The recent manufactured flap by the mainstream media had a new entrant recently. Carbonite, a company that provides online backup support and apparently hasn’t heard of DropBox, released a statement declaring the end of their sponsorship of the Rush Limbaugh Show following remarks by Rush in which he questioned the definition of the word “slut” as a result of recent testimony by feminist and world’s worst contraception shopper, Sandra Fluke.
Via Glenn Reynolds, take out this chart comparing Carbonite’s stock to the Down Jone’s Industrial Average. It was a good day overall for the stock market today, but not for Carbonite: I’d posted about Carbonite’s stock downturn righ... Read Post
So a whole bunch of advertisers are dropping Rush Limbaugh. I always feel ambiguous about boycotts, pressure on advertisers, and such. For me, it generally comes down to the rightness of the cause. Here, I can’t get terribly excited... Read Post