If you haven't already heard, in the past few days, Rush Limbaugh has weighed in on the controversial womans health care mandate of religious institutions offering free contraceptive coverage in their health care plans to employees and students. He does so by alienating and personally attacking a Georgetown University third year law student, Sandra Fluke, who spoke out to congress on behalf of women on the need for the measure. She did this after being denied a voice at the Oversight Committee on the issue, but later Nancy Pelosi invited her to spek in front of congress.
Rush calls her a slut and a prostitue for wanting health care providers to give women free contraceptive care. He specifically says:
She wants to be paid to have sex,” Limbaugh continued. “She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception.”
"She wants to be paid to have sex” - and - “She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception”
Of course, no where in the transcript from her speech to congress does she talk about contraceptive coverage as a strict means of birth control, rather as a medicine for medical problems. Her transcript is here.
Although Rush's comments are all over the internet, a summary of the incident can be read here.
I haven't paid much attention to Rush, I'll be honest. I have a problem with blatant disrespect and lying from people that have influence over the masses. This man should not be allowed easy access to public broadcasting. Not only does he not apologize for his comments, but he reinforces the negativity of them, and mocks the responses from his victims supporters. It's as if he is a 6 year old boy trapped in a 60 year old body. It could almost be presented as child labor, letting the man make money off such panderings.
If you feel passionate about doing something to make him accountable for his actions, and move to rid him from the airwaves, I have provided a list of his sponsors - the financial trunk of his show, for which would not be possible without their financial contributions. Call or write these sponser and let them know you will specifically refuse to purchase their goods or services solely because they financially support The Rush Limbaugh show. Please pass along as well so others may contribute in the boycott if they wish.
RUSH LIMBAUGH SPONSORS
Quicken Loans - confirmed sponsor
1050 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
Client Relations - (800) 863-4332
and: (800) 251-9080
also: you can chat online
Century 21 Real Estate LLC - confirmed sponsor
1 Campus Drive
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Web contact form
Web contact form
Sales or Service: 1-800-580-2913
300 N. Lake Ave., Suite 1111
Pasadena, CA 91101
Web contact form
177 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Direct Dial Office: 617-587-1100 EXT:1115
Sleep Number Bed
Select Comfort Corporation - confirmed and long-time advertiser
6105 Trenton Lane N
Minneapolis, MN 55442
Oreck Upright Vacuum Cleaners
100 Plantation Road
New Orleans, Louisiana 70123
Online contact form
Mid-West Life Insurance Company of Tennessee
9151 Grapevine Hwy.
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Phone (800) 733-1110
(web banner ads on rushlimbaugh.com)
901-495-7185; Fax: 901-495-8374
P.O. Box 2198, Memphis, TN 38101
LegalZoom.com - confirmed and long-time advertiser
800-773-0888; Fax: 323-962-8300
Site has a Web Form
Citrix Online (GoToMyPC)
6500 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
Phone: 805-690-6400; Fax: 805-690-6471
American Forces Network
Contact Us: @MyAFN.net
Mission Pharmacal Company
10999 IH-10 West Suite 1000
P.O. Box 786099
San Antonio, TX 78278-6099
Telephone: (800) 531-3333
Bennett Kennedy - Citracal Product Manager
Life Quotes, Inc.
32045 Castle Court
Evergreen, CO 80439