The most recent count shows that 140 companies have dropped advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s show. I can’t say if that is a lot or not. When I heard the number to be 40 or so, I thought THAT was a lot, and in fact, wondered how many advertisers a show would actually have. Now that it is 140 I realize that I have no clue what a large or small number might be.
ThinkProgress has obtained an internal memo from Premiere Radio Networks listing 96 national companies that have “specifically asked” their advertisments not be played during the Rush Limbaugh Show. Premiere is the distributor of Limbaugh’s program. The advertisers have also requested to be excluded from other right-wing hosts including Michael Savage, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. According to the memo, the listed companies’ advertisements should be excluded from these programs because they have been “deemed to be offensive.”
Good for them.