Though I'm sure everyone has read about it, I'm going to include a quick summary of what he said. He called Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" for insisting women have access to birth control. He said he would like to see her put some sex tapes online, and said her costs would be higher because of all the sex she was having.
If he worked for a real corporation, he'd have been fired in a hot second and the victim of this blatant harassment would have a legitimate lawsuit. But because he's a coward he hides behind his own "absurdity" and entertainer job as permission to take cheap shots at a young woman, who took it in stride and showed him what the high road looks like. By the way, this is exactly what Zandar was saying, even down to the use of the word absurd in his defense.
"For over 20 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."Really? So you'd call your own mom a slut or a prostitute because those words aren't a personal attack? How else should she have interpreted the use of those words? How about apologizing for implying that she was having so much sex she was going broke? That seems pretty personal to me, and no accident. This apology is an even more insulting pile of bullshit than the comments that started this entire episode. His original comments exposed the ignorance that is so common among his intended audience.
When sponsors began to drop, Limbaugh had found the perfect time to try to play it both ways. He rolled his eyes and "gave in" to the liberals. He had gotten his publicity out of it and milked it to death anyway. He'll try to claim it as sincere when it is convenient. He calls it an attempt at humor in his
As soon as it affected the money, he chose to play martyr and let himself be coerced into an apology. But don't kid yourself for a second, he didn't mean it. He doesn't give a damn, and would sell all women out in a heartbeat for a little ratings spike. Oh look, he just did.