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Earlier today, AOL announced that they were among the several companies that would no longer advertise on Rush Limbaugh’s syndicated radio show. The exodus comes on the tails of Limbaugh’s comments last week that Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke was a “slut” and a “prostitute” for complaining that she wasn’t able to be heard at a House committee to determine if making employers cover birth control violates their religious rights. Ms. Fluke is a student the University of Georgetown which is a Jesuit institution and is complaining that Obama-care infringes on their first amendment right to religious freedoms.

This challenge is one of many that the Obamacare bill has faced since it was signed into law. The law is currently at the Supreme Court for review and many experts believe that it will be struck down as a mandate to buy. While the government does have the right to levy taxes, no where does it say that the government has the right to tell a citizen that they must buy any product. Arguments have been made that we are all forced to buy car insurance, but that is a states rights thing.

The question I ask is why now? Is it because there is a huge election coming? Or is all due to the fact that this is the first real sexist remark he has made where as all the other controversial topics were either racist or bigoted in nature. To me that make these companies worse. How dare they decide that racism is ok, but sexism is out of bounds? And the people who are calling these companies? They hate Rush no matter what he says, this just gives them an excuse to try to get him off of the air, but that will neve happen. He makes every station that airs his show so much money because the way he thinks is in the majority. The vast majority of people in America are Evangelical Christians that agree with nearly everything Rush has to say. If this really is America, then stop complaining and change the station when you see or hear something you don’t like. The only thing that will pull a show or a person off of the air are people not tuning in.

As of this time, the current companies that have bailed on Rush are AOL, Quicken Loans, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, Citrix Systems Inc., and Legal Zoom.

At AOL one of our core values is that we act with integrity. (1/3)(image) 3 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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We have monitored the unfolding events and have determined that Mr. Limbaugh’s comments are not in line with our values. (2/3)(image) 3 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

As a result we have made the decision to suspend advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Radio show. (3/3)(image) 3 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

We don’t condone negative comments directed toward any group. In response, we are currently pulling our ads from Rush with Rush Limbaugh.(image) 3 days ago via Twuffer ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Recent comments by Rush Limbaugh do not align w/our values, so we made decision to immediately suspend all advertising on that program.(image) 3 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Legalzoom has pulled all advertising from the Rush Limbaugh show.
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  • Peter DeMott

    This is not why Rush asked the question,”If you have to pay someone for their sex what does that make them?”

    Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke was a “slut” and a “prostitute” for complaining that she wasn’t able to be heard at a House committee to determine if making employers cover birth control violates their religious rights.

    Your writing is obviously slanted and biased as she was never called those things for “complaining that she could not testify” as you say. She proclaimed that since her birth control cost upwards of $3000 per year, that we the tax payers should pay for it. First of all how in the world does one’s birth control cost that much and why on earth is her sex life my responsibility? Basically, that is what Rush asked. If you demand that your sex gets funded by others, then what does that make you was what he asked.

  • http://www.webpronews.com/author/richard-stalker Richard Stalker

    What? This entire story about her started because she wasn’t permitted to speak in front of a committee. Otherwise what she was saying or who she is is inconsequential. Open your eyes.

  • joe

    I have absolutely no use for this junkie hypocrite. I also have no use for mandatory health insurance purchase. Socialized medicine is an option but I don’t subscribe to making citizens purchase a product. Car insurance is not mandatory. You have the option not to drive. Walk take the bus or ride a bicycle, or in many states show financial security to be sufficient to cover any damages you may be reassembly expected to cause. What is the option to not buying health insurance under this plan? Not live? The health care plan as written is not Obama-care, he wanted socialized medicine. This is a big corporation abortion of that which the president was foolish to have agreed to. Insurance corporations are essentially an entire industry attaching itself to healthcare and sucking it dry parasitically. This plan does nothing to address this problem and will only entrench another do nothing parasitic top heavy hog in the health care feed trough.