So, Rush apologized to Sandra Fluke, Saturday online, today on air:
While I have your attention, give me 30 minutes here. It’s all I ask and then you can do what you want. I want to explain why I apologized to Sandra Fluke in the statement that was released on Saturday. I’ve read all the theories from all sides, and, frankly, they are all wrong. I don’t expect — and I know you don’t, either — morality or intellectual honesty from the left. They’ve demonstrated over and over a willingness to say or do anything to advance their agenda. It’s what they do. It’s what we fight against here every day. But this is the mistake I made. In fighting them on this issue last week, I became like them.
Against my own instincts, against my own knowledge, against everything I know to be right and wrong I descended to their level when I used those two words to describe Sandra Fluke. That was my error. I became like them, and I feel very badly about that. I’ve always tried to maintain a very high degree of integrity and independence on this program. Nevertheless, those two words were inappropriate. They were uncalled for. They distracted from the point that I was actually trying to make, and I again sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for using those two words to describe her. I do not think she is either of those two words. I did not think last week that she is either of those two words.
The apology to her over the weekend was sincere. It was simply for using inappropriate words in a way I never do, and in so doing, I became like the people we oppose. I ended up descending to their level. It’s important not to be like them, ever, particularly in fighting them. The old saw, you never descend to the level of your opponent or they win. That was my error last week. But the apology was heartfelt. The apology was sincere. And, as you will hear as I go on here, it was not about anything else. No ulterior motive. No speaking in code. No double entendre or intention. Pure, simple, heartfelt. That’s why I apologized to Sandra Fluke on Saturday, ’cause all the theories, all the experts are wrong.
I heard that while walking the Bloodthirsty Puppy. When Rush went to commercial, I switched the dial to Laura Ingraham, wondering if she was talking about the issue. And what do you know, she was. She wondered why Sandra Fluke got a call from the president and told her parents should be proud (of what? having sex in law school? I suppose that is an accomplishment)… and so many other women didn’t.
Women like Michelle Malkin
Malkin was crudely slammed by Olbermann: “She received death threats and hate-filled voice mails all thanks to the total mindless, morally bankrupt, knee-jerk, fascistic hatred, without which Michelle Malkin would just be a big mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it.”
Misogynistic to the extreme, but I can’t ignore a faint whiff of racism too. The stench is pretty overpowering here:
My maiden name is Maglalang.
The diversity-embracing nutroots just LOVE my last name.
I thought this line of attack had played out. But nutroots-panderer and Johnny-come-lately Keith Olbermann, parroting Media Matters, has picked up the meme.
He can barely contain his glee at referring to me as “Michelle MaglaGONG Malkin.”
I don’t think Olbermann ever apologized. For anything. Where’s her call, Mr. President?
But that’s nothing to what the Loving, Lovable Left did to Sarah Palin.
BILL MAHER: Oh, and did you hear this? [Laughs] Sarah Palin finally heard what happened in Japan…
MAHER: …and she’s demanding that we invade Tsunami. I mean, she says, “These Tsunamians will not get away with this.” Oh speaking of dumb tw*ts, did you…
[Audience laughter and applause]
Ha-ha! Yay! Call her another name, Bill!
According to the Dallas Voice, this happened on Sunday while Maher was “performing” at the Winspear Opera House (photo courtesy Reuters):
It’s that fearlessness — he acknowledged that some people would probably be uncomfortable with some of his remarks about religion, not to mention calling Sarah Palin a “c*nt” (“there’s just no other word for her”) — that makes Maher the most dangerous person in comedy.
And not content to call her names, he called her family names:
[W]hen I point out that Sarah Palin is a vainglorious braggart, a liar, a whiner, a professional victim, a scold, a know-it-all, a chiseler, a bully who sells patriotism like a pimp, and the leader of a strange family of inbred weirdos straight out of The Hills Have Eyes, that’s not sexist. I’m saying it because it’s true, not because it’s true of a woman.
What do you think he meant by that? And did he apologize? And did President Obama pick up the phone?
What about Laura Ingraham herself?
Ed Schultz: … Like this right-wing slut, what’s her name, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut.
Hey, that’s the word Rush used! Whaddya know?
To his credit, Schultz apologized, and to hers, Ingraham accepted it:
“I thought so little about it, I didn’t even mention it yesterday,” she said, calling his comments “not all that nice, to say the least.” But, she continued, “he apologized, and I accept his apology. It seemed heartfelt, it seemed like he really wished he hadn’t said it, and I accept the apology… I wish him the best. I wish his family the best.”
Let this be a lesson, boys and girls. Don’t call women sluts, or you’ll get in big trouble. Tw*ats, c*unts, and mashed up bags of meat with lipstick are fine, however, so you have plenty to work with.
PS: I didn’t even get to Ann Coulter.
PPS: Ingraham confirms no call from Obama.
Kirsten Powers has more.