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Limbaugh Rejects Company That Suspended Ads From Show Over Fluke Remarks
The Blaze ^ | 03-08-12 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 03/08/2012 10:14:01 PM PST by Lazlo in PA

Rush Limbaugh has rejected an advertiser’s apparent attempt to reunite with his show after the company initially dropped its ads from the program following his remarks about contraception advocate Sandra Fluke.

The company, Sleep Train, calls itself “the No. 1 Bedding Specialist on the West Coast, and most recognized mattress retailer in the region.”

In an email to Sleep Train President Dale Carlsen (obtained by The Blaze), a representative of the show says that Limbaugh personally considered the company’s request, but denied it considering its public comments following the controversy.

“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 begins. “Rush received your requests personally.”

“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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ads; democrats; fluke; limbaugh; nothanks; rush; sandrafluke; sleeptrain; talkradio
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To: reefdiver

“I’m sure Ed Schultz will be glad to hear from them. All 15 of His listeners will by something.”

Yeah, I’m sure the one guy with the 14 voices in his head will buy something from them.


101 posted on 03/09/2012 8:21:49 AM PST by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: The Citizen Soldier
I spent $2,100

Man, big spenders on this thread. I sleep fine on a $100 twin from Big Lots.

102 posted on 03/09/2012 8:45:49 AM PST by steve86 (I have Schizoid Personality Disorder and am exercising the privileges thereof)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


103 posted on 03/09/2012 9:18:10 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Lazlo in PA

Nite-nite, Sleep Train. RIP.


104 posted on 03/09/2012 9:38:12 AM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: Lazlo in PA

Hmmmm, Sleep Train; wasn’t that a song by then-known-as-Cat Stevens?


105 posted on 03/09/2012 10:23:24 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: steve86
Man, big spenders on this thread. I sleep fine on a $100 twin from Big Lots.

Big Lots?

Hey, that's where we do all of our grocery shopping so that we can afford a decent mattress!!

106 posted on 03/09/2012 10:35:29 AM PST by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: steve86
Got you beat. Picked up a like-new mattress leaning against a dumpster in front of a million dollar plus home at Kennebunk Beach. Posturepedic.

Sent an e-mail to sleep train. They don't realize how loyal conservatives can be. My family is amused that after all these years, I still boycott Heinz ketchup, even when it's on sale.

107 posted on 03/09/2012 10:57:36 AM PST by upcountry miss
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To: upcountry miss

Rip it open and see if there’s cash or cocaine stuffed inside.


108 posted on 03/09/2012 11:04:56 AM PST by steve86 (I have Schizoid Personality Disorder and am exercising the privileges thereof)
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To: steve86

LOL


109 posted on 03/09/2012 11:06:30 AM PST by upcountry miss
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To: Lazlo in PA

I think Rush saying to that company FINE you didn’t back me up forgetaboutit getting back in my graces LOL!


110 posted on 03/09/2012 11:49:38 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 2CAVTrooper
Too bad Air American isn't still fleecing the public - their 25 listeners would be up for grabs....
111 posted on 03/09/2012 12:42:28 PM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Lazlo in PA

revenge is sweet!


112 posted on 03/09/2012 12:45:21 PM PST by GracieOMalley
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To: Lazlo in PA
Yes, I noticed this evening for the very first time, a Carbonite ad on FNC's "Special Report."

It may have appeared before but until today, never noticed.

113 posted on 03/09/2012 5:10:21 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Mortrey
FYI, my daughter ordered flowers for a funeral in another city, from Pro-Flowers. She told me that she'd never, ever use them again as the flowers turned up late to the church, later claiming that they'd "been sent to the home instead."

Of course, they also turned up at the home hours after the funeral......and wilted!

After complaining to the company representative, they told her that they were not "responsible for being at a certain place by a specific time, and the flowers probably wilted due to the excessive hot day (it was summer after all)!"

If you're late with a floral delivery for a funeral, what on earth good are you?????

114 posted on 03/09/2012 5:15:22 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion
A bit of history here on Snapple: it was a privately held company when first advertised and used by Rush; it became an overnight success, so much so that Quaker Oats purchased it. After that, either they changed the original formula or something as it wasn't nearly as good as before, so I quit purchasing any.

I also think that they quit advertising on Rush.

115 posted on 03/09/2012 5:43:41 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Salamander
[I’m sleeping right now]

Impressive!

116 posted on 03/09/2012 7:25:48 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tabi Katz
AMEN!!! I'm thinking of dropping my AOL email account to show my support for him.

Good luck with that -- they'll probably send a couple enforcers out to the house to lean on your kidneys with a crowbar and see if they can "persuade" you not to quit.

117 posted on 03/09/2012 7:27:24 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: LevinFan

I’m with you on that. I’ll not shed a single tear if they lose even more business for trying to come running back.

Btw, “Done the Campus Flute”? LMBO!!!!


118 posted on 03/09/2012 8:33:52 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: zerosix
A bit of history here on Snapple: it was a privately held company when first advertised and used by Rush; it became an overnight success, so much so that Quaker Oats purchased it. After that, either they changed the original formula or something as it wasn't nearly as good as before, so I quit purchasing any. I also think that they quit advertising on Rush.
Certainly they did stop advertising on Rush’s show; that is why it was an example. I don’t recall for sure that they quit with prejudice, but I know they did quit. I didn’t recall that Quaker had bought the company, but clearly Rush has gone where Snapple went before with his Two If By Tea initiative. And I doubt that his marketing staff brings that up when talking to prospective advertisers . . .

119 posted on 03/10/2012 4:33:18 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: Steelfish
It would be nice if we’d all call Sleep Train and let them know we’d never think of buying a Sleep Train bed in the future.

Most of us really WON'T buy one now...

120 posted on 03/10/2012 7:32:56 AM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Good on Rush; glad to see he’s got the cojones to stand up to politically-motivated bullying.


121 posted on 03/10/2012 7:36:39 AM PST by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: DemforBush

Sleep Train is not just any company. Years ago, a young little known Rush needed a bed and Sleep Train desperately needed sales; Rush bought a bed and convinced them to advertise on his show. The rest is history. Rush made it big, so did Sleep Train. When they dropped him them made personal comments about Rush. This relationship is OVER.


122 posted on 03/10/2012 7:40:46 AM PST by tioga
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To: Lazlo in PA

BFLR


123 posted on 03/10/2012 8:14:37 AM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: 2CAVTrooper
Sleep Train's Betrayal of Rush Limbaugh
124 posted on 03/10/2012 11:57:53 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Marathoner
I've got to think that the conservative talkers, esp. Hannity and Levin who are close friends of Rush, won't have anything to do with the sponsors that pulled out, esp. the ones that made snotty comments.

I've been wondering about this too. For one, I noticed that Hannity, who has always done live advertisements for proflowers, switched to 1800flowers as of about Thursday. I also noticed that Glenn Beck has more than doubled the number of advertisements for Glenn Beck TV during Rush's show.

Larry Birnbaum was a caller into Rush's show yesterday, during which call the two of them let the cat out of the bag: Birnbaum's company, Newcandescent, is one of Rush's new advertisers. Link to newcandescent website. Can't wait to hear all the new advertisements and support the new sponsors.

Fluke you, Sleep Train, and all your cowardly little corporate buddies too!

125 posted on 03/10/2012 12:25:01 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: mkjessup; I see my hands

ROFL!!


126 posted on 03/10/2012 12:37:03 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: upcountry miss
Picked up a like-new mattress leaning against a dumpster in front of a million dollar plus home at Kennebunk Beach. Posturepedic.

Hope it was free of bedbugs.
127 posted on 03/10/2012 1:15:22 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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