We surely all know now that Limbaugh royally goofed up with stupid, mean, illogical slurs heaped on a young law school student. She was willing to testify that the likes of her fellow female students needed the option of birth-control coverage in health plans, even if they, like she, went to a Catholic university.
Instead of dealing with the ideas, Limbaugh went totally ad hominem as well as plain dumb. Calling her slut and prostitute, and demanding that she and her, in his wee mind, sex-crazed fellow students post videos of their intimate encounters. His underlying message was that students needed to pay for birth control on their own. He left all the big issues, if you pardon, on the floor.
Art note: I claim fair use for totally and obviously transforming pix of Herman and Limbaugh for this.
Rachel Maddow dissected his attacks, pointing how he clearly seemed to think women needed to buy a birth-control pill for each intimacy, much like his beloved and expensive Viagra. Others commentators of various political bents pointed to the likes of Don Imus, who handled mic blunders sensibly, quickly and sincerely, ending their problems.
Instead, Limbaugh went the full Pee-wee. He said:
- "I descended to [the left's] level when I used those two words to describe Sandra Fluke."
- "I've always tried to maintain a very high degree of integrity and independence on this program."
- "I'm not going to wait for apologies from the left for saying despicable things they say about us, about people like Sarah Palin. Don't expect apologies, they're never going to apologize."
- "Talk about a double standard...Rappers can say anything they want about women [and] it's called art. And they win awards."
So, Limbaugh throws in an insincere apology, but heaps lies and cowardly assertions to hide it. Pinkos, rap artists and such are the real villains here. He only does what they've taught him. They're rubber...
You'd think anyone as wealthy and as old as he would have grown into a sense of responsibility for his actions and words. You'd be very wrong.