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Rush Limbaugh Has Lost Over 100 Advertisers Since Calling Law Student A "Slut!" Syndicator Suspends National Ads!

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The fallout for Rush Limbaugh's recent comments that a Georgetown law student and contraception activist Sandra Fluke was a "slut" and a "prostitute" for testifying before Congress about the health benefits of birth control pills is still going strong, and now, his syndicator, Premiere Networks, has withdrawn its national advertising spots from his talk show for two weeks!

According to an internal memo:

"We are suspending the requirement to run barter spots for two weeks, March 12th and March 19th, for our News/Talk affiliates only."

However, according to Limbaugh's spokesperson:

"Premiere Networks announcement does not involve the cancellation of any advertising, local or national, purchased within The Rush Limbaugh Show. The advertisers using this contractual relationship are not buying program sponsorships, but rather a fixed number of audience impressions on those radio stations. Premiere's announcement today temporarily stops placing these spots on Premiere affiliated local news-talk radio stations for the next two weeks. It does not affect national advertising in The Rush Limbaugh Show."

Is that right?

Because sources at Clear Channel, which owns Premiere networks, are reporting that 141 companies have asked that their advertising not air during his show, which includes 21st Century Insurance, Hotels.com, Ace Hardware, Honda, Advil, and Preparation H!

Yeah. His spokesperson may want to re-phrase that last statement!

Ch-ch-check out his awful, original comment (above)!

Yeah. Forgive us for being LESS than sympathetic to his current situation.

Enough is enough, and he needs to know that he can't say every disgusting, bigoted and horrendous remark that comes into his disgusting, bigoted and horrendous head!

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57 comments to “Rush Limbaugh Has Lost Over 100 Advertisers Since Calling Law Student A "Slut!" Syndicator Suspends National Ads!”



  1. 1

    Perez, why don't you ever comment on Bill Maher calling Sarah Palin a "dumb twat" I am pretty sure that is just as bad as calling someone a slut.

  2. buck says – reply to this


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    Rush was right and somehow i have a feeling he will be just fine.



  3. 3

    And how many people have u "outed" and said disgusting remarks about over the years. He who is with out sin, he shall be the 1st to cast a STONE! Stay out of politics. Are you anc COlton from this season of Survivor family>



  4. 4

    I wish a painful and slow death on this obese drug addicted denture wearing retarded slob, but it appears that he still has his job , is still getting paid and will continue to have both job and payment.
    Advertisers don't wanna advertise during his show? So what. He still has the show and still gets paid and still has plenty of mental retards who listen to him.
    Unfortunately he's "winning".



  5. 5

    Re: TXgirl22

    I may be wrong, but hasn't maher also called sarah palin a c**? No matter what side you're on that's just a really low thing to say about someone. Where were you on that one hyprocrite perez?



  6. 6

    Re: TXgirl22 – The prostitute word and slut(not the point)…ok But Rush went on for hours and days…you have been misinformed TXgirl. I am not against Rush, I just hate people comparing it to name calling and doing it to a witness and to a public figure. Rush said Fluke should pay for her birth control with making all her sexual exploits on the internet for everyone(like she was a Kardashian)….After HOURS of this he winded himself asking who paid for her birth control when she was "little" or in Jr. High…..There were hours more of degredation . So calling someone a "slut" wasn't really what was so upseting…you get it? Perez I know your not a journalist but RUsh L or his Radio stations did not lose 100 advertisers you pretend you don't know how advertising contracts work…..



  7. 7

    If she wants to screw around while in college let her pay for her own birth control pills, why would I pay for her birth control pills, is she in any way paying for my high blood pressure pills? enough already.



  8. 8

    This is exactly what Rush wants … ATTENTION. He may have lost advertisers but he hasn't lost viewers. His bigoted listeners want to hear Rush say these things. And he has every right to say them. I don't have to like them so I don't listen to that pig.



  9. 9

    Re: Jayyyy – You're a hateful fucking moron.



  10. 10

    Only speak about that which you know and understand. 'Nuff said.



  11. 11

    awful. awful man



  12. 12

    Re: TXgirl22
    Well, since Palin is a PUBLIC figure, she is fair game under the law. What Rush did when he attacked a PRIVATE citizen is literally slander and he would lose if Fluke decided to sue him. That's the law (my fiance is an attorney). I don't know how else to explain it. And I doubt even being presented with cold, hard facts would ever dissuade a right wing Rush supporter any way.

    Also, the argument could be made that while Fluke is literally not a prostitute, Palin — based on her actions, the things she's said, and her observable lack of intelligence — is a dumb twat.



  13. 13

    First of all, Rush never called her a slut. What he said was "she wants my taxpayer money to pay for her to have sex. What does that make her?" Also, she first said she was 23 but then it later came out she's 30. Also, did you hear the liberal media freak out whenever Laura Ingram was called a whore and the NBC news correspondent was suspended? Or when Bill Maher said Sarah Palin was a "dumb twat"? All of the news is liberal run and controlled, and only print certain stories.



  14. 14

    Re: isabellabella
    So, clearly Rush isn't the only person who doesn't understand how birth control works. Here, I'll explain it to you in terms so simple, even you can probably understand: You don't take a pill each time you have sex. Birth control has a number of other uses besides preventing pregnancy. Fluke was going to testify in front of the all-male birth control hearing about how birth control would have prevented her friend's ovarian cysts had she been able to afford it. Sex was never part of the equation.

    "[L]et her pay for her own birth control pills, why would I pay for her birth control pills, is she in any way paying for my high blood pressure pills? enough already."

    She's paying as much for your blood pressure medicine as you are for her birth control pills, genius. Which is nothing. Insurance pays for those things for people who have it. Otherwise, they pay out of pocket. And once again, THIS IS NOT ABOUT SEX. It's about women's health.

    Rush is a bully, a moron and a coward. And if you're supporting him (cough, cough, buck/irvinegirl), then chances are you are too. At least he gets paid to say these ridiculous things. His listeners and supporters are stupid for free.



  15. 15

    Re: Elmore – Bull, once Fluke started testifying she become fair game.



  16. 16

    Re: Irvinegirl
    Well that was a very logical and compelling argument you made to back up your dim witted and retarded and ignorant judgement of me.
    Also, your vagina smells like a bucket of rotting fish. Filthy pig that you are.



  17. 17

    Re: rachel7777
    He did say "slut," genius. It may not be in that clip you watched, but he said it.

    And I'll direct you to my schooling of TXgirl22 on the law. Ingraham is a public figure. When Ed Schultz called her a right wing slut, which was a ridiculous thing to call someone and you'd find very few on the Left who supported him, he was lambasted in the media, offered a sincere apology (which Rush has yet to do — his apologies were both total garbage and more grandstanding on his part), and then Schultz VOLUNTARILY took himself off the air without pay.

    That's how adults handle their screwups. What Rush did was tantamount to a toddler smearing his dirty diaper on the wall. He threw a temper tantrum, doubled-down, and — god willing — irreparably damaged his career.

    This debate isn't about left or right. It's about how adult humans should treat each other in society. At this point it is clear that the Right has no interest in civility, maturity or humanity. The things you people believe now have Lincoln, Teddy R., Ike and Reagan spinning in their graves.



  18. 18

    Re: thebigboot
    What law school did you go to?



  19. 19

    Re: Elmore

    Actually, GENIUS, I was listening to the broadcasting live. The entire thing. Rush did not outright call her a slut, get your facts straight. Maybe the clip YOU watched is wrong (knowing the liberal media, it was probably edited as hell). And didn't this law student make herself a public figure by speaking IN PUBLIC about this? It's ridiculous that people who are so "politically correct" think it's okay to call some women sluts but not others. I'm shocked when I hear about this "gimme" culture we seem to have in the U.S. today. I was brought up on the idea that there's no such thing as a free lunch, and so when people expect the government to pay for everything, it's ridiculous. We were given the rights to LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. Not the right to birth control, not the right to free health care, not the right to a car or a job or a house even. That is all up to YOU and YOUR ability to succeed in life, it is not the responsibility of other hardworking people. We are in RECESSION. Our government doesn't have enough money as it is. Why should my hard earned money go towards paying for some girl's pills?



  20. 20

    Well since Sarah Palin is "fair game under the law" what about her child with autism that Maher poked fun of? Or is that okay because his mother is a public figure? That is disgusting to make a joke about a child with a disability. The point I was trying to make is that if you are going to comment on one person making an inappropriate comment about a woman, then you should be consistent and put everyone that makes misogynistic comments on your page.



  21. 21

    Re: TXgirl22 – Rush went on for hours and days not with just name calling but describing a childhood sexual life and asked questions about her walking abilities after so may sex for pay partners. I have heard Sarah Palin son's described as "special needs" ( I am assuming other than having her as a mom) but I think that simply means developmentally slow or Down syndrome. It was McCain that got the Child's condition wrong in a speech, but I see Maher bringing it up the blunder was so hurtful you can't remember the condition the child has.



  22. 22

    You can probably relate to losing advertisers. Most of them know you greatly exaggerate numbers. Not hard to figure out that the site tanked long ago and people have gone elsewhere.



  23. 23

    Finally!
    Good ridance to an ignorant blow-hard.
    I hope he's off the air and shut up for good.



  24. 24

    Re: Elmore – You are not seriously sincere about this subject, because every time someone points out to you that liberals do this to conservative women (with examples) all the time, YOU find a way to justify it and explain it away! You are so transparent! You don't care about this subject, you just saw an opportunity to jump all over a conservative. Liberal reporter Kirsten Powers wrote a great column on this subject "Rush Limbaugh Isn’t the Only Media Misogynist" in the Daily Beast. You should Google and read it, so far she's the only lefty that puts her beliefs above her politics! I respect her for this!

  25. @v@ says – reply to this


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    This isn't about partisanship, but about disrespect towards women.



  26. 26

    I think this is disgusting that the liberal loons are going after Rush with vengence. What about Mahr calling Palin a C%nt? How about When he said she dressed like a slut? All of you who think this is funny, including you Perez, are hypocrits. I never saw any of this witch hunt with Letterman or Mahr.

    Hard working people are going to lose their jobs over this and you think that is funny? Liberals make me SICK.



  27. 27

    Re: TXgirl22 – Same goes for David Letterman!



  28. 28

    Re: @v@ – You are not seriously sincere about this subject either, because every time the liberals do this you're silent! You don't care about this subject, you just saw an opportunity to jump all over a conservative. You are a liberal hypocrite! Liberal reporter Kirsten Powers wrote a great column on this subject "Rush Limbaugh Isn’t the Only Media Misogynist" in the Daily Beast. You should Google and read it, so far she's the only lefty that puts her beliefs above her politics! I respect her for this!



  29. 29

    Can you please report on the real story here - this woman was brought to a FAKE hearing (it was not a formal hearing) by the Obama administration to make the healthcare bill a woman's issue to confuse people - intentionally. She is a very active member of the democratic party and is a known activist for them. Look it up it's there. Thank goodness it didn't work! She knew full well that what she was saying were complete lies - birth control is covered by insurance - I get mine for $10 for 3 months! If you can't afford that then don't have sex! Let's take the conversation to where it really belongs, and not where the whitehouse wants this to go (ah la slut comments) to get a re-election - which will be the end of the USA as we know it. I know I sound like a loony but just do your research on all of this - go a few layers deeper than the headlines it's all there. Well, until it mysteriously gets scrubbed from the internet…



  30. 30

    I find Rush limbaugh AND Bill maher deplorable with the name calling both pandering to the lowest common denominator i.e., ignorance. Limbaugh knows that his base is largely uneducated, ill informed and would not take the time or, expand the energy to research his claims. Maher panders to a group who believe that by virtue of having an education they couldn't possibly be wrong. You can't stop stupid. However, you can exercise your right to withhold your consumer dollars and put these people out of business.
    Limbaugh and Maher have the same right to free speech as the rest of the us. We do not get to choose who gets more, or less based on our beliefs. We do get to change the channel if we don't like what we hear.



  31. 31

    Re: Elmore – And this started out and IS a Freedom of Religion issue. It was not about birth control or sex.. No religious institution should have to provide or pay for birth control.. Can you imagine if the Catholic church was FORCED to give out the morning after pill??? You make NO sense in your posts…



  32. 32

    Re: Elmore – Sorry skippy, she put herself out in the public. If its ok to call republican women insulting names, same goes for her. BTW, your fiance is like you……..a fucking idiot. She made herself public by herself and the help of the liberal media like Mario



  33. 33

    Re: cap chick – Some research used to say pork is good for you. I hope the Oblahblah admin starts making Muslims eat pork. After all, Govt over religious freedom to the new hitler



  34. 34

    Re: Jayyyy – I know, remebem what happened to Don Imis? I wish Sara Fluke was black. He would be fucked.



  35. 35

    Don't forget that Bill Maher is a comedian and Rush " Limbo " is a self-righteous, wannabe politician and mass brainwasher of the eneducated.



  36. 36

    Re: Elmore – You seem to be the only one who understands that tax money doesn't pay for peoples' private health insurance. Re: cap chick – I'm Catholic and have no problem asking my PRIVATE health insurance to cover whatever a woman needs since she pays for her own health insurance. The pill isn't going to be passed out during mass, genius, its going to be provided for by private health companies that the religious institution provides as options for its employees, just like any other employer should. And someone else taking the pill doesn't impede on my religious freedom.



  37. 37

    Re: Norman Bates – You suffer from selective moral outrage! Pathetic how you try to make Bill Maher your poster boy! Good Luck with that, we all can see through it and you libs aren't fooling anyone but yourselves!



  38. 38

    Re: futuremrslabeouf – So what you're saying is as long as it doesn't violate your religious freedom it's okay? You don't care about other peoples religious freedom, just your own, how selfish of you!



  39. 39

    Re: smithygirl – How is it selfish for a woman who pays out of HER OWN POCKET to be covered? I'm asking how that violates mine or anyone else's religious freedom. IT DOESN'T. The Pope won't hand out pills when he does his Easter speech, you won't get them at church, pills don't magically prevent you from praying or following your religious standards. It's selfish to say that because an employer is religiously affiliated, they have a say on what health benefits an employee gets even though the employee contributes from his own pocket.



  40. 40

    Re: futuremrslabeouf – Because the Catholic church (and others) doesn't believe in birth control, Plan B, abortion, ect. and they would be violating their religious conscious to offer these items in insurance! That you fail to understand such a simple concept just shows your lack of knowledge of the subject. But your allowed to be dumb, there is no Amendment about that!



  41. 41

    Re: smithygirl – I'm a Politics major working for the government, I'm pretty sure I can handle understanding how private health insurance doesn't infringe on my religious freedom. The private health company is the one offering the birth control, not the church. And you still haven't explained why letting someone else CHOOSE to use the pill affects how the church or its members profess their religion. All they can do is keep trying to teach their religion and practicing it faithfully themselves. And I think there's a big difference between religion and spirituality, but that's something different. And next time you don't have an intelligent response that doesn't involve resorting to childish names and judgments on someone you don't know at all, just don't respond to the comment. I don't question your intelligence just because you think what you do.



  42. 42

    Re: futuremrslabeouf – Because the Church would be paying for the insurance. It is obvious that you don't care to understand this issue or to respect others' religious rights. Simplistic as it is, I can only assume why you fail to get it! Good luck with that, and be sure to respond with more closed minded opinions!



  43. 43

    Wow.. I can not believe we… well a woman has to be put through this. She have every right to speak up for what she feels is right and not to be called a slut. I understand that people believe what they believe… but can we speak our mind without name calling. It's like saying .. you N***R… get to the back of the bus. It's not right, and this girl has a right to speak hem mind. like you perez…I believe that bullying in any way is wrong, you can see in the world the effects it brings. I can't believe anyone would want him to be the voice of the people… just saying… no hate here, but when expressing our feeling can we do it without hate.



  44. 44

    Re: @v@ – preach on.. here is my post
    Wow.. I can not believe we… well a woman has to be put through this. She have every right to speak up for what she feels is right and not to be called a slut. I understand that people believe what they believe… but can we speak our mind without name calling. It's like saying .. you N***R… get to the back of the bus. It's not right, and this girl has a right to speak hem mind. like you perez…I believe that bullying in any way is wrong, you can see in the world the effects it brings. I can't believe anyone would want him to be the voice of the people… just saying… no hate here, but when expressing our feeling can we do it without hate.



  45. 45

    Re: rachel7777 – That's crazy. I was listening to the exact same broadcast as you and I heard him say slut. At least twice.

  46. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: smithygirl – Rant away; am still not political bandwagon jumping. It's all because he used the word 'slut' to describe an educated female speaking before congress. Disrespect of that kind would see him riding out of town backwards on a horse a century ago no matter who he votes for. This blowback is the modern day version of same. I don't care if Rush votes or sides with the pink party. You'e not as smart as you think you are. Don't generally vote liberal.

  47. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: smithygirl – Both Maher and Limbaugh took the low road with their statements. Maher took a ton of heat as well. Limbaugh maybe more, because good people are now SICK OF IT. When you have a paid public platform, name calling indicates an inability to debate thoughtfully along with perhaps throwing a sensationalist punch with maybe a twisted eye for ratings. The two party paradigm doesn't make what either of them say OK just because you may vote one way or the other.



  48. 48

    Re: Elmore – hey dumb ass after she spoke she became a public speaker,,,,u dumb ass..



  49. 49

    People are dumb. If he's signed contracts with them he still gets paid either way. The advertisers WILL be back. Despite him being controversial thats what advertisers LOVE. When he says something where the majority of people go ape shit about a very hot topic (women and their damn BC) they get FREE press by alerting the press they are pulling ads. In 6 months to a year time they WILL be back. They just want to look like the good guys for not agreeing with him. Same thing with Tiger Woods, he was dropped by everyone..now he has most of endorsements back..All in good time.

    Sadly Rush was right. But horribly biased liberals are in full swing. Biggest gripe about liberals is they are like "You have the right to have your own opinion blah blah free speech blah blah" but if you say something thats heavily against their opinion thats when people go ape shit. Land of the Free huh? Free speech? Right to your own opinion? YEAH RIGHT. If that was the case people wouldn't be getting fired or dropped due to saying something. REGARDLESS of what was said. That isn't even arguable. You can't go around saying you have the right to free speech and an opinion then demand people get fired/fined/spam emailing advertisers DEMANDING they pull advertisements..ROFL what a joke. Liberals are one way street minded.



  50. 50

    But in the end He's right. If girls want to be sexually active they should pay. Not it be covered 110% by OUR money. Whats next? Condoms being paid for by healthcare?

    Basically we have to pay for another girls irresponsibility and self control. You have the choice to screw whoever you want. But you should be paying the bill yourself. Just like abortions. Get knocked up from having unsafe sex? Pay for the abortion yourself.

    If you want to be sexually active and screw everything in sight, then pay for your own pills, your own STD meds and your own abortions. As said, we shouldn't have to basically pay for another persons responsibility.



  51. 51

    Re: byte me – Wow, you make a very interesting argument. I'm seriously blown away by your intelligence and your ability to articulate your ideas. I'll pass along your thoughts to my fiance as soon as she gets home from work. She'll be delighted to know that despite graduating near the top of her class from a top-tier law school, someone as classy as "byte me" said she's an idiot. Thanks for proving once again how intellectually and morally bankrupt the Right have become in America. It's weird, I still don't see any intelligent people defending Rush.



  52. 52

    Re: rachel7777 – Congratulations, Rachel, you are responsible for the stupidest comment I've heard or read all month. And that's saying something, considering the GOP primary is in full-swing:

    "Maybe the clip YOU watched is wrong (knowing the liberal media, it was probably edited as hell)."

    I'll let slide the fact that only the very craven and the very stupid believe in the "liberal media" boogeyman. But please explain to me how the liberal media edited a video to make Rush say the word "slut" if he actually didn't. What kind of Industrial Light & Magic special effect was that that made it happen? What crazy editing tricks did they use to make him say something he didn't?

    I wonder, Rachel7777, if you might have watched a different clip. Rush did attack this woman for three straight days, so you may have missed some of his attacks. I am absolutely delighted though, that that didn't occur to you. That rather than think you didn't see all of what Rush said, you imagined a scenario where the "liberal media" spliced it together. Hilarious. And it should be pretty embarrassing for you.

  53. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: NookiesWA – The societal financial lifetime costs for unwed or abandoned mothers saddled with unwanted children that it took TWO to make are far higher than fronting the birth control. I really didn't expect you to see the bigger picture.



  54. 54

    Re: @v@ – It's basically no different than the government saying "Hey you now have to pay an extra 2.50 for every prescription you have filled so that we can pay for rehab"..Uhh why? People know what drugs do to them. People know drugs are addictive and bad. Just like people know when you have sex you could get a baby. So, Don't want to become an addict? Don't do drugs. Don't want to MURDER someone in a DUI? don't drink and then get behind the wheel. Don't want to get pregant? Then pay for your own birth control OR DON'T HAVE SEX. Peoples mindsets is generally "It's ok if I screw up, someone else will help me out" People apparently these days are unaware there are consequences to your actions. People cannot accept personal responsability anymore…and when you have these idiotic liberals and the government putting more laws in place protecting the STUPID it basically says "hey throw your personal responsability out the window its fine"



  55. 55

    Re: @v@ – and braindead moron girl can lay on her back and pop one right after another out…and we'll have to pay for it. We'll have to pay for her medical, her foodstamps and other governmental assistance..It's not right.



  56. 56

    Re: @v@ – Amazing, that you can't get it! I will try to put it in simple terms for you:
    Degrading vocabulary towards women is wrong. We (society) should not tolerate it. But when the liberal media only condemns conservatives, and looks the other way when liberals do it, then there is a problem!
    Get it? It's not that hard to understand!

  57. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: smithygirl – You have a short memory. Maher was lambasted in circles that count. I think it hurt him (image).Re: NookiesWA – Yeah, I'm surprised they're putting this forth. All I can think is that they want to slow population growth and/or have some kind of $deal$ they're making with the drug companies. I'm working in Canada, and they certainly don't cover birth control OR prescription drugs according to what friends tell me, but all hospital/doctor visit/exploratory tests and procedures.