Advertises flee but websites that help men #cheat come in to pick up the slack?! -Rush, that speaks for itself
Follow Up of the Day: Rush Limbaugh today remained defiant, even as his show continues to hemorrhage sponsors.
By last count, 34 advertisers have now pulled their spots from Limbaugh’s syndicated radio program, including such deep-pocketed entities as Sears, Allstate, Geico, John Deere, Capitol One, and JCPenney.
Netflix earlier today released a statement saying it had not purchased airtime on Limbaugh’s show as reported, but two Netflix spots “were picked up in error.” The company said it had taken steps to ensure the error “will not happen again.”
Still, just as dozens of advertisers are “jamming the phone lines” with requests to retrieve their ad dollars, others are shoring up their support for the embattled bloviator.
AshleyMadison.com, the infamous dating site for philanderers, has made an offer to purchase all Limbaugh inventory rejected by fleeing sponsors. SeekingArrangements.com, “the world’s largest sugar daddy and sugar baby dating website,” has also expressed interest in buying ads from Limbaugh.
Clear Channel’s syndication arm, Premiere Radio Networks, issued a statement of support for its favorite son, with whom they signed a $400 million deal back in 2008.
“We respect the right of Mr. Limbaugh, as well as the rights of those who disagree with him, to express those opinions,” the company said in its press release.
Two radio stations — Hawaii’s KPUA and Massachusetts’ WBEC — announced yesterday they would be dropping Limbaugh’s show from their airwaves.
President Obama, meanwhile, took time today to address the Limbaugh hullabaloo, saying his remarks “don’t have any place in the public discourse.” He explained that he phoned Sandra Fluke because he was reminded of his daughters, “and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on.”
“I do not want them attacked or called horrible names because they are being good citizens, and I wanted Sandra to know that I thought her parents should be proud of her,” he continued. “And that we want to send a message to all of our young people that being part of a democracy involves argument and disagreements and debate, and we want you to be engaged, and there’s a way to do it that doesn’t involve you being demeaned and insulted, particularly when you are a private citizen.”