A Connecticut hospital is among the host of advertisers pulling funding from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show in the wake of his inflammatory comments directed at a Georgetown law student last week
Limbaugh has received wide coverage for attacking Sandra Fluke, who testified at an unofficial hearing in favor of insurance coverage of contraceptives. Over the past week his comments directed at Fluke have evolved from calling her a “slut” to suggesting she post sex tapes online for taxpayers, who he said were subsidizing her sex life.
Though Limbaugh later apologized, it was too much for St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. The hospital’s spokeswoman, Lucinda I. Ames, issued this statement:
“St. Vincent’s Medical Center has directed WABC to withdraw our advertisements from the Rush Limbaugh show. Mr. Limbaugh’s recent derogatory comments regarding an individual testifying before Congress are not acceptable.”