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She’s in: Sandra Fluke to run for Henry Waxman’s congressional seat in California

Reproductive health care advocate Sandra Fluke has filed papers to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in California. According to the Washington Post, the former Georgetown University student is running in the Democratic primary to fill the seat left vacant by the retirement of Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA). A…

Why the #StopRush Effort is *not* Censorship

Jay Adler has an excellent post that pushes back against Rush Limbaugh, his “crisis management” team, and his army of Twitter minions who now complain that the #StopRush efforts, which began as a response to Limbaugh’s misogynistic attacks on Sandra Fluke —  amounts to liberal censorship. As you might expect,…

Schultz: Fox News conspiracy theorists won’t distract from their war on women

MSNBC host Ed Schutlz noticed Friday evening the various Fox News personalities claiming that the White House is secretly behind the media pressure surrounding Rush Limbaugh. Both Bill O’Reilly and Eric Bolling have accused the Obama administration of pushing Sandra Fluke’s emergence in media circles since her attacks from Limbaugh.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

O’Reilly: Sandra Fluke wants government to pay for her ‘social life’

Fox News’ host Bill O’Reilly decided to align himself with Rush Limbaugh in attacking Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke Friday evening, claiming she wanted the school to provide money for her own personal life. “This sense of entitlement I don’t understand because I wasn’t raised that way,” O’Reilly said. “Like…

Customer pressure forces firms to drop advertising on Limbaugh program

Appeals for a boycott of sponsors of Rush Limbaugh’s radio program appear to be paying off. Mattress retailer Sleep Train was the first to drop Limbaugh’s program after he called law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” for testifying against allowing employers to opt out of providing birth control under employees’…

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