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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-12 01:49 PM
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"we have made the decision to suspend advertising"
I smell bullshit.


Suspend and END are two different words. Most of the advertisers who pulled out (no pun intended) of Limpballs show have suspended NOT ended advertising.


Double-talk and bullshit always win the day.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-12 02:46 AM
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1. When they resume, bombard them with demonstrations calling for boycotts, phone calls, emails, texts,
Edited on Tue Mar-06-12 03:22 AM by No Elephants
etc.

Rush gets high ratings.

Sponsors like backing broadcasts with high ratings because sponsors hope advertising where high ratings exist will bring them high sales.

If sponsors feel sales are threatened, they will alter their behavior. Calls for boycotts make them shrink back.

I think sponsors are a lot easier to influence than are elected officials.

Among other things, sponsors don't believe we have nowhere else to go.



Or, we can remain passive and, at most, post about it, as is much more typical these days.

It's really our choice.



Meanwhile, Lifelock (anti-identity theft company) has explained why it is sticking with Rush.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/rush-limbaugh-...

We can start with them. http://www.lifelock.com/contact /

And, anyone who lives near Tempe, Arizona can organize a demonstration outside their corporate headquarters, but make sure you check Arizona law first.

I have a feeling Arizona will look for any excuse to lock up demonstrators.

Then again, so did Oakland.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-12 03:28 AM
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2. We can also commend sponsors who have withdrawn.
Edited on Tue Mar-06-12 03:32 AM by No Elephants
Among them are AOL, ProFlowers, Quicken Loans, Sleep Train (matress outlet), Sleep Number (mattress outlet), Citrix Systems, Carbonite and LegalZoom.


Tax Resolution Services also pulled its ads, but keeps Rush's endorsement on its website.

Source for the above info: http://www.news24.com/World/News/More-sponsors-quit-Lim...



Two radio stations have announced they will drop Limbaugh's program.


Armed Forces Radio still carries him, though.


More info on Rush's sponsors. http://www.topplebush.com/boycott_rush.shtml
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