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Rush Limbaugh and the Contraception Controversy


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Rush Limbaugh
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Rush Limbaugh

On Saturday, talk show host Rush Limbaugh apologized for calling a Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute." A dozen advertisers have now ditched Limbaugh's show in response to the comments, which came after Fluke testified before Congress in support of health coverage for contraception. We discuss the incident and assess Limbaugh's cultural and political influence.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Eric Boehlert, senior fellow at Media Matters for America, a progressive media watchdog group
  • Jeff Lord, former Reagan White House political director and contributing editor for the American Spectator
  • Randall Bloomquist, veteran talk radio programmer and journalist who most recently served as program director of news/talk 640 WGST in Atlanta
  • Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women

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