Rush Limbaugh advertiser fights back against boycott
Mark Stevens claims his business is victim of 'terrorism'
- Duration 7:00
- Date Mar 26, 2012
Mark Stevens claims his business is victim of 'terrorism'
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One advertiser on the Rush Limbaugh show is now speaking out about what he says.
Is an ongoing war against his business.
Mark Stephens says that ever since he decided to stick by Limbaugh's show his own company has become the target of an organized effort to drive him out of business.
Even calling the so called boycott efforts of him an act of terrorism.
Here's Rush Limbaugh addressing the matter on his radio show.
We played for you a couple of audio sound bites trauma and it amortize your build this program in New York City guy by the name of mark Stephens.
And -- pointed out that he's being hit by a coordinated attack that he calls terrorism.
Not angry consumers.
But he thinks that this is a coordinated attack he doesn't name the group but we -- -- media matters.
And he -- all is mark Stephens knows -- the people contacting him many of them don't even live in New York have never patronize any of his businesses.
They -- simply trying to intimidate him is organized.
Action by the left attempting to terrorize individuals.
Who all the businesses.
And to operate radio stations.
It's not angry consumers.
-- now mark Stephens a rush advertiser and CEO of Disco.
And that's CEO mark thank you very much for being here so you're you're in the marketing business you advertise on rush's show and in the wake of the whole controversy over what he said about Sandra -- Several advertisers did pull their ads you decided to stay the course.
And have considered.
Have to experience considerable backlash as a result tell us what's happened.
His more than a decision to stay the course I'm -- to double down I mean what's happened is that I think that the word boycott.
Let's say -- I sugar coating over the fact that this really is internal American terrorism.
You don't have to strap on a suicide bomber's belt to engage in terrorism.
These people have gone to terrorism.
The rise from the term to invoke fear in people they've called my people in my company that -- the women in my company.
And told the women haters there most horrible terms they've told me that -- a thousand emails by the where most the positive.
But but the small group they've told us that were under surveillance.
That the email subject lines -- citizen of the Internet police of the Internet.
Mark your endanger your house is going to be sent in by buses your business is gonna be destroyed your people are in trouble this terrorism.
What it was like calling it what it as you don't have to commit an act of -- -- for the -- terrorism.
Yet to win invoke a sense of fear I don't ever -- -- -- for political purposes I.
Levy's been a positive force in America letting another point of view out I don't believe what he said about -- -- -- was right.
We advertise on CBS he ever -- -- Bloomberg I'm a businessman.
But but this is crazy we can't allow terrorism to lose this in this country.
You know we have seen a lot of personal targeting.
You mentioned you know you you're gonna have busloads of people come to your home theater you're in trouble yeah you personally could face backlash.
We saw some of the left some of the unions -- show up on people's front lawns and do exactly that with -- look busloads of people.
From bank executives and so on that when they didn't like their decisions do you take that seriously does it cost you some concern.
So you know concern let them come.
Let them -- Somebody you know the emails I've been getting -- By the tens of thousand trying to answer the -- -- so heartfelt and it really tapping into something that's going on America that the story is not being told.
People who run manufacturing little manufacturing businesses retailers are people in the military.
Reach all kinds of people across the country who feel powerless to fill the suffocated.
And if that that the lid is blowing -- and in Missouri I mean they they they they they god blessed me that they come and hear what I'm not.
I'm but I have to answer all of them and because they their emails -- so heartfelt.
Something is going on here that has to be you know address because that the country's at risk if I can't advertise where I want to advertise.
My business because of a small group of people we can tell because the the vast majority of emails are in support of us rush America the constitution.
The American way.
A small portion of people that I call -- -- theaters.
Who are like children when my kids a little the as the go to screaming fit and they laid out on the floor and slapped the hands on the floor.
My wife and I had a choice with a give them an ice cream cone or make them go to Rome too much of what's going on America now is -- given -- -- footers and ice cream -- we have.
It's not that.
I'm not gonna play that role I'm not afraid I bring on the buses.
-- what do you make of the other advertisers who have pulled their ads you know whether they've experienced similar tactics I'm sure they have I don't know what's happened them.
Specifically but I'm sure they have and I think.
The failing to.
Take a stand in defense of America.
This is that this is part of -- water.
Attack on business I had no.
Since that I'd be swept up in the middle of this but all of a sudden after the fluke thing and I.
-- -- I have -- a thirty year old woman who's -- vice president of my company she has -- vision of the lawyer.
She's masters of marketing should -- -- -- by -- boot -- She graduated from law school from Syracuse law.
Six years ago with a 150000 dollars and in -- in you know student loans she never -- the government for a damn thing.
She -- -- up and people calling her up and others my company women.
Know where my company that are -- man.
Kind of the women haters -- -- disgusting that that the scum of the earth what are you kidding me this isn't terrorism and telling me that I'm in danger that you watch my back.
This is what we're getting this is what's going on there -- much there are a minority and he can tell Megan that's a template thing because a lot of emails and same thing.
I'm gonna tell ten people who tell it tell other people will tell that other people your troubles they've is that it's like a script and you can -- it.
And and and and it just you know somebody's got to take a stand.
That's what the senses if you read these emails that I know that you I'm sure you're putting yourself but because these emails you get a touch of what's going on in the middle of the country.
In the middle of the country where people feel suffocated and the pot is like and explode off the cattle because they don't know what to do that on the voice.
When you say I and a hat -- let this -- ask questions -- at a time but when you say you're gonna double or triple down what what do you mean what are you gonna do next.
Advertise more heavily.
Stand my ground.
Absolutely not given in no way he can give no quarter.
To those who will intimidate me or my company and if I can do anything else for others try to be the -- work that stands in the way of this.
Because I love the country and it's got to stop.
Mark Stephens thank you so nicer thank you.