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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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301.

b4ReaL    

AM NOT a Fan of Limbaugh's...BUT HUGE DOUBLE-STANDARD going on RIGHT HERRRR...
#1 if Maher is a comedian then SO WHAT?! Andrew Dice Clay got ostracized LONG aGO for Words THAT WERE/perceived to be anti-WomENsLib etc., ANYWAY...I STOPPED watching Maher jusbout the time he was YANKED FROM ABC for saying some Crazy____ ON NetworkTV. SO...Bottom Line EVENif BMaher IS a comedian -VS-Commentator or Talk Show Host...HE STILL needs to quit calling women the C_ _ _TWord w/HIS RAUNCH ASS...THAT MESS NEEDS to STOP NOW2 OR Else its a DOUBLE-STANDARD and just about being ANTI-Rush ummm etc., fINI!

871 days ago
302.

llulua    

Time to see the truth if you can take it.
• Search: "Who is running Sandra Fluke?"

•TMZ, where are you now?

871 days ago
303.

b4ReaL    

Dang...TOMHanks...Again???!!...HOllywood rockin the same tired message...ONCE Again??? ANY of Y'all walkin OR RIDINGA Bike to events...or interested in paying for a GAS CARD for regular folks...NOPE?! Thats what i thought...well how bout you just act & let the GP figure out who we wanna vote for. Thanks...jus sayin...

871 days ago
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