Sandra Fluke -VS- Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh is one of the most successful radio hosts for more than 20 years. Over the years he went from being a radio personality to political symbol. He doesn’t have as much effect on the democratic voters, but he is very valuable to the Republican voters.
Limbaugh has been in a number of controversies over the years and has released many apologies to those he’s offended over the years. Recently Limbaugh’s opinion about a Georgetown student Sandra Fluke has set off another major controversy.
Both Republicans and democrats agree he was out of line with his remarks. Even the president gave Fluke a phone call, thanking her for speaking out on the issue.
Fluke testified as an advocate for contraception at a Capitol Hill hearing.
“What does it say about the college co-ed Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says she must be paid to have sex?” Limbaugh asked on his show last Wednesday. “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.”(cnn.com
Limbaugh did apologize to Fluke on Saturday, saying his “choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir.”
He added, “I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.”
But created some damages for him, it may take a while before companies’ trust what stands for now with their brands. Although the show is number one in America. About 8 companies have pulled their ads from Limbaugh’s show. This includes AOL, Quicken Loans and ProFlowers.
In conclusion, people are giving talk show host too much importance. Limbaugh may have a great effect on Republican voters, the bottom line is, he’s primary role is to entertain.
What is Contraception?
Contraception is methods and product to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
There are many types of contraception which includes:
Female or male condoms
spermicide (kills sperms)
Hormonal Vaginal ring (Nuva ring)
The contraceptive skin patch
Shots (injected in your buttocks or arms every 3 months)
There are many more other forms of contraceptive Methods…..
Limbaugh’s Comments + Fluke response Link
Companies pull ads