Advertisers Stick With Limbaugh

After weeks of controversy and what appeared to be a large-scale exodus of advertisers, Rush Limbaugh seems to have weathered the storm over calling a Georgetown law student a “slut” and a “prostitute.” Though nearly 100 advertisers said they didn’t want to be associated with Limbaugh’s program, many of them were not actually sponsors, and almost all of Limbaugh’s 600 stations have kept the show. “Contrary to the wishful thinking of the professional special-interest groups, reports of sponsors fleeing the Rush Limbaugh Show are grossly exaggerated,” a spokeswoman said. “In fact, the program retains virtually of all its long-term sponsors.”