Fluke testified to congressional Democrats that she wanted her college health plan to cover her birth control. Limbaugh wasn't impressed.
“If we’re going to have to pay for this, then we want something in return, Ms. Fluke,” Limbaugh said. “And that would be the videos of all this sex posted online so we can see what we’re getting for our money.”He also asked the 30-year-old Fluke: “Who bought your condoms in junior high?”
“Amazingly, when there is the slightest bit of opposition to this new welfare entitlement being created, then all of a sudden we hate women. We want ’em barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen,” he said. “And now, at the end of this week, I am the person that the women of America are to fear the most.”Being outrageous usually works for Limbaugh. However, this time he went to far. This time the outcry from social media was focused and effective. In the past few days seven advertisers pulled out of their sponsorship of the Limbaugh radio show.
- Allstate Insurance
- Legal Zoom
- Pro Flowers
- Quicken Loans
- Sears Holding
- Sleep Number
- Tax Resolution
- The Sleep Train
apology mode on his website.
Personally, I don't think that an apology is enough. Rush Limbaugh needs to be suspended or removed from his radio show. Anyone that would call my mother, sister or daughter a 'slut' or 'prostitute' on a national broadcast doesn't deserve to be on the airwaves. We had to teach this lesson to Glenn Beck and Laura Schlessinger.
Perhaps it is time for Rush Limbaugh to learn that he doesn't have a God-given right to be a jerk on the public airwaves. What is your opinion on this latest Limbaugh controversy?