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Mar

77 free public service announcements and only 9 paid advertisements for Rush Limbaugh on March 8.
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77 free public service announcements and only 9 paid advertisements for Rush Limbaugh on March 8.

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05

Mar

Limbaugh and the Imus Effect: Has Rush’s Mouth Written a Check His Sponsors Won’t Cash?

From Time.com:

Rush Limbaugh‘s repeated, ugly insults last week against Sandra Fluke–a Georgetown law student who testified in favor of insurance coverage of contraception–were terrible on plenty of levels. They were sick: the idea of an old man sitting in a radio studio, calling a young woman a “slut” for advocating birth control, accusing her of having “so much sex it’s amazing she can even walk” and asking that she post sex videos online as restitution is not just rude, it’s straight-up perv-y. They were ill-timed—or perfectly timed—coming in the midst of a frenzy of extremist anti-contraception rhetoric and legislation from the right wing. And they were ignorant: Limbaugh repeatedly riffed on the idea that Fluke must be “having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception,” making it seem as if he honestly believes that the more sex you have, the more birth-control pills you have to take. (I’ll let you provide the requisite Limbaugh-and-pills joke.)

But they also may turn out to be damaging in a more material, if not ultimately fatal, way than the various other stupid things Limbaugh has said in the past–because they were personal, and because of who they were personally directed against…