Rush went too far this time, and politicians and pundits aren’t afraid to let him know.
Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “prostitute” and a “slut” for testifying in favour of government health care plans paying for birth-control pills.
Fluke received a personal call from President Obama after Limbaugh made his comments, thanking her for testifying and lending her his support in response to the negative attention.
Limbaugh addressed the call on his radio show, saying Fluke should be embarrassed. “I’d disconnect the phone. I’d go into hiding,” he said.
Limbaugh has since apologized for the “insulting word choices” in his remarks, but for many that isn’t enough.
Rachel Maddow was pissed off about Limbaugh's comments. Her main complaint? Rush doesn't understand how birth control works.
'You're bad at this, Rush Limbaugh!' Maddow said. 'You don't even understand how babies are made, let alone how people can have sex without making a baby, and you would like the government to take over decision-making on these issues on your say so and you don't get it. You biologically don't get it.'
Don Imus absolutely reamed Limbaugh today on Fox Business. Basically, Imus said, Limbaugh's 'lame apology' made him less of a man.
'If it were me, and I ran a radio station or whatever, I'd make him go down there and apologise to her face-to-face,' Imus said. 'He owns a Gulfstream IV. Get on it. Go to Washington. Take her to lunch and say, 'Look. I'm sorry I said this stuff and I'll never do it again.' Period. No. He's an insincere pig. Pill-popping pinhead ... It's disgraceful.'
After that, he called Limbaugh a 'coward' and a 'punk.' Nice.
Appearing today on 'CBS This Morning,' McCain said that Limbaugh's comments 'were unacceptable in every way and should be condemned by everyone, no matter what their political leanings are.'
Charlie Rose asked McCain if he was satisfied with the way Republican officials have condemned the remarks.
'Oh I'll leave that up to pundits like you Charlie,' he said. 'But it is totally unacceptable.'
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