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Sunday, March 4, 2012
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Limbaugh?
"Limbaugh has apologized to Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law school student whom he insulted. "My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir," Limbaugh said. "I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices." Limbaugh owned up to his mistake and behaved as any gentleman should." - Mark Whittington, Yahoo Contributor Network.
Is he serious? A gentleman...? If that nitwit commentator is serious, I hope his mama slaps him across the face for being so damn dumb.
If Whittington thinks that Rush meant a single word of his apology, he needs a crash course in how the real world works. In order to collect his big, fat paycheck, Rush needs to bring in the ratings - therefore being the blowhard he is pays off. Ratings = lots of advertising bucks. Loss of advertisers = Rush Limbaugh can be the bigshot ass that he gets off on all he wants to, but at the end of the day he has to carry his balls in his hand the same as anyone else who is reliant upon someone else for a paycheck.
There is nothing "gentlemanly" about humility. My guess is that Rush Limbaugh's apology was dripping with snake oil coated insincerity.
And to compare the guy to Bill Maher is just apples and oranges. Maher is where he is, likely because I can't remember a time he's ever apologized for anything he's said. Even if his bosses told him to, I firmly suspect that he'd tell them to lick his buttcrack and smile for the cameras while doing it.
At the very least, Maher may be a raving maniac, but he is an informed maniac. Limbaugh can't even be bothered to get the name right of the person he's raking over the coals. Furthermore, he likes to rant over issues that exist only in his own head. Sandra Fluke wasn't ever asking the government to subsidize her sex life. She was challenging the policies of parochial schools.
Limbaugh has every right to disagree with her, as Maher does with Palin or anyone in the United States does with each other. But if the best argument you can come up with involves second-grade insults and ignorance on the issue at hand, it doesn't deserve the attention the public has given.
Rush is Rush. He is paid to piss people off - namely women and Democrats - on a regular basis. If we didn't have Rush around to hate, it'd be somebody else sitting in his seat. It's great that the show has lost seven major sponsors in the last few days as a reaction to the anger of the general public, but get back to me a month from now with an updated scorecard after the fire has gone down.
When I was a kid, my big brother would pick on me constantly, because he knew that sooner or later I'd start hollering at him, crying and carrying on, which would inevitably get me in trouble for being the noisy one while he sat by with the face of an angel while swishing his pointed tail behind him. Finally my mother explained to me that if I simply ignored him, he would stop. Well, he never stopped in the last forty years, but I have learned that by ignoring him it's my best revenge because he can't handle it. Suddenly he's behaving like a kid in Sunday School.
Villains act the way they do because they can. They get away with it. But we will never ignore Rush Limbaugh because sadly, too many others think just the same, therefore they feed his ego and encourage his behavior.
I wasn't offended as a woman by Limbaugh's words. I don't care for his opinions, therefore don't listen to the shows, or pay any mind to other media coverage of his antics. It's a blip on my radar. I was annoyed, as a person, and my gender had nothing to do with it. He won't stop because I ignore him, he'll keep trying to get my listenership. It was Mark Whittington who challenged me to write this opinionation today. It's like watching someone walk around all night with spinach in their teeth or toilet paper trailing from their pants. A person deserves to be told when their naivete is showing.
“Never apologize and never explain - it's a sign of weakness.” - John Wayne
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