Follow Up of the Day: The Georgetown University law school student attacked by Rush Limbaugh for seeking to testify before congress on the subject of contraception responded today to the radio host’s statement of apology released over the weekend.
“I don’t think that a statement like this, issued saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything,” she told the ladies on The View. “Especially when that statement is issued when he’s under significant pressure from his sponsors, who have begun to pull support from his show.”
Limbaugh’s “sincere” statement similarly failed to persuade his sponsors, several of whom have joined the advertiser exodus that began last week. At least nine companies have pulled their spots from Limbaugh’s syndicated radio program.
AOL this morning issued its own statement, saying it would be suspending its advertising in light of Limbaugh’s comments, which “are not in line with our values.”
Limbaugh has been sharply criticized by members of both parties for calling Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute,” in addition to demanding that she produce a sex tape for his enjoyment.
The loss of ad revenue does not seem to be impacting Limbaugh’s rhetoric. On Monday’s show, the audacious self-proclaimed absurdist blamed the “inappropriate” insults he directed at Fluke on the left, saying he “descended to their level” against his own instincts.
Speaking out about the advertisers who have terminated their relationship with his show, Limbaugh said “they decided they don’t want you or your business anymore.”
[huffpo / think.]