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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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76.

sjensen    

If everyone would just wake up and understand, we don't need another entitlement shoved down our throat, and even with Rush called her the fact still remains, with her Georgetown education if she isn't smart enough to know she has other choices then to spread her legs when she can't afford it, then ask yourself, Why should you and I pay for it. Rush was right on alot of points, is she a sl-- well Pelosi liked her, and birds of a feather flock together!!

928 days ago
77.

serafina    

You liberal retards are so scared of him and the TRUTH! It's hilarious!

928 days ago
78.

Gretel    

I really can't stand Rush simply because he spews such poison and sheep lick it off the ground like he's some kind of god. The GOP has offered us such crap except for Ron Paul and even he's a little scary, and then people think Rush is their mouthpiece. Way to go Rush, now not only do they have to do damage control for their candidates but they have to do damage control for that diarrhea mouth of yours. Honestly, it's starting to look like a conspiracy to get Obama a second term. You GOPs better wise up fast.

928 days ago
79.

Mike    

I have seen more than a dozen stories reporting that Rush called Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute. The words themselves always appear alone in quotation marks. Why has no one printed the entire quote of when he used the words? Because if they did, people would know he didn't actually call her those things directly, and there would be no story. I was listening to the segment that is causing the controversy as it was being aired. A lot has been taken out of context by the media, and done on purpose.

928 days ago
80.

CitySide    

Oh geez. A 30 year old ADULT begging for contraceptives to be part of her college financial aid package. Classy. Sounds like a gimmmee girl to me.

928 days ago
81.

RaffyBStatenIsland    

He's actually "fine" with advertisers dropping him? He really is demented. http://www.comunitee.com/comunitee/showComuniteeBarArticle/3036918/27930/4/587

928 days ago
82.

jpm4444    

He spends years saying blacks on drugs are losers. He also said law enforcement should start going after rich white people on prescription meds. We find out he loves to marry young pretty middle class people; gets dumped by a mail order bride; and if going to the dominican for viagra and get's caught doctor shopping to get oxycontin.

One of the most dysfunctional, arrogant and hypocritical people our nation has seen in years.

928 days ago
83.

agold    

Keep poppin' this pain killers Rush!

928 days ago
84.

Dennis Johnson    

Nice talk from a DRUGED OUT HAS-BEEN POS!

928 days ago
85.

i'm a lawyer!    

clearly, rush trashed the wrong person because the apology isn't working. it's about time he's held accountable for talking out of his ass all these years.

928 days ago
86.

sjensen    

A 30 year old with a Elite Georgetown University degree that used it to ask for another entitlement as she rubs elbows with Pelosi!! What a joke, and now if anyone speaks the truth that they don't want to pay for her lay on her back, and calls it as they see it, they need to apologize. I would laugh if it wasn't so sad!!

928 days ago
87.

Trash    

What a bunch of hypocrites the left are. Howard Stern talks more trash using MUCH more offensive language than Rush yet noooo complaints from the left towards him and almost every hypocrite sponsor that yanked their advertising from Rush is advertising with Howard Stern. You people (the left) are sooo transparent and pathetic.... It is only because Rush said it...plain and simple. I will no longer do business with any of the hypocrite sponsors and we do a lot with Citrix in particular.

928 days ago
88.

mimi    

stay strong Rush...love your show!!!

928 days ago
89.

Michelle    

Rush you still have supporters. You have the right to freedom of speach and exercising your first amendment rights. Just because someone says something you don't agree with doesn't mean their wrong in their opinion. What is this world coming to. Wait I know a bunch of sissys I need a huge! ugh

928 days ago
90.

Leandro    

We complain when the government raises taxes. Now this student wants FREE birth control so she can have sex. Instead of spending all her time trying to get birth control FREE she should just re focus her time in teaching girls not to have sex. Girls dont like being called sluts I understand that. But maybe theY should quit sleeping around and giving that imppression. I have a daughter and she respects who she is. Maybe this student should get off her high horse and quit making women victims.

928 days ago
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