Two more companies have decided to stop advertising on the Rush Limbaugh Show after his continued attacks Friday on a Georgetown Law student who testified before Congress about birth control. But so far, Limbaugh doesn't show signs that he'll apologize. Limbaugh first came under fire Thursday for calling Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" after she testified about her support for birth control covered by health insurance. The Sleep Train became the first advertiser to announce their move Friday morning, and since then, Sleep Number and Quicken Loans have added on, with several more companies announcing to followers that they are evaluating their ad buys.
President Obama has condemned the attack and even Rick Santorum called Limbaugh "absurd" Friday (though he stopped short of condemning him). Nevertheless, Limbaugh spent Friday doubling down on his rhetoric, saying (according to his show's transcript):
Obama just called Sandra Fluke to make sure she was all right? Awwww. [kissing sound] That is so compassionate! What a great guy. The president called her to make sure she's okay. What is she 30 years old? Thirty years old, a student at Georgetown law who admits to having so much sex that she can't afford it anymore.
And once again, Limbaugh proves he's unaware of how birth control actually works. Tip: "The amount" of birth control a woman uses is not indicative of the amount of sex she has.
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