Sunday, March 4, 2012

ProFlowers.com Reply to Rush Limbaugh / Sandra Fluke Insult


HI EVERYONE,
Here we are again. I wrote to ProFlowers.com to find out why they haven't made a public comment about the Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke insult scandal. Their reply is typical of someone trying to tactfully dismiss someone. I didn't mention that I was a blogger or that I was anyone who posted things on the internet in my first message. I will show you how the conversation transpired.
First to ProFlowers.com from me:
"... Customer Comments: Rush Limbaugh's attack on Ms. Fluke recently stirred up a lot of controversy and people are actually trying to defend him. He seems to think his comment that it was a bad choice of words is an apology. He needs to apologize for accusing women everywhere of being sluts because they use estrogen tablets, which as Mr. Limbaugh obviously doesn't know, don't work like Viagra. Women don't take them to have sex, they take them to maintain their menstrual cycle. This keeps them from being pregnant. His lack of knowledge about how contraceptives work shows his complete lack of caring about how anything which women go through, not just his lack of caring about being a decent person and saying things that are hateful and ignorant as an attack based on political bias which he launched directly at a young college coed who was told she was doing her civic duty by sharing that some of her classmates (not she) were forced into stopping the use of birth control pills since it was cost prohibitive. How that made Mr. Limbaugh think that a personal attack on Ms. Fluke amounting to his name calling and abusive language and defamation of Ms. Fluke's character are something for him to "choose his words" about instead of him stopping and realizing anyone he calls a slut for using contraceptives in any way means he is calling all of them the same insulting name.
I would have told you years ago that this windbag needed removed from the airways but with the firing of Don Imus and Howard Stern being fined into Satelite radio, Limbaugh needs to at least pay a handsome fine in the way of losing all his sponsors support for his hateful angry message of organized ignorance.
Please remove your advertising from his show immediately.
Thanks,
Steve Walker "

Now, their reply:

" ... ProFlowers Customer Care wecare@customercare.proflowers.com
8:31 AM (4 hours ago)

Dear Steve,

Thank you for your feedback. We spend our advertising dollars across a wide spectrum of media channels.  The views and opinions of the media outlets and personalities we advertise with are not necessarily those of our company.

We simply wish to delight our customers with fresh and unique gifting products, and that will continue to happen to the best of our abilities.



Best Regards,

SUPPORT Michelle C
Customer Care
ProFlowers "

Now, my reply to their reply:

"...
Steve Walker
12:23 PM (16 minutes ago)

to ProFlowers
Thanks so much. I am going to now post your "We Care" message of non-responsibility on the internet social media websites all over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Blogger.com and when I am through, everyone will know you ditched your responsibility for paying someone to insult the nation's women, which shows how much you REALLY CARE.
Have a Nice Day,
Steve Walker in Phoenix
(The Arizona Mildman / azmildman) "

Then later, ProFlowers wrote :
"...

ProFlowers Customer Care
1:52 PM (16 minutes ago)
to me
Dear Steve,

Thank you for contacting ProFlowers. We appreciate your email and thank you for openly expressing your concerns regarding the current situation.

At ProFlowers, our mission is to delight our customers with fresh and long lasting flowers, and that is our singular focus each and every day. We do not base our advertising decisions to align with any particular political view or opinion as our employees and customers are as diverse as the USA. Mr. Limbaugh’s recent comments went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company. As such, ProFlowers has suspended advertising on The Rush Limbaugh radio program.



Best Regards,

CS Heather H
Customer Care
ProFlowers " 


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