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Carbonite drops Rush

Carbonite drops Rush

Carbonite, a company I never heard of except through its advertising on Rush Limbaugh’s show, has dropped Rush nothwithstanding Rush’s apology.

Here is the statement released earlier tonight:

A Statement from David Friend, CEO of Carbonite as of 6:45pm ET, March 3:

“No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady.  Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency.  Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show.  We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.”

Carbonite still is listed as a sponsor of the Ed Schultz Show, demonstrating an amazing hyprocrisy on the part of Carbonite.  Indeed, at the same link as the update above, Carbonite’s President defending continuing to advertise on controversial talk shows such as Schultz’s:

We use more than 40 talk show hosts to help get the Carbonite message out to the public.  The nature of talk radio is that from time to time listeners are offended by a host and ask that we pull our advertising. This goes for conservatives like Limbaugh and progressives like Stephanie Miller and Ed Shultz. We even get customers who demand that we pull the plug on NPR.

As an advertiser, we do not have control over a show’s editorial content or what they say on air. Carbonite does not endorse the opinions of the shows or their hosts. However, the outcry over Limbaugh is the worst we’ve ever seen. I have scheduled a face-to-face meeting next week with Limbaugh during which I will impress upon him that his comments were offensive to many of our customers and employees alike.

This is the Ed Schultz with whom Carbonite still advertises (Schultz later apologized to Ingraham):

Here is Carbonite’s public contact page.  Its public media contact e-mail is [email protected].  It also has a Facebook page and Twitter account.  Be polite.

Carbonite made a political statement and needlessly injected itself into the controversy in a very political way.  It needs to find out that it works both ways.

Update:  There are five other companies which have dropped Rush, according to Think Progress, which is giddy:  Quicken Loans, SleepNumber, the Sleep Train, Legal Zoom, and Citrix Systems.  Ms. Magazine is mounting a drive against Clear Channel to force Rush off the air.

Here is Carbonite’s stock chart.  How low will it go now? Shareholders must be happy at the job their CEO is doing:


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Shucks. I just decided not to recommend Carbonite to any more clients. I can’t abide by crass hypocrisy.

What is the word that would best describe an evidently promiscuous 30-something female who is still in college and trying to force her agenda on a religious institution?

    Tamminator in reply to WarEagle82. | March 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I just cancelled my Carbonite account.
    Fuck you.
    That’s how it works, bub.

    How many Ed watchers have the service? Two?

      LukeHandCool in reply to Tamminator. | March 4, 2012 at 3:59 am

      Carbonite only has about 200 employees … it’s not like you are contacting a mega-behemoth of a corporation like GE …

      What I’m saying is, you will be heard!!

      Give it to them! But like the Professor says, be polite!

      Very strong, very forceful, very insistent, but polite.

        LukeHandCool in reply to LukeHandCool. | March 4, 2012 at 4:07 am


        “Here is Carbonite’s stock chart. How low will it go now? Shareholders must be happy at the job their CEO is doing:”

        Actually, it’s worse than you have it pictured there, Professor.

        Carbonite’s 52-week high is $21.10. Its 52-week low is $9.10. It closed Friday at $9.46.

        So, it’s just about at its 52-week low when the markets have been doing … I dunno … pretty well?

      I’m very disappointed Carbonite decided to do this but I’m not canceling with them. I like their service and have needed it several times over the years.

      I think Rush would agree with me, too.

        MQ in reply to Kitty. | March 4, 2012 at 8:14 am

        No, I don’t think Rush would agree with you. At least,have some courage and take responsibility for your own actions and don’t lay it on the shoulders of Rush Limbaugh.

          Let me see if I understand you.

          My point was that I don’t think Rush would want people to drop Carbonite for reasons that had nothing to do with their service but simply because of something he said.

          And you’re saying that Rush would want people to drop Carbonite simply because of something he said.

          Btw, I’ve been a devoted dittohead since April of ’92. Just so’s y’know.


David Friend has a problem if he is considering Ms. Fluke a role model for his daughters.

Sickness and cowardice. Free speech has never been more endangered.

I’m not getting through on their “contact us” link on their website. I am guessing they took that link down.

I’m pretty sure they will lose more business by dropping Rush than staying with him.

    Anchovy in reply to Jenny. | March 3, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Maybe they are figuring the Occupy Wall Street folks will pick up the slack and make up for any sales lost.

hmmmmmmm thinking of dropping Carbonite now!

SmokeVanThorn | March 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm

When I first heard about this, I assumed that Friend was just gutless. It turns out he is a hypocritical fool.

Don’t forget Bill Maher Sarah Palin c*nt comment.

What is the word that would best describe an evidently promiscuous 30-something female who is still in college and trying to force her agenda on a religious institution?

Took the words out of my mouth.

Professor Why | March 3, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Yeah, I saw the list of advertisers dropping Rush earlier, and have had some fun tweeting ’em about how much money they’ve saved Conservatives now that they’ll never buy their products again… 😉

Seriously, do these companies even think that they’ll be able to make up their losses from Conservatives with the pittance the leftists will possibly bring? Oy…

    Unfortunately, some of the wealthiest and, likely, most people in this world have a liberal persuasion. The dreams of physical, material, and ego instant gratification, principally through redistributive and retributive change, but also through fraudulent and opportunistic exploitation, are prevalent. The people capable of self-moderating behavior are in the minority. A larger majority are considered moderate. The remainder are kept in check by competing interests of equal capability.

    VetHusbandFather in reply to Professor Why. | March 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    My thoughts exactly. How many hippies, college students, and union laborers buy Carbonite’s services… I could be wrong, but I would think their clientele would lean heavily towards the small business sector. And small business owners are probably more likely to listen to and agree with Rush, than tune into Schultz.

There are no objective standards.

That said, the market always rules. It is the purest form of democracy. This may still be true even in a nation where nearly 1/2 of the GDP is the outcome of governmental transfers of wealth.

They have the advantage, but only if humans are indeed simian derivatives.

Henry Hawkins | March 3, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Rush has a waiting list for advertisers. Losing Carbonite won’t hurt him one bit.

    Not sure about that. Supply… Demand… Price…

    Even if it doesn’t hurt Limbaugh, it hurts conservatives collectively. It could have a chilling effect on conservative debate and conservative satire.

    Left wing extremist will continue to use this tactic until we push back hard enough to make it stop.

    Circle the wagons.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to RightKlik. | March 4, 2012 at 10:43 am

      Any chilling effect is caused not by liberal utterances, but conservative cowardice in response to them.

Joan Of Argghh | March 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Rush had every right to call it like he sees it. I still defend him 100%. He should NOT have caved or given one inch.

It’s not a crime to be crass, else 90% of the blogosphere would have to be dropped. I know, we’re supposed to “above all that.” Eh? Forgive us little people, the “salt of the earth,” if our words have a bit of flavor.

Here’s a list I found on Twitter, the companies that dropped Rush: @Carbonite @ProFlowers @LegalZoom @Citrix @QuickenLoans @SleepNumberdeals @theSleepTrain @gotomeeting

Buh-bye to all of them!

    Professor Why in reply to Joan Of Argghh. | March 3, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I think ProFlowers is still advertising with Rush’s show… Their twitter feed’s filled with tweets about how they don’t endorse Rush’s statement, but I didn’t see anything about them dropping their sponsorship…

    I could be wrong, of course… It’s been known to happen from time to time… 😉

      Professor Why in reply to Professor Why. | March 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      Looks like I was wrong after all… Saw ProFlowers’ statement on their Facebook page saying they’re pulling their ads. So, of course, I tweeted ’em to thank ’em for helping ALL Conservatives save their money by not buying their garbage any more! (Of course, I used nicer words, but the same meaning shone through… LOL)

    I agree. Something sad and tired about his statement. Very disappointing.

Why doesn’t Ms. Fluke enroll in the Saudi Islamic Academy in Fairfax, Virginia and start pressuring them to STOP GENITAL MUTILATION, STONING, AND TREATING WOMEN LIKE CHATTEL.

Then she can start her free contraceptives campaign for Muslim women…

    raven in reply to WarEagle82. | March 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Excellent. Why didn’t Rush say this? Hard to keep track of the missed opportunities here.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to WarEagle82. | March 4, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Blame Rome for that. The first time the pope issues a papal bull sanctioning a stoning or head lopping, riots, rock throwing, car burning, acid tossing, and other punitive delights the cowards in the West will fall in line.

    Eh! What’s wrong with me?!?! No need for all of that!bring on a modified Inquisition, and let’s start with Maher on the rack or the Iron Maiden.

My Carbonite subscription does not expire until Oct. I just wrote, asking for a refund “”Because you have dumped Rush Limbaugh, I am dumping you. My subscription expires in October. I want a refund. Serial Number: XXXXXXXX”

The Pink Flamingo

SmokeVanThorn | March 3, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Now I get it – Friend is trolling for a government bailout for Carbonite and thought dropping Rush was the best way to curry favor with Obama.

Limbaugh should be a teacher and not a director.

He really did not need to call her a “Slut”-Walk. It would have been more effective to present the issues on their merit, and allow society to pass judgment on her lack of character.

This approach worked for rejecting Obama’s “new” economic model, redistributive change (i.e. progressive involuntary exploitation), and it will work for other well-intentioned deviations proposed by left-wing ideologues and sympathetic interests.

at Amazon, Fluke could get 100 name brand condoms (4-star rated) for about forty bucks. Even if she’s having sex 200 times per month, that’s still only $80 a month. If she’s going broke due to $80 bucks a month, maybe she shoould get a student loan or a part time job. Well, or maybe a different part time job. 🙂

So, Is Glenn Beck still shilling for Carbonite? Just wondering.

Check out
   [sluht] Show IPA
1. a dirty, slovenly woman.
2. an immoral or dissolute woman; prostitute.

My humble, prudish opinion is that women who are “sleeping” around are sluts. Women “shacking up” without the benefit of marriage are just foolish. Society seems to have shifted it’s values, and we accept couples living out of wedlock. We as a society have gotten to the point where serial monogamy is not really bad enough to earn the title of “slut”.

Now that David Friend has dragged his daughters into this, if they have had more than one sex partner, and are not married, then perhaps they are dissolute.
Which is:
dis·so·lute   [dis-uh-loot] adjective

indifferent to moral restraints; given to immoral or improper conduct; licentious; dissipated.

But now we need “dissipated”:
dis·si·pat·ed   [dis-uh-pey-tid] adjective

indulging in or characterized by excessive devotion to pleasure; intemperate; dissolute.

Yeah, the problem is that most people don’t know what a slut is, or understand the concept of morals.

Rush needed to apologize because he had become the focal point, not the 30-year-old who applied to a Catholic institution because she wanted to change that institutions health care covering contraceptives. Good grief.

On Laura Ingraham’s Twitter feed, she said that Schultz never apologized to her. I’m requesting a refund from Carbonite – it’s the only advertiser who dropped from the show that I use. This whole thing is absurd and Rush should never have apologized imho.

Maybe Sleep Number should consider sponsoring Ms. Fluke in her quest for the world record.

Captain Hate | March 3, 2012 at 11:55 pm

I’m having a hard time imagining any benefits for advertising on Ed Schultz’s show.

BannedbytheGuardian | March 4, 2012 at 12:04 am

I have been reading this & related stuff for a week.

I really don’t know what is happening. It seems like a parallel universe . I am stunned to the extent that my few posts today have been pretty bad. I tried to contribute but can’t cope with complete illogic.


    I hear you. This happens to me. The world has become so regularly disturbing lately I’m often at a loss for words.

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to raven. | March 4, 2012 at 1:46 am

      Raven – I reluctantly took a visit to a local bossieboots caffe lattee rag just to see what is happening here .

      FGS There it was up as the main story. In colour.

      Man -how much can you believe the American right /conservatives are looking dumber than sh*t.

      You are the laughing stock of the world.

      I am truly sorry for you. You have been played by the American left who are themselves on the dumb side of leftists globally.

      Very sad-how did you let this get away?

With everyone here now having some extra money by not purchasing anything from this list of former sponsers, might I suggest that all of you who are not already members of Rush 24/7 join in support of him?
I’ve been a member for several years and it’s great fun to not just hear but watch him 🙂

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Joy. | March 4, 2012 at 6:26 am

    I just sent him a 24/7 email yelling at him for apologizing. $3K worth of contraceptives in three years? Somebody ought to see if this Fluke woman is a madam.

Yes, I’m not pleased that Rush apologized. He should have torn out the page from the dictionary that defines the term, as Milwaukee has done here, and sent it to Mr. Friend. But at least we now know on what side of the sheets Carbonite sleeps. We thank them for that. Really, how stupid can they be to make an issue of it with Rush; his listeners like him a whole heck of a lot more than they like Carbonite. And these are listeners who feel deeply the increasingly hostile environment for conservative opinion.

Carbonite should get ready to downsize.

One thing to remember is that Carbonite’s CEO didn’t just make his decision out of the clear blue sky. Rush has been accused of being offensive, racist, sexist, hypocritical, and so on for decades. Carbonite chose Rush to boost their market share and bring in the business, not the other way around.

Given what happened to Beck’s and Fox’s sponsors, it’s very likely Friend faced investigations from the IRS, SEC, FCC, and other alphabet cops.

It’s how Progressives roll.

As it stands, Carbonite won’t be seeing a penny of my money. Nor will the companies that deserted Beck and are running from Rush.

sigh At least this stuff takes the public’s minds off the fragile economy and the horrific fiscal situation.

Hey, wait a minute…

jefffromohio | March 4, 2012 at 1:22 am

In process of cancelling my Carbonite subscription now.

It’s Saturday night and I just sent email to CEO/Friend and within 15 minutes got a return email that it was read by a Danielle Sheer ([email protected]).

I wonder why she isn’t returning my emails? Perhaps some of you can email her as well? 😉

Go to the Carbonite InfoCenter and asked them how to process a refund. I’m subscribed until next year, but if they will refund me, I’ll take it. State the reason. At least they will have an idea of the blowback. Be Breitbart!

I tried Carbonite about a year ago and hated it. When I got new computer the change was difficult to impossible and their customer service was awful. I dumped it and have never missed it.

I don’t understand why Rush apologized. Surely, he knows that no one ever forgives you for apologizing.

Carbonite. Is that like carbon paper?

Who gives a rats ass?

I use Carbonite. Not any more.

I have officially adopted Andrew Breitbart’s answer to these jackals that want to hijack my freedoms.

Mike Thomason@mbt1955isBACK
Advertisers that boycotted Rush , Rush will find new Advertisers ! ! ! Will you find 20, 000, 000 new potential customers ? ? ?
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And – this is the part that sucks

Tweet link

Ms. Fluke is the joke.

What is “courageous” about Fluke?

I have to repeat myself: Fluke and her dingbat non-testimony should have been ignored in the first place, and none of this would have been necessary.

I read the Rush apology. What a shame.

I guess he’s not going to pick up Brietbart’s sword.

LukeHandCool | March 4, 2012 at 4:11 am

I hope Mark Levin, Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved and others will call attention to Carbonite’s double standard and play the Schultz clip again and again and again.

I work on a lot of computers owned by less computer literate neighbors and friends. Looks like I need to begin teaching them how to back up their own hard drives.

Thanks to raven for the email address.

I, for one, am pissed off at Rush for acting like Obama and apologizing to that trollop. And what is carbonite anyway?

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Edmund Burke

Put your Breitbart on and fight the mob!

I thought name calling was the platform for liberals? I guess not if you want to defend someone you personally like. It’s a nasty word to use for any reason.

I bought a new desktop last week and was thinking that the work I’m doing needs to be backed up in case of something happening. I was thinking of Carbonite–I’ve heard their ads for years on Rush’s show. This morning before I got out of bed I was thinking that today was the day I signed up.
I just sent Carbonite a message explaining why I wasn’t going to do so, and asked them to consider me the one that got away.
If they can stay with Shultz, then they can let the libs keep them afloat.
Actions have consequences, Mr. Friend, and yours cost you a new subscriber.

DINORightMarie | March 4, 2012 at 8:14 am

The more this goes on, the more this Fluke useful idiot reminds me of Anita Hill.

So glad that I don’t use Carbonite. Won’t be using Pro-Flowers any more, myself, if they drop Rush.

This distraction is an absolute leftist set up. When Rush *logically* explains that by asking *anyone* to pay for her to have sex (whether for her birth control to be paid or whatever), then we have words in the English language for that. (thanks @Milwaukee for the vocab refresher)

Not only was what Rush said NOT offensive, it is factually and logically sound. She made her personal life public; she wants people to give her FOR FREE something which is NOT for health reasons!!

(One major leftist fallacy exposed through this is the euphemism the left created: “women’s reproductive health” – it is not “reproductive health” to prevent pregnancy; pregnancy is NOT an illness!)

English is a wonderful language. There is a proper, correct term for everything. If the shoe (label) fits….

We are screwed…..If they succeed in getting Rush to apologize (thanks to the suspicious package mailed to him) what do you think they will pull next? I’ll be surprised if the election is held this fall and more surprised if it is held and Obama isn’t reelected. Thuggery…it is the Chicago way. We’ve been defeated, hide your guns.

Since Carbonite has already decided to drop Rush, why should Rush bother meeting with them? The cutomers they’re so worried about offending even though they don’t worry about the customers they offend due to Schultz’s program – aren’t any of Rush’s concern anymore.

Rush is probably a busy man – why waste tme listening to a former snall time advertiser hypocritically whine?

Mozy, friends. M-O-Z-Y. Mozy on over for all you back-up needs.

I am just furious with Rush for playing right into the “lefties” hands. I never thought I would hear him do such a thing.

I don’t use Carbonite. if I did, it would be history.

Ms. Fluke is a femin-Nazi activist, who enrolled in this school and made it her mission to take on the healthcare issue of birth control.

I believe all of this smells to high heaven and was a set-up from the start. I seriously doubt that Ms. Fluke was embarrassed by being called a “slut.” She’s had to deal with things like that from the beginning.

These people are going after the Constitution and tearing it down little by little. If we don’t fight back, we only have ourselves to blame.

Breitbart is looking down on us and saying, “C’monm it’s WAR!

If you have ever met a woman willing to reveal that she is one who wants to conceive, and can not, then you have met someone dealing with grief and despair. A woman who yearns to have children, and can’t, will go to a great deal of trouble to have a child in their womb. Preventing a pregnancy is nothing compared to being barren. Infertility is a medical condition and a heavy weight on the heart of those who suffer, the woman and her spouse. Truly the left has turned this all around and backwards. They want to call preventing what is normal, conception, normal.

Blessed Mother Teresa spoke of our having a culture of death, and oral contraceptives being a pill of death. Right she was.

What exactly is courageous about going in front of congress and begging? Shameless definitely, courageous no.

I for one, am not going to schedule a face-to-face meeting with the president of Carbonite – I am however, going to send him an email as to why I am cancelling my account.

With portable hard drives now dirt cheap, and dirt cheap cloud storage available through Amazon among others, why would anyone bother with Carbonite? They aren’t long for this world, with or without Rush.

I just cancelled my Carbonite account that was due to renew at the end of March. Sent an email to Carbonite to inform them why I am taking my business elsewhere. Boy that felt good!

Thank you for the heads-up on MOZY – looking into that service now & will inform my right thinking friends. If MOZY is a smart company, they will secure advertising on Rush’s show on Monday, as I assume there will be quite a few listeners looking for a place to move their business to. I see they have endorsements from Hannity & Mike Gallagher.

A dissenting opinion…

Yesterday I referred to Rush’s apology as “right and necessary”. I stand by it.

I was listening live to the show when the comments were made. When he started into the “Flake” affair on Capital hill, I was ecstatic that it was not going to go unchallenged. When he was closing the segment and said “What does that make her? A slut? A prostitute?” I got the joke, I gave a fist pump.

Had he left it at that, I think everything would have been fine. But, after 3 days of commentary, giving rise to the “What are we going to get out of it?” had me saying enough is enough.

Outside the “slut walkers”, I don’t think it’s “right” to (indirectly or directly) call anyone a slut to a national audience.

It’s just wrong…in my personal code of ethics.

Further, pointing to bad behavior (Ed Shultz) to justify bad behavior is the go to excuse liberals use when losing the argument.

As far as “necessary”. Rush always says “I don’t want to make this about me”…meaning the issue at hand.

I feel the issue has become about Rush, and an apology may be necessary to refocus the issues.

I don’t know. But I do know that Rush has his reasons for the apology. I’m sure he’ll explain why. I suspect when he does, many will agree with them.

We’ll see.

ThatsNotAll | March 4, 2012 at 9:56 am

I agree with Browndog. It was humorous and accurate to equivocate the behavior Ms. Fluke was championing with that of a loose woman. But anytime one takes this angle it is imperative to qualify the label, in order to avoid making the attribution personal. Rush failed to do this and thus allowed him to become the story and not the repugnant nature of Fluke’s testimony.

That said I agree with the sentiment that the CEO of Carbonite is a two-faced opportunist. Here is the e-mail I sent to the company:

“Mr. Friend is welcome to choose what personalities advertise Carbonite products. He is hypocritical to drop Rush Limbaugh but keep Ed Shultz. Both have used the same pejorative. Limbaugh to discredit the testimony of Ms. Fluke. Shultz to impugn conservative pundit Laura Ingram. Mr. Friend’s selective judgment concerns me. What other compromises is he willing to make on behalf of Carbonite? I have never owned a Carbonite product and never will. Who would willingly buy a product from a business lead by such a two-faced individual?”

On to the Carbonite issue…

Any CEO/business owner that fires anyone, be it an employee or advertiser, over political correctness will inevitably fail in free market capitalism.

If you are not willing to put and keep the best people in place to make your company successful, your competition will.

-firing a productive worker that does not agree with your politics or personal lifestyle, and replacing him/her with a non-productive worker who does

-firing a productive advertiser that reaches the largest audience for the dollar, replacing it with a non-productive advertiser that reaches a smaller audience.

The only way political correctness pays off in the business world is if production is secondary to your bottom line.

The only way that happens is if the business is somehow tied to the government through subsidies, grants, no bid contracts, tax loopholes, etc.; then, your bottom line is “guaranteed”, and production and cost efficiency take a backseat to the courtship of political favor-

…enter the lobbyists.

And when government “partners with business”, like Obama likes to say..

Well, we have a word for that.

I plan to drop HBO tomorrow as soon as the office opens. Game Of Thrones isn’t THAT good.

She may not be a slut in the biblical sense but she surely is a whore in the intellectual sense.

I can understand apologizing for using the word “slut” however the case that this woman and those she testified are are monumentally dishonest and people of bad faith must be re-iterated every time they open their mouths.

No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady.

Well Mr Friend if one of my girls went in front of Congress and bragged about having so much out of wedlock sex that the contraception and not the 30K plus a year tuition was bankrupting her I for one would be ashamed. And if you cannot deal with Limbaugh but for some reason you can deal with MSMBC or NPR I fine that to say hyprocritical. Having found your comments beyond the pale I cannot deal with you. I’m canceling my four year subscription.

To anyone out there you may want to look at this list of online backup services.

Yo Friend, you ain’t the only girl at this dance and you have just aroused your customer base. Pray your parachute is not lead.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to MikeAT. | March 4, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Apple computers come with a free program called TimeMachine. all you need is a hard drive, and you can have your backup set up in house in 30 seconds. Carbonite? A Bronx cheer to ’em!

Juba Doobai! | March 4, 2012 at 11:34 am

With Rush, any one thing always has about three things going on. Remember KOOKS? I’m wondering why he apologized. He’s the man who says we shouldn’t. So, why did he? Did his wife come down on him? Did Sarah Palin? Is he running a side story? Is the apology genuine or is he going to come out with some kind of riff on it depending on how the Commies respond? Rush was Breitbart before Breitbart was cool, so what is this shift about?

There’s little I take Rush at face value on cuz he’s always running any number of things on one single story. He was pushing this story fully to get a reaction. His Bill Maher comment was a bit of push back, ever so slight. He got the reaction he wanted, but why did he want it? Was it only ratings, or is he running something else? His diction, ‘slut’ and ‘prostitute’ were intentional cuz that’s how she displayed herself, and the byplay with Snerdley shows it was intentional. He knew a firestorm was coming, and he knew it was going to be huge. He knew he’d take a hit financially from advertisers.

So, why the apology? Is the apology part of his long game in which he pivots and bites the LSM on the ass? Maybe nothing’s going on subterranean. Maybe something is. When you’re dealing with a guy who strategizes to take down the Commies, you gotta think different.

On another note, Ann Coulter wasn’t outraged when her ugly boy toy Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c**t and a tw*t, was she? That speaks for itself.

[…] An advertiser pulled it’s advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s show… after Rush made (unfortunately very accurate) character descriptions of a gal who gave up her private anonymity to go public in a completely voluntary manner.  She had no need to become a public figure, but she volunteered to do so.  It was she who gave-up details of her private behavioral choices that fit perfectly the definitions of the words Rush used.  It is she… who intends to corrupt the moral integrity of a religiously-based institution.  What of Georgetown’s religious freedom? […]

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