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A Statement from Rush (Rush offers apology to Slut!)
Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | Mar 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 03/03/2012 2:15:11 PM PST by TSgt

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alinsky; apology; birthcontrol; commentary; condoms; dsj; election2012; fluke; freecondoms; lesbian; lesbianagenda; limbaugh; nonapology; rush; sandrafluke; sandytheslut; slut
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To: robrose68

Hormone treatments stop the production of oestrogen by putting you in either an artificial state of pregnancy or an artificial state of menopause, which stops your periods.

Once your periods have stopped, the endometriosis is no longer aggravated. However, it is important to note that most of these treatments are not contraceptives.

There are broad types of hormone-based treatment:

progestogens
antiprogestogens
gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues


351 posted on 03/03/2012 4:31:15 PM PST by kcvl
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To: House Atreides
You betcha!

Your words have captured my thinking on this exactly. We just lost one of our warriors with Andrew Breitbart’s death. We all will want to support Rush as he moves forward with contesting the Progressive rot being promoted in our country. This is an important year in the struggle and we must not lose focus of that.

Rush, we’ll be following you Monday as you come back with your batteries recharged and your wonderful wit reloaded.

352 posted on 03/03/2012 4:32:16 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: humblegunner
Very disappointed indeed. As a creature from the late 70’s my instinctive reaction is:

RUSH YOU IGNORANT SLUT!

IMHO Rush himself has sold out and capitulated himself into the theater of the bizarre for the sake of sponsorship and the almighty dollar.

353 posted on 03/03/2012 4:32:32 PM PST by 07Jack
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To: robrose68
Why don't you just call a slut a slut, robrose?

If she wants to embrace her sluthood on national TeeVee, who are we to stand in her way?

354 posted on 03/03/2012 4:32:39 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Brad's Gramma
Don’t freak out. Read it s-l-o-w-l-y. True Rush Style... ;)

Yep - he pointed to the real problem - the politicians and did a not-so-subtle bitch slap on them.

355 posted on 03/03/2012 4:32:51 PM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: steve86

I do not give a damn where you buy your matresses call the advertisers
anyway and tell them you will NEVER buy their product!!!!, and WHY!!!


356 posted on 03/03/2012 4:32:51 PM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Keith in Iowa

““i have to say it: Those of you who are saying Rush sold out don’t have the courage in your entire universe that he has in his little finger.”

I doubt that. There were other ways to deal with this and he
chose the easy way. Not even a
“I’ll apologize when you make _______ apologize for _______.”
Not much courage in the way he did it. Nope none what so
ever, just fear.


357 posted on 03/03/2012 4:32:55 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
What exactly did he say that was "stooping to her level?"

He said:

I chose the wrong words in my analogy

Fail on Limbaugh. He chose the RIGHT words.

358 posted on 03/03/2012 4:32:55 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: trisham
He really hasn't had much time to research the press conference

PLEASE !

Do you really think Rush is a one man operation?

And even if he were, I'm a one man operation. I've seen a few of the short videos and watched a video of the whole press conference.

The half hour he devoted to Breitbart occurred before the Arpaio presentation. The "bombscare" or whatever it was occurred during the presentation. My guess is that these events are not unrelated.

Rush could do his show from New Zealand.

ML/NJ

359 posted on 03/03/2012 4:34:44 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: TSgt

So what does Rush do now if the PC Left decide they want him to stop saying “Femi-nazi” on the air?


360 posted on 03/03/2012 4:35:03 PM PST by Reddon
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To: humblegunner

Fail on yourself.


361 posted on 03/03/2012 4:35:17 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: Mr Rogers
OK, that is once. Now, had Laura Ingraham said she needed 1,000+ sex partners each year?

Don't be a twit. I answered your question.

362 posted on 03/03/2012 4:35:36 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: TSgt

363 posted on 03/03/2012 4:35:36 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: hitchwolf

You are spot on. It is all about the advertisers. I’m sure that the left had a well engineered phone/email campaign directed at the advertisers demanding that they pull their $$$.

We need to push back the same way. It’s all about the $$$$ folks. The most tender spot is always the wallet. For info, follow the money. For action, threaten the money. For more action, promise the money. It never changes.

Hit where it makes a dent.


364 posted on 03/03/2012 4:36:20 PM PST by MWestMom (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, But the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: philman_36
Testy much???

Don’t be naive.

You can shove that BS where the sun don't shine. I'm being realistic, not naive.

...WE would have lost, not Rush.

I wouldn't have lost a damn thing. I don't need Rush to do my thinking for me. Are you so naive and vacuous that you do?

He did the right thing here.

I'm glad you feel that way and you're free to continue feeling that way. I made no comment as to it being the right or wrong move.

365 posted on 03/03/2012 4:36:44 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Diogenesis

Right on.


366 posted on 03/03/2012 4:37:46 PM PST by corlorde (Drone strikes: the preferred method of killing by Nobel peace prize winners since 2009)
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To: TSgt

I wonder if that nice little package he received last Thursday had anything to do with this?


367 posted on 03/03/2012 4:38:05 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So you think Limbaugh spoke wrongly, and that the little whore is a virtuous babe?


368 posted on 03/03/2012 4:38:24 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: ml/nj; All
I heard Imus call Gingich a fat maggot. Look, how many of us buy cd's, dvd's, watch tv shows or movies with liberal, leftwing stars? they seem to be protected by the fcc police and it is based on exactly who is attacked.

Rush has been called some pretty strong names by the media and nothing done. Bush and Palin were attacked relentlessly and so was Palin's daughter, Bristol

369 posted on 03/03/2012 4:38:42 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: ml/nj

Of course I don’t think that. Don’t be insulting.


370 posted on 03/03/2012 4:38:55 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: sauropod

I’m not being a twit. I’m making a point.

So far, ONE case of a liberal apologizing has been cited, and it involved a completely false accusation.

Rush’s accusation - that she wants, and says she NEEDS, $1000/year for birth control is part of her public testimony. If someone NEEDS sex 1,000+ times a year, what are they?


371 posted on 03/03/2012 4:39:08 PM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: papertyger

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!! It is no wonder we are LOSING, WE have to
take on ALL advertisers, PLEASE use a little common sense!!!!! We are
The brightest of what is out there or are we???


372 posted on 03/03/2012 4:39:30 PM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: All

Ms fluke graduated from Cornel with a BS in Policy Analysis & Management, as well as Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in 2003.

# 14: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2853640/posts


373 posted on 03/03/2012 4:40:00 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: XenaLee; Lazlo in PA; Steelers6
...maybe Rush should start his OWN station like Beck did.

That's certainly a possibility since, as you point out, he as the financial resources to do it.

That notwithstanding, a move away from the mass media isn't always a winning strategy. Since exiting Fox, Glenn Beck has fallen off the map for many. It was likewise even with Howard Stern when he moved off broadcast radio and onto a subscription-based service. Even Keith Olbermann has fallen into more of an abyss since he was fired from MSNBC. There are a lot of niche media outlets but the big audiences are still found on the traditional side. That will change eventually but it hasn't happened just yet.

And now to take a brief detour down memory lane, here's Rush Limbaugh when he was known as Jeff Christie, a top 40 disk jockey at WIXZ in McKeesport, Pennsylvania:

And you can listen to how he sounded almost 40 years ago here. "The Exorcist" was starting its run as he mentions during his program.

374 posted on 03/03/2012 4:40:21 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: TSgt

His advertisers were starting to pull away from his show because of pressure from women’s rights activist groups.


375 posted on 03/03/2012 4:40:35 PM PST by R_Kangel
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To: TSgt
OK, I guess we have our marching orders.

Don't say anything nasty about the Georgetown Chicken Ranch.

376 posted on 03/03/2012 4:41:06 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Slambat

That’s okay.

David Limbaugh can KMA, too.

This was unforgivable.

Those of you trying to put a positive spin on this are going to be very disappointed.


377 posted on 03/03/2012 4:41:21 PM PST by papertyger
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To: papertyger

Ignorance means lack of knowledge...oh great one, impart to me your knowledge from on high..as it relates to the discussion at hand...


378 posted on 03/03/2012 4:41:54 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Mr Rogers

Someone posted a link to the transcript of her testimony.

I’m going back to read *exactly* what she said.

Then, I’ll answer.


379 posted on 03/03/2012 4:42:05 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: philman_36

“And now we all know the real reason why there is no discussion about the eligibility issue or the ballot challenges.”

Right on, right on, right on. I’m glad I’m not the only one
who have noticed him skirting around some of the more
important and damning issues.


380 posted on 03/03/2012 4:43:15 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: philman_36

“And now we all know the real reason why there is no discussion about the eligibility issue or the ballot challenges.”

Right on, right on, right on. I’m glad I’m not the only one
who have noticed him skirting around some of the more
important and damning issues.


381 posted on 03/03/2012 4:43:25 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: little jeremiah
THere's so much Rush never touches, he's already "off the air".
And he never will. He's infotainment and he's said that many times! First and foremost I’m a businessman. My first goal is to attract the largest possible audience so I can charge confiscatory ad rates. I happen to have great entertainment skills, but that enables me to sell airtime. @Rush Limbaugh July 3, 2008
My mind is more free anyway from not having to first wade through his tidal pools.
382 posted on 03/03/2012 4:45:30 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: little jeremiah
THere's so much Rush never touches, he's already "off the air".

Such a valid point.

383 posted on 03/03/2012 4:45:43 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: House Atreides

Ping me when he mentions Joe Arpaio’s report.


384 posted on 03/03/2012 4:46:16 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: altura

But he didn’t.


385 posted on 03/03/2012 4:47:27 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: goat granny

I’m not going to be able to give you twenty years of public relation experience in a board post.

You don’t have to believe me. All you have to do is wait....


386 posted on 03/03/2012 4:47:38 PM PST by papertyger
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To: kiryandil

“Why don’t you just call a slut a slut, robrose?”

Two reasons: 1) I don’t know the first thing about her beyond what I read in the transcript of her testimony and she revealed nothing of her personal life and 2) my upbringing taught me to treat people with more respect than that.

Why do you think it is appropriate to sink to name-calling instead of dealing with the debate with a more fact-based approach?


387 posted on 03/03/2012 4:48:58 PM PST by robrose68 (undecided)
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To: TSgt; Admin Moderator

>> drugaddict; fatass; married2awhore; oxycontin;

I wonder which jackass added these keywords.


388 posted on 03/03/2012 4:49:44 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: TSgt

We need to stop being distracted and start concentrating on announcing Obama’s failures and his attacks on America repeatedly.

Obama
Must
Go!


389 posted on 03/03/2012 4:50:03 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: woweeitsme

“I see something else coming out of this. Rush will somehow turn this into a bigger deal and we’ll all be laughing about this in a week.”

God, I hope your right. Being mad at someone you hate is
easy but when it’s someone you respect and admire, then
it’s not so easy.


390 posted on 03/03/2012 4:50:14 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: XenaLee
Testy much???
Not at all. You made asinine comments and I corrected you, nothing more.

From where I sit it sounds like I hit a little too close to home for your liking.

391 posted on 03/03/2012 4:50:56 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: RedMDer

Exactly right!


392 posted on 03/03/2012 4:52:18 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
Of course I don’t think that. Don’t be insulting.

Well then why don't you tell us what you did mean when you suggested that, "He really hasn't had much time to research the press conference."

He certainly had more time than when he comments on a State of the Union speech. What did you mean?

ML/NJ

393 posted on 03/03/2012 4:53:03 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: philman_36; raccoonradio
First and foremost I’m a businessman. My first goal is to attract the largest possible audience so I can charge confiscatory ad rates. I happen to have great entertainment skills, but that enables me to sell airtime. -- Rush Limbaugh

Still, that's the beauty of an advertising-supported, free-market business. Lowry Mays, founder of Clear Channel, said it best in this 2003 Fortune article:

"We're not in the business of providing news and information. We're not in the business of providing well-researched music. We're simply in the business of selling our customers products."

394 posted on 03/03/2012 4:53:03 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Interesting Times

Fair enough. He could have made his point - which was a valid one - in a less personal way.

I agree. There’s a lot of armchair quarterbacking of someone who is a lot smarter, braver, and tenacious than I’ll ever be.


395 posted on 03/03/2012 4:53:46 PM PST by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: Mr Rogers

I went back and read the testimony.

About all you can infer from it is:

1) She’s a law student.

2) Some female law students can spend as much as $3000/3 years for birth control

3) Some women need the birth control to treat maladies (sp?) such as endometriosis, etc.

4) She had a good friend that had a cyst on her ovary b/c her birth control was not covered ($100/month) and her ovary had to be removed and she may go into early menopause and not be able to give her mother the grandkids she desires and that it is Georgetown’s fault that this is so.

So....

Is Sandra Fluke a “slut”? Maybe, maybe not. No clear linkage can be drawn either way. An indirect link can be drawn as I have indicated above.

Is Sandra Fluke dishonest? I’d say so. Trying to induce collective guilt for her friend with the ovarian cyst certainly indicates that to me.

Your contention that Rush’s accusation - “that she wants, and says she NEEDS, $1000/year for birth control” was NOT part of her testimony.

The object lesson here is to hang people on the words they actually said, not what someone else says they say.

Re: your statement that “If someone NEEDS sex 1,000+ times a year, what are they?” presumes $1.00/birth control/horizontal bop which I think remains to be shown. ‘Pod.


396 posted on 03/03/2012 4:54:22 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: 07Jack

>> IMHO Rush himself has sold out and capitulated himself into the theater of the bizarre for the sake of sponsorship and the almighty dollar.

Do you know with certainty what compelled the apology?


397 posted on 03/03/2012 4:54:35 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: TSgt
I stayed up until the wee hours of this morning arguing with several libtard friends from high school about this. I used every religious, Constitutional, and historical argument that I could, defending Rush's position on this.

Thanks Rush, for making me look like a complete idiot. I appreciate it.

And I won't forget it.

398 posted on 03/03/2012 4:54:47 PM PST by PalmettoMason (South Carolinians need to start choosing a primary challenger to Nikki Haley NOW!!!!!!!)
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To: philman_36; riri

I started listening to him when he was local in Sacramento, and on and off for quite a few years. Haven’t heard him more than a few times since I moved to a fairly remote place and can’t get a good signal, but I have no interest anyway. I hate football, cigars, hearing him talk about himself, ads and he never mentions anything connected with Constitutional issues. Our country is on the verge of collapse and a silent coup and he apologizes to someone who makes sluts look like saints.


399 posted on 03/03/2012 4:55:01 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: Gene Eric; Admin Moderator
I can name that tune with one note !

That one's so obviously a n00b troll provocateur . . .

400 posted on 03/03/2012 4:55:28 PM PST by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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