Netflix Says Limbaugh Ads Were Run In Error

Confirms They Will Exclude Ads In The Future

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Advertisers are fleeing Rush Limbaugh's show following his misogynistic attacks on Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke.

Netflix, whose ads have aired during Limbaugh's show in recent days, has announced that it will halt all advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Show. In an email to Boing Boing, Netflix spokesperson Joris Evers said:

Spotted your tweets and wanted to let you know that Netflix has not purchased and does not purchase advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show. We do buy network radio advertising and have confirmed that two Netflix spots were picked up in error as part of local news breaks during the Rush Limbaugh show. We have instructed our advertising agency to make sure that this error will not happen again.

According to Media Matters' own count, 12 Netflix ads have aired during The Rush Limbaugh Show since last Thursday on WABC in New York. Here is audio from a Netflix ad that aired during The Rush Limbaugh Show Monday on WABC:

Posted In
Diversity & Discrimination, Gender
Network/Outlet
Premiere Radio Networks
Person
Rush Limbaugh
Show/Publication
The Rush Limbaugh Show
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