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EXCLUSIVE: Salvation Army Pulls Advertisements from Rush Limbaugh Show

May 16, 2012, 9:30 am | Posted by Nick Sementelli

salvation armyEarlier this year, Rush Limbaugh’s hateful attacks on law student Sandra Fluke prompted an advertiser exodus of over 140 companies and organizations, a phenomenon that one radio company admits has already cost them millions of dollars.

Unfortunately, that list has not so far included the Christian social relief agency The Salvation Army whose advertisements for a local service center have been running during Limbaugh’s show on St. Louis station KMOX over the last few months.

Thankfully, after learning of the situation, both the national Salvation Army and the St. Louis area affiliate issued statements making clear the timing was not intentional and they do not want their ads running on Limbaugh’s show.

Major George Hood, National Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army said:

Nationally, The Salvation Army does not advertise on the Rush Limbaugh Show. We have a limited advertising budget and the program does not fit into our media mix. All local advertising decisions are made at the local level.

And Will Becker, Communications Director of The Salvation Army St. Louis confirmed:

The Salvation Army Midland Division stands by the national Salvation Army’s statement. The ads that ran on local KMOX were not intentionally placed on The Rush Limbaugh Show and we have instructed the station to keep any of our future ads off of that program.

8 Responses to “EXCLUSIVE: Salvation Army Pulls Advertisements from Rush Limbaugh Show”

  1. JoyKatl says:

    Thank you Salvation Army! Extra money for you in the Red Kettle this year!

  2. Jack Craig says:

    I WILL NOT be donating anything else to the Salvation Army nor will I give money at Christmas time. Your obvious democrat bias will cost you as republicans donate far more to charities. It’s too bad that an otherwise good cause like yours is supporting a political party and one of their political pawn/operative Sandra Fluke.

    • Robert Paulson says:

      I find it interesting that you are so willing to broadcast your ignorance to the public.

    • Big A The Bar Man says:

      Oh boo hoo, Craig. Like your tight conservative ass was gonna give money to the needy anyway. Unless, of course, a big tax write off is in it for you.

  3. Mykelb says:

    The SA and Limbaugh are both bigots. Neither deserve a dime.

  4. Ann says:

    Slapping the hand the feeds you, huh, Salvation Army? It is a myth that Liberals are charitable givers. Although liberal families’ incomes average 6 percent higher than those of conservative families, conservative-headed households give, on average, 30 percent more to charity than the average liberal-headed household ($1,600 per year vs. $1,227). (Real Clear Politics provided these stats).

    Rush Limbaugh’s audience is conservative, when this information gets out, I can only hope you feel the impact of a political decision like this, sucking up to progressives. Shameful.

  5. Greg says:

    As an employee of The Salvation Army, who has always been proud to be associated with it, I am glad that that the Midlands division has done the right thing. Limbaugh hates the poor and underprivileged which is the part of society that we serve the most.

    Knowing “The Army” as I do, the timing of the decision had less to do with pressure than the glacial pace of action that is typical for those of us who work under the red shield.

  6. Bob Hillenbrand says:

    Thank you, Salvation Army. I have volunteered at your kettles a numbe of times in recent years, and frequently give to them. Your decision to withdraw ads from Mr. Limbaugh’s spiteful and fear-based program is good news. Hate does not need our financial support.

    The Rev. Bob Hillenbrand