Shortly after the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke (pronounced “Fluck”) flap started, one of Rush’s west coast advertisers, Sleep Train, released a statement: “As a diverse company, Sleep Train does not condone such negative comments directed toward any person. We have currently pulled our ads with Rush Limbaugh.”

Sleep Train soon discovered that turnabout is fair play when they decided it was time to start advertising on the Rush Limbaugh Show again.

From The Blaze by way of The Right Scoop, here’s part of Limbaugh’s response to Sleep Train:

“Thank you for your requests last week and this week to restart your voiced endorsement in local markets of The Rush Limbaugh Show,” the email begins. “Rush received your requests personally.”

“Unfortunately, your public comments were not well received by our audience, and did not accurately portray either Rush Limbaugh’s character or the intent of his remarks. Thus, we regret to inform you that Rush will be unable to endorse Sleep Train in the future.

“Rush appreciates your long friendship and your past support, and we wish you good luck in the future.”

When other former advertisers request to start advertising again, Limbaugh should simply respond, “Sorry, but you’re Fluked.”


33 Responses to “Rush Limbaugh Derails Sleep Train’s Attempt to Start Advertising on His Show Again”

  1. angelfirestone on March 9th, 2012 1:19 am

    Limbaugh's response is almost as awesome as Life Quotes Chairman and Founder, Robert Bland's.

  2. Pasadena Phil on March 9th, 2012 1:30 am

    It's a lot like when in my business a client who leaves you wants to come back. Never ever take them back. If they want me to manage their money, I need to trust them too.

    Levin and Hannity ought to fire these sponsors too. They can take their business to MSNBC and their microscopic audience.

  3. Pasadena Phil on March 9th, 2012 1:32 am

    THE Bobby Blue Bland?

  4. SignPainterGuy on March 9th, 2012 1:52 am

    Yep, pronounced just like it sounds ! ;-)

  5. SignPainterGuy on March 9th, 2012 1:59 am

    I`m with Doug`s assessment; they`re Fluked. I still wish Rush or someone would remind these sponsors who bail at the first lefty threat that Rush has 20 million(ish) listeners per "week". Do any of these sponsors have 20 million customers per "year" ? Or in their business`s "history" ?

  6. Marshall_Will on March 9th, 2012 2:00 am

    Bland's most excellent response:
    Here's the reader's message:

    Please remove your ads from the Rush Limbaugh show or I will contact the providers you aggregate leads for (Lincoln, Fidelity, etc) and tell them that I will not support THEM because of your refusal to do so.

    Bland wrote back,

    Thanks for the threat. You are free to write any of our partner companies you wish. We've not advertised on Rush since 2007 and, as an independent agent, make our ad decisions based upon audience size and household income, not politics. Moreover, Rush has apologized for his poor choice of words twice, in public, over the last few days.

    Let's test you're the genuineness of your radio outrage: how many times have you written a rapper over the past year for writing and signing lyrics that espouse the treatment of women as if they were animals to be raped and then slaughtered?

    Thanks AngleFirestone!

  7. Marshall_Will on March 9th, 2012 2:04 am

    "They can take their business to MSNBC and their microscopic audience."

    The problem is Phil, Sleep Train is a MATTRESS company! Sheesh… apparently all the years you spent actually STUDYING in college for your MBA would have been better spent whoring around and breaking in different brands of MATTRESSES..!

    Sleep Train knows what side of the bed… BREAD their butter is on?!?!?

  8. SignPainterGuy on March 9th, 2012 2:36 am

    Thank you M_W and AngleFirestone !

  9. Matthew W on March 9th, 2012 11:18 am

    Well played El Rushbo !!!!

  10. ChapBix on March 9th, 2012 11:22 am

    I'm impressed, Rush. Well done!

  11. @Chingasso on March 9th, 2012 11:23 am

    I personally have remembered each of the names of those who chose to bow to the likes of Move On and other leftist mouthpieces and my family and I will never consider them for business in the future. Ever.

  12. A.Men on March 9th, 2012 11:29 am

    Rush is always right. I will never spend another cent with traitors that tried to discredit Rush nationally. They can go to hell!

  13. Granny55 on March 9th, 2012 11:56 am

    That was my assessment of the whole fiasco. Why would you pull ads from that many customers or potential customers. What a bunch of imbeciles. From the sounds of their rush to judgement – they all must be liberals. And by the way, how many of the radio stations that carry Rush are in the tank for Obama and liberal causes. The only reason they carry Rush, Hannity, Levin and conservative talkers is it is their bread and butter. They make tons of money off the backs of these shows BECAUSE of the 20 million listeners (potential customers) and don't want the gravy train pulling out of town.

  14. backwoodsconsr on March 9th, 2012 12:30 pm

    Good for El Rushbo. He should tell them to go Fluke themselves.

    Had to listen to a couple of Obamabots chattering to each other yesterday. I didn't bother trying to teach them anything because I could tell they weren't ready to learn. One of the real gems to come out of that chatter was that what Rush said was worse than what Maher said because Maher is on HBO and Rush is on public radio. I kid you not.

  15. Dexter_Alarius on March 9th, 2012 1:07 pm

    That was awesome!
    The only way it could have been better is if Bland had said that they would now start advertising with Rush again since he has such a huge audience.

  16. Dexter_Alarius on March 9th, 2012 1:10 pm

    If I were Rush, I'd find out Sleep Train's direct competitors and offer discounted advertising rates for them.

  17. Granny55 on March 9th, 2012 1:22 pm


  18. Marshall_Will on March 9th, 2012 2:08 pm

    However deserving, I'd just like to get back to business. Consider, most of the people that work at ST are *commissioned* sales people. THEY have nothing to do with much less a 'say' in all of this.

    Why further punish 'them'. We can have fun w/ this thing and it's been grand but as Conservatives we need to know when to quit playing POLITICS w/ people's livlihoods as the Left considers their 'duty'.

    No more picking winners & losers. IMHO

  19. Jimbo on March 9th, 2012 2:15 pm

    Just like Susan Komen, these skeevy advertisers want to have it both ways. They want to spank conservatives, and then keep taking their money.

    Sorry! We've been taking names. We're going to your competitors who want to do business, not be political sluts for the left.

  20. Patti on March 9th, 2012 2:39 pm

    Very good, Dexter!__

  21. creeper00 on March 9th, 2012 3:59 pm

    Yay, Rush! The soul of Andrew Breitbart lives on.

  22. SignPainterGuy on March 9th, 2012 4:22 pm

    I agree, some things just bear repeating !! ;-)

  23. SignPainterGuy on March 9th, 2012 5:04 pm

    Bill O`Really had a useful moment; he pointed out that former WH Communications Sec., former Obama adviser Anita "Mao is my inspiration" Dunn is behind the mission of Sandra Fluke to distract us from the true intent of the O`stration.

  24. OldmanRick on March 9th, 2012 7:54 pm

    Both a classic and excellent response. Karma rules.

  25. ChapBix on March 9th, 2012 11:45 pm

    Worthy of a dope slap from Jedidiah Gibbs. However, spitting into the wind would be a more productive use of time than correcting these fools. Just make sure to have the rain suit on.

  26. ChapBix on March 9th, 2012 11:50 pm

    Excellent point, SignPainterGuy. Lost in the noise over what Rush may or not have said is the collusion between the WH, congressional Dems and the activitists to further the constitutional right to contraceptives meme. There is the REAL story.

  27. backwoodsconsr on March 9th, 2012 11:51 pm

    Yes these are the kind that can't be taught, they must be outvoted. Liberalism is a lot like alcoholism and drug addiction in that until the person who has it sees for themselves that they have a problem there's nothing that can be done for them.

  28. SignPainterGuy on March 9th, 2012 11:57 pm

    I was in a big box store yesterday looking for a movie on dvd next to a wall of TVs on msm of course. Martin Bashir was blabbering on, barely concealing laughter at the struggling republicans and Rush`s advertisers leaving him in droves over his angry rhetoric !

    I couldn`t help letting out a big "Pppffffftt" and "you lying idiot !" Droves ? What he missed, among other things, is the droves of advertisers wanting back in and new ones wanting in, incl. MM !

  29. SignPainterGuy on March 10th, 2012 12:33 am

    The truth and fact of the matter is, "the left`s war on the Constitution" and the trumped up "right`s war on women" ! Using the latter to win the former !

  30. rbreslin on March 10th, 2012 10:06 pm

    Now what we need is for subscribers to abandon HBO because of Maher. I think he's sweating it a little.

  31. SignPainterGuy on March 11th, 2012 4:21 am

    I dropped HBO in `85. Do I have to re-up so I can drop them again ?

  32. rbreslin on March 11th, 2012 3:25 pm

    SignPainterGuy: You were smart to drop it. There are times Dish gives HBO free for a couple of days. All that does is reassure us that we don't need.

  33. imoforpcs on May 2nd, 2017 3:58 pm

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