Rush Limbaugh as art object: boom or bust?
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.”