Friday, March 9, 2012

Rush Limbaugh To Former Sponsor Returning With Hat In Hand: "Pound Sand"

Rush may have lost some sponsors with his "Sandra Fluke is like a slut" comment but what hasn't been reported is that there are plenty of other companies looking to advertise on Rush's show still.

And one more company that thought better of it and asked to be back in the good graces of advertising on Rush's show again.

Rush Limbaugh has rejected an advertiser’s apparent attempt to reunite with his show after the company initially dropped its ads from the program following his remarks about contraception advocate Sandra Fluke.

The company, Sleep Train, calls itself “the No. 1 Bedding Specialist on the West Coast, and most recognized mattress retailer in the region.”

In an email to Sleep Train President Dale Carlsen (obtained by The Blaze), a representative of the show says that Limbaugh personally considered the company’s request, but denied it considering its public comments following the controversy.

“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.”

Thanks to Deb for the video suggestion.

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