Radio broadcaster Cumulus Media says it lost millions of dollars after Rush Limbaugh went on his offensive tirade against Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke. Advertisers immediately began distancing themselves from the radio host to the tune of “a couple million” dollars in lost ad revenue. CEO Lew Dickey also attributed losses during the quarter to lost L.A. Dodgers broadcasts and other factors.
It’s also possible that, since Limbaugh’s show is carried on hundreds more stations (a total of 600) than the 38 broadcast by Cumulus, the losses were spread around to a number of companies.
Among the many comments that put Limbaugh on top of many shit lists was his reference to Fluke as a “slut” and “prostitute.” In his continuing efforts to alienate women and be an overall gross human being, Limbaugh has launched “Rush Babes for America,” a Facebook page “dedicated to the millions of conservative women who know what they believe in: family, American Values, and not being told by Faux Feminist Groups how to think.”
The page is intended as a counterattack against the National Organization for Women’s “Enough Rush” campaign, which seeks to get Limbaugh off the air.
“Rush Babes” (ugh) has more than 58,000 likes so far and an array of posts, from a couple of requests for people to “like” the page, to an appeal on behalf of a sick woman, to bashing President Obama. Basically, the page has no focus except “Bluster bluster! Angry Rush Limbaugh! Babes! Liberals!”
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