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Will Sandra Fluke sue Rush Limbaugh for calling her ‘a slut’?

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Brad Knickerbocker, Staff writer /
March 3, 2012 Rush Limbaugh’s diatribes against Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University
law student who spoke out about contraception, continue to roil the
political environment. And it may be nicking the bottom line for the
conservative talk show personality who draws millions of listeners
daily.
Republicans, already facing a potential problem with many female
voters over a controversial issue, are scrambling to respond –
distancing themselves from a powerful voice among many of the party
faithful. House Speaker John Boehner and GOP presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney put out statements – although the tone seemed grudging.US Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, who faces what could be a tough re-election campaign against Democrat Elizabeth Warren, says Limbaugh should apologize for calling Ms. Fluke “a slut,” “a prostitute,” and one of his signature slurs “a feminazi.”

But
Limbaugh, who’s made himself very wealthy with his bloviating
conservative commentary and mocking wise cracks, shows no sign of
backing off, recently targeting other women as well for his ridicule.When House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi organized a meeting to hear Ms. Fluke’s testimony, Limbaugh referred to the former House Speaker as “Botox-filled.” When racecar driver Danica Patrick voiced her support of President Obama’s rule regarding contraception, Limbaugh said, “What would you expect from a woman driver?”

Whether
or not it will make any difference to Limbaugh’s operation is unclear,
but several advertisers on his syndicated radio show have pulled their
ads and more are considering it.Select Comfort,
which sells Sleep Number mattresses, tweeted: "Recent comments by RUSH
LIMBAUGH do not align w/our values, so we made decision to immediately
suspend all advertising on that program." Quicken Loans
announced; “Due to continued inflammatory comments – along w/valuable
feedback from clients & team members – QL has suspended ads on RUSH
LIMBAUGH program."On Facebook the Citrix
computer systems company announced, "We have listened to our customers
& have decided to cease our advertising on The RUSH LIMBAUGH Show
immediately."Pro Flowers told Twitter followers: "Rest assured, your feedback is heard. We heard about the comments and we will reevaluate our marketing plan."

Carbonite CEO David Friend intends to confront Limbaugh directly. He posted this open letter to his customers:

“Over
the past two days we have received a tremendous amount of feedback on
Rush Limbaugh’s recent comments. I too am offended and very concerned
about his comments. Limbaugh’s remarks have us rethinking our future
use of talk radio.
“We use more than 40 talk show hosts to
help get the Carbonite message out to the public. The nature of talk
radio is that from time to time listeners are offended by a host and ask
that we pull our advertising. This goes for conservatives like Limbaugh
and progressives like Stephanie Miller and Ed Shultz. We even get
customers who demand that we pull the plug on NPR. As an advertiser,
we do not have control over a show’s editorial content or what they say
on air. Carbonite does not endorse the opinions of the shows or their
hosts.
“However, the outcry over Limbaugh is the worst we’ve
ever seen. I have scheduled a face-to-face meeting next week with
Limbaugh during which I will impress upon him that his comments were
offensive to many of our customers and employees alike. Please know your voice has been heard and that we are taking this matter very seriously.”Democrats,
who try to portray Limbaugh as the voice of the Republican Party, see
the recent kerfuffle as part of the GOP’s “war on women.”Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D) of New York
has suggested that legal action might be taken, particularly since
Fluke is a private citizen and therefore might more easily win a charge
of slander than would a public figure – an elected official or
entertainer.“I’ve certainly been told I might have a case, but
it’s not something I’ve made any decisions about at this point,” Fluke
told Allison Yarrow of Newsweek’s The Daily Beast.It’s not only a fight for women, Fluke told Yarrow.

“Men
are on board,” she said. “A lot of them write to me. They say ‘I
support you. I’m doing this for my granddaughters.’ They really do
care.”












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Added: Mar-3-2012 Occurred On: Mar-3-2012
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  • Who cares what Rush Limbaugh says?

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  • I find it hard to place too much importance on the opinions of an obese drug addict and convicted felon with a penchant for young Asian boys.

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  • James T Kirk has been deleted because he has me blocked. So now he is blocked. I don't like to block anyone. Unblock me and I will do the same.

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    • @dcmfox = I am confused , how do you delete someone , how do you block someone , how do you re-block someone, how do you unblock someone. And last how does a person become un-deleted?

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    • @cajunmojo

      Lmfao! I did choose poor wording, his comments were deleted.

      Just click on my name go to the channel and on the left side it says "block user" the same to un block.

      The un-delete thing was funny, good one.

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    • @dcmfox I am blocked by so many far righties that I never even talked to, its not even funny. The best part is I saw some comments about me sayin I'm the "biggest douchebag on here" and when I asked why they said it, I was blocked. idiots.

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    • @stevecore

      Him and I talked all the time, guess the Rush post did it for him, what a pussy. LL can be brutal but I try to be fair. Look at all the idiots that still comment.

      I must say there are plenty of conservatives on here I respect.

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  • Would be an interesting and potentially lucrative lawsuit. First, she is not a public figure. Merely testifying before congress does not turn you into a public figure, so the defense to libel and slander that the traget is a public figure does not apply.

    Second, certain types of defamation are called "defamation per se" meaning they are considered defamatory and damaging without having to prove actual damage. Some examples are false claims that someone is not qualified or able to work More..

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    • @gregsto Good points gregsto. However,
      I'm not sure she did not voluntarily become the "public figure" when she coordinated with the democratic party to become the spokesperson on this issue. Had she not voluntarily appeared, the situation would be different. Figures become "public" at some point and there is no requirement the person be an established pubic figure for those rules to apply.
      I believe the apology explains how the comments were not intended to be false cla More..

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    • @trialdog Your arguments are certainly what the defense would offer, but I am not so sure they would prevail. Even IF the court would allow that she was a public figure, the defamation here arguably prevails over that defense. For a public figure to bring a successful defamation suit, the statement must have been published knowing it to be false or with reckless disregard to its truth, (also known as "with malice"). Limbaugh KNEW or should have known that his claim the individual came More..

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    • @gregsto
      Thanks for replying gregsto.
      I think it a stretch to argue it was Limbaugh's "claim the individual came before congress asking to be paid to have sex and was a prostitute..."
      I heard many replays of Limbaugh's comments. Limbaugh's stated the arguments Fluke made are so ridiculous, it is as if she's asking to have her sex paid for which makes the taxpayer her pimp. (Paraphrasing)
      The thing about Limbaugh's comments is that they were made in the context of political snark. More..

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    • @trialdog Great exchange here, thanks.

      However, having just listened again to what Limbaugh said, he says that she says "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 wants you and me and the tax payers to pay for her to have sex. What does that make her?"

      He actually never says her arguments are ridiculous, or that is "as if" she is asking to be paid for sex. Also, intent More..

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  • According to Rush, a Slut is a woman who's attempting to decide when and how many children she would have, and with whom.

    'Slut' was wildly used to impugn women for exercising sexual freedom.

    There is no equivalent word for men who like shagging different partners.
    Men who sleep around so to speak.
    Men like Rush who get caught with Viagra in their luggage when traveling to a Sex-tourism destination; with no condoms I might add...

    The Taliban might wrap a burka around their women's bodies bu More..

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  • So, can anybody tell me what she did (unbiasly) to rate such an obtuse accusation?

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    • @Arizona_Patriot She stood before Congress and said that she and the women at Goergetown Law school were having so much sex that they couldn't afford contraception on their own and wanted the federal government to mandate that insurance companies pay for their birth control.

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    • @lonewolf6972

      Are you really that stupid?

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    • @Arizona_Patriot

      Only from me with this crowd. She did nothing to deserve it. This kind of commentary is the same as it was 50 years ago.

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    • @dcmfox

      Yep. I don't watch much news.

      Just call me an ignorant slut. Ya PFker, you.

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    • @Arizona_Patriot

      You would think by some of dumb fucking comments in here these guys have never gotten any pussy.

      Trust me you want women to have this coverage if you have ever ran into serious stinky pussy. Its nasty as hell.

      Further more "to the wing nuts" birth control pills are taken once per day no matter if you have sex or not.

      Some women's ovaries aren't always perfect and normal and these pills can prevent various different afflictions from developing.

      I've pissed off wo More..

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  • only in a liberal organized court where a liberal sympathizer judge reside. Aside from that, I think the shit hole she came out of deserves her back.

    Here you have a liberal supporter who just so happens is a back office helper with the Obama reelection team. She is well documented now as to her associations with liberal agenda programs.

    But this is what is nausiating.

    She belongs to an extremely expensive liberal university. Georgetown U. It costs well in excess of $70,000 per year to attend More..

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  • lol...sue his fucking ass to bankruptcy

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  • Are you saying that Rush was stretching the truth?

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  • Rush Limbaugh is the reason I voted for Clinton way back in 91. I was set on voting for Bush #1 and this buffoon Rush started spouting off with so much BS I figured I would not vote for a party of liars. I think he has hurt the party far more than helped it over the years. The reps had a lot of good ideas about the direction the country should take. But then Rush and others like him started with the negative rhetoric which had helped the party in the short run, but has now driven many farther l More..

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    • @trailertrashrnr I am the exact same way. I was more of a right winger than anything even 2 years ago. Now they have drove the crazy bus off the cliff and its like they dont realize it and actually think they aren't going far enough to the right.

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    • @trailertrashrnr Yeah, it sucks when someone is right and people think it BS.

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  • She put her foot..or..penis...in her own mouth and basically called herself a slut. She has no ground to stand on for a lawsuit. Hell, if that was the case, Palin could sue the hell out of Maher

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  • He only apologizes to lawyers because they know how to use the system to take his MONEY!

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  • liberals hate the truth

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  • Can we wiggle fleshlights in there as a proxy sort of birth control while we are at it?

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  • Short answer to the headline, "I sure as hell hope so and that she does not settle out of court." I'm sure the nations population of women would be happy to contribute to her court fees because it was not just an attack on her. Rush is seriously the biggest piece of shit. Sure I get hes basically a "shock jock", but he has been running his mouth on things that are not true under the blanket of "free speech" for too long. This was straight up slander and the law poi More..

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  • The slut needs to shut up and enjoy her 15 mins of fame. And buy your own condoms ya whore.

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  • She is a Slut-Pelosi is a slut--RUSH was right but then pussed out and said he was sorry--pathetic weak loser.

    Ya--lets all pay for her and others like her to be able to fuck everyone she comes into contact with while going to college---all she needs to do is not spread her legs.

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  • From Wiki:
    Slut or slattern is a term applied to an individual who is considered to have loose sexual morals or who is sexually promiscuous. The term is generally pejorative and often applied to women as an insult or offensive term of disparagement, meaning "dirty or slovenly." However some women have demonstrated saying they're proud of being "sluts", and have given it a positive connotation.

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  • The comments that were deleted below just called her a slut, not worthy of keeping, however the people that make the "foolish" comments are still free to comment in this thread.

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    • @dcmfox
      Why delete them? I don't need you to protect my sensibilities. And, I highly doubt its the first time this young counselor has heard the term as applied to her sexual choices. Every locker room in the land has names for women like her, and they don't begin and end with "slut."

      My dictionary defines "slut" as an "immoral or dissolute woman." Indiscriminate sex several times a week puts her firmly into slut status. Definitely not one to take home to mo More..

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  • An asshole like Rush wouldn't last three days on Canadian TV.
    How American's can listen to that fat, hate-filled drug addict spew his bile again and again, inciting Americans to hate other Americans, especially women and liberals, is appauling and borderline criminal.

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  • Oral contraceptive = swallowing... Always free.

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  • She lied to congress, she is a slut/whore.

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  • All a setup. A 30yr old college graduate, law school student can afford contraceptives, or at least her boyfriend(s) should, not the taxpayers.
    It's all a contrived liberal, obamacare scheme.

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