This is at Salon this week:
Limbaugh, in case you’d forgotten, called Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” after the Georgetown University student spoke out in support of insurance mandates for contraceptives. He later apologized – profusely so – but the damage was done. People were fed up, and they took to the Internet and social media to send a message to Limbaugh’s advertisers that they won’t support any business that supports Limbaugh’s brand of radio rabble-rousing. Jittery over the response, advertisers began to bolt. Some never came back, including Geico, Sears, John Deere, Netflix, Capitol One and hundreds of others.
It has been 14 months since the controversy first began, and the boycott continues. Under the hashtag #StopRush, Twitter users signal out Rush-friendly businesses — Dairy Queen, the Home Depot, Golfsmith — telling them enough is enough, […]
And what is the result? The boycott is working. And Limbaugh is now blaming a very particular group of women for his advertising blues. Here’s Salon again:
One of the basic tenets of the free-market system is that the market participants choose what gets produced and from the looks of things, they’re not choosing Limbaugh. Not that Limbaugh himself sees it that way. On his radio show, he’s made it clear that he believes “media buyers at advertising agencies are young women fresh out of college, liberal feminists who hate conservatism.”
Oh, so that explains it. It’s a female-driven conspiracy. A castrating Sisterhood of media buyers is targeting him and other conservatives. They have burrowed into the American corporate structure, and he has become a victim of their nefarious shenanigans. Glub, glub, glub.