Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:41 AM
Okay, I finally looked up what Limbaugh actually said. Wow. So, a question - if an insurance plan is cost sharing amongst a group of private individuals, and I get coverage for my birth control, aren't I also being paid by the people I cost-share in the plan with to have sex, making me also a prostitute? Basically, I'd have to pay for my own birth control out of pocket at full retail price to not be a prostitute, right? This is in addition to the fact that Fluke did not, at any time, raise the issue of her own usage of birth control. She never made her personal practices a public issue, ever. Limbaugh basically called all of us - women using birth control to put off pregnancy until they advance sufficiently in their careers, women using birth control after they had two kids and are waiting for their husband's scheduled vasectomy, etc. (1) sluts and (2) prostitutes if we do anything other than pay for it out of pocket.
And so sponsors are pulling support. And maybe not because they are worried the public will be offended - maybe because they are offended, just like when Bill Maher talked about the bravery of the 9/11 hijackers and cowardice of the United States. Isn't it within the rights of the shareholders of corporations and owners of companies to not pay to advertise on your show if you said something that pissed them off? I mean, do you really expect to be able to call women, not mention men's wives, daughters, mothers, etc., sluts and have everything be A-OK?
So, Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c*nt in a stand-up routine where he also called all Democrats p*ssies and said conservatives are afraid of gay people like they're afraid of dessert - they might see a c*ck go by and think, "well, I hear it's what they're known for." She's a reality TV star for God's sake - did you see what South Park did to Snookie? Besides have you read her emails from her time as the Governor or heard some of the ways she acted to McCain's campaign staff? The difference here is that Sarah Palin IS a c*nt whereas neither I, your sister, or Sandra Fluke are sluts or prostitutes because we want the government to mandate coverage of birth control in prescription drug plans.
For the record, Michelle Malkin is very pretty, but Olbermann's point was that Malkin has no worth as a commentator and is only famous because she sells petty bigoted hate for mass consumption and that she'd be nothing without that product, i.e. just a mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it. I'm gonna plead substantial truth on this one also.