Posted by MacRanger as News
Today listening to the Rush Limbaugh I heard seven commercials from companies that Media Matters claimed were no longer advertising on the show. I’m a friend, and a former employee of the manager of the local radio station that carries the Rush Limbaugh show.
I asked him just how bad was this boycott on the show was, that is how much of a big deal was it? I might ad that my friend is a liberal.
“Not much at all” he said. “Actually we haven’t had too many advertisers specifically ask that their ads don’t run on during the show”. But he added, “Things this week have seemed to died down.” In what way I asked.
“Well three of the advertisers that asked to be removed from the shows airing time have now asked that we begin placing their ads again”. One of these whom I heard for myself was a Proflowers that ran midway through the show.
I’m not going to get specific about the other two, but I continued to ask why would these companies return.
“It’s simple, our greatest ad revenue time is during the 3pm to 11pm slot when Rush, Hannity, and Levin run.” “There is simply too many listeners for advertisers not to place their ads.
After Professor Jacobson, exposed the astroturfing by Media Matters yesterday, I and some other bloggers began sending the link to the media relations people of the companies that listed as “boycotting” the show, or the time slot.
I sent a message that basically said, “Did you know that you responded to pressure not by consumers but by democrat operatives?”
I’ve received statements from Citrix, Sleep Matic, and a few others saying that in light of the revelation they are reviewing their decision. Based on the reemergence of some of these commercials during the show today I would say that that reconsideration has already begun.