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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.

442 COMMENTS

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61.

ITUS    

I WILL BUY FROM ADVERTISERS WHO LEAVE RUSH! just saying i won't buy if they stay with rush. FIRE HIM

961 days ago
62.

Edith    

Why should Rush have to apologize She is

961 days ago
63.

RaineeDrops    

He should be fired. Keeping him shows they share his values. Glad sponsors are dumping him because they do not share his vapid values.

Fire him.

961 days ago
64.

sjensen    

Oh how the liberal media gets it's way. They have been after Rush for years, this is not the 1st. I agree with the context to what he said but he stepped over a line. He much smarter then to swallow the pawn that was put into place. Yes she should just keep her legs crossed if she can't afford contraception but now the whole conversation has been taken in a different direction, and Pelosi will make sure that you and I pay for sex, one way or anothere

961 days ago
65.

vern dufford    

WOW !TMZ sure has a lot of Republicans on board for their ****ed up comments...think I'm through!

961 days ago
66.

RaineeDrops    

People should boycott any and all radio stations his show airs on.

961 days ago
67.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

lush ******

961 days ago
68.

Maverick    

This is great news!

The only way this douche is going to stop 'entertaining' his 20 million followers with his demagoguery is if no advertisers want to pay.

His apology was not sincere, and it's time to bring this guy down.

961 days ago
69.

ryarrasmith    

Hey where are the clips of Ed Shultz from MSNBC calling conservative Laura Ingrahm a SLUT on national tv? Where are the tons and tons of clips of Bill Hahr calling Sarah Palin a **** on his show? Where are the clips of Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann saying horrible things against Hillary Clinton in 2008? I can go on and on..this is HAS nothing to do with what Rush said about this woman, its has to do with the left in this country trying to HUSH the conservative movement..I dare you TMZ to have a screaming headline about Bill Marh his comments about Palin were so much worse then what Rush said and YOU FRAKEN KNOW IT..I will no longer watch your TV show or vist your web site, until you show the same outrage when someone on the left say such things about woman.

961 days ago
70.

Bob    

This woman went to congress to demand that other people pay for her to have sex without consequence. What does that make her? Rush Limbaugh nailed it..

961 days ago
71.

zeke    

Wheres all the disgust for Bill Maher Calling Sarah Palin a ****?

961 days ago
72.

Chuck    

Rush, a good example of why abortion should be legal.

961 days ago
73.

furgitaboutit    

I believe Rush is on Wife #4. Seems like he is paying women to be with him. What does that make him? What does that make his wives? It's scary how many people listen to his guy. I put his standing at the same level as the Kardashians. I don't know if you can get lower than the Ks or Ryan Seacrest.

961 days ago
74.

jr.d    

Finally the media and advertisers are catching on to him. Now if they can only catch on to the myth of religion Rush wouldn't be in this mess. What if you are an atheist? Should you be forced to live by mythological values?

961 days ago
75.

igotfleasfromtmz    

stupid to for sponsors to pull adds when the interest is high.
the sponsors who pulled are useless anyway. He should not have directed his comment to the woman. His point is valid but insults never solve anything.

961 days ago
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