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SNL’s ‘alternative universe’ Limbaugh has a unique line-up of new advertisers –including ‘Depends for Racists’

By Roxanne Cooper
Sunday, March 11, 2012 0:30 EDT
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After more than a week of heavy criticism and the loss of almost 100 advertisers due to sexist remarks Rush Limbaugh made about Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, Saturday Night Live’s Taran Killam donned the shock jock’s visage to poke fun at right-wing talk radio’s most notorious “heavy-hitter.”

“I called a Georgetown student a slut and a prostitute. And even though I apologized for my terminology, many of my sponsors have withdrawn their support –including the cowards at AOL, the sluts at TurboTax, and the prostitutes at the American Heart Association. But despite losing those and 89 other sponsors, I am not worried because I have new, better sponsors …”

Killam-as-Limbaugh’s new sponsors include the Syrian Tourism Board, Barney’s Butt-Crack Balm, Moist Books, the Mosquito Breeders of America, and Depends for Racists.

Watch the full segment below, uploaded by Mediaite on March 10, 2012.

Roxanne Cooper
Roxanne Cooper is the publisher of Raw Story. She has 20+ years experience in media management, marketing, and advertising and has held positions with AlterNet, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, LA Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Stars & Stripes. From 2004-2008, Roxanne published the popular political blog Rox Populi. She lives in San Francisco and you can follow her on Twitter at @AlterRox.
 
 
 
 
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