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  • Carbonite CEO learns a hard lesson about being played for a fool by George Soros

    08/06/2012 7:31:35 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 55 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 6, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Last week’s Chick-fil-A appreciation day must have been painful to watch for David Friend the CEO that runs Carbonite a computer file backup service that was once the king of its industry. Watching how well a business that is favored by the Right can do must have ground salt into the self- inflicted wound that is still plaguing Carbonite today. On Saturday March 3, David Friend, the breast beating fool who is the CEO of Carbonite, decided he could not even wait until the following Monday to drop his company’s advertising relationship with Rush Limbaugh. Bleating about Limbaugh having correctly...
  • Feminist group renews campaign to silence Limbaugh

    04/20/2012 5:54:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/19/2012 | Carolyn May
    The National Organization for Women (NOW) is attempting, once again, to do what no other group has been able to accomplish — get radio giant Rush Limbaugh off the air. On Thursday, the women’s advocacy group announced a renewed protest campaign —”Enough Rush” — to bring Limbaugh down. “He is going to be whining and calling us out about his First Amendment rights” Terry O’Neill, president of NOW, told The Daily Caller about how she expects Limbaugh to react to their campaign. “There is nothing in the Constitution that says Rush Limbaugh gets $38 million a year for being on...
  • NOW Launches "Enough Rush" Campaign Directed at Local Advertisers, Radio Stations

    04/19/2012 11:47:11 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    NOW Launches "Enough Rush" Campaign Directed at Local Advertisers, Radio Stations April 19, 2012 Today, the National Organization for Women is launching the "Enough Rush" campaign, which aims to deliver the powerful message to Rush Limbaugh and his apologists that bullying is no longer profitable. Since Limbaugh's three-day attack on law student Sandra Fluke, scores of advertisers have left the show and two radio stations have dropped Limbaugh's show. Now, through the "Enough Rush" campaign, grassroots activists across the U.S. will reach out to local businesses that continue to advertise on The Rush Limbaugh Show and local radio stations that...
  • Radio campaign next step against Rush Limbaugh

    03/22/2012 7:29:39 AM PDT · by shove_it · 51 replies · 11+ views
    Yahoo via AP ^ | 22 Mar 2012 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) — Rush Limbaugh's opponents are starting a radio campaign against him Thursday, seizing upon the radio star's attack of a Georgetown law student as a "slut" to make a long-term effort aimed at weakening his business. The liberal Media Matters for America is using a past campaign against Glenn Beck as a template. In Limbaugh, however, they're going after bigger game. He's already fighting back and the group's stance has provoked concerns that an effort to silence someone for objectionable talk is in itself objectionable. Media Matters is spending at least $100,000 for two advertisements that will...
  • Limbaugh Advertisers Flee Show Amid Storm

    03/05/2012 6:46:44 AM PST · by mandaladon · 126 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5 Mar 2012 | BRIAN STELTER
    Emboldened by Rush Limbaugh’s public apology over the weekend to a law school student whom he had called a “slut” and a “prostitute,” critics of the radio talk show host are intensifying their online campaign against his advertisers. he apology, they said, was a signal that the campaign was working. On Sunday, a seventh company, ProFlowers, said that it was suspending all of its advertising on “The Rush Limbaugh Show” despite his apologetic statement a day earlier. For now, the ad boycott is uncomfortable but not crippling for Mr. Limbaugh, who is estimated to make $50 million a year and...
  • New Huckabee Radio Show Moves In on Limbaugh's Turf

    03/18/2012 6:44:56 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 108 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/19/12 | Christopher S Stewart
    After decades as a dominant force in talk radio, Rush Limbaugh could be in for his biggest fight yet. But the threat isn't from activist groups who dislike his conservative politics. It is from one of his own: former Republican governor of Arkansas and onetime presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee. Starting April 9, Mr. Huckabee, a Fox News Channel commentator, will go head-to-head with Mr. Limbaugh in a syndicated radio program airing in the noon to 3 p.m. Eastern time, weekday slot.
  • Limbaugh Will Not Forgive Or Negotiate With Companies That Pulled Advertising

    03/14/2012 9:36:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 118 replies
    business insider ^ | 3/14/12 | Laura Stampler
    As advertisers keep joining in on the Rush Limbaugh boycott, one company only lasted a week before it went back to the conservative talk show host with its tail between its legs. But Limbaugh is not ready to forgive and forget. The Los Angeles Times reports that Sleep Train, which had advertised with Limbaugh for 25 years, asked to relaunch a "voiced endorsement" on Limbaugh's show on Thursday ... and they were turned down. The funny thing is, Sleep Train was the first advertiser to pull its ads from Limbaugh's show. After receiving a slew of angry messages for advertising...
  • Rush Limbaugh Syndicator Cancels Ads (for two weeks)

    03/13/2012 10:18:37 AM PDT · by kristinn · 26 replies
    UPI via WTAM ^ | Tuesday, March 13, 2012
    SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., March 13 (UPI) -- The syndicator of Rush Limbaugh's U.S. radio talk show said it was canceling all national commercials airing during the show for two weeks, a Web site reported. Premiere Networks, the largest U.S. radio syndication company based on programming popularity, said in a memo to affiliate-station managers it suspended the national commercials airing on "The Rush Limbaugh Show" from Monday through March 19, Radio-Info.com reported. While some radio stations pay huge fees to air Limbaugh's program, many air it for free or at low cost, provided they let Premiere run several minutes of national...
  • Beyond Rush: Hannity, Beck, Levin Hit with Advertiser Bans

    03/11/2012 6:09:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 140 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | March 11, 2012 | Newsmax Wires
    Efforts to silence Rush Limbaugh are apparently having a significant impact on the talk radio business as a whole, including syndicated radio shows hosted by Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Glenn Beck. After provocative comments made about a female Georgetown law school student, Limbaugh's show has been targeted by liberal groups that have pressured more than two dozen advertisers to drop his program from their ad buys. Now, Rush's syndicator, Premiere Networks, is losing advertisers for other conservative programs it airs. According to an internal Premiere memorandum obtained by Radio-Info.com, the company says 98 advertisers no longer wanted to air...
  • Legal Incandescent Bulbs are Here [New Rush Sponsor]

    03/10/2012 2:07:27 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 117 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program ^ | 9 March 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Larry in South Hackensack, New Jersey, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you with us, sir. CALLER: Thank you very much, Rush. Thank you for having me. RUSH: You bet, sir. CALLER: Our company, Newcandescent.com, manufactures incandescents right here in the US. We have apples to zebras, everything that you can't get, we have permission to manufacture right here in the good old USA. RUSH: What do you mean, everything that we can't get? CALLER: All of the banned incandescent lamps -- RUSH: Oh, you mean the stuff that's been banned, the stuff that's been...
  • Report: Company who dropped ads from Limbaugh’s show asks to be reinstated (Fair weather friends)

    03/09/2012 6:27:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | posted at 10:09 pm on March 8, 2012 | AllahPundit
    Request denied. A Limbaugh spokesman said that California mattress company Sleep Train asked to restart a “voiced endorsement” from Limbaugh that it had publicly cut off last week. The company said at the time that it “does not condone such negative comments toward any person.”…Sleep Train’s departure from the program had been billed by some observers as particularly significant because the mattress retailer had been with Limbaugh show for 25 years. Yet the tone of Sleep Train’s withdrawal statement last Friday hinted it might not be pulling out for the long run…Limbaugh spokesman Brian Glicklich on Thursday forwarded a copy...
  • Sleep Train begs Rush Limbaugh: Take us back; Limbaugh: Request denied

    03/09/2012 6:57:28 AM PST · by AAABEST · 109 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | 03-09-2012 | Joe Newby
    Sleep Train, one of the companies that dropped its ads from Rush Limbaugh's radio program after Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute," asked Limbaugh for another chance. But Limbaugh denied the company's request. (snip) The Times added that Limbaugh spokesman Brian Glicklich forwarded an email he said had been sent to Sleep Train President Dale Carlsen. According to that email, Limbaugh himself considered the company's request and denied it. “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 began. “Rush received...
  • White House Attack Dog Targets Limbaugh Sponsors

    03/08/2012 6:26:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Censorship: The pressure on Rush Limbaugh's advertisers is from a group that meets regularly with the White House and runs an Obama Super-PAC funded by unions. The group Media Matters acts like a lobbyist but is not registered as one. It operates in the shadows, outside congressional oversight and unaccountable to voters. This makes its collusion with the White House in the heat of a presidential race a serious matter worthy of investigation. Targeting Limbaugh, a staunch Republican, is no coincidence. If the Obama campaign can silence him, it can knock out the party's most powerful voice for firing up...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Loss of ads amounts to 'a couple of French fries'

    03/07/2012 7:10:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The flight of advertisers from “The Rush Limbaugh Show” continued Wednesday, with a total of 45 national and local companies pulling their spots, according to the liberal activist groups angered by the talk radio host for calling Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute.” But Limbaugh told his audience that the reports of advertiser defections had been greatly exaggerated by his opponents, and that the companies that pulled ads accounted for a small minority of the overall ad inventory on the 600 affiliates that carry his show. “That's like losing a couple of French fries in the...
  • Clearing Up Misinformation on Our Sponsors

    03/07/2012 1:24:24 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 29 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 03/07/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to ask if you will indulge me for just a brief few minutes for some inside baseball stuff before we move on to our review of the issues of the day, politics and so forth, Super Tuesday, the results, and where we are. The reason for this is, once again, so much misinformation about this program and advertisers is in the mainstream media. People are reporting things that, A, are not true, and B, I don't even think the people reporting it have the slightest idea what they're talking about, nor do they have the...
  • Pro Flowers Answers My "I'll Never Use You Again" Email

    03/07/2012 9:49:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 78 replies
    Pro Flowers "We Care" email | 3/7/2012 | SFF
    I sent Pro Flowers an email telling them I'll never buy Sherrie's Berries or Pro Flowers again. And I said it was because of their poor treatment of Rush Limbaugh, a GREAT AMERICAN. Here is the short response I just got back: "Thank you for contacting us. We appreciate your email and thank you for openly expressing your opinions. Your feedback has been noted and will be shared with our team."
  • Limbaugh deserters: 3 dozen national/local advertisers have pulled out of Rush

    03/07/2012 8:34:46 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 75 replies
    radio-info.com ^ | 3/7/12 | radio-info.com
    Rush Limbaugh has now lost a total of 36 advertisers, according to multiple sources, including national advertisers JC Penney and Capitol One. They join such high-profile companies as AOL, Sears, Carbonite, Geico, Netflix, Quicken Loan and ProFlowers. Watchdog group Media Matters is maintaining a list that says Limbaugh has lost 36 advertisers as of Tuesday, which was confirmed by USA Today. The latter source points out, “Some companies buy time directly on Limbaugh's show. Others instruct their ad agencies to buy what's known in the industry as run of schedule time, meaning their commercials run at different times of the...
  • Clear Channel petition to cancel Rush's show, generated by Move-On Member

    03/06/2012 5:39:18 PM PST · by rebelskid · 58 replies
    move on servers | 3/6/2012 | D. Washington
    Dear MoveOn member, Rush Limbaugh has gone too far with his attacks on Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke, calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute" and suggesting she post video tapes of herself online having sex. Rush Limbaugh's radio show is a part of the Clear Channel lineup, and it's time that they no longer allow Rush Limbaugh to spew hateful and derogatory comments. That's why I created a petition to Clear Channel on SignOn.org, which says: Sandra Fluke, a law student at Georgetown University who was advocating for health insurance plans to cover the cost of contraception, became the...
  • Tally Of Advertisers In Rush Limbaugh Exodus Climbs To 20

    03/06/2012 12:28:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 157 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/06/2012 | Laura Stampler
    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...
  • Rush Limbaugh's Advertisers Continue To Drop Off- ABC Asks If This His "Imus Moment" (video)

    Rush Limbaugh's Advertisers Continue To Drop Off- ABC Asks If This His "Imus Moment" (video)