Rush Limbaugh has drawn the ire of celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who sent a letter to the Palm Beach County state attorney requesting an investigation into whether the popular radio host should be prosecuted for calling a law student a “slut” and “prostitute” last week.
“Mr. Limbaugh targeted his attack on a young law student who was simply exercised her free speech and her right to testify before congress on a very important issue to millions of American women and he vilified her. He defamed her and engaged in unwarranted, tasteless and exceptionally damaging attacks on her,” Allred told POLITICO Friday afternoon. “He needs to face the consequences of his conduct in every way that is meaningful.”
So much for Free Speech. But wait, stop: Emulate Andrew [Breitbart] and don’t accept the meme: Sandra Fluke DID NOT actually testify before Congress. She didn’t even testify before a Congressional Committee. She met with Queen Nancy and a few other Democrats at an unofficial meeting about contraception and she was the ONLY witness. Do not accept the base lie that is the premise of this story, and torpedo the left with their own words. Here is the original story from CBS News, the more-than-just-leaning-left Dan Rather “fake but accurate” network:
House Democrats on Thursday sought to capitalize on the controversy surrounding the government’s role in providing contraception to women, holding a high-profile discussion on the matter and asking supporters for money as soon as the talk was over.
Led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats held a pretend hearing while Congress is not in session to listen to the views of a third-year Georgetown Law student and activist ...
Specifically, she said contraception can cost a woman over $3,000 dollars ...
And she said contraception is not just used for birth control, but also for other health issues including the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome and even seizures.
No Republicans attended the mock hearing.
As we have all learned in the past few days, Fluke’s statement that contraception can cost $3000 a year is only true for the most extreme and highly rare type of birth control pills which are prescribed to primarily treat the maladies she stated. In terms of regular contraception for the use of not getting pregnant, the cost rarely exceeds $500 per year. And we all know that most non-religious colleges hand out free condoms like candy, and we’ve learned that there are at least 3 Planned Parenthood and other places that distribute free contraception all within a couple blocks of Georgetown University which Fluke, 31 not 23 as originally portrayed by the MSM, attends. But the point is that the liberal media itself at first reported the truth: Fluke is a known activist and the meeting was neither official nor fair and balanced. So right away lawyer Allred (what an appropriate name, huh?) is really spinning things here, as she tries to jump on the bandwagon as it leaves town.
In a letter dated March 8, Allred, writing on behalf of the Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund, requested that Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe probe whether the conservative radio personality had violated Section 836.04 of the Florida Statutes by calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke the two derogatory words.
The statute stipulates that anyone who “speaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity” is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
Oh yeah baby, I’m sure Rush is quaking in his boots. You’re going to try and get him busted by a law that MIGHT result in him getting a $50 fine. WOW. [actually the maximum penalty of that statute is a year in jail and a $1000 fine] Although all Rush really needs to do is plead No Contest, and have his lawyers appeal that the law itself is sexually discriminatory and should be annulled. And he will win, guaranteed. The Blue Laws all went out the window at least 40 years ago. Every last one of them is unconstitutional, and I think that all but this one have already been thrown out. Allred is just shooting her mouth off trying to stir things up again; she knows she doesn’t stand a snowflake’s chance in Hell of winning this one.
This publicity hound has a serious problem with liberty. She constantly bellyaches about her client’s right to free speech while hypocritically seeking to stifle the same from her opponents. It would be amusing if it weren’t so nauseating.
Perhaps we can get the prosecutor to arrest and charge Allred under one of the “excessive noise” statutes.
Perhaps we can get the prosecutor to fine Allred a few tens of thousands for being a nuisance and a grandstander.
Limbaugh’s contentious remarks, made against Fluke for testifying on Capitol Hill about women’s access to contraception, resulted in widespread public outrage and dozens of advertisers pulling their commercials from his three-hour program.
But let’s get back to not accepting the meme. Note how misleading the above quote is. If I stand out on the sidewalk and orate my views, then I too am testifying on Capital Hill. Congress? Official committees? What are those??
Fight the bullshit. It’s time to promote an Army of Davids to an Army of Andrews. And for that, I’m already qualified!
Another bitter lesbian ambulance chaser heard from. STFU Gloria you ignorant slut!
Wow - all I can say is once you start supporting the ‘right’ to silence one person/group - it comes back to bite you in the butt - No tyrant, dictator or ism stays in power (when power is the primary goal) forever - Ms Allred needs to be careful.
Smearing Rush comes with it’s own repercussions.
I didn’t realize that Sandra the Slut wasn’t testifying before a ‘real’ congressional committee. Thanks for opening my eyes.
Drew and crew,
We’ve had a small amount of news briefs on Rush calling somebody a slut but not sure why or even what the whole quote was. ???
I have hated All-Red from the first time I ever heard the rotten bitch. She is a very loud mouth and bizarre as it may look in print, I have long had the fantasy of being in a position of driving splintered stake into her always open mouth. I would enjoy watching that lying bastard die a slow and painful death and would give anything to be the one responsible for it. Oh and btw ... her daughter is a chip off the same block. They even sound alike.
That miserable midget has over the years made up for her small size by creating huge issues built on political correctness and making the very worst appear the better cause. As all lawyers of her type do. And I intensely hate them all.
BTW ... speaking of Rush and I forgot to continue the thought above. And again, I am writing this with no knowledge of what it was he said.
Doesn’t calling someone a slut and a prostitute bring upon himself some heat? And what if she isn’t a prostitute as we use that term? He kind of opens himself to grief. Doesn’t he?
When I worked in radio, back in ancient times, we couldn’t even say damn much less use a word like slut on air. And anyway, that’s the sort of thing high profile lefty celebs do.
Rush apologized - granted Saturday morning which I guess wasn’t immediate enough for the rabidly insane Allred.
Rep Issa called a hearing of legal and religious leaders to ascertain if the Obama/Obamacare mandate was Constitutional. The Dems on the Committee placed a man’s name on the ‘witness’ roster, he was vetted and then they removed his name at 4:30pm the evening before the hearing and Ms Fluke’s name replaced it. Rep Issa said No, as there was no time to vet her.
Pelosi et al called a press conference masquerading as another ‘hearing’ and Ms Fluke lied about a lot of things:
1)Ms Fluke went to Georgetown Law to do challenge their insurance coverage.
2) The sob stories (which I really have a problem with someone ‘testifying’ about someone else’s claimed medical/healthcare issue) GLS’s insurance does cover bc in some (if not all) of the instances she brought up. [See Cathy Ruse: Limbaugh and Our Phony Contraception Debate article in the WSJ, Opinion, March 6, 2012 - for grins, Ms Ruse IS a GLS grad.]
3) Ms Fluke is not 23 but rather 30, she spoke to the media before she ‘testified’ (I think it was the day before).
4) Ms Fluke is not a lawyer yet - which is why she was denied (in addition to the late submission of her name) the permission to actually testify in front of Issa’s committee hearing.
5) Ms Fluke is represented by Anita Dunn - yes, the Anita Dunn of WH connections.
6) I’ve read where Rush is demeaning her by mispronouncing her name Fluk rhymes with Duck instead of Fluke rhymes with Duke. Rush stated that he was corrected that her name is pronounced Fluk not Fluke. [Which btw, is grammatically incorrect - when a vowel is followed by another vowel - the first vowel is pronounced in it’s long sound, the second is silent].
Peiper you are going to have to dig to find the truth to this whole entire mess. The media is covering up as their plan is to put a rest that the Obama/Obamacare mandate that Religious institutions/individuals be forced against conscience to pay for bc (which to all liberals translate into abortion). But it blew up in their faces as did the attempt to force Rush off the air.
It is all a distraction to the failure in jobs, failure in the housing industry, the rising debt and the fact that STILL the majority of Americans want Obamacare REPEALED.
When something in this media/Administration comes out of left field and seems to make no sense - we need to look at what is being covered up. Clinton still got found out even with his wag the dog bombing stupidity and enough people don’t like Obama (even on his side) that I don’t think he is going to hang in much longer - certainly not be as able to hide it all in the press.