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Rush buycott

Rush buycott

Via Michelle Malkin, joins Rush Limbaugh advertisers:

I’m putting my money where my conservative, free-market principles are.

The full announcement about our new ad buy with Rush Limbaugh is here.

A snippet: “As a small business owner, defender of capitalism, and advocate of free speech, I am putting my money where my conservative, free-market principles are. TWITCHY.COM is proud to join companies across the country that advertise with talk show giant Rush Limbaugh and his Excellence In Broadcasting network. Today, we will begin running ads on the website.”

Via Instapundit:



Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.


Rush dropped a hint on his show today that his audience has swollen very substantially.

Like doubled…

LukeHandCool | March 14, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Just curious … how much does a national add buy on Rush’s show run about?

My other question, which should be asked each and every day … how is a vile person like Al Sharpton on the air? Advertisers with MSNBC should be asked that every day.

Not only is he vile, he has blood on his hands. How is this possible?

    Ragspierre in reply to LukeHandCool. | March 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Affirmative action…???

    Notwithstanding national ads, local ad spots are also available. Not sure how that works out when cutting the pie.

    You are right, he does have blood on his hands. I was shocked they would give him his own program. It sent a message just how low MSNBC has sunk. They are actively promoting his very long history of race baiting and inciting violence. I hope the Breitbart team exposes him as well.

    For anyone who doesn’t know what kind of person Mr. Sharpton:

    William A. Jacobson in reply to LukeHandCool. | March 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    “Just curious … how much does a national add buy on Rush’s show run about?” You thinking of buying a little something for someone special? I hear they take credit cards.

      LukeHandCool in reply to William A. Jacobson. | March 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      I was thinking why not run an ad for Legal Insurrection on Rush’s show?

      Start a readers’ pledge drive with the goal and a clock ticking away and updated real time … you stood by him on your blog so maybe he’d offer a doscounted rate?

      I dunno. Maybe just a daydream. It would be kind of fun to try, though. Make the site even more interactive.

        LukeHandCool in reply to LukeHandCool. | March 14, 2012 at 11:35 pm

        You get it started and I’ll pledge the first $100, Professor.

        Last year a girl from my school days posted about running for a cancer cure (I’m pretty sure it was Komen) on Facebook. When you went to her web page and donated, it immediately subtracted the amount you donated from the total needed … and then a banner scrolled across the screen with your name on it thanking you for the donation. It was really cute how she had it set up.

        It’s war, isn’t it? So set up something cute.

myohmymanatee | March 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Women issue is about choice not coercion. Dem commies are manufacturing another victims to get that critical votes.

Out of curiosity, I checked out the home page, looking for more about Rush imploding and the right’s “war on women”. I couldn’t find a single story about the issue.

Shame, cause the Dems were poised to ride this manufactured issue into oblivion.

There is some hope though, as CNN published a crazy op/ed from Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan about using the government to shut down Rush. The left has always been very selective about which second amendment causes to support.

“Limbaugh is getting what he finally deserves. I couldn’t be happier about it. I just hope that down the road this doesn’t turn into a preemptive boycott of every political gabber out there who has even the smallest chance of ever producing any national blowback.”

I don’t think you could find a better summary of the morally incoherent and vicious, stunted adolescent idiocy of the Left. He “hopes” the Left’s thuggish attempt at censorship doesn’t produce a national blowback on political speech? He honestly doesn’t understand the mad chill of what the Left has wrought?

Orwell called Leftism “a playing with fire by those who don’t understand that fire is hot.” It never changes. The Left never changes.

But they have no choice, really. They’re totalitarians for a reason — they cannot survive in a culture of free and open debate. Nor can they govern. So when the governing fails as it must, and dissent rises, the calls for censorship roll out. There was no other end result of Obama’s failure than this exact madness.

I knew this wouldn’t hurt Rush a bit, in fact he’s probably making lemonade or make that tea.

If boycotts are the way the left wants to go, well, heck, let’s find out if they support that kind of actions for their “talking” heads.

Cancel HBO with your cable provider and tell them why (Bill Maher). It not only stops the flow of your money to HBO, it also reduces the amount of money your cable provider takes in, and believe me, the cable providers have more clout with HBO than you do. Unfortunately, I can’t cancel HBO since I did it when they hired Bill Maher.

Find out who advertises on the Sharpton show, and let them know you will not be purchasing their product now, or in the future, as long as they support Rev. Al. Same with Rachael Maddow, Chrissie Matthews, etc. Now, some companies are randomly assigned to those shows, because they buy spots at a certain time, but others will specifically designate certain shows they want based on viewership.

The left loves to demonize capitalism, but have no problem using it for their own agenda. So if those are the rules they want to play by, fine. Let’s rodeo.

    “Now, some companies are randomly assigned to those shows…”

    True, but so what? Look at the way Media Mutters is inflating the advertisers that have “dumped” Rush. Note every single advertiser on all the MSNBC evening lineup and, if they use that excuse, tell them, “I don’t care that you have no control over when or where your ads run; all those shows are garbage, and your company supports them by advertising on MSNBC. Until your company pulls the ads off MSNBC, in toto, me and my friends are through with you.”

[…] Daily Caller, here he is on today’s show announcing that he just landed four new ads. Read William Jacobson’s post too at Legal Insurrection rounding up news on the conservative counteroffensive to the left’s […]

I am getting kind of old, and sex is no longer that central in my life, but I do still enjoy going to sports events. The trouble is that doing that even once a month now costs me about a thousand dollars a year. Since I am too old to work, this makes it hard for me to do this and I am suffering mightily from this.
I therefore want to demand that the government require my health insurance to provide free tickets to games for older people, just as it seeks to provide free birth control pills for nubile young ladies.
To do otherwise is rank agism!
Can you get Nancy Pelosi to arrange a Congressional Committee to give me a platform and TV cameras so I can address the country on this important issue?
Many older folks might vote for the president if his people decide to do this.

No economic boycott has ever worked.

It’s just not the way the market works with larger scale operations. You might intimidate a local restaurant or hardware store, but you can’t make a dent in McDonald’s because they are selling what people want to buy in too many different locations.

Limbaugh has the audience. Nobody else brings those numbers in radio, or anywhere else for three hours a day. That’s gold to advertisers. He may hurt for a couple of weeks because his sales staff is more used to having to turn business away than to solicit it, but not for long.

Anyone remember Cesar Chavez and the great California Grape Boycott of the late ’60s? Did you know it is still on? Neither do the vineyards.

Here’s a synopsis of Carbonite v. Limbaugh


Carbonite’s first-and-only Annual Report (2011) reveals a seven-year-old dot-com disaster on the fast-track to insolvency.

Just as the Sandra (you-should-pay-for-my-birth-control) Fluke controversy was breaking out, Carbonite reported that it is $100 million in the hole, burning $2 million per month, and that there is no end in sight to its huge losses!


“We experienced net losses of $19.2 million for 2009, $25.8 million for 2010, and $23.5 million for 2011, respectively, and have an accumulated deficit of $100.4 million as of December 31, 2011.”

“We have not generally achieved positive cash flow from our operations or reported net income, and we do not expect to be profitable for the foreseeable future.”


Carbonite had only six months to live when it staged a desperation ‘Hail Mary’ IPO during the Aug 2011 market downturn.

NASDAQ:CARB initially proposed $122 million but sold only $62 million, netting $55 million. Furthermore, the WSJ reports that there were serious disclosure delay issues with existing venture capital insiders:


“To get the deal done, online storage company Carbonite not only cut the offer price significantly, but it also sold nearly half of the new shares to existing investors. But these investors didn’t fully disclose their larger ownership stakes for weeks, meaning the level of genuine, external interest in Carbonite’s shares wasn’t nearly as high as some may have thought.”


When its piggy bank is empty, Carbonite must either go bankrupt or be liquidated by acquisition in a fire-sale auction of its tangible assets.

By withdrawing its ads from his talk-radio show, Carbonite has spared Rush Limbaugh the embarrassment of being associated with the collapse of a yet-another delusional “spectacular dot-com flameout.”