Rush Limbaugh Loses More Than 30 Advertisers Over "Slut" Remark

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Rush Limbaugh famously used his syndicated radio show to call Georgetown U student Sandra Fluke, who's in favor of Obama's birth control policy, a "slut" and a "prostitute."

Rush apologized, but the advertisers aren't buying it and they're dropping like discontented little corporate flies.

J.C. Penney, Capital One, and others have gone by the wayside, as--guess who?--Sarah Palin declares this hypocritical and a violation of First Amendment rights.

(Um, Sarah, you can say whatever you want on the radio, but this being a business, consequences are perfectly natural and allowable.)

But here's a much more crushing blow to Rush:

Peter Gabriel wants the right-wing prig to stop using his song "Sledgehammer" on his show.

I guess you can be a sledgehammer, but you don't have to play one.

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roger two dogsgraham
roger two dogsgraham

Ge whiz, dash, your mouth finally over powered your brain (?). So the fat, balding, pudgy guy strikes a blow for the idiots. Next time we want any s*** out of you, we will squeeze your neck...

DickC
DickC

....................Don't forget.......he also said he wanted to see a sex tape of her using her provided-for contraseptives..........WHICH HE DID NOT APOLOGIZE FOR..........

..................................................................interesting............................................................

Whassup512
Whassup512

You might learn something, But then again you wouldn't DARE

anonTWO
anonTWO

flesh crawling, repugnant, TWISTED, little man who should be ignored.

Melinda9
Melinda9

His 'apology' wasn't profuse, although it was hilarious. He apologized for using the words 'slut' and 'prostitute'  and then he said it wasn't meant as a 'personal attack'. He went on at length about how people were focusing on this minor issue when the country has bigger problems. Even though he had talked about SFluke for 3 days. He failed to explain how we're all paying for her to have sex - does he think the US has universal healthcare? 

Capital Cat
Capital Cat

And the Canadian heavy metal trio Rush has asked Limbaugh to stop using its music as well.

Ray Melnik
Ray Melnik

I noticed the Peter Gabriel song on the clips and thought he might get pissed. Rush is an ignorant blow-hard with a following of ignorant nothings. Too bad they can vote.

Whimsy
Whimsy

He should be losing weight, not losing advertisers.

Bwaybill
Bwaybill

Was he on oxy when he said all this?

Paddy
Paddy

How does he use "Sledgehammer"? I wouldn't dare tune in and listen.

VonD
VonD

And she wasn't even testifying about her sex life, she was testifying about the need for hormonal treatments the pill provides for a friend of hers who has polycystic ovary disease, but couldn't afford the treatments. Rush completely twisted Ms. Fluke's testimony around to slander her and women in general. He is a cyst on the rectum of the American body politic!

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