AOL stops advertising on Rush Limbaugh's show

March 05, 2012|Gus G. Sentementes

The fallout of Rush Limbaugh calling a law student a "slut" and a "prostitute" for advocating insurance coverage for birth control continues: AOL pulled its advertising money from his radio show, according to a Facebook update by the technology company. (AOL has a major division,, in Baltimore.)

Per AOL, two hours ago on its FB page, which has 279,000+ followers:

At AOL one of our core values is that we act with integrity. We have monitored the unfolding events and have determined that Mr. Limbaugh’s comments are not in line with our values. As a result we have made the decision to suspend advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Radio show.

AOL is the eighth company to pull advertising from Limbaugh's show, based on his remarks last week. Limbaugh last week issued a written apology for his remarks about Sandra Fluke, a George Washington University law student. But that didn't seem to satisfy AOL.

Nor was Fluke satisfied. She dismissed Limbaugh's apology today, saying he was only apologizing for his choice of words. But Fluke, 30, sought to refocus the issue on women's reproductive rights, per the LA Times.

The HuffPost, which is owned by AOL, has some more details on the brouhaha and AOL's pull-out.

But Limbaugh, in a blog post today, told his listeners that the fleeing advertisers will be replaced. And in another blog post, he explained his reasons for apologizing to Fluke.

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