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Limbaugh apologizes to law student for insult
AP ^ | 03/03/2012 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT

Posted on 03/03/2012 5:03:01 PM PST by redreno

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh apologized Saturday to a Georgetown University law student he had branded a "slut" and "prostitute" after fellow Republicans as well as Democrats criticized him and several advertisers left his program.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: limbaugh; moralabsolutes; playedbytheleft; rush; sandytheslut; slut; sorry; talkradio
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To: ArmstedFragg

ElRushbo wrote that ‘apology’ as opposed to Rush Limbaugh. Folks need to READ it carefully before they start freaking out that he’s ‘caved’.


81 posted on 03/03/2012 6:46:25 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

The fact that I might be a big old coward, or maybe not, has very little impact on anything.

The fact that Rush is a big old coward does great harm to the conservative cause.


82 posted on 03/03/2012 6:47:49 PM PST by yarddog
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To: redreno

The ad pulling starting to hurt.


83 posted on 03/03/2012 6:50:46 PM PST by nwrep
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To: JessieHelmsJr

I just cancelled my TifBT order! Will not buy anthing from him again.

I don’t care if he just did a “LITTLE” apology with his fingers crossed.


84 posted on 03/03/2012 6:53:13 PM PST by TrumpisRight (President Palin sounds so good....)
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To: whitedog57
Non public? This is no doe-eyed, fresh-off-the-farm co-ed. She's an activist & a Lib/Dem plant.

Sandra Fluke’s professional background in domestic violence and human trafficking began with Sanctuary for Families in New York City. There, she launched the agency’s pilot Program Evaluation Initiative. While at Sanctuary, she co-founded the New York Statewide Coalition for Fair Access to Family Court, which after a twenty-year stalemate, successfully advocated for legislation granting access to civil orders of protection for unmarried victims of domestic violence, including LGBTQ victims and teens. Sandra was also a member of the Manhattan Borough President’s Taskforce on Domestic Violence and numerous other New York City and New York State coalitions that successfully advocated for policy improvements impacting victims of domestic violence.

As the 2010 recipient of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant, she researched, wrote, and produced an instructional film on how to apply for a domestic violence restraining order in pro per. She has also interned with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking; Polaris Project; Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County; Break the Cycle; the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project; NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund; Crime Victim and Sexual Assault Services; and the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County.

Through Georgetown’s clinic programs, Sandra has proposed legislation based on fact-finding in Kenya regarding child trafficking for domestic work, and has represented victims of domestic violence in protection order cases. Sandra is the Development Editor of the Journal of Gender and the Law, and served as the President of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Vice President of the Women’s Legal Alliance. In her first year, she also co-founded a campus committee addressing human trafficking. Cornell University awarded her a B. S. in Policy Analysis & Management, as well as Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies in 2003.”

85 posted on 03/03/2012 6:55:11 PM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: MissMagnolia

Agree, MissMagnolia. Rush is still the man!


86 posted on 03/03/2012 6:55:35 PM PST by Girlene (RIP, Andrew, You're no longer under fire.)
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To: redreno

He apologized for using the derogatory language, not for the position he took on her testimony.

It takes guts to apologize, especially in a public situation. It was the right thing to do.


87 posted on 03/03/2012 6:56:47 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: toddausauras

How about this one? - -

“She’s a walking pejorative of epic proportions”


88 posted on 03/03/2012 6:59:08 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: yarddog

no, he’s not


89 posted on 03/03/2012 7:00:14 PM PST by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: redreno

The New Castrati.


90 posted on 03/03/2012 7:04:02 PM PST by bramps (Newt is the one)
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To: MissMagnolia
He apologized only for his ‘choice of words’

That's what I thought, too. Even posted it on the other muuuuch longer thread. Rush has a special way with words. I'll wait 'til Monday to hear what he has to say.

91 posted on 03/03/2012 7:18:09 PM PST by azishot
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To: InvisibleChurch

One good thing my Father (and my older Brother) taught me was to stand up for what you think is right.

Rush did not do that. He did so for a couple of days then when the pressure got to him he caved.

It is as simple as that.


92 posted on 03/03/2012 7:20:40 PM PST by yarddog
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To: bramps

lol!!!


93 posted on 03/03/2012 7:22:12 PM PST by JessieHelmsJr (Tree hugging liberals call it global warming. We call it summertime.)
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To: stormer
IOW, we’re just negotiating over price...

That's a complete non sequitur in this context.

Unless you think everybody who gets paid to do a job is a prostitute.

94 posted on 03/03/2012 7:33:13 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: redreno
"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."

- Harry S Truman

95 posted on 03/03/2012 7:38:49 PM PST by StarfireIV (It has begun, All that is left is the prolonging of the inevitable.)
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To: redreno
He's still the genius.

Presidential rebuke = Ratings gold. And if you read his apology, he doubled-down on his message.
96 posted on 03/03/2012 7:39:21 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: redreno

No surprise. He should have clarified his statements before he signed off that same day.

This is probably quite a shock to all those that were saying Clear Channel could never influence the show.


97 posted on 03/03/2012 7:42:30 PM PST by moehoward
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To: yarddog
One good thing my Father (and my older Brother) taught me was to stand up for what you think is right. Rush did not do that. He did so for a couple of days then when the pressure got to him he caved.

Actually Rush had no proof the woman is a slut or prostitute. It's ok to apologize.

98 posted on 03/03/2012 7:44:13 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: BluH2o

Just out of curiosity. Did anyone on talk radio mention the Sheriff Joe press conference? Never really heard it discussed but I was mostly away from a radio that day.


99 posted on 03/03/2012 7:49:03 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: yarddog

apologizing for saying something untoward isn’t cowardly, it’s mature. to suggest that Rush doesn’t stand up for what he believes is right is folly


100 posted on 03/03/2012 7:49:32 PM PST by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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