At least when Limbaugh said what he said, it was somewhat related to what Sandra Fluke had put out there.
Mike Malloy, who you’ve probably never heard of, went a bit further than that. Malloy didn’t judge somebody for the lifestyle she represented herself as having; nope, he just said that everybody in the South or middle part of the country who got pounded by a tornado was, well…
“Their God … keeps smashing them into little grease spots on the pavement in Alabama, and Mississippi, and Arkansas, and Georgia, and Oklahoma.”
“You know, the Bible belt, where [in a mocking voice] they ain’t gonna let no goddamned science get in the way, it says in the Bible, blah blah blah blah blah. So, according to their way of thinking, God with his omnipotent thumb reaches down here and so far tonight has smashed about 20 people into a grease spot on highway 12, or whatever the hell highway they live next to.”
We’re supposed to care about what Limbaugh said about somebody who perpetrated an obnoxious fraud on the American people and let this go? This guy is laughing at corpses because he thinks they might be opposed to his political views.
Limbaugh apologized for his statement. Malloy probably will, though nobody particularly cares what he says one way or another.
But when you’re dancing on graves, shouldn’t you catch some consequences?
Will Malloy even cop to what he said?
This, after all, is what Malloy posted on his own website about Limbaugh…
Rush, “Deaf by Temptation” Limbaugh, aka The Pigman, aka the Oxymoron is running scared, finally having crossed the line from his typical blatant misogyny into ugly, outright slander.
A longtime warrior in the war against women, Limbaugh (who himself could be a poster boy for birth control) tackled the recent (ridiculous) birth control debate with vicious verbal attacks against a 30-year-old law student who testified before Congress of the medical need for insurance companies to cover birth control pills if for no other reason than that 60% of women on “the pill” take it for reasons other than contraception (endometriosis, ovarian cysts, etc). Just an aside, does anybody find it ironic that the Oxymoron is attacking somebody for their stance on a drug? Or that he’s commenting on drugs at all given his checkered history with sexual enhancers and painkillers? Just me?
For this Sandra Fluke was branded a slut and a prostitute by El Rushbo, who proclaimed that if she wanted to be paid for having so much sex, she should post a video on youtube so he could watch, too. His argument is beyond sexist and specious, it’s plain ignorant. Seems he believes you pop a birth control pill like he pops his illegally-obtained Viagra – one pill for each sexual encounter.
Most people, men and women alike, realize that “the pill” is a once-a-day medication, not a “take as you need it” drug like, say, Cialis. It’s been around for decades, but Rush’s been on a lot of various and sundry meds himself, so maybe his memory is missing big chunks of the last century. Either way, so much for being the “best researched” radio show in the galaxy, eh Limbaugh? Are you truly that stupid, or do you just assume your audience is that universally stupid? Or . . . both?
Perhaps Limbaugh’s many waives led him to believe it was “pay to play” for their own personal financial enrichment, but it’s difficult to believe that a man who has been married and presumably sexually active </shudder> with as many women as El Rushbo has, that he has never seen a little plastic pack of pills, with the little calendar inside?
But the real issue, of course, is not Rushie’s lack of research or comprehension, but his insidious, disgusting attack of this particular young lady who’s only “crime” was to testify in favor of coverage for these hormone supplements. That’s enough for El Rushbo to label her a whore. For three days in a row.
And then he went on the air and trashed the people of Alabama and Kentucky and Mississippi who lost everything in a tornado.
Are we going to call for Malloy to be taken off Sirius Radio? No. Are we going to demand a boycott of his advertisers? No.
But let’s just remember who these people are, and let’s keep some perspective. Limbaugh is a respected broadcaster who erred with impolitic language which created a national distraction. Malloy is a low-life who’s just doing what he always does, and he’s happy to generate any reaction he can given the state of his audience.
Let’s not overreact to Rush’s gaffe while excusing the real trash on the radio.