Monday, March 5, 2012

Blimp Limbaugh Is Sinking Fast

Big, fat, and full of hot air . . . airship Limbaugh is not quite on fire,  but he is starting to sink fast.  As of today, thirteen sponsors have dropped his show in reaction to his calling a law student a slut for wanting life insurance to cover birth control.   Which sponsors have come to their senses?

Sleep Train
Sleep Number
LegalZoom
Citrix
Quicken Loans
Carbonite
ProFlowers
Allstate
Sears
Bonobos
Heart & Body Extract
Tax Resolution Services
AOL

And now comes word that individual stations are considering dropping his show altogether. First up? KPUA from Hawaii . . . from Chris Leonard, president and general manager:

"The most recent incident [Limbaugh's attack on Sandra Fluke] has crossed a line of decency and a standard that we expect of programming on KPUA, whether it is locally produced or a syndicated program like the Rush Limbaugh show.

While much of the national debate regarding this issue is now being framed in political terms, the decision for us is one of decency and responsibility. Regardless of one's political views on the issue being discussed, we feel the delivery was degrading and the continued comments over several days to be egregious. As a result, we are discontinuing the Rush Limbaugh program on KPUA effective immediately.”

You would think that such unwarranted and degrading treatment of a woman would cross the line with the Armed Forces network.   Well, maybe we need to bring that line a little closer-- if you want to help, you can complain to DOD by sending an email here.

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