We're Not Letting Rush Limbaugh Slide This Time
1 year ago
The uproar over Limbaugh's comments may be the final and long overdue straw
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Earlier this month right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh ignited a national controversy when he called Sandra Fluke some rather disgusting and misogynistic words. I’m sure most of you have heard his words, so I won’t repeat them. Suffice to say, the outrage was loud and swift. Thousands of people signed petitions calling on his advertisers to drop him and thousands more took to Twitter asking the same thing. He has since offered a very insincere apology for using those two words, but he sure didn’t back away from the rest of what he said or the sentiment.
Among the ridiculous things he concluded was that Ms. Fluke must be having an unusually large amount of sex because she needs all those pills. Limbaugh must think using birth control is like using Oxycontin or Viagra. No, you don’t take birth control pills in relation to the amount of relations you’re having—it’s just usually one a day. But I can see why he’d confuse birth control with his own experience with pill popping.
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What, too harsh? That is nothing compared to the vitriol he spews on a daily basis. My ThinkProgress colleagues gathered the 70 most sexist things Limbaugh has ever said, lest you think his recent comments are some sort of aberration. They most certainly are not.