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 ...
Wahoooo! I hope word gets spread fast to other companies who don’t research members of the “Liars for Hussein Club” before they decide to jump in and try to destroy somebody. It may give them pause if they think a bit of backlash could bite them in the butt. Hopefully, karma will be a bitch for Sleeptrain.
Gee, perhaps that mattress company should hire Ms. Fluke as their spokesperson as she obvious spends a lot of time using such products.
You hit onto something! Someone (a conservative group of course) should create a PAC called “Sluts for Obama” and put up crazy ads for him which will embarass him.
Thanks for the ping. Rush is doing us proud....
Ironically, we are moving next month and it is time for a new bed.
In most circumstances, I'd agree with you.Shadenfreude is fun, but not worth endangering business relationships.
But I think Sleep Train was just made an example of. A message to other advertisers, you might say.
Oh, theres no doubt that that is true. I just think that publishing the identity of the particular advertiser was done without the direction and probably against the policy of Rush himself. But I think that Rush, rightly, has less than zero interest in giving prospective sponsors pause as to potential risks associated with becoming sponsors.
I would be more surprised that Rush associated himself with the outing of a former sponsor than I would be to learn that an associate of Rushs became a former associate of Rushs because this former sponsor was publicly embarrassed.
The closest thing I can think of as a counterexample against my point is the Two If By Tea initiative, which has to be seen as a slap at Snapple - although, Two If By Tea is positioned and certainly priced in a different category from Snapple.
They wanted to publically denounce him, to appease the left. Then quietly come back when no one remembered Done the Campus Flute.
Now they’ve destroyed their business with Rush fans, and hopefully the lefties will notice their attempt to go back. Destroy those businesses from both sides.
The more I think about it, the more this looks like a good move. By having controversy NOW, and seeing who's going to cut and run, he can prune away his vulnerable support in advance of what looks like it will be a NASTY election conflict. It would be much worse to find out where he's week in the last few months before the election.
Some people are just extra talented!
You reminded me of that funny old saying -- "Sorry, my karma just ran over your dogma!" It fits this situation perfectly.
It’s a gift, I tell ya.
A true gift.
[I’m sleeping right now]
It appears that the original owner did make this very stupid move.
"The owner of Sleep Train has known host Rush Limbaugh for many years and has sponsored the show since its 1988 launch into national syndication. Sleep Train suspended advertising on the show on March 4, 2012 in the wake of the Rush LimbaughSandra Fluke controversy; the company asked to return as a sponsor on March 8, but Limbaugh declined their request."
I wrote to pro flowers something like this: The ONLY reason I used your service is because of your advertising on Rush Limbaugh. Take me off your list. I hope this was all worth it to you.
“we found one and are sending FIL some berries for his birthday”
Who did you use?
AMEN!!! I'm thinking of dropping my AOL email account to show my support for him.
AOL?!? They’re still around?