As we told you yesterday, advertisers have been fleeing human cesspool Rush Limbaugh’s little AM radio gabfest faster than fleas flee a dead dog’s corpse. One of the remaining holdouts, as we noted, was Netflix, a company that appears to be just like that friend who is hopelessly drawn to drama like a moth to a flame. The company — which has actually been insisting that it doesn’t advertise on Limbaugh’s daily 3-hour orgy of ignorance and intolerance — has been getting lit up on the internet because of it, especially, as SF Weekly notes, on Facebook.
On Netflix’s Facebook wall, it goes like this: Some poor intern posts a barrel-scraping recommendation of some hilariously terrible stream-instant movie, like Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, and then hundreds of commenters yell that they’re cancelling their subscriptions because Netflix apparently advertises on Limbaugh’s show.
Recommending season one of some show called Workout, Netflix writes, “She’s got six-pack abs and zero tolerance for whiny celebs.” The first commenter asks, “Does she take birth control?”
But finally, today, Netflix admitted in a statement that some of its ads were run “in error” on Limbaugh’s show, a tragic mistake by an ad firm the company contracts with, and they insist will NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.
We do buy network radio advertising and have confirmed that two Netflix spots were picked up in error around the Rush Limbaugh show. We have instructed our advertising agency to make sure that this error will not happen again.
Whew! For a while there I thought I was going to have to go the Glenn Danzig route. You see, Glenn Danzig doesn’t have Netflix. You wouldn’t either if you had his book collection.