29 Advertisers Dump Limbaugh

    Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh speaks during a news conference at The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. Limbaugh was taken to the hospital after experiencing chest pains similar to a heart attack Wednesday during a vacation. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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    Consumers and advertisers aren’t buying Rush Limbaugh’s apology to Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student he accused of being a “slut” and a “prostitute” for advocating that the government mandate that health insurance cover birth control. Twenty nine brands have pulled their ads from Limbaugh’s show, including Bare Escentuals skin products and Sensa weight-loss products. Other companies are fielding customer complaints and weighing their options, which are complicated by complex ad-time deals through other advertising companies. Meanwhile, Everybody Loves Raymond actress Patricia Heaton, who had tweeted in support of Limbaugh, deleted her Twitter account.

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