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Author: Subject: 700 Advertisers Drop Limbaugh Despite "Apology"

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 02:30 PM
SIXTH ADVERTISER DROPS LIMBAUGH DESPITE APOLOGY
Sunday, March 4, 2012
by: Faiz Shakir, Think Progress

Moments ago, Carbonite -- a company providing backup software for computers -- announced that it will no longer advertise on Rush Limbaugh's show. CEO David Friend made clear in a Facebook statement that, despite Limbaugh's "apology" issued tonight, the company was still pulling its ads because it wants to "contribute to a more civilized public discourse."

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 We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse."

Indeed, evidencing the point made by Friend, Liumbaugh's "apology" is riddled with offensive statements, comparing contraceptives to "sneakers" and implying that birth control is only a subsidy for personal sexual activity.

According to a Think Progress count, Carbonite is the sixth company to drop Limbaugh in the last couple of days.

http://www.truth-out.org/sixth-advertiser-drops-limbaugh-despite-apology/13 30875971


[Edited on 7/27/2012 by woodsdweller]

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 03:25 PM
As long as there are lazy angry uneducated white people looking for a scapegoat he will always have an audience.

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 03:26 PM
Sleep Number, The Sleep Train, Quicken Loans, Legal Zoom, Citrix, Carbonite and ProFlowers

hopefully this list will increase daily

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 03:31 PM
Pro Flowers dropped him???

I read a statement from them saying they wouldn't drop him.

If you look at their demographics, a boycott by female customers wouldn't hurt them a bit.

Buy from your LOCAL florist, regardless.

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 04:12 PM
It's great that we have a 1st amendment but maybe we should all think that these rights come with some unwritten responsibilities. Like treat others the way you want to be treated

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 04:56 PM
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It's great that we have a 1st amendment but maybe we should all think that these rights come with some unwritten responsibilities. Like treat others the way you want to be treated


Rush does not care, just ask him.

 

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LMAO!

I haven't heard anyone from any side of any issue come to Rush's defense on this one.

 

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  posted on 3/4/2012 at 08:16 PM
Rush "Buzzed" Limbaugh is a bottom feeder.....Nothing more

 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 12:29 AM
There is no such thing as bad publicity and Rush is quite adapt to working things like this in his favor. Despite what one thinks of him he is a very shrewd individual and will come out on top of this as he has with other controversies. Those advertisement slots will be filled very quickly.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 12:40 AM
We should all keep up the pressure to get Limbaugh off the air for good!
 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 01:51 AM
Works for me, I'm doing my part to make it happen.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 09:33 AM
The corporation that owns pro flowers has a chunk of Sirius XM radio and have been trying to sign rush on.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 12:18 PM
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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/04/rush-limbaugh-s-apol ogy-liberal-men-need-to-follow-suit.html


Rush Limbaugh Isn’t the Only Media Misogynist

By Kirsten Powers

Rush Limbaugh apologized on Saturday for calling a Georgetown Law student a slut for testifying about contraception and starting a firestorm of outrage. Kirsten Powers says the liberals who led the charge need to start holding their own side accountable.


Did you know there is a war on women?


Yes, it’s true. Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher, Matt Taibbi, and Ed Schultz have been waging it for years with their misogynist outbursts. There have been boycotts by people on the left who are outraged that these guys still have jobs. Oh, wait. Sorry, that never happened.


Boycotts are reserved for people on the right like Rush Limbaugh, who finally apologized Saturday for calling a 30-year-old Georgetown Law student, Sandra Fluke, a “slut” after she testified before congress about contraception. Limbaugh’s apology was likely extracted to stop the departure of any more advertisers, who were rightly under pressure from liberal groups outraged by the comments.


Let it be shouted from the rooftops that Rush Limbaugh should not have called Ms. Fluke a slut or, as he added later, a “prostitute” who should post her sex tapes. It’s unlikely that his apology will assuage the people on a warpath for his scalp, and after all, why should it? He spent days attacking a woman as a slut and prostitute and refused to relent. Now because he doesn’t want to lose advertisers, he apologizes. What’s in order is something more like groveling—and of course a phone call to Ms. Fluke—if you ask me.


But if Limbaugh’s actions demand a boycott—and they do—then what about the army of swine on the left?


During the 2008 election Ed Schultz said on his radio show that Sarah Palin set off a “bimbo alert.” He called Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut.” (He later apologized.) He once even took to his blog to call yours truly a “bimbo” for the offense of quoting him accurately in a New York Post column.


Keith Olbermann has said that conservative commentator S.E. Cupp should have been aborted by her parents, apparently because he finds her having opinions offensive. He called Michelle Malkin a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick.” He found it newsworthy to discuss Carrie Prejean’s breasts on his MSNBC show. His solution for dealing with Hillary Clinton, who he thought should drop out of the presidential race, was to find “somebody who can take her into a room and only he comes out.” Olbermann now works for über-leftist and former Democratic vice president Al Gore at Current TV.

Left-wing darling Matt Taibbi wrote on his blog in 2009, “When I read [Malkin’s] stuff, I imagine her narrating her text, book-on-tape style, with a big, hairy set of balls in her mouth.” In a Rolling Stone article about Secretary of State Clinton, he referred to her “flabby arms.” When feminist writer Erica Jong criticized him for it, he responded by referring to Jong as an “800-year old sex novelist.” (Jong is almost 70, which apparently makes her an irrelevant human being.) In Taibbi’s profile of Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann he labeled her “bat **** crazy.” (Oh, those “crazy” women with their hormones and all.)


Chris Matthews’s sickening misogyny was made famous in 2008, when he obsessively tore down Hillary Clinton for standing between Barack Obama and the presidency, something that Matthews could not abide. Over the years he has referred to the former first lady, senator and presidential candidate and current secretary of state as a “she-devil,” “Nurse Ratched,” and “Madame Defarge.” Matthews has also called Clinton “witchy,” “anti-male,” and “uppity” and once claimed she won her Senate seat only because her “husband messed around.” He asked a guest if “being surrounded by women” makes “a case for commander in chief—or does it make a case against it?” At some point Matthews was shamed into sort of half apologizing to Clinton, but then just picked up again with his sexist ramblings.


Matthews has wondered aloud whether Sarah Palin is even “capable of thinking” and has called Bachmann a “balloon head” and said she was “lucky we still don’t have literacy tests out there.” Democratic strategist Jehmu Greene, who is the former president of the Women’s Media Center, told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly in 2011 that Matthews?“is a bully, and his favorite target is women.” So why does he still have a show? What if his favorite target was Jews? Or African-Americans?


But the grand pooh-bah of media misogyny is without a doubt Bill Maher—who also happens to be a favorite of liberals—who has given $1 million to President Obama’s super PAC. Maher has called Palin a “dumb twat” and dropped the C-word in describing the former Alaska governor. He called Palin and Congresswoman Bachmann “boobs” and “two bimbos.” He said of the former vice-presidential candidate, “She is not a mean girl. She is a crazy girl with mean ideas.” He recently made a joke about Rick Santorum’s wife using a vibrator. Imagine now the same joke during the 2008 primary with Michelle Obama’s name in it, and tell me that he would still have a job. Maher said of a woman who was harassed while breast-feeding at an Applebee’s, “Don't show me your tits!” as though a woman feeding her child is trying to flash Maher. (Here’s a way to solve his problem: don’t stare at a strangers’ breasts). Then, his coup de grâce: “And by the way, there is a place where breasts and food do go together. It’s called Hooters!”


Liberals—you know, the people who say they “fight for women”—comprise Maher’s audience, and a parade of high-profile liberals make up his guest list. Yet have any of them confronted him? Nope. That was left to Ann Coulter, who actually called Maher a misogynist to his face, an opportunity that feminist icon Gloria Steinem failed to take when she appeared on his show in 2011.


This is not to suggest that liberals—or feminists—never complain about misogyny. Many feminist blogs now document attacks on women on the left and the right, including Jezebel, Shakesville, and the Women’s Media Center (which was cofounded by Steinem). But when it comes to high-profile campaigns to hold these men accountable—such as that waged against Limbaugh—the real fury seems reserved only for conservatives, while the men on the left get a wink and a nod as long as they are carrying water for the liberal cause.


After all, if Limbaugh’s outburst is part of the “war on women,” then what is the routine misogyny of liberal media men?


It’s time for some equal-opportunity accountability. Without it, the fight against media misogyny will continue to be perceived as a proxy war for the Democratic Party, not a fight for fair treatment of women in the public square.


 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 12:25 PM
Sarah Palin, Laura Ingraham and S.E. Cupp are all public figures who bash liberals on a daily basis; because of their line of work, they should expect some of their garbage to be thrown back in their face.

The young girl that Rush slandered is NOT a public figure that bashes conservatives on a daily basis -- just a young, college-aged private citizen offering her testimony.

Got it now, Fletch?

 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 12:34 PM
Woodsy, you're in over your head by definition,even tough I know you try and think the best that you can.

 

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Woodsy, you're in over your head by definition,even tough I know you try and think the best that you can.


More pearls of wisdom from the two-time Playpen resident.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 01:39 PM
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There is no such thing as bad publicity and Rush is quite adapt to working things like this in his favor. Despite what one thinks of him he is a very shrewd individual and will come out on top of this as he has with other controversies. Those advertisement slots will be filled very quickly.


He's not shrewd, he's a grossly unprincipled loudmouth hypocrite lacking in conscience and decency. If you're willing to abandon basic human dignity in the pursuit of wealth and self-aggrandizement, it simplifies things tremendously.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 02:07 PM
AOL dropped the show this morning according to what I read. As for DfC....he's a mouth piece for the fanatical right who has such courage of his convictions that he voted for Obama and has bitched about him ever since. Personally, I hope Limbaugh gets dropped like a hot potato....and I hope the Armed Forces radio definitely drops his show....he doesn't really send the right tone of discourse for our troops.

 

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AOL dropped the show this morning according to what I read.


Yup. AOL, and also another company called Tax Resolution Services just announced that they are following suit, bringing the current total to nine.

http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/05/437777/aol-drops-limbaugh/?mobile =nc

It's been an interesting week for the Right-Wing....
1. GOP Olympia Snowe announces she's resigning from Congress
2. Andrew Breitbart dies
3. Advertisers leaving Rush Limbaugh in droves

 

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It's been an interesting week for the Right-Wing....
1. GOP Olympia Snowe announces she's resigning from Congress
2. Andrew Breitbart dies
3. Advertisers leaving Rush Limbaugh in droves
4. It's all, like everything else, the Left's fault.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 02:41 PM
media bias run amok...where was the outrage over 'other' comments and slur name calling towards conservative women, men, and politicians? ie; bill 'slimeball' marher, michael moore, jackson lee, waters, looneytune wasserman. what a political dungheap.

 

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There is no such thing as bad publicity and Rush is quite adapt to working things like this in his favor. Despite what one thinks of him he is a very shrewd individual and will come out on top of this as he has with other controversies. Those advertisement slots will be filled very quickly.


He's not shrewd, he's a grossly unprincipled loudmouth hypocrite lacking in conscience and decency. If you're willing to abandon basic human dignity in the pursuit of wealth and self-aggrandizement, it simplifies things tremendously.


I love this post.

 

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Sarah Palin, Laura Ingraham and S.E. Cupp are all public figures who bash liberals on a daily basis; because of their line of work, they should expect some of their garbage to be thrown back in their face.

The young girl that Rush slandered is NOT a public figure that bashes conservatives on a daily basis -- just a young, college-aged private citizen offering her testimony.




And besides the initial slanderous attack on Wed. he turns around and doubles down on his comments on Thursday and Friday. Finally his corporate bosses step in to try to save him from himself and tell him to apologize. He immediately caves and issues a lame apology. Who is the prostitute now?

 

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  posted on 3/5/2012 at 04:02 PM
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Sarah Palin, Laura Ingraham and S.E. Cupp are all public figures who bash liberals on a daily basis; because of their line of work, they should expect some of their garbage to be thrown back in their face.

The young girl that Rush slandered is NOT a public figure that bashes conservatives on a daily basis -- just a young, college-aged private citizen offering her testimony.




And besides the initial slanderous attack on Wed. he turns around and doubles down on his comments on Thursday and Friday. Finally his corporate bosses step in to try to save him from himself and tell him to apologize. He immediately caves and issues a lame apology. Who is the prostitute now?


This is all Obama and the Left's fault.

No, seriously.

Stop laughing.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/05/why_i_apologized_to_sandra_flu ke

 

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