Slut you say?

There are many possible responses to Rush Limbaugh’s denigration of Sandra Fluke and Bill O’Reilly’s defense of same. Surprise, shock and awe shouldn’t be among them.

His show has bringing us disdain since 1988. At the same time, his is one of the highest-rated radio shows in the U.S. Lots of people are listening. And not just conservatives. How many people have told you that they listen so they can hear the other side? Balderdash. People tune into his show because they find him appealing and the show, entertaining. Let that sink in for a moment. These are the same folks who tell you that they’ve come around and realized that they were more conservative than they had at first believed.

Mr. Limbaugh is not a journalist nor does he pretend to be one. He isn’t even really a political pundit. Despite his well known struggles with drugs, he proves the dictum that suffering doesn’t make us wise. He is an entertainer who will continue with his schtick until it’s no longer popular.

He’s said many hurtful things about many people and circumstances. The goal? To keep the ratings up.

Rush Limbaugh’s non apology, apology is a wink at his fans and a middle finger to those who were offended.  I expect that something else outrageous will be coming down the pike on his show again, because American audiences want it.

If you really want it to stop, stop listening and ask others about why they still do. Knowledge is power.

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About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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