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Rush Limbaugh

More Sponsors Running for Hills

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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241.

1uniquemonique    

As usual, the sponsors will be back. They always support this *******.

959 days ago
242.

dittos    

WEAK!!! SOUNDS LIKE THE COMMENT OF A LEFT WING RAG MAG...HOW ABOUT THIS **** ELITIST!!!! http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/04/rush-limbaugh-s-apology-liberal-men-need-to-follow-suit.html

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243.

aston    

His "jokes" about the lady were "jokes" for slimy, prostitute-exploiting men who actually are sluts themselves. Those are the only ones thinking it's funny to sexually assault women, verbally or otherwise.


Rush Limbaugh has sold his soul for money. What does that make him?

959 days ago
244.

Paul Kersey    

My guess is that the sponsors who dropped Limbaugh's show will suffer a lot more than he will. Nobody even heard of proflowers until Rush started talking about them. Same with carbonite. Their emotional reaction to Rush's legitimate point about 30 year old professional leftist political agitator Fluck will turn out to be a bad business decision. I guarantee it. And forget the fake outrage. Where were these people when Letterman told a vile joke about Palin's 14 year old daughter? Where were they when Maher constantly uses the "c word" against republican women like Bachmann and Palin? Have cable systems dropped HBO? This is a lot about nothing. I hope that Fluck enjoys her 15 minutes of fame before she gets started on her next agenda item; making college insurance plans cover sex change operations.

959 days ago
245.

John    

Rush was right on...if she wants to play...she has to pay!

959 days ago
246.

Vix    

Those guys are ran for the hills are such cowards! There are some who called Rep Woman things that are 10 times as worst as what Rush called this 30 year old little girl! If they want the run away with their tails between their legs, Rush fans will just walk away from them!

959 days ago
247.

Bill T    

Limbaugh just says these things to get all of this attention. He has no talent or brains, and he nothing but a fat slob; so he has to always do something outrageous to get attention. If the media didn't make such a big deal out of his stupidity he would go away.

959 days ago
248.

BREITBART = HERO    


If this chick can afford to go full time to Georgetown Law School, I think she can also spend $9/month on WalMart or Target's birth control pill program.
http://consumerist.com/2007/09/target-matches-walmarts-9-birth-control-pill-program.html

I personally don't want to pay for her $3,000 contraception habits, do you?

959 days ago
249.

margaret riha    

People wake up they want to take more money out of use hard working people and as for that so called young lady that she isnt especially when she was the one telling everyone shes having sex so slut YES

959 days ago
250.

dandilion    

Rush was right.. uh oh.. lady outed with her lib agenda.. Read all and comments; http://mrctv.org/blog/sandra-fluke-gender-reassignment-and-health-insurance

Sandra Fluke, Gender Reassignment, and Health Insurance
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Stephen Gutowski
Monday, March 5, 2012 - 7:35pm

Sandra Fluke is being sold by the left as something she's not. Namely a random co-ed from Georgetown law who found herself mixed up in the latest front of the culture war who was simply looking to make sure needy women had access to birth control. That, of course, is not the case.

As many have already uncovered Sandra Fluke she is, in reality, a 30 year old long time liberal activist who enrolled at Georgetown with the express purpose of fighting for the school to pay for students' birth control. She has been pushing for mandated coverage of contraceptives at Georgetown for at least three years according to the Washington Post.

However, as I discovered today, birth control is not all that Ms. Fluke believes private health insurance must cover. She also, apparently, believes that it is discrimination deserving of legal action if "gender reassignment" surgeries are not covered by employer provided health insurance. She makes these views clear in an article she co-edited with Karen Hu in the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law.

The title of the article, which can be purchased in full here, is Employment Discrimination Against LGBTQ Persons and was published in the Journal's 2011 Annual Review. I have posted a transcript of the section I will be quoting from here. In a subsection of the article entitled "Employment Discrimination in Provision of Employment Benefits" starting on page 635 of the review Sandra Fluke and her co-editor describe two forms of discrimination in benefits they believe LGBTQ individuals face in the work place:

"Discrimination typically takes two forms: first, direct discrimination limiting access to benefits specifically needed by LGBTQ persons, and secondly, the unavailability of family-related benefits to LGBTQ families."

Their "prime example" of the first form of discrimination? Not covering sex change operations:

"A prime example of direct discrimination is denying insurance coverage for medical needs of transgender persons physically transitioning to the other gender."

This so called "prime example" of discrimination is expounded on in a subsection titled "Gender Reassignment Medical Services" starting on page 636:

"Transgender persons wishing to undergo the gender reassignment process frequently face heterosexist employer health insurance policies that label the surgery as cosmetic or medically unnecessary and therefore uncovered."

To be clear, the argument here is that employers are engaging in discrimination against their employees who want them to pay for their sex changes because their "heterosexist" health insurance policies don't believe sex changes are medically necessary.

Additionally Sandra Fluke and her co-editor have an answer for why exactly these "heterosexist" insurance policies, and the courts that side with them, deem sex changes as medically unnecessary:

"In Mario v. P & C Food Markets, Inc., an employee who was denied such coverage brought claims under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security (ERISA) and Title VII. The court rejected the ERISA claim, finding the plaintiff's mastectomy and hormone therapy were not medically necessary. The court's ruling was based upon controversy within the medical community regarding that treatment plan. Much of that controversy has been linked to ignorance and bias against transgender persons, and the American Medical Association has declared the lack of coverage to be discrimination."

You see, all opposition to the determination that sex changes are medically necessary, and therefor must be covered by private employer provided health insurance, is based on "ignorance and bias against transgender persons".

The section on discrimination against those seeking gender reassignment ends with Sandra Fluke and her co-editor wondering why more lawsuits aren't filed against private employers on these grounds. Especially in comparison to the frequency with which these types of cases are filed against Medicare, Medicaid, and even the prison system:

"The reason for this lack of cases is unclear. Private employee insurance plans do not more frequently cover this need, so it may be a sign that transgender employees do not see the courts as likely to provide any assistance against private employers."

The argument made in this article edited by Sandra Fluke and Karen Hu is quite clear. "Gender reassignment" is a medically necessary set of procedures that must be covered under employee provided health insurance policies. If it is not covered by those policies that is tantamount to discrimination and legal action should be taken against the employer.

So, as you can see, Sandra Fluke is not what she is being sold as. Instead she is a liberal activist pushing some rather radical ideas. Keep that in mind as the left holds her up in the spotlight.

959 days ago
251.

rob    

I get it, I totally disagree with what the jerk said. But, whatever happened to "Sticks and Stones"? With all that is wrong in our USA right now, our focus should not be on a moron that called someone a name. He isnt even a legit Party Advocate. He's a dude with a radio show. I hear Dude's with radio shows say inappropriate stuff all the time.

959 days ago
252.

jacqueline morris    

It's about damn time - he got called on his BS~!!. His first apology was basically umm - oh, LAME, the "wrong choice of words". Again today he says, wrong choice of words, bu bye~!! He doesn't get it, he doesn't get what the co-ed was talking about. It's waaaay over his head. Does he know how the pill works?? Even if one were a slut- the pill w/n cost anymore. However, the issue is the pill is taken for many other medical issues- H-E-L-L-O- LOSER.... Where is the GOP, why aren't they calling Oxyrush on this, they are silent. Romney is a freaking whimp~!! Oxyrush is a pig, oh wait- he's the goptea leader,,,, both FIRED~!!!!

959 days ago
253.

THE BEAVER    

Like I said before.. if you want to screw around.. pay for YOUR OWN birth control. Women get knocked up and don't have no problem shelling out money to get abortion,and the so called father pitching in money too, so why not pay for your own birth control? I mean people don't mind shelling out money to kill a baby, but they want the Gov to pay for their birth control? LOL .. and the Demonbrats think the Republicans are not very smart people, and we are the ignorant ones. BA..hahaha!!

This man called called this girl a slut, BIG DEAL!!

Oh, and I was thinking about getting a Sleep Number bed. I think I will jump ship too, and buy from some other company.

959 days ago
254.

Sunshine    

You are all such nasty haters!!!! I don't see why the taxpayers of the United States have to pay for everyone's sexual escapades! What ever happened to personally responsibility???? We live in a world where we want to behave like idiots and have the government support it! It's no longer a wonder to me why our awesome country is sinking. Grow up people!!!

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255.

THE BEAVER    


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jacqueline morris: 11 minutes ago

It's about damn time - he got called on his BS~!!. His first apology was basically umm - oh, LAME, the "wrong choice of words". Again today he says, wrong choice of words, bu bye~!! He doesn't get it, he doesn't get what the co-ed was talking about. It's waaaay over his head. Does he know how the pill works?? Even if one were a slut- the pill w/n cost anymore. However, the issue is the pill is taken for many other medical issues- H-E-L-L-O- LOSER.... Where is the GOP, why aren't they calling Oxyrush on this, they are silent. Romney is a freaking whimp~!! Oxyrush is a pig, oh wait- he's the goptea leader,,,, both FIRED~!!!!
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This man gets it! You don't. In the end, he is the winner, you are the loser. There is nothing wrong with Romney. At least if he becomes President, his mind will not be on sex. Important Papers will be on his desk, not a woman, and he will not make a mes of things like this president has. I am not of the same faith as Romney is, but I can respect is good values and morals. We need a President that not only puts God first, but the American people as well!!

We all should send Obama all our bills, and write on it, we are under Obama Care. LOL

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