Saturday Night Videos – The Ed Show Takes On Rush Limbaugh
March 3, 2012 3 Comments
This week Rush Limbaugh went on record that women who have sex are sluts. It’s rare for him to backtrack on his bile, which is why his statement
I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.
is being misunderstood as an actually apology, rather than what it is, which is a weasel’s claim that style is what counts here, and not substance.
Ed Schultz went after Limbaugh yesterday, including a discussion with Democratic strategists Krystal Ball and Karen Finney. Ball herself was a target of Limbaugh’s misogyny when she ran for office in 2010.
It’s important to keep up the pressure because Limbaugh is influential and he is not alone. Fellow conservative leader Bill O’Reilly joined in yesterday. O’Reilly, you may recall, had to settle out of court in 2009 with the producer who sued him for sexual harassment, including telling her sexual fantasies over the phone asking her to use a vibrator. It was the same year that Rush Limbaugh was caught at the airport smuggling Viagra without a prescription.
We know that these bullies won’t stop their bigotry out of kindness. President Obama knows, which is why his personal phone call to Sandra Fluke was both the decent thing to do for her and the right thing to do in keeping up the pressure on Limbaugh. So long as the media runs on shock and outrage, we might as well try to guide them to be shocked and outraged against things that count, such as misogyny.
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