“Vast majority of nat’l advertisers refuse to air ads during Limbaugh’s show”

Oh how the mighty annoying have fallen.  Mediaite reports that “the vast majority of national advertisers now refuse to air their ads during Rush Limbaugh’s show.”

Dylan Byers at Politico had already reported that Limbaugh may leave his affiliate agreement with Cumulus Media because the company’s head is blaming advertising losses in 2012 on Limbaugh and the Fluke controversy.

You might recall that last year Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke spoke out about the medical importance of female birth control, only to have Rush Limbaugh repeatedly excoriated her on the air as a “slut” at least 70 times:

Of course, women haven’t been the only targets of Limbaugh.  He’s been quite nasty about children as well.

It’s interesting to note that Glenn Beck reportedly left Fox for the same reasons, because his ad revenue was faltering (though he denies it).

I’d be curious whether we’ve gotten better at going after these guys, or whether America is finally truly getting fed up with the shock jocks of the right.


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