A day after controversial "dating" website AshleyMadison.com offered to buy all excess inventory from the marketers who've abandoned Rush Limbaugh, the firebrand talk-show host said that he would never accept their advertising on his radio show.
"We do not [accept] sponsor companies that help people cheat on their spouses," Limbaugh told listeners on Thursday. "We have not accepted [their offer]. We have never run ads from [them]. We never will."
Limbaugh lashed out at Alexandra Petri, a Washington Post columnist, who wrote that Limbaugh's show had picked up AshleyMadison.com, proving that the show "targets jerks."
"It is an out-and-out lie," Limbaugh said of the report. "Nothing could be further from the truth."
Limbaugh called it a "blatant example of what journalism has become," complete with Petri's "B-I-T-C-H-Y opinion."
He added that when advertisers like Ashley Madison buy local ad time on affiliates carrying Limbaugh's show, "we call the stations and ask them not to."Read More »from Limbaugh about AshleyMadison.com: ‘We do not [accept] sponsor companies that help people cheat on their spouses’