Update: March 7: On his show today, Rush said that he is not going to be suspended and he has not lost 28 sponsors – it’s all a lie. Many of the companies claiming they will never again run an ad on Rush’s show, already don’t.
Update: 6:54: According to HuffPo, as of this writing, LifeLock, American Forces Radio, Hillsdale College and Lear Capital are among sponsors that are apparently staying with Rush.
Limbaugh created a nuclear radio war when he used his national show to call Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” for testifying to Democrats in Congress that a national health program should compel religious employers to cover birth control for women in violation of their conscience [it should be noted here that free contraception is available at Planned Parenthood and it is hardly necessary for a religious institution to provide free birth control as well].
Pro Flowers, Quicken Loans, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, Citrix Systems Inc., Carbonite, Legal Zoom, Tax Resolution Services and AOL (The Huffington Post’s parent company) have already skedaddled, according to reports. Allstate Insurance hadn’t even been aware it was advertising on Limbaugh’s show, according to a spokesman, but it has also stopped buying ad time.
The leftists want Clear Channel Radio Network to abandon Rush because that is the ballgame. They want him fired. Please call Clear Channel in support of Rush. This is about the free press, not Rush. I don’t condone his language about Ms. Fluke but why is he held to a different standard than the leftists? The answer is clear – they want to shut down the opposition.
Why is a President of the United States sporting a petition on the WH website calling for an FCC investigation of Rush Limbaugh, a private citizen?
I had lunch with one of my co-workers one day not so long ago. She is a Democrat, a far-left Democrat. I told her I wanted a balanced government and believed in the two-party system . She glared at me without saying a word…just glared. It was then that I realized the leftists don’t want balance, they want leftism, period.
These are the same people who think it is okay for Bill Maher to call Sarah Palin a c#*t along with lodging endless insults to Palin’s intelligence and integrity.
Let’s not forget Letterman –
This is funny because???
What really bothers me is that Imus, McCain, and others who should know better are joining the chorus of critics who are aiding and abetting the “fire Rush” proponents. Where are the Republicans, hello???
Fluke went to a Jesuit college to start trouble – she is a trouble maker. It is as if I walked around a ghetto in the middle of the night, got mugged and then complained that I got mugged.
Original Story: Why is Letterman still on the air? Why weren’t his sponsors bullied into dropping his show when he called Sarah Palin a slut or when he said her 14 yr old daughter was raped by A-Rod? Huh???
I believe that Rush Limbaugh made a mistake when he referred to Sandra Fluke as a slut and a prostitute because it singled her out and it allowed the Collectivists to use his statement to misdirect the HHS mandate argument from one of freedom to one of contraception/abortifacient drugs.
My other concern is that the Collectivists are trying to backdoor the Fairness Doctrine and Rush gave them an “in.” Where was Snerdley?
Obama weighed in by calling the comments “reprehensible” and he even called the poor little 30 year old activist to offer his sympathy. Do you think he called the families of the six soldiers murdered by the crazed Afghans in the Koran burning mistake?
Make no mistake, we are watching the President of the United States using this as an opportunity to take Rush off the air. The White House has “allowed” a petition on their site to get Limbaugh off the air –WH Petition to Ban Rush
Since when does the President of the United States assault a private citizen and why isn’t he after Letterman?
There is a major boycott being launched and I urge all who are opposed to the Fairness Doctrine, whether in support of Rush or not, to encourage Rush’s sponsors to stay strong and write negative letters/emails/call the cowards who dropped him.
I am vehemently opposed to the Fairness Doctrine, backdoor, front door, however it is enacted.
These are the sponsors who have dropped Rush Limbaugh (you can tweet and Facebook these companies) –
Call (800) 251-9080
LegalZoom online legal document service
Phone: 800-378-BEDS (2337)
Phone: (800) 919-2337
Fax: (866) 293-5719
Foster Kids & Community Programs:
Phone: (916) 751-4300
24 hour contact
177 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Main Office: 617-587-1100
Toll Free: 877-665-4466
Other contacts: Carbonite
HuffPo has a petition set up to eliminate the rest of Rush’s sponsors – please contact the remaining sponsors and ask them to not drop rush – Boycott
Most of this information is from HuffPo: Here is a list of the companies we [HuffPo] believe to be Rush’s advertisers. (Note, things are happening very quickly, so we cannot guarantee right now that these are all current advertisers). We will update these as they react to the “Boycott Rush” movement, or confirm they are no longer supporting him.
[I added the phone numbers for the companies who have not dropped him yet]
AOL: Their “TechGuru” service offers a discount “exclusively for Rush Limbaugh listeners” 1 -877- 480 -6995
Carbonite (UPDATE: They’ve dropped him!)
Citrix (UPDATE: Citrix has pulled their ads!)
Lear Capital 1.800.576.9355
LegalZoom (UPDATE: LegalZoom has confirmed with us directly that it is pulling its ads!)
LifeLock 1-800-LifeLock (543-3562)
ProFlowers: (UPDATE: They’ve dropped him! This is a big win, since they had been featuring “Rush Limbaugh discount codes” earlier. Oh. My. God. They are actually featuring “Rush Limbaugh discount codes”)
Sears: Corporate Phone Number: 1-847-286-2500, Corporate Fax Number: 1-847-286-8351, Corporate Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sleep Train: (UPDATE: Victory! They have pulled their ads! — source
Clear Channel radio network RadioPress@ClearChannel.com 210-822-2828
Sleep Number: (UPDATE: Victory! They have pulled their ads! — source)
Quicken Loans (UPDATE: Appears to be a victory here too, as they are reportedly pulling ads as well!)
TaxResolution 866 477 776