Conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh is hemorrhaging advertisers following his harsh comments about a Georgetown University law student last week, with at least 29 halting their commercials on his show, according to Politico. Two stations have dropped him as well. The Atlantic Wire counted 31 advertisers who have abandoned Limbaugh.
Limbaugh offered a written apology and repeatedly insisted on-air this week that he was being sincere in his contrition after calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” for urging employers to cover contraception in her appearance before members of Congress. Politico reported that the advertisers who pulled out include Allstate, AOL, Sears, Quicken Loans and Pro Flowers.
Liberal blog ThinkProgress has a running tally that estimates 35 advertisers have dumped Limbaugh's show.