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Norwalk Votes: Should Rush Limbaugh Be Fired?

The talk radio host's attack on a young woman over birth control has created a firestorm.

On Sunday, The Washington Post asked if conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has had his "Imus moment." The backlash continues to grow against Limbaugh in the wake of his attack on Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, who spoke at a Democratic panel in support of insurance coverage for birth-control costs.

On his show, Limbaugh called her a slut  and a prostitute and encouraged her to post videos of herself having sex so “so we can see what we’re getting for our money.”

Since then, a number of advertisers have dropped Limbaugh's show, he issued a statement saying his “choice of words was not the best” and that he was attempting to be humorous.

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What do you think? Should Limbaugh be fired? Should his advertisers be boycotted? Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments.

Ella Dawson March 06, 2012 at 10:58 PM
I'm only surprised he wasn't fired years ago. Rush is a loud blowhard who clearly knows no boundaries, attacking a woman in the most degrading way possible. And he not only misrepresented her argument for insurance coverage of birth control, but apparently does not even understand how birth control pills work... they're not slut pills you take every time you have sex, Rush. You have to take them every day, regardless of whether or not you are sexually active. This is an example of poor journalism, in addition to his usual sexist, offensive asshat-behavior. I say pull him off the air.
Cathy March 07, 2012 at 01:57 AM
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/05/why_i_apologized_to_sandra_fluke Context is everything. It is apparent that many people have formed opinions about what RL stupidy said about Ms Fluke. There is a much more important issue in this story that Rush points out in the lower part of the 8 small paragraphs in the link above. I tried explaining it but he does it so well it wouldn't be fair to the reader if I didn't cut & paste the link... Above... Then lets talk about whats going on in Washington, Hartford and in each town. Allowing this unfortunate slip of the lip to distract us from the machinations that so effectively brought our eye away from the issue they are trying to control ... Without people watching ... Is what we should be reilled about.
Tricia G. March 07, 2012 at 11:55 PM
Excellent point, Cathy. This entire contraceptives/abortion argument is a deliberate, mass effort by the media/Obama's acolytes (starting with the debate question to Romney 2 months ago) to distract the public from PBO's record of FAILURE. Did you hear or read that 30 yr. old professional “reproductive rights activist” Ms. Fluke has been proven a lier about her claim: "It costs a female student $3,000 to have protected sex over the course of her three-year stint in law school." A nearby Target store sells birth control pills for $9 per month--an outrageous total of $324 for 3 years--to women whose insurance plans don't cover it! Poor victimized women, aren't they? Some commentary from "Brutally Honest.org": "What Fluke is arguing, then, is that her fellow law students have a right to consequence-free sex whenever, wherever."... "Yes, how dare a Catholic college actually inflict its Catholicity on the poor victim, who just couldn’t deny herself the promise of her future by going to some less conscientious and less prestigious school, like Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Michigan, Brown. The Catholic school should just give up its conscience in order to insure that she needn’t have one, at all."... http://www.brutallyhonest.org/brutally_honest/2012/02/georgetown-law-student-her-peers-are-going-broke-buying-birth-control.html
George Anthony March 14, 2012 at 08:51 AM
Yes, Rush should be banned from the airwaves. His hateful words do not serve the public interest. Dehumanizing members of society for political reasons harms us all.
Tricia G. March 14, 2012 at 06:08 PM
George and others are the typical liberals, with blatant double standards, who can blast those who have opposing political views, but fail to see their hypocrisy in not criticizing any of the "rude, hateful and egregious behavior" or vulgar, reprehensible "trash talk" from any Democrats. Such examples are omnipresent from Dems like Debbie WS, Pelosi, Schumer, etc. and liberal hate talkers like Randi Rhodes. Here are a couple of sources of the prolific hateful vitriol from the left, which you so conveniently try to ignore: http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/1/2/155438.shtml Bernard "Goldberg Exposes Fellow Liberals' Hate Speech" http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/17/liberals-hate-speech-double-standard/

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