Radio Bully- Rush Limbaugh
DBN here. It’s March 4,2012. It’s time to rant and rave.
In Washington D.C. there’s been talk about contraceptives. The issue has been on the minds of a lot of people. The reason, President Obama had trying to get certain religious
affiliated businesses to offer free access to contraceptives as part of his health care program. Of course, those same businesses aren’t happy with the President’s decision. They simply believe it shouldn’t have to provide contraceptives on moral grounds. I don’t agree with their views. That’s fine I understand.
So with the controversy, the U.S. House held hearings on the subject. Only thing is they
invited men, no women, to testify. Democrats objected and decided to hold a special panel and invite a 31 year old Georgetown Law student by the name of Sandra Fluke to provide testimony since she was denied the opportunity to speak at the original hearing.
Ms. Fluke gives
testimony to the panel explaining the importance of why women need to have
access to free contraception. She explains basically that it is matter health
and finances that women need free contraception. You could read her testimony
here; http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/…sandra-fluke…/408191. This is a well written article by Washington Examiner commentary staff writer Charlie Spiering. Okay so no problem. Right? Person comes in front of Democratic House members and gives an honest view of one side of the issue. It is dignified and respectful. Here’s where the the title of this article comes in. Rush Limbaugh on his radio show decides to open his mouth and make another controversial opinion. This is what he said on his show on February 29, 2012:
“ What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex—what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute.”
He wasn’t finished. On next day’s show on March 1, 2012 he added this:
“ If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”
This is shameful. Why did he need to call her names like that? Sandra Fluke is a law student trying hard to become an attorney. Most would believe a noble profession in trying to help others. This testimony serves as an example of her commitment and dedication to an important women’s health issue. I see in her future becoming a candidate for political office.
Unless I’m mistaken, Rush Limbaugh has never met or even talked to Ms. Fluke before he made his comments. He make a statement without any evidence. However, he sums her up as slut and prostitute, trying to be humorous.
Now, it’s okay to be conservative. Express an opinion and give your reasons for your side of the story. Simple right? No Rush Limbaugh to really spice things up by angering
a lot of people (mostly women), the Speaker of House (John Boehner), Georgetown
University President (John J. DeGioia). Even President Barack Obama called Ms.
Fluke to express his support.
This is being a bully, pure and simple. What does he do? He starts name calling. What purpose does serve? Those words hurt. He didn’t need to do it. It seems he likes creating controversy to create ratings for his radio show. Strangely enough he probably has.
Today March 4, 2012, I read Rush Limbaugh has apologized for his comments on his official website. It may be a case of too little too late. Six radio sponsors have pulled radio ads before the apology. Another sponsor pulled their ads after the apology.
There is some talk of a movement to make other sponsors to pull their ads. There’s
possibility that Ms. Fluke might file a lawsuit against Rush Limbaugh. Even several Republicans have denounced his comments including Presidential Candidates Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. Personally, like to see old Rush tossed off the air. Unfortunately that won’t happen.
A least I hope he learns from this. But if history is any indication, he made apologies for other bad on-air comments. Does anyone remember the one about Former Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins quarterback, Donovan McNabb. I haven’t forgotten it. Haven’t forgiven him for it either.
Last thing. I strongly believe in freedom of speech. It’s what made our nation great. So
people have the right to say what’s on their minds. But remember you have to use tact and be fair about it as well. If you use too many insulting hurtful words you could end up with someone doing something very violent. Stop being a BULLY, Rush!
DBN HAS SPOKEN!