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Netflix Ads Still on Limbaugh Show

Sandra Fluke Dismisses Apology

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Netflix Ads Still on Limbaugh Show
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Netflix, as well as Geico, seem to have opted to continue to advertise with entertainer Rush Limbaugh, who has been rapidly losing endorsement deals after calling Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a slut.

So far, the advertisers who have pulled away from Limbaugh are AOL, ProFlowers, Quicken Loans, Sleep Number Beds, Sleep Train, Citrix Systems and LegalZoom. Netflix, a company never short on its own share of controversy, appears to have decided to stick with the controversial program, according to Uproxx. Others have remained on board as well. Though, a Netflix representative recently told Hacking Netflix that the company “doesn’t purchase advertising on the Rush Limbaugh Show.” The intrigue is too much to bear.

Sandra Fluke dismissed a Limbaugh apology on the matter, saying “I don’t think that a statement like this, issued saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything. Especially when that statement is issued when he’s under significant pressure from his sponsors, who have begun to pull support from his show.”

As of now, all of the advertising boycotts are merely annoying and uncomfortable for Limbaugh, who still pulls in $50 million a year from his dog and pony show.

As an update, Netflix has made a comment concerning the Rush Limbaugh show, and is no longer affiliated.

Netflix Ads Still on Limbaugh Show
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  • Greg

    Looking at their facebook page there are thousands of people cancelling or threatening to cancel. Glad I’m not an investor.

  • nicole

    I contacted Geico and they sent the following email:

    Thank you for your Internet request.

    In 2004 when Rush Limbaugh’s program also carried remarks that were inappropriate, we ceased all advertising on his show. We don’t advertise there to this day.

    On occasion, a local station may mistakenly run a GEICO ad in the wrong time slot. We are directing our ad buyers to make sure that doesn’t happen.

    We do appreciate hearing from you on this matter.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Sincerely,

    Stephanie Ayeni
    GEICO Internet Team

  • Dan Mitchell

    What kind of nonsense is this? Who are your sources for the assertion : “Netflix to stand by Limbaugh?” and that Netflix has “opted” to keep advertising with him? As far as I know, they haven’t said anything publicly. I would guess that they’re mulling the matter today – and while that’s just a guess, it’s a much better guess, and better sourced, than your guess, which you published as a news story, based on nothing.

  • G. M. Martinez

    If they decide to “stick” with RL, I’m cancelling my membership. I give them two more days to make up their mind.

    • Andrew Coulter

      Guess what? Limbaugh’s audience is bigger than the brown shirted mob trying to silence free speech you belong to. It’s so laughable to see people who consider themselves to be liberals unable to tolerate opinions they don’t agree with. I guess that actually makes you kind of the opposite of liberal. More evidence of the totalitarian impulses of the American left.

  • Lars Anderson

    Who is right and who is wrong???

    http://www.readwriteweb.com/enterprise/2012/03/netflix-no-we-dont-advertise-w.php

  • http://www.netflix.com Joris Evers

    Netflix has not purchased and does not purchase advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show. We do buy network radio advertising and have confirmed that two Netflix spots were picked up in error as part of local news breaks during the Rush Limbaugh show. We have instructed our advertising agency to make sure that this error will not happen again. — Joris Evers, Netflix PR

  • Answer Lars

    Lars,
    The article you link to sources the Netflix VP of corporate communications. Mike Fossum sources no one in the article above.

    Netflix has not and does not purchase advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show. We do buy network radio advertising and have confirmed that two Netflix spots were picked up in error around the Rush Limbaugh show. We have instructed our advertising agency to make sure that this error will not happen again.

    Steve Swasey, Netflix Vice President of Corporate Communications

    http://www.readwriteweb.com/enterprise/2012/03/netflix-no-we-dont-advertise-w.php

  • stephen

    You should probably pull this article since it is absolutely demonstrably false.

  • Amy

    Selective outrage is so disingenuous…give it up already or call out the leftist’s who’ve been dropping insideous comments about conservative women for years.

  • biff

    Amy, please let us know which “leftist’s” have been dropping “insideous” comments like “slut” on conservative women who are private citizens. We’ll wait. Go…..

    Also, is selective outrage precisely the equivalent of selective LACK of outrage. By which I mean, did you express outrage at these mystery “leftist’s,” and ALSO at Rush?