Skip to comments.A Statement from Rush (Rush offers apology to Slut!)
Posted on 03/03/2012 2:15:11 PM PST by TSgt
For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.
I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone's bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.
My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.
I read and re-read it 4x. All I find is an *apology* for not calling Sandy Puke what she is... what am I missing?
“A Statement from Rush (Rush offers apology to Slut!)”
Another pseudo-con goes bellyup....
The cavalry ain’t comin’, lads...
Inside job er nuthin!
aka: Gunny G*****
They were never offended, Rush. It was all fake outrage.
I hope he tells them to go to hell if they try it.
When are we going to go after Bill Maher, Ed Schultz and Keith Olberman? Why do they get off the hook?
Exactly what I was wondering. I thought the statement should have included a demand for an apology for all the hateful words about Sarah, Andrew, Tea Party supporters......
An apology was neither necessary nor appropriate. God bestowed upon us the gift of sex in order that we might multiply. God is cheated and His will is defiled by the use of contraceptives. Having sex divorced from the possibility of procreation is like spitting in the face of God. Rush is wrong to apologize and by doing so he is tacitly endorsing slutty behaviors.
Rush may be apologizing, but I do not.
A slut is a slut.
The Republican party is holding his feet to the fire. Expect a clarification on Monday.
That was my first thought...
I am sure that the sponsors were ready to leave in droves and not just the mentioned 4. The problem was that it was a distraction from the good that Rush did and he just killed the story which is good. Now on to more important items. Santorum may have spoken to him too. President Santorum is going to be so good for this country! I can’t wait!!!!
After over 20 years of religiously listening to him, I don’t know that I’ll tune him in Monday.
It grates the hell out of me that those pu$$ies Medved and Hewitt are going to get to crow that they made the right call.
That IS that. When even Rush Libaugh surrenders to the PC crowd, we are truly, duly doomed as a nation.
Well, if that's the case, then he was apologizing for his choice of "slut" when he should have used the word "whore".
Now I understand it perfectly.
It’s just like Rush has always said, the left has no sense of humor.
Too many sponsors told him they didn’t like his comments.
I like the term "tart."
Imho, Rush may believe that this tempest in a teacup is taking too much attention from more important issues.
I worked for many years in the radio advertising business, before I could no longer take it because of how vulture like it is. That being said I have maintained many friends, some of which are in high places. I think many people here myself included and Rush probably himself overestimated his own staying power.
I talked to some of my friends about it yesterday, and they all told me the same thing, that Rush was in significant trouble as of the afternoon yesterday. Advertisers were contacting Premiere Radio Networks in droves telling them that although highly rated they don’t need the trouble and will pull out of the show if he does not apologize by Monday.
My friends who didn’t think he would apologize thought his show would be cancelled by the end of the month. So although I don’t like it I trust them and their opinion immensely so I’m glad Rush did it, so there would be no problems in keeping him on the air.
The problem was the advertisers. Think Progress has organized an AstroTurf attack on him (on Twitter, etc.), and his advertisers are likely being bombarded with calls (the leftists calling could care less about the products, but that’s besides the point).
We need to get better organized to counter this.