Advertiser Exodus Grows Exponentially
It’s becoming increasingly clear that Rush Limbaugh’s vile, sexist attacks on Sandra Fluke and other women have taken a severe toll on his show.
Here’s the latest.
- At least 140 Companies Have Dumped Limbaugh
ThinkProgress has obtained an internal memo from Premiere Radio Networks listing 96 national companies that have “specifically asked” their advertisements not be played during the Rush Limbaugh Show. Premiere is the distributor of Limbaugh’s program. The advertisers have also requested to be excluded from other right-wing hosts including Michael Savage, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. According to the memo, the listed companies’ advertisements should be excluded from these programs because they have been “deemed to be offensive.”
With these 96 new companies bailing on Limbaugh, the total number of advertisers boycotting Limbaugh has reached at least 140.
- In ‘Unusual’ Move, Limbaugh’s Syndicator Suspends National Advertising for Two Weeks
Radio-Info.com reports that Premiere Networks, which syndicates the Rush Limbaugh show, told its affiliate radio stations that they are suspending national advertising for two weeks. Rush Limbaugh is normally provided to affiliates in exchange for running several minutes of national advertisements provided by Premiere each hour. These ads are called “barter spots.” These spots are how Premiere makes its money off of Rush Limbaugh and other shows it syndicates.
But without explanation, Premiere has suspended these national advertisements for two weeks. Radio-Info.com calls the move “unusual.” The development suggests that Rush Limbaugh’s incessant sexist attacks on Sandra Fluke have caused severe damage to the show.
- Just 29 Percent Say Limbaugh’s ‘Apology’ to Sandra Fluke Was Sincere
According to a new Rasmussen poll out today, just 29 percent of likely voters believe Limbaugh’s apology was earnest, while 53 percent think it was insincere.
- Another Day, Another Sexist Comment from Limbaugh
Shortly before referring to himself as “God’s gift to women” during today’s show, Limbaugh had this to say about the National Organization for Women:
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