Despite Rush Limbaugh’s futile attempt to convince his audience that his nine-hour hate rant on Sandra Fluke did not affect his ratings or sponsorship, the facts prove otherwise.
Limbaugh will no longer be heard on the CBS station in Philadelphia that has allowed him to spew his venom for the past twenty years. He has been replaced by Michael Smerconish with the intro “forget the anger, reason is back”
Score one for reason and morality.
As someone who has followed this Fluke/slut saga, I have seen and heard many who don’t like Limbaugh defend his right to free speech. In this case, he not only called Fluke names but he lied about the facts. The fact that he chose to spend three days obsessing about her on air is more than a little creepy, too.
Fluke went before Congress to ask that birth control be covered by insurance. Limbaugh whined that she said she was having so much sex she couldn’t afford it anymore and demanded free birth control. He lied. That’s not free speech. It’s slander.
The right is quick to bring up Bill Maher, David Letterman and Ed Schultz and while they are all guilty of bad jokes and name calling, they didn’t spend nine hours lying with the intention of misleading listeners. There’s a huge difference.
Most reports on the misogynist Limbaugh are about the hate and lies that come out of his mouth. It’s really nice to report that a major market is saying no to Limbaugh and his hate speech.
Kimberley A. Johnson is an author and The Spokeswoman for Rock The Slut Vote, an organization standing up and fighting the war on women. Find her on Facebook, Twitter and “like” the Rock The Slut Vote Facebook page.