"Garden Rant" - 1 new article
Would you believe it - plants are hot news again, and so soon after Michigan trees had their moment in the sun. This time it's the red hot controversy over ProFlowers' sponsorship of Rush Limbaugh's radio show. (If you've been in the Outback for the last week or so, click here to re-enter the news cycle and find out why so many people are angry at Rush and want his sponsors to dump him.)
And on the website Pissed Consumers, a new section appeared - Proflowers Pissed Consumers.
One disgruntled customer, a blogger, wrote:
He goes on to say he won't be doing that again. Hey buddy, try your local florist. Here's what you get from ProFlowers for 50 bucks, by the way.
Speaking of Valentine's Day, imagine how panicked the company would have been if Rush had made his incindiary comments a month earlier, right before V Day?
But back to ProFlowers, about which I learned a bit over the course of all this unwanted media attention. For instance, it was started by one Jared Polis, the first openly gay male freshman congressman from Colorado. But then I found a reference to ProFlowers as a long-time contributor to Republican causes - presumably since it was sold by Polis, a Democrat.
From the ProFlowers Wiki page we learn about some troubles unrelated to shock radio - lawsuits involving false advertising and unfair competition. And this:
Readers, are you using ProFlowers or their online competitors, or do you go local? And is that a loaded question?
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