Skip to comments.Hypocritical Criticism Of Rush Limbaugh Is No Fluke
Posted on 03/05/2012 5:53:53 PM PST by raptor22
When the left savages the right, it's OK. When America's top conservative questions why taxpayers must subsidize the sex life of a coed, the sky falls in. Bill Maher, call your office.
When the late, great Andrew Breitbart was asked in a Twitter conversation whether he'd apologize for his website's posting of a video of a speech by Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod that led to her forced resignation, Breitbart replied, "Apologize for what?"
Breitbart knew the sensitivities and the hypocrisy of the left when their sacred cows and double standards were under attack.
Hell hath no fury, he knew, like a liberal whose dogma stands exposed. He wondered why those on the right always had to apologize for saying liberal emperors had no clothes, when the left never had to apologize for anything no matter how outrageous or offensive.
Rush Limbaugh, the usually unapologetic conservative pundit, has apologized for using language to describe Sandra Fluke, a 23-year-old Georgetown University law student whose resume reads more like that of a political activist than a victimized student. He labeled his description "insulting."
On the other hand, one wonders what words would apply to a law student in need of $3,000 worth of taxpayer-paid contraceptives as she learns how to handle briefs, no pun intended.
Limbaugh's apology came after advertisers began withdrawing their sponsorship. It is their right to do so, and one appreciates that conservatives have often organized boycotts of sponsors of programs whose content they find questionable.
Classier Than The Critics
Even Rush felt it was the right thing to do, showing more class than the critics of him or other conservative leaders. Yet criticizing the mindset that says it's perfectly normal and acceptable for a coed to demand $3,000 of taxpayer-paid contraceptives at the same time the government...
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On a completely separate topic, isn't it odd how lesbians seem to be the most concerned with issues related to heterosexual sex?
I don’t recall Breitbart apologising.
I think this issue now gives us a great opportunity. The left is saying they have a value: One cannot call a woman a slut or prostitute, one cannot 'demean' women, etc.
They have declared this value - and they violate it throughout the pop culture. This makes them wide-open for the old "hold them to their own values" Alinsky treatment.
Every media person, entertainer, rapper, etc. who violates this leftist value should be called out. We need a Breitbart on this. Flood the left with their guys demeaning women and demand they be boycotted.
Good question, I don’t understand the large number of non political women that sided with her.
The conservatives need to stop playing nice. We’ve been playing by Roberts Rules of Order, and the Lefties shout us down with rant chants. It’s time we go Alinsky on them. Play gotcha. Take their flubs and shove it back in their faces. Mock them and humilate them, and if they get violent, beat the crap out of them (we already have some judges ruling that assaults by Lefties as being “political free speech”). We are in a war with them, and since they are expecting one sided “rules of engagement” (only for the conservatives, not for the Left), the goal must be crushing the Left.
Potestas Democratorum delenda est!
Too late. That ship has sailed.
The piece did not say Breitbart ever apologized. Quite the opposite. Breirbart is quaoted as once saying “Apologize for WHAT?” It is an attitude all conservatives should take when speaking the truth. Sandra Fluke wants others to pay for her to have sex. Just what word describes that?
Oh, but didn’t you listen to Rush?
We shouldn’t sink to their level.
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One excuse is as good as another.
Seems like the sponsors of Rush’s program are simply using this as a reason to bail out.
Maybe there are other reasons why.
Particularly when yo consider "contraceptives" don't cost a thousand dollars a year.
Prophylaxis could cost that much if you are having sex half a dozen times a day, but then the goal wouldn't be contraception, would it?
That was my point, I hate people who tell the truth and then suffer from shrinkage of the Gnads.
I thought this “woman” is 30 years old and no longer at Georgetown.
Or hell, an abortion?? Don't they care about [sob] Wimmmmyn's health????? [sob]
He didn't tell the truth, that's the problem. Fluke never mentioned her own contraceptive needs a single time. Not a single time. She never mentioned the cost of her own contraception. Not a single time. She never mentioned that she had taken, was taking, or was going to take contraceptives. Not a single time. She never mentioned her own sex life. Not a single time.
Fluke was sent out by the Democrats as an "expert" on women's contraception, and she was primarily going to
make up things talk about women who needed oral contraception for medical reasons, but had it denied for because it was contraception. She wasn't an expert and wasn't allowed to testify before Congress. So the Democrats allowed her to speak (not under oath) to them, and the media covered it. Rush reported that Fluke talked about her own sex life and sex and contraceptive needs. She didn't.
Other specific women and women and general were the entire premise of her testimony; most of it were other specific women. Right after the introduction, Fluke said:
"When I look around my campus, I see the faces of the women affected by this lack of contraceptive coverage. [I]n the last week, I have heard more and more of their stories. On a daily basis, I hear yet from another woman from Georgetown or from another school or who works for a religiously-affiliated employer, and they tell me that they have suffered financially and emotionally and medically because of this lack of coverage.
And so, Im here today to share their voices, and I want to thank you for allowing them not me to be heard.
Fluke talked about other women (who may or may not exist). When Fluke talked about the Georgetown policy later, she didn't say what she thought about it, she said what another woman thought about it:
As one other student put it: This policy communicates to female students that our school doesnt understand our needs.
Rush blew it. People who said Fluke talked about her sex life aren't sticking to the facts. Fluke never mentioned her own contraception; Fluke never mentioned her sex life, the cost of her contraceptives, whether she was on contraceptives, whether she's straight, or anything.
Here's what Fluke said. I ask: Where's the "Fluke is a slut" part? Fluke said:
(1) one woman (not Fluke) felt embarrassed and powerless when she 'learned for the first time that contraception was not covered on her insurance and she had to turn and walk away because she couldnt afford that prescription';
(2) a married female student told Fluke that she had to stop using contraception because "she and her husband just couldnt fit it into their budget anymore;"
(3) 'women employed in low-wage jobs without contraceptive coverage can't fit contraception into their budgets;'
(4) a friend has polycystic ovarian syndrome, and her birth control prescription is 'technically covered by Georgetowns insurance because its not intended to prevent pregnancy', but the *gay* friend was denied coverage because the insurance company decided that she really wanted birth control to prevent pregnancy;
(5) a woman said doctors believe she has endometriosis, but that cant be proven without surgery, so the insurance won't cover birth control pills for endometriosis;
(6) another woman told Fluke that she also has polycystic ovarian syndrome and Georgetown quit paying for it last August;
and (7) one woman (a really bright woman, apparently) allegedly knew about Georgetown's unwillingness to cover birth control, so when she was raped she didn't seek medical attention because she thought Georgetown didn't cover women's health issues.
Then she said that when 'we' women came to Georgetown we expected women to be treated fairly and to care for all of 'our' medical needs.
So . . . where is the "I'm a slut" part of the testimony? And Rush went into great detail about Fluke - how, based on her statement, she was having sex with three guys a day, and how she was a prostitute, and how she said she was having sex with so many guys she couldn't walk . . . and on and on for four days. But Fluke never said any of those things. Rush made them up. And he presented them as factual statements that she made. And people believed them. And based on those statements (which she didn't make), Rush said she was a slut and a prostitute.
As part of his apology today, Rush came out and noted that Fluke's presentation was about the medical issues of women at Georgetown, and contraception. Which it was (whether or not it was factual). It was never about the amount of sex, and it was never about Fluke's own sex life. Rush made every single word of that up.
At the same time you have to look at the ten second passage of Rush commentary that aroused all the furore. Rush hypothesizes that Fluke was a slut — and then backs off the hypothesis, calling her by some lesser term. Round heeled, if I read it correctly. This was not a piece of studied discourse over many minutes. A clarification might have been called for, but not the “apology” or letting the matter hog his entire subsequent show.