"UPDATE: 30+ Advertisers Flee Limbaugh"
Undeterred by Fleeing Advertisers, Limbaugh Continues Sexist Attacks Today
As we wrapped yesterday’s Progress Report, the number of advertisers bailing on Rush Limbaugh’s show in the wake of the growing furor around his vitriolic, sexist attacks on Sandra Fluke totaled 12. As of right now, nearly triple that number of advertisers have announced plans to drop advertising on the show.
Those leaving today range from majors brands like Capital One and J.C. Penney to a local energy company in Maine, Downeast Energy. Another major brand, Netflix, also dropped its advertising today after receiving more than 160,000 petitions gathered by UltraViolet.
The current number of advertisers telling Rush Limbaugh enough is enough stands at 34.
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Limbaugh Bemoans Uppity Overeducated White Women
On today’s show, Limbaugh did not back off his sexist attacks. As noted by ThinkProgress’ Alex Seitz-Wald, during a lengthy screed against a new book on the American food system by author Tracie McMillan, Limbaugh asked, “What is it with all of these young, single, white women, overeducated — doesn’t mean intelligent.”
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