Feeling the heat of losing many of his advertisers, Rush Limbaugh issued this statement as a sort of “apology” to Sandra Fluke for calling her a “slut” and a “prostitute.”
I don’t know that this constitutes an apology.
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.
What Rush is still clearly distorting is that Ms. Fluke did not insist on the government paying for anything. Just more ‘red meat’ for his listeners.
What Ms. Fluke advocates is that the insurance companies WE PAY PREMIUMS TO cover contraceptives. He’s just trying to fire up his base.
Normally I would link to the source material, but this one time please go google it if you want to see it. I can’t bring myself to link to his website.