For days, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh personally attacked Georgetown Law student and women’s health advocate Sandra Fluke, smearing her at least 70 times. Now, he’d like to pretend that some of the things he said never actually happened.
The Atlantic Wire points out that his website has scrubbed a few offensive comments. While the “slut” comments still show up in other rants by Limbaugh, his site has removed his sex tapes comment from March 1. “The pages were clearly working a few days ago — several sites linked to them,” Elspeth Reeve reports. “The pages don’t show up on the February 29 and March 1 archives, either, though links to them still exist on other transcripts related to the controversy.” Here’s the blank archives page for February 29:
Limbaugh may want to scrub some of his insulting remarks from the historical record, but they will not be forgotten. ThinkProgress has preserved Limbaugh’s sex tape comments on video here.
Limbaugh issued an apology to Fluke on March 3, and apologized on air on March 5. But in between, he has continued to attack Fluke and even turned his wrath on female journalist Tracie McMillan as well. Meanwhile, advertisers continue to abandon Rush Limbaugh’s show, with more than 40 dropping their ads since his attacks against women began.
- CAUGHT ON TAPE: Limbaugh’s 70 Sexist Smears (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- “From The Mouth Of A Bully”: Rush Limbaugh’s 53 Smears Against Sandra Fluke (mykeystrokes.com)
- Sandra Fluke Rebukes Rush Limbaugh’s Apology (pinkbananaworld.com)
- Bill Maher Defends Rush Limbaugh (thinkprogress.org)
- Video compilation of Limbaugh attacking Sandra Fluke 70 times (americablog.com)
- “People In My Position Never Apologize”: Is Rush Limbaugh Too Big To Fail? (mykeystrokes.com)