4:30 pm, March 9th | by Laura Donovan
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made quite a knee-slapping wisecrack at Friday’s Women in the World 2012 conference in which she not-so-discreetly swiped at conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who has been all over the news the past few weeks for calling Georgetown University student a “slut” and a “prostitute.”
2:30 pm, March 8th | by Laura Donovan
So here’s the thing: Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh was completely out of line to call Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute,” but news outlets everywhere aren’t doing viewers any favors by stumbling over themselves to cover this story to death. The media fixation on Fluke has allowed a comparatively less controversial statement from Limbaugh, who went after “The American Way of Eating” author Tracie McMillan for being “single, white [and over-educated],” to proliferate in the news to the detriment of other women.
2:30 pm, March 6th | by Laura Donovan
It’s safe to say that conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has more nerve than anyone else in the country.
1:15 pm, March 5th | by Laura Donovan
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh may have apologized for calling Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute,” but it doesn’t look like his advertisers are going to let him off the hook anytime soon.
9:32 am, March 5th | by Laura Donovan
Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers takes a fairly uncommon stance in a new Daily Beast column titled, “Rush Limbaugh Isn’t the Only Media Misogynist” in which she argues that left-leaning media men experience less backlash for making sexist remarks than Rush Limbaugh and other conservative commentators.
10:46 pm, March 3rd | by Laura Donovan
After several days of backlash and losing advertisers for calling Georgetown student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute,” conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh has apologized for his remarks and chalked up his decision to use colorful language as a failed attempt at humor.
In a statement on his site today, Limbaugh says:
“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.”
1:15 pm, March 3rd | by Laura Donovan
There are consequences to calling someone a “slut” and a “prostitute” on national radio.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who has been making headlines all week for using those colorful words to describe Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, has lost several advertisers for shaming her publicly.
6:00 pm, March 2nd | by Laura Donovan
In school, did your teacher ever punish the entire class for the misbehavior of one student?
2:39 pm, March 2nd | by Laura Donovan
Thank goodness one prominent conservative is coming to Sandra Fluke’s defense…sort of.
In the wake of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh calling Georgetown student Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” for seeking to testify on behalf of contraception coverage from religious employers and institutions, Speaker of the House John Boehner said through spokesman Michael Steel that the right-wing commentator’s reaction was “inappropriate.”
10:15 am, March 2nd | by Laura Donovan
It must be hard to go on national television after being called a “slut” and a “prostitute”on the radio. But Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, who made news earlier this week for wanting to testify in favor of religious institutions and employers covering contraception costs, stood tall and proud during a Thursday appearance on Ed Schultz’s show.