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- Mar 4, '12 by BCgradnurseLimbaugh is a mean spirited bully who will victimize anyone if it's to his benefit. If it's another public figure, well, have at it. That's part of the price you pay for being in the public eye. When it's a "civilian", that crosses the line. However, he just made himself look like an idiot, and in my book, that's all good. Keep going, Mr. Limbaugh, you're your own worst enemy.
- Mar 4, '12 by TweetyQuote from leslie :-DAgree.the bottom line is, there is absolutely no reason to be tit-tatting limbaugh against stern (who we now know, has no affiliation w/left) or anyone else.
he crossed a line, and the only reason he's apologizing is r/t losing sponsors...how's that for integrity?
I wish people would just admit what he said was wrong and worthy of an apology. Or say that they see nothing wrong with what he said and the apology wasn't needed and why should we give her free contraception anyway when she can go to Planned Parenthood or a bar.
Why are we even talking about Stern (or Maher)? He's so much more offensive than Limbaugh is on a daily basis. And that has to do with Limbaugh's attack on this woman how?
- Mar 4, '12 by caroladybelleQuote from Spidey's momAs best I have ascertain, this is indeed a student, one that is good at studying and supporting an issue that she feels deserves attention. One that is more involved in improving her community, than those that are hanging out, playing beer pong and practicing bad lines on coeds.I'm a fan of Rush and his show and listen almost every day. He has always used the idea of illustrating absurdity by being absurd. Sometimes he goes overboard.
There is a lot more to this story - including the background of this so-called "student".
And has she ever heard of Planned Parenthood? I spent the entire day with my daughter yesterday who lives in a college town and just about every girl in town goes to PP for birth control issues.
In other words, someone that will fight for what she believes in.......people that we actually need in this nation. What exactly do people have against that, other than the fact she does not reflect their particular beliefs?
Not all communities have planned parenthood and she is educated enough to recognize that. And given that for some of us, going to PP means running a gauntlet of people waving signs, blocking doorways, screaming at you and risk someone papering your car or sending letters to your home/your parents to "save your (nonexistant) baby". I have a couple of those letters from my college days. And I have never been pregnant.
Besides conservatives are trying to get rid of PP. Because according to them, they are merely in the abortion business, and aren't interested in birth control - it would cut into their business.
- Mar 4, '12 by caroladybelleQuote from BCgradnurseHe's also the worst enemy of the conservative movement.Limbaugh is a mean spirited bully who will victimize anyone if it's to his benefit. If it's another public figure, well, have at it. That's part of the price you pay for being in the public eye. When it's a "civilian", that crosses the line. However, he just made himself look like an idiot, and in my book, that's all good. Keep going, Mr. Limbaugh, you're your own worst enemy.
- Mar 5, '12 by heronQuote from Spidey's momYes, you are ... your attention to Limbaugh's program is what is being sold to the advertisers who pay for the show.I'm not a commodity being sold. I'm not even the market either. I listen for free on the internet or radio. Plus, I always turn down the commercials - I do the same thing with tv.
If the aggregate attention - ie ratings - being given to Limbaugh suggests potential profits, advertisers will continue to buy the program. When it doesn't, they will stop. Oversimplified, but that's the basic dynamic.
If you think the market is being unfairly influenced, I suggest you give the advertisers what they're paying for and let them know where you stand as a consumer.
So far, the "conservative majority" hasn't produced much by way of market pressure ... the count of advertisers pulling out of the show is now up to nine.Last edit by heron on Mar 5, '12 : Reason: rewording
- Mar 5, '12 by herring_RN“rush limbaugh, in that apology, said he was trying to be humorous. i don’t know any woman in america that thinks being called a **** is funny.” debbie wasseman-schultz
- Mar 5, '12 by tntrnQuote from herring_rndebbie really needs to talk to some of the liberals, who also use that kind of language and think it is funny.“rush limbaugh, in that apology, said he was trying to be humorous. i don’t know any woman in america that thinks being called a **** is funny.” debbie wasseman-schultzhttp://www.mediaite.com/tv/debbie-wa...***-is-a-joke/
- Mar 5, '12 by TweetyQuote from tntrnDebbie really needs to talk to some of the liberals, who also use that kind of language and think it is funny.
I'm not sure what you're saying and am a bit befuddled. Liberal women think it's funny when a liberal man uses that kind of language to talk about a conservative woman? Is that what you're saying?
Any examples or is it anecdotal based on your live experience? You can't use Maher, because he was blasted by women, contrary to popular belief, for talking about the public figure Ms. Palin and calling her nasty names. But he might have gotten laughs admittedly...a comedian calling public figures names and getting a laugh happens....politicians are targets of comedians all the time. A commentator calling a student names is just a tad bit different. Neither is funny or acceptable.
- Mar 5, '12 by TweetyThe right's reaction is interesting. Even in this thread there hasn't been harsh condemnation but rather a "well tit for tat look at the liberals........."
So let’s get this straight: These guys want us to believe they’re ready to face downVladimir Putin, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong Eun, the Taliban and what’s left of al-Qaeda. Yet they’re so scared of a talk-radio buffoon that they ignore or excuse an eruption of venom that some of Limbaugh’s advertisers — nine, at last count, have said they would no longer sponsor the show — find inexcusable.
I would have thought that crass political calculation might lead the would-be GOP nominees to the correct position on Limbaugh’s rhetorical depravity. Women constitute a majority of voters. If they merely lean toward the Democrats this fall, as they usually do, Republicans still have a mathematical chance to win the presidency by racking up a big majority among men. But if the GOP is perceived to endorse Limbaugh’s hateful rhetoric about “feminazis” and his stance of male grievance, female voters could turn what looked like a winnable election for Republicans into a debacle.
Rush Limbaugh, too fearsome for GOP candidates to cross - The Washington Post
- Mar 5, '12 by commonsenseUnbelievably this has become an argument over the right vs. the left. We seem to have gotten off the actual story, Rush Limbaugh's inappropriate and ignorant attack on contraception. Just because you lean to the right doesn't mean you have to support every stance this man takes, it's alright to admit that he said something you don't agree with, doesn't make you a bad republican.