Read Angie’s List canned response to those who complain about them advertisng on Rush Limbaugh:

When I heard Rush Limbaugh personally deliver an Angie’s List advertisement,  I was shocked because I couldn’t believe a highly trusted women-owned company would support misogynistic and racist speech through advertising.

I emailed Angie’s List and spoke directly with Cheryl Reed, Angie’s PR executive, to explain that I couldn’t understand how Angie’s List could willingly deny the relationship between ethics and advertising.

In both instances,  I received a canned and calculated response to my expected and anticipated consumer outrage. 

Their deliberate desire to have Rush Limbaugh personally deliver their ads is a perfect example of their newly exposed detached corporate approach of insensitivity and hubris, in my opinion.

*Please note at the end of the email their highly intentional bolding: of inclusiveness.

By implying that I am an exclusionist is Angies’s List trying to cleverly shame me for the same reasons Rush Limbaugh slut-shamed Sandra Fluke?

Dear XXXX,
 
Thanks very much for writing in to let us know your thoughts about Rush Limbaugh.
 
Our advertising strategy is to use as many venues as possible to share information about the service we provide at Angie’s List. We use this wide array of venues not to express support for any specific person, outlet or philosophy but to reach as many consumers from as many points of view as possible.
 
We place ads on all the major networks and cable outlets, as well as radio and newspapers, reaching outlets that cover the gamut of conservative to moderate to progressive to liberal. On any given day, we’ll hear negative reaction to our choices from each part of that spectrum, most of them protesting that we do not support their particular issue or that we do support another.
 
Just as we trust members to read reports and make their own decisions about which service companies to hire, we trust them to make their own choices about which outlets to watch, listen to and read. We don’t believe it’s our job to tell them which of those venues to support or monitor. That said, we have ongoing conversations about where to place our ad dollars, and we’ll certainly add your comments to that discussion.
 
Thanks, again, for reaching out, XXXX. I hope you can appreciate our strategy of inclusiveness.
 
Sincerely,
Jordan
Neighborhood Specialist
Angie’s List
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Please contact Angie’s List to let them know how you feel about their advertising choices. Don’t let them shame you because you know the difference between hate speech and free speech:

Twitter Handle: @AngiesList  @Angie_Hicks

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Angie’s doing alright, why does she need Rush?: http://www.therichest.org/celebnetworth/business/tech-millionaire/angie-hicks-net-worth/

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