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Any self-respecting liberal should be screaming, “Gloria STOP trying to help.”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 9, 2012 at 3:19pm 3/9/2012 at 3:19pm

Gloria Allred just couldn’t help herself, she had to get in on the Sandra Fluke / Rush Limbaugh story.

Allred has gone public with a letter she sent to officials in Florida seeking to have Rush prosecuted under a Florida law, which makes it a misdemeanor, with respect to a woman, to “falsely...

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The lesson of Carbonite

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:00am 3/9/2012 at 10:00am

Probably not a good idea to make decisions which could alter the course of company history on a Saturday night.

Will Carbonite become the next Sleep Train, and attempt to regain access to Limbaugh’s audience? Via Instapundit, Rush said no to Sleep Train and probably would to Carbonite:

OUCH:  Limbaugh Not So Hot...

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Carbonite shoots its business model in the foot

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 8:45am 3/8/2012 at 8:45am

The decline in the price of Carbonite stock since it announced it was dropping its longstanding advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show is not the real story of the damage done to Carbonite.

The price of Carbonite stock has been dropping since October for reasons unrelated to this controversy, although it did fall off a...

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In SEC filing, Carbonite lists Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow and Randi Rhodes as “trusted spokespersons”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 1:36pm 3/7/2012 at 1:36pm

Carbonite dropped its high-profile sponsorship of Rush Limbaugh because of a single incident last week in which Rush used certain words in describing Sandra Fluke, for which Rush apologized in writing on Saturday and on the air on Monday.

Yet Carbonite retains sponsorship of others who have made personal attacks and insults a...

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Rush: Boycott failing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 12:29pm 3/7/2012 at 12:29pm

I’ll post the audio when available, but Rush Limbaugh just stated that the advertiser boycott of his show is vastly overstated and based on inflated numbers.

(audio added, via Common Cents)

As I have pointed out in response to concerned commenters, many of those listed by Media Matters and Think Progress as having...

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Maybe the readers are right, and sunshine is not enough

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 8:15am 3/7/2012 at 8:15am

There’s something Bill Maher understands. What goes around comes around.

Media Matters and Think Progress can organize a campaign to attack Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers as a means — they hope — of forcing him off the air.  But what goes around comes around.

And it will.

So Maher has come to Limbaugh’s defense not on...

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Announcing The Carbonite Accountability Project

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 1:14pm 3/6/2012 at 1:14pm

On Saturday, March 3, 2012, Carbonite announced that it was dropping its advertising on the Rush Limbaugh Show even after Limbaugh had apologized to Sandra Fluke for certain comments made regarding Ms. Fluke.

When the controversy originally broke, Carbonite took a principled stand that its advertising was not an endorsement of a particular...

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Carbonite background

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 5, 2012 at 11:48am 3/5/2012 at 11:48am

Jeffrey Lord (via Instapundit) addresses the attempt to drive away Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers, focusing particularly on Carbonite:

In other words, to put it politely, Mr. Friend’s woe-is-me I’m-withdrawing-my-company’s sponsorship-from-Rush Limbaugh-because of-my-lovely-daughters is as close to certifiable BS as one can imagine. Mr. Friend, one can only suspect, placed Carbonite’s ads with Rush Limbaugh because...

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Welcome to total political war

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 5, 2012 at 9:18am 3/5/2012 at 9:18am

And I’m not talking about the attempt to get advertisers to stop advertising on Rush Limbaugh’s show, or Fox News, although that would be bad enough.

I’m talking about the second-tier of the warfare, the attempt to intimidate those removed by one or more degrees of separation from the dispute, and to...

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Make an example of Carbonite (Update: ProFlowers joins Rush boycott)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 11:17am 3/4/2012 at 11:17am

Liberal groups have seized on a strategy I didn’t think would be effective, but has had some success, to go after advertisers of prominent conservative media personalities.

Media Matters explicitly seeks to bring down Fox News and investigate its executives, and Fox News advertisers have been targeted by groups like Color of...

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Carbonite drops Rush

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 9:57pm 3/3/2012 at 9:57pm

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...

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Buycott, Buycott, Buycott

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 11:07am 1/29/2012 at 11:07am

I have featured the vile (I’m being restrained here) anti-Israel Boycott Divest Sanction movement before, including their attempts to disrupt businesses owned by Israelis or ...

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Crazy-eyed females against Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 3, 2011 at 8:03am 10/3/2011 at 8:03am

Be sure to buy-cott Motorola, along with Sabra Hummus and Aroma Cafe.

Why does it seem these anti-Israel flash mobs overwhelmingly are made up of crazy-eyed females?

 
 
 

“Why are you not in Palestine fighting for the cause?”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 22, 2011 at 11:02am 8/22/2011 at 11:02am

This is classic (h/t BlazingCatFur).

A member of the anti-Israel Boycott Divest Sanction movement (we’ve seen their moonbat tactics before) confronted Muslim shop owners in London demanding that they not sell Israeli products.  The shop owners were not intimidated and demanded to know why...

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Which will they choose, their principles or their cell phones?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 7:15am 5/15/2011 at 7:15am

An Israeli start-up company has invented the technology to charge cell phones, kitchen appliances, and even the Chevy Volt, wirelessly  (via Israel Matzav):

Israel Matzav has m...

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National Opt-Out Day – Another Failed Boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 26, 2010 at 9:40am 11/26/2010 at 9:40am

I have written many times before about the risks of organizing a boycott, and I have detailed the many boycotts which have failed in the last two years.

The “National Opt-Out Day” protest, in which air travelers were to opt out of the full body scan in favor of the feel-up, feel-down,...

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Inevitable: Damn Those Homophobic Anti-Pot Bigots

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 2:29pm 10/28/2010 at 2:29pm

Those anti-pot folks are really just anti-gay bigots anyway, via AlterNet:

“Predictably, the anti-pot forces have brought everything they have — mostly hyperbole, in other words — to the battle. To hear them tell it, California’s very future is at stake, and not only that but perhaps the fate of civilization as well....

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