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The Exodus From the Rush Show Swells Now Up to 141 Companies

um on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm




ThinkProgress
has obtained an internal memo from Premiere Radio Networks listing 96
national companies that have “specifically asked” their advertisments
not be played during the Rush Limbaugh Show. Permiere is the distributor
of Limbaugh’s program. The advertisers have also requested to be
excluded from other right-wing hosts including Michael Savage, Glenn
Beck and Sean Hannity. According to the memo, the listed companies’
advertisements should be excluded from these programs because they have
been “deemed to be offensive.”
The existance of the memo was first reported over the weekend by Radio-info.com, an industry newsletter. Radio-info did not publish the full list of companies. The memo was posted website of the Traffic Directors Guild of America,
an association of professionals who distribute paid advertisements to
radio stations. The memo was quickly deleted but ThinkProgress obtained a
copy from a Google snapshot of the site taken on March 9.
Previously, ThinkProgress has reported that 50 companies
requested their advertising be pulled from the Rush Limbaugh show
following his sexist attacks on Sandra Fluke. The publication of the
memo adds an additional 91 companies to the list of companies that have
dropped Limbaugh:
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,
Boston Beer, 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!


Added: Mar-12-2012 Occurred On: Mar-12-2012
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  • Bullshit. The leftist glee over this is laughable. Rush is still hugely successful and there's been a backlash against those who dumped him now on a national level. On a local level he's in hundreds of markets so those affiliates if they lose a single advertiser each it could amount to hundreds but it's chump change.

    Rush fans ain't falling for this, they know the clowns objecting to him now are the same people who opposed him all along, it's all about politics and his remarks are just an oppor More..

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    • @dorbie If you have info to the contrary I'll be happy to read it,otherwise...bla...bla...bla.Just get your checkbook ready so you can follow your idol to satellite.

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    • @dorbie if you mean " huge backlash " and "rush fans " of 30 people, you can sit back and listen to him on the underground network, since no one with any signs of intelligence will listen to him. .. ( tinfoil hats included to his subscribers )

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    • @echo4250 Not my idol. You're too bitter and foolish to realize that you're the irrational one with a mind filled with poison. Let's see with time whether your silly assertions bear fruit.

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    • @mannixxx The biggest objection you have to Rush is he has a huge audience of passionate listeners. Do not then deny the obvious simply because it is an inconvenient truth that undermines your agenda.

      Google carbonite backlash and learn what's really going on.

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  • Just another distraction to take your mind off of the REAL issues this election year. This whole thing was orchestrated, Rush isn't a stupid man.

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    • @radiofreak 16 trillion in debt. last month was the largest debt in the history of the world, G8 pulled out of Chicago because of fears of what happened in 1968 happening again (and it will), but let's talk about how many abortions 30 year old Sandra gets each year.

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  • I don't like Rush. I find him arrogant and extremely narcissistic, but this seems ridiculous.

    Sandra Fluke is a tool and her speech made her sound like a slut who was spending more time on her back than in the classroom.

    Limbaugh should have known better than to use the kind of language on the air, but this is just stupid.

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    • @ArrestU

      141 companies don't like him either. With that many, something is surely wrong with Rush's business.

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    • @Rhemis

      LOL, people are giving me thumbs down. What's wrong? Capitalism isn't working? Sure, it is working just fine. The big companies cannot afford to lose money on a show that puts out a bad taste and turns off its listeners. 10 million listeners!

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    • @Rhemis They're all yapping over the "backlash"to Carbonite.Evidently Rush's listeners aren't even smart enough to pick a winner at online back up services.Out of the top 10 online back up services.Carbonite is dead last at dependability.

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    • @Rhemis

      They are jumping on the "hate rush" bandwagon and I am sure with some pressure from liberal groups.

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    • @Rhemis - Horse shit. This is a refection of the liberal side of society and nothing more. Bill Maher has a mouth like a paper asshole: stuck wide open and spewing vile shit.....but you liberal fucknuts have NO problem with THAT, eh? You fucking hypocrites....go fuck yourselves dry.

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  • I'm just curious....haven't looked into it. But, how many of these 141 companies would never advertise with him anyway? Just companies that want to get their name in the lineup.

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  • Napa Auto Parts, no - the ultimate male-oriented, Nascar lovers company! Wow. What - even Preparation H! Astonishing. Limbaugh's fans are so full of shit that Prep H is a complete natural. Seems like the end is near. He may get the "bum's Rush"! nyuk nyuk

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  • Either it's a stolen internal memo, and that is a felony, or it's a lie. Most likely the latter. The Left has a long history of empty threats of boycotts and the "Risk management" lawyers are all Leftists and support Leftist causes.

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  • I don't listen to him so I don't know who to boycott, I like it that way.

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  • ThinkProgress has a long history of posting fake documents,from anonymous sources that it has no idea, or so it claims,who they are. It does no vetting or checks for accuracy.It is just a phoney internet dropbox for the Left to post lies so they can point to it and say "It's on the internet, so it must be true".
    I am sure George Soros finances it, as usual with all shit sites like it.
    Just a hour ago it was posting 50 companies left Rush. That isn't accurate either. But it's on the int More..

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  • LOL you guys are still bitching about Rush calling that plant a slut. Do us all a favor and hold your breth untill Rush is off the air

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  • Not sure how the network feels about it, but I sure as hell don't give a shit; I don't listen to the guy to hear the advertisements.
    But, business is business (even in the world of closet-liberals), and if they want to can his ass, I have no problem with that either.....it's not like he's going to disappear. He'll immediately be picked up by some other entity and increase their listenership by a million fold.
    And, more conservative (and rational) businesses will fill in the void created by the c More..

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  • I said he would be gone by the end of last week.Looks like it will take a little longer,but not too much.Guess he'll be making the jump to sat radio soon,where all you morons will have to pay to hear his garbage.

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    • @echo4250 These idiots never go away. They just switch to some other network.

      At least Canada's Rush went after this tool.

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    • @mlivsey
      Moving pictures came out when I was in eighth grade.I've been hooked ever since.Seen them live almost 30 times at many different venues.Incredible live band.

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    • @echo4250 You have an agenda that has nothing to do with this controversy other than using it as an opportunity. Everyone sees this now. You need only listen to one of his broadcasts to confirm he still has advertisers. There's a backlash against the companies who fell for your left wing campaigning. Rush's old advertisers are coming back and new ones are now on board. You're only fooling yourself if you think Rush is going anywhere.

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    • @dorbie Hard to do here because it's baseball season and the phila station is airing baseball instead.Even pre-season baseball has more listeners than that clown here in Philly.

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    • @dorbie My only "agenda"is having some fun with those that post that wacky conservative crap.I actually couldn't care less what he says.

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  • this is stupid. In the end rush will probably end up better off and with a bigger audience. Look at Imus, he is doing better than ever and he is just as big a bag of hot air as rush

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  • But their all back with more to boot. Poor liberals.

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