Rush Limbaugh is now doubling down on his non-apologetic apology by attributing his gynophobic language to his having fallen for the “tactics of the left.”
Insincere regrets are not helping Limbaugh this time, however. His show continues to bleed advertisers. Eleven is the latest number of advertisers who have announced they are either suspending or terminating their business relationship with him. In addition, four female veterans, in a statement put out today by VoteVets, called for the American Forces Network to stop carrying Limbaugh’s show.
The woman at the center of this firestorm — Sandra Fluke, whom Limbaugh described as a “slut” and a “prostitute” for testifying to the importance of contraception to women’s health — is not buying Limbaugh’s “apology.” On the ABC talk show The View today, Fluke said, “I don’t think that a statement like this issued, saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything, and especially when that statement is issued when he’s under significant pressure from his sponsors who have begun to pull their support.”