141 Companies on Limbaugh Ad Exodus
McDonald's, NBC, US Army join the anti-Rush list
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2012 4:30 PM CDT
LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 27: Radio talk show host and conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh salutes as he is introduced as a judge before a preliminary competition for the 2010 Miss America Pageant at the...   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The Limbaugh advertising stampede is now officially an exodus. What was "only" 45 companies listed last week has expanded into a mass migration of 141 advertisers, according to an internal Premiere Radio Networks memo obtained by the Traffic Directors Guild of America. The memo lists 96 national companies that "specifically asked" not to have their ads play during the Rush Limbaugh Show—91 of them new additions to the list.

The companies also asked that their ads not play on shows hosted by other right-wing shock jocks, including Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Michael Savage, ThinkProgress reports. Among those in the advertising stampede:

  • Acura
  • IBM
  • American Express
  • Loew's
  • McDonald's
  • NBC-TV
  • US Army
  • US Postal Service
And the list goes on. On the lighter side, SNL had ideas this weekend for companies that could become new Limbaugh sponsors.

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Mar 18, 2012 5:54 PM CDT
Ya know it's serious when the Orkin Man pulls his ads.
Mar 13, 2012 8:17 PM CDT
You need to get the full story. Did you check with Rush or read his commentary he posted? If you are hoping he goes off the air your out of luck! I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.
Mar 13, 2012 5:56 PM CDT
I would like to see all these advertisers, and many others, pull their support not only from Rush but from DONALD TRUMP and his blood sport killing for the fun of it idiot kids, DON and ERIC TRUMP. What they did is a million times worse than Rush calling someone a slut. Consider the source, Rush is a loud mouth blow hard. The Trump kids are just spoiled, selfish rich kids who kill wild animals in Africa for the thrill of killing. BOYCOTT EVERYTHING TRUMP.