Rush Limbaugh as art object: boom or bust?

  • You can get Rush’s head on a stand, but not on a platter.

Big-time advertisers are abandoning Rush Limbaugh’s nationally syndicated radio show. Cape Girardeau’s most egomaniacal native son has lost, by some counts, 140 sponsors — including TurboTax, ProFlowers and Geico — since calling a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and demanding that she post sex videos online.

Even as advertisers flee El Rushbo, a couple of local artists are making money off the firebrand. Sean Hogge decided to raise a little cash for Planned Parenthood after hearing the comments. The 31-year-old systems administrator Photoshopped an image of a smug-looking Limbaugh giving a thumbs-up on T-shirts along with the slogan, “Rush thinks I’m a slut.”

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