For all the people taking Rush Limbaugh to task for his three-day tirade against an innocent college student who testified about a friend’s need for birth control pills to prevent cancer, the porcine filth merchant can count on at least one ally.
On Friday night’s (March 2) O’Reilly factor, the host played “follow the leader” and picked up Limbaugh’s attack on Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, saying that she was “insisting that government pay for her social life.”
Those living in the reality-based universe know that Ms. Fluke has done nothing of the sort. She testified before Congress that a friend of hers needs birth control pills to prevent serious medical complications, that birth control pills have more medical applications than just “not getting pregnant,” and that many women need these pills for medical and family planning reasons. Therefore, why shouldn’t these pills be included in the insurance coverage provided by religious employers like, say, Viagra is?
O’Reilly, like Limbaugh, seems to think that any woman who uses birth control is doing so with the purpose of living “the life of a libertine.”
Think Progress reports that later in the broadcast O’Reilly said: “So let me get this straight, Ms. Fluke, and I ask this with all due respect, I am: You want me to give you my hard earned money so you can have sex.” He also states that, while he opposes contraception coverage, Viagra should be covered.
Also, in a late-breaking devlopment, Mitt Romney has issued his first statement on the issue of Limbaugh calling this innocent young woman a “slut” and a “prostitute” on his nationally-aired radio program.
Garrett Hakke at NBC News (@GarrettNBCNews) tweeted: Romney on Rush: “It’s not the language I would have used. I’m focusing on the issues I think are significant in the country today…
Because a woman’s access to live-saving medication is not an issue that is significant in the country today?
You can scratch Legal Zoom and Citrix system from the list of advertisers on Rush’s show, bringing the number to five. Pro Flowers.com and eHarmony have stated they are looking into the issue and are considering dropping their ads.
You can find a complete list of Limbaugh’s advertisers here.
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