Ever since Rush Limbaugh's infamous "slut" comment, sponsors have been fleeing the show faster than Rush running from a pill-sniffing dog. At this point, he's so used to people pulling out, it's no wonder he thinks free birth control is unnecessary.
Despite speculation, the right-wing radio blowhard insists that business is booming…
Limbaugh, citing claims he had lost 28 sponsors, said that is "out of 18,000. That’s like losing a couple of french fries in the container when it's delivered to you in the drive thru."
Fortunately for Rush, there's still one kind of business that doesn't mind advertising on his show – creepy dating websites…
[W]hile AOL and Allstate headline the more than 20 advertisers heading for the exits, at least two new would-be sponsors — matchmaking sites SeekingArrangements.com (pairing sugar daddies and sugar babies) and AshleyMadison.com (for adulterers) — are vying to fill that vacuum…
"Advertising on Rush seems to be the logical move, he's actually a sugar daddy," Seeking Arrangements founder and CEO Brandon Wade told the Daily Beast…
"[E]ven though a lot of Republicans are not willing to say they embody the sugar-daddy lifestyle," many in fact do, he said, claiming that 60 percent of the site's male members say they are Republicans… Noel Biderman, the CEO of AshleyMadison.com offered a less contorted explanation… "I know my audience listens to Rush Limbaugh."
So, companies that cater to adulterers and sugar daddies want to advertise on the radio show of a thrice-married cradle robber. That's a little on the nose, don't you think?
"Sugar daddy" is definitely a term that comes to mind when thinking of Rush Limbaugh. Not because he's married to a woman half his age, but because he looks like he has a raging case of diabetes.
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Rush Limbaugh and comedian Bill Maher are pretty far apart on the political spectrum. So, it was surprising to see Maher come to the defense of the right-wing radio demagogue for his offensive remarks about birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke.
Maher tweeted yesterday…
Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting. Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout
Listen, I like Bill Maher. He's a great political satirist. But it's hard not to cringe when when he drops a c-bomb or calls female politicians like Sarah Palin a "dumb twat" and a "bimbo." (Although, to be fair, Palin is totally a bimbo.)
Is this some kind of liberal double standard? Not at all. I'd rather have someone call me a bitch than treat me like one. And I'd much rather have someone call me a slut than deny me affordable health care.
Let's take the misogyny out of political commentary and keep it where it belongs — almost everywhere else in politics.
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Do you know what I resent the most about all of this? The unfair number of times that Rush Limbaugh's name has been associated with the word "sex" in the past week. I have a feeling that we're being swindled somehow.
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I don't know why I couldn't figure this out beforehand (possibly* due to some sort of Soros-funded global brainwave-disrupting or something), but it turns out that all this foofarah surrounding Rush Limbaugh's recent misogynistic comments is the responsibility of the liberals.
I mean, it's actually pretty obvious, when you really think about it…
"In fighting them [liberals] I became like them," Limbaugh explained. "I do not think she is either of those two words. I did not think last week she was either of those two words."
"I became like the people we oppose. I ended up descending to their level. It's important to never be like them," he added, before reiterating that “the apology was heartfelt, the apology was sincere."…
"I acted too much like the leftists who despise me," he said. "It's way beneath me. It’s way beneath you… Everyone was being true to their nature, except me."
Ugh! Those liberals! Always tricking good and decent men like Rush Limbaugh into saying awful anti-progressive hateful things!
And the worst part of this is, when you look back, you can see that they'be been doing this to him for his entire career! Does their depravity know no bounds?!
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You know, I've been pretty skeptical of all this 2012 end of the world stuff that people have been tossing around the internet for the past year or so. But, I don't know, for the first time in all this, I'm starting to get a little scared…
After a media and political firestorm, Rush Limbaugh issued an apology on Saturday for calling student Sandra Fluke a "slut" on his radio show this week…
"For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke… My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices."
Well, that's certainly a thing that could be considered an "apology." I mean, if you look at it from the right angle and in the proper light, preferably after an oxycontin and a few glasses of wine, that could be seen as apologetic-ish. Really, you have to look at these things in context, and coming from a guy who sets minions to the task of destroying the careers of politicians who suggest that maybe he should turn down the rhetoric slightly, that's counts as a humiliating subjugation.
Unfortunately for Limbaugh, it might not be humiliatingly subjugating enough for some people…
Emboldened by Rush Limbaugh's public apology over the weekend to a law school student whom he had called a "slut" and a "prostitute," critics of the radio talk show host are intensifying their online campaign against his advertisers…
The apology, they said, was a signal that the campaign was working. On Sunday, a seventh company, ProFlowers, said that it was suspending all of its advertising on “The Rush Limbaugh Show” despite his apologetic statement a day earlier.
Come on! What do these people want? Sincerity?!
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