On sluts and prostitutes

I do not pay much attention to Rush Limbaugh. As far as I know, he has never said anything insightful and his shtick seems to be, like Ann Coulter, to say outrageous things just to gain attention. I usually just ignore them but his recent outburst against Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, repeatedly calling her a slut and a prostitute, was quite extraordinary. I didn’t think that even he would sink so low.

Stephen Colbert did a segment on what Limbaugh said and I have to admit that the print versions that I read did not really do justice to the extent of the awfulness of his remarks and the sheer creepiness of the way he said it. Watch this clip to the end to see what I mean. These are not the signs of a mentally healthy person.

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Jon Stewart has a good rant, in which he dissects how defenders of Limbaugh rapidly jump from one indefensible position to another in order to disguise the emptiness of their arguments. It is the political equivalent of the three-card monte trick or a shell game.

(These clips appeared on March 5, 2012. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)


  1. Tim says

    Mano – what’s your prediction? Do you think this is the event that will bring Rush down?

  2. David says

    Funny videos. This coming from someone who travelled to the Dominican Republic with a bottle of viagra.

  3. Forbidden Snowflake says

    “If we’re paying for it, we should be able to watch”

    Incidentally, what is his stance on Wikileaks?

  4. says

    Is Rush Limbaugh going to start turning up to ER and eat popcorn while doctors treat people? I mean that kind of logic is quite mad…

  5. Maccintosh says

    Ive been enjoying reading your posts, combining serious issues with pinch of irony, when needed and lots words of wisdom, but I have to admit that the title of this post was as extreme as the story behind it. I can not believe that one will afford going so low,for no reasons. The videos are hilarious and I am still laughing at them, at least we have some good humour after all that and I can tell that Rush Limbaugh is capable for providing just that!
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