ProFlowers Becomes The Seventh Company To Desert Rush Limbaugh
Today, the seventh advertiser deserted Rush Limbaugh, which may be just the beginning of real trouble for the hate spewing, but widely popular rightwing talk show host.
After Limbaugh called the Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” on Wednesday, he went double down, arrogantly defending his statement for the next two days. By Saturday the condemnation of Limbaugh’s statement had raised so much storm that advertisers started to pull their ads from his show. Limbaugh may be arrogant, despicable and abominable as a human being, but one thing he clearly understands—the language of the purse string. Moreover, strong censure from the Democratic politicians were slowly being completed by tepid disapproval from the Republicans, and on Saturday Rush issued a half-hearted apology to the 30-year old Fluke on his own show. For many it was too little, too late especially in the light of his unabashed vitriolic of the last three days.
The nationwide indignation continues unabated, and on Sunday news came out that ProFlowers, a flower company has become the seventh advertiser to pull its ads from Rush Limbaugh's radio program for his derogatory comments about Sandra Fluke. ProFlowers said on its Facebook page that their reason for suspension of advertising is that his comments about Fluke “went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company.” The flower company has now joined Quicken Loans, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, Citrix Systems Inc., Carbonite and LegalZoom and they deserve kudos for their prompt action.
Limbaugh will feel real heat if the host of his program, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment that operates more than 850 radio stations in the U.S. tightens screw on him. Despite living a questionable life himself, Limbaugh had managed to disgorge venom on his hapless victims, in his uncouth language for many years. He still has impressive number of dittoheads to follow him to his disgrace, however, he may soon find that the chickens are coming home to roost, and his own malice is now devouring him.