Your Daily Dose of Rush Limbaugh Hypocrisy

The first of Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers to jump ship had been Sleep Train. They changed their mind and the oh-so contrite Limbaguh responded to their attempt by having his spokesman write them an e-mail:

“Rush received your requests personally,” said his email, which was released to the media. “Unfortunately, your public comments were not well received by our audience, and did not accurately portray either Rush Limbaugh’s character or the intent of his remarks. Thus, Rush will be unable to endorse Sleep Train in the future. Rush appreciates your long friendship and past support, and we wish you good luck in the future.”

That’s right, folks, Rush Limbaugh does not stand for people who inaccurately portray others’ characters or the intents of their remarks. He’s an unforgiving man of principle.

Oy, the chutzpah.

If you missed my more developed thoughts on the Limbaugh affair from last week you can read them in the posts Why Misogynistic Language Matters and No, You Can’t Call People Sluts.

And for many of the rest of my thoughts which I didn’t have the time nor talent to adequately express, there’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert from last week too. 

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • smhlle

    Apparently I’m not done ranting on this subject.

    It still amazes me that a woman can testify to that a college student friend of hers with PCOS was denied coverage for hormonal birth control to slow the growth of ovarian cysts and consequently had an ovary removed, and that the response was “slutty, slutty, sluts”.

    I hope Limbaugh’s listeners understand that he’s this lazy, biased an ill-informed on most of the issues he spews about.

  • kennethdunlap

    Your first line has a misspelling, *Sleep* train…

    Apparently Sleep Train still needs to face a little public pressure, if they want to go back to advertising with him.

  • http://aceofsevens.wordpress.com Ace of Sevens

    Poor Rush. Even the corporations are being mean to him now.

  • http://surgoshan.blogspot.com/ Surgoshan

    You can’t fire me! I QUIT!


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