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Rush Limbaugh Apologizes To Sarah Fluke For Calling Her a “Slut”

The ball just keeps rolling on this one!

Famed radio personality, Rush Limbaugh, has apologized to Georgetown University law student Sarah Fluke for calling her a “slut” on his syndicated talk show. This week Rush brought down a firestorm of criticism for his remarks about Fluke in which he also called her a prostitute and said if she wanted to be paid to have sex she should do it on camera.

Limbaugh’s comments have caused an exodus of advertisers from his show and he has even brought down criticism from President Obama. The Republican Presidential candidates were also forced to weigh in.

Limbaugh is known for making ridiculously incendiary remarks and has rarely even considered taking them back. Rush and his nation of “dittoheads” thrive amongst controversy. This time he apolgized for his bad choice of words and if he caused any offense.

Another advertiser, Carbonite, posted a message on Facebook saying that it was ending its sponsorship of his show.

Carbonite CEO, David Friend wrote,

“No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show.”

Shaunna Thomas, a co-founder of UltraViolet, an online advocacy organization that does grassroots work on women’s issues said that the war against Limbaugh will continue.

She said,

“Rush’s apology wasn’t actually an apology. He did little more than continue to expose himself as the anti-woman and offensive media personality that he is. Our campaign to pressure advertisers to drop their sponsorship of his show will continue next week. No radio show that attacks women should be rewarded with advertising dollars. And more than 84,000 of our members who signed a petition in the last day agree.”

Do you think that Rush Limbaugh deserves to lose his show over this?

Here is the text of Rush Limbaugh’s 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.”

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