Re: Was Mr. Limbaugh's "s!ut...prostitute" his "nappy-haired ho" moment?
posted at 3/5/2012 2:34 PM EST
In Response to Re: Was Mr. Limbaugh's "s!ut...prostitute" his "nappy-haired ho" moment?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Was Mr. Limbaugh's "s!ut...prostitute" his "nappy-haired ho" moment? : And who are you to tell me to move on? lol... Since he is doing it publicly, any member of the public is someone "to decide" what they think of what he is saying. So what makes me one "to decide" is that I have ears and eyeballs. He is big fat lying idiot who regularly goes on offensive and idiotic diatribes. He just said yet another idiotic and insulting thing. Either way, I stand by my points as to that part. He isn't sorry about the substance of what he said. He's just sorry he said it. Because advertisers are pulling out. A sincere apology is "sorry; I recognize that was wrong because X,Y,Z" and that's where it stops. [Edit: Funny enough, Slate now has it's own break-down of the "apology"] “For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. [Don’t lead with self-congratulation. If you’re aiming for self-pity, that’s also not the way to start an apology. After all, you’re not making the case that your remarks were the result of sleep deprivation or a medical crisis caused by overwork. Underlining that you get paid millions of dollars to sit in front of a microphone 15 hours a week does not create sympathy.] In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. [This wasn’t an errant remark, but a three-day attack. You pretty much ran through a thesaurus’ worth of synonyms to characterize Ms. Fluke, and you make your living choosing words. An apology should not drip with insincerity.] I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke. [This is false on its face, so not a good strategy.] “I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. [As your hero, Ronald Reagan so memorably said, ” There you go again .” When you’re apologizing for a personal attack – see paragraph above – don’t a) bring in the desperate times we live in, and b) remind that you are obsessed with the personal sexual activities of the woman you’ve accused of being a prostitute.] I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. [But you’re the one who suggested paying Ms. Fluke to watch her have sex. And as she notes, students pay for their private health insurance. She was in favor of the new provision in the law that would allow contraceptives to be provided directly to the insured regardless of the religious affilation of the school or employer. In an apology you don't escalate your previous mischaracterization.] What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? [Indeed, this is why you’re now having to apologize. You need to actually take responsibility for your remarks and acknowledge you’ve crossed the line.] If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? [Again, don’t try to deflect from what you did with vague policy hand-wringing that only reminds that if your remarks become the norm, the gutter follows.] Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit? [Maybe you should try the sleep deprivation excuse because your apology is becoming incoherent.] In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone's bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level. [Except that you spent three days wondering what went on in Ms. Fluke’s bedroom. It’s also best not to suggest that the person who really should be apologizing is someone else.] “My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. [ This sounds as if you wish you had searched for a better way to call someone a sl*t. Also, don’t refer to the fact that you’re now motivated by worry about your career.] I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices. [This is where you should have begun!] ” Actually, to begin, Limbaugh needed to first call Sandra Fluke, and if she wouldn’t take his call, he should have had a letter of apology delivered to her. Then when he issued his public statement it should have been something like: “I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke. My remarks about her were false, cruel, and repulsive. There’s no excuse and I offer none. I seriously crossed the line and I am sorry.”
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Because you have ears and eyeballs doesn't mean you know what he was thinking when he apologized. He issued an apology. It may not be to your liking, but it was an apology.
I retract "move on". If you want to continue spending time on this, knock yourself out. I might even join you.