HolyCoast: Sleep Train Cancels Rush, and Rush Cancels Sleep Train When They Want Back In

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Sleep Train Cancels Rush, and Rush Cancels Sleep Train When They Want Back In

Back on March 3rd I sent this Tweet in response to the news that some sponsors were pulling out of the Rush Limbaugh Show:
Every one of these sponsors is going to want back on Rush's show and I hope he tells them to shove it.
I love this so much:
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.”
In other words, shove it.  Read the article for what Sleep Train said about Rush when they pulled out.  They're eating those words now.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

Them words...don't taste so good now.