It is about the most pitiful apology I have ever heard. My mother would never have let me get away with it nor would I have let my children get away with it.
I am talking—of course—about the non-apology apology. Specifically the alleged apology made by Rush “the slut” Limbaugh to Sandra Fluke, who was just trying to testify to Congress; to a bunch of men only; about women’s issues; and who did not want to hear what she had to say. At least the Democrats invited her back to speak to them despite the fact that the Republicans still do not want to hear her.
Rush apologized. But not for calling her a “slut” and a “prostitute.” No, he apologized only for selecting those specific words.
So Rush, what words would you have used to call Ms. Fluke those things? Would that have made it any better? Would it have been different in any way? Perhaps, if you had used different words your sponsors would not be pulling out. Is that what you are sorry for? The loss of income? Would using different words have enabled you to call her a “slut” and a “prostitute” while keeping your sponsors?
And this does not even begin to cover Rush and the other morons telling women to put aspirin between their knees to prevent pregnancy. Why don’t we just cut off your penis instead—if it can be found?
Rush’s comments are disgusting, reprehensible, filthy, slanderous (I would sue if I were Ms. Fluke), and so far out of the realm of reasonable discourse that he should be taken off the air permanently. At the very least he and the network and every station that carries his show should be fined. This venomous attack is so much more obscene than the occasional language on TV or even the “wardrobe malfunctions” that leave folks thinking they might have seen something, that it deserves significant punishment.
Are you there, FCC?
If you want to help prevent this monster from airing more malignant sewage, here are a couple web sites that tell which companies sponsor him so that you can boycott them write them letters.
Stand up to the morons.