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Please to be clearing up confusion now thank you. [Mar. 6th, 2012|09:20 am]
Marissa Lingen

I am confused, so I turn to you, o livejournal, to help me.

Why are advertisers pulling their ads from Rush Limbaugh's show?

Specifically, why were any advertisers who cared even a little bit if he had any shreds of humanity left still advertising on Rush Limbaugh's show in the first place?

Of course it was horrible of him to call that poor woman a slut for daring to have a friend with such poor judgment as to get ovarian cysts and possibly even to choose to use birth control herself. He is a terrible human being who uses his radio show for terrible things. But here is where I get confused: what year is this? I know it's disorienting, what with Newt Gingrich running for president and all, but seriously, what year is this? In what universe might someone look up and say, "Wait! Rush Limbaugh! Not a contributor to civil discourse after all? Not someone we wish to associate our product with? Well, I never! Why didn't someone tell me? I thought he read the weather."

("Slutty feminazi showers that hate white people are brewing over the Northeast this weekend, probably to ruin capitalism....")

Sleep Number? Sears? Where have you been for the entirety of my adult life and incidentally much of my childhood? Rush Limbaugh has been this bad for quite some time now. Yes. This bad. Really exactly this bad. Why is now the time to notice? I guess better late than never, but...this late? Really? And you want a cookie? It's going to be one of the floor cookies the dog turned her nose up at, guys, because the rest of us? The ones with at least one neuron firing? Were well aware.

[User Picture]From: mamculuna
2012-03-06 05:02 pm (UTC)
One thing I heard on NPR is that,once it all got public, the advertisers realized that they could get a LOT of free publicity by dropping him, giving them much more exposure than they got by advertising on his limited-audience show. Now everybody knows about Carbonite, right? And when it all dies down, they can go back to advertising with him if they think that's where they'll reach buyers. Sorry to be totally cynical, but just the mention of his name does that to me.
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[User Picture]From: mamculuna
2012-03-06 05:54 pm (UTC)
That is true--although it will be interesting to see if some of them do go back once there's a new scandal with someone else in the spotlight. Rush's audience would no doubt applaud a return, since what he says is presumably what they like to hear.
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[User Picture]From: timprov
2012-03-06 08:18 pm (UTC)
Didn't everyone already know about Carbonite from their wildly successful 1980-83 ad campaign featuring Harrison Ford?
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