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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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211.

Jim     

Can someone explain why it will cost $1000.00 per year for birth control as told to congress.

940 days ago
212.

OBAMA CLAUS     

Hey HOME SKILLET THAT WAS YOUR BRAIN ON DRUGS ...sizzle pop snap Your mind wasn't a terrible thing to waste ..soooooo but no worries dumbazz your hero will win then you will lose again. some more.

940 days ago
213.

Kafque    

His resignation should be in order!!!

940 days ago
214.

Jessie    

...so he is basicly saying that all women who use birth control are "sluts" which is bogus, first he complains about mothers on welfare who can't stop having kids, now he is complaining about women who use birth control? what does he expect? for women not to have sex at all? and who is he to judge anyone anyway? lets see...he's been married several times, had mistresses, was addicted to Oxy Contin for years. This isn't the first time he has made insulting comments about people, yes yes I get that its "freedom of speech" or whatever, but these days people are taking the whole "freedom of speech" way too far, not every woman that takes birth control sleeps around, most women I know who are on birth control are either married, engaged or in a commited relationship and some women who aren't even sexually active use birth control because they have irregular periods, so if a guy carries condoms does that make him a male "slut"? if the answer is no, then that is a complete double standard.

940 days ago
215.

Victor    

As buffoonish and hypocritical as Rush is, millions of Americans listen to the tool every day. Astounds me how many hatefully, small-minded Americans there really are - especially women who support this clown when he is such a misogynist , four-times married drug-addicted liar.

940 days ago
216.

Regina    

It's about time this fat pill popping pig got busted for running his fat mouth. Yeah, he's absurd all right. He can make any excuse he wants too, but he should have followed the example of Don Imus. He lost his radio show for saying deragatory things about total strangers that he had never met. That's the problem with judgmental Republicans. You spew your verbal diahrea and then try to backtrack with some made up stupid azz excuse that will not fly.

940 days ago
217.

kt79    

Another example of a double standard. Pigs like Bill Maher, Ed scholtz and other lame stream media can call a republican woman slut, c--t, bimbo, milf, etc. But when Rush Limbaugh comments on a woman who put her sexual info out for the world to know he's a pig. Get real folks. This issue isn't about contraception, it's about freedom. A catholic church, or institute shouldn't have to provide birth control or morning after pill that goes against their beliefs. The media and white house is trying to make this out to be a women's rights issue. You can go almost anywhere and get free condoms or cheap birth control. It isn't the tax payers responsibility to pay for a woman to have sex. What's next? Free viagra

940 days ago
218.

AS    

A drug addict calling a woman who only wants to protect herself a slut. Yeah...we've come a long way baby...

940 days ago
219.

Really?!    

No one 'accidentally' calls a woman a slut or prostitute. Maybe Rush wants to try out for Real Housewives of Blowhards. He could get top billing. An old, fat, white man on his way out with his barbaric political views. I do nto care that his opinion is different than mine but I have 6 nieces and of he were to speak to them using that language he would be in for an Auntie whooping!

940 days ago
220.

HermesHeiress    

You all had the chance to cut this guy off at the leg years ago...this is pass freedom of speech and political commentary.He is despecable,a man with a closet full of shame yet he point fingers.I thought he was educated enough to know ,he is been in the media all these years,and now he is apologising. He knew this would stir up sh1t and it is exactly what he wanted.I believe last time he reported a bomb at his house..well that didn't generate enough media.So here we are..and he is again hot topic.I know there it is a rule of thumb...if you don't like what he is saying turn it off...but he is still spewing hate and that is just ignorant of him....as I said this is pass freedom of speech when you have to stoop so low.

940 days ago
221.

Grace    

Reports are now coming out that this Fluke woman is a political activist. She is not just a simple hard studying law student. Basically she is hiding behind the "law student" claim to cause trouble.

940 days ago
222.

Truth    

Liberals lecturing about hate. That's like TMZ lecturing about the evils of gossip.

940 days ago
223.

Truth    

BTW, since we’re now all about organizations distancing themselves from media types who use “slut” rhetoric, when does Obama’s Super PAC plan on forfeiting Bill Maher’s $1 million donation?

940 days ago
224.

Bob    

The national advertiser count is now at at least 13 who have dropped the pig. Many local advertisers have dropped him as well. We need everyone to put pressure on the remaining sponsors.

940 days ago
225.

christina    

Its amazing he even has a job!

940 days ago
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