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Rush Limbaugh Gives Half-Ass Apology For Calling Law Student A 'Slut'

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UGH.

Right wing radio host Rush Limbaugh is under fire for calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" after she came out in support of health insurers being required to offer birth control to their subscribers (watch above).

In case you missed it, these were his exact words last Wednesday:

"What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, 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."

Disgusting.

But, looks like he (kinda) had a change of heart after four of his sponsors, including LegalZoom and Quicken Loans, severed their ties with his show. He decided to "make amends" by posting the following half-ass apology on his website:

"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.

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."

Still not good enough.

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55 comments to “Rush Limbaugh Gives Half-Ass Apology For Calling Law Student A 'Slut'”

  1. BB23 says – reply to this


    1

    That man is an illustration of everything that is wrong about our country. It is a shame we put such ignorance on a platform and showcase it to the world.



  2. 2

    the far-right-wing reasoning is so out of this world. Easier and affordable access to birth control would eventually take a huge strain off the health care system and off social welfare programs (I was under the assumption they don't like putting money into these things either).



  3. 3

    Why doesn't everyone tell this guy to f off already? He's said and done horrible things so many times, never means his apologies, and continues to be an asshole that never learns his lesson. I'm fearful of anyone who says their a Rush fan, because that guy is an atrocious human being.



  4. 4

    I ain't a chick. But with males like Limbaugh out there, hell, I'd want to be assured that I'd be guaranteed access to the pill, too!



  5. 5

    Birth Control is VERY complicated and expensive for us. Not to mention, it is such a hard process on our bodies. We go through a lot to bring life onto the planet, it would be nice to have some support, as it's something we pay for every single month, year after year out of pocket. On a side note Newt, using the word slut instantly reveals to any woman how boring your sex life and sexual skill as a man is. Don't take it out on us Newt, perhaps you should talk to your wife about what is lacking at home in the bedroom before you use a word that ultimately informs the world you suck in bed.
    Sincerely,
    The species that brought YOU into this world.



  6. 6

    Newt def has a small d*ck.



  7. 7

    Rush should have never called the woman a slut but I can see where he is coming from. Its not the taxpayers responsibility to pay for her sexual activies. I guess people dont realize our insurance premiums go up when this is in place due to Obama Care. Maybe taxpayers can chip in my my activies like playing baseball? Going to gym?



  8. 8

    This is 100% unfair towards women that this is a men driven campaign. Naturally I would say, 'Come, move up to Canada!' but we have a big enough sh!t storm up here at the moment.



  9. 9

    do i need to apologize for calling him a slutty piece of shit???



  10. 10

    This is so stupid. Why should the taxpayer pay for her birth control? If she chooses to engage in sex, she should pay for protection. Its her responsibility, not ours. Second, it is incredibly easy and affordable to get birth control….. and, the argument that free birth control will ease healthcare costs is crap. Hasn't happened yet because women have to get and then take the pill. Again, responsibility. This is nothing more than the dems attempt to gin up a campaign issue to reel in the woman vote. Pathetic…..



  11. 11

    Well, this is the result of freedom of speech with no accountability. America is going to have to accept the bad with the good. This jackass would have been canned long ago in any other country, countries with the same freedoms as the US.



  12. 12

    But he is right, he just chose an irresponsible and callous way to express his opinion.



  13. 13

    Re: MissEquisite – Sorry sunshine but this is Rush, not Newt. And whether you like what he has to say or not, the Constitution grants the freedom of speech. It's what allows you to say what you want against him. You can either stifle free speech or have it. There is no middle ground. Free speech even allows Mario to spew his hate (anything that goes against his agenda)



  14. 14

    and still not getting the point that birth control is not all about those 'recreational activities'…

  15. Jai says – reply to this


    15

    He's a pill-popping nut job. Nothing that he has to say has any relevance or value.



  16. 16

    Fuck her! Hey Ms. Fluke. Here’s a ‘hardcore’ tip for you: YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO EITHER BUY YOUR OWN BIRTH CONTROL OR KEEP YOUR LEGS CLOSED.



  17. 17

    It's not that complicated an issue and just a red herring to change the topic from BHO.
    -
    Girls can give handjobs, blowjobs or "backdoor it"…there's self-maniupulation, battery powered vibration and whatever your partner does to pleasure her.
    -
    Aren't these enough choices?
    -
    Let's talk about anything but Barack's many failures.
    Such a stupid thing while we go down the tubes.



  18. 18

    Re: Lady Who? – no he would not have. clearly MANY people listen to his show it is all about money. he makes it verry well, so the network is happy to have him. if he wasn't very popular he would not be employed. it appears that the US is much more conservative than you would care to believe. the libs have tried again and again to counter program, and time and again their leftist broadcast/networks have dried up and blown away. the preceding are FACTS, you can piss and moan as much as you want but yoy will not change them.



  19. 19

    Re: Jai – Hahaha…your statements eliminates most of Hollywood, and a majority of politicians….might want to rethink your position.



  20. 20

    and BTW fuck you peeerex for you judgemental ravings.

  21. Jai says – reply to this


    21

    Re: truthgal – I stand by my statement however, it can also be applied to both entertainers and political figures.



  22. 22

    I cannot wait until this fat fuck keels over on air of a heart attack when he's going on one of his rampages. The only way the greasy butterball of a "man" gets any play is having to pay someone to touch him.



  23. 23

    some people take birth control for reasons other than to not get pregnant. it helps with other things too, but i still think that each individual should pay for it herself. it's not that expensive, and it's not worth getting the govt involved. please go to walmart and get the 4 dollar prescription yourself



  24. 24

    Re: truthgal – i agree with you



  25. 25

    Re: MissEquisite – This is hilarious because Newt has had so many affairs and wives that he has to believe that birth control is a God given right. lol



  26. 26

    Why, why, why is he relevant?
    Who are the ignorants listening to his disgusting babble?
    How can he assume the posture of moral superiority when he's been married 3 times and addicted to drugs?
    He is a joke.



  27. 27

    this is completely BS first off this post is wrong, its not that she wants the health insurance to pay for the birth control, she wants her college to. Not just any college a Catholic college that she choose to go to. There are some schools that will help with birth control but come on you choose to go to a catholic school, they dont believe in birth control for one. And another thing is she is trying to say that the birth control will cost her $1000 a year. This is the reason Limbaugh is against her, she is ridiculous!



  28. 28

    This man is an absolute joke, and I can't even believe why people listen to this a$$hole. He apologizes almost a week after he spoke of this and ONLY because his sponsors are dropping him like flies. Now tell me this, people get fired all the time throughout media history for saying slandering, racist, sexist things, so why does this man still have a job after calling a woman a slut and a prostitute for taking birth control?!?! UNBELIEVABLE! He makes me sick, along with the fox network for letting this man have a job.



  29. 29

    You call people worse and you've never once apologized, AH



  30. 30

    I can't believe that millions of Republicans listen to this dumb ass!



  31. 31

    He's right. As well as another poster. If girls want to be sexually active they should pay. Not it be covered 110% by OUR money. Whats next? Condoms being paid for by healthcare?

    Basically we have to pay for another girls irresponsibility and self control. You have the choice to screw whoever you want. But you should be paying the bill yourself. Just like abortions. Get knocked up from having unsafe sex? Pay for the abortion yourself.

    If you want to be sexually active and screw everything in sight, then pay for your own pills, your own STD meds and your own abortions. As said, we shouldn't have to basically pay for another persons responsability.



  32. 32

    He's a big fat cun*t.



  33. 33

    Re: BB23 – this man is an illustation of everything that is right about our country. I agree with him, as a women who went to college as well. Tax payers should not have to take care of our personal choices and or responsibilities. Tell the hooker to go to the Health Dept and get free condoms, and all of you who talk about the very small minority of people who use bc to help with cramps~ PUH LEASE MOFO's~ that will not be the vast majority. Thank you Rush for saying what I said.



  34. 34

    Re: NookiesWA

    I would have gladly gave your mother a free back-alley abortion and then slung the usless tissues (you) against a wall.



  35. 35

    Re: ThIsIsFaLSe – I love with the stupid. Thank you and by the incorrect below you should not vote, it's quite obvious youye have no clue, k thanks b



  36. 36

    Liberals are so 2-faced and phony! If they are really outraged about this kind of treatment of women then hey would have attacked BILL MAHER when he called Sarah Palin's DOWN SYNDROME child “Family Of Inbred Weirdos”
    Where was your outrage then? Oh, it only counts if it's about a liberal woman! Thought so!!!



  37. 37

    Liberals are so 2-faced and phony! If they are really outraged about this kind of treatment of women then hey would have attacked Ed Shultz when he called Laura Ingraham a "right-wing slut"
    Where was your outrage then? Oh, it only counts if it's about a liberal woman! Thought so!!!



  38. 38

    Liberals are so 2-faced and phony! If they are really outraged about this kind of treatment of women then hey would have attacked Ed Shultz when he called Ann Coulter a "talk slut"
    Where was your outrage then? Oh, it only counts if it's about a liberal woman! Thought so!!!



  39. 39

    Liberals are so 2-faced and phony! If they are really outraged about this kind of treatment of women then hey would have attacked Keith Olbermann said "Michelle Malkin would just be a big mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it.”
    Where was your outrage then? Oh, it only counts if it's about a liberal woman! Thought so!!!



  40. 40

    I could keep going, but I've made my point. The liberals have no outrage over this when it is done to Republican women! So, ask yourself why all the outrage over this with Rush Limbaugh? The answer is they think all women are so stupid that if they can get this "issue" news coverage, us women won't pay attention to really issues that effect us like the price of gas, unemployment, the economy, the huge national debit that Obama is increasing everyday that our kids will have to pay off! They think that if they can get your panties in a wad over something trivial you won't notice what is really going on, wake up ladies!

  41. Rossi says – reply to this


    41

    His time has passed; his ship has sailed. He's a hack, desperate to stay in the limelight. Humiliating himself is his only trick left. People with character know when to bow out gracefully. But I guess when you're a drug addict and weigh 400 pounds, that's not gonna happen.

  42. Rossi says – reply to this


    42

    Re: truthgal – #10 As a taxpayer, I'd much rather pay for someone's birth control than her illegitimate child/children who will grow up on welfare and be raised by someone most likely uneducated, unmarried, and, let's be honest, obese.



  43. 43

    Re: nycyankeeguy – Stupid response. Does a condom serve only one purpose? Is Bristle Palin a spokesperson for ABSTINENCE? It's about women's health, not just about birth control. The female reproductive system is complex and sometimes does not perform perfectly. People (students,even) are sexually active. I'll bet if you couldn't screw something, you'd still be a wanker. Please don't take offense. I'm trying to expand your thinking. Birth control pills (when taken regularly) are simple and effective. Would you rather take a pill or wait for surgery ($$) to have an infected\cancerous ovary removed?



  44. 44

    What the average person doesn't get, because the liberals are framing it as a "birth control issue", is that Obama-care wants to force employers to provide birth control, morning after pill and sterilization. That violates some employers 1st amendment rights! Georgetown University is private Jesuit college. Obama wants to take away 1st Amendment rights, that simple! But the public if feed it as "birth control issues". So the Democrats get you all fired up about it, and when you're not looking they take away the 1st Amendment right of the private sector. The old bait and switch and you all line up for it, believe it, blindly!



  45. 45

    ugh an ignorant buffoon.



  46. 46

    why should i pay for her to spread her legs…if the guy does not have a condom…say fn no…..u dumb liberals..



  47. 47

    maybe she should ask her mom and dad for condems and lubes….oops maybe that may be she is a whore…….



  48. 48

    Re: RossiRe: Rossi – yeah well it does not cost 3000 a yr…



  49. 49

    what you dumb republicoons fail to understand is this has been going on for decades in 28 states… so explain why is this all of a sudden is becoming an issue? Also, shame on some of you so called 'women' who are siding with that fat f#k…. wait till you to grow a gut full of fibroids, cysts and endometrial polyps and cancer, and I bet you'll be bleating for bc pills at a fever pitch! And I'll be at the sidelines calling you all 'sluts'….

  50. @v@ says – reply to this


    50

    Hell has frozen over.



  51. 51

    Re: matusadona – And shame on you for letting Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann, Ed Shultz get away with it silently without even an ounce of outrage on your liberal side. Your outrage is not sincere if you aren't outraged when it happens to Republican women too! Birth control for whatever reason will never be more important then 1st Amendment rights! Birth Control is available for free all over the place! Don't expect a Jesuit University (Georgetown) to had out birth control, it's Georgetown's religious freedom. So get the whole story first, before you spout off! Sandra Fluke can go to the Planned Parenthood at 1108 16th Street Northwest, Washington, DC. It is 2.1 miles from her! Get a clue!



  52. 52

    Typical. He isn't sorry, he's just sorry that people don't agree with him. I thought we have come hundreds of years in the making but apparently people are as old fashioned as ever. Its ok for men to have sex but a woman is a slut. I argue for birth control not because it gives me the freedom to have sex, but it gives me the choice to decide if i want to have a child or not! This is the 21st century everybody! its time to wake up!



  53. 53

    Re: tallchick – The issue isn't over birth control being legal (that is nonsense!), this issue is if the government has the right to take away 1st Amendment rights. Nobody wants to abolish birth control. You are drinking the koolaid, the libs are trying to make it a social issue to cover up the real issue that Obamacare is forcing the denial of 1st Amendment rights. But you just keep believing the bs they're feeding you. Or you could research what is at the root of this debate!



  54. 54

    This is a complex issue. I just realized that Madonna has a close relationship with Clear Channel, which is the radio outlet that supports Rush. I find it hard to believe that someone like Madonna, who is a symbol of women's rights and a strong woman, would have a relationship with a company that supports a mysoginist like rush Limbaugh.



  55. 55

    Another example of government handouts liberals seem to love so much. Unbelievable. Let's focus on the real issue here: the fact that these idiots/liberals expect other people to pay for women's birth control… seriously? Typical liberal. Limbaugh's statement makes sense, whether it was too rude or not. He's right. Maybe a bit brash, but nonetheless correct so everyone shut the fuck up and focus on the issue, not this man who merely commented on it.