Limbaugh and Sleep Train part for good
From the Washington Post – read full article here
Just how long could Sleep Train manage to hold on without good buddy Rush Limbaugh? Barely a week.
In an aback-taking twist to the media story of the week, Rush Limbaugh has reportedly rejected overtures by Sleep Train, a West coast mattress chain, to get back on board with the show after it issued a public declaration last week that it was pulling its ads.
The Blaze and the Los Angeles Times are reporting that Sleep Train got nowhere in seeking a rapprochement with Rush. The Blaze cites an e-mail from the Limbaugh camp taking issue with Sleep Train’s separation statement:
“Unfortunately, your public comments were not well received by our audience, and did not accurately portray either Rush Limbaugh’s character or the intent of his remarks. Thus, we regret to inform you that Rush will be unable to endorse Sleep Train in the future.”
When asked to confirm the reports, Sleep Train PR specialist Jennifer K. Ritchie e-mailed a statement:
“We confirm that Rush Limbaugh will no longer be one of Sleep Train’s radio endorsers.” — Dale Carlsen, CEO and founder of Sleep Train.