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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Radio stations drop Rush Limbaugh’s show over Sandra Fluke controversy

Update: At least 29 advertisers have now pulled their ads, as of the morning of March 7.

Two radio stations have dropped Rush Limbaugh’s show from their program schedules, according to The Huffington Post. Citing the fact that Limbaugh’s words—he called Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” had crossed a line, WBEC in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and KPUA in Hilo, Hawaii  announced Monday that they have dropped Limbaugh’s show.

The ultra conservative radio talk-show host’s offensive words were directed at Fluke—an American law student and women’s rights activist—because of her advocacy of insurance coverage of birth control. He has apologized, but  the controversy sparked by his remarks rages on.

At least nine of Limbaugh’s former sponsors have cut ties with his top-rated show—with several doing so after he had apologized.

I bet that’s one rant Limbaugh wishes he had back.

(b/t The Huffington Post)

© 2012 Russell G. Campbell

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  1. He has thousands of stations they where probably going anyway.And saw this as a way of grabbing media attention.

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  2. Don't be fooled by socialist misdirection. Fluke was a plant to distract from Obama's anti-constitutional mandate and turn the argument into contraception. In the past, the socialists have had it pretty easy with controlling the message. With new media, they no longer have a monopoly on these stories.

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  3. The American political scene is so dysfunctional - its pathetic. Europe is crashing and burning, China is flexing its military muscle, Iran is threatening a nuclear showdown with Israel, gas prices are close to breaking the consumer, Syria is slaughtering its citizens - and the left is fixated on whether or not contraceptives will be paid for by individuals or government. Let the games begin - the US has become the clown of superpowers. Cheers.

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