I have written about how sponsors are continuing to flee the Rush Limbaugh show, how the movement to hold Rush accountable for his hate speech is evolving and growing, and how the damage to talk radio from the advertiser boycott has even infected all-music stations.
In the first few weeks of the boycott, numerous companies were announcing their departure. Media Matters identified 67 major corporations that explicitly stated they would not run ads with Rush. ThinkProgress identified 142 companies. A few companies (such as Arby's and Walgreens) later announced dropping Rush individually, and therefore encountered some heat from Rush supporters. Since then, the number of companies continues to increase, but their marketing departments have opted to leave quietly. The movement to hold Rush accountable is so diverse and widespread, no one knows for certain how many companies have decided to boycott his show, but the number of companies (large and small) is easily north of 500, with more joining the exit each day. (Rush claims 18,000 advertisers altogether, on 600 radio stations.)
The heat on Rush is so great he is apparently avoiding public appearances, and a recent ceremony to acknowledge his fame (infamy?) was carried out in stealth, behind locked doors, surrounded by a phalanx of men with guns to deter liberals from approaching.
As far as I know, only two major companies -- Tax Resolution Services, and Angie's List -- have opted to return to Rush. Tax Resolution Services returned during tax season, and continues to advertise. Angie's List had the audacity to contract with Rush to voice their advertising. The newly public company, which was already suspect, has continued to take considerable heat from the Daily Kos community, generating as many as 340 comments about un-subscriptions and corporate politics in a single diary. Now, Angie's List is getting additional heat over at Huffington Post.
Angie's List contact info at StopRush: