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Re: Rush Limbaugh – Should Conservatives Make an Example of Carbonite and ProFlowers?

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Professor Jacobson makes the case for a boycott.

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 Change, which has targeted Glenn Beck, Eric Bolling, Lou Dobbs, Pat Buchanan and Andrew Breitbart.

Now Rush Limbaugh advertisers are the target because of an analogy he used.  As Jimmie Bise points out, Rush’s comments were overblown if one listens to what he actually said, but nonetheless, the use of “slut” or “prostitute” even in an analogy was inappropriate, as Rush has acknowledged.  It also distracted from the attack on religious freedom which is the heart of the controversy.

As has become the pattern, Rush’s advertisers immediately were attacked and threatened, and several gave in quickly, like Quicken Loans and Sleep Number, pulling their advertising.

No advertiser was more associated with Rush than Carbonite, an online computer back up company.  Rush often would read Carbonite’s ads himself, and would tout their service.

Read it all.

Seems sort of a waste for Carbonite, since they are just spewing money anyway. But, to use advertising to suppress free speech reminds me what happened during the California Proposition 8 election and its aftermath.

The LEFT loves this tactic and the RIGHT is tired of taking it.

I will NO longer purchase flowers from ProFlowers.

I urge my fellow conservatives to send the message to ProFlowers and other advertisers.

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9 thoughts on “Re: Rush Limbaugh – Should Conservatives Make an Example of Carbonite and ProFlowers?

  1. considering the liberals consist of most welfare recipients and college students in Occupy Wallstreet, it seems to me they are not the largest customers for flowers or computer backups.  I believe that Conservatives should be very targeted when spending money all of the time.   

  2. Cyndius:
    Re: liberals consist of most welfare recipients and college students in Occupy Wallstreet. OMG! blind in one eye and can’t see out the other. I am a college educated, IT professional in my 50’s and am a liberal.

  3. So you don’t like people boycotting companies based on their political views? And yet you are going to boycott these same companies to prove your point? I suppose you don’t see the irony or hypocrisy? Beaten at your own game. Ha ha. 

  4.  I don’t like targeted boycotts because they suppress speech. But, the RIGHT, including myself are tired of taking the abuse from the LEFT.

    So, it is a total war and two can play at this game.

    Remember, there are many more conservative consumers who buy products than liberals.

    Isn’t this why the LEFTY owner of Carbonite was advertising on Rush Limbaugh in the first place? To reach a large audience?

    Bye Bye Carbonite…..

  5. nd help keep Rush on the air even though he may ocassionly drift off of the reservation.  Jack Buzbee

  6. Those who cancelled their ads on Rush’s progra m should read the 7  Mar article “Charen’s Corner” by Mona  and then help keep Rush on the air even though he may occassionally stray off of the reservation.  Jack Buzbee

  7. THE $100 MILLION
    TITANIC: Carbonite has lost on average $20 million per year for the past
    five years … its SEC reports show an “accumulated deficit” (accountant-speak
    for “cumulative loss”) of $100 million!

    http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1340127/000119312512101462/d277280d10k.htm

     

    HAIL MARY IPO:
    Last summer Carbonite rescued itself from insolvency with a weak desperation
    IPO. http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/03/carbonite-shoots-its-business-model-in-the-foot/

     

    COMPETITION:
    Losing its Rush-relationship will leave NASDAQ:CARB even more vulnerable to a
    surging tsunami of competition. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2288745,00.asp

     

    KAMIKAZE CEO:
    Carbonite’s CEO David Friend has effectively cut his company’s throat – in
    order to protest a few Limbaugh jokes about a 30-year-old political activist (Sandra
    Fluke) who is publicly crusading to compel other people to pay for female law
    students’ birth control! http://www.carbonite.com/en/blog/A-Message-from-Carbonite-CEO-David-Friend-Regarding-Ads-on-Limbaugh

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