Limbaugh chooses not to take sponsors who left, back

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    Mar 09, 2012 8:17 AM GMT
    Liberals overplayed their hand, not to mention exposed their hypocrisy. There are now calls from supporters for Limbaugh to promote the primary competitors of the sponsors who left him - which is double blow because of how they are hurting now. It would appear that Limbaugh will emerge stronger as a result of this.

    http://www.sacbee.com/2012/03/08/4323061/limbaugh-rebuffs-attempt-by-sleep.html

    The rift between Sleep Train Mattress Centers and Rush Limbaugh apparently became permanent today after Limbaugh reportedly turned aside the Sacramento retailer’s attempt at a truce. Limbaugh rebuffed Sleep Train’s request that the controversial radio host resume his duties as a paid spokesman for the company.


    In related news, investors flee Carbonite, whose "trusted spokespersons" include Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow and Randi Rhodes, after they drop Limbaugh:

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/06/investors-flee-carbonite-after-limbaugh-announcement/

    Since the market opened on Monday through its close today, Carbonite stock (NASDAQ:CARB) has plummeted nearly 12 percent, outpacing the drop of the NASDAQ index in that same time period by nine-and-a-half points. It was also one of the biggest decliners on the NASDAQ on Tuesday.

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    Subsequent to this, they hit a new 52 week low.
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    Mar 09, 2012 8:25 AM GMT
    Limbaugh plays down advertising exodus

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/03/rush-limbaugh-sandra-fluke-advertisers-peter-gabriel/1

    ...Limbaugh estimates there could be 18,000 sponsors on the 600 or so stations that broadcast his show. He said losing 28 sponsors -- a number he frequently referred to on his program today -- was like "losing a couple of french fries in the container when it's delivered to you at the drive-thru. You don't even notice it." ...
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    Mar 09, 2012 8:27 AM GMT
    Factor Investigation: Ex-Obama Official Running Sandra Fluke

    http://nation.foxnews.com/bill-oreilly/2012/03/08/factor-investigation-ex-obama-official-running-sandra-fluke
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    Mar 09, 2012 8:33 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidLimbaugh plays down advertising exodus

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/03/rush-limbaugh-sandra-fluke-advertisers-peter-gabriel/1

    ...Limbaugh estimates there could be 18,000 sponsors on the 600 or so stations that broadcast his show. He said losing 28 sponsors -- a number he frequently referred to on his program today -- was like "losing a couple of french fries in the container when it's delivered to you at the drive-thru. You don't even notice it." ...


    I don't think what he said about Fluke personally was necessary but the left severely overplayed their hand.
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    Mar 09, 2012 9:22 AM GMT
    riddler78 said
    socalfitness saidLimbaugh plays down advertising exodus

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/03/rush-limbaugh-sandra-fluke-advertisers-peter-gabriel/1

    ...Limbaugh estimates there could be 18,000 sponsors on the 600 or so stations that broadcast his show. He said losing 28 sponsors -- a number he frequently referred to on his program today -- was like "losing a couple of french fries in the container when it's delivered to you at the drive-thru. You don't even notice it." ...


    I don't think what he said about Fluke personally was necessary but the left severely overplayed their hand.

    He helped the left by what he said, which was stupid. The reaction by the left was very calculated, and they have willing pawns, as illustrated by the outrage of many on RJ.
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    Mar 09, 2012 12:36 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidFactor Investigation: Ex-Obama Official Running Sandra Fluke

    http://nation.foxnews.com/bill-oreilly/2012/03/08/factor-investigation-ex-obama-official-running-sandra-fluke


    What's the point? After Rush Limbaugh smeared this woman for 3 days, Anita Dunn's firm took her on as a PR client?

    Nothing unusual about that...

    If Limbaugh would have kept his mouth shut, no one would remember Fluke's name by now.
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    Mar 09, 2012 2:29 PM GMT
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    In related news, investors flee Carbonite,

    Since the market opened on Monday through its close today, Carbonite stock (NASDAQ:CARB) has plummeted nearly 12 percent, outpacing the drop of the NASDAQ index in that same time period by nine-and-a-half points. It was also one of the biggest decliners on the NASDAQ on Tuesday.



    Subsequent to this, they hit a new 52 week low.
    Must be a poorly performing entity!

    Oh well .. Most of us dont want our information "held" on their computers.
    Maybe that's why the company is failing.
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    Mar 09, 2012 2:43 PM GMT
    Limbaugh's spokesman Brian Glicklich sent Carlsen an email rejecting Sleep Train's efforts to make peace. The email noted that Sleep Train asked Limbaugh to resume his "voiced endorsement" in which he personally read the ad copy on the air.

    "Rush received your requests personally," said Glicklich's email, which was released to The Bee and other media. "Unfortunately, your public comments were not well received by our audience, and did not accurately portray either Rush Limbaugh's 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."



    LMAO.. and the "comments not received well" by his 'audience' were:
    "As a diverse company, Sleep Train does not condone such negative comments directed toward any person," the mattress retailer said last week.

    What a bunch of hogwash! Well, whalewash!
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    Mar 09, 2012 2:44 PM GMT
    JP if Limbaugh had taken swipes at the woman and she'd stated she was Republican, you know how these guys would be speaking, right?

    They'd be saying how the businesses were right to pull their adverts, and that the plunge in their stocks was a concerted evil lefty plot.

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    Mar 09, 2012 2:44 PM GMT
    The Republicans could choose to let this episode morph back to what it was originally, namely an assault on the rights of organizations, or they might make an issue of Sandra Fluck in a way that could backfire on Democrats.

    Georgetown Law School is elite. The average graduate makes $160K their first year out of school. Fluck is supposedly into public law which would make less, but her ties to the elite are solid. If ordinary, struggling people are being asked to support via taxes an entitlement of someone as elite as Fluck, that issue could bite the Democrats back.
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    Mar 09, 2012 2:45 PM GMT
    I wish Rush well.. the sooner he drops dead of a heart attack, the sooner he drops dead!
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    Mar 09, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    LOL at "chooses". I'm sure Ike told Tina he don't want her back either.
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    Mar 09, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    meninlove said JP if Limbaugh had taken swipes at the woman and she'd stated she was Republican, you know how these guys would be speaking, right?

    They'd be saying how the businesses were right to pull their adverts, and that the plunge in their stocks was a concerted evil lefty plot.

    Who said the business were wrong to pull their ads? Still is a free market and they can do what they want and live with whatever consequences might come.
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    Mar 09, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
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    meninlove said JP if Limbaugh had taken swipes at the woman and she'd stated she was Republican, you know how these guys would be speaking, right?

    They'd be saying how the businesses were right to pull their adverts, and that the plunge in their stocks was a concerted evil lefty plot.

    Who said the business were wrong to pull their ads? Still is a free market and they can do what they want and live with whatever consequences might come.


    lol, your reply is because you can't stand back and objectively analyse what you and riddler have said here.

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    Mar 09, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
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    meninlove said JP if Limbaugh had taken swipes at the woman and she'd stated she was Republican, you know how these guys would be speaking, right?

    They'd be saying how the businesses were right to pull their adverts, and that the plunge in their stocks was a concerted evil lefty plot.

    Who said the business were wrong to pull their ads? Still is a free market and they can do what they want and live with whatever consequences might come.


    lol, your reply is because you can't stand back and objectively analyse what you and riddler have said here.

    Total fail on your part. There is nothing either of us said here to state a right or wrong on the part of a sponsor. If there is a shortcoming in objectively and logically analyzing, it is not on my end.
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    *reads Socal's rationalizing post, chuckles*
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    Mar 09, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
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    socalfitness saidThe Republicans could choose to let this episode morph back to what it was originally, namely an assault on the rights of organizations, or they might make an issue of Sandra Fluck in a way that could backfire on Democrats.

    Georgetown Law School is elite. The average graduate makes $160K their first year out of school. Fluck is supposedly into public law which would make less, but her ties to the elite are solid. If ordinary, struggling people are being asked to support via taxes an entitlement of someone as elite as Fluck, that issue could bite the Democrats back.

    1. Her name is Fluke, not Fluck.
    2. Her testimony never had anything to do with her sex life. It was about a friend's ovarian cyst; in short, about NON-sexual need for contraceptive pills.
    3. The reason Fat Boy won't recover from this is number 2 above. He didn't exaggerate an issue that Ms. Fluke initiated, he made up his response out of the whole cloth.
    4. In doing so, he revealed to 160 million women that his derision had nothing to do with contraception, or left v right politics, or anything else except the Republican Party's hatred and fear of women's icky parts.

    I wouid love to know which Republican strategists thought it would be a good idea to piss off every female voter in the country. My guess would be the same idiot who decided it was a winning strategy to piss off all Hispanics.

    Whatever her testimony was, the issue has become contraception, not medically necessary uses which are a different matter. Limbaugh doesn't speak for the Republican party or Republicans any more than Maher or Moore speak for all Democrats. Nice try.
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    Mar 09, 2012 3:43 PM GMT
    Here's how it went yesterday, March 8th:

    •A total of 86 ads aired during WABC's broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show today
    •77 of those ads were public service announcements donated free of charge by the Ad Council
    •Of the nine paid spots that ran, seven were from companies that have said they have taken steps to ensure their ads no longer air during the program
    •WABC's online feed included about 5:33 of dead air when ads would normally have run.

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    Mar 09, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    The Ridiot said Liberals overplayed their hand, not to mention exposed their hypocrisy. . . . It would appear that Limbaugh will emerge stronger as a result of this.


    Emerge stronger after this?

    That's amusing. Nonsense---but one expects no less from The Ridiot.


    Perhaps in a year you'll have a moment of lucidity on this. What is amusing how you confound Rush Limbaugh with the Republican party and how you again attempt to airbrush what Fluke advocated for. Do you tire of being wrong and stupid? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 09, 2012 7:28 PM GMT
    The left beclowns itself again on this issue.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/limbaugh-attack-boomerangs-on-the-white-house/2012/03/08/gIQA97DA0R_blog.html

    This is one issue on which the mainstream media is offering the White House no cover. As National Journal put it: “[E]ven the most ardent Obama supporter would have to admit that if Limbaugh crossed the line on acceptable discourse, then Maher obliterated that line, even acknowledging the difference between a political talkmeister and a comedian.” As for the argument that you can’t compare Maher and Limbaugh, there is something to that: Maher is a lot worse. “Direct quotes of Maher’s most nasty comments about Palin would make the point well. But his colorful descriptions of various parts of the female anatomy are not words easily used in National Journal stories. Perhaps the mildest was when he call Palin ‘a bully who sells patriotism like a pimp, and the leader of a strange family of inbred weirdos.’”

    The White House, I am quite certain, never expected this issue to come back to bite the president and his campaign. But in the New Media era with energetic grassroots conservative activists, it is not as easy as it once was to apply civility rules only to the right. Call it the legacy of Andrew Breitbart: The left needs to abide by the same rules it sets for its opponents.


    The White House took $1 Million from Bill Maher who has said far more reprehensible things that are sexist - and yet they have yet to cry the same crocodile tears or even return the money.

    Even Olbermann has taken flack for his own comments and suspended one of his best known segments - the objects of his attacks have however rejected his apology:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/08/michelle-malkin-and-s-e-cupp-to-keith-olbermann-we-dont-buy-your-belated-fake-apology/

    Once again the leftists here show that they are not only behind the curve on these issues but are happy to act as useful idiots on a variety of issues with little if any semblance of critical thinking.
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    Mar 09, 2012 7:49 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    JPtheBITCH said
    The Ridiot said Liberals overplayed their hand, not to mention exposed their hypocrisy. . . . It would appear that Limbaugh will emerge stronger as a result of this.


    Emerge stronger after this?

    That's amusing. Nonsense---but one expects no less from The Ridiot.


    Perhaps in a year you'll have a moment of lucidity on this. What is amusing how you confound Rush Limbaugh with the Republican party and how you again attempt to airbrush what Fluke advocated for. Do you tire of being wrong and stupid? icon_rolleyes.gif


    Actually, do you tire of being wrong and stupid? If you think that contraception for women is something cheap and readily affordable...I implore you - step foot into any community hospital primary care clinic or women's health clinic for just an afternoon. Talk to some OBGYNs or primary care doctors...I think you might realize that access to contraception is not as easy as you think.

    Furthermore, it is your ilk that constantly decries these lower class women for popping out children and then bitch and moan about the societal costs and taxes associated with welfare...etc.

    You would think, with thought processes such as that, that you'd be trying to hand out contraception like it were candy.

    The argument that pregnancy and STDs are preventable is a foolish one...So are the large majority of CAD, HTN, and DMII cases. However, no one would ever pull those out of an insurance plan because they are diseases of personal blame in the large majority of cases...no, it's realistic in realizing that the world isn't perfect - people don't go to the gym, run 3 miles, eat a healthful diet, or abstain from sex.

    Also, if you'd like to argue the economic feasibility of it, you are on the losing end...It's an economically sound decision and saves money:

    http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/tgr/06/1/gr060112.html

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16029298

    http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1104373

    The scholarly journal articles go on and on...I could seriously do this all day.
    This isn't a debate, it's a fact: Contraceptive coverage SAVES money.

    Despite Rush being wrong on the issue, especially economically, I'm shocked you would run to save him...

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    Mar 09, 2012 7:56 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidThe left beclowns itself again on this issue.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/limbaugh-attack-boomerangs-on-the-white-house/2012/03/08/gIQA97DA0R_blog.html

    This is one issue on which the mainstream media is offering the White House no cover. As National Journal put it: “[E]ven the most ardent Obama supporter would have to admit that if Limbaugh crossed the line on acceptable discourse, then Maher obliterated that line, even acknowledging the difference between a political talkmeister and a comedian.” As for the argument that you can’t compare Maher and Limbaugh, there is something to that: Maher is a lot worse. “Direct quotes of Maher’s most nasty comments about Palin would make the point well. But his colorful descriptions of various parts of the female anatomy are not words easily used in National Journal stories. Perhaps the mildest was when he call Palin ‘a bully who sells patriotism like a pimp, and the leader of a strange family of inbred weirdos.’”

    The White House, I am quite certain, never expected this issue to come back to bite the president and his campaign. But in the New Media era with energetic grassroots conservative activists, it is not as easy as it once was to apply civility rules only to the right. Call it the legacy of Andrew Breitbart: The left needs to abide by the same rules it sets for its opponents.


    The White House took $1 Million from Bill Maher who has said far more reprehensible things that are sexist - and yet they have yet to cry the same crocodile tears or even return the money.

    Even Olbermann has taken flack for his own comments and suspended one of his best known segments - the objects of his attacks have however rejected his apology:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/08/michelle-malkin-and-s-e-cupp-to-keith-olbermann-we-dont-buy-your-belated-fake-apology/

    Once again the leftists here show that they are not only behind the curve on these issues but are happy to act as useful idiots on a variety of issues with little if any semblance of critical thinking.


    Does Bill Maher say offensive things? Yes. Does he say them about private citizens who are exercising their rights to testify in front of congress? No. Does he say them about people who make their career causing controversy and shoving themselves in the spotlight and marketing themselves as a product and feeding off said controversy? Ding ding ding.

    Again, no one in the US would've known a god damned thing about Sandra Fluke had Rush not decided to bully her. She was a private citizen exercising her right to testify in front of congress. Should citizens be afraid to testify in front of congress now about subjects they are passionate about because some on air radio figurehead may bully them? No. This sets an awful precedent. Sandra Fluke did not "SHOVE" herself into the spotlight moreso than any other private citizen who has testified in front of congress. To even put her on the same level as Palin who parades herself in the public spotlight as her job is stupid.

    Is Bill Maher vulgar and upsetting? Sometimes. Again, he didn't pick a fight with a private citizen who was just exercising their right to freedom of speech who would've floated into obscurity, however.

    Sarah Palin's job and popularity is based off her offensive and extremist attitudes - she thrives off controversy (remember the gun target on senators fiasco?), calls people all sorts of names, and makes herself a political target in order to further her job. Sandra Fluke spoke, was polite and formal, and should've just drifted into obscurity, however..

    Again, not saying Maher wasn't offensive or didn't say something that was distasteful - but, let's be honest - the two aren't even closely comparable. One is an act of bullying while the other was a distasteful comment on a political figurehead.
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    Mar 09, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    may Limbaugh take an overdose of the drugs he abuses.

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    Mar 09, 2012 8:17 PM GMT
    Whats even more retarded is that we are still taking about this chick when our country is falling apart around our ears.
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    Mar 09, 2012 8:17 PM GMT
    GonzoTheGreat saidmay Limbaugh take an overdose of the drugs he abuses.



    If he does, it's a personal choice...and insurance shouldn't cover his ER visit.. icon_rolleyes.gif