Daily Kos' dishonest attacks on Rush Limbaugh

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The Daily Kos is claiming that Rush Limbaugh made a "non-apology" for calling Ms. Sandra Fluke a "slut." Yet, this is what Limbaugh posted on Saturday: "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." Sandra Fluke apparently is refusing this apology, which is her right, but Daily Kos' statement is bizarre. Unlike some Democrat apologies which have left an escape clause in their apologies stating that they are apologizing if anyone was offended by what was said or happened, Rush said that what he said was wrong.

A couple of advertisers had pulled their ads over the weekend. More have done so now. They take a lot of pride in advertisers pulling their ads: Quicken Loans, mattress retailers Sleep Train and Sleep Number, software maker Citrix Systems Inc., online legal document services company LegalZoom, Pro-Flowers, and Carbonite.

UPDATE: NOW calls on Rush Limbaugh to be fired.

When liberal radio host Ed Schultz called Laura Ingraham a slut last May, CNN did not host the president of NOW to call for his termination at MSNBC. In fact, the network covered the outrage over Limbaugh's smear of Sandra Fluke far more than Ed Schultz's rant last May. A Nexis search revealed 35 hits for CNN's coverage of Limbaugh's "slut" remark since March 1, versus just four reports on Schultz in the week following his comment. [Video below the break.]

And amidst the Schultz coverage, CNN's female news anchor Randi Kaye even questioned the virulence of Schultz's smear, saying that there are "mixed interpretations" of the word "slut." . . .

Just last year, Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a "Dumb Twat," but there were no similar calls for him being fired.

UPDATE: Apparently Bill Maher has gone much further than that calling women: 'boobs,' 'bimbos,' 'c*nt'...

Former White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton, the man who runs Obama's super PAC, did not reply when asked if he will be returning Maher's $1 million donation.



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