Skip to comments.Can Rush Limbaugh Survive the Outcry of His Comments About Sandra Fluke?
Posted on 03/06/2012 5:04:08 AM PST by Zakeet
Can conservative talk show host Rush Limbaughs program survive the firestorm of criticism thats been leveled at him since he labeled Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute because the law school student argued before the Congress that her schools health insurance should cover contraception for female students?
Experts say Limbaugh is so powerful that hes likely to weather this latest controversy. The Rush Limbaugh Show is the top-rated radio show in the country, reaching an estimated 15 million listeners on nearly 600 stations. So far, only two stations WBEC in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and KPUA in Hilo, Hawaii have dropped his program because of his comments.
And at least nine advertisers, among them AOL, ProFlowers and Quicken Loans, have pulled their advertising, even as there are growing calls for a listener boycott and for Limbaugh to be fired.
Asked about how she feels about the pressure that Limbaugh is facing now, Fluke told ABC News Dan Harris: I dont think its going to be a bad thing for the women of America if we dont hear this type of rhetoric again.
But thats unlikely. Even those advertisers whove pulled their sponsorship will likely come back, experts said.
Weve seen this many times in the past, Michael Harrison, publisher of Talkers magazine, which covers the talk radio industry, told Forbes magazine. Some of the advertisers that left will come back, and some will be replaced. Life will go on.
Some experts believe this latest controversy could actually benefit Limbaugh by bringing him more publicity.
Fluke said she doesnt want to hear from Limbaugh personally.
I dont think theres any way to put those words back in the bottle, she said. The damage to my reputation is done.
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They can’t ignore 20 million listeners and even more now days.
Rush has to be relentless in equating with the Bill Maher Sarah Palin comments.
These graphics just keep getting better!
Day 5 of the liberal media-created narrative... Ignore the economy. Ignore Iran.
Focus on Rush Limbaugh and birth control pills and the GOP’s “war on woman.”
The media is so f-n corrupt.
From ABC. Yawn.
Obama would like nothing more than to shut Rush up before the election. It is time now to take down Ms Fluke. Expose her for what she is, she voluntarily made herself a public figure and now she needs to see what it feels like to be exposed. Ambition is a harsh master, let’s see if she can take it.
The damage to my reputation is done.
She did her own damage by being a lying hypocrite, 30 year old activist, knowingly going to a Catholic University that did not provide what she wanted.
Rush will be fine. Really.
I’d like to see Rush go nuclear on the fake birth certificate, fake selective service registration, fake SSN, ...
Lady(liberal use of the term), you're 'reputation' is the Sealy mattress logo on your back.
He survived quite well when our government, led by Harry Reid, tried to shut him down a few years ago.
—I dont think theres any way to put those words back in the bottle, she said. The damage to my reputation is done.—
One would think she is talking about her testimony. ;-)
How, exactly, has Rush damaged her reputation? It’s kinda silly, actually, to even suggest it. It assumes she has no venue to defend it. Clearly that is not the case here. :-)
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Rush is laughing all the way to the bank on this one. For every advertiser they lose, ten want in. It is also clear that the left is going “all in” to try to make this the end of him. They’ve done it before.
He’s just too big now. They are forgetting he is not a politician. And in the end, this will make him better, while fluke will go down in history with names like Anita Hill.
I look forward to seeing who are Rush;s advertisers in 6 months
I know the sponsors who bail over this orchestrated boycott being driven by a radical agenda to protect flaming liberal “free speech” speech and squelch conservative political commentary, are off my list no matter whether they ever come back or not
I look forward to these companies discovering how many real customers are in this flock of sheep flooding their offices with demands to boycott Limbaugh
Needs to be photoshpped with a beret.
She never testified before congress, it was a staged show by Pelosi.
Pray for America
I can only imagine the NUMBER of potential advertisers on the waiting list to buy time on the Rush Limbaugh Radio Show.
Rush is a very intelligent man. This will probably serve to increase his listener ship. My only regret is that Rush is falling into the RATS and the lame-stream media trap. That is, forget about the economy, unemployment, price of oil and gas, American disrespect around the world, CZARS, government spending, so Obama can easily win re-election. RUSH is spending way too much time on this contraception issue when there are so many things that need to be discussed about this failure - Obama.
Good points. The thing about Rush is that he is much more than just an entertainer. His take on the political events of the day is essential imho. Therefore he could be broadcasting out of his bedroom and millions would still listen. I predict this will end up being a good thing in exposing the nastiness of the left.
All that and a dyke as well.
Honey, your reputation was “done” the moment you opened up your sex life to congress.
Of course he can survive—and probably come out even stronger.
This came from ABC news—can they survive continually calling this woman a law student?
I LOVE it!
Publicity whores are best left ignored.
Not only will he *survive* it....he will be even stronger than before. His listener numbers will rise!!!
....and tons of advertisers will want to take advantage of that. :-)
I'll bet she plays it straight down the middle /sarc.
One would assume that a college student would know that women can't get each other pregnant.
Just canceled my HBO
She is worried about her reputation? Any unmarried woman who needs so much birth control that she can’t afford to pay for it, and is brazen enough to go before an audience to plead her case has pretty much made her own reputation!
I would agree if she wasn’t a Democratic Political Operative. Her connections to the Democratic party need to be exposed in their entirety.
I can't seem to find her testimony from any government source.
So is that going to be the meme? She testified before Congress when she actually didn't?
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He apologized for calling Sandra Fucke a slut. That’s all the Communists require so let’s move on.
I, too, am sorry Sandra that you are a slut. Or is it that I am sorry for having called you a slut?. Oh, nevermind, it really doesn’t make a difference if you are a slut or not since far too many of the women in your generation are sluts. This is the mind of most men who have intercourse with women who go down for almost any man. In my day, we just called them whores. Maybe, you would prefer being called a whore? Everyone knew what they were and preferred not to marry one if it could be helped.
Once again, Sandra, I am truly sorry that you are a slut or were called a slut. Please let us know how you would like to be characterized for your condom testimony and being used as a prostitute for the Dems who paraded you before the nation (like a slut).
HBO on the list of corporate sheeple too?
Let me guess- their “corporate values” embrace carrying shows by Bill Maher, Michael Moore, Letterman, Leno, Rosie, Whoopi, Sandra Bernhardt, Olbermann, and others who introduced unprecedented vulgarity into the public discourse whan attacking Governor Palin AND HER CHILDREN
Ah yes, they are all so just “so worried” about Rush’s future (pouty lips).
“I dont think theres any way to put those words back in the bottle, she said. The damage to my reputation is done.”
I guess that I’ll just make this posting on the Rush threads.
A lot of us wonder what we can do. We can call the sponsors, but they (obviously) get a lot more calls from the left than they do from us, or this wouldn’t be happening. We can stop using them, which we are, of course. That will hurt them in the long run.
But we can sting them in the short run also. The Stock Identifier for Carbonite, for example, is CARB. There is nothing prevents us from using our pocketbook to short them (I made a killing shorting financials, especially Countrywide, when it was obvious the mortgage meltdown was about to start - my wife is still driving the car that Countrywide bought us). Now, to stay clear of the SEC, I am not telling people to short companies like CARB, I’m only saying that it is an option to people who might be thinking that they made a bad business decision. And remember, as their stock goes down (if it does), then their owners will be watching their little pot of gold shrink too.
Damage to her reputation??? She is now a made woman to the Left and the publicity is worth millions and a bright red future.
“She now reports on immigration, religion and diversity.”
Always good to know there’s a diversity reporter out there.
If ABC News was actually a news organization they would look into Ms fluke’s radical partisan background, and explore how Pelosi and her parasites exploited this matter with the help of Obama’s Media PAC.
It’s FLUKE, her name is FLUKE
pronounced as FLUCK
the jokes write themselves
Her name will join Monica Lewinsky’s as a new noun or verb
“She did her own damage by being a lying hypocrite, 30 year old activist, knowingly going to a Catholic University that did not provide what she wanted.”
Georgetown should just expel her. It’s a private university and it was clear she had a motive that doesn’t jibe with the Catholic faith.
When the libs jump in and demand her first amendment rights are being inpinged on, the right can just come back and ask what about Rush’s comments?