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Reporting Today On Companies Who STILL Advertise on the Rush Limbaugh Show (AutoZone Says Does Not)

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Reporting On Companies Who Still Advertise on the Rush Limbaugh Show

March 2, 2012

In my post this morning I provided a list of companies who reportedly advertised on Rush Limbaugh’s show. I have personally called them and this is my report of what I have learned.

1. Pro-flowers: Their sales line was so busy that I was automatically disconnected.

2. Sleep Train: No longer advertising

3. e-harmoney: No longer advertising

4. Carbonite: Carbonite has not discontinued their support of the show. The representative I spoke with simply said that they advertised with a wide variety of shows, and that the views expressed did not represent theirs. I explained that by advertising on his show they are making it possible for him to use a public radio show to give voice to his foul and distasteful comments. You may be interested in e-mailing a manager at their corporate office to share your views at : dfriend@carbonite.com.

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UPDATE: ”Brenda” with Auto Zone called and indicated they do not advertise with the Rush Limbaugh show.

9. Legal Zoom: They indicated they are “looking into this matter.”
You can reach them at 800-773-0888 to encourage to look a little faster.

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11. American Forces Network: I contacted various numbers and got a message at each. The number that I would recommend you call is 301-222-6236 which is the number for T.V. and radio show contacts. You can also reach them by e-mail at American Forces Network@MyAFN.net.

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Thus the following companies need further encouragement to discontinue their advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show:

#4-Carbonite, ... #8 Auto Zone, #9 Legal Zoom, #10 Citrix Online, #12 Mission Pharmacal


COMPLETE REPORT & LIST AT LINK

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Reply Reporting Today On Companies Who STILL Advertise on the Rush Limbaugh Show (AutoZone Says Does Not) (Original post)
Hissyspit Mar 2012 OP
OffWithTheirHeads Mar 2012 #1
Angry Dragon Mar 2012 #2
Hissyspit Mar 2012 #4
aint_no_life_nowhere Mar 2012 #3
Sparkly Mar 2012 #5
catrose Mar 2012 #6
Hissyspit Mar 2012 #8
catrose Mar 2012 #11
catrose Mar 2012 #14
calimary Mar 2012 #7
decipel Mar 2012 #9
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2012 #10
Faygo Kid Mar 2012 #12
TheCowsCameHome Mar 2012 #13
Sparkly Mar 2012 #15
Ilsa Mar 2012 #16
Hissyspit Mar 2012 #17
Uncle Joe Mar 2012 #18

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 05:29 PM

1. Excellent! KR Also reccomend you call Nancy Pelosi 1-415-556-4862

and ask her to help get the asshole off AFR.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 05:34 PM

2. I just called Oreck and was told they do not advertise on rush

they said they do not do any radio advertizing

So I am not sure of the information that you posted

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 05:44 PM

4. That is addressed as well in the comments of the post

I have taken the reference to them out of my OP. That may well be true that the information is incorrect, or that they are lying, or that they have bought package ads and do not realize it.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 05:39 PM

3. This website reports that Autozone was running ads but has pulled them

Autozone said their ads on Limbaugh's show were run by mistake, whatever that means.

http://inagist.com/StopRush/175677929508966400/

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 05:46 PM

6. Is the AFN address correct, spaces and all?

I received a "cannot send" message. I took out the spaces and sent it.

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Response to catrose (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 05:52 PM

8. Here's an 'Audience Feedback' email page:

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 05:56 PM

11. thx n/t

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Response to catrose (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:06 PM

14. Darn, here's their response

"As a service of the Department of Defense, AFN does not advertise on Mr
Limbaugh's program, offer products for sale, or sponsor any of the programs
we relay to our audience.

"The American Forces Network does not censor content and we do not seek to
protect our overseas Department of Defense audience from hearing views with
which they may disagree. Our mission is to offer program choices, which
includes both the one-hour versions and three-hour version of various
popular political talk shows.

"To review our radio services/schedules, please visit www.myafn.net.

"Thanks for your support of the troops and for your interest in AFN."

But what I said was:
Subject: Please stop airing Rush Limbaugh

I have always objected to Rush Limbaugh's highly partisan, hate- filled show
being broadcast to the troops--and having my tax dollars pay for it. His
vilifying Sandra Fluke leads me to once again request a better use of my
money, particularly on behalf of the women in the military who do not feel
safe from the men around them. Are Rush's values the values our military
fights for?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 05:47 PM

7. GREAT work! Remember: If they think you don't care, they won't either!

I suspect a fair amount of these people just assume that everything must be fine, or at least not all that terrible, since nobody steps up to make a stink about it.

Well that's CHANGED! And if it hasn't changed enough, we have to push it harder!!!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 05:54 PM

9. I filed a 475B complaint form with the FCC against Clear Channel Rush's employer

I suggest everyone go to the FCC web site and file a 475B against Clear Channel the company that employs Rush. You want their attention go after their license.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 05:55 PM

10. These companies have now pulled ads, also:

"The Cleveland Cavaliers have decided to suspend any and all on-air advertising with the Rush Limbaugh radio program, citing “inflammatory comments” coupled with valuable feedback from both clients and team employees. This news comes from the team’s majority owner Dan Gilbert..."
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002375210

Select Comfort reported to drop Limbaugh show
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002374992

Quicken Loans drops Rush
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002374891

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 06:21 PM

12. I wrote Legal Zoom, Here's their response.

They're not pulling their ads. Yet. Here's their response:


Dear Mr. ____,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us.

We always want to hear from our customers. We advertise on all types of shows because we think all types of people deserve access to the law. Please understand that we don’t necessarily agree with or endorse all the content of those shows. We’ll be sure to make our advertising department aware of your concerns.

Please feel free to contact our Customer Care Team if we can be of further assistance. Simply reply to this email, or call us toll free at 1.800.773.0888. Our Customer Care Team business hours are Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 7:00pm Pacific Time.

Sincerely,

LegalZoom Customer Care Team
1.800.773.0888 | 101 N. Brand Blvd., 10th Floor, Glendale, CA 91203
www.LegalZoom.com










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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 06:38 PM

13. How about Vermont Teddy Bear? They always advertise in-season.

Maybe they'll come out with a leaking colostomy bag version, in his honor.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:19 PM

15. You can write the DoD about AFN's programming

https://kb.defense.gov ... Click "Ask a Question" tab at the top. Wouldn't hurt.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:25 PM

16. Thank you! I emailed Legal Zoom yesterday, along with Sleep Number.

I hope we can keep pressure on these sponsors.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:38 PM

17. Citrix to cease advertising on Limbaugh Show "Immediately"

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:41 PM

18. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Hissyspit.

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