7th advertiser pulls out of Limbaugh's show

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by AK Forty Seven, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/7th-advertiser-pulls-limbaughs-show-194641280.html

    A 7th advertiser backs away from Limbaugh's show after he calls law student 'slut

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A flower company is the seventh advertiser to pull its ads from conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's radio program in reaction to his derogatory comments about a law student who testified about birth control policy.

    ProFlowers said Sunday on its Facebook page that it has suspended advertising on Limbaugh's program because his comments about Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke "went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company."

    The six other advertisers that say they have pulled ads from his show are mortgage lender Quicken Loans, mattress retailers Sleep Train and Sleep Number, software maker Citrix Systems Inc., online data backup service provider Carbonite and online legal document services company LegalZoom.

    ProFlowers had said on Twitter that posts it received about Limbaugh's remarks affected its advertising strategy. ProFlowers is an online flower delivery service.

    Limbaugh called the 30-year-old Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" last week after she testified to congressional Democrats in support of national health care policies that would compel employers and other organizations, including her university, to offer group health insurance that covers birth control for women.

    He apologized to Fluke on Saturday after being criticized by Republican and Democratic politicians and after several advertisers left the show.

    Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks Inc. hosts Limbaugh's program, one of the country's most popular talk radio shows. The company is supporting Limbaugh, whose on-air contract with Premiere runs through 2016.

    "The contraception debate is one that sparks strong emotion and opinions on both sides of the issue," Premiere Networks said in a statement emailed Sunday by spokeswoman Rachel Nelson. "We respect the right of Mr. Limbaugh, as well as the rights of those who disagree with him, to express those opinions."

    Clear Channel Media and Entertainment operates more than 850 radio stations in the U.S., and Premiere says it's the largest radio content provider in the country, syndicating programs to more than 5,000 affiliate stations.

    When asked which companies or organizations were the largest advertisers on Limbaugh's show, Nelson said that that information was "proprietary." Nelson declined to say how much revenue the company will lose with the advertiser defections or how much revenue Limbaugh's show brings in.

    Clear Channel's parent company was taken private in 2008 by private equity firms Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital.
  2. Thanks for the list so I know which companies not to patronize.
  3. They were previously on my list but I might give them a chance now
  4. Pennies from a loser like you won't make a difference.
  5. They'd love my business.I doubt they take ebt cards welfare boy so you're shit out of luck
  6. 377OHMS


    Rush is worth something like $350 million dollars net personal and another $100 million in real illiquid assets. I'm sure he can sputter along and am also sure he'll find suitable sponsors for his program.

    I've never actually listened to his show and am not even sure what station he broadcasts on around here but I know he has millions of dedicated listeners and there will be sponsors that want to reach those people.

    It could also be argued that this insult/apology episode is going to attract many new listeners.

    The fact remains that it was unseemly for this young lady to testify that she wants her contraception paid for by the taxpayers and to state that her costs are $3000 per year. As posted, it costs $21.00 per month for birth control pills from Planned Parenthood (free if you are poor) and that adds up to $252.00 per year leaving $2748 in unaccounted expenses.

    What is the $2748 for? Sex toys? Massage oils? Vibrators?

    Are we supposed to pay for that?

    I don't think so.
  7. Back on track after tradder 666's usual attempted thread derailment.

    Those are Rushs biggest sponsors ,no wonder he took the apology route.When I listen to his show he mentions carbonite and the flower shop no less then 20 times per show
  8. Says the parasitic loser who desperately posts day and night in favor of the socialist welfare state :p

  9. I thought she wanted her insurance plan to cover it ?
  10. 377OHMS


    Yeah, thats right. But all of us are going to pay the premiums via taxation particularly under Obamacare (assuming it is ruled constitutional and is implemented) so the expense is born by every US taxpayer.

    I'm not defending Rush Limbaugh or his buffonery. I'm just wondering why I must pay for the contraception of a female law student or anyone male or female and also why that law student is saying her expenses are around $3000 per year. It doesn't add up.
    #10     Mar 4, 2012