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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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106.

Ann    

He must be on the pills again and wants free porn

960 days ago
107.

Athina    

The rest of the sponsors will turn tail and leave as well. It will look like they support his foul comments if they remain and give their companies a bad name. Maybe this will shut down this turd's show and finally shut his azzhole mouth, although I suppose he'll just pop up somewhere else spewing his hate.

960 days ago
108.

jeff    

I wish you idiots posting would read your own post, you are calling him the same horrible names you are mad for him saying. Liberals need to just die and go away.

960 days ago
109.

Different Rules Apply    

That's what he gets for having such a big mouth! Time to get this blow hard off the air ~ he showed his true colors BIG TIME with those comments. In my experience, those that throw trash statements about others usually have their own secret trash that is much worse. You have a HUGE responsibility when you hold a microphone and are a public figure. He blew it and may very well lose his job for it.

960 days ago
110.

tigress    

Limbaugh needs to be fired fired for this. I was offend by his three day insult on women. His apology was a joke and not a real apology. Rush contributes nothing good to society so fire this women hater.

960 days ago
111.

Cheryl    

It's time we "SHUSH" Limbaugh for good!! He thinks he can say what he wants with no repercussions, Not no more people are tired of his rants...He doesn't care who he hurts as long as he gets ratings..Can't blame it on Oxy's anymore Rush,,,,Or maybe he can!!!!

960 days ago
112.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

A dumb republican druggie calling someone names? That's rich! He should have bigger concerns like why his dentist put one big fake tooth in alignment with his pinched nose. What an Idiot!!

960 days ago
113.

Oh well    

Rush is right, this women wants to have plenty of sex all the time and thinks i should help pay for it... Bull sh!t.

And why the double standard? I didn't hear you people cry when bill mahers called palin the c word.

960 days ago
114.

In Depth News    

Rush issued a 'sincere apology' to the Left wing Activist 'Sandra Fluke' today . The Advertisers that are leaving (for the most part) do Not agree with Rush and support leftist democrat , which ask the question of Why did they advertise anyway or Why did Ruh let them ?

Bill Maher and Others said much worse things about women (like Palin, Malkin, etc.) But got applauded by their hard left allies in the media or political arena.

A Leftist playboy editor (couple years ago) even wrote an article saying he would like to have "Hate sex" with conservative women (talk about hate towards women) ,But No really Outrage was seen in the Media ..

960 days ago
115.

susan    

SHE IS a slut! We will not pay anything for her to have sex anytime she wants, thats her responsibility. The truth hurts...

960 days ago
116.

The Neko Nation    

Silly blow hard moron. His excuse and apology are a joke. This guy is no better than that idiot Obama who he complains about all the time.

960 days ago
117.

SpitBall    

The guy is a punk. Anyone who buys his BS is also an ignorant punk. You don't need this clown to do your thinking for you. Stop letting him capitalize on your ignorance; you've made him millions. Think for yourself, if you can. His sponsors should have left him swinging in the wind many years ago, but because he can "shock" people (like you) his advertisers like that demographic.

960 days ago
118.

en Todo Momento!!    

hey, what about if the gu9y is right? i mean considering 80-90% of women are unemployed, it appears this 'feminist activist law student' is merely concerned with 'professionally employed females', and not with your average s/uht/bitch who wants or needs access to contraception. what a hypocrite.

960 days ago
119.

JiggaBoo    

If he gets kicked off the radio Fox News will likely pick him up. An idiotic bigot? YES! let's add him to our channel!

960 days ago
120.

JW    

The birth control medication IS NOT being paid for with PUBLIC funds! The issue is: With regard to private, religious affiliated jobs, should birth control medication be covered under the prescription portion of the policy? This is insurance that the employer pays for, and most likely the employee pays a portion of. It has NOTHING to do with the federal government paying for free birth control Rush Limbaugh should have known this, and a) if he didn't he shouldn't have been misrepresenting it, and b) he personally attacked a woman who was testifying not about her own personal need, but for other privately employed women to not lose through prescription coverage something that is a common effective pharmaceutical. Know what the topic is about, not what that IDIOT has turned it into.

960 days ago
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