Rush Limbaugh would lead us to believe that he is sincerely sorry for the comments made over a three-day rant against a Law Student advocating before a U.S. House Committee in behalf of students who feel that they need to have access to birth control contraceptives. However, I still have reservations with the sincerity of his apology. He was not at all considerate about his (“choice of words’), when he went on that three-day rant over the air waves of America calling Ms. Fluke a Slut and a Prostitute.
However, now that his whole program is in trouble, and that his sponsors are saying that his insulting behavior was in fact unacceptable, suddenly Mr. Limbaugh is all apologetic. Interesting. While the Host Sindicated Radio Stations are supporting Limbaugh, it is all too obvious, like Limbaugh, they too understand that it is not all about Rush, but it is all about the all-mighty-dollar. If they lose their sponsors, they lose Rush. It’s as simple as that.
There is another issue here that I think it is time to address. I have as other Bloggers have addressed at one time or another before all this Kaos happened. That is the over all insulting bullying behavior that so many of these Holy’er than thou, (‘I’m right, you’re wrong, that’s all there is too it’), attitude that these Right Wing Conservative Radio Hosts project over the air ways.
The idea that this is at all an open forum is nonsense as well. Go ahead, try to get on one of these commentators radio show. If you succeed, they set you up and then tear you apart. Because they are the professional here, they have all the control and their Ducks lined up in a nice neat tidy row. However, the caller, usually not professional is left trying to defend their good name and what is left of their reputation as well as integrity. I am not sure of the fellas name, but I have heard this guy get so worked up yelling at a listener trying to voice his opinion, which is different from that of the hosts. “Get off the air, you lousy Left Wing Commie”. “Get outta here”! Then on comes a caller who favors the Right Wing, and is made to look oh so rational. He’s called a great American and a Patriot!
Just a week or so ago, here in Lansing, Michigan, I listened as a radio host dedicated most of his programing to the Romney Campaign. He gave a little lip service time, a minute here, and a minute there for other candidates, but it was quite clear that the program was on the Romney Train all the way. And guess what, because it was a radio show, it was not bought time, no campaign dollars involved, no equal time offered or given. Un Paid, Free Political Advertising for Three whole hours.
Now you let the public hear an ounce of time given to the so-called Liberal cause on PBS, and we never hear the end of it. Democrats dominating the airwaves. The Liberal Agenda is being pushed against the people will. And on we go. However, for some reason the Far Right is permitted to splash their agenda across the airwaves without equal time to the other side because they pay for it with sponsors. A one-sided Right Wing, Conservative, Republican leaning agenda dominating all Talk Radio all day and all night.
Now that is the crux of the problem. Not just what Rush said. Of course he was wrong. Now he is left trying to save his hide and his job. His weak apology not well received because most of know that it is not in the slightest ment. There are other Hosts just as rude and crude. they have no respect for anyone with a different point of view. They have made that clear in the past. We the listeners just sit here and allow it to go on, looking the other way with our head stuck in the sand. The question is when are We The People going to rise up and say enough is enough, and demand equal, unbiased time on these so-called Open Political Forums.
Sorry Folks, my point is the same now as before. Make an example of Rush Limbaugh and make it quite clear that certain behavior, such as was exhibited by Rush on his Three Day Rant is unacceptable. He should be terminated.
That’s my Point of View………I look forward to yours. In the meantime, Have a great day, and as usual….
God Bless America!