Radio show host
The wrong choice of words has cost Rush Limbaugh a lot, since after the Sandra Fluke slur, not only has he lost his credibility, but also the sponsors of his show.
Limbaugh created a national stir after he termed a Georgetown student, Sandra Fluke, a "slut" for her support of the Democratic stance on contraception policy.
Rush Limbaugh went on about how Sandra Fluke was a prostitute or a slut. He explained that since she wanted the government to pay for her contraceptive pills, she is a slut. However, these comments were not taken well by the public and even Rush Limbaugh`s sponsors pulled their ads off his show.
After this backlash, Rush Limbaugh issued an apology to Sandra Fluke on his website. In the statement, Limbaugh says, "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."
Earlier, Rush Limbaugh spoke his mind against Sandra Fluke and the issue of government's support for contraception, saying, “This is about expanding the reach and power of government into your womb, if you're a woman. This is about the Democrat Party wanting more and more control over you. What was early feminism all about? Emancipation, individuality, freedom, liberation, all of these things. Now here comes Danica Patrick out and she says, 'I'm perfectly comfortable letting the government make my health decisions for me.' Well, folks, I'm gonna tell you: Right there, that's the death and the end of feminism.”
Limbaugh maintained his stance in the apology. In the apology statement, Limbaugh said, "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."
He went on to add, however, "I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line?"
He continued, "In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone's bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level."