“What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex, what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute.”
On his radio show, Limbaugh made a very public shaming of Fluke, the Georgetown law student who testified before Congress that insurance companies should cover the cost of birth control. Limbaugh picked up on Fluke’s comments and spun it into a tirade of assumptions about her rampant sexual activities. Limbaugh’s words were so proliferated in the media that President Obama felt compelled to call Fluke and express his support. “He thanked me for speaking out and for expressing the concerns of so many women,” Fluke said.
Limbaugh was compelled to apologize after flaring tempers across the nation — and losing advertisers. “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.”