Limbaugh: 18000 Advertisers: 28 or Whatever Gone?…Like Losing a Few French Fries in Your Drive Through Order: JC Penney Capital One Drop Rush

J.C. Penney and Capital One have apparently dropped the Rush Limbaugh show. Today Rush is talking about the count of lost sponsors. He goes through the reality of the math, saying he has 600 stations, 3 hours a day, 5 days a week totalling, conservatively, 18,000 advertisers. Losing 28 or 30 is like “losing a few french fries in your drive-through order.” He also says this is nothing unusual. It goes on everyday – sponsors come and go, especially among 18,000. After I see the transcript at today I’ll have more, but essentially he explains that some of these companies claiming they have dropped him, have never advertised on his show. They may have advertising dollars placed with the station, but some have had no ads on his show. More later. In the meantime, don’t miss the Carbonite Accountability Project linked below. UPDATE: The pic DOES NOT involve a particular french fry provider with dropping Rush or supporting him. It’s just a photo.

UPDATE 12:16 p.m. CDT: Sandra Fluke’s math reconciled here – guess what? She was right.

UPDATE 12:30 p.m. CDT: About the word “slut”…

UPDATE 2:40 p.m. CDT: WorldNetDaily quoting Rush (read it all here):

“We have three brand-new sponsors that will be starting in the next two weeks,” Limbaugh said this afternoon, adding he was not going to identify them today.

“Two of the sponsors who have canceled have asked to return. We are being very careful about that. I’m not gonna give you any names here. One of them is practically begging to come back.”

Related and Background:

Carbonite Loses 12% on NASDAQ: The Carbonite Accountability Project

Chicago Thug ‘Disturbed’ By Rush Limbaugh. Don’t Tell Me Obama is a Great Dad

Rush Limbaugh Sponsor Update: 20+ Defect (UPDATE from Rush: 600 stations, 18,000 advertisers. “…it’s like losing a couple of french fries in your drive through.”

Mark Levine on Limbaugh and Fluke – Tens of Millions Standing by Rush

Boehner Disappoints Again

Angela Morabito on Georgetown Women and Sandra Fluke the Welfare Condom Queen

Sandra Fluke, the Original Story – the Real Cost of Birth Control

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Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook


  • The Dittoheads will exact a heavy economic cost upon these few misguided (and short-sighted) firms and individuals

    • Reaganite.. ain’t no lie there.. Rush said today… there are three sponsers begging to be taken back.. lol I have no worries about Rush.. It was reported that Rush was going to be suspened for a week.. Rush said.. He’d have to be the one to suspend or fire himself. lol We have ants attacking a giants little toe.. and thinking they’ll have an affect. It’s just to funny.

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  • The advertisers who dropped Rush are fools. Fools for listening to people who have never bought their products and never would have. They listened to the entitlement occupy crowd who does nothing but live on social media and wait for their next handout. The people who purchase their products, Rush listeners, are those who work and pay the bills for this nation. They’re the men and women who purchase Sleep Number beds or use Carbonite. These advertisers didn’t loose what they never had, they now lost what they had.

    Carbonite is already paying the price: Since the market opened on Monday through its close today, Carbonite stock (NASDAQ:CARB) has plummeted nearly 12 percent, outpacing the drop of the NASDAQ index in that same time period by nine-and-a-half points. It was also one of the biggest decliners on the NASDAQ on Tuesday.