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March 4, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Rush Limbaugh's apology for his remarks about a female law student over her advocacy of expanding contraceptive coverage did little to quell the political fallout on the Sunday talk shows, where Republican guests faced questions about Limbaugh's remarks and the overall response of the GOP. The first question posed to Newt Gingrich on "Meet The Press" was about "how much damage" Limbaugh had done by calling Sandra Fluke a "slut" for her support of...
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NEWS
March 4, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
The number of advertisers who have at least temporarily cut ties with Rush Limbaugh grew to seven on Sunday in the aftermath of the conservative radio host's self-described "insulting word choices" about a female law student. ProFlowers, an online florist, is one of the latest companies to announce it would halt advertising on Limbaugh's show. "Mr. Limbaugh's recent comments went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company. As such, ProFlowers has suspended advertising on the Rush Limbaugh radio program," it announced on its Facebook page.
NEWS
March 3, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Rush Limbaugh apologized on Saturday for calling a woman who had spoken out in support of expanding contraceptive coverage a “slut” and a “prostitute” on his show. His comments about Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student at Georgetown, drew rebukes from people on both ends of the political spectrum and caused sponsors to pull their ads from his show. President Obama weighed in on Friday with a phone call to Fluke in which he expressed support for her and thanked her for speaking out. “For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week," Limbaugh wrote in a statement posted to his website.
NATIONAL
March 3, 2012 | By Ricardo Lopez and Kim Geiger
In what was surely a rare move for the conservative radio host, Rush Limbaugh apologized Saturday to the Georgetown University law school student he called a "slut" and "prostitute" earlier in the week. The apology, posted to his website, said he did not mean to make a "personal attack" against Sandra Fluke. The third-year law student had testified before Democrats in favor of President Obama's new rule requiring employers to offer health insurance plans that cover birth control.
NEWS
March 3, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Rush Limbaugh has lost another advertiser on his radio talk show as the fallout continued from his use of the terms “slut” and “prostitute” to ridicule a woman who has advocated for expanded access to birth control. Quicken Loans Inc. has suspended its advertising on the Limbaugh show, the company said in a statement posted to its website. It was a reversal for the Detroit-based online mortgage lender, which had initially issued a statement in support of Limbaugh's right to express himself.
NEWS
March 2, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
The call from President Obama came on Friday morning, and he wanted to know if Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law school student who had been called a “slut” and a “prostitute” by conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, was OK. As much as Fluke remembered what he said, she recalled how he sounded. “He was so kind,” she said in an interview. “I was just very impressed by that.” Fluke, 30, was raised in rural Pennslyvania but has lived part-time in West Hollywood for the past five years.
NEWS
March 2, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
In unleashing his sharp words against a law student this week, talk show host Rush Limbaugh - who called the student a “slut” and a “prostitute” for advocating expanded access to birth control - sparked rebukes from President Obama, fellow Republicans and longtime sponsors of his talk show. Obama entered the fray Friday when he called Sandra Fluke, a third-year Georgetown University law student, to express support after she drew Limbaugh's ire when she testified in favor of the administration's new rule requiring employers to offer health insurance plans that cover birth control.
NATIONAL
January 12, 2012 | By David Horsey
Rush Limbaugh is freaked out by Mitt Romney giving backhanded praise to President Obama for saving the American auto industry. This week, in an interview on CBS, Romney defended himself against critics of his work at Bain Capital by equating what he did as a corporate restructuring specialist with Obama's temporary takeover of General Motors and Chrysler in 2009. “In the general election,” Romney said, “I'll be pointing out that the president took the reins at General Motors and Chrysler - closed factories, closed dealerships, laid off thousands and thousands of workers - he did it to try to save the business.” Limbaugh has gotten his voluminous knickers in a twist because Romney is essentially acknowledging that what Obama did was a good thing.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2011 | By Steve Carney, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Talk station KFI-AM (640) topped radio ratings in November, riding a stable of provocative commentators that includes Rush Limbaugh, Bill Handel and John and Ken to its second straight win, and its best showing in more than two years. KFI took 5.6% of the Los Angeles-Orange County listening audience age 6 or older, the same figure it held in October. But the station still widened its lead over second place, pop station KIIS-FM (102.7), which dropped from 5.3% to 5% since October, according to figures released this week by the Arbitron ratings service.
NATIONAL
November 4, 2011 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
Like many high-profile black conservatives, Herman Cain has relished his role as a racial contrarian. Cain grew up in the segregated South and came of age during the struggles of the civil rights movement. Yet he bridles at the notion that because he is black, he should be a Democrat, or that he is some kind of race traitor because of his ultraconservative ideology. "I have been called 'Uncle Tom,' 'sellout,' 'Oreo,' 'shameless," Cain often tells his overwhelmingly white audiences as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination.
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