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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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46.

Anteupfred    

I don’t agree with what Rush said. He’s apologized. Move on. Educate yourself on the back story of this issue, and you’ll know the truth how the democrats on this committee deceived the American public. How’s it a liberal can spew lies and twist the truth and nothing is done? They can say whatever they want—nothing is done. When a conservative does it then it becomes unacceptable. There is a double standard for liberals, and it makes me despise them more and more. Liberals are destroying this country one day at a time.

872 days ago
47.

harrycontests    

Shame on TMZ for posting a misleading section of Rush's apology, then calling it "weak". His apology actually ended with "I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.". When is the last time you heard ANY politician apologize so directly? And Bill Maher never has apologized to the woman he called the "c word" on national television. Is that not worse?

872 days ago
48.

rich98    

This man is a complete moron

872 days ago
49.

Bu    

It's way past the time for him to leave the airwaves!

872 days ago
50.

Ih8Taxes    

Wow, and how many times has Sarah Palin or Michele Bachman been called names? Oh, the hipocrisy...

872 days ago
51.

UgottaBkidnMe    

If he has so many years of experience than he should have the common sense to NOT be true to himself,as an EVIL person, and call her a wonderful young lady!!!

872 days ago
52.

Superman    

As if they didn't know who he was and what he was about when they sponsored his show. Lame idiots. And if you don't want to be called a slut, then don't act like one! And if you want birth control and rubbers, go pay for it yourself.

872 days ago
53.

Grouchy Smurf    

Did not intend a personal attack? Calling someone a slut and a prostitute certainly sounds personal to me.

872 days ago
54.

mebrat24    

According to Forbes
The complete details of Limbaugh’s eight-year, $400 million contract aren’t known, but much of it takes the form of guaranteed money, with Limbaugh having claimed publicly that he received at least $100 million as a signing bonus.

872 days ago
55.

anony    

The future of this country has absolutely nothing to do with anything Limbaugh says.

872 days ago
56.

3Storms    

Free speech = NOT IN MY AMERICA WHEN YOU SAY SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE!

872 days ago
57.

Sally    

He has apologized, so they should forgive him. If not, he can find new sponsors -- ths is about marketing your product not freedome of speech business. He should have no trouble finding new sponsors.

872 days ago
58.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Hope his kidneys fail.

872 days ago
59.

Mikey    

The school offers an insurance plan for $1895 per year but it doesn't include birth control. If she doesn't like the plan she can find her own plan that does include birth control.


http://www.law.georgetown.edu/finaff/studaccts/tuition.html

872 days ago
60.

Kari    

Knowing he apologized because his sponsors were dropping him doesn't make his apology seem sincere. That he even went there with his thoughts says a lot about him--his comments were crude and hurtful. I pray he is off the air soon--he is a disgrace.

872 days ago
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