Skip to comments.Limbaugh Rejects Company That Suspended Ads From Show Over Fluke Remarks
Posted on 03/08/2012 10:14:01 PM PST by Lazlo in PA
Rush Limbaugh has rejected an advertisers apparent attempt to reunite with his show after the company initially dropped its ads from the program following his remarks about contraception advocate Sandra Fluke.
The company, Sleep Train, calls itself the No. 1 Bedding Specialist on the West Coast, and most recognized mattress retailer in the region.
In an email to Sleep Train President Dale Carlsen (obtained by The Blaze), a representative of the show says that Limbaugh personally considered the companys request, but denied it considering its public comments following the controversy.
Thank you for your requests last week and this week to restart your voiced endorsement in local markets of The Rush Limbaugh Show, the email begins. Rush received your requests personally.
Unfortunately, your public comments were not well received by our audience, and did not accurately portray either Rush Limbaughs character or the intent of his remarks. Thus, we regret to inform you that Rush will be unable to endorse Sleep Train in the future.
Rush appreciates your long friendship and your past support, and we wish you good luck in the future.
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
It would be nice if we’d all call Sleep Train and let them know we’d never think of buying a Sleep Train bed in the future.
Part of my e-mail to ProFlowers:
Your next battle is with the free market. Your company has infuriated many good people; the majority of the people that BUILT your business.
Don't mess with Rush, nor his 20,000,000+ listeners!
Good for him! I have only contempt for a sponsor that tried to come back now. If they decided to make a business decision to drop Limbaugh, so be it. You make that call and you live with the the consequences. I could probably respect that, even if I don’t agree with the call they made or why they made it. But to come back and say “aw, we didn’t really mean it, Rush” after denouncing him very publicly and in no uncertain terms, is just the epitome of corporate weaseldom.
Judging by how fast the Train wanted to get back on Rush’s advertising roster, I have a feeling many people made that call to them.
Rush is a cagey guy. It actually occurred to me that he might have provoked this on purpose to smoke out (and sift out) which of his sponsors are vulnerable to liberal pressure. Then, with his stable thus cleansed and his income stream immunized, he's even more free than before to say what he wants. Might be a long shot, but the thought crossed my mind.
Rush put Sleep Train in the catbird seat with his initial endorsement of the fortuitously helpful product of a company without a good sales plan or even a very attractively named product.
He’s got to know that they’re really going to suffer over their part in egging on Slutgate.
Will some deep pocketed liberal take them under his/her wing (to mix a metaphor)?
I’d sleep on a train track before buying from Sleep Train.
Sounds like a good ad!
Makes my night, going to bed with a big smile on my face. Laugh out loud!! this is better than just a LOL.
I am just excited that some of these advertisers are gone. Being a listener since the late 80’s, some of these ads bore me to tears they have been around so long. Can’t wait to hear new stuff. I am sure there is a long line of folks that are dying to take their place with their products.
Sleep Train was a local Sacramento shop -- an early sponsor of the Rush Limbaugh show. As Rush's fortunes increased, so did Sleep Train's. Hard to believe the original owner would have made such a stupid move.
He was a little more blatant today. He called that Petri woman’s comments in WaPoo “bitchy” to elicit a response, which in turn would have proven she knew he called out her lies.
IOW, I think that is exactly what he did!
Good for Rush!
He never wants to dis people who sign up with him to get favorable publicity via advertising. Shadenfreude is fun, but not worth endangering business relationships.
“Good for him! I have only contempt for a sponsor that tried to come back now. If they decided to make a business decision to drop Limbaugh, so be it. You make that call and you live with the the consequences.”
Sometimes I think Lenin was right when he said that “capitalists would sell him the rope to hang them with.”
How can any business give in so easily to threats from those who hate you (the left) while abandoning those who would fight for your survival (Rush and all of us who believe in free enterprise)?
Rush to SleepTrain: “Go Fluke Yourself.”
Good. I hope more advertisers come crawling back and Rush tells them where to shove it.
Of course, if I had a forum, I would call Fluke much worse than just a slut. Something about her just makes me want to vomit.
I told them they would have gotten the first opportunity to get the sale because of their ads that run frequently on local Rush station, but because of their knee-jerk reaction to a liberal campaign they never got the chance.
I don't know how much business Sleep Train gets from the left, but for what it's worth, I paid cash.
Rush absolutely put Sleep Train on the map in Sacramento starting in the late 80's when KFBK became, as I understand it, their very first radio sponsor--during Rush's air time.
Sleep Train serves a diverse community? Since when is sluthood to be considered a legitimate entity? Homosexual groups and religious groups are entities for various causes, but sluthood? Slut Pride Parades? Slut Bake Sales?
Maybe .. Sluts for Obama.
I bought a bed from Sleep Train in Dec. The mattress feels firm on one side and much less so on the other side. Time to tell them to give me a new one.
Hey Sleep Train, you know the expression: you made your bed....
They probably purchase a disproportionate number of mattresses, though.
What type of relationship is there when at the first sign of manufactured outrage by the Left, his oldest advertiser ran for the door and slammed him?
Sluts wear out their mattresses faster?
EAGLES UP!!!! PAYBACK IS A FLUKE.
I’d be carefully considering any requests of the nature. Very carefully, with a lot of thought. A lot of deep, careful, slow, slow thought.
I am surprised at how many people buy conventional mattresses. Didn’t anyone go out and buy from the other Rush turncoat Sleep Number like we did? It is an awesome bed. They are just a nightmare to deal with on replacement parts.
In other words.... Later suckers!
“Rush is a cagey guy. It actually occurred to me that he might have provoked this on purpose to smoke out (and sift out) which of his sponsors are vulnerable to liberal pressure. Then, with his stable thus cleansed and his income stream immunized, he’s even more free than before to say what he wants. Might be a long shot, but the thought crossed my mind. “
I was thinking of it the other way around... is it possible a bunch of leftist-run companies intentionally advertised on Rush’s show, just to wait for whatever firestorm would pop up next to pull out en masse and hopefully take the show down.
I wouldn’t put it past them.
LOL. I thought both scenarios. Of course the diversions from the Obama disaster was the most likely. This was telegraphed during the CNN debate. This is all they have. It does work with the “true believers.” Which is interesting. I posit that they are losing their base. They are attempting to herd the mindless eaters back to them.
We turned in our high-density foam mattress after 18 months as it no longer felt flat and both my wife and I were getting up at night to go sleep on the couch ...by choice. We decided to go back to a high-end conventional mattress; top of the line Stearns and Foster. We tried the sleep number bed some time ago and didn't really care for it.
I know, you have to give it more than a few minutes and you have to find your ideal setting. We preferred something more traditional this time around. Let's pick up this discussion in about three months and I'll tell you how we're doing. :-)
I think it’s because they panic and think of the immediate controversy, rather than looking at the long term. In all the companies I’ve worked for, courage is probably the rarest trait I’ve come across. Most bosses I’ve known would have thrown me under the bus in a heartbeat had I been in Rush’s situation.
In most circumstances, I'd agree with you.
But I think Sleep Train was just made an example of. A message to other advertisers, you might say.
I missed his program on Monday, but caught the early part of Tuesday’s show. He described the “inside baseball” of radio advertising, and seemed completely at peace with the circumstances. It was good to hear.
Nya Ha Ha!
Today we had to work to send berries from some place other than shari’s berries — most google results are still shari’s under other web links. But we found one and are sending FIL some berries for his birthday. No way would we use the pro flowers group.
The company would be nuts to ignore the marketing advantage you’d offer on box springs.
Oh, and we got our order from Two if ByTea in 2 days. Raspberry tea is DELICIOUS. I can’t do caffeine or I’d drink a whole one, but the three sips I had were very good.
Well, this is a business which is two way street. Did they complain when they were made public for withdrawing sponsorship last week? If a guy dumped a woman, it is the woman’s decision whether to take him back or not. She would consider her options and see if she can live without him. I’m sure Rush & Co know their financial strength to decline them back.
a blanket on a hard floor is the best nights rest. great for the back. spending thousands of dollars on a mattress is nuts.
Sluts and democrat losers buy discount mattresses.They don’t need quality
since most of them are short term; evicted, incarcerated. or infested with vermin.
I did that with carbonite. I was on record as I recently tried a trial period with them. I wrote them back and said I would never use them. I doubt that it did any good, but at least they got a message back. To hell with them. Rush made their company.
HA HA HA!
Short version: “Bite me”.