March 4, 2012

Rush Limbaugh Apologizes as 12 Advertisers and 2 Radio Stations Drop His Show

Rush Limbaugh has been despicable and vile on his daily 3-hour syndicated radio show for decades. He regularly attacks women, Blacks, Democrats and others. For the past week he focused his energy in effort to attack 30-year old Georgetown law student, Sandra Fluke, by calling her a 'slut' and 'prostitute'.

Fluke testified to congressional Democrats that she wanted her college health plan to cover her birth control. Limbaugh wasn't impressed.
If we’re going to have to pay for this, then we want something in return, Ms. Fluke,” Limbaugh said. “And that would be the videos of all this sex posted online so we can see what we’re getting for our money.”
He also asked the 30-year-old Fluke: “Who bought your condoms in junior high?

And on Friday, Limbaugh scoffed at the Democrats’ talk of a conservative “war on women.”
Amazingly, when there is the slightest bit of opposition to this new welfare entitlement being created, then all of a sudden we hate women. We want ’em barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen,” he said. “And now, at the end of this week, I am the person that the women of America are to fear the most.”
Being outrageous usually works for Limbaugh. However, this time he went to far. This time the outcry from social media was focused and effective. In the past few days seven advertisers pulled out of their sponsorship of the Limbaugh radio show.
  1. Allstate Insurance
  2. AOL
  3. Bonobos 
  4. Carbonite
  5. Citrix
  6. Legal Zoom
  7. Pro Flowers
  8. Quicken Loans
  9. Sears Holding
  10. Sleep Number
  11. Tax Resolution
  12. The Sleep Train
At least one radio station has dropped the Rush Limbaugh show from their rotation:
  1. KPUA 670 AM (Honolulu, HI)
  2. WPEC 96.9 FM (Pittsfield, MA)
 Rush Limbaugh is basically a prostitute himself. He sells his outrageous rhetoric for advertising revenue. Once he saw that his advertising revenue was impacted by this kerfuffle with Sandra Fluke we see that Limbaugh went into apology mode on his website.

Personally, I don't think that an apology is enough.  Rush Limbaugh needs to be suspended or removed from his radio show.  Anyone that would call my mother, sister or daughter a 'slut' or 'prostitute' on a national broadcast doesn't deserve to be on the airwaves.   We had to teach this lesson to Glenn Beck and Laura Schlessinger.

Perhaps it is time for Rush Limbaugh to learn that he doesn't have a God-given right to be a jerk on the public airwaves.   What is your opinion on this latest Limbaugh controversy?

5 comments:

votebeam said...

Looks's like Limbaugh is in limbo as usual. People should really take him off rotation, off TV and blogs. He's on satellite radio or something right? Why are we even hearing about him? Leave him off in the cosmos where he is, and keep attention on the actual candidates that are bungling things. These broadcast-suck episodes are what he is used for. Hi all, how's it going? I just put up a new site called VoteBeam. http://votebeam.wordpress.com . This site is up to provide information on how to be part of the voting process. Every American should be able to participate in the voting process and contribute to the development of their community. Years after the founding of this country, many communities had to endure horrid obstacles to be able to cast their vote. The main purpose of this site will be to assist people in registering and having the information they need to vote. This is to carry forward the effort of communities in the 60's to allow people to fully participate in their local area and parts of the government. In addition, you'll see info on antics that reduce access to voting. It will discuss approaches and groups attempting to divert everyday people from participating in the voting process. There will also be articles on voter registration drives, people discussing their efforts to promote voting and other things to improve voting. Would appreciate if you could go over any leave any suggestions. Have a great day and enjoy!

Villager said...

All - Sandra Fluke dismissed Limbaugh's apology. Read More...

Daij said...

I'm glad those companies saw the light, but how many left when he insulted the First Lady?

Villager said...

Daij - I think that it is interesting how the public jumped all over this case of a young white woman being insulted by Rush Limbaugh. I noted that the public didn't have the same visceral reaction when the First Lady (or the president for that matter) were insulted by Rush Limbaugh. I think that there is a racial component to the disparate reactions. However, I appreciate the online activism that is forcing Rush to take a step back ... so I let it go.

Villager said...

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