Limbaugh should be rushed off the air by advertisers after tirade against Sandra Fluke
Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 20:03
When I dream of a perfect world, I see the following: 50 hours in a day, married to Katie Couric, a columnist at Newsweek magazine and most importantly I would live in a world without Rush Limbaugh poisoning the airwaves.
Now while Rush’s attack on liberals, women, gays, environmentalists and the poor are nothing new, his recent three-day-long rant on Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke was the day he not only enraged liberals, but also two radio stations who have said dosvadonya to Rush and dozens of sponsors who have pulled their ads from the conservative shock jock’s radio program.
Thirty-year-old Fluke gave testimony to a group of House Democrats after being denied a chance to speak before a committee of religious leaders on the subject of contraception.
In her testimony, she talked about why contraception should be free as it is in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, and she mentioned the clinics that shut down due to the lack of demand for contraception, and members of Congress who gave us the Blunt Amendment to give the “freedom” to employers to opt out of providing health care coverage on “moral” grounds.
Following her testimony, Limbaugh went on a three-day-long tirade about Fluke, calling her a prostitute, slut, and his infamous term “feminazi.”
He said if he and other taxpayers are going to pay for her and other women to have sex then he should be able to watch the video online and that she was having so much sex it is amazing she could walk, among other insulting statements.
It’s clear Mr. Limbaugh has no idea what else contraception does. The other benefits of contraception besides preventing pregnancy include: preventing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), premenstrual syndrome, osteoporosis, decreasing menstrual cramps, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy, rheumatoid arthritis, breast diseases and breast cysts.
What a shame Limbaugh didn’t research this before he committed character assassination on a college student who is trying to make something of her life and take a stand for others.
Also remember this word, Limbaugh: overpopulation.
The unsurprising parts of this story are that he made these statements as he has been doing for over 20 years, his pathetic non-apology was way too late and that his syndicator Premiere Networks will be standing behind Limbaugh, which tells you ethics in conservative media are non-existent.
I have always thought Rush Limbaugh was an amoral person with a large ego, but what amazes me is not just the fact that advertisers stay with him for so long, but also that millions of people in this country would continue to look at Limbaugh like a god.
That not only amazes me but shows Americans are arrogant, narrow minded, bull-headed and uninformed citizens who care about money and power more than the progress of a nation.
In the aftermath of this incident, the few Republicans who properly denounced Limbaugh’s comments included Daily Beast columnist David Frum, Congressman Ron Paul, Sen. John McCain and House Speaker John Boehner.
But the loudest conservative complaint came from columnist George Will with confidence I wish more conservatives had to stand up to people such as Limbaugh
“They want to bomb Iran, but they’re afraid of Rush Limbaugh,” Will said on ABC’s “This Week” on March 4.
The most poetic statement that came from the left was courtesy of MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who denounced Limbaugh on her television show March 2, saying it is a nasty thing to be a jerk but it is even worse to be a dummy.
What a shame there is no rehab for stupidity, but I believe the advertisers will continue to bail on Rush. If that happens, he will have to find new greedy and uninformed sheep to buy time into his daily radio circus or he’ll have to ride off into the sunset for good.