Rush Limbaugh’s (Surprise) a Misogynist

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Rush Limbaugh’s loose banter is rarely worthy of acknowledgement. However, he crossed the line on his Friday show when he criticized the woman who was allegedly raped by several members of the Duke University Lacrosse team.

When asked by a caller why Rev. Al Sharpton has recently been quiet about the immigration debate, Limbaugh quipped that Sharpton is busy “trying to figure out how he can get involved in the deal down there at Duke where the lacrosse team … supposedly, you know, raped some, uh, hos.” When confronted by another caller, Rush acknowledged that his idiocy filter failed, saying “I knew somebody was gonna call and give me a little grief so I’m takin’ the occasion of your call to apologize for it. That was, it was a terrible slip of the tongue. I’m sorry.” Limbaugh then essentially nullified his apology by stating “I wish you didn’t hear me say it.”

This is a good opportunity for people to see Mr. Limbaugh’s true uncensored feelings. It would be nice to believe this is a solitary incident, but something tells me Rush’s misogynistic feelings run much deeper.

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