Have you ever played the game telephone and seen how badly a phrase or story gets twisted as it gets interpreted by different individuals? Well that’s nothing compared to how extremist Republican talk show host Rush Limbaugh has twisted events surrounding Sandra Fluke.
Fluke is a Georgetown law student who was lobbying to have her birth control medication covered by the insurance of the university.
She wasn’t protesting or causing a distraction to anyone, simply exercising her right to respectful free expression. But for some reason Limbaugh was offended by her actions and used his radio show as a platform to attempt to destroy her character in front of a national audience.
In his opinion, covering the cost of her birth control is a “welfare entitlement.”
His interpretation of her request was that she “goes before a Congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex.”
Really? She said she must be paid to have sex? The guy is an absolute moron that twists every event in such an extreme way to get his thoughtless followers fired up and enraged.
He went on to call Fluke a “slut” and 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.”
Can someone please explain to Mr. Limbaugh how women’s birth control works and that it is the same cost regardless of how much sex they have? And while you’re at it, please explain to him that birth control is not simply used for contraception but can be prescribed for other health issues, like irregular menstrual periods, menstrual cramps, acne, PMS, endometriosis, and for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
It would be my hope that his listeners would see how badly he twists the truth on an everyday basis but the IQ level of his audience probably isn’t high enough to put 2 and 2 together.
It is great that his sponsors are all leaving him.
Rush Limbaugh is a misogynistic a-hole and I hope that his ivory tower comes crashing town on him.