After all the advertiser upheaval of late, Rush Limbaugh has taken a little time to send a message to his radio show affiliate stations. The recorded reading of a message refers to his calling Sandra Fluke a slut, talks about his apologizing for that, and assures his affiliates that this too shall pass.
Limbaugh has said on his show that he is not concerned in the least about losing advertisers. He says that the advertiser boycott currently underway is an astroturfed effort on the part of Media Matters for America to get him kicked off radio entirely.
Here are the comments Limbaugh made in his recording sent to affiliates. The YouTube video below contains the audio. (Note: text notes on the video are those of the uploader, not of WebProNews).
"We've been through a lot together for a long time -- you and I. Your role in the development of the program for over two decades is one of the greatest stories of partnership ever told. You've taken risks along with me. You've reaped the rewards of success and occasionally you've felt the sting of opposition that wishes to censor this program using lies, economic pressure and even attempts at legislative action. They've all failed. Every single one went bust. And there's a simple reason why. We tell the truth with passion, with integrity, with humility. We're not always right, just 99.6 percent of the time. Last week, we experienced that .4 percent. I am truly sorry if it's created any problems or difficulties for you. I apologized for my choice of words and it's now time to move on to return once again to making every day FUN, INSPIRING, MOTIVATING, and PROFITABLE too. We win because we entertain and inform. It really isn't any more complicated than that.
We're a team, you and I, and I can't tell you how highly I value our work together. As long as we stick together, we can sail through any storm we encounter especially one based on fiction and pettiness. With truth on our side, I promise you we will prevail. It simply can't be said often enough, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. I know some days are tougher than others but you have my word that I'll do my best, very best, always to deliver for YOU the way you deliver for me.
I have forever noted the relevance, the importance, of our affiliate radio stations to my success. All of you helped me become what I am. All of you have enabled me to enjoy this profound life and success that I've enjoyed and I will never forget it and I thank you profusely every chance I get from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you again for your support and for all you do day in and day out because as I've always said and as I still believe, I couldn't do this without you."