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. :-)
Alphabet News for the immature. double yawn.
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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