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After 'Slut' Statement

3/5/2012 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rush Limbaugh is STILL hemorrhaging advertiser
Rush Limbaugh is STILL hemorrhaging advertisers -- several days after calling a Georgetown student a "slut" for asking the University for free birth control ... bringing his grand total to NINE lost sponsors.

Two sponsors -- Tax Resolution and AOL -- pulled their ads from his radio show today, following the mass exodus of advertisers like ProFlowers, LegalZoom and Citrix Systems over the weekend.

As for the other advertisers that have jumped ship -- bedding companies Sleep Train and Sleep Number, plus Quicken Loans and the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team.

Rush made the "slut" comment on the airwaves last week -- also calling student Sandra Fluke a "prostitute," after the Georgetown Law student testified before the House of Representatives on why birth control should be made freely available.

Rush offered a weak apology on Saturday -- claiming, "For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke."

So far, looks like his advertisers aren't buying it.

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3/6/12 -- Just one day later, 24 additional sponsors have hit the "eject" button -- bringing the total to 33.

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136.

Tom    

Funny,Bill Mahrer gives $1,000,000 to Obama, but he can call Sarah Palin a C**t and repeatedly and unapologetically. Harvey's young guns on the show can call Rush all the "names" they want, but remember, he reaches nearly 20,000,000 listeners and basically saved AM Radio from extinction. What he said to make a point was wrong and he apologized. As for his advertisers, most will be back when the next shiny news object hits the public fancy.

964 days ago
137.

ginny    

he is a pig. face it.

964 days ago
138.

Ginger    

So when Bill Maher and Mikey Moore say despicable, vulgar things about Sarah Palin and her CHILDREN, that's okay? Where is the indignation when they savage a special needs baby. Like Rush said, there are plenty more advertisers where the others came from.

964 days ago
139.

Bill C.    

Sandra Fluke went in front of cameras and proclaimed she gets slammed so much she can no longer afford contraception and wants the taxpayers to pay for it. How would you define a slut?

964 days ago
140.

Jake    

I am keeping a list of all the hypocritical companies who are leaving Rush so I can boycott their sorry hypocritical businesses in all forms I can.
I imagine they were hiring Rush because most of them are not known and only since advertising on Rush's show has anyone heard of them. Several are priced absurdly high like the "sleep number" beds. Ridiculous.
This pathetic person Ms. Fluke is a terrible leftist activist for the left side of the democrat party and was there at their invitation to spout their liberal death to babies "mantra", and has been active in many unwanted schemes. The fact that she can't go a half mile to buy the protection she wants me and others to buy for her is the ultimate insult. The amount of contraceptives she claims to need suggests that Rush was correct in his assessment of her worth and value in morals in any value scale.

964 days ago
141.

Thurston Howell III    

Who in their right mind would listen to anything this fat, bloated, THREE TIMES DIVORCED, drug addict has to say anyway? He's a POS and he's addicted to Hillbilly Heroin. Has Ms. Fluke ever been addicted to Ox yet this f--ktard has the ballz to call her names? Where does an azzhole like him get off anyway?

It's about time somebody jumped this p r i c k in the parking lot.

Where does he get the ballz to bash anybody else when he is:

A. A drug addict
B. A three time loser who can't maintain a relationship so he get's married a million times

Will somebody pull this blow hard jack azz off the air already? If this A-hole dropped dead tomorrow nobody would give a crapz and nobody would miss him.

Hey Rush...got the cabbage?...I'll score you some ox...

A-HOLE!

964 days ago
142.

Christy    

Now if only the radio stations would dump him. The real travesty is paying this 4-time married, drug addicted loser millions of dollars.

964 days ago
143.

buzz kill    

If her contraceptive costs are to high, maybe she should make her johns bring their own, or go pro and write the cost off on her taxes. $1,000. per year for birth control, when does she find time to study? Don't like Rush ,but he was right slut.

964 days ago
144.

Kabala    

Maybe fat boy will learn something from this experience - it's hard to do a show with zero sponsors! LOL

964 days ago
145.

char    

I'm at a loss for words that a 30 year old educated woman who is still in college doesn't know where to get birth control pills either free or low cost. My son is 18, first year of college and we worry about his tuition,housing,books,food,etc. I can assure you that students know where to go get get their condoms or birth control without expecting the college to include it in their insurance as a right to have sex whenever they want. This 30 year old woman is ridiculous and is a pawn for the Liberals. I for one would be embarassed to testify the way she did it makes her look stupid and ignorant that she can't get her birth control any other way or so she says. All I can say is what is this country coming to.

964 days ago
146.

pia    

Absolutely disgusting to call any female a name like that but especially one who seems to have a genuine interest in changing things for women and is a law student. Before judging someone look to your own closet. I doubt if those dirty words were just a joke to him and he probably uses them all the time. But then again TMZ has allowed the very same thing to go on here with the name calling on some boards so they need to check themselves too.

964 days ago
147.

geeze    

I think that the favorite method of Catholic's "birth control" is the same thing Rush's sponsors should do. PULL OUT! PULL OUT!

964 days ago
148.

K    

Yes there is freedom of speech but he went too far. He's basically calling every girl a slut that uses birth control when that's just not the case. Would he rather there be more unwanted pregnancies so he could then bitch about how welfare moms are abusing the system? When will it ever end? I know many people that use birth control for other reasons and not just because they want to be sluts or have random sex. People need to educate themselves on what birth control does instead of making false accusations.

964 days ago
149.

Cameron    

Funny, your left wing thugs can call Sara Palen all kinds of names and that's OK!

You folks don't mention the FACT that the Dems put this women up at a NEWS conference made up to LOOK LIKE a congress committee.

964 days ago
150.

commonSenseSays...    

THE POSTER CHILD OF REPUBLICAN POLICY! This is what this party is all about - didn;t he at one time forge prescriptions for his drug habit? wasn't he arrested for that? his wife must be sooo proud...

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