Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | 2:02 a.m.
Over the past 30 years, I have rarely heard of a polarizing media propagandist who issued an apology. However, it happened last Saturday.
Rush Limbaugh “sincerely” apologized to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke for branding her as a “slut” and a “prostitute.” His twisted tirade on his Wednesday radio show included: “If we are going to pay for your contraceptives ... we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.” On Thursday he defiantly blustered, “This is hilarious. ... The left has been thrown into an outright conniption fit!”
Who prompted Limbaugh to eventually back down? People his survival depends on. Republicans, independents and women in general rebuffed him. Eight sponsors left him.
Limbaugh had better watch his labeling, considering that the general meaning of “prostitute” is “one who sells one’s abilities for an unworthy purpose.”
Limbaugh’s recent rant has resulted in an increase of people who believe that badmouth bullying and polarizing stereotyping constitute an “unworthy purpose” they will not support. Spinners beware.