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txradioguy
03-07-2012, 05:27 AM
On Saturday, Carbonite CEO David Friend released a statement on his company’s website declaring that Carbonite had decided to “withdraw” advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show in the wake of his controversial remarks involving Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke because it will “ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse”:


Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.


However, it hasn’t done much to contribute to his company’s stock price. 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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Bailey
03-07-2012, 09:10 AM
Hey Tx do you think Rush is going to survive this? I am begining to doubt :(

txradioguy
03-07-2012, 09:20 AM
Hey Tx do you think Rush is going to survive this? I am begining to doubt :(


I think he'll be fine. Not the first time they've tried to silence him by intimidating sponsors. Hell...even Government Motors keeps trying to buy advertising time on his show. One advertiser falls off...another will get on.

Janice
03-07-2012, 09:33 AM
Mmm.. funny how they dont seem too outraged when the left is foul mouthed. Which to me indicates... its "normal" for them. So in other words we get a foul mouth from the right, we are to be outraged. We get a foul mouth from the left .. its business as usual.

This is not a big surprise to most of us.

fettpett
03-07-2012, 10:07 AM
7 left, including long time Sleep Number, but I'll bet he's got 70 beating down the door to advertise on the show, regardless of what he's said...haven't had a chance to listen much since last week so idk who's all advertising now

Janice
03-07-2012, 10:12 AM
At least 29 companies have pulled their ads from the “The Rush Limbaugh Show” ...

The list of companies that officially announced on Twitter or Facebook that they would stop advertising on the radio show include: AccuQuote Life Insurance, Allstate Insurance, AOL, Bare Escentuals, Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Bonobos, Carbonite, Cascades Dental, Citrix, Girl Scouts, Goodwill Industries, Hadeed Carpet, JCPenney, Legal Zoom, Matrix Direct, Philadelphia Orchestra, PolyCom, ProFlowers, Quicken Loans, Reputation Rhino, Sears, Sensa, Service Magic, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Tax Resolution, Thompson Creek Windows and Vitacost.

In addition, the Canadian rock group Rush has also asked Limbaugh’s show to stop using its music on the air, according to media producer Bob Cesca. “The use of Rush’s music in this manner implies an endorsement of the views expressed and products advertised on the show,” an attorney for the band said in a letter to the radio show, as Cesca reported. “Accordingly, we hereby demand that you immediately stop all use of Rush’s music and confirm that you will do so.” >>>

By the end of the week, President Barack Obama had personally called the law student to check if she was OK, ...

On Saturday, Limbaugh issued a written statement apologizing for calling Fluke the offensive words, and explained the reasoning for his apology on his show Monday.

He also addressed the withdrawal of advertisers from his program, saying, “Now they’ve chosen to deny themselves that access. That’s a business decision and it’s theirs alone to make. They’ve decided they don’t want you or your business anymore. So be it.”

On his show Tuesday, Limbaugh made no mention of the Fluke incident during the first segment of his show as he discussed the “war on women” made up by the liberal media.

“What there is, is a war on freedom. There’s a war on freedom being raged daily from the White House, it’s being orchestrated by Obama,” he said. “And not just religious freedom. Freedom of everybody, including women.”

Politico (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73675_Page2.html)

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The lefts feigned outrage continues to reveal their hypocracy.

Bailey
03-07-2012, 10:35 AM
At least 29 companies have pulled their ads from the “The Rush Limbaugh Show” ...

The list of companies that officially announced on Twitter or Facebook that they would stop advertising on the radio show include: AccuQuote Life Insurance, Allstate Insurance, AOL, Bare Escentuals, Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Bonobos, Carbonite, Cascades Dental, Citrix, Girl Scouts, Goodwill Industries, Hadeed Carpet, JCPenney, Legal Zoom, Matrix Direct, Philadelphia Orchestra, PolyCom, ProFlowers, Quicken Loans, Reputation Rhino, Sears, Sensa, Service Magic, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Tax Resolution, Thompson Creek Windows and Vitacost.

In addition, the Canadian rock group Rush has also asked Limbaugh’s show to stop using its music on the air, according to media producer Bob Cesca. “The use of Rush’s music in this manner implies an endorsement of the views expressed and products advertised on the show,” an attorney for the band said in a letter to the radio show, as Cesca reported. “Accordingly, we hereby demand that you immediately stop all use of Rush’s music and confirm that you will do so.” >>>

By the end of the week, President Barack Obama had personally called the law student to check if she was OK, ...

On Saturday, Limbaugh issued a written statement apologizing for calling Fluke the offensive words, and explained the reasoning for his apology on his show Monday.

He also addressed the withdrawal of advertisers from his program, saying, “Now they’ve chosen to deny themselves that access. That’s a business decision and it’s theirs alone to make. They’ve decided they don’t want you or your business anymore. So be it.”

On his show Tuesday, Limbaugh made no mention of the Fluke incident during the first segment of his show as he discussed the “war on women” made up by the liberal media.

“What there is, is a war on freedom. There’s a war on freedom being raged daily from the White House, it’s being orchestrated by Obama,” he said. “And not just religious freedom. Freedom of everybody, including women.”

Politico (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73675_Page2.html)

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The lefts feigned outrage continues to reveal their hypocracy.


I hope this goes away soon...

Odysseus
03-07-2012, 11:10 AM
Mmm.. funny how they dont seem too outraged when the left is foul mouthed. Which to me indicates... its "normal" for them. So in other words we get a foul mouth from the right, we are to be outraged. We get a foul mouth from the left .. its business as usual.

This is not a big surprise to most of us.

This is purely manufactured outrage. The left has decided to create a BS issue, birth control, and paint the GOP as latter-day Comstocks. Rush stepped right into it. What we should have done was simply told the facts, which are that Fluke isn't a student, but a professional activist, a femagog, who advocates compelling health insurance companies to pay for gender reassignment surgeries, who complains that those who don't pay for them are "heterosexist", and whose "testimony" was actually a staged photo op that was not done in front of the committee. She's a fraud, and that's what needed to be said. Her sex life is her own business, and the problem is that the Democrats want it to be ours.


I hope this goes away soon...

It won't, because the left smells blood in the water. They'll continue to ratchet up the pressure. This isn't about principals, it's about power. Limbaugh is a threat, and the left is going Alinsky on him. What conservatives need to do is what the Carbonite investors are doing, which is vote with their wallets. Let the companies that have abandoned Rush know that their cowardice doesn't speak well of their business practices, and that you don't want to trust your business to someone who caves in to leftists.

Novaheart
03-07-2012, 12:33 PM
What conservatives need to do is what the Carbonite investors are doing, which is vote with their wallets. Let the companies that have abandoned Rush ........

Or maybe it's a cheap stock with a low average volume that one or two investors (like Church of Scientology with Digital Lightwave) can play?

txradioguy
03-07-2012, 12:59 PM
Or maybe it's a cheap stock with a low average volume that one or two investors (like Church of Scientology with Digital Lightwave) can play?

LOL! you wish...

NJCardFan
03-07-2012, 01:12 PM
If you all remember, they tried this with Beck on TV and it didn't work. Stations won't drop Rush because Rush=ratings. And the hypocrisy is evident because there isn't an equal amount of outrage over the comments by Mike Malloy and the fact that there is zero mention in the MSM only further's that hypocrisy.

Odysseus
03-07-2012, 01:26 PM
Or maybe it's a cheap stock with a low average volume that one or two investors (like Church of Scientology with Digital Lightwave) can play?

Uh, no.


Range 8.56 - 8.79
52 week 8.21 - 21.10
Open 8.67
Vol / Avg. 82,259.00/134,922.00
Mkt cap 217.06M
Shares 25.09M

NJCardFan
03-07-2012, 01:56 PM
Here's the hypocrisy of Nova and his ilk. Had the stock for Carbonite gone up, he would have been jumping up and down and standing on his head pointing that out.

Novaheart
03-07-2012, 02:03 PM
Here's the hypocrisy of Nova and his ilk. Had the stock for Carbonite gone up, he would have been jumping up and down and standing on his head pointing that out.

Don't argue the hypothetical, it's tiresome.

noonwitch
03-07-2012, 02:10 PM
If you all remember, they tried this with Beck on TV and it didn't work. Stations won't drop Rush because Rush=ratings. And the hypocrisy is evident because there isn't an equal amount of outrage over the comments by Mike Malloy and the fact that there is zero mention in the MSM only further's that hypocrisy.

Actually, it did work on Beck. He is no longer on FOX. Before he left, some of the only sponsors he had were Rosland Capital, the charity that bought seder meals for elderly jews in Russia and the Scooter company.

Novaheart
03-07-2012, 02:19 PM
Actually, it did work on Beck. He is no longer on FOX. Before he left, some of the only sponsors he had were Rosland Capital, the charity that bought seder meals for elderly jews in Russia and the Scooter company.

You mean the "get a free/cheap scooter on medicare" scam company? Why would they advertise on Republican media? Republicans wouldn't never scam medicare, would they?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Skn9GToBhhM/TVwkBdKx69I/AAAAAAAACyI/Mq7QCnIpYg0/s1600/rick-scott.jpg

Apache
03-07-2012, 02:30 PM
You mean the "get a free/cheap scooter on medicare" scam company? Why would they advertise on Republican media? Republicans wouldn't never scam medicare, would they?



shove your contempt princess. your pals have more going on than scooters... is it possible to come up with a real complaint from you?

Odysseus
03-07-2012, 04:02 PM
Don't argue the hypothetical, it's tiresome.

Are you saying that you wouldn't have done that, or just that it's tiresome?

Starbuck
03-07-2012, 04:11 PM
Fleeing as the result of Rush's comments? Nah.

Here's a one year look at CARB:
Any "fleeing" that is being done has been going on all year. A look at the cash flow sheet will tell you why no one wants to own the stock.
http://apps.cnbc.com/cgi-bin/upload.dll/file.gif?z05b0100az48c6f24a284540e2934176e66a3e6da 6

Articulate_Ape
03-07-2012, 04:16 PM
CARB's fundamentals are atrocious, so I don't think Rush is their biggest problem. On the other hand, pulling their advertising from his popular show isn't going to do them any favors. The stock should be trading no higher than the $4 range IMO and I would bet that's where it's headed, Rush or no Rush.

Rockntractor
03-07-2012, 04:22 PM
When we contacted Lifelock and inquired as to their intentions they first verified we were customers and then assured us that their time was used in protecting our identity and that they didn't involve themselves in any side of political arguments, Advertising on varied venues is just good business for them.

TVDOC
03-07-2012, 04:36 PM
Rush's comment on the advertisers:


Nobody is losing money here, including us, in all this. And that is key for you to understand. They are not canceling the business on our stations. They're just saying they don't want their spots to appear in my show. We don't get any revenue from 'em anyway. The whole effort is to dispirit you. It's to make you think the left is being successful in its campaign when it isn't. In fact, the left is so fed up, they can't see straight. They thought they had me. They thought I would be off the air by now. They can't understand why I still am on the air. There is also another rumor going around that I am going to be suspended for a week. It is utter BS.

doc

Odysseus
03-07-2012, 06:40 PM
More than meets the eye on the Carbonite retreat. Seems that the CEO is not all that he seems:

Carbonite: OK. Now we'll talk Carbonite. And about Mr. McLaughlin of Sleep Number. And two of the co-founders of Legal Zoom.

Carbonite's statement (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/03/rush-limbaugh-apologizes-to-sandra-fluke_n_1318718.html?ncid=webmail1) was especially and curiously unctuous, its withdrawal of sponsorship coming as it did after Rush's apology. Here is Carbonite's CEO David Friend:
No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show.

Friend added:
We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.

Now. Carbonite really deserves some special attention.

David Friend is making his attack on Rush sound like he's one upset Dad with a couple of nice young daughters. And oh, yes, he wants a "more civilized public discourse."

Is that all there is to Mr. Friend? Quite aside that he gives a pass to Sandra Fluke for her obnoxiously intolerant behavior when it comes to the free speech of others, is there anything else going on here?

Yes. Of course.

Take a look here at this link (http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=4249346) to Bloomberg/Business Week which profiles (http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=212029) Mr. Friend and affirms him as "General Partner" of an investment group called "Orchid Partners" in Boston, Massachusetts. And Orchid Partners? Yes indeed, they are the venture capital firm behind… Carbonite.

Where Mr. Friend is listed as "Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President."

So?

So when you cross check Mr. David Friend of Orchid Partners in Boston with the Federal Election Commission, one finds -- ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh shocker!……… that a Mr. David Friend of Orchid Partners in Boston has been a contributor to… ready? Here's the list of just where David Friend spends his political money:


MoveOn.org, America Coming Together and Democracy for America, all three listed here (http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/GEORGE SOROS' WEB OF OBSTRUCTION.htm) as George Soros funded groups, the latter set up by Howard Dean. Texans for Truth also drew Mr. Friend's support. This group, according to (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texans_for_Truth) Wikipedia, was set up by MoveOn.org spin-off Drive Democracy.org in 2004. Why? To… wait for it… challenge then-President Bush's service in the Texas National Guard. The precise same stunt for which CBS fired Dan Rather after documents were discovered to have been forged. The Bush-Cheney campaign said of Texans for Truth that it was "a smear group launching baseless attacks on behalf of John Kerry's campaign that will be rejected by the American people." They were. But that didn't quench Mr. Friend's affection for either the smear campaign or supporting leftist candidates such as Howard Dean, and John Kerry.


And get a load of this. Take a look right here (http://spectator.org/v) at Ed "Laura Ingraham is a slut" Schultz's site for his radio show. Who is listed as a Schultz sponsor? That's right: Carbonite. Like Rush Limbaugh, Ed Schultz apologized. The difference? If Rush uses the word "slut" to illustrate the absurdity of the left-wing Sandra Fluke's views -- David Friend is outraged. But when Ed Schultz refers in hostile fashion out of the blue to conservative and Catholic Laura Ingraham as a "slut" -- hey, no big deal for Carbonite.

In other words, to put it politely, Mr. Friend's woe-is-me I'm-withdrawing-my-company's sponsorship-from-Rush Limbaugh-because of-my-lovely-daughters is as close to certifiable BS as one can imagine. Mr. Friend, one can only suspect, placed Carbonite's ads with Rush Limbaugh because he knew it would make him money -- which he obviously then funneled to MoveOn and the rest. Meanwhile, he keeps advertising on the Ed Slut Show… sorry… Ed Schultz Show. His daughters? His daughters? What a deeply cynical man.

Not to mention Friend's chutzpah calling for a "more civilized public discourse" when he is busy contributing to MoveOn.org, the self-same group that put together this charming video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpxmYvlLKXo&feature=player_embedded&skipcontrinter=1) comparing George W. Bush to Hitler. Not to mention MoveOn's "Bush Lied" routine. This is pathetic.

And oh yes, Mr. Friend isn't the only Rush-drop out whose leftist connections are suspect in this episode. Sleep Number's CEO Bill McLaughlin, Sleep Number being a product of a company called Select Comforter? That appears to be the same "William McLaughlin" who identified himself to the FEC as being with Select Comforter of Minneapolis -- when he contributed to the same Soros-funded "America Coming Together" as Mr. Friend.
And how about two of the four guys running Legal Zoom? Mr. Brian Liu is recorded as giving tens of thousands of dollars to two Obama campaign outlets, including the Obama Victory Fund 2012. Brian Lee gives his bucks to the Democratic National Committee Services Corporation. Did I mention Mark Templeton of Citrix gave Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign $2,300?

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/03/05/rally-for-rush

Articulate_Ape
03-07-2012, 06:57 PM
More than meets the eye on the Carbonite retreat. Seems that the CEO is not all that he seems:

Carbonite: OK. Now we'll talk Carbonite. And about Mr. McLaughlin of Sleep Number. And two of the co-founders of Legal Zoom.

Carbonite's statement (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/03/rush-limbaugh-apologizes-to-sandra-fluke_n_1318718.html?ncid=webmail1) was especially and curiously unctuous, its withdrawal of sponsorship coming as it did after Rush's apology. Here is Carbonite's CEO David Friend:
No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show.

Friend added:
We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.

Now. Carbonite really deserves some special attention.

David Friend is making his attack on Rush sound like he's one upset Dad with a couple of nice young daughters. And oh, yes, he wants a "more civilized public discourse."

Is that all there is to Mr. Friend? Quite aside that he gives a pass to Sandra Fluke for her obnoxiously intolerant behavior when it comes to the free speech of others, is there anything else going on here?

Yes. Of course.

Take a look here at this link (http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=4249346) to Bloomberg/Business Week which profiles (http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=212029) Mr. Friend and affirms him as "General Partner" of an investment group called "Orchid Partners" in Boston, Massachusetts. And Orchid Partners? Yes indeed, they are the venture capital firm behind… Carbonite.

Where Mr. Friend is listed as "Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President."

So?

So when you cross check Mr. David Friend of Orchid Partners in Boston with the Federal Election Commission, one finds -- ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh shocker!……… that a Mr. David Friend of Orchid Partners in Boston has been a contributor to… ready? Here's the list of just where David Friend spends his political money:


MoveOn.org, America Coming Together and Democracy for America, all three listed here (http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/Articles/GEORGE SOROS' WEB OF OBSTRUCTION.htm) as George Soros funded groups, the latter set up by Howard Dean. Texans for Truth also drew Mr. Friend's support. This group, according to (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texans_for_Truth) Wikipedia, was set up by MoveOn.org spin-off Drive Democracy.org in 2004. Why? To… wait for it… challenge then-President Bush's service in the Texas National Guard. The precise same stunt for which CBS fired Dan Rather after documents were discovered to have been forged. The Bush-Cheney campaign said of Texans for Truth that it was "a smear group launching baseless attacks on behalf of John Kerry's campaign that will be rejected by the American people." They were. But that didn't quench Mr. Friend's affection for either the smear campaign or supporting leftist candidates such as Howard Dean, and John Kerry.


And get a load of this. Take a look right here (http://spectator.org/v) at Ed "Laura Ingraham is a slut" Schultz's site for his radio show. Who is listed as a Schultz sponsor? That's right: Carbonite. Like Rush Limbaugh, Ed Schultz apologized. The difference? If Rush uses the word "slut" to illustrate the absurdity of the left-wing Sandra Fluke's views -- David Friend is outraged. But when Ed Schultz refers in hostile fashion out of the blue to conservative and Catholic Laura Ingraham as a "slut" -- hey, no big deal for Carbonite.

In other words, to put it politely, Mr. Friend's woe-is-me I'm-withdrawing-my-company's sponsorship-from-Rush Limbaugh-because of-my-lovely-daughters is as close to certifiable BS as one can imagine. Mr. Friend, one can only suspect, placed Carbonite's ads with Rush Limbaugh because he knew it would make him money -- which he obviously then funneled to MoveOn and the rest. Meanwhile, he keeps advertising on the Ed Slut Show… sorry… Ed Schultz Show. His daughters? His daughters? What a deeply cynical man.

Not to mention Friend's chutzpah calling for a "more civilized public discourse" when he is busy contributing to MoveOn.org, the self-same group that put together this charming video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpxmYvlLKXo&feature=player_embedded&skipcontrinter=1) comparing George W. Bush to Hitler. Not to mention MoveOn's "Bush Lied" routine. This is pathetic.

And oh yes, Mr. Friend isn't the only Rush-drop out whose leftist connections are suspect in this episode. Sleep Number's CEO Bill McLaughlin, Sleep Number being a product of a company called Select Comforter? That appears to be the same "William McLaughlin" who identified himself to the FEC as being with Select Comforter of Minneapolis -- when he contributed to the same Soros-funded "America Coming Together" as Mr. Friend.
And how about two of the four guys running Legal Zoom? Mr. Brian Liu is recorded as giving tens of thousands of dollars to two Obama campaign outlets, including the Obama Victory Fund 2012. Brian Lee gives his bucks to the Democratic National Committee Services Corporation. Did I mention Mark Templeton of Citrix gave Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign $2,300?

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/03/05/rally-for-rush




That explains the atrocious fundamentals as well.

RedGrouse
03-07-2012, 07:15 PM
I think he'll be fine. Not the first time they've tried to silence him by intimidating sponsors. Hell...even Government Motors keeps trying to buy advertising time on his show. One advertiser falls off...another will get on.

Rush has been through controversies like this. I can think of worse ones like after the Oklahoma City Bombing.

fettpett
03-07-2012, 10:14 PM
Rush's Comments today on the issue, He didn't lose 28 sponsers, and 2 that left are "begging" to come back, as well as 3 new ones starting in 2 weeks:

Clearing Up Misinformation on Our Sponsors March 07, 2012 (http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/account/login?return=/daily/2012/03/07/clearing_up_misinformation_on_our_sponsors)

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 ability to understand it.
But I know that many of you are spending a lot of time -- God bless you -- on the Web doing what you can to express your support for the program. And judging from the reaction of my own brother, who sends me a note last night, "You really lost 28 sponsors?" No, we have not lost 28 sponsors. "Well, how can they say it?" Because they lie and because they don't understand how it works, and that's what I want to try and explain. In fact, folks, we have three brand-new sponsors that will be starting in the next two weeks. Now, obviously, I'm not gonna tell you who they are today, but we've got three brand-new, full-fledged sponsors starting in the next two weeks.


Two of the sponsors who have canceled have asked to return. We are being very careful about that. Not gonna give you any names here. One of them is practically begging to come back. Everything is fine on the business side. Everything's cool. There is not a thing to worry about. What you're seeing on television about this program and sponsors and advertisers is just incorrect. And let me try to explain how this works. Let's take the claim that we've lost 28 sponsors. Sponsors on this program are both local and national. We deal with the national sponsors on this program. We have 600-plus stations. They sell their own commercials. We don't have anything to do with those sponsors. We don't get paid by those sponsors. We have no idea who those sponsors are.


Let's make up a company, ABC Widget Company. And let's say that ABC Widget Company says, "We are no longer going to appear on the Rush Limbaugh Show." Well, ABC Widget Company isn't on the Rush Limbaugh Show. What happens is, advertising agencies order advertising buys on a series of local stations from market to market to market. A controversy like this erupts. They put out a notice to the stations, "By the way, for the time being we don't want our commercials run when Limbaugh is on." But they are not canceling their advertising on the station. They're just saying they don't want it running on my program during the local affiliate's commercial time, not ours. So this 28 or 32 -- and I don't even know if that number's accurate, numbers are coming from Media Matters. There's no way anybody could know this, but I'm gonna put it in further perspective in just a second. What it means is there have been -- let's use the number 28 -- 28 advertisers who none of us are aware are even advertising on our local stations who had sent out orders that their commercials are not to run on my program. But that is not revenue to us. They are not our sponsors. They are not even canceling their advertising on the local station. They're just saying for the time being they don't want it run from noon to three. And let me tell you, this happens every day. It's been happening for 23-plus years. And it's not just to me. There are clients, advertisers, that tell stations, "I don't want this to run in Beck's show. I don't want it to run in Hannity's. I don't want it to run in Howard Stern's." It's all part of the business.


But because there's a focal point on this in trying to dispirit you and trying to present a picture of this program that doesn't exist and that's untrue, they're trying to make it sound like this is unprecedented -- that it's never happened before, it's at an all-time high -- and it simply isn't the case. We have not lost 28 national sponsors. There are not 28 advertisers who were paying us who aren't anymore. They are local commercial buys. Many of them may not even be running in my show to begin with. The advertisers are just saying, "If they are, pull 'em. We don't want 'em in there for now," but they're staying on the local stations. These advertisers are not abandoning EIB affiliates.


Nobody is losing money here, including us, in all this. And that is key for you to understand. They are not canceling the business on our stations. They're just saying they don't want their spots to appear in my show. We don't get any revenue from 'em anyway. The whole effort is to dispirit you. It's to make you think the left is being successful in its campaign when it isn't. In fact, the left is so fed up, they can't see straight. They thought they had me. They thought I would be off the air by now. They can't understand why I still am on the air. There is also another rumor going around that I am going to be suspended for a week. It is utter BS.
I would have to suspend myself!


Now, let me put this in further perspective for you, this number of 28 or 32, and then we're gonna move on to other things. Sponsors of our program are both nationwide companies, like Two If By Tea (http://twoifbytea.com/) (my tea company), and local companies, like "Mike's Auto Body Repair" or a local bank. If we added up all of our affiliates (let's choose the number 600) and we assumed that each of those affiliates had 30 such sponsors in the course of our three-hour program, there might be -- all across this country -- as many as 18,000 different sponsors of this program. Let me put it another way: There might be 18,000 different people buying advertising within this program alone.
That is a conservative number: 600 stations, 18 commercial minutes an hour. We take whatever we take to sell ourselves and the local station keeps the rest. They have local advertisers. You add up all those over the course of 600 stations, over three hours a day, five days a week, and we're talking 18,000 different sponsors, okay? ABC News, who understands how this works and are purposely misrepresenting it, is out there ballyhooing that we have lost 28 sponsors. Twenty-eight sponsors out of 18,000! That's 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. If we lose 28 of those sponsors, the majority of them being in one city or another out of 18 thousand, it's a sad occurrence.


But, folks, I would venture to say that this happens every day anyway in the course of doing business. Advertisers come and go. New businesses start up; they start advertising. Some businesses go under, they stop their advertising. None of what's happening is out of the ordinary. It's just part of an onslaught to try to convince you that this show's history and our days are numbered. And I'm happy to tell you nothing could be further from the truth. The point is we have tens of thousands of companies who advertise in this program. We're appreciative of all of them. The vast majority, we don't even know. They are local sponsors.

As I say, we're going to be debuting three (and maybe more) new sponsors in the coming days and weeks. And I'm sure that our affiliate stations are going to be replacing advertisers with new ones. It's the cycle. Nothing stays the same. It's all dynamic; nothing is static. All you need to know is there are no losses. There is only growth. There are only gains; we're moving forward. There is good in everything that happens. You look for it, you find it, you build on it, and you expand it. They have not taken this program out. They have not taken me out. They're the ones who are frustrated. They're the ones who are angry. They're the ones who are gonna be blowing gaskets in the next couple of weeks. I hope I've made this clear.


It's such inside baseball stuff, but 28 sponsors -- 32, whatever number they're using -- that have been lost, are not direct advertisers here. And they may not even be advertising within my three hours on the stations they're running. It's impossible to know. Now, you might say, "Well, whatever it is, these people are putting out statements." Yes, they're putting out statements because they're hoping to make political gains -- and it's gonna backfire. You can look at the stock price of some of these companies. I'm not gonna say any more, but it's going to backfire. So you have a bank say (pompously), "We are announcing today that none of our commercials will ever again run on the Rush Limbaugh Show." They're not a sponsor of ours, folks. They may buy sponsorships on 10 or 15 of our affiliates around country, but they're not sure they're being inserted in my three hours; they want to make sure they're not. They'll run elsewhere on the station.
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NJCardFan
03-07-2012, 10:39 PM
I think it's funny. The left thought they were rid of Rush when he was going deaf but surgery fixed that. Then he had the whole Michael J. Fox thing, they tried to run him out. Nope, fail again. Then there was the prescription drug thing. Nope, he got through that as well. And he'll get through this as well.

fettpett
03-07-2012, 11:06 PM
I think it's funny. The left thought they were rid of Rush when he was going deaf but surgery fixed that. Then he had the whole Michael J. Fox thing, they tried to run him out. Nope, fail again. Then there was the prescription drug thing. Nope, he got through that as well. And he'll get through this as well.

Don't forget the whole stupid McNabb crap

Odysseus
03-08-2012, 01:00 AM
I think it's funny. The left thought they were rid of Rush when he was going deaf but surgery fixed that. Then he had the whole Michael J. Fox thing, they tried to run him out. Nope, fail again. Then there was the prescription drug thing. Nope, he got through that as well. And he'll get through this as well.


Don't forget the whole stupid McNabb crap

And the phony soldiers flap. I wonder if Harry Reid is going to generate another Senatorial letter? The last one raised a couple of million dollars for a Marine Corps charity.

What he needs to do now is take up a collection for Fluke's birth control Either that, or offer to auction off a night with her on E-Bay in order to cover her birth control costs.

Rockntractor
03-08-2012, 01:27 AM
, or offer to auction off a night with her on E-Bay in order to cover her birth control costs.

She has sex hourly, who could keep up?http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/afraid/smileys-afraid-182573.gif (http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/)

AmPat
03-08-2012, 11:44 AM
Are you saying that you wouldn't have done that, or just that it's tiresome?
He knows it's true, he doesn't like truth like this pointed out, he has no defense other than to ignore, deflect, or completely lie about it. Typical lib- brutal honesty hurts them to the rotten core of their miserable lives.

Odysseus
03-08-2012, 12:53 PM
She has sex hourly, who could keep up?http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/afraid/smileys-afraid-182573.gif (http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/)

She's interviewing now:

http://pohdiaries.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Spring_Break_mexico_1.jpg

NJCardFan
03-08-2012, 04:36 PM
Don't forget the whole stupid McNabb crap

That just got him kicked off of ESPN but that was just an excuse as they didn't want him there in the first place. Tom Jackson admitted this when that fiasco was going on. However, when all was said and done, Rush was right.

NJCardFan
03-08-2012, 04:38 PM
She's interviewing now:

http://pohdiaries.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Spring_Break_mexico_1.jpg
I wonder how any of those guys were fapping at that moment.

fettpett
03-09-2012, 03:49 AM
That just got him kicked off of ESPN but that was just an excuse as they didn't want him there in the first place. Tom Jackson admitted this when that fiasco was going on. However, when all was said and done, Rush was right.

I agree, not only was he right, but continues to be, except with Vick this time, and probably RGB3 after the draft. I don't like Jackson that much. To be honest I was surprised that ESPN even hired him to begin with.