Dear Reader, today you have homework. Your assignment is to find the nearest avid Fox News viewer and point out the double-standards of Faux News and its associations. By now, you’ve probably been drenched in Rush Limbaugh’s scurrilous remarks of Sandra Fluke; comments that he says were an “attempt to be humorous.”
It may be something new to Rush – but then again he has made a living out of making off-color comments (the habitual ‘open my mouth and insert my big, fat stinky foot’ offender) – but most women, regardless if they deserve it or not, don’t like to be called a “slut” or a “prostitute”.
What’s more disturbing is the comment: “If we’re going to have to pay for this, then we want something in return, Ms. Fluke. And that would be the videos of all this sex posted online so we can see what we’re getting for our money.”
So Rush Limbaugh likes porn?
Of course, he doesn’t. He was just provoking, like he always does, right?
Besides the fact that Limbaugh had to stoop to the bottom of the rat-pool to pull out this gem to fill a few minutes on his nefarious talk show, the comments are defaming toward Ms. Fluke.
Granted, I am not for female contraception being paid for by taxpayers dollars other than medical reasons not associated with sex; with that being said, there were a multi-tude of various angles that Limbaugh could have approached the issue. From a political perspective, perhaps? As opposed to a slanderous one.
But that is what Limbaugh does, he provokes. And he evidently provoked me.
By weeks end sponsors began to cancel support of Limbaughs show.
“For over twenty years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.”
Sure you did, Rush. Because that’s what you do. That’s your M.O.!
The true absurdity is that over all this great country of ours, listeners and followers of Limbaugh are parrotting his remarks. Already enamored with the “gift of God”, followers will see the left’s attack as clear vindication that Rush is right and the rest of us are all wrong.
But this is not the first time that Limbaugh has made derogatory comments and back-peddaled. To list all the cases would cause you, Dear Reader, to read until dinner time. However, Limbaugh’s dragging of political discourse through the muck and mire, and his subsequent one-eighty turn around, proves one point (two points, actually): In cases of the First Amendment in regards to corporate media – money talks. And rush probably believes in free speech about as much as an adult believes in Santa Clause. In short, Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer; nothing more, nothing less.
You know, I could find some sort of respect for Limbaugh – although, I would have to drudge the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to find any – if he had just stayed to his guns and gone down with the sinking ship.
If you are a Limbaugh fan and his treatment of an individual does not change your opinion of him one ioda, and it doesn’t cause you cancel your own support of his radio show (you must stop listening to his show), then your not worth the political oxygen that you breathe.
It’s decision time, Dear Reader. Will it be the blue pill; the one that leads from the influence of the shameless and desolate soul that we have come to call Rush Limbaugh? Or will it be the red pill; the one that keeps you in the trenches of political damnation.
As for me, I’m taking the blue pill; right along with my morning coffee.