Listen to Limbaugh's words -- the trouble he is in is because of much, much more that the use of just two words. Media Matters has extracted a three day timeline of all of Limbaugh's ignorant and cruel attacks.
Two days ago I posted on Earthside.com my commentary on the Limbaugh controversy: Limbaugh: Ignorance and Purposeful Ignorance.
Since then Limbaugh has issued what he and the mainstream media are calling an 'apology'. The word "apologize" may be used, but the statement is not an apology -- it is a public relations spin tactic to take a little of the heat off Limbaugh for a misuse of the people's air waves.
Limbaugh uses the bulk of his three paragraph 'apology' to continue the attack and to keep misinforming (lying) about the substance of the issue. The whole point of the Obama health care regulation is the responsibility of private religious insurers to provide coverage for women's contraception -- in this case, it is not about taxpayers at all! But Limbaugh and the radical right never let facts get in the way of good propaganda, so, they push the deception anyway.
For the benefit of Denver and Colorado citizens, here is information about Limbaugh's local radio lair. We need to let KOA know that we want decency in broadcasting, that we will not accept the 'politically correct' notion that Limbaugh cannot be touched, that words do have consequences, that editorial control applies to Limbaugh the same way Clear Channel (owner of KOA) applied editorial control to the Dixie Chicks in 2003.
Here is the Limbaugh show page on the KOA web site:
Here is the list of all KOA radio advertisers:
Here is the email for the Sales Director:
Here is the KOA radio 'Contact' page:
There is also an active Facebook comment window at the bottom of the 'Contact' page.
Rush Limbaugh has so much more to apologize for | David Horsey/Los Angeles Times