Limbaugh Advertisers Continue to Flee; Starbucks Boycott Backfires

I consider these two things to be related, and good:

Rush Limbaugh Advertiser Exodus Continues With Kohler Pulling Content

Rush Limbaugh’s advertising woes continue, as kitchen and bath fixtures company Kohler is the latest company to pull its content from the radio program.

On Monday, Kohler responded to pressure from customers who wanted to know if the company advertised on Limbaugh’s program. Kohler tweeted that the company does not support Limbaugh’s comments and pulled its advertisements from his show.

and

Starbucks Boycott Over Marriage Equality Spurs Tenfold Backlash

The National Organization for Marriage’s decision to boycott Starbucks for the company’s support of the freedom to marry has turned out to be a dismal failure. In the five days since NOM launched its “Dump Starbucks” petition, it has only gotten 19,000 signatures, compared to the nearly 250,000 individuals who have signed SumOfUs’s retaliatory “Thank You, Starbucks” card. In fact, SumOfUs has gotten over 8,000 new signers since 8:30 this morning.

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8 Responses to Limbaugh Advertisers Continue to Flee; Starbucks Boycott Backfires

  1. Tony says:

    Ah, both of those stories are a joy to hear Greg. Sometimes it gets depressing hearing of all the stories of human rights being violated. Between these two articles, as well as the stories I read at http://parentingbeyondbelief.com/parents/ this has been a joyful day!
    Thanks!

  2. shouldbeworking says:

    I don’t like Starbucks coffee, but I admire their stand.

  3. Lyndia Maines says:

    Glory To god for answering my prayers and continue to love me and my family……. Lord I know I’m not perfect and I thank you for continue to love me and grant me with the peace and love I needed around me…….. You gave me something no one else could ever give me…….. PEACE OF MIND……… Thank you Oh might God Thank you Jesus.

  4. Achrachno says:

    “I don’t like Starbucks coffee, but I admire their stand.”

    I don’t like coffee all that much, period, but think I’ll go have a cup at Starbucks tomorrow.

  5. F says:

    Heh, nice. I wonder what took Kohler so long. Strictly bonus; I have one reason to like something about Starbucks.

  6. Russell says:

    Starbucks is a curious case. The pro-lifers are boycotting, and the pro-choicers are lining up. On the other hand, Starbucks has refused to post signs rejecting coffee drinkers with a concealed gun permit, which has the NRA cheering them and the gun-control crowd jeering them.

    On the third hand, those who support local coffee shops generally dislike Starbucks, while those who like corporate chains cheer them.

    And then, there’s the whole issue of paying $3 ($4? $5?) for a cup of coffee. I have no idea how that lines up on the left-right axis.

  7. wilsim says:

    @Russell #7 – whether or not those who support local coffee shops generally like starbucks or not, starbucks existence at various locations actually increases business for the nearby, local, competing coffee stores. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/hey_wait_a_minute/2007/12/dont_fear_starbucks.html

  8. Physicalist says:

    I guess I’ll have to go get me one of them “venti” latte thingies . . .