LaLast evening I posted a rant about an email exchange with a company I didn’t name for fear that I might be wrong about there support of Rush. Well today I received more email from said company which confirms the fact that they are… Carbonite is the company and they have sent me two more emails claiming that they do not agree with Rush’s statements and that they were but poor advertisers only trying to get to a desired demographic.
All of this would be believable if they’d stop giving Rush money. By paying for advertising on his show they by default support him and hence his views.
The hoot is Mr. Friends equating calls for dropping advertising from Ed Shultz to calls to drop Rush. I don’t remember Ed ever calling a young college student a slut or all but a whore. Now admittedly I don’t read or watch all that much MSM anymore but from what I’ve seen and heard I can’t think of any ‘lefty’ commentator on or in any serious media outlet calling anyone a slut or all but a whore. I may have missed it if anyone has but I’m sure MSNBC, Salon, The New York Times or even Ruperts Journal would fire anyone who did.
The tone deafness of Mr. Friend and Carbonite is unreal. Disagreeing with Rush or Ed or anyones political views are not in my opinion reasonable cause to stop supporting their shows. Lude, sexsist,noxious commentary that by any standard of civility is beyond the pale is cause enough for me.
Mr. Friend is gonna schedule a meeting with Rush next week and berate him LOL sure right
Now I’m sorry, Carbonite can advertise with anyone they wish to and it is their right to do so it is of course the public’s right to stop buying the products and services offered by Carbonite.
I’ve pasted Mr. Friends post along with the email exchanges below In reverse order.