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Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Rich Schultz » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:20 pm

Mr. Bogart you benighted trollop. That is Althouse's words from Althouse's blog.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby pjbogart » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:22 pm

If you would like a bit more detailed analysis of the sponsorship losses Rush Limbaugh is suffering as well as his response, you can find it here.

Limbaugh claims that only a tiny portion of his 18,000 advertisers have left, which may in fact be true, but the big money sponsors who plop down a million dollars for x number of spots per day, per week, per year are the bulk of the losses. Rather than looking at a percentage of the advertisers, perhaps a percentage of the advertising revenue would give us a more accurate picture.

Those of you who spend time listening to the radio, regardless of the station, will recognize some of these names as pretty major players in radio advertising. GEICO, Pro Flowers, Carbonite On-line Backup, Citrix Systems, Sleep Number Beds, Quicken Loans, Stamps.com, Sears, Capital One, Matrix Direct (rumored), Netflix (rumored).

So while it may be true that only a relatively small number of advertisers have pulled their ads, those advertisers deserve to be commended for taking a stand. Undoubtedly companies like Netflix have no interest in alienating the reported 15 million people who listen to Rush Limbaugh so they find themselves in a lose-lose proposition. I hope they find that their decisions make long-term sense even with short-term losses.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby scratch » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:24 pm

Rich Schultz wrote:Mr. Bogart you benighted trollop. That is Althouse's words from Althouse's blog.


It are?
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby pjbogart » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:31 pm

Rich Schultz wrote:Mr. Bogart you benighted trollop. That is Althouse's words from Althouse's blog.


From Althouse's blog, I won't bother linking, since you already did.

Rush, on the radio just now. He explains: Sponsors are both local and national. The 600+ stations sell their own ads, and Rush doesn't even know who those local sponsors are. These sponsors don't cancel their ads on the station, they just put in an order that their ads not run during the Rush time slot. Things like this happen every day, and not just to Rush. "It's part of the business," but because there's attention to Rush's current problem, there are reports of these local advertisers putting in these orders, and the local stations don't even lose any revenue.


Ann Althouse is repeating what she heard on Rush's show. Therefore the source is Rush Limbaugh, not Ann Althouse.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Peanutbutter » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:38 pm

pjbogart wrote:First of all, your quote is not from Ann Althouse's brilliant and informative blog, it's from Rush Limbaugh himself.

Quotes from Rush Limbaugh (defending Rush Limbaugh), aren't per se lies, but are hardly the type of independent analysis we expect at The Daily Page.


pjbogart wrote:Ann Althouse is repeating what she heard on Rush's show.


So is she repeating what she heard or is she quoting what he said?
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Rich Schultz » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:51 pm

Quotation marks Bogart, are you familiar with the concept?
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby pjbogart » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:58 pm

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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Rich Schultz » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:08 pm

From misfired patronizing crap to kittens in six posts or less. That is cute. :lol:
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby WestSideYuppie » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:13 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Limbaugh says don't look at me, look at the other side instead.

Rush Limbaugh ripped into President Obama on Tuesday for Mr. Obama’s comments about the Sandra Fluke “slut” controversy. He called Obama a hypocrite for criticizing his harsh words about Ms. Fluke, saying the president gives a free pass to similar language from liberals.


Similar language?

1. Hours of profane, personal attacks against an individual who was engaging in civil public discourse, just in time to articulate an attitude that his own party was back pedaling away from

2. Snickering about an offhand comment directed at a large, bellicose organization that has already gone far beyond civil discourse

And to think that Rush managed to make these discoveries within hours of one another.

Now you know why I commented that comedy is all about timing.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby KidCapitol » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:44 am

I'm sure I've been boycotting his sponsors for years without meaning to boycott them.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Rich Schultz » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:01 am

This thread is a month old. Any updates on the boycott?
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby rabble » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:30 am

Rich Schultz wrote:This thread is a month old. Any updates on the boycott?

Rush is still on TV.

Imagine that.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby DCB » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:19 am

Rich Schultz wrote:This thread is a month old. Any updates on the boycott?

I don't know how its going locally.

Nationally, he's lost many of his sponsors:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/0 ... 34705.html
Reports about Limbaugh's Thursday program showed that 77 of the 86 spots that aired were "free public service announcements donated by the Ad Council." Additionally, seven ads were from companies "in the process of pulling their spots." This apparently left only two paid advertisements.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Rich Schultz » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:51 pm

Huffington Post? Try The Washington Post.

"The dark clouds hanging over Rush Limbaugh appear to be lifting."

“Contrary to the wishful thinking of the professional special interest groups, reports of sponsors fleeing the ‘Rush Limbaugh Show’ are grossly exaggerated. In fact, the program retains virtually of all its long-term sponsors who continue to have great success” with the show, said Rachel Nelson, spokeswoman for Premiere"

"At the peak of the controversy in early March, two small stations — in western Massachusetts and Hilo, Hawaii — said that they would drop his program. Since then, no other station has said it will take him off the air, dashing the hopes of MoveOn.org, a liberal group whose ongoing petition drive seeks Limbaugh’s removal from 180 stations."
Washington Post

"One month after coming under fire for making offensive comments about law student Sandra Fluke, Rush Limbaugh boasted on Thursday that ratings for his popular radio show have gone up as much as 60 percent since his insults stirred a national controversy."
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/03 ... z1qdws3ZEX
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Stu Levitan » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:01 am

The HuffPo article has names of specific national companies that have stopped advertising on the show. (GEICO, AOL, All State, Sears, etc.) The WaPo article quotes Rush saying everything's fine, with no corroboration from an independent source.

HuffPo article wins.
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