by Jack Mirkinson, HuffPost
March 6, 2012
The steady stream of advertisers fleeing Rush Limbaugh’s radio show continued on Monday and Tuesday, as at least eight more sponsors announced they would no longer run commercials on the program in the wake of Limbaugh’s offensive comments about Sandra Fluke.
On Monday night, makeup company Bare Escentuals told its Twitter followers that it was pulling its ads:
So did the Sensa Weight Loss company:
And, earlier on Monday, vitamin site Vitacost made the same announcement:
The eight businesses join at least nine others (including AOL, parent company of The Huffington Post) in ending their association with Limbaugh’s show. Two radio stations have also dropped the program in the wake of Limbaugh’s comments about Fluke.
On Monday, Limbaugh addressed the advertisers leaving his show.
“They decided they don’t want you or your business anymore,” he said. “This program is always about you… I knew the political inclinations of these people. They didn’t care that they were profiting, and I didn’t either. No radio broadcast will succeed by putting business ahead of the needs of its loyal audience.”
UPDATE: On Tuesday afternoon, ThinkProgress listed nine other companies that have pulled out from Limbaugh’s show, or moved to make sure that their ads do not air during the program. Those companies are stamps.com, Deere & Co., Geico, St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Connecticut, Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Cascades Dental, Allstate, Sears and men’s retailer Bonobos.