In the rare instances when Rush Limbaugh is forced to produce evidence to support his broadcast diatribes and vile personal attacks -- evidence that he does not have -- Limbaugh shifts gears and professes he was merely engaging in satiric humor to make his point.
Rush Limbaugh's words were disgusting, vile, mean spirited, misogynistic, and inane. Yet I am opposed to the organized efforts of several organizations to urge advertisers to boycott Limbaugh's show, and to demand that his show be cancelled.
Rush is simply too entrenched in too many radio lineups across the country to ever disappear completely, but if nothing else, this whole kerfuffle signals the first substantial chink in his once-impenetrable armor.
The entire planet has spent the last two hundred years coming to terms with the implications of race and class on society. Now some people are having the dawning realization that gender is salient, too.
Rush doesn't care if his "slut" accusations were true. No, Rush saw Fluke as an attention grabber for his vitriol-filled show. And then when politicos of every stripe weighed in on his comments he got even more attention.