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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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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.

875 days ago
122.

HARRY NIPPLES, Jr.    

None of those advertisers offers a good, legitimate service or product. TaxResolution is an overt rip-off who can't do anything for you that the Taxpayer advocate won't do for FREE. AOL (or as its now known, "LOL")- enough said. SleepTrain and SleepNumber are the worst beds on the market- they won't last a year. Citrix products taste awful and LegalZoom overcharges you for doing the work yourself. Limbaugh is better off without them.

875 days ago
123.

HMichaelH    

Thank you, TMZ, for putting together the list of advertisers who have withdrawn from support of Rush. I need the list to identify those Companies with whom I will no longer do business. They can boycott Rush, so I am going to boycott them for given in to the mass hysteria surrounding this issue. All you media shows should pay attention to what is happening. If they can get their undies all tied up in a know over something like this, then anyone on radio or TV is at risk of displeasing an advertiser and losing support over some other silly matter.

875 days ago
124.

en Todo Momento!!    

it's funny to me how males usually have to control pretty much EVERYTHING!!!... in this case just not birth control. weird...

875 days ago
125.

Fallopia Lopez    

See ya, Rushie. Wouldn't wanna be ya. Pack it in, ya butthead.

875 days ago
126.

Ajbwb    

All the ppl that are calling on Rush to die........ Take a good look in the mirror, you have every liberal media or talk show host ripping apart every conservative woman.....So blow it out of u r A$$.

875 days ago
127.

CarrLeyn    

Get a job and pay for your own stuff!!! Government isn't responsible for the results of YOUR sex life just b/c you are broke! How many more handouts does the world owe you? Would you like them to raise your children, too? And find you a job? Of course you do...She's behaving slutty b/c she can't keep her legs closed until she can afford birth control. Think about it........that's kinda gross.

875 days ago
128.

Robin    

Let's not lose sight of the real issue here. Who wants to pay for her birth control? Not me.

875 days ago
129.

Lynn    

Rush's comment about posting a video for everyone is his worst offense. What does that make him? He's been married, what, four times and he took how many "hillbilly heroin" pills a day. Indicating that anyone would want to watch because they paid means this guy is sicker than we ever knew and that's very sick.

875 days ago
130.

Robin    

JW, we pay for it eventually. All monies come from the people one way or another.

875 days ago
131.

Barbara Ayars    

People, get over yourselves! Do you forget which country you live in? Everybody has the right to free speech. EVERYBODY! There is no requirement that you like what is said. Every single sponsor who dropped Rush is on my list of what not to buy, for they would stifle free speech. Sargento makes great cheese but I now use lesser grades and boycott them because they were only one of many who dropped Glenn Beck. That is their prerogative. I've made my little voice clear to them. You don't likwpe what you hear? Stop listening!

875 days ago
132.

infohollywood    

Send him to a woman's dorm and see it he can get a date. What words would a group of bright, attractive, wise, college coed's use to describe Rush? I seem like if he can only behavior like this to get attention. Milt and Rick I expect appreciate his consertive support as we move towards the election. Note: neither said any think to Rush regarding his comment. At lease Obama called him on it.

875 days ago
133.

tgrfan42069    

where is all of the outrage when the lib media blast sarah palin? calling her a **** calling out her kids making fun of her mentally disabled kid?? anyone..so much double standard among the libtards...ohhhhhhhhhhh he is so wrong for calling this lady a slut..but they laugh at all of the hurtful names that sarah gets called

875 days ago
134.

dd    

Please fire him..

875 days ago
135.

Steve    

It's called the "First Amendment" hypocrites, look it up.

PC crew has made this country a joke.

Slipping further and further into socialism every day. It's fine for the knuckle dragging, mouth breathers on MSNBC but anybody else says anything and "off with their heads".

875 days ago
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