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Posted on 03/04/2012 8:53:18 PM PST by Steelfish
Too Little, Too Late for Rush Limbaugh? Republican Allies and Advertisers Continue To Desert Host Despite Apology
Conservative radio host slammed Georgetown University's Sandra Fluke Seven advertisers responded by dropping their ads on his show
By MEGHAN KENEALLY 5th March 2012
Newt Gingrich was the latest Republican presidential candidate to distance himself from the controversial radio commentator Rush Limbaugh following his tirade against a law student that he deemed a 'slut'. Appearing on a Sunday morning news program, Mr Gingrich said that it was 'silly' to suggest that Mr Limbaugh speaks on behalf of the entire Republican party, and that he glad that Mr Limbaugh issued an apology to Sandra Fluke, the woman at the heart of the debate.
Following her appearance at a hearing in support of President Obama's quest to have all employers pay for birth control through health insurance policies, Mr Limbaugh called the 30-year-old Ms Fluke a 'prostitute' and suggested that she could make enough money to pay for her birth control by posting videos of herself having sex online.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and a fierce opponent of Mr Obama's policy, criticised Mr Limbaugh's pugnacious comments and said: 'Whatever we do, and however strongly we feel, we do it charitably, we do it civilly.'
Rant: Rush Limbaugh, 61, left called Sandra Fluke, right, a student at Catholic college Georgetown University, a 'slut' for saying religious institutions should cover birth control under health insurance Mr Gingrich's fellow candidates already responded, with each varying in their severity. Rick Santorum said that the comments were 'absurd' and Ron Paul said that they were 'crude'. Mitt Romney tried to tactfully avoid the issue at several campaign events before finally saying Mr Limbaugh's remarks were 'not the language I would have used'.
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Video of Newt laying into David Gregory on Meet the Press re: Rush Limbaugh question:
You just described Hugh Hewitt, one of the first Republican wussies to criticize Rush.
Did the next best thing.
Picked up a few cases of Two if by Tea. It is our official drink now.
One thing I do tell turncoat advertisers is that not only will I not buy their products, but I will tell everyone I know to avoid them at all costs. I just say I don’t like the company.
Too bad, I was about to purchase another Sleep Number bed.
Mr Limbaugh gave away a perfectly valid 1st amendment argument to pursue a crude and ever increasingly strident rant about sex. Normally he is able to use a combination of satire and humor to illustrate the absurdity of actions he disagrees with. In this case, however, he seemed to develop a personal animus toward this young woman and by the end of the third hour on Friday, he had clearly crossed the line of decent discourse.
“Rush will weather this storm but how he will do it I dont know”
What I’d like for him to do is to read off a list of the advertisers who dropped him, or who threatened to to drop him. Shine a light on them so that they can be ‘rewarded’ for their behavior. They surely can’t object to being identified, can they?
Inquiring minds want to know.
It depends on who is controlling this situation. You know who took Clear Channel public, right? Mitt Romney and Bain Capital.
Do you think that the Republican money behind Romney would hesitate a moment to dump Rush completely if he was seen as screwing up the election for them? Not a chance in H-e-double hockey sticks.
This “young women” was a thirty something radical using a very sensitive subject to cow her opposition and to promote a leftist agenda in a circus put on by progs.
My heart bleeds for her.
He didn’t call her a slut for her stand on obamacare, but because she is a slut—she sells her body for money, period...
We are living in mean times.
I suggest we all contact these advertisers and ask what they will be willing to donate from every order they receive to help pay for Fluke’s birth control measures.
A $20.00 flower purchase? (Pro Flowers)Please donate 10% to Fluke’s barrier method (scented and edible condoms).
A $350.00 mattress purchase?(Select Comfort) Please donate 10% to Fluke’s “silky smooth and comfortable condom” purchase for the day.
A legal question? (Legal Zoom, Quicken Loans) Please donate 20% for the “birth” (’scuse the expression!) of Fluke’s new S-Corp company-”Sluts We Be” and tax preparation concerning any deductions she might take concerning her dependents and all she undertakes to keep them at a minimum.
Thanks for that list and phone numbers of Rush’s former sponsors. I’ll be calling them...
If Newt sucks, you must really be disgusted with Santorum for what he said.
The only people offended by what Rush said are people that hate Rush, Rinos, and SLUTS like the author of this POS.
I guess...actually I know they are a lot of lowlife scumbag SLUTS in this country. Fark em all if they’re offended at being called SLUTS. I’m offended at their lifestyles and what they’ve done to the culture of America.
And now Rush has his own tea ..... what next? Flowers? Mattresses?
Newt hits homerun on Meet the Press-03-04-12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPYdcT2lwPg
And after the last election, I have not allowed my wife to register (since we’ve moved).
Something Rush could do to turn the tables is to announce an extended vacation and have Sarah Palin fill in. Ratings and energy through the roof, no advertiser could refuse that audience.
He could take a vacation for “intellectual rehab” and have Mark Steyn and Sarah Palin fill in, LOL.
Watch this and shut up, moron.
From what I read of Newt’s comments, he wasn’t dismissive of Rush, just glad that he apologized. But he blasted the media for fixating on Rush’s comments while ignoring the actual issue of the Obama administrations attacks on religious freedom rights, and using their feigned outrage about the comments to avoid mentioning all the other problems in the Obama administration.
“It depends on who is controlling this situation. You know who took Clear Channel public, right? Mitt Romney and Bain Capital.
Do you think that the Republican money behind Romney would hesitate a moment to dump Rush completely if he was seen as screwing up the election for them? Not a chance in H-e-double hockey sticks.”
So? How long do you think it would take
Rush to get on another network with new sponsors? Then maybe he’d stop treating Mittens with mink mittens. This could actually be fun.
To me, what she testified about or advocated for is not the compelling issue. She was relatively unknown before this and would have remained so had Mr. Limbaugh not chosen to distort the issue and blow it all out of proportion. As a direct result of his action every republican presidential candidates was thrown off message and unnecessarily placed in a difficult position. His advertisers and investors were likewise placed in an untenable position through no fault of their own. They stood to loose either way they went. Loyalty is a two way street and I am afraid Rush's decision to use the tactics of Bill Maher, Cris Matthews, Ed Schultz and others does not enhance his creditability.
Does anybody have an email for this chick? I can’t find one. I’d like to know exactly when Newt said that because it’s not what I heard him say.
Hope rush reads your post!
Rush has been getting harder on Romney his last few shows.
He could send M. Fluke a big ol arrangement of flowers from the competing flower company. That would be fun.
i doubt she is in much danger hoss
girls like her around here only attract one sorta demographic
Hes going to have the biggest audience ever at Noon on Monday!
Or 9 am! Can’t wait!
Frank can you make this statement known to Carbonite please also
let them know you will never spend a dime with their company!!!!
someone please start a list of all of this stuff and their advertisers!!!!
Why stop at contraceptives? We should also pay for a few drinks for her.
Oh, I sent it to Carbonite before I even posted it on FR...along with some choice comments about their hypocrisy and support for the left’s attack on free speech.
The women was merely a foil for the left. Had she simply slipped back into anonymity, yet another chance to highlight the ridiculous leftist agenda would have been lost.
So some progs will run around with their hair on fire for a while. It always happens when they are exposed.
So some nervous companies will bolt, only to be replaced by others.
So he called a spade a hoe, it’s just semantics.
The lefts reaction was priceless.
I agree. I hate limp wrist republicans as much as I hate liberals.
Thrown off message?
Did you see Newts response posted earlier?
If a candidate cannot handle a hanging curve ball like this one, should he get your vote?
Unless the guy with her is blind, he would be the one needing the drinks.
Actually, the headline should read...
“Former Advertisers Who Left Limbaugh Loose Huge Customer Base as Rush's Dittohead Allies Desert Turncoats in Droves”.
Sandra Fluke is mixed up with the Reproductive Justice movement. As past president of the George Town University Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ), her mind is infected by the alternate universe of Marxism. The state should give her everything she needs to reach Utopia--including things that go on in the bedroom. She does not know that when the state gives what is needed in the bedroom, soon the state will be in the bedroom. Don't talk about Roe v. Wade! Didn't the US Supreme Court hold that privacy rights included the right to an abortion? Just asking, you know.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan ought to save his “criticsm” for Georgetown, which has not expelled this woman ...
Who now openly admits she enrolled on a personal mission to challenge Church doctrine on contraception.
Really. Doesn’t Georgetown, a Catholic university, have any student code of conduct? Or is code of conduct out the window with personal control, decency, and shame?
Today’s show will be like the Super Bowl of talk radio. Some people will be tuning in for the commercials.
Maybe with a few less sponsors there will be more content on Rush’s show making it listenable (is that a word?) again.
I will be tuning in. . . . . . . . .
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