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Limbaugh apologizes?

03 Mar

According to news reports Rush Limbaugh’s allegedly apologizing for defaming Georgetown Law Student Sandra Fluke when he said on his program, “What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex — what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.”

On Limbaugh’s blog he makes his rather feeble attempt to right this huge wrong;

A Statement from Rush

“For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week.  In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.”

Excuse me, he “did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke? How else does someone interpret, “What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex — what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.”?

He didn’t mean a personal attack, what else is it when you call someone a slut and a prostitute?

El Rushbo continues “apologizing“, “I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit? In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone’s bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.

“My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.”

At least he did manage to sincerely apologize, which is more than anyone without half their brains tied behind their backs ever thought he’d do, and certainly his entire statement would mean a lot more if he’d managed to just say the last line. But no, Rush had to try to justify calling a woman a slut and a prostitute by claiming it was an “attempt to be humorous”. What kind of humor is it when you call a woman a slut and a prostitute? Clearly Limbaugh’s never matured past the 10th grade.

Fact is there’s no justification for Limbaugh calling Ms. Fluke a slut and prostitute, and Limbaugh’s belated apology – made after pressure was brought to bear by advertisers leaving his show – demonstrates he’s still a poor excuse for a man.

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Posted by on March 3, 2012 in Women's Rights

 

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