Out of Control

March 4, 2012

Rush Limbaugh, the conservative hate radio talk show host, called Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" for testifying at a U.S. House hearing on women's healthcare. (Read her testimony.) The disgusting Republican spokesperson also spit out these anti-women remarks on his divisive talk show:
. . .the Georgetown student who went before a congressional committee and said she's having so much sex, she's going broke buying contraceptives and wants us to buy them. I said, "Well, what would you call someone who wants us to pay for her to have sex? What would you call that woman? You'd call 'em a slut, a prostitute or whatever."

. . .So, if we're gonna sit here, and if we're gonna have a part in this, then we want something in return, Ms. Fluke: And that would be the videos of all this sex posted online so we can see what we are getting for our money. Now, let's go to audio sound bites. Let's listen to the congressional reaction to this 'cause they are fit to be tied; they want me drawn and quartered.
Perhaps this radio host took so many illegal pain pills (He was arrested in Florida in 2009) that he can no longer think rationally. The testimony of Ms. Fluke in no way deserved his  disrespectful and twisted interpretation.  Numerous individuals and groups condemned the remarks, including President Obama who phoned Ms. Fluke to "to commend her willingness to speak out and share her dismay over the slur."

As a result of Limbaugh's vile tirade, his nationally syndicated hate radio show lost seven sponsors, who no longer want to be affiliated with his views. One former sponsor, Pro Flowers, announced:
"Mr. Limbaugh’s recent comments went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company. As such, ProFlowers has suspended advertising on the Rush Limbaugh radio program,"
Limbaugh posted a half-hearted, unapologetic apology on his website, which has been viewed as a desperate attempt to stay on the air as more and more sponsors bail.

Numerous online petitions call for further action, including a petition requesting that the FCC take Limbaugh off the air. One can only hope. . .

2 comments:

TAGLISH said...

Feel sorry for this guy. Maybe he did not experience to be unconditionally loved by a mother, cared for by sisters/friends, tenderly loved by a wife, sweetly kissed and hugged by a daughter. Maybe he's alone, nobody could stand by a man whose mouth is full of dirt!

Wendy Doromal said...

One radio station in Hilo dropped Limbaugh and 11 sponsors have dropped advertising on his show.