Rush Limbaugh slut

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Post-Fluke Limbaugh Ratings Plunge

Sandra Fluke 'slut' controversy hurts Rush's ratings—or does it?

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh's ratings took a hit in certain key markets last month after the Sandra Fluke "slut" controversy , reports Politico . The shock jock's rating's fell 27% in the vital 25-54 demo in New York City, 40% in Seattle-Tacoma, 35% in Jacksonville, and 31% in Houston-Galveston. "... More »

Chelsea Jabs Limbaugh for Dog Dig

It's good to have certain enemies: Clinton

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh was uncharacteristically unprovocative yesterday despite getting a dressing down from Chelsea Clinton for the time he compared her to a dog. Clinton spoke out last week in support of another victim of Limbaugh's acid tongue, Sandra Fluke, who was branded a slut by him for backing health... More »

One Month Later, Rush Limbaugh Sitting Pretty

Advertisers coming back, and stations not booting him

(Newser) - Remember all the outrage, the advertiser exodus , the calls for Rush Limbaugh to be permanently taken off the air after he called birth control advocate Sandra Fluke a slut ? Well, one month on, all that appears to be in the past. In the past two weeks, just one additional... More »

Clear Channel Boss Hails 'King' Limbaugh

'We're delighted to have radio leader,' says CEO

(Newser) - Some women might be considered "sluts" by Rush Limbaugh, but his boss thinks of him as a "king." Despite the ad exodus and female fury after Limbaugh branded law school student Sandra Fluke a slut last month for speaking out for contraceptive health insurance coverage, Clear Channel... More »

America Needs to Lose the Fake Outrage

Bill Maher thinks it's time we lighten up and stop apologizing

(Newser) - When David Axelrod called Mitt Romney's Illinois ad push a “Mittzkrieg” this week, the Republican Jewish Coalition angrily demanded that the DNC rebuke him. “Because the message of 'Mittzkrieg' was clear: Kill all the Jews,” quips Bill Maher in a New York Times op-ed. Maher,... More »

Bristol Palin to Obama: You Owe Me a Call, Too

He telephoned Sandra Fluke, so it's only fair

(Newser) - Bristol Palin is weighing in on Rush Limbaugh's "slut" mess on her blog , but it's not the shock jock who's the subject of her ire. Instead, she took President Obama to task for calling Sandra Fluke to express his disappointment in Limbaugh's comments ... while Palin'... More »

Limbaugh's New Rival: Mike Huckabee

Huckabee promises 'more conversation' on new radio show

(Newser) - It could be Rush Limbaugh's toughest challenge yet: civility. Former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is about to launch a radio program challenging Limbaugh, going head-to-head from noon to 3pm, reports the Wall Street Journal . The Mike Huckabee Show will be on 140 stations to start, many fewer than... More »

Limbaugh Sends First Tweet

Rush cites 'army' of supporters wanting to be 'mobilized'

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh's gone new media. The radio host sent his first tweet today, using the account @Limbaugh , "The Only Genuine Rush Limbaugh Twitter Feed." Amid the advertising exodus following his "slut" comment , his first tweet offered a related article: "Here’s how the opposition astroturfs... More »

Rush's Bride Enraged Over 'Slut' Brouhaha

Limbaugh's wife Kathryn 'fit to be tied,' says source

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh's "slut" tirade may have gotten the home fires burning, and not in a marital-bliss kind of way: Seems Limbaugh's 35-year-old fourth wife, Kathryn, is "fit to be tied" over the controversy, sources tell the National Enquirer . The Florida event planner, to whom 61-year-old... More »

141 Companies on Limbaugh Ad Exodus

McDonald's, NBC, US Army join the anti-Rush list

(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... More »

In Defense of Rush

Paul Theroux: Limbaugh deserves 'a pass' on slut-gate

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh doesn't have many defenders these days, but Paul Theroux is crying foul over the reaction to Limbaugh's now-infamous "slut" remark . Sure, the shock jock's dismissal of Sandra Fluke was "offensive hyperbole," and "odd for the man whose idea of a good... More »

Steinem, Fonda to Clear Channel, FCC: Dump Rush

Limbaugh's hate speech is eating valuable radio spectrum, feminists say

(Newser) - Three of the biggest names in American feminism—Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem—are calling on the FCC to yank the licenses of channels that air Rush Limbaugh, saying his "degrading" and "dehumanizing" language is not in the public interest. "Spectrum is a scarce government... More »

SNL Has Limbaugh's New Sponsors

Mosquito breeders, dolphin bits, Syria tourism, suggests the show

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh may be bleeding sponsors —one count now has the number fleeing his show up to 98 —because of his "slut" comment, but Saturday Night Live had some suggestions last night about who might fill the advertising void. A few of the highlights, as per Mediaite... More »

Gloria Allred: Prosecute Limbaugh for 'Slut' Remark

She says he's in violation of a Florida 'chastity' law

(Newser) - So this is how the week of Rush Limbaugh outrage ends: with a protest letter by celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred. She called on the Palm Beach County state attorney to investigate Limbaugh's infamous "slut" remarks , claiming they violate a Florida law that protects women from comments "falsely... More »

Rush Limbaugh Advertisers' Exodus Hits 45

Rock band Rush joins advertisers departing radio show

(Newser) - The stampede for the exits from Rush Limbaugh's radio show is showing no signs of slowing down: Some 45 advertisers have now pulled their ads, according to Media Matters , which is keeping a running tally . Many of them, including the Girl Scouts and Netflix , say they had bought advertising... More »

Obama: 'I Don't Know What's in Limbaugh's Heart'

Won't comment on apology but reiterates that insult was out of bounds

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh's "slut" attack on law student Sandra Fluke has no "place in public discourse," says President Obama. At his news conference today, Obama explained that he called Fluke after the incident because he wants people to be able to speak their minds about policy,... More »

Limbaugh Bust Headed to Missouri Hall of Fame

House Speaker Steve Tilley sticking to his guns, despite protests

(Newser) - Talk about awkward timing: Rush Limbaugh, who was born in Missouri, will be inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians later this year. That means he'll have his very own bronze bust in the Missouri Capitol, alongside fellow Missourians Mark Twain and Walter Cronkite. With all the controversy over... More »

Heaton Back on Twitter, With Message for Sandra Fluke

Actress says she apologized last week

(Newser) - Patricia Heaton is back on Twitter , and the first thing she did upon her return was apologize to Sandra Fluke. Heaton had apparently deleted her account over the weekend after lobbing a series of tweet attacks at the Georgetown birth control advocate, but was back yesterday with the following post:... More »

Rush Limbaugh Too Big to Fail

Even after Sandra Fluke comments, Rush won't go anywhere

(Newser) - Advertisers are still jumping ship from Rush Limbaugh's show in the wake of his comments about Sandra Fluke , and the Los Angeles Times notes that he has now lost 11. Which means that even for Rush, one expert notes, this controversy is pretty bad. Limbaugh is probably experiencing the... More »

Stewart, Colbert Spank Limbaugh

Neither host happy with Rush's comments on Sandra Fluke

(Newser) - Jon Stewart worked himself up to a fever pitch last night over the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke controversy, wondering how exactly Limbaugh got "from 'young woman trying to get a private institution to cover contraception' to 'prostitution slut having constant sexy-sex on my dime.'" But, Stewart... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB