On Saturday – the radio voice of the Republican Party – Rush Limbaugh – issued a non-apology to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluk who he called a “slut” and a “prostitute” last week. Limbaugh said his “choice of words was not the best” – yet he repeated his lie that Fluk was asking Americans to pay for birth control. Limbaugh’s senseless attack on Fluk has so far cost his radio show seven sponsors, which is probably the real reason why he issued his fake apology.
As filmmaker Michael Moore pointed out – who’s the prostitute now? The real problem this story highlights, though, is the well-funded right-wing radio and TV machine that lets their "stars" be racist and misogynous over and over again with no consequences.