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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:03 PM

Attack by Limbaugh Awakens a 'Stop Rush' Campaign (#stoprush)

Source: New York Times

March 2, 2012, 6:18 PM

Attack by Limbaugh Awakens a ‘Stop Rush’ Campaign

By BRIAN STELTER

Some of the same activists that persuaded advertisers to boycott Glenn Beck’s television show on Fox News in 2009 are now mobilizing against Rush Limbaugh in the wake of his verbal attacks on a Georgetown University law school student this week.

Actually, they are remobilizing. A Twitter account, “Stop Rush,” which has been dormant since late 2010, woke up on Wednesday, when Mr. Limbaugh first called the student, Sandra Fluke, a “slut.”

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The “Stop Rush” Twitter account asked on Thursday, “Are y’all ready to @StopRush? Getting the strong sense that it’s time and the feedback has been there so far. Spread the word.”

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Mr. Carusone similarly ran a Twitter account called “Stop Beck” in 2009 that targeted Glenn Beck for calling Mr. Obama a racist. He and other activists and groups contacted advertisers, hundreds of whom eventually asked Fox to keep their ads off Mr. Beck’s show.

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Reply Attack by Limbaugh Awakens a 'Stop Rush' Campaign (#stoprush) (Original post)
Hissyspit Mar 2012 OP
Xipe Totec Mar 2012 #1
meow2u3 Mar 2012 #37
Xipe Totec Mar 2012 #43
nanabugg Mar 2012 #42
AnotherMother4Peace Mar 2012 #2
Kurmudgeon Mar 2012 #3
Tumbulu Mar 2012 #11
Left Coast2020 Mar 2012 #28
chervilant Mar 2012 #30
calimary Mar 2012 #51
Uncle Joe Mar 2012 #4
blue neen Mar 2012 #5
pennylane100 Mar 2012 #38
dflprincess Mar 2012 #6
a simple pattern Mar 2012 #8
msongs Mar 2012 #12
PatrynXX Mar 2012 #13
Ruby the Liberal Mar 2012 #7
BeHereNow Mar 2012 #9
Ruby the Liberal Mar 2012 #10
Tumbulu Mar 2012 #14
Ruby the Liberal Mar 2012 #15
Tumbulu Mar 2012 #16
Ruby the Liberal Mar 2012 #19
bitchkitty Mar 2012 #39
BeHereNow Mar 2012 #18
Ruby the Liberal Mar 2012 #21
BeHereNow Mar 2012 #23
Ruby the Liberal Mar 2012 #24
BeHereNow Mar 2012 #26
titaniumsalute Mar 2012 #53
BeHereNow Mar 2012 #55
golfguru Mar 2012 #17
BeHereNow Mar 2012 #20
golfguru Mar 2012 #48
Hissyspit Mar 2012 #22
BeHereNow Mar 2012 #25
Maven Mar 2012 #45
golfguru Mar 2012 #49
Maven Mar 2012 #50
golfguru Mar 2012 #52
Great Caesars Ghost Mar 2012 #27
SemperEadem Mar 2012 #32
Great Caesars Ghost Mar 2012 #46
SemperEadem Mar 2012 #54
Bohunk68 Mar 2012 #29
FailureToCommunicate Mar 2012 #33
SemperEadem Mar 2012 #31
BumRushDaShow Mar 2012 #36
sulphurdunn Mar 2012 #34
chervilant Mar 2012 #35
classof56 Mar 2012 #41
Johnny2X2X Mar 2012 #40
YBR31 Mar 2012 #44
GreenStormCloud Mar 2012 #47

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:07 PM

1. Hush Limbaugh nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:26 AM

37. Flush Rush n/t

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #37)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 03:50 PM

43. Even better!


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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:10 PM

42. Add O'Reilly to list too. He is as wrong as Rush on this.nt

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:16 PM

2. The Pigboy is in trouble......

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Response to AnotherMother4Peace (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:30 PM

3. I've been hoping Rush would take that one step too far, is this it? We'll see.

 

Keeping my fingers crossed....

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Response to Kurmudgeon (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:57 PM

11. me too (nt)

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Response to Kurmudgeon (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:52 AM

28. Well it seems that every time we've tried to flush this POS in the past......

....we've always seemed to come up short.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Reply #28)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:12 AM

30. Yeah,

he's definitely a floater. Sure explains that vile smell...

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Reply #28)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:28 PM

51. Welllllll...maybe not this time.

Check out this thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002374653

Includes some really shrewd strategies for fighting him on local radio. A MUCH more effective gateway. Concrete suggestions of things that you can do. Two words: paper letters.

Well worth your time and consideration!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:32 PM

4. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Hissyspit.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:36 PM

5. We also need to boycott the Clear Channel radio stations.

Check out the stations in your cities, and let them know you will no longer be listening as long as Rush Limbaugh is employed by Clear Channel.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:56 AM

38. Also, I do not know if it has been mentioned before but I believe that

Clear Channel is owned by Bain Capital, and I also believe that Romney is still getting money from them.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:39 PM

6. Limbaugh has long been a useful idiot for the rightwing

and the only way we'll be rid of him is if his masters have begun to see him as a liability.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:19 PM

8. he is taking the focus off of all those drones going up over the u.s.

 

and any sort of protest being generally outlawed

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Response to a simple pattern (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:02 AM

12. yes it is the Obama adminstration, not the Rush administration nt

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:03 AM

13. he's a liability..

have a feeling many Republicans want him to shut up cause he could single handedly hand the Govt to the extreme left if he keeps at it. so I guess keep at it.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:05 PM

7. Excellent. Here is another don't miss.

A how-to on lobbying advertizers from a retired Radio VP:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002374653

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:52 PM

9. GREAT LINKY! Thanks Ruby!

I do think Rush has hung himself this time.
What's that saying about "Give 'em enough rope?"
Plenty of conservatives have daughter's that age
who use contraceptives- he basically just called
THEIR daughters "sluts" too!

What a blight on humanity he has proven to be.
It is past time for him to go far, far away.

BHN

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Response to BeHereNow (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:56 PM

10. That was helpful, wasn't it?

Now I just have to figure out how to listen to El Limpbo in order to find out who my local peeps are.

I don't know any Rush fans here either to ask. I assume you can listen on the radio and don't need a satellite subscription service?

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:04 AM

14. You don't have to suffer listening- keep that pollution out of your brain!

Here is a link gotten from another thread with all the stations that broadcast his hate (by state)

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/stations/all_stations/

I have read on other threads that paper letters make the biggest impression.....but tonight I'm just doing e-mails.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #14)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:09 AM

15. How do we find out who the local advertizers are for him?

Thanks for the link - that is helpful. Looks like there are quite a few AM stations that I can pick up.

Trust me, I do NOT want to listen to that blather. I tried to help with the Glenn Beck advertizer thing a few years ago and didn't last 20 minutes.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:37 AM

19. Now that is a mental image.



Good idea on the websites. I'll check to see if any of them list Rush's local cashflow.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:36 AM

18. I don't know if you need a satellite prescription or not...

but I would think it would be wise to have
plenty of cotton balls on hand if you do listen-
I know he make MY ears bleed.

Maybe I'll go searching the "internets" to see if
anyone has compiled a list of his sponsors both
locally and nationally...
Bet ya the Kock brother's have a subsidiary company in there somewhere
as an advertising contributor.

BHN

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Response to BeHereNow (Reply #18)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:39 AM

21. Tumbulu had a good idea above

Check the local station websites to see if any of them list sponsors for the show.

Be good to double check though. From that link I posted, it is apparently VERY expensive to buy time during his rant fest. If only generic "supporters" are listed, they may be for cheaper time slots and not Rush-specific financial backers.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:49 AM

23. Well, at least ONE of my local sponsors is listed here:

http://www.topplebush.com/boycott_rush.shtml
"This is our current list of Rush Limbaugh advertisers as of 03/02/12. We have tried to keep our list updated as sponsors come and go but cannot guarantee the complete accuracy of this list. Part of the problem of keeping a list like this is that some of his radio sponsors or web sponsors may not even be aware their ads appeared on his program/website because these ads are sold in blocks to various programs, stations, and websites.

This list now identifies advertisers we know for certain are sponsoring him. We are currently in the process of verifying other businesses that should be added to our list that display ads on his website.

Due to the recent deluge of complaints Sleep Train pulled their advertising with Rush. If you wish to thank them, please use this link to find their contact information."

It's a start!

BHN

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Response to BeHereNow (Reply #23)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:55 AM

24. Unfortunately, the only way to truly know

is to listen to that vile crap and make notes on who is running ads during the breaks.

I'm going to check the local sites, but they are AM stations (typically underfunded) and don't really trust the quality of the information on their websites.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:04 AM

26. I think the best thing to do is call the station managers

and ask for a list of their sponsors for his show
with the express interest of knowing so you can boycott their
products...
Wouldn't hurt to ask for all their operational details
so that you can contact the FCC about them to file a complaint
against them for airing his ass.

I did that when the story broke about the family cat that
was killed after a hate talk show host revealed the
home address of a democratic party member.
Remember that story?
Stochastic terrorism, plain and simple, just like
that asshole Palin and her "target" map.
To this day, I believe she is directly responsible
for inciting the assassination attempt on Gabby Giffords.

BHN

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Response to BeHereNow (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 10:55 PM

53. There isn't a station manager alive that will send you a list of sponsors for a show

unless they are the dumbest station manager ever breathing.

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #53)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 07:02 PM

55. Calling and asking is the point...

Put them on notice that we intend to find out and boycott them.
You're right, no station manager is going to provide a list- but they
will take note that the movement is at their door...
BHN

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:28 AM

17. A better solution is to ignore Limbaugh

More attention given to him only boosts his ratings and power.
He thrives on creating controversy.

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Response to golfguru (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:39 AM

20. I disagree- the more NEGATIVE communication about him, the better.

The ONLY thing the mega-fucker corporations pay attention
to is the possible loss of revenue.

If they get the message that people are going to
start boycotting the products associated with his
pig pen, they WILL pay attention.

BHN

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Response to BeHereNow (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:24 PM

48. How's that worked out so far?

Fatso Limbaugh is bigger than ever in terms of revenues, audience, stations etc.

The mega-fucker corporations look at ONE thing....ratings for the show. If some
drop out, there are always others who need the advertising.

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Response to golfguru (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:45 AM

22. Nope.

You are right about it all being about attention for him, but I ignored him for over ten years, didn't know he was still on the air, and all of a sudden found out that he had massive influence and was basically in charge of the GOP.

Hit him in the money.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #22)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:56 AM

25. Yup- just found this link and posted it in this thread-

Current as of TODAY.
http://www.topplebush.com/boycott_rush.shtml

Also, if you do a search on "Boycott Rush"
you will find it is now breaking news in SEVERAL
major newspapers that the call for his removal from the
airwaves is being shouted from the roof tops.

Good- he really stepped in the shit this time and I
predict he will be eliminated from the airwaves due
to public demand.

What a piece of human waste he is.

I'll bet Issa is in full blown damage control on this.
I hope he goes down too.
He is the one who denied her a hearing before the
Congressional panel on the contraception hearing.

LOVE that Obama called her personally about
the Rush attack on her...
CLASSY, President Obama!

BHN

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Response to golfguru (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:13 PM

45. No, he should not be ignored. He should be counterattacked.

Ignoring people like him just allows the hate to continue.

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Response to Maven (Reply #45)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:09 PM

49. There is a difference between hate and selfishness

Limbaugh does not want to pay for Sandra's birth control pills. It is
not because he hates her, it is because he is selfish.

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Response to golfguru (Reply #49)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:12 PM

50. Calling women sluts for using contraception is hate.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 01:35 AM

27. He'll just go to Sirius-XM like Beck did when stations started to drop his show.

 

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #27)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:34 AM

32. good--let his listeners have to come out of their pocket

to support this. Let THAT market determine the viability of that pig.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #32)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:29 PM

46. Don't put the cart before the horse.

 

Sirius-XM is bigger than you realize. Glenn Beck is #2 in the entire company. Hell, Canada can get Fox News through them.

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #46)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 09:10 AM

54. Sirius XM is not free

and they still have to come out of their pocket to pay for it, not just flip on a switch and it's magically there because of advertisers. The vast majority of people who listen to him do not make anywhere near the money that he makes ($400million), so let's see how long they justify shelling out subscription money when the kid needs medicine, or rent has to be paid or the car needs to be smogged and registered and insured.

It doesn't matter whose ranking is what with them---they'd better have the money if they want to listen to it.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:44 AM

29. IF Rush

were an honorable man like the Samurai, he would commit Hara Kiri, but did I say honorable in the same sentence?

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Response to Bohunk68 (Reply #29)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:35 AM

33. Rush would need an awfully looong sword for that to work!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:32 AM

31. they're hoping this dies down over the weekend...

and be forgotten by monday morning. A vicious, vulgar attack on half the population isn't something that's going to die down in 72 hours.

I'm minded to keep beating this drum all weekend long as are a lot of progressive women.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=65174

And just as I predicted about the deafening silence from conservabot/thug female pols and pundits, michelle malkin scooped up her shit and threw it at Ms. Fluke exactly like a chimpanzee in a zoo would. Are we all to believe that she is still a virgin with no knowledge at. all. of men at her age? Is she on BC? What does that make her, then? limpfuck's words apply to her, too.

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Response to SemperEadem (Reply #31)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:13 AM

36. It won't die down easily

because the issue of the Rethug War on Women continues and he is now knee deep in it - AND front and center. As long as Congress continues to hold kangaroo court hearings and vote on draconian misogynistic laws, and as long as zombie rethug state legislatures keep introducing and/or passing nonsensical "personhood" or transvaginal ultrasound laws, he and Frothy will be the face of the oppressors.

In an ironic way, if the rethugs continue down this neandrathal line of attack, they put him at risk because he chose to use our tax-payer funded airwaves to promote their vitriol. And if they cease their attacks on women and women's health, they lose one of their only remaining base-firing talking points outside of going full bore KKK. So for rethugs, it's now lose-lose and the #s of "self-identified" republicans continues to drop dramatically leaving the party with nothing but the insane.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:46 AM

34. Are these people nuts?

Limbaugh is the poster pig for the uber reich. This time he has succeeded beyond his wildest sexual fantasies in garnering publicity for his fading career as a hate monger. He has now become an asset to the progressive movement. Millions of women will probably vote for democrats who might have voted for republicans or not voted otherwise. The more he babbles and slobbers on about "sluts" and "prostitutes" using contraception, the more a generation of young women are coming to understand what their mothers and grandmothers have been taking about when they get agitated about women's rights. Silencing him would only make him a 1st Amendment martyr to the fascist cause and actually revive his career, which is exactly what he wants.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:51 AM

35. Why not deluge Rush with mail?

Rush lives at 1495 N OCEAN BLVD in Palm Beach, Florida. He lists as his mailing address PO Box 2795, Palm Beach, FL 33480-2795.

Rush has 31,761 square feet of living space. I am thankful I don't have to clean that monstrosity, AND that I don't have to have any face time with this abomination.

BTW, when some smitten dittohead created the "RUSH IS RIGHT!" bumper stickers, my fave rebuttal sticker (with the same font and colors) said, "RUSH IS RIGHT FAT!" (I am right fat, too, so please don't deluge me with accusations of fat bias...)

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Response to chervilant (Reply #35)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:38 PM

41. Thanks for the addresses.

I'm guessing his snail mail is "reviewed and censored" before it ever reaches him, but hey, it will generate USPS revenue!

Years ago I saw this bumper sticker: "I Think Therefore I Do Not Listen to Rush Limbaugh". I liked that! Still have Al Franken's book Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot. Some things never change...

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 12:10 PM

40. Hush

I'd like everyone to stop for a second and think about the real victims here....That's right, that's why I am calling for the entire country to observe a moment of silence for Sarah Palin at noon tomorrow. Somehow, she is the victim in all of this, I just know it. Rush is trying to play the victim and that victimizes poor Sarah Palin who has victim hood perfected and locked down for this decade.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 05:22 PM

44. Proflowers needs a lot more pressure

I responded to a promotional email from Pro Flowers saying I wouldn't do business with them because they support Rush. Their lame response is below.

Dear Valued Customer,             

Thank you for your feedback. We spend our advertising dollars across a wide spectrum of media channels.  The views and opinions of the media outlets and personalities we advertise with are not necessarily those of our company.

We simply wish to delight our customers with fresh and unique gifting products, and that will continue to happen to the best of our abilities.
Best Regards,

SUPPORT Ken G
Customer Care
ProFlowers

-----Original Message-----
From:
Sent: Mar 3, 2012 9:54:31 AM
Subject: Re: Looking for the Perfect Gift? Open for an Extra 10% off Any Gift

I will not do business with any company that advertises on Rush Limbaugh and am encouraging    
my friends not to as well.

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 3, 2012, at 10:29 AM, "ProFlowers" <Proflowers@email.proflowers.com> wrote:

Looking for the Perfect Gift? Take an Extra 10% off. View the full email

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:00 PM

47. As long as people listen the boycotts won't work.

The advertisers aren't stupid. They are well aware that Rush is extremely partisan. They know that the right loves him and the left hates him. They know that when they advertise on Rush that the politically active left will be offended. That is a price that they accept to reach the market that they want.

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