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Carbonite Tag

Carbonite famously dropped Rush Limbaugh on a Saturday Night at the height of the Sandra Fluke controversy.  Carbonite became the poster child for the Rush boycott movement organized by Media Matters, which coordinated the effort with so-called independent groups. At the time I examined Carbonite's SEC...

Very, very interesting. I had heard from a reader a couple of weeks ago that she heard a Carbonite ad running on the Rush Limbaugh show on a radio station in Texas: I was in the car running errands so I just don't remember the exact time....

On May 1, Carbonite will release its 1st Q 2012 results after the close of the markets, and will host an investor conference call. At that time, we may get the first glimpse into whether and to what extent Carbonite's famous March 3, Saturday night jettison of...

Carbonite has been flying below the radar the past few weeks, as companies like Arby's have incurred the wrath of conservatives for pandering to the Media Matters inspired and coordinated attempt to drive Rush Limbaugh from the airwaves. Carbonite was the most visible and self-righteous of the advertisers...

Earlier this month Media Matters launched its most ferocious boycott effort ever to force Rush Limbaugh off the air by intimidating advertisers. It always was a charade, as documented here many times.  Media Matters coordinated with "independent" groups to make it appear that there was a...

Pop! Goes Carbonite backup service just after announcing 'World Backup Day' (h/t @markinct, who asks: Are you responsible?) Pop! Goes Physician-Owned Specialty Hospitals under Obamacare. Pop! Goes Peter Lewis' Donations to Democracy Alliance, The Liberal Donor Network.  Yes, but has Flo popped too? Pop! Goes the Law School Bubble. Pop! Goes the Lawsuit challenging...

As detailed yesterday, the Media Matters employee spearheading efforts to pressure advertisers to stop advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show considered the March 3 Saturday night announcement by Carbonite that it was ceasing all advertising on Rush's show to be a turning point. Just the day before,...

One week agao, on Saturday night, March 3, 2012, Carbonite announced its decision to break off relations with its key radio endorser.  It appears to have been a fateful decision. From Chuck Jaffe at MarketWatch, Don’t ‘rush’ to Carbonite shares (h/t commenter Eliot Ness): When Carbonite Inc. stock took...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...