Advertisers Abandon the Sinking Ship that is Rush Limbaugh

by Ivanna Avalos

It comes as no surprise that sponsors are continuing to pull their ads from “The Rush Limbaugh Show”– no company wants to be part of a program that’s the subject of a major national backlash. Apparently there *is* such a thing as bad press, and right now Limbaugh is at the top of the country’s shit list for his degrading and misogynistic comments about Sandra Fluke.

According to ThinkProgress, 142 companies have dropped their ads from Limbaugh’s show since his comments on Fluke. Among those withdrawing their ads is Premiere Networks, which syndicates the show. It’s got to sting a bit that your own network doesn’t want to be associated with you, huh?

But will the loss of ads change anything? Limbaugh has built a 40-year-long career off offending people, and his dedicated listeners don’t seem to mind. Is this incident any different? Do you think this the end of Limbaugh, or just a momentary struggle he’ll eventually recover from?

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