EXCLUSIVE: 141 Companies Drop Advertising From Rush Limbaugh
By Judd Legum on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm
ThinkProgress has obtained an internal memo from Premiere Radio Networks listing 96 national companies that have “specifically asked” their advertisments not be played during the Rush Limbaugh Show. Premiere is the distributor of Limbaugh’s program. The advertisers have also requested to be excluded from other right-wing hosts including Michael Savage, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. According to the memo, the listed companies’ advertisements should be excluded from these programs because they have been “deemed to be offensive.”
<..> 21st Century Insurance, Hotels.com, Rite Aid, Ace Hardware, Honda, Robitussin, Acura, IBM, Sam Adams, Advance Auto Parts, Icy Hot, Sam’s Club, Advil (All products), Intuit/Small Business, Schiff – Digestive Advantage, Alacer/Emergen-C, Schiff – Mega Red, Allegra (all products), Johnson & Johnson (All Brands), Schiff – Move Free, Kohl’s, Schiff – Sustenex, Ally Bank, La Quinta, Scotts Miracle-Gro (all products), American Express, Lifetime, Autozone, Little Caesars, Sony, Boston Beer, Lowe’s, State Farm, British Petroleum, Luxottica, Staples, Bullfrog Sunblock, Macy’s, Sterling/Kay Jared Jewelers, Caltrate, MasterCard, Subway, Centrum, McDonalds, Takeda Uloric, Chapstick, Midas, The Home Depot, Clorox (Pinesol/Homecare), Napa Auto Parts, ThermaCare, Cortizone, National Realtor, Toyota, DeVry, NBC-TV, Discover Card, Office Depot, Twinings of London, Domino’s Pizza, Office Max, Tyson/Wright Brand Bacon, Exxon/Exxon Mobil, One Main Financial, Unisom, Farmers Insurance, United Healthcare, Ford, Orkin, U.S. Army, Outback, U. S. Postal Service, General Motors (All products -GM Certified Service, Chevy, Onstar, Cadillac, etc), Preparation H, Visa, Gold Bond (all products, ProNutrients (all products), Walgreens, Grainger, Progressive Insurance, Wal-Mart, Green Mountain Coffee, Prudential, Wells Fargo, Hallmark, Radio Shack, Wrigley, H&R Block, Rent-A-Center, Yahoo!
Copy of the memo: http://www.scribd.com/doc/85058542/Premi...Wing-Hosts