Remember all the self-righteous chest thumping that went on after conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh made fun of the 30-year old Georgetown activist Sandra Fluke?
And just like any good fad, somebody’s always late to the party. In this particular story, that “somebody” is Arby’s. Yep: the third-tier fast food chain announced yesterday (again, about a month late) that it would be removing advertisements from Limbaugh’s program.
Odd: “Limbaugh notes that Arby’s has never been a sponsor of his show,” Twitchy reports.
“Arby’s has alienated a large number of current and potential customers, who view this move as a strike against free speech,” Twitchy (conservative authoress Michelle Malkin’s start-up) reports.
In fact, many customers decided to voice their opinion via Arby’s Twitter feed:
Because, you know, if you can’t see your customer’s complaints, it must not be happening, right?
“Arby’s has begun blocking conservatives who have tweeted complaints,” Twitchy reports.
Apparently, it’s not just a few here and there — it looks like a fair number of Twitter accounts have been blocked by the fast food chain:
“Arby’s had one foot in it yesterday … we guess they decided they needed to step in it with the other foot to even things out,” Twitchy writes, “Arby’s, we’re thinkin’ you really screwed up.”
This article has been updated.