• Rush Limbaugh Issues "Apology"

    You know, I've been pretty skeptical of all this 2012 end of the world stuff that people have been tossing around the internet for the past year or so. But, I don't know, for the first time in all this, I'm starting to get a little scared

    After a media and political firestorm, Rush Limbaugh issued an apology on Saturday for calling student Sandra Fluke a "slut" on his radio show this week…

    "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… My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices."

    Well, that's certainly a thing that could be considered an "apology." I mean, if you look at it from the right angle and in the proper light, preferably after an oxycontin and a few glasses of wine, that could be seen as apologetic-ish. Really, you have to look at these things in context, and coming from a guy who sets minions to the task of destroying the careers of politicians who suggest that maybe he should turn down the rhetoric slightly, that's counts as a humiliating subjugation.

    Unfortunately for Limbaugh, it might not be humiliatingly subjugating enough for some people

    Emboldened by Rush Limbaugh's public apology over the weekend to a law school student whom he had called a "slut" and a "prostitute," critics of the radio talk show host are intensifying their online campaign against his advertisers…

    The apology, they said, was a signal that the campaign was working. On Sunday, a seventh company, ProFlowers, said that it was suspending all of its advertising on “The Rush Limbaugh Show” despite his apologetic statement a day earlier.

    Come on! What do these people want? Sincerity?!

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