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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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271.

Sean    

Let's make Rush president of our "Moon colonies" and "forget" to give him a helmet.....

908 days ago
272.

dolly    

I wonder if her parents were proud when she testified before Congress she has so much sex it is costly her a fortune? If it is in poor taste for a guy to kiss and tell, isnt it in worse taste for a gal to Fluke and tell? Why did she go to college, to educate and graduate or *********? I thought a FLUKE was a fish, but now I know it is a PIG.

908 days ago
273.

juju    

SHE DID NOT TESTIFY ABOUT HOW MUCH SEX SHE HAS YOU BRAINLESS IDIOTS!!!!!
She was testifying about OTHER reasons why women need birth control for their health. Men are such idiots - there are bleeding fibroids, unbalanced hormones, endometriosis, severe acne etc etc... Birth control pills are made from HORMONES which can treat MANY female problems.
Can anyone tell me WHY the Catholic church and horrified Republicans are not screaming about the fact that VASECTOMIES are covered 100% under health insurance policies?? It's BIRTH CONTROL for God sakes, why aren't you screaming about it?? So is VIAGRA, just ask Rush, he eats it like Tic Tacs.

And NO ONE is asking the taxpayers to pay for ANYONE to have sex - they are requiring INSURANCE COMPANIES to cover the cost. You know, the insurance companies that are making MILLIONS of profits every year??

Sheesh - no wonder America is slipping in the world - so many uneducated and just plain ignorant people. Sad...

908 days ago
274.

DARIN GLANVILLE    

wait a minute here. first i havent listened to Rush for a few years now . so am not a HUGE fan. but he is Correct here.
what kind of a person besides a SLUT - a person who gets around -- would even ask to have insurance cover contraception.

908 days ago
275.

Otto Hoffman    

A tad slutty don't you think
http://networkedblogs.com/uOWyS

908 days ago
276.

RW    

But that so called comedian Bill Maher can call women from the right, ****s, whores, sluts, ***bags and everything is okay because the hypocricy of the left doesn't really matter. Does it?
Will Barry O be giving the 1 million dollars back?

908 days ago
277.

Sepulchre    

Well, I always had to go to the free clinic, and I went to a state college, and Georgetown is even Catholic..I don't really feel like its right of her to make this demand when taxpayer dollars already help in some way by providing free clinics..She knows the Catholic position and voluntarily chose to go there..but I have to say, I am kind of freaked out about how much the word slut has been thrown around. I've been on birth control for over ten years now, and I like to think I kept it classy. Sometimes there were very long patches without sex, but it's smart to always keep up with it, you don't plan when relationships happen and protection isn't instant. It's also used for a lot of other real medical reasons though, and maybe she has one of those, which is her personal medical business and her right to keep private.

908 days ago
278.

aemish    

No, Rush, prostitutes are the people you snort your OxyContins with.

908 days ago
279.

Tadow126    

Though I do not agree with what Rush said, everyone here reading this post and making comments have the right to say what they believe. This is simply what he believes.

908 days ago
280.

BeHonest    

Just like Cobert said, Rush retracted his statement all because his radio sponsors are dropping like flies, that makes me a whore as well because he is willing to do anything with his mouth as long as there is money coming in. Well I truly believe in Karma. Rush, you have a long way to pay.

908 days ago
281.

Republican    

Rush shouldn't have to apologize for the slut comment. This is totally ridiculous, and that lady is a total tool! VOTE OBAMA OUT of office 2012. Unless you want to drive a Chevy Volt and pay 10$ per gallon of gas!

908 days ago
282.

Betterthanyou    

Rush speaks the truth. How do you know this chick isn't a slut?

908 days ago
283.

randy    

Say what you want about Rush, But you have all lost your freakin minds if you think it is someones right to have anything paid for by someone else, get a job you bunch of liberal moochers you and your president are destroying this Country. IMPEACH THAT IDIOT

908 days ago
284.

katielady    

I am one of your 'senior' age fans. maybe it is a good thing this pathetic jerk is getting the media coverage.. sponsors dropping like flies from his show. He gets his viagra,, insurance covered.. and a probable vasectomy, also insurance covered; clearly he has had a lobotomy. This points that his comments are purely a diatribe on women. Wonder who is the beneficiary of the viagra? Doubt it is a woman.

908 days ago
285.

Toni    

What happened to freedom of speach in this country?? His comments were a bit harsh, but he has a right to say what her believes just as all who want to burn him at the stake do. No one paid for my birth controll pills, and I don't want to pay for anyone elses either. Let her pay for her own or wait untill she's ready for children

908 days ago
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