Leaked Limbaugh video: the shocking truth behind Rush’s apology to Sandra Fluke

As of Sunday, 98 advertisers have dropped Rush Limbaugh! This is despite Rush’s so called “apology” (or Rushology) to Sandra Fluke for his poor word choice. Perhaps not as many advertisers would have dropped Rush if there had been an ounce of sincerity in his apology. This video presents what the real Rush knows:  He’s not really sorry, he just doesn’t want to lose advertising.  He and the GOP hate women. And he’s the real “slut.”

Transcript after the jump. Oh and by the way, this is satire.

I want to explain why I apologized to Sandra Fluke in the statement that was released on Saturday. This program has always been about advertising. The apology was about millions of dollars of advertising a year. Millions, folks.  Not about anything else. As you will hear, as I go on here, the apology to her over the weekend, it was not sincere. It’s simple really. Advertising’s a business decision. You, the audience, comes second or third. Because no successful program puts the audience first.

You know that I don’t really apologize to Ms. Fluke. We don’t do that. We never will. Never ever. Republicans hate women.  We want them barefoot and pregnant. We don’t want to hear from women. They’re misogynist, sexist and they’re not really all that concerned about spending. It’s about being in charge of women. I don’t expect– and I know you don’t either– morality, intellectual honesty,  integrity, independence on this program. I don’t know diddly squat. I am embarrassing and ludicrous. The glittering jewel of colossal ignorance, an arrogant snob. I try to suppress the speech, try to use extortion, pressure, threats to silence opposing voices. 

I have demonstrated over and over a willingness to say or do anything, I am the prostitute. The slut, right?


Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

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