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 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.
>> After over 20 years of religiously listening to him, I dont know that Ill tune him in Monday.
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Conservatives can be quite a fickle bunch at times.
Frankly, I think it’s irrelevant. Fluke is an internet meme now. She’s outted to the whole world as a slut, no matter what Rush says. Hope she’s proud!
“Trollop” is appropriate as well.
We're at war! We MUST keep fighting these slimes until we destroy every last one of them. It will be a 24 hours a day, 7 day a week job....are you up to it? Remember..you must be IN IT to WIN IT!
Very statesmanlike, IMHO.
However, I wish he’d gone further and endorsed the idea that government should financially support our individual rights. In my case, this would mean the government would give me the money to buy that Barrett 50 I want in order to truly access my 2nd amendment right to keep and bear arms.
As far as I’m concerned he probably lost 10% of his listening audience. I always felt that he would lead us into the attack. I should’ve taken him at his word that he is simply an entertainer.
Rush had nothing to apologize for! I’m disappointed that he caved to whatever pressure he felt he was getting. This woman chose to go tell the world of her sexual activities with the expectation that WE should pay for it. Frankly, I can think of a lot worse things that this lovely “person” should be called! Where the he77 was the outrage over letterman (lower case on purpose) calling Palin a slut, or where was the outrage over lewis ck’s disgusting monolouge ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJlA-bLv1nU The list goes on and on and on and on.... Liberals can kiss my a$$ is Macy’s department store window! Jesus these people make me sick! Saul Alinsky - ROT IN HELL!!!
By the way, Jay Leno knew exactly what he was doing when he had Bristol Palin on his show and put this PIG on the couch next to her. Jay Leno had to know the kind of stuff CK had been saying about Bristol’s mother - yet he had her on the show any way. Shame on Jay Leno!
He simply stated he chose the wrong word. Haha, what would be a better word choice? Floozie? Whore? Ho? How clever of Rush to offer an apology, but, not an apology.
Rush apologizes. This is big. Meanwhile, Michael Savage doesn’t stop talking about the AB death as being a possible assassination attempt...Savage wins this round.
The nitwits at the FNC (FOX Neocon Channel) mentioned this a second ago and ONLY read the part where Rush apologizes to America’s most famous slut.
*SIGH* FOX. Good for a while......then kerplunk!
The left was never "losing" this debate. The entire issue has been about changing the conversation from things like gas prices to instead putting conservatives on the defensive about social issues like birth control.
Even if the specific issue of forcing church organizations to cover contraception polls well for us, we are still losing the war because we are not talking about the economy, gas prices, debt, etc. Worse, because there really are social conservatives like Santorum who really can't resist weighing in on his belief that contraception in general is bad, the issue continues to become more about whether condoms and birth control pills are morally okay rather than how outrageous it is that the government is now requiring religious institutions to cover them.
We are never, ever going to win this debate. We could if the issue could remain solely on the appropriateness of requiring church organizations to cover contraception - but with so many social conservatives who actually do oppose birth control in principle, the issue will never remain focused on the insurance piece of the debate.
Every day that we are talking about this is contraception nonsense is a giant political loser for the Republican party.
The pulling of sponsorships worked . . sorry, but the left beats us at that game. Hypocrites and sluts they are, but they are much better street fighters than us. They have the MSM on their side, they’ve duped enough women, minorities, voters, et al that what we say is prejudiced, while they get a free ride for doing MUCH worse.
That’s the reality of today. Rush gets booted from MNF, the NFL ownership, and now losing sponsors. He said no more than what most people think, but the reality is we have to act on a much higher plane, we have to speak better, act better, in short, continue to demonstrate our superior values in all ways, otherwise we lose the battles and eventually the war.
Don’t blame Rush. Blame the assholes who continue to subscribe, read, view, and advertise in the MSM and vote for liberals because their family did or out of racial guilt or trying to be cool. They are the true idiots which allow the Sandra Flukes to be made national heroes even when any parent would be totally ashamed of her.
I know I certainly would. Yeah, she’s a slut alright. But a flyspeck in the ocean compared to the Slut Media and Slut Voters who will sell their souls for a taxpayer dollar.
Calling a man who rapes a woman a rapist is name calling and personally insulting. As well as calling someone who kills someone else in cold blood a murderer or someone who steals from someone a thief.
Spare the insults, lets be PC.
Rapist = Recreational Sex Addict
Murderer = Uncontrolled Rage Syndrome or Immorally Challenged
Thief = A Liberal or Acting Politician
The 30 year old activist isn’t a slut- she’s just a whore.
The apologias on this thread are both embarrassing and indicative.
thanks TSgt, additional:
That’s a good one too.
No matter how ‘activist’ these guys appear to be, once their advertisers begin dropping them, they fold.
Fair enough. He could have made his point - which was a valid one - in a less personal way.
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I agree. I think that name-calling is a bad thing, and all it generally does is get people angry and not thinking properly. Rush’s point was valid (who wants to be forced to PAY for other people’s . . . recreation? And also, why on earth would birth control cost $3,000 for 4 years? How much does a pack of condoms cost, anyway? And even b/c pills are super-cheap at Planned Parenthood, their favorite place!). But going straight for personal name-calling was not only rude, but actually damaging to our cause. Rush did not win over one new person by calling names, but he did make a lot of fence-sitters angry. Counter-productive, in the long run.
The left is winning! :(
Reminds me of Anthony Weiner’s apology.
So Obama can give the finger to people, Jerry Brown can call Meg Whitman a whore, and Bill Maher can call Sarah Palin a twat, and Tracy Morgan can say he masturbates to her, AND NO ONE APOLOGIZES.
Bunch of crap.
word choice - it is possible she is a slutty prostitute, but I digress
If Rush can’t stand, who can?
In the lamestream media, the story is not the absurdity of Fluke's bogus victim status or the entitlement mentality for which she has just become the poster girl. It's that Rush called a young girl (though older than we were first led to believe) a nasty name to a national audience. That's all the casual observer of news is going to take away from this. It also enabled her to go on TV again and play up her victimhood to the world. Therefore, he has become the bad guy, and it makes our side look like a bunch of judgmental Pharisees.
We have to be smarter than that if we are going to win on this issue of religious freedom. And we have to win this one.
read it again. he still disagrees with the dnc alinsky s__t.
A person, typically a woman, who engages in sex for payment.
Verb: Offer (someone, typically a woman) for sex for payment: "she never prostituted herself".
strumpet - harlot - streetwalker - trollop - moll - drab
aka, a Fluke.
Classic Rush. He frames the issue, smacks Obama and apologizes not for the sentiment ... but for the word choice.
No it isn't. She will be a shill for the DNC and be running in some Uber left district like Bawwanny Fwanks...
So we are going to get to see her blue pant sute and bad Bobby Sherman Haircut for eons...
This "gal" will be Patsy Schoerder on Steriods, sucks to be us..
I used to call my sister in law a “Strumpet”
It is always about money. I doubt that Rush lost any of his huge audience over this, and other advertisers would have certainly filled in. It is about money to them too.
The Obama Administration must’ve found pictures of Rush with some Asian boys.
Me thinks we have not heard the last of this from old El Rushbo. Let’s see how this plays out.
I seriously think the best thing is to drop it and move back to the serious issues this country is facing.
Rush has done this before. Early in his career, he would regularly air "homeless updates" and "gay community updates," but these vanished long ago.
Rush was right, but lost this round to Saul Alinsky.
We must support our conservative warriors, warts and all. Can’t completely agree with Rush’s tactics? Then agree to disagree with him on this one and CONTINUE to stand by Rush.
See ya’ Monday, Rush. We’re all in this together and we must stand united and strong...or we will perish at the hands of socialism. Lock arms and win this war!