The emailed memo lists 98 major corporations that have requested their ads appear only on “programs free of content that you know are deemed to be offensive or controversial (for example, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Leykis, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity).”
Those 98 companies, some of which had already publicly announced they wanted their ads off of Limbaugh's show: 21st Century Insurance, Ace Hardware, Acura, Advance Auto Parts, Advil (All products), Alacer/Emergen-C, Allegra (all products), Allstate, Ally BankLa Quinta, American Express, Autozone, Boston Beer, British Petroleum, Bullfrog Sunblock, Caltrate, Centrum, Chapstick, Clorox (Pinesol/Homecare), Cortizone, DeVry, Discover Card, Domino's Pizza, Exxon/Exxon Mobil, Farmers Insurance, Ford, Geico, General Motors (All products -GM Certified Service, Chevy, Onstar,Cadillac, etc), Gold Bond (all products), Grainger, Green Mountain Coffee, H&R Block, Hallmark, Honda, Hotels.com , IBM, Icy Hot, Intuit/Small Business, JC Penney, Johnson & Johnson (AllBrands), Kohl's, Lifetime, Little Caesars, Lowe's, Luxottica, Macy's, MasterCard, McDonalds, Midas, Napa Auto Parts, National Realtor, NBC-TV, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Office Depot, Office Max, One Main Financial, Orkin, Outback, Preparation H, Progressive Insurance, ProNutrients (all products), Prudential, Radio Shack, Rent-A-Center, Rite Aid, Robitussin , Sam Adams , Sam's Club, Schiff - Sustenex , Schiff – Digestive Advantage , Schiff – Mega Red , Schiff – Move Free , Scotts Miracle-Gro (all products) , Sears (All products) , Sony, Staples, State Farm , Sterling/Kay Jared Jewelers, Subway, Takeda Uloric, The Home Depot, ThermaCare, Toyota, Turbo Tax, Twinings of London, Tyson/Wright Brand Bacon, U. S. Postal Service, U.S. Army, Unisom, United Healthcare, Visa, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Wells Fargo, Wrigley, and Yahoo!.
Some of these advertisers are just laying low to let things blow over, but for now, this has to be worth millions of dollars being lost every day. If they do stay off his show, Limbaugh can't help be hurt by that.
Nevada’s infamous Moonlite BunnyRanch brothel in Carson City allegedly has a plan for Rush Limbaugh to take advantage of his now-ubiquitous comments about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke. Ranch owner Dennis Hof told Reno’s KRNV-TV that he is willing to sponsor $1 million in advertising on the talker’s show to “let him redeem himself by being nice to legal prostitutes...Now is his chance to fix things. If he comes out now and supports the BunnyRanch and real prostitutes, legal prostitution, it might make him look good.”On the website (you'll have to do your own Google search for that one) - which promotes itself as a destination for “Sexy Girls, Great Drinks and Fine Cigars Since 1955” - Hof writes, “Let’s show Rush what real legal prostitutes are, if he’s so enamored by using the term. Now that dozens and dozens of sponsors have left the show, we are ready to advertise. It’s a perfect fit for someone who so flippantly uses the word(s) ‘slut’ and ‘prostitute.’ If Rush turns us down, then instead of talking about real prostitutes, he would rather call innocent college women prostitutes. The nerve of him!” The BunnyRanch ad (which can be found all over the internet), parodies typical hotel ads, with a folksy voiceover announcing its amenities: “Whether you are staying for a weekend full of threesomes, or just 30 minutes for a little five-knuckle shuffle, you can be assured that at the Moonlite BunnyRanch, we’ll leave the red light on for you.”
Where, oh where is Jessica? For the past few weeks, our investigative minions have been poking around the studios of KIRO radio bribing people with bags of Casava chips, boxes of Grissinis and a gross of Sparrer's Sausage, but nobody is talking about Ms. Gottesman. (image: Jessica Gottesman)
All we know is her last day was on a Tuesday (who quits on a Tuesday?) almost exactly a year from when she was hired, and it is all hush hush. Did she decide to "spend more time with her family? Did Dori (a girl's name) Monson (KIRO M-F 12p-3p) throw his bantam weight around and get her fired because she patted the top of his head one too many times? If anyone has the skinny and would like to share, we invite you to email us at the link above. RR