Thursday, October 15, 2009

Limbaugh recognizes own sexism...and moves on

I think hell might be about 1/2 frozen this morning (ignoring the dreary weather outside).

Rush Limbaugh CAUGHT HIMSELF, mid-sentence, in his own sexism!? Granted, he didn't take it back. He didn't apologize. He didn't admit he was WRONG. Buuuuuuut, at least he knows anyone with a brain has the right to be outraged at what he said...

Amidst his rant criticizing Senator Susan Collins of Maine, who recently stated her openness to supporting health care reform legislation, Limbaugh asks "who would have thought this...Women!" (around 0:23)

[*sarcasm alert*]

While, at face value, this comment seems mediocre at best, Limbaugh is basically implying that only a woman (feeble-minded and easily deceived, I'm sure) could defy her party to support health care legislation...which is sure to become the detriment of all of society's future ails!

He then goes on to debate with his staff whether or not they should bleep the offensive comment (hence, my shock of him actually admitting the offense) ...which eventually results in a unanimous vote to leave it in.

At the end of the day, I guess we can chalk one up for women in the fact that Limbaugh, at the very least, recognized his sexist vitriol as offensive. NEXT STEP: raise our voices against such blatant sexism, loud enough to drown out the bozos who get paid to bring people down.

Take a listen and share your thoughts!

Clip courtesy of Media Matters.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I understand what went on in that clip. Could you possibly give an explanation or transcript?