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Bill Maher defends his defense of Rush Limbaugh

As expected, on Friday night’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, the host used the closing segment of his show to discuss the controversy surrounding his remarks earlier this week when he defended shock jock Rush Limbaugh. Maher said, “I don’t like it that people are made to disappear…

Limbaugh broadcasts dead air during commercial breaks

The exodus of advertisers fleeing from Rush Limbaugh may finally be taking a toll on his radio show. Liberal watchdog group Media Matters noticed that on at least two occasions on Thursday, Limbaugh’s flagship station in New York, WABC, broadcast several minutes of dead air during commercial breaks. There were…

Sen. Levin would ‘love’ Armed Forces Network to drop Limbaugh

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said Wednesday that the Armed Forces Network should drop conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. “I would hope the people that run it see just how offensive this is and drop it on their own volition,” Levin told CNN. VoteVets.org, the…

Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh on Twitter

HBO host Bill Maher launched an unlikely defense for Rush Limbaugh Tuesday evening, urging liberals to back off from the much maligned radio host. “Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting,” Maher wrote on his Twitter page. “Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout.” Maher has his own…

Robertson: Calling Fluke a ‘slut’ and a ‘prostitute’ only ‘a little bit over the top’

In a segment broadcast by a Christian television network on Wednesday, televangelist and longtime icon of America’s religious right Pat Robertson suggested that Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh’s characterization of a Gergetown law student as a “slut” and a “prostitute” was just “a little bit over the top,” but went…

Limbaugh threatened with lawsuit by supergroup Rush

Rush, the band, has formally forbidden Republican shock jock Rush Limbaugh from using their music on his radio program. The Canadian supergroup was contacted by The Huffington Post’s Bob Cesca this week and asked if they gave Limbaugh permission to use their music. They responded by sending Limbaugh a cease…

Palin: Criticizing Rush over his Fluke comments is ‘the definition of hypocrisy’

Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) got caught by CNN’s “caucus cam” in Wasilla — and the whole CNN team to the opportunity to quiz her about the the GOP primary, her potential candidacy and, of course, her opinion on the Sandra Fluke affair. Unsurprisingly, Palin used the opportunity to call…

Rep. Yarmuth: Limbaugh’s remark ‘part of GOP assault on women’s health’

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) said Tuesday on the House floor that the Republican Party needed to halt its attacks on women’s reproductive rights, associating their legislative agenda with the recent firestorm surrounding conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh. “Rush Limbaugh’s appalling attack on Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke is no…

Obama: ‘Decent folks’ don’t call women sluts

President Barack Obama on Tuesday said that conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s remarks about a Georgetown University law student “don’t have any place in the public discourse.” Limbaugh recently apologized for calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she testified before Congress about the need for contraception coverage…

Limbaugh blasts ‘overeducated’ young single white women

Following “sincerely” apologizing for calling a Georgetown University student a “slut,” conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday complained about “overeducated” single white women. “What is it with all these young, single, white women? Overeducated doesn’t mean intelligent,” he ranted, going on to talk about journalist Tracie McMillian’s book. Only…

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