Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh referred to a very bright, very brave young woman speaking out on the medical need for birth control a slut. According to Limbaugh, "What does it say about a woman who is paid to have sex?
Not only is he a disgusting woman-hater, he doesn't even know what he's talking about, likely because he didn't listen to the young law student's (Sandra Fluke's) testimony, about her friend denied access to birth control pills prescribed for a medical condition, an ovarian cyst, got very ill and eventually lost that ovary as a result.
But today, far from apologizing for his crude, hurtful, ignorant slurs, he (unbelievably) doubled down. This may be one of the most heinous things I've ever heard on this Nation's Public airways. Limbaugh said the following:
So Miss Fluke and the rest of you Feminazis, Here's the deal, and I'll tell you what it is: If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex,we want you to post the videos so we can all watch.Limbaugh has finally gotten caught up in his own crapulence. He's demanding pornography from this woman (and women in general) whose testimony was factual in nature and truly above reproach.
The man is a pig.
I strongly believe the time has come to do something about this individual. He and his disgusting, slimy hate have no place on the Public Airways, and his sponsors have no business supporting this ugliness.
The time for action is upon us and all suggestions are welcome.
3:59 PM PT: 3:58 Pacific Time - As requested, here is a list of Limbaugh's sponsors:
Hotwire Corporate Headquarters
The Neptune Society of Northern California
Mid-West Life Insurance Co. Tennessee
Mission Pharmacal (Citrical)
Citrix Online (GoToMyPC)
American Forces Network
4:52 PM PT: Many good suggestions as to action plans, some already begun!
Among them are calling local stations (as well as Clear channel) demanding action taken against Limbaugh, calling sponsors, of course demanding they pull their sponsorship, or face consumer-based action, calling Congressional Representatives demanding overt condemnation of this outrageous vitriol, including Republicans BTW, who need to finally show some decency!
One comment expressed the hope that Ms. Fluke would sue Limbaugh on grounds of defamation and/or slander.
Ms. Fluke will soon be on The Ed Schultz Show, and if anyone has a contact there, that would be a great question for him to ask her!
5:11 PM PT: Rush Limbaugh's employer:
Premiere Radio Network,
1270 Avenue of the Americas, Fl. 19
NYC, NY 10020
tel. (212) 896-5200
Chairman of the FCC:
Julius Genachowski (appointed by Barack Obama)
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554
Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 8:34 AM PT: Here's the contact information for Clear Channel Communications, which owns the Premiere Radio Network:
Communications / Media Relations:
When you call, you get a receptionist who will register your complaint. I asked for someone with more authority and got connected - to his voice mail. I left a very detailed, expressing outrage and disgust, demanding Limbaugh be removed.
I plan to call again and try for a live person. Or just leave more such voice mails.