Sandra Fluke on “The View”: Rush’s apology “changes nothing”

posted at 2:37 pm on March 5, 2012 by Tina Korbe

While Laura Ingraham waits for an encouraging call from the president to compensate for MSNBC’s Ed Schultz calling her a “slut,” “reproductive justice” activist Sandra Fluke rejects Rush Limbaugh’s sincere expression of regret for calling her the same:

The Georgetown law student who drew an apology from Rush Limbaugh this weekend after the conservative radio host called her a “slut” on his show said that his public apology wasn’t sufficient during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” today.

“I don’t think that a statement like this issued, saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything, and especially when that statement is issued when he’s under significant pressure from his sponsors who have begun to pull their support,” said the 30-year-old student, Sandra Fluke. …

Fluke said she has not heard from Limbaugh personally but added that she’s not hoping to speak with him.

“The statements he’s made about me over the air are personal enough, so I’d rather not have a personal phone call with him,” Fluke said.

Fluke has the luxury to reject his apology in large part because she has the support not only of the president himself, but of big-name advertisers who have exerted bully-like pressure on Limbaugh. (Even The View’s Whoopi Goldberg said she found the speed with which they were willing to abandon the radio host to be disturbing!)

At this point, while it’s plausible that Rush apologized solely because he’s losing sponsors (as Fluke suggested), it’s also plausible that he has genuinely repented of his word choice. Limbaugh not only said he was sorry with a statement online, but he also opened his show today — his first on-air appearance since advertisers began to pull their support for his program — with a repeat apology, in which he made it clear that he violated his own personal broadcasting standards. In fact, he took a full 30 minutes to explain the entire episode to his listeners, including an explanation for why his advertisers left him (h/t The Right Scoop):

Ed said this weekend he thinks Rush was right to apologize, but I’m not so sure. He was wrong to use the word “slut” in the first place — it’s just a disgusting word that’s better left unsaid and Rush’s use of it conveniently played into the leftist narrative that conservative men are misogynistic (i.e. it was both tasteless and strategically stupid of Rush to say it) — but his apology makes it seem as though he did something wrong by expressing his opinion about a legitimate subject of national commentary.

Folks have made the argument that Rush’s “personal attack” was somehow different than similar name-calling directed to the likes of Laura Ingraham, Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. The argument typically goes something like this: Sarah Palin et. al. are public figures, while Sandra Fluke is a private citizen. But, in this instance, Fluke isn’t exactly a “private citizen.” She’s a seasoned activist who introduced the subject of Georgetown law students’ sex lives to the national debate about the Obama administration’s religious-liberty-violating contraception mandate.

Indeed, her unwillingness to accept Rush’s apology underscores that she’s far from a naive private individual who unexpectedly found herself at the center of a national controversy; she made it clear by her remarks on The View that she’s prepared to stoke this controversy as long as she derives a benefit from it. As long as advertisers continue to withdraw support for Limbaugh and the left continues to rally around Ms. Fluke, she’ll milk his remarks for all they’re worth.

The answer: Let’s stop giving Fluke the benefit of this controversy. Let’s keep the focus where it belongs and patiently continue to correct the misimpression (a.k.a. lie) that conservatives want to ban contraception. Nobody wants to ban contraception, but the Obama administration does want to force religious employers who object to contraception on religious grounds to pay for employee health insurance that includes coverage for contraception. It’s to that mandate that conservatives are politically opposed. Some conservatives are also personally opposed to contraception and to sexual promiscuity — but they’re not seeking to change the culture through the government. It’s progressives who prescribe government solutions to cultural ills and, in the process, jeopardize important freedoms.


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It doesn’t.

Truth is what it is.

Schadenfreude on March 5, 2012 at 2:39 PM

ok then, can we declare the “war on sluts” officially over and get back to more serious business.

nathor on March 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Need to add to Webster’s: Fluking – the act of having sex while using taxpayer paid contraceptives.

Turtle317 on March 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM

How much did gasoline go up over the weekend?

JPeterman on March 5, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Good thing Rush didn’t call her a slut-slut.

Christien on March 5, 2012 at 2:42 PM

She’s too busy rolling 20-30 condoms a day.

faraway on March 5, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Flukeing

Schadenfreude on March 5, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Of courseit changes nothing, you’re still a ho

Apologetic California on March 5, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Sorry Sandy dear, your 15 minutes was up 2 days ago.

Can we please talk about something else?

Something important?

Chip on March 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Let’s not forget how much of a private citizen Joe the Plumber was. Didn’t matter.

As for ABC, don’t bother with them at all. Even Jake Tapper, who seemed to have a clue, is in the bag. He had an interview with Fluke and couldn’t be bothered to ask any relevant questions. When called on it on twitter by Ace (see Ace’s site for details), he advised Ace to ask it himself.

We’re on our own. Even those that seemed to want to do an honest job are caving. I wonder if Sharyl Atkinson (sp?) doing the F&F will eventually give up.

kim roy on March 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Need to add to Webster’s: Fluking – the act of having sex while using taxpayer paid contraceptives.

Turtle317 on March 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM

The act of scrooming the public

“From Diapers to Depends” –Obama 2012

Schadenfreude on March 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Limbaugh should just set up a foundation which will pay for any and all abortions that a Georgetown law student may need.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Flukeing™

Schadenfreude on March 5, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Oh… I forgot the “e” AND it’s already trademarked! LOL!

Turtle317 on March 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Well, duh. There is no appeasing leftist garbage. Rush used to be the first one to realize that.

Can we just go back to a time when women’s rights reigned supreme? The time of nuts n sluts, bimbo eruptions, dragging hundred dollar bills through the hallways of the Kennedy School of Government to see what would stick to them?

MNHawk on March 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Limbaugh not only said he was sorry with a statement online, but he also opened his show today — his first on-air appearance since advertisers began to pull their support for his program — with a repeat apology, in which he made it clear that he violated his own personal broadcasting standards. In fact, he took a full 30 minutes to explain the entire episode to his listeners, including an explanation for why his advertisers left him (h/t The Right Scoop):

That’s nice and all , but it’s still to the choir.

He should bring this to mainstream TV networks.

Use the attention.

the_nile on March 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Luxury of rehecting an apology? How can it be an apology if Rush never spoke to her personally? Pretty weak all around on Rush’s part. Not one of the times he deserves to be defended.

Dante on March 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

IT would have been a major news alert if this gal did accept Rush’s apology! They want to milk this for weeks to try like the dickens Rush is gone, period!
L

letget on March 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I think my Irony Meter asploded.

Wymyn’s activist whines on The It Wasn’t Rape-Rape Show.

Christien on March 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

“I don’t think that a statement like this issued, saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything…I’m still a slut

Trafalgar on March 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Pelosi and DWS are still her Madams.

Obama is still her Pimp.

Schadenfreude on March 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Sorry Sandy dear, your 15 minutes was up 2 days ago.

Can we please talk about something else?

Something important?

Chip on March 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM

She’s not important, she’s just an operative, but the overall picture is very important – the attack on the first amendment and organized religion.

Add to that the press not doing their job, the hypocritical double standards of the left only exacerbated by the passing of Andrew Breitbart and I’d say this is very important.

kim roy on March 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Has King Obama made any mention about all of the people killed in the deadly tornadoes last Friday?

JPeterman on March 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

There a great exchange in the song ‘Rainbow Tour’ from ‘Evita’.

Evita: Did you hear that! They called me a whore! They actually called me a whore!
Admiral:But Senora Peron, it’s an honest mistake, after all-they still call me an admiral…even though I left the sea long ago…’

annoyinglittletwerp on March 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

What’s next? A cameo on Sesame Street singing a rousing duet of I Kissed a Girl with Katy Perry?

NotCoach on March 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

It wasn’t “strategically stupid,” it was a very tactical mistake. Fluke has just about outlived her usefulness and her 15 minutes can’t end soon enough for me.

DaydreamBeliever on March 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Why did Obama let Polanski walk?

the_nile on March 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

and by the way, just so it hurts, and because you deserve it, I repeat 2 previous zingers of mine:
1)taste the bitter defeat socons!
2)conservatives that defended rush slut comments ARE LEMMINGS!

nathor on March 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Condom activist. Who knew?

faraway on March 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I don’t know if this has been raised yet as the real issues have just been buried under the mountain of hyperbole – but has anyone fact-checked her actual story?

The tale of her friend who simply stopped taking her birth control pills for her cystic ovaries because she couldn’t afford them sounds incredibly implausible to me. If she were a diabetic, would she have stopped taking insulin if she couldn’t afford it? Surely if you are taking birth control pills for a medically necessary reason you could get coverage through your provider (even viagra, when taken for it’s original intended use as an anti hypertensive, gets covered by most plans). At the very least, the girl could have gotten some from a free clinic.

It sounds like a fabricated story and I wish that that’s what we were talking about, rather than her getting her feelings hurt.

el75 on March 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

The President calls me a teabagger and no one cares a bit but let Rush call someone who’s having so much sex that she needs the taxpayers to pay for it a slut and all hell breaks loose. Imagine you’re some virgin in a community college somewhere, not one of the beautiful people, someone Mrs. Fluke wouldn’t give the time of day to much less sleep with. Not only does the President force you to buy healthcare but he also forces you to pay for the contraceptives of Georgetown law students. He’s not getting any but must bankroll some player who is. Talk about getting Fluked.

Rush apologized because he realized that he had descended down to the left’s level. Any one who thinks he would be hurt by a lack of sponsors doesn’t know how many companies he turns away. Sponsors who did drop him are going to find themselves hurt far more than had they stayed with him.

Rancher on March 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

It’s so generous of Ms. Fluke to stop by every TV studio while on her grand quest to find that black-market birth control that’s so hard to find, and so impossible to pay for.

RBMN on March 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Fluk needs to apologize to the Jesuits for attending Georgetown under false pretenses. You go to law school to learn to be a lawyer, not to get the law school to change its contraceptive policy and violate its religious conscience. She’s way more immoral than a slut or prostitute.

rbj on March 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Did anybody expect Rush’s apology to make this woman less promiscuous, or for her to not want us to pay for her sexual pleasures?

portlandon on March 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

The USA is now the USSA.

Schadenfreude on March 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

This will fade. As Americans stand, jaws dropping, in front of a gas pump, they won`t care about some 30 yr. old “student” having her feelings hurt.

ThePrez on March 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

She’s a child

cmsinaz on March 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

I couldn’t care less about this silly woman. She’s just another leftist attention whore who will soon be an obscure trivia reference. This is the last time I will click on any link referencing her. She is irrelevant and does not speak for me or any other woman I know.

CantCureStupid on March 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

There is no appeasing leftist garbage.
MNHawk on March 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Odd thing to say about someone who was the target of a personal attack. Blame the victim instead of the one responsible?

Dante on March 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Folks have made the argument that Rush’s “personal attack” was somehow different than similar name-calling directed to the likes of Laura Ingraham, Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. The argument typically goes something like this: Sarah Palin et. al. are public figures, while Sandra Fluke is a private citizen. But, in this instance, Fluke isn’t exactly a “private citizen.” She’s a seasoned activist who introduced the subject of Georgetown law students’ sex lives to the national debate about the Obama administration’s religious-liberty-violating contraception mandate.

And when did palins children become “public figures”?

the_nile on March 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

As soon as the spotlight dims the Dems will forget about her just like C Sheehan and Meg Whitman’s maid.

rjoco1 on March 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Rush should sponsor a Condom Airlift, like the Berlin Airlift

faraway on March 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

This girl accepting an apology would be harder than keeping her legs crossed. (Maybe Rush should have said it that way?)

kirkill on March 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

This lady had better be careful because the more that’s being exposed about her…(ahem) the more undesirable information that’s coming to light. She’s not quite the sweet, innocent, “young” thing she’s being made out to be. Rush is a big boy and can take care of himself. She should just accept the apology and shut up. The democrats, on the other hand, got caught with their pants down on this one (so many cliches and so little time) and it’s understandable why they’re shrieking like banshees. They really got stuck on stupid with this stunt.

mozalf on March 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

She’s a talking points robot, who treats anyone who disagrees with her as inhuman or even nonexistent. She might as well have a string on her back you pull for the next talking point, which strangely enough are identical to those of Axelrod, DWS, Pelosi, and I suspect even Obama himself. She carries water like nobody’s business.

Paul-Cincy on March 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Book deal in 4… 3… 2…

crazy_legs on March 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Will Fluke be the musical guest on any late night shows tonight?

tetriskid on March 5, 2012 at 2:49 PM

But she’s totally cool with going on Ed Schultz’s show despite his fondness for the word slut.

Duly noted, Ms. Fluke.

tdpwells on March 5, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Indeed, her unwillingness to accept Rush’s apology underscores that she’s far from a naive private individual who unexpectedly found herself at the center of a national controversy; she made it clear by her remarks on The View that she’s prepared to stoke this controversy as long as she derives a benefit from it. As long as advertisers continue to withdraw support for Limbaugh and the left continues to rally around Ms. Fluke, she’ll milk his remarks for all they’re worth.

So let’s not call her a slut. Let’s instead call her what she really is: a publicity wh0re.

Doughboy on March 5, 2012 at 2:49 PM

and by the way, just so it hurts, and because you deserve it, I repeat 2 previous zingers of mine:
1)taste the bitter defeat socons!
2)conservatives that defended rush slut comments ARE LEMMINGS!

nathor on March 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Well give me a moment to dry my eyes. /

tdpwells on March 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Fluke has just about outlived her usefulness and her 15 minutes can’t end soon enough for me.

DaydreamBeliever on March 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Once gas hits $5/gal this summer and sh-tcans everyone’s vacation (at least those 80% who are still working and need a vacation), everybody’s going to be like, “Sandra who?”

CurtZHP on March 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Yeah, why isn’t Sandra Fluke graciously accepting his apology? The guy spent three days calling her a prostitute, slut, wanted her to make sex tapes and speculated about her sex life. But, after only seven sponsors dropped out of his show, he apologized.

She should have the decency to accept his, umm, heartfelt apology.

YYZ on March 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

I hope people are able to see how the media is one entity … shuffling Fluke from set to set as they all repeat the same lies and all hide her radical past and agenda.

darwin on March 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Well of course not. With Republicans, first you are browbeaten into an apology, even if you’ve done nothing wrong, just to move on. Flailing yourself with chains helps too.

Then, as any police officer will tell you, an apology is an admission of guilt. The next question becomes “when will you resign”.

With democratics, if they provide their typical weak “I’m sorry if my exercise of free speech offends you”, the story ends.

slickwillie2001 on March 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Where is the OUTCRY over this comment:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/liberal-radio-host-mocks-storm-victims-their-god-keeps-smashing-them-into-little-grease-spots/

Or do they think it’s true, so there is no outcry?

UnderstandingisPower on March 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

It’s good to see the 30 year old got a job. Better late than never.

forest on March 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

The USS Fluck.

Don’t doubt me.

Electrongod on March 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Ed said this weekend he thinks Rush was right to apologize, but I’m not so sure. He was wrong to use the word “slut” in the first place — it’s just a disgusting word that’s better left unsaid and Rush’s use of it conveniently played into the leftist narrative that conservative men are misogynistic (i.e. it was both tasteless and strategically stupid of Rush to say it) — but his apology makes it seem as though he did something wrong by expressing his opinion about a legitimate subject of national commentary.

Rush could change that by bringing his “corrected” message outside his studio.

the_nile on March 5, 2012 at 2:51 PM

So what do we call someone who needs $3,000/year for contraception? A 36-pack of Trojans is $14. Now, with $3,000, you can buy 214 36-packs.

Now, that’s 7,714 condoms. If she’s using all of the condoms a year, then that means she’s having sex 21 times a day!!! Now, call me crazy, but the only people having sex 21 times a day are very loose women, Porn stars, prostitutes, and Wilt Chamberlain.

Now, if you use standard birth control pills, you can get those for free from Planned Parenthood.

If she’s using a subdermal patch, that runs around $500 for 1 5-year application (if memory serves).

I’m wondering what it is that costs $3000? Golden diaphragms? Platinum sponges?

Nethicus on March 5, 2012 at 2:51 PM

A s1ut AND a b1tch – wow. Who saw that coming?!?

RedNewEnglander on March 5, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Can we call her a strumpet?

fossten on March 5, 2012 at 2:51 PM

What kind of conundrum would’ve transpired, if Ed Schultz had called her a slut?

OhEssYouCowboys on March 5, 2012 at 2:51 PM

She’s definitely a $lut for the left. I’m still amazed someone would, as slick willy would say, have “sexual relations” with that woman. Looks like a guy with a bad wig. BARF.

msupertas on March 5, 2012 at 2:51 PM

You know it is funny that a supposed law student doesn’t even bother weighing in on the unconstitutionality that is Obama’s attack on religious institituions. You would think that somewhere in all the air time this vile insipid woman, who really is best described by a word that rhymes with putt, would want to do more than just whine about Rush Limbaugh. In other words, law students are trained to argue both sides of any issue. Ms. Fluke is only repeating her leftist agenda without even acknowledging that those opposed to her demands for free contraception might have just as good a case as a 30-year-old shrew who styles herself as a condom activist.

Happy Nomad on March 5, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Sandy Fluck. Pardon the abrasive humor, but that’s an…er…interesting name.

Christien on March 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Roman Polanski…paging Roman Polanski…please pick up the red courtesy phone – Ms. Goldberg and Ms. Fluke would like you to weigh in on this topic…

oldroy on March 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Rush’s apology changes nothing?

F___ing ay. She’s still a 30-year-old Democratic activist slut who doesn’t want to have to pay for her own birth control even if she has sex three times a day every day.

Aitch748 on March 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Tina: “Let’s stop giving Fluke the benefit of this controversy.” I gotta ask, who on the Right has been giving her any benefit? She’s never shown that she’s deserved one (actually, she’s shown the opposite) and rejecting his apology shows what a low-class person she is as well as anything else could.

lol I wonder what she’d say if someone were to ask her what kind of apology he’d have to give in order to convince her of his sincerity – if there were one she’d accept, I’d bet it would involve kissing some part of her anatomy.

Bizarro No. 1 on March 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

So let’s not call her a slut. Let’s instead call her what she really is: a publicity wh0re.

Doughboy on March 5, 2012 at 2:49 PM

She’s neither. She’s a radical playing out well planned and rehearsed propaganda helped by the Minority Speaker and the media.

darwin on March 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Has King Obama called to congratulate King Putin yet?

JPeterman on March 5, 2012 at 2:53 PM

I bet it was really, really hard for all of the producers out there in the Demo9crat media complex to book Ms. Fluke.

It’s probably not like there is some kind of pro-Obama media complex out there that is working in collusion with Fluke to help Obama get reelected and damage Conservatives.

OxyCon on March 5, 2012 at 2:53 PM

It must not be too much of a workload at Georgetown or is the semester over?

diogenes on March 5, 2012 at 2:53 PM

You can’t appease radicals.

mankai on March 5, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Rush was “sincere” in his apology? The man who coined the term “feminazis?” Do you really believe what you wrote, Tina?

He has long been a misogynist, and a nasty one at that. He has said many outrageous things over the years–the quotes are now everywhere–because, like all mere entertainers, he is looking to stir up trouble for ratings. Yet for some reason he is viewed as a political genius, when he has done his level best to hand this election to Obama by consistently assuring his braindead listeners that “anyone can beat Obama.”

Good for the companies who are pulling their advertising. As for Ms. Fluke, “the slut” is only giving Limbaugh a dose of his own medicine.

Meredith on March 5, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Has King Obama made any mention about all of the people killed in the deadly tornadoes last Friday?

JPeterman on March 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

No. The plebes in flyover country don’t rate.

CurtZHP on March 5, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Book deal in 4… 3… 2…

crazy_legs on March 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

She’s a left wing radical that joined Georgetown in order to sue them over this issue.

faraway on March 5, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Nobody wants to ban contraception, but the Obama administration does want to force religious employers who object to contraception on religious grounds to pay for employee health insurance that includes coverage for contraception. It’s to that mandate that conservatives are politically opposed.

Social cons picked the wrong turf to fight ObamaCare on, and Rush handed the Dems an opportunity to paint legitimate objections to federal government overreach as a merely misogyny. The healthcare mandate is a job killer, hurts small businesses and is an impediment to growth.

OptionsTrader on March 5, 2012 at 2:54 PM

The sharks smell blood in the water..

The left will go at this until they kill the beast.. simple really..

Think they are going to pass up the biggest chance in 20 years to drive the proverbial stake into their sworn enemies heart?

not likely…

RockyJ. on March 5, 2012 at 2:54 PM

I agree with the others here that Fluke’s trying to extend her time in the spotlight. Tomorrow Rush will talk about something else, and she’ll be forgotten soon.

22044 on March 5, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Good thing Rush didn’t call her a slut-slut.

Christien on March 5, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Brilliant.

Pqlyur1 on March 5, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Of course it doesn’t change anything…they still want Rush drawn and quartered, and she’s still a whore. For publicity, of course. /

changer1701 on March 5, 2012 at 2:54 PM

I support Rush’s apology overall. Her refusal to accept it is more politically expedient, and honestly you cannot know what was in his head over the weekend. His apology was classy and he owned it. He said we are above that kind of garbage.

The majority of the comments posted over the last few days and directly above this post give the Democrats more ammo. The ads write themselves. He said she is none of the things he called her. Yet the same language persists. It is quite sad. You are not living up to Rush’s expectations for an audience.

antisense on March 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM

I think Rush could really drive home his apology with the following selfless act.

He should start a 501(c)(3) organization to help Ms Fluke and her Flukeing group of friends, at Georgetown and around the country.

The sekf identifying title of the group will be “Condoms for Co-Eds”. You should see the logo that is going to be used.

gonnjos on March 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM

She’s right. She’s still selling herself for progressive causes and probably will always be for sale. But she’s no longer a private person; she’s decidedly public now, and subject to public scrutiny.

BKeyser on March 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM

The lsm has been having a field day with this once again

Shes an idiot

Acknowledge, move on

cmsinaz on March 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Chip on March 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM

She’s not important, she’s just an operative, but the overall picture is very important – the attack on the first amendment and organized religion.

Add to that the press not doing their job, the hypocritical double standards of the left only exacerbated by the passing of Andrew Breitbart and I’d say this is very important.

kim roy on March 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Yes, that is what we should be talking about – the side show fluke is just a distraction.

As to the Press – they have gone from being a restraint on governmental power to being it’s facilitator – that is a much more important topic but being as such the Press won’t touch with a ten-foot prophylactic.

Chip on March 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM

She’s neither. She’s a radical playing out well planned and rehearsed propaganda helped by the Minority Speaker and the media.

darwin on March 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Even dead Chicago voters knew that , why did rush step in it?

the_nile on March 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Call Pro-flowers… they created a special extension for their comments on their so-called advertising ‘suspension’ on the Rush Limbaugh show. You can listen to their namby-pamby statement where they tell you they are not political (yeah right) – after their statement ends there is time to leave your comment. The mail box for the public relations chick was full. Like Rush said today – they were more than willing to tap his market of listeners to peddle their products – their loss not his and certainly not ours. Just more cheap crap from some lame merchants. Select Comfort – really… and Sleep Train… sounds like fluke’n junk to me.

uber-con on March 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Trafalgar: If I ever have the occasion to be in Wilmington I would love to buy you a beer or two.

celtic warrior on March 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM

I don’t like Rush or Fluke so I hope this death spiral continues till they are both revealed as idiots.

hanzblinx on March 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

2008: ObamaGirl
2012: ObamaSlut

faraway on March 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Fluke makes me want to puke.

She looks like Rumer Willis’s sister.

Dack Thrombosis on March 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

The new civility. Meh…

College Prof on March 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Yeah, why isn’t Sandra Fluke graciously accepting his apology? The guy spent three days calling her a prostitute, slut, wanted her to make sex tapes and speculated about her sex life. But, after only seven sponsors dropped out of his show, he apologized.

She should have the decency to accept his, umm, heartfelt apology.

YYZ on March 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

By your gracious, logical reasoning, there is no way for him to have proven that he was sincere. People like you truly are the lowest form of scum, as you show by your knee-jerk rejection of his apology i.e takes one to know one.

Bizarro No. 1 on March 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

If Flukeing™ is the act of having sex while using government supplied contraceptives, then the past tense would be Fluked as in, “I’ve been Fluked!”

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on March 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I hope this doesn’t cause Rush any pain. You know what he reaches for when he feels pain…

KeninCT on March 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

“I don’t think that a statement like this issued, saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything…I still don’t want any out-of-pocket expenses for my promiscuity.”
~Sandra (I like to) Fluke

Dexter_Alarius on March 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Frankly, I’m shocked that she’s miffed at being called a slut. For the Left, any form of narcissism, hedonism and/or dysfunction is to be embraced – not only as a form of free expression, but as a matter of liberation.

I’m lost.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

This is all about economic liberty, religious liberty, and the complete absence of any cost-control mechanism in the contraception-for-free plan.

On the religious liberty point, I have to ask why all Jews aren’t offering a more full-throated defense along with the Catholics.

Why? Last year, didn’t San Francisco propose to forbid circumcisions within city limits? I’m not sure how that turned out, but what’s stopping the Obama administration from incorporating such a ban into Obamacare? And if they did, to conceal circumcisions from the Obama administration’s briss police, would that mean eight-day-old Jewish males would be relegated to the same fate as little Benjamin Kanter, who was circumcised in the back seat of a Royale Deluxe II by Rabbi Mayer Talkas as driver Garrett Morris worriedly looked on?

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7ms5l_saturday-night-live-royal-deluxe-ii_fun

http://snltranscripts.jt.org/77/77aroyaledeluxe.phtml

BuckeyeSam on March 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

She’s right. She’s still selling herself for progressive causes and probably will always be for sale. But she’s no longer a private person; she’s decidedly public now, and subject to public scrutiny.

BKeyser on March 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM

she just hit the jackpot! the networks are probably paying her big buck for her appearances. and meanwhile she is promotion media matters and badmouthing other conservatives.

to the conservative lemmings in general: are you happy with your achievements?

nathor on March 5, 2012 at 2:57 PM

The apology changes nothing for Fluke and her ilk, but it wasn’t intended to. The apology was a reboot to bring the focus back to the issue of government overreach.

Limbaugh did a nice job of rebooting everything on today’s show. The Fluke incident was a FUBAR (FLUBAR) but he walked it back to the issue of first amendment encroachment on religious freedom–and this with what was undoubtedly a HUGE audience today. With the precision of a criminal attorney, he dissected the past two week’s events and brought it back to where it belongs: Obama and Sebelius trying to force the Catholic Church and other churches to violate their sacredly held beliefs.

Fluke is receding into the obscurity she belongs in. The Dems may try to exploit her temporary fame, but they will drop her as soon as she’s expendable.

For a bonus, Limbaugh did also toss the advertisers that bailed on him under the bus. It will be interesting to see how Carbonite, AOL, etc. will fare after this. I’m sure that more than a few customers are bailing on them.

EMD on March 5, 2012 at 2:57 PM

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