The number of advertisers dropping the Rush Limbaugh show is mounting at an amazing rate. Yesterday alone 13 companies pulled their ads, totaling 36 in just one week of outrage after Limbaugh repeatedly attacked Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law School student who was not allowed to testify at a House Committee hearing on the religious exemption on contraception.
The companies that have cancelled so far include JC Penney, Capital One, Netflix, Deere &Co (John Deere), Stamps.com, Matrix Direct, Consolidated Credit, PolyCom, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Philadelphia Orchestra, Downeast Energy, Reputation, Rhino, Constant Contact, Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Cascades Dental, Goodwill, Hadeed Carpet, Service Magic, AccuQuote Life Insurance, Bare Escentuals, Vitacost, AOL, Tax Resolution Services, Heart & Body Extract, Bonobos, Sears, Allstate, Sensa, Thompson Creek, ProFlowers, Carbonite, Geico, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, LegalZoom, Citrix, and Quicken Loans.
The Feminist Majority Foundation, the National Organization for Women (NOW), and a whole host of women's groups together with Think Progress and Media Matters have rallied in support of Sandra Fluke.
Tens of thousands of supporters of women's healthcare have bombarded advertisers with emails and phone calls, urging the cancellation of ads and to support Sandra Fluke. The internet is on fire with thousands of supporters tweeting, blogging, and Facebooking in support of campaigns to #Flush Rush Now. See the Feminist Majority Foundation Campus blog for an updated list of current advertisers who have not yet pulled their ads for the Rush Limbaugh show.
Media Resources: Media Matters 3/7/12; Feminist Daily Newswire 3/6/12
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