Reporting On Companies Who Still Advertise on the Rush Limbaugh Show


In my post this morning I provided a list of companies who reportedly advertised on Rush Limbaugh’s show. I have personally called them and this is my report of what I have learned.

1. Pro-flowers: Their sales line was so busy that I was automatically disconnected.

2. Sleep Train: No longer advertising

3. e-harmoney: No longer advertising

4. Carbonite: Carbonite has not discontinued their support of the show. The representative I spoke with simply said that they advertised with a wide variety of shows, and that the views expressed did not represent theirs. I explained that by advertising on his show they are making it possible for him to use a public radio show to give voice to his foul and distasteful comments. You may be interested in e-mailing a manager at their corporate office to share your views at : dfriend@carbonite.com.

5. Sleep Number Bed: I was only able to leave a message. They can be reached at investorrelations@selectcomfort.com.

6. Oreck: They are still advertising on the Limbaugh show and more people need to let them know that we will not buy or support their products. You can reach them at 1-800-289-5888.

7. Midwest Life: I was advised that they have not advertised with Limbaugh for 6 years.

8. Auto Zone: I spoke with “Art” and he was not aware of the controversy. He indicated her would “look into it”, but he made need some encouragement to realize that this is important. You can reach Auto Zone at:

901-495-7185; Fax: 901-495-8374

investor.relations@autozone.com

UPDATE:  “Brenda” with Auto Zone called and indicated they do not advertise with the Rush Limbaugh show.

9. Legal Zoom: They indicated they are “looking into this matter.” You can reach them at 800-773-0888 to encourage to look a little faster.

10. Citrix Online: This company is well aware of the problem, and the gentleman I spoke with shared his personal feelings of support for all those complaining. He indicated the “marketing team” is working on a press release, and they have my blog information, so hopefully we will be hearing from them soon. Until that time you can reach them at 805-690-6400.

11. American Forces Network: I contacted various numbers and got a message at each. The number that I would recommend you call is 301-222-6236 which is the number for T.V. and radio show contacts. You can also reach them by e-mail at American Forces Network@MyAFN.net.

12. Mission Pharmacal Company: They don’t have a customer service department that is open on Fridays. When you go to their web site, it is so busy, that you can’t get the site to load on your computer. Mission Pharmacal Company is the maker of Citrical, a calcium supplement primarily used by women to prevent Osteoporosis. I used to take Citrical supplements every day, but will no longer use their products until they stop advertising on Limbaugh’s show. Bennett Kennedy is the Citracal Product Manager and you can reach him at 800-531-3333 by going to the company directory and putting in “ken”.

13. Life Quotes: They previously advertised on Limbaugh’s show, but no longer do.

14. Lending Tree: I contacted their office at 877-768-3983. I was advised by Donna that as of 2012 Lending Tree is no longer advertising with the Rush Limbaugh show. Donna was not aware of the exact time they discontinued their advertisements, but as of today they are no longer advertising with him.

Thus the following companies need further encouragement to discontinue their advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show:

#4-Carbonite, #6-Oreck, #8 Auto Zone, #9 Legal Zoom, #10 Citrix Online, #12 Mission Pharmacal

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UPDATE:

According to ThinkProgress, Sleep Number has just pulled their ads.

UPDATE:

Auto Zone just returned my call and indicated they do not advertise with Limbaugh.

Update as of Sunday March 4th 12:20 pm

Citrix, including its subsidiary companies Go To meeting and Go To My PC has pulled their ads.

Carbonite has pulled their ads.

Legal Zoom, the Cleveland Cavaliers professional basketball team and Quicken Loans, have ended their advertising with Limbaugh.

Oreck reports on their Facebook page that they do not advertise on Limbaugh’s show.

Update: 3-4-12 2:02p,m.

Pro flowers has pulled their ads

 

Mission Pharmacal has confirmed they no longer advertise on Limbaugh’s show.

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  1. Thanks for the list, Malia. The one I find most questionable given the circumstances is the maker of Citrical, which is marketed at and to women! You’d think they’d be the first ones off the Limbaugh show.

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    1. phoebes-in-santa fe,
      And to think that the women who take Citrical are women who are educated enough to understand the importance of calcium supplements, are the same women who appreciate the importance of birth control pills for women?!

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    2. Carbonite is not backing down

      This is the response I recv’d from Corbonite:
      Response Via Email (Debra W. – Lewiston, ME) 03/02/2012 04:19 PM
      Hello Tina and thank you for contacting Carbonite Customer Support.

      We do not endorse political views or opinions of the companies, magazines, newspapers, TV stations or radio stations that we advertise on. We simply choose a range of programs designed to reach a broad range of people so they might hear about Carbonite. Dave Friend, Carbonite’s Founder and CEO wrote this on his blog here: http://www.carbonite.com/en/blog/Politics-and-Backup

      Please let us know if you need additional assistance.

      Sincerely,

      Debra W.

      Carbonite Customer Support
      http://www.carbonite.com
      Back it up. Get it back.

      For the latest news, tips, and discussions about Carbonite, visit us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CarboniteOnlineBackup) or follow us on Twitter (@carbonite).

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      1. I just received this response from Carbonite:

        Hello,

        Over the past two days we have received a tremendous amount of feedback on Rush Limbaugh’s recent comments. I too am offended and very concerned about his comments. Limbaugh’s remarks have us rethinking our future use of talk radio.

        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.

        Please know your voice has been heard and that we are taking this matter very seriously.

        Regards,
        Dave

        david.friend@carbonite.com is the address where I sent my complaint.

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    3. Malia, this is an example of what we’re emailing out. Also there is a website called boycottrush.org I’ve not been able to get on because server is crashing but it was mentioned by Crystal Ball on MSNBC.
      Subject: Boycotting Rush Limbaugh Advertisers – Your Company Is On The List!

      Hello –
      I am a member of a women’s coalition in Washington DC area. We have complied a list of all the companies who are still advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show and will be emailing that list to our constituents (approximately 4000) and requesting that each constituent boycott the companies on that list as well as email everyone in their address books suggesting that they too boycott companies on that list.

      As of March 2, 2012 your company and product is on our boycott list. We sincerely hope that you will reconsider advertising your product on the Rush Limbaugh show.

      Many Thanks
      Tina

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    4. I’m curious. Did you contact Bill Mahre’s advertisers when he made vile remarks about Sarah Palin or does your righteous indignation only apply to conservatives?

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      1. What comments about sarah palin? You mean the facts and truth that we cant help but to laugh at? Huge difference kobio? Plus, ms. payme, you know? The unqualified sociopath opportunist wacko that knew she was not qualified to even run a town of 5000 and had enough baggage to fill a large dump site had the ignorance to say “yes” to desparate gop strategist?

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  2. Malia, A sincere and hearty THANK YOU for taking the time and trouble to provide us with this information. I will follow up. It’s a helpless feeling to know that this disgusting lunatic continues to be supported by American businesses. Let’s see if we can sever those relationships.

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  3. Malia,

    Excellent work. This is the first time I have actually felt something was so important that I am ReTweeting you and everyone who is calling LimpBalls out.

    Thank you so much.

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    1. Truly excellent work, but offensive name calling is why this guy should have his national platform removed (notice, I’m not saying he doesn’t have the right to free speech, just doesn’t need to be paid for being offensive and spouting hate speech)
      That said, his opposers should also make sure that we’re not guilty of the same offense. Calling him Limpballs is the same as him referring to a woman as a slut.

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      1. Fiona,
        Calling him a name is unnecessary, but its hard not to do so, and the difference is that he is on national radio.

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      2. Public forums potentially have the same public exposure as national radio stations. Look at Tommy watsisname who shot his daughters laptop – viral value: 30million plus viewers. You may not feel that calling him names carries as much weight as when he does (because he’s a celebratory) and I may have been far more derogatory to Mr L in my own home (who can tell, surely may Dog and cat wont say). While the misogynistic, violent and hateful comments that Mr L vomits each time his program aired should not get the audience it does, it doesn’t make sense to behave in the same way as he does.
        Lets take the moral high ground….

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      1. As far as I can tell, Malia, Bayer makes Citrical and Mission Pharmacal makes a line of prenatal vitamins called CitraNatal and a calcium product called Calcet.

        Overall, this is a marvelous idea … Go, Malia!

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      2. Mary Pat,
        thanks for the info and I’ll see what I can find out on Monday. I’m guessing there isn’t much I can find out on the weekend. thanks, Malia

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  4. Oh, excellent work! Thanks so much for providing all of this info in a clear and concise manner. I have been all over the internet today trying to find out exactly what you’ve aggragated here! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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    1. Tina,
      Thanks for your help! I do think that all the people who are calling them today is making a big impact on these companies!

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  5. Just curious Malia, as a person who has practiced law, in your opinion, does Ms Fluke have grounds to sue Rush Limbaugh for slander? He made some serious accusations to a very large audience. But I don’t know the legal grounds to filing such a suit.

    It would be “Hilarious” if she were able to sue his wallet to be as bankrupt as his soul. Then he could spend the rest of his life in Bangkok selling tricks as a male prostitute to sex tourists. You just know that’s what he really wants out of life.

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    1. Rick,
      The “slut” remark is more of a descriptive term…like ugly…and probably the only way to prove it slanderous would be to prove that Ms. Fluke is a virgin. Truth is always a defense to a slander remark, so if she has had sex, it would just be a matter of degree. The “prostitute” comment would be easier to prevail on since she could probably testify that she had never taken money for sex, and that limbaugh said it intentionally to harm her reputation. I don’t know if she’ll consider suing him, but I think she could.

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      1. Actually, I would think the fact that Ms. Fluke never once raised her own sex life during the testimony whereas Limbaugh states over and over again that she stated “she had so much sex that she used up $3k of birth control” is a pretty valid point to hit on in terms of defamation. I just watched the testimony in its entirety and she didn’t once claim anything related to her sexual activity. I think she would have a pretty good case.

        What I find ironic in this is that birth control is a fixed cost. A woman takes the same amount regardless of how much sex she has (or doesn’t). The fact that he claims she had run out of birth control because she was having so much sex is just amazing. I think he’s getting it confused with his viagra.

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      2. Matt,
        You are so right! I don’t think he knows the first thing about birth control pills. What does that tell you? If he’s been married several times, and his wives didn’t have a need for birth control?

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      3. Ms Fluke said she is considering a lawsuit at some point but is concentrating on women’s health issues right now.

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    2. As an Illinois lawyer, I think she would have a great case if it were filed here. Our Supreme Court ruled in 1996, in KIMBERLY BRYSON v. NEWS AMERICA PUBLICATIONS, INC, that the word “slut” is libelous per se, so long the word was used to describe someone’s sexual conduct. In a case involving libel per se, the plaintiff does not need to prove that they have been actually damaged by the statement; instead, damages are presumed.

      There are other tort claims that she might make, such as intentional infliction of emotional distress.

      The biggest question I’d be thinking about now if I were representing her is where she wants to bring suit. Since the libel was on a nation-wide radio broadcast, it is arguable it could be brought in any state, though I think it is likely that it would be brought either in DC, where Georgetown is, Virginia or Maryland, if she currently lives in either one of those states, or in Florida, where Rushbo is. I’d be looking for the most favorable law, in a state with generous juries.

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  6. I’ve emailed eharmony (now I know they no longer advertise), Oreck and legalzoom — businesses I might have used. I’ve asked them to announce publicly when they will withdraw their advertising — permanently.

    Rush Limbaugh, within the last hour, has slandered Ms. Fluke again. He’s loving the publicity. An obese school yard bully — but I believe she could sue him for slander. He’s attacked her reputation with no basis in fact.

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    1. rumsey10,
      See my comment to Rick. I think she could, and I bet she’ll have lawyers volunteering to help her at no charge.

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  7. Hi Malia,
    I sent an email to ProFlowers, and this is the reply I got:

    Thank you for taking the time to contact us. We would like to assure you that we do not endorse the views expressed by Rush Limbaugh. We understand your concerns and we will ensure that your feedback is communicated to the producers of that show. We appreciate your feedback as it allows us to more effectively manage our relationships with our advertising partners. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week and we look forward to serving you.

    Best Regards,

    SB Adrienne W
    Customer Care
    ProFlowers

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  8. You rock Malia, I just sent an email to Carbonite. As an IT professional who has pushed their products, I will no longer support them, and will sell their competitors products such as SOS, until they change their policy.

    Javier Diaz

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    1. Jonivierra,
      I have changed it! Auto zone has confirmed they are no longer advertising with him, and the number for legal zoom is 800-773-0888

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  9. I completely agree about Citracal. I am generally skeptical of the effectiveness of consumer boycotts, but Rush’s comments were so gross and so antithetical to the women’s health focus of this product, that I can’t see how they could continue to support his show. To the person who asked whether Bayer was worth contacting, yes, I think so. They distribute Citracal and Mission Pharmacal is the manufacturer (they also make prenatal vitamins). I sent Bayer a message through their Citracal product page: http://citracal.com/en/email-us.php . Also left a msg with Mission Pharmacal since I could not find an email for them. Note – there are also product reviews on the web for Citracal that may be worth commenting on…

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    1. Klingon,
      I don’t know. It looks like the bank has filed a suit against Levi, but without copies of the pleadings, I really couldn’t comment.

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  10. Thank you, Malia. You are the greatest. Ever think about running for President? I like your bold, direct and quick approach to solutions. 2016 might just be a time for The First Woman President of The USA and majority women cabinet and white house staff. It’s time, men just cant seem to get it done.

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  11. SANTORUM WANTS to OUT LAW BIRTH CONTROL – FRIESS TELLS GAL’S TO PUT ASPRINS BETWEEN THEIR KNEES – RUSH SAYS WOMEN WHO USE BIRTH CONTROLL ARE SLUTS & HE WANTS TO WATCH THEM HAVE SEX!
    AND THESE MEN CARE ABOUT THE BEST INTERESTS OF WOMEN??

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/02/16/427233/foster-friess-contraception/
    WHAT WILL THEY TRY TO TAKE FROM WOMEN NEXT!

    1st they tried to take Equal Pay from women ,next came age discrimination ,now Birth Control & health care! ALL MAJOR ISSUES that affect women more than all other groups. What will they try to take next?

    Sign a Petition that Supports The People ! ( EVERYONE AGES)
    “2011 Fair Playing Field Act to Protect American Workers
    Against Age Discrimination” http://signon.org/s/HkT7QV
    Joan Freeman ,Gray Matters Coalition http://www.GrayMattersCoalition.com

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  12. Sherrie’s Berries, ProFlowers, RedEnvelope, ProPlants, etc. are all big advertisers and are still welcoming Rush Limbaugh listeners today! They are all the same brand and are listed on top of the page listed below. Call each of them by calling their customer service lines.
    http://www.berries.com/mpmradio?REF=RadioHomeRushLimbaughListeners_B&PRID=SHBRadio&PageSplit=SplitB&code=rush&PersonalityName=Rush+Limbaugh&WelcomeMessage=Welcome+Rush+Limbaugh+Listeners

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    1. Thank You Deb
      I was about to order some flowers and candy for Easter for the Gran kids.nd I sure would not order from any company that quit advertising with Rush because of a Liberal plant. I guess Liberalism really is a sickness.
      Oh ya, how about the pig Mahar are you wasting your time calling his sponsors too.

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  13. Several are using the excuse that they purchase blocks of ads and have no control over where they end up. Too bad. I have control over where my business ends up.

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    1. Ann,
      That’s just an excuse, and I guarantee that if the said yes to block advertising as long as it WASN’t on Limbaugh, they would be able to limit their ads.

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  14. Remember, the boycott of the advertisers on Glen Beck brought that loud-mouth down. Never say never. Would like to be the first to bid Rush adieu! Good work Malia! Everyone check your email. Had two emails to sign for the boycott. One had over 13,000 signatures already. Think that was from DailyKos. Perhaps the rapidity of responding to Rush might wake up a few Republicans they are dealing with dynamite when they think the women of American are going to put up with their stupidity. You are next Santorum. You are an idiot! Mit will just flip-flop the other way. Sigh. Such snobs!

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    1. Mrs. Gunka,
      I’ve gotten that one too from DailyKos. It is making a difference, and from the people I’ve talked to this am at these companies, I get the impression that they are shocked they are being targeted and they want to move quickly to distance themselves from him.

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  15. RE: Oreck — I just called the 800 number (3:52 pm today) and the person stated that Oreck is NOT an advertiser. Hope this is correct.

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    1. Ann,
      Thanks for passing this on and I’ve called the number to give him a piece of my mind! I had to leave a message, but it felt good to be one of the many he has to listen to.

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  16. I just called Oreck and talked to Kevin. He had a scripted response saying that Oreck does not advertise with Rush, or anyone else. He said that Oreck is proud of their record on women’s issues (they have a connection with Komen . Great! Is there a pink vacuum out there? Sorry, I’m no longer impressed by the pink ribbons.). Kevin suggested I visit Oreck’s Facebook page. I did look, but found nothing concerning Rush or Flukes. The irony is that I’ve been shopping for a new vacuum cleaner and I typically like to purchase from Costco because of their easy exchange program and warranties. My statement to Kevin was that I would rather support Oreck and purchase their products from Costco (we are also looking at one of their air purifiers) rather than approach Costco to discontinue carrying their brand. Was Kevin just shining me on; are they not advertising during Rush’s program?

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  17. just called Oreck – they claim they do NOT advertise with Limbaugh, and also that they don’t do any radio ads. Just reporting back what corporate comms told me…

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  18. Who is currently (as of today) still advertising on his show? I can’t find out without listening, and I AM NOT LISTENING!!

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  19. Great work, but did you notice that most of the companies are selling crapola, raw deals, ripoiffs, and the like? Who needs an overpriced bed, vacuum cleaner, fake legal services, a crappy Chrisitan dating service or any of the other junk?

    I am surprised he is not selling GOLD like the others are.

    To be fair, many of the names mentions are also big NPR “sponsors” and thus maybe it is part of an overall “media buy”.

    Yea, and NPR does take ads (don’t insult me by calling them sponsorships) from questionable folks like Angie’s List.

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  20. Proflowers promotes both Rush and Hannity by offering coupon codes reported by the hosts during their broadcasts. I called and spoke with Nichole at ProPlants and Jon and Shari’s Berries. I told both of them that I had not been a customer in the past, but if they severed ties with Rush I would be sending chocolate covered berries and a peace plant to my mother. I stated that this was a much more pleasurable direction for me than to continue to make these negative phone calls threatening to boycott their products while working to keep their brands associated with Rush’s comments. Nichole read the above posted email to me and said there should be a statement released later today. She was very nice.

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  21. I emailed clear channel. Thanks for the link. This gaseous, vile,crude, impotent misogynist should have a Louisville Slugger upside his head. Wheeled by a Bull Dyke with a sour disposition!

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  22. All the women who are contacted by you and every other organization to let Rush know how outrageous he is, should ask their husbands / boyfriends / significant others as well to do the same thing. It doesn’t take but a few seconds to add their names and emails. I’m sure all of them would have no problem doing this. I have and I’m not even involved with anyone.

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  23. The response from eHarmony:

    Dear ,

    Thank you for contacting eHarmony Customer Care.Thanks for sharing this concern with us. It’s recently come to our attention that some inaccurate information is being disseminated about eHarmony advertising on the Rush Limbaugh Show. eHarmony does not buy advertising on his show, nor are we affiliated with him. Nonetheless, we value your feedback and appreciate you taking time to share your thoughts. Thank you!

    Sincerely,

    Tony Y.
    eHarmony Customer Care

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    1. Patricia,
      Thanks for sharing this one! It is amazing to me that companies like this act like they never advertised on his show.

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    1. On a Detroit newspaper’s website http://www.freep.com an article said that Domino’s is on a list of advertisers in error. Domino’s, sold to Bain Capital, by founder Tom Monaghan, says they have never advertised with Rush Limbaugh. They are being inundated with phone calls and e-mails over this.

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  24. Thank you for listing these companies. I have called or emailed each.

    This was the response from Auto Zone:
    “AutoZone has recently received several inquiries regarding our advertising policy. It is AutoZone’s policy to not advertise with any politically focused personalities or shows.”

    So, do they or don’t they??

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  25. Just called Oreck. They will not be pulling their advertising. Regretably, I will no longer support thier products. I will be passing this to the several hundred people I work with, including friends and family

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  26. Thanks Malia and also for the letter to sponsors! I just posted on ProFlowers facebook page along with over 2,160 other people protesting their ads on Limpdoughs show. Yes even though comments keep disappearing from their wall apparently ProFlowers can’t keep up with the deletion of them. I will email them as well. Am working on the rest of them tonight.

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    1. Colleen,
      Thanks for the information. The really great thing about this is that any future companies that might have otherwise have considered advertising on their show…WON’T.

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  27. Don’t forget to let your local radio stations hear from you. Here is a state-by-state map of where they are provided by none other than viagara-popping Limpdoughballs (I should have thought of that name during the contest but I’m so fired up it just came out naturally heh):

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/stations

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  28. I worked for AutoZone for many years. I can *guarantee* you that they are super non-political. Their radio ads are non-targeted, and they would be appalled to find them running during Rush’s show. You can be sure that they do not support him.

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    1. Otto,
      I am not suggesting that they are, and I’m sure many business advertise simply based on viewers, but we must make companies start to pay attention. Thanks, Malia

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      1. malialitman: From what they’ve been saying on their twitter, this information was incorrect from the start.

        https://twitter.com/#!/autozone

        Just saying, this sort of thing can seriously damage a company’s credibility even when they’ve done nothing wrong. Before making a hit-list, it’s best to get the facts correct first.

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      2. Otto,
        I agree and when I called each company, I started the conversation by asking if they advertised on the Limbaugh show. The problem was that many of the companies didn’t know the extent of their advertising, and they simply bought a package deal and didn’t know with whom they were advertising. This made them pay attention.

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  29. I am happy I found this site. My suggestion this evening to friends on Facebook is that the civil liberties that women of my generation [college graduate 1974] and our Grandmothers fought for in getting the ability to vote need to be seriously addressed by political actions now and that we get our daughters to stand up and address these issues. My proposal is that we need to use every available communication method possible including phone calls, letters, Twitter, e-mail, blogs, etc. addressed not only to the companies that support programing such as Rush, but also to reassure any politicians that are participating in bringing this type of legislation that they will not continue in or obtain political office. To further that I found this site in an effort to find out who is supporting Rush’s misguided, money making efforts and found this site. It will go on my FB page tomorrow, as will this website. Thank you.

    I have been working in the legal industry for the past 20 years and I do think that she should take some sort of legal action. Jurisdiction would be interesting as a question alone. However, the fact that this could affect her future legal career means that she has nothing to lose. What will be most interesting is what legal team has the guts to take this fight on and pro bono at that. Just how creative can civil litigation get? American Civil Liberties can’t do everything.

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    1. Pamela,
      Welcome to the site, and I am thrilled you found us! I am a retired attorney and hope that Sandra will pursue her rights in Court as well. I have a feeling that she won’t have difficulty finding a lawyer. Thanks for joining us! Malia

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  30. Wow, Malia, I have sent out a bunch of e-mails today, but at this point in the evening the whole thing exhausts me too much to even read all these comments.

    I’ll be back tomorrow for a fresh start. Keep up the good…great…work!

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    1. Lynne,
      I’m tired too! I was on the computer the entire day yesterday, and today appears to b e more of the same. The important thing is that we are part of a larger group of people across the country who are tired of listening to this crap from Limbaugh, and now people are doing something about it.

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      1. Looks like we’re doing some good. I’m writing more e-mails and comments on Facebook pages today. I should be doing some other things, but I don’t seem to be able to focus on those. (Is this good for our health? I feel sick inside over all of this.)

        I’d like to write to Sandra Flukes as well and encourage her to go after him legally in a major way. He’s such a foul bastard!

        I think I’ll go have a glass of wine and chill out for awhile.

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      2. Lynne,
        I think a lot of women feel the same way that you are feeling. I know I do. This event has put me in a position to be unable to ignore any longer the “War on Women” that has been lodged for some time now. I have tried to focus my energies on the Republican candidates, and on Sarah Palin, but I am just unable to focus on them since Limbaugh said what he did!

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  31. As posed by Oreck on Facebook:

    Hello to our friends and our new visitors! We appreciate your concern. We wanted to research and make sure we had as many facts as possible before responding so it took us a little while to respond. First, we do not support any derogatory comments to any person, female or male. Second, we do not advertise on Rush nor any other radio show; however, apparently a year or so ago we did some radio ads which may have aired on Rush as part of a broad media placement (we are looking into that); so, from what we can find out, we show up on some sort of sponsorship list that is not current (at least not with regard to us). Now, to be completely honest, it is possible (but unlikely) that one of the many hundreds of independent retailers who carry Oreck products and place their own local advertising ran a local radio spot that aired during Rush’s show. We are still trying to find that out. But even if that occurred, we are certain that it was not intended to sponsor any particular political view and was definitely not intended to sponsor or support derogatory statements such as those made by Rush. Oreck has a long standing history of supporting women and many issues important to women. With that kind of history, we hope that we can get the benefit of the doubt. Thanks!

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  32. SAR T AM: My mom in Clevelabd just told me that the owner of the Cavs, who is also CEO of Quicken Loans, just pulled their ads!!! I think there are Quicken Arenas around, no?

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  33. Rush Limbaugh is a reminder to us all that birth control is a must. Seriously, this is a man who’s language and influence make him more than just an “entertainer”. Bill Maher is an entertainer, Rush Limbaugh is a idiot.

    Keep in mind, Limbaugh is yet another result of a) Roger Alies, and b) the rescinding of the Fairness Doctrine during the Reagan years. “He IS the Republican Party,” James Carville said last night on Maher.

    One of the first things I remember from this guys mouth was the effort in 1988 to suspend the 22nd Amendment so Reagan could serve a third term. And then he joined in the demented chorus that accused Hilary Clinton of murdering Vince Foster.

    It’s just escalated from there. He obviously can’t stand women or people who support them. A few years ago, he almost came out in favor of pedophiles and his current wife is 25 years younger than him. The man hates everything and everyone who voted for President Obama. He is also the one who touted Sarah Palin in 2008. This is a man who has no children and he vilifies those who do.

    Yet this entertainer is welcomed at C-PAC and other Conservative outlets. This is a man who openly talks about the President “ending up like (John) Kennedy.” A man who, four days before President Obama was sworn-in, said “I hope he fails.” And that echo chamber that is the GOP bubble has been repeated time and time again and it shows in the open disrespect of this President from Louis Gohmert to Allen West to Joe Walsh to Joe Wilson to Jan Brewer.

    Yet somehow, Limbaugh will proceed to survive. Until radio stations actually start pulling him off their stations, this will amount to the same things he has outraged us about for the past 25 years.

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    1. I also called Oreck. Was first hung up on by a person who sounded male, claiming he couldn’t hear me. I immediatly called back and talked with a woman, who told me it washer first day, she said that they do not advertise on any radio stations!

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  34. American Forces Network is not an advertiser – it is the Dept. of Defense’s overseas network for radio/TV programming for the miltary at overseas bases.

    People inside as well as outside the military have fought to get rid of Limbaugh’s show on the network since the early Clinton era, when it was first allowed on it following a huge campaign by Limbaugh supporters.

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  35. how can American Forces Network, a US govt. owned network advertise on any political propaganda program? faux network, including rush limbull and faux news are owned by the repuklakin party, and have been ever since the crybaby congressmun sold faux a book that never got writtn, and the repuks agreed to issue faux a communications license in spite of violations that faux had committed.

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    1. dale Larson,
      I have the same question, and sure don’t understand why the taxes I pay would go to any show like this!

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  36. Over the past day, we’ve heard from many great Citrix customers about our advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Show. These customers have expressed their growing concern that some of his recent comments seem inconsistent with the core values Citrix has always stood for – humility, integrity and respect.

    While Citrix obviously does not control any show’s content or endorse opinions of their hosts, we do take the concerns of our customers seriously. When they are upset about something, we listen. After careful consideration, we have decided to discontinue our advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Show.

    Sincerely,
    Brett Caine
    SVP and GM, Online Services Division
    Citrix

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  37. I contacted both Century 21 and PRO Flowers. This is the reply I got from Pro flowers:

    Thank you for your feedback. We spend our advertising dollars across a wide spectrum of media channels. The views and opinions of the media outlets and personalities we advertise with are not necessarily those of our company.

    We simply wish to delight our customers with fresh and unique gifting products, and that will continue to happen to the best of our abilities.
    Best Regards,

    CS Diane C
    Customer Care
    ProFlowers

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  38. Just went to ProFlowers website, http://www.proflowers.com/, and down at the very bottom – right hand side – is an opinion poll link. If they won’t take my calls then they’ll get my negative feedback. I expressed my concern over their lack of responsibility in where they place their advertising dollars and that I would no longer be spending my money with them AND encouraging all my friends and contacts to boycott their business.

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    1. Thank you for this site. I went to the Proflowers site and left feedback stating that I would contact every man and woman I knew not to purchase from them as long as they do business with Rush Limbaugh.

      Keep up the good work !!

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  39. According to http://www.boycottrush.com, Carbonite has joined the majority of sponsors and dropped him. The CEO posted a message saying he has two daughters close in age to Sandra Fluke. However, ProFlowers is now actually offering DISCOUNTS to Rush Limbaugh listeners if they use a promotional code. They are not only still supporting him, they are flipping the bird in our faces.

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    1. Christina,
      Thanks for the link! I’ll confirm re Carbonite. I’m guessing that ProFlowers is owned by a man, and no woman I know would want flowers from them!

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      1. Christina,
        I just went to the Pro Flowers site and found nothing about a Rush Limbaugh special. I called their 800 number and acted like I wanted to take advantage of the “Rush Limbaugh” special and the lady checked and said they didn’t have one.

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  40. If you visit ProFlowers’ website and search “Limbaugh”, a page comes up with a banner on top saying “Welcome Rush Limbaugh Listeners” with “Listener Favorites” and “Special Radio Offers”. Not clear if the prices are any cheaper than their prices to non-Limbaugh fans, but the fans are definitely given a special greeting. There is also a box on top to click that says “Hear about us on radio or TV?” that allows you to provide a password, that a listener would have presumably heard on air for the extra discount. And if you google ProFlowers with “Limbaugh” and “discounts”, many links come up for Christmases and Mother’s Days in years past indicating discounts especially for Limbaugh fans.

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  41. Malia, a sincere thank you for your time and effort doing this. I also sincerely hope Ms. Fluke and a team of attorneys sue the living crap out of him for defamation of character. It’s time for this swine to go back to the pig house.

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    1. Lisa,
      Me too! I bet she has attorneys lined up to help her! When I was in law school in 1981 there were very few women. Now law schools are half, or more, women. There are a lot of female attorneys that will react to this and volunteer to file suit for Ms. Fluke.

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  42. Livid with anger at Limbaugh, that sanctimonious hypocrite. Hypocrite because according to his logic, he has expected the rest of us to pay for him to get high on RX drugs. He abused RX painkillers and I am happy to suggest that one result of his past bad behavior is that everyone else has to pay a bit more for their insurance coverage. So where are the videos of you getting a rush, Rush? According to your warped logic, it is my right to watch your personal peccadilloes on the Internet if I care to (and I don’t care to, btw). What I do care to do is to call you every bad name in the book, but I will abstain from spewing nastiness. You might try abstention sometime, Rush.

    Sorry, i just had to rant…

    Just wanted to say that Catharine Smith in the HuffPost reported yesterday that Carbonite has pulled their ads from Limbaugh’s show. Good!

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    1. Anne Javis,
      I am updating my post here: https://malialitman.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/reporting-on-companies-who-still-advertise-on-the-rush-limbaugh-show/ as I hear about companies that have pulled their ads. From what I can tell Proflowers and Mission Pharmacal Comany are the last two to take action from the list I originally posted. There may still be others advertising, as one person has reported that AOL advertises with the show, but I haven’t updated the list yet of other advertisers. I will as soon as I get confirmation. Thanks, Malia

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  43. Going after Rush is great but don’t forget cnsnews.com which is the “news” website that started all of this. Read the articles by Craig Bannister and the video by Eric Schreiner. Their advertisers include Disney Resorts Expedia, Toyota, Lumosity, PEMCO Insurance and Motorola.

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  44. Thanks for your list – I subscribe to Carbonite at home and at work (I’m the purchase decision maker) and have emailed the person you noted above to let them know that I plan to discontinue my subscription on both accounts unless they pull advertising from Limbaugh. Dollars talk. I’ll let you know what I hear back.

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  45. I am a pharmacist. Here is a copy of a written letter I sent Mission:

    Neil B. Walsdorf Jr.
    Mission Pharmacal
    San Antonio, TX 78230-1355
    It is disingenuous at best, fraudulent probably, that your professional advertisements proclaim a concern for women’s health, while you publically advertise on Rush Limbaugh’s show.
    I can think of no demographic section of Limbaugh’s audience that would prescribe a Mission product.
    Therefore, it is impossible not to conclude, you advertise on Limbaugh’s show to further his agenda.

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  46. I just spoke with customer service at Mission Pharmaceutical and she said that they have not advertised on the Rush Limbaugh Show for 4 years.

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  47. Just in case anyone didn’t get to read Limbaugh’s “apology”, I am pasting it here. The apology comes from his facebook page, a link to which can be found on his website. This is a a backhanded apology at best, although I didn’t truly expect much more from the man. You’ll see that he tries to explain away his mouth by saying he was only trying to be humerous… sorry, but I fail to see how calling a woman a slut is amusing. Tells you something about the man and his views towards women, doesn’t it? Ok, here it is– the “apology”:

    A Statement from Rush
    March 03, 2012
    For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.

    I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone’s bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.

    My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.

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    1. Cindy,
      I think it is offensive that he would try to justify his comments by saying that they were intended to be humorous. Just the fact that he thinks it is funny is offensive. However it is clear that he is being disingenuous as he made the comments worse in the days that followed, and it was until Saturday that he even tried to create the appearance of an apology.

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  48. You gotta be kidding…911 didn’t get this much attention…why don’t you people worry about that rather what someone said that didn’t kill anyone…your lost and worrying about something you can CHOOSE to turn off…don’t like it? Turn it off…simple..Grow a brain!! Why not focus on what really is going on that matters….Turn him off if you don’t like him…SIMPLE!!!

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    1. Mike,
      I don’t listen to him, but it is against the law to slander a person as he did. Even though I didn’t hear it a lot of people did! He should be held accountable.

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    2. I never turned him on Mike. I heard about his horrible, slanderous attempts at “humor” on an FM radio forum. But if he said something similar about you Mike, I’d boycott him just as diligently and I’d encourage people to turn off his show. Boycotting is one of the few free and SIMPLE things we have left in this country and by ending his revenue stream we can end his public platform. How many people will listen when he’s just shouting vitriol from his back deck?

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    3. Mike. Your comment is ignorant and stupid. How about you grow a brain. This asshole is a loud mouth windbag and a woman abuser. There is a reason he has been married 4 times. WHY? Because he is a pig. People like him cause problems in society. It is NOT ok for this man to scream into a microphone and call a woman a slut, whore and many other insults. Get a grip and if you dont like it, GO STAND NEXT TO THIS PIG AND LET THE WORLD SEE HE HAS ONE LOYAL PIG FRIEND. Get some counseling on the mental illness of being a abuser.

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      1. I agree … while it is naive to think that this doesn’t matter, it is also very dangerous. Unfortunately he is getting even more publicity. His rantings are dangerous to women AND men as they promote HIS views, views that are coming from a self absorbed, chauvinistic windbag. I’m curious Mike … are you married or in a relationship? If so, how does the woman in your life feel about you telling the concerned citizens to grow a brain? It’s not about whether we are listening to this PIG .. of course we can turn it off (that is, if anyone on this site is actually listening). It’s about his wrath against women and anyone that doesn’t agree with this pompous ass. He is so ignorant that he doesn’t even know how birth control works or what other offerings it has other than stopping an unwanted pregnancy. And the fact that he is a known drug addict and user of Viagra should make it clear that it’s all about his agenda. Wake up and smell the coffee, Mike. It isn’t about listening or not listening … it’s about human decency and the right to speak out on important issues without having your character assassinated by a a self serving jerk. Why should the government not pay for birth control? Viagra is covered by insurance. Can you not see the hypocrisy or the sheer lunacy of that????

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  49. Just listened to limbaugh, sat open mouthed that stamps.com is an advertiser (at least in Portland Or), with a limbaugh customer special 3/5/2012

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  50. I haven’t seen one word here about Goodwill Industries. They have decided to continue advertising with Limbaugh. I say that we stop supporting Goodwill.

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    1. OldsVistaCruiser,
      There are many worthy charities that don’t advertise on his show, so we could send our donations to others.

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    2. OldsVistaCruiser,
      There are many worthy charities that don’t advertise on his show, so we could send our donations to others.

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    3. Yes, but let Goodwill know why. I have supported them monetarily and by donating gently used items. This will stop.

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  51. We need to know about more advertisers? I thought I read geico was listed as one? Really hope they are not. I have been with them for over 15yrs and I will pull my policy immediately if so.

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  52. Directly from Missions website: http://www.missionpharmacal.com/news/press-releases

    Press Releases

    Mar 5, 2012

    Media Advisory: Mission Pharmacal Statement on Advertising Misinformation

    SAN ANTONIO, TX (March 5, 2012) – Over the past several days, Mission Pharmacal Company has been mistakenly targeted as part of a consumer boycott of companies that currently advertise on The Rush Limbaugh Show. Mission Pharmacal has not advertised on the program in question for several years. Further, the company does not have any current endorsement agreements with Mr. Limbaugh or anyone affiliated with his program.

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  53. Sorry to post so many things in a row….does anyone want to join me in going to the people who air his shows on their local networks and start encouraging them to drop the show?

    I saw on CNN that “Pittsfield, Massachusetts radio station 1420 AM WBEC, one of hundreds of stations nationwide that carry “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” dropped the program from its lineup.”
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/06/more-limbaugh-stations-advertisers-jump-ship/?hpt=hp_t3

    Limbaugh’s website lists the stations by state. In IL they are as follows:

    Bloomington-Normal WRPW-FM 92.9 M-F 11a-2p
    Cardondale WCIL-AM 1020 M-F 11a-2p
    Champaign/Urbana WDWS-AM 1400 M-F 11a-2p
    Chicago WLS-AM 890 M-F 11a-2p
    Danville WDAN-AM 1490 M-F 11a-2p
    Decatur WSOY-AM 1340 M-F 11a-2p
    Effingham WCRA-AM 1090 M-F 11a-2p
    Fairfield WFIW-AM 1390 MoFr 1p4p
    Galesburg WGIL-AM 1400 M-F 11a-2p
    Golconda WKYX-FM 94.3 M-F 11a-2p
    La Salle WLPO-AM 1220 MoFr 11a2p
    Macomb WLRB-AM 1510 MoFr 11a2p
    Mount Vernon WMIX-AM 940 MoFr 11a2p
    Paris WIBQ-FM 98.5 M-F 11a-2p
    Peoria WMBD-AM 1470 M-F 11a-2p
    Quincy WTAD-AM 930 MoFr 11a2p
    Rockford WROK-AM 1440 M-F 11a-2p
    Springfield WTAX-AM 1240 M-F 11a-2p

    You can find your state here: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/stations

    Great job on the advertisers everyone! I was very glad I found this page too. Lots of helpful information and supportive folks. I can’t help but think that if Limbaugh extended his own “logic” to himself he would find that he clearly wants the American people to pay for him to eat…I mean with that belly anyone in his insurance pool is going to be paying for him to have a bypass sooner or later! What a fool.

    Cheers!

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  54. Thank you for the work on the list. I have been passionately putting these lists on huffington posts and facebook. email and texting. I am FURIOUS that this idiot is not off the air yet.. Should have been years and years ago but that’s a whole other story…

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  55. Thank you for keeping us up-to-date. It’s high time women realized their power to affect change. Stick together, sisters. Don’t let asses like Rush Limbaugh demean and degrade without paying the consequences.

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    1. Rick,
      I have a limited amount of time in the day, and Palin has called many people many names. This law student wasn’t attacking anyone.

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  56. The Oreck Corporation does not advertise on Limbaugh. An independent dealer may have. That does not speak for the entire corporation

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  57. Malia,

    I just emailed Dave at Carbonite requesting that he stop advertising during the Limbaugh show. Thanks for pursuing this and inspiring me.
    Angie

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    1. Mike…….You sir are such a hippocrit. Like you said……the right to say whatever we want. If you dont like it than grow a brain and STAY OFF OF THIS SITE. you idiot.

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  58. Thanks for the list. Now I know what companies NOT to do business with. I will continue to support any company that continues to advertise with Rush and will not give any patronage to the companies that have dropped his show. Thanks.

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    1. KRINGLE. Everyone is still intack with Bill. But Rush? All gone including his wife…….all gone and soon his bank account all gone after ms. limpballs gets thru with it. The jerk is off.

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  59. Limbaugh is a sicko. He said that young lady should video her sex so we can all watch…given the fat old Viagra man can only watch at home.

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  60. Thanks for the information I will no longer support the business’ that have pulled their advertisements from the Rush Limbaugh show. Rush took it a little to far but I support him 90% of the time and he is right in this case. I’m refinancing my home and Lendingtree will not get my business, one less business to call thank you.

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  61. LOL, I see Proflowers and Sherri’s Berries are advertising in my local market during Rush’s show. I thought they pulled their advertising becuase Rush was a bad guy…..

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  62. Thanks for the list, you need to update it more often so that I can easily find who to send my business to….will be calling 1800Flowers shortly. BTW, are you a Sara Palin stalker? Seems like you have a lot of pent up anger, maybe you should try eating some moose meat instead of tofu or maybe go to the gym and work some of that out…

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