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Thumbs up Sponsors Flee Rush Limbaugh Show - 140 So Far!

Rush Limbaugh's Radio show has lost at least 50 sponsors so far due to his recent attack on Sandra Fluke, the law student who testified before Congress on behalf of birth control. Limbaugh called Fluke a slut and a prostitute for wanting the government to subsidize birth control. For three days he attacked her personally and may soon face defamation charges if Ms. Fluke decides to press them.

Nearly all the advertising space on his show is now filled with free public service announcements, and those may soon be pulled off the air as well.

Rush Limbaugh has a $400,000,000 (yes, that's $400 million) contract, which may now be in jeopardy.

And the advertisers are not only fleeing Rush's show, but it appears all controversial/negative talk shows. So far 98 advertisers have indicated they no longer wish to have ads on shows like Rush's, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, etc. These are some of the biggest names in talk radio, all conservatives!

And with the elections coming up, this could be a big boost for Obama, who phoned Sandra Fluke to indicate his support for her and birth control. Some of these talk shows may be terminated if few sponsors can be found.

See the history of Rush Limbaugh's advertiser exodus, and who is still sponsoring him,

 


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Old 03-13-2012, 05:43 PM


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Sponsers are fleeing ALL HATE RADIO,not just Rushs show!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...vertisers.html
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:22 PM


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Well it's now up to 140 advertisers fleeing Rush Limbaugh! And since 98 of them are also withdrawing from Premiere's other right-wing talk shows, it might mean the end of those shows altogether and hopefully the entire network.

If nothing else, those wingers who remain will get paid far less money, as will the company.

What I think is the BEST thing to come out of this, is how pissed off all the other r-winger talk show assholes must be at Rush. He can't possible last long under these circumstances. And this is happening at JUST THE RIGHT TIME, before the election gets into high gear...

I think the Repubs have lost most women except for the most wealthy and the most subservient to their republican husbands.

http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/...ugh/?mobile=nc
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:30 PM


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Here's the last 90 (in addition to the original 50) to pull their ads...

Yesterday I noticed a new ad on CNN - from Carbonite, one of the first companies to pull their ads from Rush.

Hey, I realize that because all these companies pulled their ads from just one radio show, they must be hurting and sitting on piles of advertising cash, so you're all welcome to come advertise here! Come over to the Other Side and see what liberal media can do for you...

Well, we can dream can't we?

I can't imagine how much money that gasbag and right-wing media company made with this many Multinational sponsors...

21st Century Insurance • Hotels.com • Rite Aid • Ace Hardware • Honda • Robitussin • Acura • IBM • Sam Adams • Advance Auto Parts • Icy Hot • Sam’s Club • Advil (All products) • Intuit/Small Business • Schiff – Digestive Advantage • Alacer/Emergen-C • Schiff – Mega Red • Allegra (all products) • Johnson & Johnson (All Brands) • Schiff – Move Free • Kohl’s • Schiff – Sustenex • Ally Bank • La Quinta • Scotts Miracle-Gro (all products) • American Express • Lifetime • Autozone • Little Caesars • Sony • Lowe’s • State Farm • British Petroleum • Luxottica • Staples • Bullfrog Sunblock • Macy’s • Sterling/Kay Jared Jewelers • Caltrate • MasterCard • Subway • Centrum • McDonalds • Takeda Uloric • Chapstick • Midas • The Home Depot • Clorox (Pinesol/Homecare) • Napa Auto Parts • ThermaCare • Cortizone • National Realtor • Toyota • DeVry • NBC-TV • Discover Card • Office Depot • Twinings of London • Domino’s Pizza • Office Max • Tyson/Wright Brand Bacon • Exxon/Exxon Mobil • One Main Financial • Unisom • Farmers Insurance • United Healthcare • Ford • Orkin • U.S. Army • Outback • U. S. Postal Service • General Motors (All products -GM Certified Service • Chevy • Onstar • Cadillac • etc) • Preparation H • Visa • Gold Bond (all products • ProNutrients (all products) • Walgreens • Grainger • Progressive Insurance • Wal-Mart • Green Mountain Coffee • Prudential • Wells Fargo • Hallmark • Radio Shack • Wrigley • H&R Block • Rent-A-Center • Yahoo!
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:58 PM


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I feel like some money was just indirectly taken out of politics. Awesome.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:04 PM


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Now people won't be able to parrot what they've heard from their favorite political pundit. Maybe now people will begin doing their own research and make informed political decisions.

Well, we can dream.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:56 AM


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I believe in free speech. I also believe advertisers have the right to advertise where they want and pull their advertising if they don't want their product associated with a particular person or organization.

I would absolutely love if advertisers started shying away from political pundits. These guys need to disappear. Sure they have the right to their opinion, but at the end of the day they're just like everyone else; another asshole with an opinion. The problem is that people actually take their views to heart and take what they say as the ultimate truth, instead of just another opinion.
I agree with you 100%. But in some cases the best thing one can do is let the airbag deflate. It goes to their heads that they are getting away with it, and then they'll start screwing up, and look at what's happening to Rush now. For so long he got away with it and now it's biting him. Let him continue, and it will get worse for him.

Just shutting someone up isn't the issue. Instead letting them blow their own credibility is.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:51 PM


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As of yesterday (3/13/12), over 140 companies have pulled their advertising dollars from his show. The move is on to get these companies to PERMANENTLY refuse to advertise with his show (and hopefully, as Skip pointed out above, others like his). Go to the following site to sign the petition:

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/...307319-P2o3TMx
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:47 PM


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As of yesterday (3/13/12), over 140 companies have pulled their advertising dollars from his show. The move is on to get these companies to PERMANENTLY refuse to advertise with his show (and hopefully, as Skip pointed out above, others like his). Go to the following site to sign the petition:

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/...307319-P2o3TMx
Good idea, but you shouldn't have to give your email AND your street addy to sign a petition... You're gonna get spammed...

Plus, this is already being done, a little petition isn't going to matter.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:25 PM


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Very true Skip!!!

If you want to give a throw away address from trash-mail.com (Who cares if that gets spam)
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