Report: Company who dropped ads from Limbaugh’s show asks to be reinstated

posted at 10:09 pm on March 8, 2012 by Allahpundit

Request denied.

A Limbaugh spokesman said that California mattress company Sleep Train asked to restart a “voiced endorsement” from Limbaugh that it had publicly cut off last week. The company said at the time that it “does not condone such negative comments toward any person.”…

Sleep Train’s departure from the program had been billed by some observers as particularly significant because the mattress retailer had been with Limbaugh show for 25 years. Yet the tone of Sleep Train’s withdrawal statement last Friday hinted it might not be pulling out for the long run…

Limbaugh spokesman Brian Glicklich on Thursday forwarded a copy of an email that he said had been sent to Sleep Train Chief Executive Dale Carlsen. In it, Glicklich wrote that Limbaugh had personally received the company’s requests to resume advertising on his show.

“Unfortunately,” Glicklich wrote, “your public comments were not well received by our audience, and did not accurately portray either Rush Limbaugh’s character or the intent of his remarks. Thus, we regret to inform you that Rush will be unable to endorse Sleep Train in the future.”

Via the Daily Rushbo, he talked about this a bit on yesterday’s show, claiming that two sponsors had already asked to return and that “one of them is practically begging to come back.” I don’t know why Sleep Train would pull ads if the prospect of losing Rush forever made them nervous enough to cave this quickly. They’ve alienated the right by abandoning him and irritated the left by going squishy over it. Have we learned nothing from l’affaire Komen, my friends? Rule one of inserting yourself into a hot-button public debate: Once you pick a side, stick to it. Sheesh.


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I’m done…more truth coming tomorrow… going to pray and watch TV now

apocalypse on March 8, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Thanks. The world needs it.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Yessir, the world does need it, but I’m not sure whether you’re sincere or being sarcastic

apocalypse on March 9, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Rush Limbo is a traitor, and should be boycotted by the American people

apocalypse on March 8, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Help yourself. It’s a free country.

Tenwheeler on March 8, 2012 at 10:59 PM

RESPECT

apocalypse on March 9, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Rush Limbo is a traitor, and should be boycotted by the American people

apocalypse on March 8, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Are you serious?

bluefox on March 8, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Yup

apocalypse on March 9, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Yup

apocalypse on March 9, 2012 at 9:41 PM

If only Bill Cooper was with us today to witness your brilliance.

tom daschle concerned on March 9, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I’m glad to hear he turned them down. Companies have to take responsibility for their actions, as much as individuals.

disa on March 9, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Companies are individuals.

Don L on March 10, 2012 at 8:09 AM

RESPECT

apocalypse on March 9, 2012 at 9:38 PM

You mean like a Bill Maher kind of RESPECT????
Go it.

pastselldate on March 10, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Yup

apocalypse on March 9, 2012 at 9:41 PM

If only Bill Cooper was with us today to witness your brilliance.

tom daschle concerned on March 9, 2012 at 9:51 PM

We have a corrupt political system that favors insiders and you’re the definition of RINO Zombie who deserves to be controlled your government

apocalypse on March 10, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Rush Limbo is a traitor, and should be boycotted by the American people

apocalypse on March 8, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Help yourself. It’s a free country.

Tenwheeler on March 8, 2012 at 10:59 PM

You mean like a Bill Maher kind of RESPECT???? Go it.

pastselldate on March 10, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Bill Maher is an intolerant, hate-filled, Christ-ophobic who doesn’t have his facts straight and you’re the type of person who deserves to be controlled by your government… you BOTH need to get your mind right

apocalypse on March 10, 2012 at 3:22 PM

you’re the type of person who deserves to be controlled by your government.
apocalypse on March 10, 2012 at 3:22 PM

I know I’m extraordinarily late to the party, but the above quote is absolute proof apocalypse has major issues with the Constitution and a Free People.

John Hitchcock on March 12, 2012 at 1:55 PM

you’re the type of person who deserves to be controlled by your government.
apocalypse on March 10, 2012 at 3:22 PM

I know I’m extraordinarily late to the party, but the above quote is absolute proof apocalypse has major issues with the Constitution and a Free People.

John Hitchcock on March 12, 2012 at 1:55 PM

I’m saying the United States will lose its freedom if weak minded American zombies stand by and do nothing, hence, they deserve to be controlled by their government. You are late to the party you clown

apocalypse on March 12, 2012 at 3:51 PM

And, apocalypse, you double down on your stupidity and statism. It’s not anything I didn’t expect out of you, statist fool.

John Hitchcock on March 12, 2012 at 4:52 PM

And, apocalypse, you double down on your stupidity and statism. It’s not anything I didn’t expect out of you, statist fool.

John Hitchcock on March 12, 2012 at 4:52 PM

You created an allegation in your head that only you understand… John Hitchcock is a certified BOZO

apocalypse on March 12, 2012 at 7:28 PM

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