… and still on track for being the most belligerent ass possible.
For three days last week, Rush Limbaugh continued to personally attack Sandra Fluke, a law student at Georgetown University, who had the courage to appear in front of Congress to express her opinions on the contraceptives in health care issue.
Rush characterized Ms. Fluke as a prostitute, a potential porn star, and demanded that she send him video tapes of her having sex if he was going to be forced to pay for her contraception.
After five major advertisers of his show decided to leave, Rush felt the need to
cover his ass apologize for his comments — kinda. Here is the statement on his website:
A Statement from Rush
March 03, 2012
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.
Yes, for over twenty years Rush has been absurd, three hours a day five days a week. We’ve known that.
However, he claims he “chose the wrong words”? What words did he mean to say, and how could he have NOT meant this to be a personal attack on Ms. Fluke? The man has a twenty year history of making personal attacks on people. That is all he knows how to do. Nobody can point out one incidence in all of those twenty years that he hasn’t made his attacks personal. Not one.
Rush, I find it absolutely absurd that your position on discussing the need for contraception to be available on health insurance has to center around whether a woman is having sex or how often or with whom. It is YOU who are choosing to frame it that way.
Rush, as a person who has spent the past twenty years making a living with carefully chosen words, I find it VERY hard to believe that these words were exactly what you chose to say, and meant exactly the way you intended them to do. Now you are trying to pass them off as an “attempt to be humorous”? As all of the other controversial crap you’ve been belching is “humorous” when people call you on it? You must have some sick sense of humor if you believe that.
Comedy works when there is a basis of truth in it. That is why people laugh. It is why people like Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Jon Stewart are funny and successful — there is a base of truth in their comedy.
There is NOTHING funny about you Rush. Nothing. Your recent attack on Sandra Fluke hasn’t left too many laughing. Sure, there will always be a few who would follow you down into the deep recesses of your depravity, but most people find you utterly disgusting.