Interaction with talk radio host Limbaugh On February 29, 2012, Rush Limbaugh labeled Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "pros...
Interaction with talk radio host Limbaugh
On February 29, 2012, Rush Limbaugh labeled Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute", based on her testimony before House Democrats. Fluke was appearing in support of mandating health insurers to cover contraceptive costs. Limbaugh said:
"[Fluke] essentially says that she must be paid to have sex -- what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex."
During and following his continued branding of Fluke as a slut for the next two days, Limbaugh lost several national advertisers. Political figures, including President Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner, voiced disapproval. On March 3 Limbaugh apologized to Fluke for his comments saying his "insulting word choices" were meant to be "humorous", and that he never thought she was a slut or a prostitute. Fluke rejected the apology as dubious and inadequate.
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