Rush Limbaugh issues an apology

In other news, the Wingnut Daily retracted reports that Obama was born in Kenya and suncreen sales spiked in Hell. OK, well the header is accurate:

(Politico) — Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh apologized to women’s contraception activist Sandra Fluke for his “insulting word choices” after calling her a “slut” and a “prostitute” after her testimony before Congress. “My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices,” Limbaugh said in a statement released on his website Saturday.

Something got to him. This simply isn’t in Limbaugh’s nature.


  1. John Morales says

    I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices

    An epitome of the notpology; not the sentiments, just the “word choices”.

  2. wholething says

    That’s what conservatives call an apology. Her testimony gave reasons for uses of the pill other than birth control but Rush completely miscontrued her message as being about sex. He didn’t apologize for that. He apologized for explicitly calling her a slut and a prostitute, but not for putting the unfounded idea into the public forum. Neither did he apologize for suggesting she post videos of herself having sex for his perusal. What a perv!

  3. 'Tis Himself, OM says

    As John Morales and wholething point out, Limbaugh is only apologizing for calling Ms. Fluke a slut and prostitute. He is not apologizing for misconstruing what she was saying about contraception.

  4. echidna says

    Hmm, very much in line with Romney’s take: “Not the language I would have used”.

  5. DiscordianStooge says

    This wasn’t a slip of the tongue. This was a concentrated attack over the course of several days. You don’t get to simply apologize for your “word choices.”

  6. JoeBuddha says

    Well, I hope this does it. However, he survived the White House Dog crap, so I’m not celebrating yet.

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