WTF? Rush Limbaugh Blames Rap For Him Calling Sandra Fluke A Sl*t "Rappers Can Practically Say Anything They Want About Women, And It's Called Art."

 

Rush Limbaugh is a desperate man. He stuck his foot in his mouth so deep that he's resorted to grasping at straws to try to get himself out of trouble.

 

The conservative talk show host referred to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke as a "sl*t" and a "prostitute" on air, after she testified to congressional Democrats that her Jesuit college's health plan should cover her birth control, because she spends $3000 a month on it.


"If we're going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch," he added the next day.

 

President Obama reached out to Fluke after hearing about Limbaugh's comments.

 

"He encouraged me and supported me and thanked me for speaking out about the concerns of American women," she told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell. "What was really personal for me was that he said to tell my parents that they should be proud. And that meant a lot because Rush Limbaugh questioned whether or not my family would be proud of me. So I just appreciated that very much."


That call seemed to set Limbaugh off even more because he had more to say the following day.


"I'd be embarrassed," he said. "I'd disconnect the phone. I'd go into hiding."


Now advertisers are pulling out of his show left and right. At least nine, including AOL have pulled the plug. And one station in Hawaii has dropped the show completely.


Limbaugh has since apologized for the comments he made last week, but he's found a scapegoat. He's now blaming hip-hop. His argument being he should be allowed to say what he wants because rappers do it all the time.


"You talk about the double standard, one of the greatest illustrations of it is that rappers can practically say anything they want about women, and it's called art," he wrote on his website.


The Huffington Post compares Limbaugh's comments to Don Imus and Jackie Magazine. Check out their take on it below:


Limbaugh's original comment about Fluke and his rapper defense are reminiscent of a similar incident in 2007 when another radio host, Don Imus, referred to the primarily black Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy headed ho's." Imus said that the phrase "originated in the black community," citing the degradation of women in hip hop music.

 

More recently in December 2011, the Dutch fashion magazine, Jackie came under fire for referring to singer Rihanna as "the ultimate n*ggabitch." The magazine editor (who later resigned after the backlash) issued an apology on their Facebook page. Hoeke also referred to the prevalence of the expression in the media:

 

"It was stupid, it was naive to think that this was an acceptable form of slang--you hear it all the time on tv and radio, then your idea of what is normal apparently shifts--but it was especially misguided: there was no malice behind it."

 

Are Limbaugh's comments about rap as outrageous as what he said about Fluke? And can you even compare an art form to a talk show?

 

 


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Comment by Hayden Brian Hudson on March 8, 2012 at 10:36am
Oh, and about his comments about rap: This man knows NOTHING about hip-hop culture. All he knows is the negative stereotypes about rap music from Bill O'Reilly. He knows nothing, so yes, he's grasping for straws... and looking dumber and dumber and dumber the longer this facade continues.
Comment by Hayden Brian Hudson on March 8, 2012 at 10:32am
What Rush Limbaugh does is NOT art. I was forced to listen to that show as a child/teenager due to my father being a staunch Republican, so I know a lot about how his show operates, and it's not art. At BEST, it's a news show. In actuality, it's a tabloid in the form of talk radio. Propaganda, nothing more.
And please don't forget: This is the same jacka$$ who said that Michael J. Fox was "exaggerating" his shaking from his Parkinson's disease, and then proceeded to physically mock the man's shaking on his TV broadcast. He's a despicable man, but we need to realize something: Because there are so many right wing nut-jobs out there, Limbaugh's show is rated #1, consistently. There is no way he will lose all of his ability to run a show; too many idiots listen, and for advertisers, that might be enough for them to throw support to Limbaugh. This issue might be controversial enough, but don't hold out hope that Limbaugh will be ousted... he won't. He'll continue to make disparaging remarks in the future, and it's just s big $hit sandwich that we're all going to have to take a(nother) bite from. F*** Limbaugh.
Comment by KEIZER SOZE on March 8, 2012 at 7:48am
someone please MRUK ... RUSH LIMBAUGH & BILL 'O' RIELLY ... A,S,A,P
Comment by SNAKESKN21 on March 7, 2012 at 11:30pm
To Lee Davis: Targeting a specific individual for their view is not what rappers do..Unless its beef..
Comment by Lee Davis on March 7, 2012 at 9:36pm
Well King of America,
If it is really that expensive I have a simple solution:
JUST STOP F***IN'. Or be happy with a condom.
Comment by Lee Davis on March 7, 2012 at 9:33pm
When I first hear what he said, I couldn't be mad at him because I have heard similar and worse from rap songs. Only hypocrites can listen to rap even some rock and then try to call him out for what he said. On that front the dude is right so I can't be mad at him. And like many people are saying: How much sex can you be having that you can't afford ONCE A MONTH birth control? Sure some people take it for other conditions but they are a small part of the population.
Comment by WELFARE on March 7, 2012 at 9:26pm
"KING OF POVERTY" IF I WAS UNEDUCATED, DID NOT WORK OR PAY TAXES MOST LIKELY LIKE YOU, ID BE GLAD TO HAVE THE GOVERNMENT TAKE MY MONEY OUT OF MY PAY CHECK TO GIVE TO SANDRA FLUKE SO SHE CAN HAVE SEX..... INSTEAD OF TAX PAYERS PAYING FOR BIRTH CONTROL FOR A BUNCH OF W***** AND BUILDING A 750,000 DOLLAR SOCCER FIELD AT GUANTANAMO FOR TERRORIST, THEY SHOULD INFEST IN OUR MONEY A LITTLE MORE WISELY AND PUT IT TOWARDS THE ECONOMY INSTEAD OF W***** AND LOW LIFES.... YOU SEEM HURT BY RUSH'S COMMENTS IN THE PAST PROBALLY CAUSE THEY PERTAINED TO YOU, COULDNT BLAME YOU FOR ALSO ACTING LIKE AN EXTREAMIST BUT BLOGGING ABOUT IT ISNT GOING TO GET YOU NO WHERE IN LIFE, YOU'VE HUNG ON TO EVERY WORD HE SAID FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS AND ONLY USED IT TO MAKE WHAT HE SAYS TRUE ABOUT YOU, INSTEAD OF BEING INSPIRED TO BE BETTER THEN HIM, LOL GO READ A JOY BEHAR BOOK YOU BIG FAT B**** LOOKING LIKE THE MINORITY VERSION OF RUSH .
Comment by greebuh on March 7, 2012 at 6:44pm
Oh and not all birth control comes in a pill or foil paper.
Comment by greebuh on March 7, 2012 at 6:42pm
Most rappers don't claim to be upstanding gentleman like this used d***** bag.
Comment by him on March 7, 2012 at 3:14pm
these ppl get 2 much attention



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