Rush Limbaugh has always been a gaseous windbag, but "slut" and "prostitute?" Really?
For anyone who may not have heard, the old right-wing shock jock blamed the victim. He waged a because she advocated insurance coverage of birth control.
"I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation," he said in a diluted apology that came only after advertisers started pulling out.
The wrong words? Ya think?
Personally, I've never been a fan of shock jocks—on either side of the political spectrum. There is very little, if anything, that has ever come out of Limbaugh's mouth that I would find entertaining. He is easy to ignore.
However, as a woman and a mom, this recent outrage has me seeing red. How can we raise our daughters to feel as equals when we, ourselves, are still getting the double standard?
Fluke is a respectable 30-year-old Georgetown law student, not a hooker. She was testifying before Congress, not selling dope on the street corner. What Limbaugh did is the political equivalent of telling a rape victim that she asked for it.
Speaking of which, for being as conservative as Limbaugh is, it's ironic that he is casting the first stone when he is not without sin. He called Fluke names when he is the one who is the self-admitted drug addict. Lest we forget what a hypocrite Limbaugh is.
Limbaugh is a professional talk show host. He makes a reportedly cool $50 mil a year to choose the right words. Saying what he means is his career, and he is paid hugely for it.
The next time he decides to squawk about the radical notion of opinionated women, instead of getting tangled up in the trivialness of words, perhaps he better stick to his native tongue: Oink.