Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Hey Rush, Newsflash - Apology REJECTED!

Wow, two days in a row where I've made a blog post.  I guess that's how this is supposed to work.  Oh well. But really, when it looks like you may have a hard time finding topics to write about, or artists to feature, and self-promotion gets a little stale, all you have to do is look in the newspaper, and a blog post practically writes itself.  As is the case here with conservative radio goofball, Rush Limbaugh.  

The pressure has been building for over a week now, and he finally issued a half hearted, sort of apology to Sandra Fluke for calling her a "slut" and "prostitute". And lo and behold, even some GOP leaders like House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich have called him out on the carpet and said that an apology was due.  Conservative pundit David Frum even said that his (Limbaugh's) conduct had reached "a new kind of low".

It's been interesting watching the Drugster side-step and try to dance around this issue, where he first said it was a "bad word choice", and then tried to slough it off as a joke.  Well, it was much more than either of those descriptions, and was dragged out over three days, each day the tone of the accusation escalating to out-do the previous days bombast. He attacked Ms. Fluke personally, offered to buy her all of the aspirin that she needs to act as her choice of contraception, attacked her parents, and railed against President Obama after he made a phone call to Ms. Fluke.  And all of that was before the eventual two-step and side-stepping began.  

Naturally, he tried to lay the blame on the political left:  "Against my own instincts, against my own knowledge, against everything I know to be right and wrong, I descended to their level (the political left) when I used those two words to describe Sandra Fluke."  Really!  He must truly believe that we are all idiots. "And I feel very badly about that.  I've always tried to maintain a very high degree of integrity and independence on this program."   REALLY!!!  Now there is the real joke!  Again, we are all idiots. 

It is so refreshing to see sponsors such as John Deere, Verengo Solar, and Stamps.com pull their ads from his program.  If we're lucky, perhaps he will be relegated to the broadcasting netherworld, like his buddy Glenn Beck. Of course, that will never happen (darn the luck), and we will, unfortunately have to listen to his snippets and sound-bites for some time to come.  But hey, at least it will give me some future topics to write about.

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