Rush Limbaugh Losing Sponsors Over Sandra Fluke "Slut" Remarks

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Rush Limbaugh is literally paying for the comments he made this week about Sandra Fluke.

On Thursday, the Georgetown University Law School student - who has been a vocal supporter of the Obama administration's decision to require insurance companies, even those used by religiously-affiliated employers, to cover the cost of contraception - was denied a chance to speak at a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on religious liberty and birth control.

She proceeded, though, to take part in a press conference in which Fluke told the story of a friend who was prescribed birth control to deal with ovarian cysts; could not afford the cost when school insurance refused to pay for it; and has since suffered grave medical consequences as a result.

Fluke also said the price of birth control in general can be thousands a year. Limbaugh's response?

He referred to Fluke as a "slut" and a "prostitute" and added:

"If we're going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch."

Limbaugh said that her speech made it clear "she's having so much sex she can't pay for it, and we should."

(NOTE TO RUSH: That's not how birth control works. You don't pop a pill each time you have intercourse.)

The issue has since taken on national prominence, with President Obama even calling Fluke and telling her her parents ought to be proud of her actions. And now the scandal has hit the Internet.

The hashtag #BoycottRush has spread around Twitter and two Facebook pages calling for a boycott have garnered more than 18,000 and 6,000 Likes by this morning. Moreover, nine companies - including Legal Zoom, Citrix Success, Heart and Body Extract, AutoZone and Quicken Loans - have pulled ads from Limbaugh's show.

Where do you stand on this issue? Should Limbaugh have referred to the student as a "slut?




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Rush Limbaugh - who listens to this crazy assed, narrow minded, wind bag. Rush - no woman would sleep with a blading, big mouthed, fat assed jerk like you if wasn't for your wallet...really that book cover is NASTY!! I for one will boycott any sponsor of this fat pig's program!!

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@Brett.... You said that liberal white women sleep around and are quick to abort fetuses in their womb.... So why not allow the birth control to stop the abortions. Condems to prevent diseases from these virtual whores. Ha. Where exactly is your statement about the white man who keeps coming back for more...oh yeah bridges burned. Must be hard for them. A support group should be formed for those innocent men who fell prey to those pill popping, permiscious liberals. It was obvious their siren song lured each and every one of you into having pregnancy free sex. The nerve. Buy a stungun for protection....or go black since it seems to be white liberal women.

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Steven,LIBERAL white women have slandered white men going on decades now.Weve had beyond a bellyful and the bridges have been permenantly BURNED! Those wunderkinds are headed for a fall and a reality check.Steven,history has proven that whoever f--ks with the white man-loses.

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I would gladly contribute to birth control....enough idiots and unwanted children are out here already. Like we need any more.

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@blaize, ignore brett, he's obviously a big fan of Rush Limbaugh. everyone that listens to that show believes that everything outside the show are lies. completely brain washed. @steven, you say that so freely behind a computer screen,look world, human beings at their finest.

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Makes me so mad, that guy needs to get fired.

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right on Brett you got em pegged! Buncha stupid worthless white bitches are the problem in this mess of a society of ours.Blaize yer insecure and engage personal attack--coward.Or is blaize a dude? lol....................................

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@Brett: And you are clearly a bitter, ignorant, controlling misogynistic, narrow-minded, prudish, repression-loving, anything-that-doesn't-conform-to-religion-is-evil, let-a-centuries-old-religious-book-do-all-the-thinking-for you, hateful conservative asshole. So I guess we're even.

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Rush Limbaugh is a junkie and no moral character.
He has extra marital affairs not on one wife but multiple wives.
It dumbfounds me that he could dare to call someone a slut.

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His mouth wrote a check that his a@ss couldn't cash. Finally, this tired old b@stard is being p!ssed on for comments that would have been better served at the opening of a sewer. I looked at this old fossil yesterday through MSNBC and he was absolutely flabbergasted that The President had reached out to Ms. Fluke. This old buzzard was so flustered that he couldn't even complete a full sentence in reference to The President calling Ms. Fluke. Finally this big onion head yoyo is getting the Negative attention that he has been throwing at others for years. Bravo to Ms. Sandra Fluke for being herself,and helping the cause of women who probably did Not have a voice as well qualified as hers has turned out to be. Right on Ms. Fluke!!