Skip to comments.Will Sandra Fluke sue Rush Limbaugh for calling her Ďa slutí? (Does she have a case?)
Posted on 03/03/2012 10:12:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Rush Limbaughs diatribes against Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who spoke out about contraception, continue to roil the political environment. And it may be nicking the bottom line for the conservative talk show personality who draws millions of listeners daily.
Republicans, already facing a potential problem with many female voters over a controversial issue, are scrambling to respond distancing themselves from a powerful voice among many of the party faithful. House Speaker John Boehner and GOP presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney put out statements although the tone seemed grudging.
US Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, who faces what could be a tough re-election campaign against Democrat Elizabeth Warren, says Limbaugh should apologize for calling Ms. Fluke a slut, a prostitute, and one of his signature slurs a feminazi.
But Limbaugh, whos made himself very wealthy with his bloviating conservative commentary and mocking wise cracks, shows no sign of backing off, recently targeting other women as well for his ridicule.
When House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi organized a meeting to hear Ms. Flukes testimony, Limbaugh referred to the former House Speaker as Botox-filled. When racecar driver Danica Patrick voiced her support of President Obamas rule regarding contraception, Limbaugh said, What would you expect from a woman driver?
Whether or not it will make any difference to Limbaughs operation is unclear, but several advertisers on his syndicated radio show have pulled their ads and more are considering it.
Select Comfort, which sells Sleep Number mattresses, tweeted: "Recent comments by RUSH LIMBAUGH do not align w/our values, so we made decision to immediately suspend all advertising on that program."
Quicken Loans announced; Due to continued inflammatory comments along w/valuable feedback from clients & team members QL has suspended ads on RUSH LIMBAUGH program."
(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...
See also here from the NY Daily News:
The Georgetown law student branded a slut by Rush Limbaugh may file a lawsuit against the conservative shock jock as he revs up his criticism against the woman who found herself at the center of the contraception coverage debate.
Limbaugh continued to rant on Friday that Sandra Fluke is a prostitute who is having so much sex she cant pay for contraceptives as Fluke said she may consider legal action.
Sue away girlie...DISCOVERY can be your worst nightmare!!
Lawsuits involve the discovery process.How many guys(or gals)can Rush’s lawyers find that will say they had sex with Fluke?Something tells me that they’re gonna need to find a very large courthouse.
1. a dirty, slovenly woman.
2. an immoral or dissolute woman; prostitute.
Rush’s definition was clearly #1
Are there no journalist left in media today?
She’s not only a slut, she’s a media slut and a liar and this is going to blow up in their faces big time.
Dear Leader and his media minions are making a play on the ignorant masses. And they are falling for it, hook line and sinker.
If so Rush is slippin. I looks like a set up and he took the bait. Slander, ouch... This could be long, drawn out and costly and she gets a Bully Podium in an Election Year
Let's see Andrew Dies, Rush gets a funny package, and Glenn's power goes out on his campus all within 36 hrs. I am not a conspiratorial guy but sometimes you have things that make you go hum...
Discovery will find out that this woman has never had sex with a man.
How is she going to sue when she has just been outed as a fraud? A scam artist? She’s a 30 year old lib lawyer with an agenda not a 23 year old student. It would be like Dan RaTHer suing Rush for calling him a con artist.
She’s a public figure now.
Infamous for being a self described slut.
we already know what you are. All we wonder about is your price.
Lawyers at discovery gonna have a wild time measuring the width of her well worn vagina
I think Select Comfort should change the name of their matress to Select-a-Slut.
How about Gloria??? lol
Sorry...She defined herself...He just consulted “Webster”.
Plus she’s butt-ugly and that won’t play well with the American People...
Has Gloria Allred called Sandra yet? I can’t wait as these are always great episodes with Gloria.
how many sites like the “tabloid” Jersey Journal are polling whether Rush should be fired? Let us not talk about the issues that are important. Judge B H Obama on views on birth control.
that would be a good racket, set yourself up so you can misrepresent yourself and then sue anyone calling you out on it...
” I put that in quotes because in the beginning she was described as a Georgetown law student. It was then revealed that prior to attending Georgetown she was an active womens right advocate. In one of her first interviews she is quoted as talking about how she reviewed Georgetowns insurance policy prior to committing to attend, and seeing that it didnt cover contraceptive services, she decided to attend with the express purpose of battling this policy. During this time, she was described as a 23-year-old coed. Magically, at the same time Congress is debating the forced coverage of contraception, she appears and is even brought to Capitol Hill to testify. This morning, in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show, it was revealed that she is 30 years old, NOT the 23 that had been reported all along.
In other words, folks, you are being played. She has been an activist all along and the Dems were just waiting for the appropriate time to play her. “
"Found herself?" Really, CSM? She delivered outrageous testimony before Congress on the issue!
It's like jumping up and down for attention and when someone looks you way, crying out, "How dare you!"
Does that mean that Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Meg Whitman and the rest can sue Bill Maher, David Letterman, and the rest of the left?
“Sandy, you ignorant slut.”
(with apologies to Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd - SNL)
Now for the “rusty irony”... Rush MADE this story. Had he not mentioned Ms. “Flaky” Fluke, her “testimony” would have pretty much been ignored. He could claim he “made” her!(pun intended!). This is hit-and-run story, it’s NOT in the interest in the DemWits or Ms. Flaky Fluke that this get deeply vetted, or the phoniness will be exposed(pun intended again!). Such is my HO.
I honestly hope she does does sue him —it will generate headlines. Rush is a media-centric salesman (a born one) who knows, “There is no such thing as ‘bad publicity’.”
This is especially true for Rush, who goes consummately ignored by the MSM —they would HAVE to cover the suit.
Rush is not quite as headline-hungry as that long-haired NYC FM guy, but he’s close.
By far more complex for Rush would be the requirement for destruction of SleepTrain, who was a very loyal friend of Rush for DECADES —from before even when Rush was syndicated.
While Rush is loyal to his old friends, will he be so TO A FAULT? Because that is what we will see —if he doesn’t now do what he can to nudge SleepTrain towards destruction (or just into the doldrums before they come crawling back) it will be work, work, work:
“You must sometimes hang a Captain, the better to ENCOURAGE THE OTHERS”.
Like Dirty Harry said, “(Sandra) go ahead, make my day!”
Let MSM expose themselves to all the vile names they’ve called conservative women.
Maybe Chris Dodd can testify about his and Ted Kennedy’s “waitress sandwiches.”
Then there’s Cooper Anderson (ain’t he soooo cute) calling the Tea Party “teabaggers.”
Like the man said, “Go ahead, make my day!”
I’ve never met a liberal male that I would refer to as a man.Metrosexuals.
2: derogatory; an immoral woman. CHECK!
If I WHERE RUSH, ALL IN MONDAY! Only calls from people who have slept with this whore and $1,000,000. for nude photos!
She testified in public and therefore is a public person open to all attacks, ask Sarah Palin about being called a whore, slut and twat on national TV by ‘entertainers’.
Pull A Breitbart, FIGHT BACK!
Ms. Fluke’s “issues” are 100% self-inflicted. When you publicly state that you need $3,000 of contraception over 3-4 years, the question that begs to be be answered is why? Folks have done the cost analysis ..... and she would require a revolving door on her dorm room/apartment.
The actual crux of the matter is exposed in the comments of some lib who said something like “the Bible clingers need to ‘get with it’!”. Well, finally we have someone like Rush who calls an immoral woman what she really is rather than celebrating promiscuity. I hope he stands tall & tells the weanie advertisers who are SO offended to grow a set and stand up for the traditional values of America.
And truth is an absolute defense in a defamation action ...
Rush was wrong. Fluke isn’t a prostitute. She doesn’t get to do that until after she passes the Bar Exam.
If Fluke is a lesbian, she will have to explain why she needs free birth control pills paid for by the taxpayer.
Forget a radio personality, I think my folks would have labelled me a slut.
Rumor has it Ms. Fluke is a lesbo athlete who uses the pill to regulate her menstrual cycle. Who knows. She voluntarily appeared before this committee knowing it would be televised. She’s an avid, vocal and very public advocate of her causes. This makes her a public figure who’s open to being mocked and hyperbolized. She might win in a lawsuit, but most slander and libel suits are overturned.
I think your post encapsulates the circumstances concisely. OTOH, perhaps a Qui Tam lawsuit for [her] perjury before Congress...?
It is irresponsible journalism to write about the possibility of a defamation lawsuit without including the quoted language. Of course, if they did, it’s clear he did not slander her.
And the key point is why should lesbians like Ms. Fluke receive free birth control pills paid for by the taxpayer just so she can regulate her menstrual cycle?
Yeah, I’m trying to figure out how the heck you can spend $80 a month on birth control. Morning After pills 5 times a week?
It was obvious from her testimony that she was an activist. No one should be surprised. What annoys me here is Rush taking the bait as he did. It hurts the Republican and conservative brands.
If I were Rush on Monday, I would be asking questions as to why lesbians should be entitled to free birth control pills paid for by the taxpayer.
Definition from Wikipedia seems to take the wind out of that sail, (especially with Discovery):
“Slut or slattern is a term applied to an individual who is considered to have loose sexual morals or who is sexually promiscuous. The term is generally pejorative and often applied to women as an insult or offensive term of disparagement, meaning “dirty or slovenly.” However some women have demonstrated saying they’re proud of being “sluts”, and have given it a positive connotation.”
Since she's an in your face activist, she should have no problem with having her deposition filmed and put on Youtube.
Has anyone interviewed the parents? If I did this, my father and mother would disown me.