"Fluke never mentions her own sex life in her testimony, so people attacking her for doing so lack even the flimsiest of pretenses. They’re speculating about Fluke’s sex life because they think the most effective way to silence her is through a sustained carpet bombing of sexist stereotypes."  - (via n0rthern-l1ghts)

"No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse."  -

Carbonite CEO David Friend on why the company is still dropping its advertisements from Rush Limbaugh’s show despite his faux apology.

Bravo to Carbonite and their CEO. More of this, please. 

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BREAKING: Limbaugh’s written “apology” to Sandra Fluke isn’t really an apology 


After three days of personally insulting her…

… Rush Limbaugh releases a written statement: “In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.”

… which really only furthers his sexist attack, saying Fluke wanted to “discuss personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress.”

… and he only did this after at least five advertisers revolted.

"Limbaugh is a professional speaker; he’s made millions of dollars by choosing words and saying them aloud. But now he wants us to believe that he chose these words improperly. For days. A momentary lapse of judgment? Sure. That’s possible. But to use the same words (that were chosen specifically to insult and degrade) over and over and over again … that’s not called choosing the wrong words. It’s pretty clear that he chose his words and he stuck to them for as long as he could, right up until it started to cost him money."  - Ari Kohen’s not exactly a fan of the Rush apology. (via shortformblog)

"He encouraged me and supported me and thanked me for speaking out about the concerns of American women,” the third-year Georgetown University law student said on “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” “And what was really personal for me was he said to tell my parents they should be proud. And that meant a lot because Rush Limbaugh had questioned whether or not my family would be proud of me. I appreciated that very much."  -

President Barack Obama called Sandra Fluke on Friday to express his concerns to the law student who was called a “slut” by Rush Limbaugh. POLITICO (via brooklynmutt)

That’s the guy I voted for. That, right there.

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