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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: redreno

Rush knows the left like every inch of his gloriously naked body...he knows exactly what he is doing.


51 posted on 03/03/2012 5:58:06 PM PST by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: Da Coyote

AP get’s is wrong again as always, the slut is not a law student


52 posted on 03/03/2012 5:59:42 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: redreno

I don’t read it as an apology. I read it as a poke in the eye.


53 posted on 03/03/2012 6:01:44 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: BushCountry

I agree with you. He proved himself to be of greater character than Letterman and Maher.

I love Rush, but he could have made the same case without the slanderous words.

That said, she is still a slut.

I can say that. I am not a major radio/TV personality.


54 posted on 03/03/2012 6:03:48 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: redreno

I’d love to see a picture of her “boyfriend”.


55 posted on 03/03/2012 6:04:29 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: redreno

I’ve listened to Rush Limbaugh on and off over the years and to me he provides an entertaining hour or two by discussing events and ideas, some conservative and some a comment on people or society. He is in the radio show business and some of his provocative comments are just to add spice to the show. This time there was enough blow back that advertisers were leaving him and stations were getting heat.

It is good business for him to apologize. Its long term effect is about the same as Obama’s apology to the Afghans, stupid but what seemed necessary to Rush or Obama.

He isn’t a Republican candidate or party leader, so the whole flap shouldn’t effect Republicans - it’s the Democrats who try to link Rush to the party.


56 posted on 03/03/2012 6:04:39 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Vendome
Why help the left with more sexist slurs? So they can cut and paste and make us all look like neanderthals here on FR? I hate that. She holds no power unlike Romney. And I am not attacking his race, sex or beliefs. Sorry I insulted your friend Mitt.
57 posted on 03/03/2012 6:05:24 PM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: Major Matt Mason

Rush was scootered ... as in Libby.


58 posted on 03/03/2012 6:06:16 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: stormer
If he’s only in it for the money, what does that make him?

A guy with a career?

I'm not showing up at my job if they don't pay me.

59 posted on 03/03/2012 6:06:24 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: redreno

Go Rush, YOU ARE RIGHT!!


60 posted on 03/03/2012 6:07:00 PM PST by jesseam
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To: RightLady

Speech may be free but someone has to pay the bills for the network.

No sponsors = no broadcast = no (or severly muted) speech.


61 posted on 03/03/2012 6:09:49 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Major Matt Mason

Rush slandered a non public figure without any evidence of being a “Slut.” He is liable for defamation of character.

He should have stuck with her being a Marxist like Obama.


62 posted on 03/03/2012 6:16:09 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: CincyRichieRich

I agree with you. Rush’s apology is equal to the false apologies we get from the left. It’s just a means to an end. Now Rush can move on to what he does best which is expose the hypocrisy of the left and try to rally the troops on the right. Remember we must defeat Obama in the fall. That is our sole mission. No time for distractions like the slut at Georgetown.


63 posted on 03/03/2012 6:16:09 PM PST by tell me
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To: redreno

“law student”??

She is a professional leftwing activist


64 posted on 03/03/2012 6:16:39 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: dead

IOW, we’re just negotiating over price...


65 posted on 03/03/2012 6:16:51 PM PST by stormer
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To: Major Matt Mason

He backed down! end of story. The almighty dollar wins again. It’s awesome how a mattress company can control the most powerful man on the radio.Cant wait to hear the stuttering and excuses Monday. Man the F**K up Rush.


66 posted on 03/03/2012 6:18:01 PM PST by JessieHelmsJr (Tree hugging liberals call it global warming. We call it summertime.)
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To: redreno

This is not a good thing. Now I am really worried. Should not have ordered the two cases of TifBT.

Looks like Rush has givin up being a man for the MONEY!

One more falls to the DARK SIDE!

W.A.I.D.S.


67 posted on 03/03/2012 6:19:21 PM PST by Calif4Palin (President Palin sounds so good....)
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To: whitedog57

Well I think she is a slut and a bitch. How many decent women would go into details of their premarital sex life in front of congress and 300,000,000 Americans?


68 posted on 03/03/2012 6:20:03 PM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: toddausauras

It isn’t sexist at all. She muted herself and very unelegantly.

Seriously, if we don’t fulfill her demand “of right” will she return demanding Valtrex???

No, she is absolutely a thieving Manx. She knew what the response would be and she is wearing as a badge of honor. Basking in the glow, as it were.

This her job. Her density. Her dream come true.

The whole thing is BS for it’s construct. However, it’s cellophane veil screams synthetic argument and self serving intent.

No, I didn’t use the description without 1st considering what it might say about me but, was struck by what a muted response would imply.

I don’t what anyone does in their bedroom but if they insist on TMI then I calls em likes I sees em.

No one likes to be taken advantage of and she seeks to do so with the power of the government at her behest or mere asking.

FH, well not really. I wouldn’t touch her with a barge pole.


69 posted on 03/03/2012 6:20:09 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Calif4Palin
Wonder if he's gonna come out Monday and apologize to all the rest of the rats he made fun of.
70 posted on 03/03/2012 6:22:56 PM PST by JessieHelmsJr (Tree hugging liberals call it global warming. We call it summertime.)
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To: whitedog57

like Clinton it all depends on the meaning of the word “slut” then again what damages does she have, how has her stirling reputation been tarnished?

were her statements about a cost of $3000 for BC accurate?


71 posted on 03/03/2012 6:24:10 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: redreno

Nothing hurts Republicans and Conservatives more than “apologies.”

Any womyn who demands that others pay for her contraception IS a slut. And a whore.


72 posted on 03/03/2012 6:24:57 PM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: rbg81

I agree with you completely. I have listened to Rush since the late 80’s and found him lately to have become lazy. He goes off on these name calling tirades too often. I think he thinks he is being funny, but it really just boorish. I actually like the show better when he is on vacation and one of the Marks is on.


73 posted on 03/03/2012 6:25:33 PM PST by redangus
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To: redreno
I'm okay with Rush's apology.

It just continues for another few days for Americans to see without a shadow of a doubt what RATS, Libs and media whores think is important.

We have soldiers being killed in cold blood in Trashkanistan without a peep of protest from the left and the only thing they can get their panties in a wad over is a mild insult directed at an oversexed law student who by her own admission can't keep her legs together.

74 posted on 03/03/2012 6:26:30 PM 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: Little Ray

Maher Responds to Limbaugh: I Can Call Palin C-word Because ‘I Don’t Have Sponsors - I’m on HBO’

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/03/03/maher-responds-limbaugh-i-can-call-palin-c-word-because-i-dont-have-s#ixzz1o75gWlXn

that sums it up plus hes a libtard


75 posted on 03/03/2012 6:30:36 PM PST by JessieHelmsJr (Tree hugging liberals call it global warming. We call it summertime.)
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To: Vendome

If you meant to misspell density which I think you did that is pretty funny. Ok Vendome, points taken.


76 posted on 03/03/2012 6:30:45 PM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: MissMagnolia

He used precisely the word choice that every Democrat caught in the same sort of issue uses. His “apology” is an exercise in satire.

I hope Monday will produce a long string of ‘rat “choice of words” apologies, and the statement that produced them. He has an opportunity to use one of Breitbart’s “rope a dope” moves here.


77 posted on 03/03/2012 6:31:38 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: pyx

Agreed.


78 posted on 03/03/2012 6:34:31 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: toddausauras

LOL. I typed real slow and accurately. I see your point as well but I don’t like being taking advantage of. Not by a simpleton.

Could have been more clever and beguiling, maybe even asked me if I want toast with my breakfast and how I take my coffee.....


79 posted on 03/03/2012 6:38:52 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: stormer

Its one thing to be in business and have to temper your language to keep business flowing in, its another to expect something for nothing as in the phony drummed up contraceptive issue... my point is simply that Rush can’t always say what he and we would like to be said.


80 posted on 03/03/2012 6:42:54 PM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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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 Calif4Palin (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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