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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Limbaugh Rejects Company, Sleep Train, That Suspended Ads From Show Over Fluke Remarks

By Susan Duclos

Irony.... beautiful irony.


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.”

Rush can easily replace Sleep Train but Sleep Train will have to do a lot of work, pay quite a bit in advertising costs to reach the amount of people they used to reach with Limbaugh.

Speaking of irony, Limbaugh has received a snarky apology from Wapo's Alexandra Petri for her misinformed, unverified story.


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