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Limbaugh: ‘I acted too much like the leftists’

Rush Limbaugh on Monday insisted that his apology for calling a Georgetown University law student a “slut” was “heartfelt,” adding that liberals were to blame for the whole incident. In a statement on his website over the weekend, the conservative radio host said he “sincerely” apologized to Sandra Fluke, who…

Four more advertisers flee from Limbaugh

Update, below: Tax Resolution Services, Co., Bonobos outfitters also drop Limbaugh The exodus of advertisers from Rush Limbaugh’s radio program continued Monday with Internet publisher AOL announcing that they are suspending further placements on his show following offensive, sexist comments he made about a law student called by members of…

Imus calls Limbaugh ‘insincere pig’ after ‘slut’ apology

Fox Business Network host Don Imus is calling Rush Limbaugh an “insincere pig” after the conservative icon begrudgingly apologized to a Georgetown University law student for calling her a “slut” and a “prostitute.” In a statement on his website over the weekend, Limbaugh said he “sincerely” apologized to Sandra Fluke,…

New revenue model elusive for U.S. papers: study

US newspapers are searching for a new revenue model in an era of falling circulation, declining print advertising dollars and free online competition. A study published on Monday suggests they have a long and difficult road ahead — although there are a few encouraging signs. The 16-month study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for…

‘Star Wars’ designer of Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2, dead at 82

Ralph McQuarrie, the cinematic designer known for the famous “Star Wars” characters such as Darth Vader, Chewbacca and R2-D2, has died at age 82, his website announced Sunday. McQuarrie, who died Saturday, collaborated with George Lucas on the original “Star Wars” trilogy in the 1970s and with Steven Spielberg on…

Search engines pressured to doctor results to favor copyright industries

There has been a great deal of concern recently over proposed legislation and treaties — such as SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, and TPP — that would hand the copyright industries what are widely seen as unwarranted powers to go after allegedly infringing websites. According to TechDirt’s Glyn Moody, however, informal deals…

Chris Wallace: Fox News covers contraception for female employees

Last week, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said a Georgetown University student was a “slut” and a “prostitute” for wanting oral contraceptives to be covered by her health insurance — but it’s not clear if he feels the same about the female employees who receive birth control pills from Fox…

Another advertiser abandons Limbaugh

The online data-backup company Carbonite has become the sixth advertiser to sever its ties to The Rush Limbaugh Show in the wake of Limbaugh’s repeated personal attacks on Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University Law School student, Think Progress is reporting. Limbaugh posted an apology on his website earlier today, but…

Limbaugh apologizes to Sandra Fluke

In what could be seen as an attempt to head off the backlash he is currently facing, Rush Limbaugh has posted a statement on his website apologizing to Georgetown University Law Student Sandra Fluke for his vicious, personal attacks on her this week. Talking Points Memo‘s Livewire blog quotes that…

Photo show captures Bob Dylan as young rock star

Rare photographs of Bob Dylan, shot over a year-long period in the mid-1960s, go on show in Paris next week in an exhibition that captures the moment the protest folk singer morphed into cult rock star. From 1961 to 1966, Dylan wrote seven albums that marked the history of pop,…

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