Bailing on El Rushbo was not a wise move on the part of the weasels running Carbonite.
CEO David Friend proved to be no friend of Rush or his legions of listeners when the absurd Sandra Fluke kerfuffle inspired him to proclaim:
“Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.”
Whatever effect this sniveling cowardice has on public discourse, here’s the effect it has had on Carbonite’s stock price Monday through Tuesday:
Carbonite stock (NASDAQ:CARB) has plummeted nearly 12 percent, outpacing the drop of the NASDAQ index in that same time period by nine-and-a-half points.
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving company. Equally deserving former sponsors who participated in the Left’s attempt to hush Rush include:
• Sleep Train
• Sleep Number
• Legal Zoom
• Quicken Loans
Doug Ross has contact info for enraged listeners who want to let them know why their products are now less popular.