You gotta love it when a plan comes together. Sleep Train is one of the Rush sponsors who withdrew their sponsorship after he called Sandra Fluke a slut on his radio show. The Left MSM has been crowing in the media about how many sponsors are withdrawing from his show. Rush has gone on record to say that he only has a few direct sponsors and the other sponsors are local radio station sponsors, many of whom have decided not to air their adverts during his radio spot. He has said publicly that this won’t hurt him financially as the local radio companies keep that advertising revenue. Rush also noted that one of his main sponsors was begging to come back and that he was considering whether this would be a good thing. He’s decided that it wasn’t. See, Sleep Train has lost and will lose a lot of business for their stupidity and PC over-reaction. Instead of standing by Rush – he did apologise after all – and continuing to make lots of moolla, they decided to be hero to the Left and drop their spot. Oh, oh. Seems that they cut their nose to spite their face. Well done Rush. I would have done the same, and more. Media Matters – the Soros funded anti-Conservative blog – has been manically updating the list of ‘sponsors’ who have dropped Rush. Wonder if they’ll be reporting on this? One of their own, begging to be let back on a Conservative show, like the big baby they are. Boo hoo….not. They’ve been Fluke’d by Rush.
Rush Limbaugh has rejected an advertiser’s apparent attempt to reunite with his show after the company initially dropped its ads from the program following his remarks about contraception advocate Sandra Fluke.
The company, Sleep Train, calls itself “the No. 1 Bedding Specialist on the West Coast, and most recognized mattress retailer in the region.”
In an email to Sleep Train President Dale Carlsen (obtained by The Blaze), a representative of the show says that Limbaugh personally considered the company’s request, but denied it considering its public comments following the controversy.
“Thank you for your requests last week and this week to restart your voiced endorsement in local markets of The Rush Limbaugh Show,” the email begins. “Rush received your requests personally.”
“Unfortunately, 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.
“Rush appreciates your long friendship and your past support, and we wish you good luck in the future.”
Last Friday, Sleep Train was vocal in its rejection of Limbaugh.
“As a diverse company, Sleep Train does not condone such negative comments directed toward any person,” the company said in a statement. “We have currently pulled our ads with Rush Limbaugh.”
According to the Washington Post, which tells the story of how the advertiser and Limbaugh started their relationship, Sleep Train had been an advertiser with Limbaugh for over 25 years. Last week, the Post noted how the company had only suspended its ads, not fully dropped the conservative commentator as a retail spokesperson. And while that may have left the door open for a reunion, that has now been rejected by Limbaugh.
“It’s a business decision, and it’s theirs alone to make,” Limbaugh said Monday morning regarding companies who had pulled ads. “They‘ve decided that they don’t want you anymore or your business.”
On Wednesday, he also noted the media was misleading the public about the number of advertisers who had dropped the show.
“We’ll replace them,” he assured his audience.