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Sandra Fluke on “The View”: Rush’s apology “changes nothing” (That's one gracious lady /s)
Hotair ^ | 03/05/2012 | Tina Korbe

Posted on 03/05/2012 1:02:35 PM PST by SeekAndFind

While Laura Ingraham waits for an encouraging call from the president to compensate for MSNBC’s Ed Schultz calling her a “slut,” “reproductive justice” activist Sandra Fluke rejects Rush Limbaugh’s sincere expression of regret for calling her the same:

The Georgetown law student who drew an apology from Rush Limbaugh this weekend after the conservative radio host called her a “slut” on his show said that his public apology wasn’t sufficient during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” today.

“I don’t think that a statement like this issued, saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything, and especially when that statement is issued when he’s under significant pressure from his sponsors who have begun to pull their support,” said the 30-year-old student, Sandra Fluke. …

Fluke said she has not heard from Limbaugh personally but added that she’s not hoping to speak with him.

“The statements he’s made about me over the air are personal enough, so I’d rather not have a personal phone call with him,” Fluke said.

Fluke has the luxury to reject his apology in large part because she has the support not only of the president himself, but of big-name advertisers who have exerted bully-like pressure on Limbaugh. (Even The View’s Whoopi Goldberg said she found the speed with which they were willing to abandon the radio host to be disturbing!)

At this point, while it’s plausible that Rush apologized solely because he’s losing sponsors (as Fluke suggested), it’s also plausible that he has genuinely repented of his word choice. Limbaugh not only said he was sorry with a statement online, but he also opened his show today — his first on-air appearance since advertisers began to pull their support for his program — with a repeat apology, in which he made it clear that he violated his own personal broadcasting standards. In fact, he took a full 30 minutes to explain the entire episode to his listeners, including an explanation for why his advertisers left him (h/t The Right Scoop):

Ed said this weekend he thinks Rush was right to apologize, but I’m not so sure. He was wrong to use the word “slut” in the first place — it’s just a disgusting word that’s better left unsaid and Rush’s use of it conveniently played into the leftist narrative that conservative men are misogynistic (i.e. it was both tasteless and strategically stupid of Rush to say it) — but his apology makes it seem as though he did something wrong by expressing his opinion about a legitimate subject of national commentary.

Folks have made the argument that Rush’s “personal attack” was somehow different than similar name-calling directed to the likes of Laura Ingraham, Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. The argument typically goes something like this: Sarah Palin et. al. are public figures, while Sandra Fluke is a private citizen. But, in this instance, Fluke isn’t exactly a “private citizen.” She’s a seasoned activist who introduced the subject of Georgetown law students’ sex lives to the national debate about the Obama administration’s religious-liberty-violating contraception mandate.

Indeed, her unwillingness to accept Rush’s apology underscores that she’s far from a naive private individual who unexpectedly found herself at the center of a national controversy; she made it clear by her remarks on The View that she’s prepared to stoke this controversy as long as she derives a benefit from it. As long as advertisers continue to withdraw support for Limbaugh and the left continues to rally around Ms. Fluke, she’ll milk his remarks for all they’re worth.

The answer: Let’s stop giving Fluke the benefit of this controversy. Let’s keep the focus where it belongs and patiently continue to correct the misimpression (a.k.a. lie) that conservatives want to ban contraception. Nobody wants to ban contraception, but the Obama administration does want to force religious employers who object to contraception on religious grounds to pay for employee health insurance that includes coverage for contraception. It’s to that mandate that conservatives are politically opposed. Some conservatives are also personally opposed to contraception and to sexual promiscuity — but they’re not seeking to change the culture through the government. It’s progressives who prescribe government solutions to cultural ills and, in the process, jeopardize important freedoms.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: contraception; limbaugh; rush; sandrafluke; sandytheslut
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1 posted on 03/05/2012 1:02:45 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe Rush’s wife doesn’t want him calling loose women...


2 posted on 03/05/2012 1:04:21 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SeekAndFind

“lady” is being much too kind.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 1:04:42 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Blame the Slut Media and Slut Voters . . . Sandra Fluke = Useful Idiot)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not surprised. The left is full of nasty people. She is firmly entrenched in the left wing activist farm team, so I have no doubt she is going to act like a jerk. As expected, Rush will end up looking like the adult in the room.


4 posted on 03/05/2012 1:04:56 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: ilgipper

Just like their other heroes, Rodney King and Anita Hill.


5 posted on 03/05/2012 1:05:45 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Blame the Slut Media and Slut Voters . . . Sandra Fluke = Useful Idiot)
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I don’t give a Fluke.


6 posted on 03/05/2012 1:06:21 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, if she accepted Rush’s apology, would her 90 seconds of fame be over? Could that be why she doesn’t accept it?


8 posted on 03/05/2012 1:08:33 PM PST by MulberryDraw (Newt: "The high price of gas is the deliberate strategy of the left.")
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To: SeekAndFind

This is nothing more than political warfare


9 posted on 03/05/2012 1:08:48 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

To quote obama, “You can can put lipstick on a pig...”


10 posted on 03/05/2012 1:09:15 PM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The View is NOT allowed on in our house...unfortunately I was sitting in the doctor’s office today while this interview aired...it was sickening...the “lady” is no lady...


11 posted on 03/05/2012 1:09:45 PM PST by ~Vor~ (Freeper since 10/98)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

RE: “lady” is being much too kind.

Note my /s tag :)


12 posted on 03/05/2012 1:10:04 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; MrShoop; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; Impy; ...
RE :”Folks have made the argument that Rush’s “personal attack” was somehow different than similar name-calling directed to the likes of Laura Ingraham, Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. The argument typically goes something like this: Sarah Palin et. al. are public figures, while Sandra Fluke is a private citizen. But, in this instance, Fluke isn’t exactly a “private citizen.” She’s a seasoned activist who introduced the subject of Georgetown law students’ sex lives to the national debate about the Obama administration’s religious-liberty-violating contraception mandate.

Looks like she hit the attention jackpot with this one. She will play this one to the limit as ‘professional victim’ national star.

13 posted on 03/05/2012 1:11:18 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: ReneeLynn

RE: I don’t give a Fluke.

You should have taken the ‘l’ and the ‘e’ out :)


14 posted on 03/05/2012 1:11:31 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Rush should have never apologized for telling the truth about this publicity seeking sexually loose feminist, pro-abortion fruitcake.


15 posted on 03/05/2012 1:12:02 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What do you expect from losers who get stuck with the bill?


16 posted on 03/05/2012 1:12:31 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

And like the good dolts they are, the audience will clap like seals and cheer for the slut.


17 posted on 03/05/2012 1:12:54 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Whoopi is onto something there. She knows that what happened to Rush with the advertisers who so swiftly walked out (including those businesses whose success largely was due to Rush’s endorsement in the first place) could as easily happen to a lefty.

Oh, nobody knows if Miz Flook has the body of an alley cat, but she sure has a mind that would be outclassed by alley cats. She sympathizes with SLUTs, she advocates for taxpayer coverage of SLUTs.


18 posted on 03/05/2012 1:12:59 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Her 15 minutes are just about up. And then the fun will begin as OUR investigative media start digging up all kinds of stuff on her.


19 posted on 03/05/2012 1:13:04 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: ReneeLynn

“To not give a Fluke” shall become a new proverb shortly.


20 posted on 03/05/2012 1:14:59 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: SeekAndFind
She suckered you, Rush. She hoped for a response like yours from a conservative and you made her day. She achieved what all liberals strive for, victimization. Of, course she won't accept an apology. Doing so would erase her victim status. You're smarter than this, Rush.
21 posted on 03/05/2012 1:15:51 PM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: SeekAndFind

22 posted on 03/05/2012 1:15:51 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: SeekAndFind

Some reports are stating Fluke is a homosexual lesbian - any confirmation on that lifestyle?


23 posted on 03/05/2012 1:16:06 PM PST by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: newfreep

Oh, one of dem dere “homosexual lesbians”...

not just your ordinary lesbian, eh?


24 posted on 03/05/2012 1:17:50 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Shouldn’t she be apologizing to Rush and the rest of us taxpayers for the attempt to force us to pay for her and others’ contraception!?


25 posted on 03/05/2012 1:18:47 PM PST by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I didn't watch the view but I saw a clip of her on the show clicking thru stations and the one thing that struck me is how old she looked. I say she she keep going on these shows because smart women are going to figure out she is an operative
26 posted on 03/05/2012 1:18:59 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: newfreep
Some reports are stating Fluke is a homosexual lesbian

The are conflicting reports - I've heard she's a heterosexual lesbian!

27 posted on 03/05/2012 1:18:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Though I get Rush’s meaning in using those two terms to describe that “ho,” what it did was make her a media star. The propagandists will be playing this up for weeks.

And unfortunately, the current popular culture of New America is on her side.


28 posted on 03/05/2012 1:19:24 PM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: NKP_Vet
Rush should have never apologized for telling the truth about this publicity seeking sexually loose feminist, pro-abortion fruitcake.

Yes he should. Rush did the EXACT right thing. WHY? Because it was the RIGHT thing to do, unlike the left who are a bunch of losers! This has nothing to do with what Ms Fluke is, it has to do with using a derogatory term to describe a woman he didn't know. He used the wrong term and that's why he apologized. Unlike Ms. Fluke, who is a pitiful human being for not accepting a sincere apology Rush rose to the occasion and held responsibility.

That's the difference between the gracious nature of Rush, and the obdurate ugliness of both Ms. Fluke and many on the left.

29 posted on 03/05/2012 1:23:53 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: SeekAndFind
Every party has one. Someone who goes before the idiots in Congress and swears to a lie.

The easy ones to remember are the Kuwait who said incubators were being stolen. Clinton had his for spending a billion dollars to missle a drug factory.

MSM are puppets who don't even know strings are being pulled.

The sheep don't get it.

30 posted on 03/05/2012 1:27:25 PM PST by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

This is one of the best gracphics I have seen i laughed out loud. I hope Rush gets a chance to see this :)


31 posted on 03/05/2012 1:29:16 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: sickoflibs

RE: Looks like she hit the attention jackpot with this one. She will play this one to the limit as ‘professional victim’ national star.

__________________

She’s auditioning to be the new GLORIA ALLRED.


32 posted on 03/05/2012 1:30:09 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do lesbians always try to look like men?

Pray for America


33 posted on 03/05/2012 1:30:29 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: ryan71

RE: Doing so would erase her victim status. You’re smarter than this, Rush.

So what should Rush do? withdraw his apology?


34 posted on 03/05/2012 1:32:52 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: sickoflibs; SeekAndFind; MrShoop; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker
But, in this instance, Fluke isn’t exactly a “private citizen.”

That is a legal question, and I am certainly no expert. But I can imagine the argument: "Should a citizen who comes before congress be subject to such damaging claims with no legal remedy?" (They could try to make the case that her fame was not really her own doing, but it happened beyond her control).

And as I have said before, the Left excels at judge-shopping. Her object would not be primarily to win in court (although Limbaugh might settle out of court), but to create a legal/political media circus.

I hope this does not happen, because I don't see it as a political plus for conservatism, unless some character like Hillary gets caught doing something illegal or undeniably sleazy (from the point of view of "moderates").

35 posted on 03/05/2012 1:36:16 PM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We should go after “The View’s” advertisers.

I’m tired of those old liberal hens offending us.

I’m serious.

It’s time the left start living by their own standards.


36 posted on 03/05/2012 1:36:51 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Going on The View was a good move. She suddenly looks comparatively less slutty when sitting next to Joy Behar.


37 posted on 03/05/2012 1:37:31 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: newfreep
Some reports are stating Fluke is a homosexual lesbian - any confirmation on that lifestyle?

She said in her testimony that she spends $3000 per year on contraception. Which would make her, what, a stupid homosexual lesbian?
38 posted on 03/05/2012 1:39:19 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Just heard AOL dropped Rush, but like he said today, he’ll get more sponsors. Sounds like some are just waiting to be accepted.


39 posted on 03/05/2012 1:39:32 PM PST by Alissa
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To: Tzimisce

RE: We should go after “The View’s” advertisers.

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Speaking of advertisers, Rush said on his show today that through the years, he has had to turn down advertisers to his show. One of the big ones according to him was GM. He said he could not in good conscience, accept them as advertisers while at the same time criticizing them for accepting the bailout money, sticking it to the bondholders, and giving up a huge chunk of the company to the unions.

In other words, the advertisers need HIM more than he needs them.


40 posted on 03/05/2012 1:42:50 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind
CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO

NEVER in my lifetime!

41 posted on 03/05/2012 1:45:27 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: MulberryDraw
The Left always demands an apology, but this is part of the system of Communist 'reeducation'.

During the Soviet show trials, one always had to stand up in front of the court and apologize, and then were taken out and shot.

The Right still hasn't figured this out and thinks they can deal with these people in an honorable way-you can't.

42 posted on 03/05/2012 1:50:15 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like 0bama’s pathetic apology to Afghanistan all it does is encourage more dissension.


43 posted on 03/05/2012 1:51:06 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t matter if Fluke believes him.

It matters if his listeners keep listening. I listened today.

Are there advertisers who want a spot on America’s radio program with the largest radio audience by far?

Surely not!!! They much rather advertise to 2 old farts and their dog.


44 posted on 03/05/2012 1:53:06 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nothing has changed. Mzzz Fluke is still a nasty militant lesbo on a personal crusade to bring affordable contraceptive to the less fortunate law students ammong us.
Otherwise, She has a five oclock shadow in some pics I have seen of her..haha


45 posted on 03/05/2012 1:57:15 PM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rush was right for apologizing. It puts him on the high ground. Any sane person is going to see the Fluke reject TWO apologies and realize that she’s the bastard in all this. Good people forgive others; bad people hold grudges. The more she gets out there rejecting two sincere apologies, the worse she is going to look, I would bet.


46 posted on 03/05/2012 2:01:09 PM PST by unseelie
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To: SeekAndFind

Rush should apologize to sluts and prostitutes for saying that Fluke is remotely as moral as they are. Any ordinary half honest slut or protitute would not dream of asking the Jesuits to pay for their lifestyles.


47 posted on 03/05/2012 2:03:12 PM PST by Emerson C
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To: SeekAndFind

Rush should apologize to sluts and prostitutes for saying that Fluke is remotely as moral as they are. Any ordinary half honest slut or protitute would not dream of asking the Jesuits to pay for their lifestyles.


48 posted on 03/05/2012 2:03:30 PM PST by Emerson C
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To: SeekAndFind

Rush should apologize to sluts and prostitutes for saying that Fluke is remotely as moral as they are. Any ordinary half honest slut or protitute would not dream of asking the Jesuits to pay for their lifestyles.


49 posted on 03/05/2012 2:03:41 PM PST by Emerson C
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To: SeekAndFind

Fluke you, Sandra!


50 posted on 03/05/2012 2:09:48 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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