The Limbaugh "Slut" Firestorm

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On February 23, 2012, Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke testified before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee regarding the impact of new health care regulations on expanding contraception coverage. Her point - that a prescription medication used to treat a wide variety of women's health issues should be covered by health insurance - was lost on Rush Limbaugh, who took the opportunity to use his radio platform to viciously and personally attack her repeatedly over several days. Since those attacks, dozens of advertisers have left his show and more than one hundred others have refused future association. But even in the face of this public outcry, Limbaugh has not changed his behavior and continues with his standard misogynistic and hateful language.

"Slut": Limbaugh Lashes Out At Law School Student

Limbaugh's Vicious Attacks On Fluke Resulted In Public Outcry And Advertiser Exodus

The Exodus Is Having An Impact On Limbaugh...

...That He Refuses To Acknowledge

His Conservative Buddies Just Don't Know What To Do

Limbaugh's Power In The GOP Has Been Threatened

The "Apology" Issued By Limbaugh Wasn't Nearly Enough

And The "Apology" Didn't Result In A Change In Behavior

But That's No Surprise, Given His Long History Of Anti-Woman Rhetoric

Women Haven't Been The Only Target For Limbaugh's Attacks...

... And Those Attacks Aren't The Only Reasons Advertisers Should Spurn Him

"Slut": Limbaugh Lashes Out At Law School Student

February 29

RUSH LIMBAUGH: What does it say about the college coed Susan Fluke [sic], who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We're the pimps. The johns, that's right. We would be the johns -- no! We're not the johns. Well -- yeah, that's right. Pimp's not the right word. OK, so, she's not a slut. She's round-heeled.

March 1

RUSH LIMBAUGH: "I will buy all of the women at Georgetown university as much aspirin to put between their knees as they want" ... contraception coverage is "flat-out thievery" because taxpayers will pay for "personal sexual desires and habits" ... mocking Sandra Fluke with baby voice, crying: "I'm going broke having sex. ... It's not fair" ... women with contraceptive coverage must post sex videos online "so we can all watch" ... "Who bought your condoms in the sixth grade?" ... Sandra Fluke is "having so much sex, it's amazing she can still walk" ... five dollars for a month of birth control? "that makes PMS almost worth it" ... Fluke went to Georgetown as "an anti-Catholic plant from the get-go" ... contraceptive coverage is "welfare disguised as women's health" or "reproductive rights"

March 2

RUSH LIMBAUGH: Nobody's asking Fluke about "backing off the amount of sex" she has ... contraceptive coverage is like a woman "knocking on my door" and asking for money because she has to have sex tonight ... the definition of "misogynist" is "a man who hates women almost as much as women hate women" ... Fluke said she's "having sex so frequently that she can't afford all the birth control pills that she needs" ... Fluke has boyfriends "lined up around the block. They would have been in my day"

Limbaugh's Vicious Attacks On Fluke Resulted In Public Outcry And Advertiser Exodus

Advertisers big and small are fleeing from their association with Limbaugh - 45 within a week of his first vicious attack on Sandra Fluke.

The Rush From Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh Is Bad For Business

Even companies whose ads haven't been airing during The Rush Limbaugh Show are publicly distancing themselves from the association.

The Exodus Is Having An Impact On Limbaugh...

Bloomberg News Highlights The Power Of Social Media In Accountability Campaign For Limbaugh

CNN's John Avlon On Advertiser Exodus From Limbaugh's Show: "This Is The Free Market Working Out"

Limbaugh's Advertiser Exodus Expands Exponentially

MSNBC's Up with Chris Hayes Discusses Limbaugh Advertiser Exodus

"Slut" Firestorm Sends Limbaugh Into Crisis Management Mode

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CNN Reports That Limbaugh's March 8 WABC Broadcast Included Over "Five Minutes Of Dead Air" During Commercial Breaks

Citing Media Matters' Research, Bloomberg Reports That Even A Free Advertiser Is Asking To Be Dropped From Limbaugh's Show

ABC's World News Reports That "More Big Sponsors" Have Withdrawn From Limbaugh's Show Over Misogynistic Attacks

...That He Refuses To Acknowledge

Rush Limbaugh's Denial

Limbaugh: "Only The Leftists Try To Use Extortion, Pressure, Threats To Silence Opposing Voices"

Limbaugh: "This Show Is About You. It's Not About The Advertisers"

His Conservative Buddies Just Don't Know What To Do

Limbaugh's Misogynistic Attacks Defended By Right-Wing Media

Rush Limbaugh's Misogynistic Comments Roundly Condemned

Limbaugh's Power In The GOP Has Been Threatened

Limbaugh's Unrivaled Influence On Republican Politics

Limbaugh And The Right-Wing Nervous Breakdown

The "Apology" Issued By Limbaugh Wasn't Nearly Enough

Limbaugh Launched 46 Personal Attacks On Fluke; He Apologized For Two Words

Limbaugh "Sincerely Apologize[s]" To Fluke For "Using Those Two Words To Describe Her"

Limbaugh: "I Acted Too Much Like The Leftists Who Despise Me"

Limbaugh Receives Criticism Over His So-Called "Apology" For Misogynistic Attacks On Fluke

Rush Limbaugh Issues Statement Regarding His 3-Day Misogynistic Attack On Sandra Fluke

Limbaugh's Justification For Attacking Fluke Is Nonsense

And The "Apology" Didn't Result In A Change In Behavior

Meet The Three Women Rush Limbaugh Has Degraded Since Sandra Fluke

Rush Says He's "God's Gift To Women" According To The Logic Of The "Feminazis"

Limbaugh Says "Infobabe" Had Her "Tongue Hanging Out" While Writing Supposedly Pro-Obama Article; Makes Panting Noises

Rush Suggests GOP Is Not Anti-Woman Because Republicans "Take Women To Dinner. They Buy Women Diamonds"

Referring to "NAGs," Limbaugh Asks: "How Can I Be Anti-Woman? I Even Judged A Miss America Pageant"

Rush On Female Author: "What Is It With All Of These Young, Single White Women? Overeducated Doesn't Mean Intelligent"

Limbaugh's Latest Effort To Deflect Attention From His Misogyny

Limbaugh's Sexism Continues Unabated

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But That's No Surprise, Given His Long History Of Anti-Woman Rhetoric

"Feminazi": The History Of Limbaugh's Trademark Slur Against Women

FLASHBACK: Limbaugh To "Feminazi[s]": Love Your Body, "Because Nobody Else Does"

Rush Limbaugh's Decades Of Sexism And Misogyny

Rush On Tour: AIDS, Misogyny, And Suicide Used As Punchlines

Women Haven't Been The Only Target For Limbaugh's Attacks...

The 20 Worst Racial Attacks Limbaugh's Advertisers Have Sponsored

15 Of Limbaugh's Most Offensive And Controversial Comments Targeting Immigrants

Rush Limbaugh's Worst Advertiser-Sponsored Attacks On The LGBT Community

The 10 Worst Advertiser-Sponsored Moments Limbaugh Laughed At Human Suffering

Limbaugh's Advertisers Sponsored These 10 Attacks On Unions

10 Of Limbaugh's Worst Advertiser-Sponsored Attacks On The Poor

... And Those Attacks Aren't The Only Reasons Advertisers Should Spurn Him

15 Of The Worst Comments Limbaugh's Advertisers Have Sponsored Since 2004

The Habitual Dishonesty Of Rush Limbaugh

FLASHBACK: When Rush Limbaugh's Hate Was Televised

Limbaugh Once Thought Jokes About Race, Ethnicity, And Religion Were Off-Limits

Limbaugh On Obama Campaign Documentary: "Goebbels Would Have Not Allowed This One Out"

Limbaugh Once Thought Jokes About Race, Ethnicity, And Religion Were Off-Limits

Five Insane Conspiracy Theories Limbaugh's Advertisers Have Sponsored

When Limbaugh Backed Mass-Murdering Warlord Joseph Kony

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