Much ado about politics and the media

After catching up on a few news stories this morning, I thought I’d take the time to jot down a few thoughts on the recent Rush Limbaugh flap.  For anyone still living under a rock (possibly a rock on Mars, which is where Seymour occasionally accuses me of having grown up), he called Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke a slut after her Congressional testimony in support of the contraception coverage requirement.  He was then forced to issue an apology, at least part of which (I didn’t visit his website, so I have no idea if this is the entire statement or just a portion of it) I read here this morning:

For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week.  In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation.  I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.

I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress.  I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities.  What happened to personal responsibility and accountability?  Where do we draw the line? …

My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir.  I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.”

My thoughts, and those of Voltaire

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