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Rush Limbaugh Isnít the Only Media Misogynist
The Daily Beast ^ | March 4, 2012 | Kirsten Powers

Posted on 03/04/2012 8:03:03 AM PST by Kaslin

Edited on 03/04/2012 8:53:20 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Rush Limbaugh apologized on Saturday for calling a Georgetown Law student a slut for testifying about contraception and starting a firestorm of outrage. Kirsten Powers says the liberals who led the charge need to start holding their own side accountable.

Did you know there is a war on women?


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: rush; sandytheslut; slut
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1 posted on 03/04/2012 8:03:05 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Did he actually say she is a slut or was it an analogy that actually determined, yes she’s a slut?


2 posted on 03/04/2012 8:06:36 AM PST by hope
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To: Kaslin

This is so very well said. Don’t forget that Obama also called Tea Party people “tea baggers.” Any apologies there? Nope. What you are witnessing is the collapse of the state controlled media. It is so obvious to the public that these double standards abound. The MSM has no credibility.


3 posted on 03/04/2012 8:08:32 AM PST by GilGil
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To: Kaslin

Wait. Rules only apply to the Right? NO WAY!!!!


4 posted on 03/04/2012 8:09:23 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (Obama 2012: Dozens of MSNBC viewers can't be wrong!)
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To: Kaslin

What will Rush do on Monday? I’m thinking this is shaping up to be a golden opportunity.


5 posted on 03/04/2012 8:11:27 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Newt: "The high price of gas is the deliberate strategy of the left.")
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To: Kaslin

What Rush should have have said ‘’I’m sorry the woman is a slut’’.


6 posted on 03/04/2012 8:12:06 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: GilGil

As someone else (I forget who) observed about the left in general: If it weren’t for double standards, they’d have no standards at all.


7 posted on 03/04/2012 8:13:35 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Kaslin
Let it not pass unmarked that Kirsten Powers is a Democrat.
8 posted on 03/04/2012 8:15:09 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: Carry_Okie

I volunteer to give Kirsten a spanking.


9 posted on 03/04/2012 8:16:52 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Kaslin
It is those advertisers that left Rush are the losers. So much for liberal communists brains.
10 posted on 03/04/2012 8:17:58 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Kaslin
I don't believe that there is a "war on women" per se. The only war on women that I can think of in recent times is our sending them into combat situations and having them return minus limbs and other injuries, even death.

My only disagreement with Rush Limbaugh is his apology. What he said was right on. We have too damned many of these little weasels, male and female, who day-by-day and hour-by-hour seek to destroy the fabric of our society and who are largely succeeding. Enough is enough and Limbaugh should stick by his guns.

As for Kirsten Powers, I see little glimmers from time to time that she is testing the conservative waters. Heavy emphasis on the "little glimmers."

11 posted on 03/04/2012 8:18:08 AM PST by davisfh
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To: Kaslin
for calling a 30-year-old Georgetown Law student, Sandra Fluke, a “slut” after she testified before congress about contraception her pages-long list of bed partners.
12 posted on 03/04/2012 8:19:02 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: Kaslin

Let’s not forget this:

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/06/01/its-official-playboy-is-a-hate-site/


13 posted on 03/04/2012 8:19:31 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Kaslin

I don’t usually agree with Kirsten, but she is right on this, no one confronts the left when they call names . . . just the right. And when you call them on it, they just get angry and nasty.


14 posted on 03/04/2012 8:19:45 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: hope

If anything she made herself out to be some kind of sex addict.

It’s ridiculous. I’ve overstated this and will say it again: with the garbage these people say about female conservatives they don’t deserve an apology.


15 posted on 03/04/2012 8:21:59 AM PST by CommieCutter
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To: davisfh
As for Kirsten Powers, I see little glimmers from time to time that she is testing the conservative waters. Heavy emphasis on the "little glimmers."

She is at least thoughtful, respectful, and intelligent. I disagree with her, but this is a leftist with whom I would tolerate debate. They are few.

16 posted on 03/04/2012 8:22:07 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: Kaslin
Unless Rush plays clips of those leftists trashing women, names their advertisers, and calls for a boycott of the advertisers then.. I don't know. It's time for activism and not just yap.

Really tired of him trying to make a virtue out of backing down. Use it or lose us.


17 posted on 03/04/2012 8:22:32 AM PST by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Kaslin
How could Bill Clinton NOT be on the list?

What about James "Drag a hundred- dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find" Carville?

How about Democrats in general who think women as a class are so stupid they cannot take care of themselves without government assistance and cradle-to-grave care? There is no more insulting misogynistic behavior than that.

18 posted on 03/04/2012 8:23:16 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Kaslin
But if Limbaugh’s actions demand a boycott—and they do—then what about the army of swine on the left?

Wow. Kirsten Powers wrote this?

Sounds like she's on the edge of the sort of epiphany that launched Andrew Breitbart on his journey towards Conservatism.

It remains to be seen how fast and how far back Kristen walks this but, nevertheless, this is the sort of introspection that causes one to turn away from The Dark Side.

If the advertisers of The Daily Beast aren't badgered into calling for her head on a silver platter first.

See how I did that? She began her rant with a Biblical allusion to "shout from the rooftops" and I ended mine with a Biblical nod towards the calling for one's head on a silver platter for deigning to speak such insolence to men of power no matter how true.

19 posted on 03/04/2012 8:24:02 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Kaslin

Since when do I have a moral imperative to support someone’s bedroom activities ?

I’m actually a little envious about how often she apparently gets laid.

I do wonder, is she that good in bed that her many suitors make sure she is pleasured as much as she requires to keep her happy?

How does she find the time to make herself a available so often?

I suspect if she is getting laid so often it is more business than pleasure

If her product is so good and in such high demand it ought to be self sustaining and shouldn’t require a subsidy from me or any other person who pays taxes.

Is she to big to fail?

Or just plain hornier than anyone?


20 posted on 03/04/2012 8:24:13 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Kaslin

Hey Kaslin!!

Anyway: I wrote Rush like this:
Good he apologized... didn’t sound right....
BUT
Where have women come to where this law student can’t even get a guy to pony up for the price of her contraception?!
She (women in general) take all the risks, and even if you’re OK with abortion, it still is a dangerous, invasive procedure.... that only the woman is in a position to have done...
She probably splits dinner 50/50, pays for all the prophylactic devices.... Soon she’ll be paying for the fellow’s services too!

I think that Rush should have told the girl to ask a prostitute for ADVICE in SELF RESPECT!


21 posted on 03/04/2012 8:25:01 AM PST by Sarah
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To: Kaslin

If a woman can put her proclivities for her bedroom out and gives us a number that she demands we support, why is it we can’t take that number as an insult, while quantifying what that number represents?

This a business for her and society has a name for that business which really shouldn’t be any of mine.


22 posted on 03/04/2012 8:30:20 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Kaslin

[ Without it, the fight against media misogyny will continue to be perceived as a proxy war for the Democratic Party ]

Because with few exceptions, Kirsten, that’s what it is. When will you admit that to yourself and see the left for what it really is? Atleast Rush focused his comments at woman who insists on going in front of Congress to discuss her sex life and demand the power of Gov’t be used to force others to provide contraceptions to her for free. All so she can be free of responsibilty and consequence, and even if others have violate their conscience and abandon their religious beliefs.


23 posted on 03/04/2012 8:31:55 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Carry_Okie

I hope Rush reads this on his show on Monday.


24 posted on 03/04/2012 8:32:59 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: tanknetter
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25 posted on 03/04/2012 8:38:23 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: I see my hands

Adios.


26 posted on 03/04/2012 8:40:39 AM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: I see my hands

He just might. That could be his game plan here: To apologize then call out off those liberals to do the same, playing their comments one by one and calling them out as he does. He could then call out their advertisers and demand they cancel until the offending liberal apologizes.


27 posted on 03/04/2012 8:40:48 AM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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To: KansasGirl
I hope Rush reads this on his show on Monday.
28 posted on 03/04/2012 8:43:11 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: hope

This is an unmarried woman who apparently, based on her own testimony before Congress, needs $1000 a year in birth control. Since the Pill is $9 a month at Target and Wal-Mart, there was an inference made that she was buying a *lot* of condoms. And demanding we pay for them.

You insert yourself in the culture wars as she has done, in an attempt to use the power and force of Government to make people take actions contrary to their religious convictions, and you take what you get.


29 posted on 03/04/2012 8:44:21 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Kaslin

Fluke claims that she spent $1,000 per year on condoms, $3,000 over a period of three years.

Let’s do the math.

At CVS there are 55 different condom products and I’ve selected the following one since she claims that she’s a girl that just wants to have fun.

Durex Pack of Condoms. Includes Case, 3 Vibrating Rings and 48 Condoms (Assorted Flavors and Colors). Protects Against Pregnancy, HIV-AIDS and STDs when used as directed. Electronically tested for reliability. Made of Latex.

So for $1,000 per year she would get 50 of these packs, which would mean that she could have protected sex 2,400 times per year, which computes to 52 times per week, every week, with no time off, and means that she’s having sex 7.5 times a day.

When does she have time to go to class, agitate her causes, testify in front of a mock committee headed by Pelosi,take sympathy calls from Barry?

If indeed she is able to be this sexually active I shudder to see what her visits to her gynecologist cost.I assume that Georgetown covers those.


30 posted on 03/04/2012 8:54:02 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Fluke claims that she spent $1,000 per year on condoms

I thought she said she spent that much on birth control. Pills are far more expensive than condoms.


31 posted on 03/04/2012 8:56:35 AM PST by Cinnamontea
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To: Cinnamontea

She must buy condoms with bells & whistles..


32 posted on 03/04/2012 8:57:34 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Cinnamontea

The required insurance policy at Georgetown runs $157 a month, and only allows for ‘free’ access to the on site clinic. It carries a $200 incidental deductible, and insurance ‘copays’ are $30 per prescription for the class that would include birth control pills (if they were covered.)

Target, down the street from the college, offers pills for $9, the prescription can be obtained at the college clinic.

For term health insurance for this group, the insurance rates are a massive ripoff. Rather than dancing around Washington, these students should be attending the economics class and then start questioning why the college is profiting off of a required medical plan ($5 per month additional for administration).

Even more, why these plans are being charged directly to the student account (where they are most likely to be included in a student loan package) so that not only are they getting ripped off, they’re getting ripped off for decades at interest.

The whole thing is a setup from start to finish. The ObamaCare like forced plan at the college, the non-inclusion of benefits, the rip offs - no one seems to question a mandatory insurance plan, even if the student is insured otherwise, that mostly includes the on site clinic which used to be free for students anyway.
20 posted on 03/03/2012 8:20:39 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)


33 posted on 03/04/2012 8:59:45 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: Cinnamontea
I thought she said she spent that much on birth control. Pills are far more expensive than condoms.

Birth control pills are on the four-dollar list at Walmart.

34 posted on 03/04/2012 9:04:23 AM PST by Styria
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To: Kaslin
Limbaugh has been making his program about Limbaugh at a time when we're facing one of the most port elections in American history.

It is time he stopped blowing his own horn and got back to doing what he does best.


35 posted on 03/04/2012 9:04:52 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Kaslin
calling a Georgetown Law student a slut for testifying about contraception

No, he said she was a slut because what she claimed as her expenses for contraception would buy enough condoms to have sex 5 times a day.

36 posted on 03/04/2012 9:08:52 AM PST by Tax-chick ("If I want someone without merit, I'll simply vote for the Muslim ferret!" ~Da Coyote)
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To: Kaslin
I believe the Limbaugh research staff is working some mandatory OT this week end and the leader has gotten some legal advise as to how to proceed.
I also believe Monday is going to be jam packed with every despicable nasty filthy thing said about any Repub/Conservative by politicians and media/comedians etc.
The “student activist" may even be exposed for what she is, an Obama type agitator.
Monday will be a day to be tuned in
37 posted on 03/04/2012 9:11:41 AM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: School of Rational Thought
I volunteer to give Kirsten a spanking.

menage a trois?

I'll bring the paddle.

38 posted on 03/04/2012 9:54:34 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: CodeToad

I think I read that Carbonite was cancelling eventhough he apologized, as opposed to “until”, so the liberals should be cancelled even if they apologize if the same standard is used.


39 posted on 03/04/2012 9:59:22 AM PST by Anima Mundi
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To: Cinnamontea
It has been well established that birth control pills can be purchased for as little as $5. a month. They are available for $9 at most big box stores (No pun intended!)

As for ‘birth control’ oral contraception is anything but. It is a carcinogen (Class 1). It is a massive dose of chemicals masquerading as natural hormones that ‘trick’ the body into thinking it is ‘pregnant’. It creates a uterine wall that doesn't accept implantation thereby causing a miscarriage, IE: chemical abortion, of a fertilized egg. It unnaturally regulates the natural menstrual cycle of a woman's’ body, and has been PROVED to increase serious risk factors for: uterine cancer, breast cancer and HEART DISEASE (particularly in women over the age of 35), and believe it or not: UNPLANNED PREGNANCIES. More than half the women who abort their babies do so while practicing one OR MORE forms of birth control! Most are on the oral birth control pill! It's called a failure rate and oral birth controls failure rate is close to 10%. If the failure rate of an airline flight was 10%, would you fly?

Every thing the Left says is a LIE! Everything they accuse others of is pure projection! To even engage in the discussion is to have lost the fight.

The proper answer for all concerned is that NOBODY WANTS TO TAKE BIRTH CONTROL AWAY FROM WOMEN: WE JSUT ARE NOT GOING TO PAY FOR A VOLUNTARY MEDICAL PROGRAM!

40 posted on 03/04/2012 9:59:27 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Carry_Okie
Yes, I know she is, but she is one of the very few who is fair, compared to the the other ones
41 posted on 03/04/2012 10:02:04 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: nathanbedford

Blowing his own horn IS what he does best!


42 posted on 03/04/2012 10:02:56 AM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: School of Rational Thought

At the risk of sounding Rush esque - should we pay attention to what comes out of Powers’ mouth?

After all, we’ve all seen (sadly) what went in it a few years ago.

(Anthony Weiner)


43 posted on 03/04/2012 10:20:30 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: School of Rational Thought
Her Husband wouldn’t appreciate you doing that.

Those Egyptian guys have been a little testy since the Arab Spring.

44 posted on 03/04/2012 10:23:30 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (New Tagline under construction, please watch your step.)
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To: Kaslin

Limbaugh’s sponsors who deserted him are below.

They don’t need us - - we don’t need them:

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45 posted on 03/04/2012 10:27:17 AM PST by Liberty Wins (Newt --named after Isaac Newton?)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

>”She must buy condoms with bells & whistles”<

They only whistle when she blows on them.


46 posted on 03/04/2012 10:27:43 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (New Tagline under construction, please watch your step.)
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To: MulberryDraw

Rush should say NOTHING about this on Monday. Zip, zilch, nada. Discuss the important topics of the day only. Talk about the price of gas and the Keystone pipeline. Talk about our “friends” in Afghanistan killing our men. Talk about the real amout of joblessness. Talk about the new estimates of the price of obamacare. But do not say one word about this or anything about contraception. The MSM and the democrats put this on the table and it’s time for Rush to take it off the table.


47 posted on 03/04/2012 10:52:31 AM PST by PeteyBoy (The fence--Build it and they won't come!)
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To: Kaslin
Yes, I know she is, but she is one of the very few who is fair, compared to the the other ones

Agreed.

48 posted on 03/04/2012 10:58:16 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: t1b8zs

Rush’s Monday broadcast will prove to be one of the most listened to programs since he began in 1988. The advertisers that remain will be happy about that.


49 posted on 03/04/2012 11:06:12 AM PST by cblue55 (Mr. Obama, was your mother punished with a baby?)
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To: jmacusa

Apparently, Ms. Fluke has had more things inside her than a parking garage.


50 posted on 03/04/2012 11:28:59 AM PST by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Barbarian Terrorist Hobbit Son-of-a-Bitch!)
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