Advertisers all abandoned Rush, so Clear Channel had no choice. They’ve reportedly fired the conservative talk show host.
The backlash escalated against Rush Limbaugh in the wake of his attack on Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, who spoke at a Democratic panel in support of insurance coverage for birth-control costs.
On his show, Limbaugh called her a slut and a prostitute and encouraged her to post videos of herself having sex so “so we can see what we’re getting for our money.”
Since then, every single advertiser has dropped Limbaugh’s show, even though he issued a statement saying his “choice of words was not the best” and that he was attempting to be humorous.
Sources close to Clear Channel say that the company, who employs Limbaugh, was left with no choice but to fire him. His last show will reportedly be this Friday, March 9th.
Dittoheads around the country are outraged – and in mourning. Some are burning their radios in protest.
Although Limbaug apologized, his apology was forced, and Sandra Fluke did not accept his apology.
Liberal activists and Media Matters (a leftwing media watchdog organization) launched an all-out assault on Limbaugh and – they won. Rush may even have to leave sooner than Friday.
George Soros reportedly celebrated the news last night by opening a bottle of champagne that was worth over $10,000. ”We got another one. First Beck, now Limbaugh!” Soros reportedly told friends. ”Two down, fifty more to go.”
The big blow came when eHarmony, who has been a big supporter of Limbaugh, said they would pull all ads – forever. This was the same thing that happened to Glenn Beck. He was fired from Fox News because all of the sponsors advertising on his show had left and Beck couldn’t do anything about it.
Limbaugh’s show was hemorrhaging adverstisers and Clear Channel couldn’t stop the bleeding.
Sources in Florida say that Rush Limbaugh will be retiring to his home in Palm Beach. He reportedly told friends, “The golden EIB microphone is silent now, but I hope I’ve inspired others to take my place.”
President Obama told reporters on Air Force One that it was “a good day for free speech.” He called Sandra Fluke and congratulated her on being a real patriot.