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Lawyer: Fluke could ‘definitely’ sue Limbaugh for slander

An attorney says that Georgetown law School student Sandra Fluke could “definitely” sue Republican talk show host Rush Limbaugh for slander because she does not fit the legal definition of a public figure. On his radio show last week, Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut,” a “prostitute” and demanded that she…

Republican support of Limbaugh plummets in Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee

Republican’s view of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has fallen deeply in the wake of misogynistic remarks he made about a Georgetown University law student. Less than half of Republicans in Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee have a favorable opinion of Limbaugh, according to Public Policy Polling. The last time PPP…

Limbaugh: ‘I acted too much like the leftists’

Rush Limbaugh on Monday insisted that his apology for calling a Georgetown University law student a “slut” was “heartfelt,” adding that liberals were to blame for the whole incident. In a statement on his website over the weekend, the conservative radio host said he “sincerely” apologized to Sandra Fluke, who…

ProFlowers suspends advertising on Limbaugh’s show

The flower delivery website ProFlowers announced on Sunday that it would no longer advertise on Rush Limbaugh’s radio program, making it the seventh advertiser to cut support from the show. “At ProFlowers, our mission is to delight our customers with fresh and long lasting flowers, and that is our singular…

Will: Republicans are more afraid of Limbaugh than Iran

Conservative commentator George Will chastised high-ranking Republican officials Sunday morning for not condemning Rush Limbaugh strongly enough for his comments towards Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke. Will was specifically not pleased with House Speaker John Boehner’s and presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s response to Limbaugh’s comments, telling the This Week panel…

Ron Paul: Limbaugh apologized so he wouldn’t lose more sponsors

There was no sincerity in Rush Limbaugh’s apology to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, according to the perspective shared by Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) Sunday morning. Appearing on CBS’ Face The Nation, Paul again called Limbaugh’s comments towards Fluke as “crude” and expressed that the controversial radio host became nervous…

Gingrich: ‘Silly’ to say Limbaugh speaks for GOP

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday said that Rush Limbaugh was right to apologize for calling a Georgetown University law student a slut, adding that it was “silly” to say the conservative radio host speaks for Republicans. Last week, Limbaugh labeled the Sandra Fluke a “prostitute” and a “slut”…

Limbaugh apologizes to Sandra Fluke

In what could be seen as an attempt to head off the backlash he is currently facing, Rush Limbaugh has posted a statement on his website apologizing to Georgetown University Law Student Sandra Fluke for his vicious, personal attacks on her this week. Talking Points Memo‘s Livewire blog quotes that…

Customer pressure forces firms to drop advertising on Limbaugh program

Appeals for a boycott of sponsors of Rush Limbaugh’s radio program appear to be paying off. Mattress retailer Sleep Train was the first to drop Limbaugh’s program after he called law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” for testifying against allowing employers to opt out of providing birth control under employees’…

Rep. Speier calls for boycott of Limbaugh sponsors

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) on Thursday said that if the sponsors of Rush Limbaugh’s radio show continued to support his “hate mongering” then women should boycott those companies. “I rise this morning to say to Rush Limbaugh, shame on you,” she said on the House floor. “Shame on you for…

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