Rush Limbaugh drew criticism Friday from many directions, including President Barack Obama, for his portrayal of a student as "whore" because she testified before Congress about the need for contraceptive coverage.
The third year law student at Georgetown University, Fluke Sandra received a phone call of support from Obama, and was supported by members of Congress, women's groups and the administration and teachers at his Catholic university.
Limbaugh asked the sponsors to withdraw their ads from his radio show through cyberspace, and fired at least two companies, retailers Sleep Train beds and the number of sleep, said in their Twitter accounts that were complying with the requirements.
Obama sees Limbaugh's comments "reprehensible," said White House spokesman Jay Carney. He said the president of Fluke's behalf to "express her disappointment that was the subject of inaccurate personal attacks," and thank him for him to rule on a matter of public policy.