has dropped thier advertising over this Fluke crap.
I like Rush AND I like sluts.
I’ve never been more conflicted.
Some of these I heard just today.
I hear there are like 12 listeners on that liberal radio network, maybe they can all advertise there. They might get some sales if they take foodstamps ...
“Is it just me, or are more than a few of these companies in a mess?”
Exactly. Here’s more:
CARBONITE loses tens-of-millions every year... they’ve never become profitable.
AOL has been losing millions every year since they bought Huffington Post.
These 2 companies are financial disasters. Plus, they were taking money from Limbaugh’s audience and using it to fund left-wing causes.
For example, CARBONITE’s owner, DAVID FRIEND, funds MoveOn.org
You all need to watch this you tube video funny and this guy hits it on the head! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AndFAlAxzMs
so they are counting every two-bit local sponsor to get the count up to 20...can’t imagine the Philadelphia Orchestra runs ads on any station outside of Philly.
Today, CARBONITE stock fell -8.74%.
Symbol = CARB
Sounds like they’re doing great without Rush!
Hopefully they’ll be extinct soon.
Buy a cheap ZIP drive instead of using Carbonite. Their owner, David Friend, dumps money into MoveOn.org and other Soros front groups (according to Breitbart).
“St Vincent’s” medical center?
I was happy to close my Sears accounts and will NEVER patronize Pro Flowers ever again
Sensa is a rip off
I have a dying vase of Pro Flowers roses sitting on my counter right now. If it didnt cost me money I’d send them to the CEO
I didn’t see Capitol One on your list. They want to keep their corporate image good with women by only associating with real feminists, like Alec Baldwin.
I just called to do that and was told they were not actually ever advertisers on Rush, but that a couple of spots had been run in error in the past. I'll be interested to hear what they tell you. If I find out they were, in fact, advertisers on Rush's show and have dropped because of this Fluke Flack, I told them in no uncertain terms, they will have lost a customer.
Sears told me they didn’t advertise with Rush. If an ad had been run it would have been put on incorrectly. They do not buy ads based on political views.
Media Matters is lying with their numbers.......
Netflix told me the same thing. ANy chance Media Matter is lying to get people all worked up? Nah, liberals would never lie - would they? /sarc
Who knew there was so much money floating around to buy all these products!! Business must be booming!!!!!
Ridiculous to mix local and national ads in a list like that. As though I’ll be going to “Bethesda Dentistry” any time soon (2,700 miles away).
Further info from the left on baalout advertisers.
theatlanticwire.com triggered a virus alert when I tried to look at it
I think you're right. Honestly!!! Do liberals ever NOT lie?
(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?
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.
OK to the conservative activists out there who want to fight fire with fire...
Here is a partial list of Rush Limbaughs sponsors. Please call, email, contact them and tell them what you think about their cowardly withdrawal from the show.
847 286 2500
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)
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).
Web contact form
Sales or Service: 1-800-580-2913
eharmony (Update: eharmony says it doesnt advertise with Rush)
300 N. Lake Ave., Suite 1111
Pasadena, CA 91101
Web contact form
177 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
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
Oreck Upright Vacuum Cleaners (update: They say they do not advertise on Rush or any radio)
100 Plantation Road
New Orleans, Louisiana 70123
Online contact form
901-495-7185; Fax: 901-495-8374
P.O. Box 2198, Memphis, TN 38101
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
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.
200 East Basse Road
San Antonio, TX 78209
Communications / Media Relations:
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.
MORE ADVERTISERS TO CALL:
Tax Resolution Services
Heart & Body Extract
Online Ad on Rush Site
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.
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!!!!!!!!!
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.
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.
I listened to NPR this morning on the way to work and Carbonite was a sponsor. I guess NPR doesn’t NEED taxpayer funds.
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.
St. Vincent’s Medical Center? Do they think they’ll be taken over last?
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