AOL is the latest advertiser to pull dollars from The Rush Limbaugh Show in response to his verbal attack on Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, whom he called a “slut” and “prostitute” because she supported health insurance coverage of contraception.
“At AOL one of our core values is that we act with integrity,” Maureen Sullivan, an AOL spokeswoman said to the Huffington Post. “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.”
Here’s part of Limbaugh’s apology, if you want to call it that.
I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line?
“I don’t think that a statement like this issued, saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything, and especially when that statement is issued when he’s under significant pressure from his sponsors who have begun to pull their support.”