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Huffington Post: Rush Limbaugh: Sandra Fluke Comments Were 'Uncalled For,' A 'Shame' Advertisers Left

-By Jack Mirkinson

March 5, 2012- After issuing a rare public apology, Rush Limbaugh addressed the firestorm surrounding his offensive attack on law student Sandra Fluke on his Monday show.

Limbaugh was forced to walk his comments back after he called Fluke, who had gained public attention for advocating that insurance companies cover birth control, a "slut" and a "prostitute" (along with many other disturbing comments) on his show last week. On Saturday, he issued an apology, saying that his words had been "insulting." (Fluke has dismissed the apology.)

The comments caused a huge controversy, and advertisers (including AOL, the parent company of The Huffington Post) began pulling out of the show.

On Monday, Limbaugh opened his show by addressing the issue again. In typical fashion, he found a way to get in a dig at his ideological foes while doing so.

"I don't expect, and I know you don't either, morality or intellectual honesty from the left," he said. "...This is the mistake I made: in fighting them on this issue last week, I became like them. Against my own instincts, against my own knowledge, against everything I know to be right and wrong, I descended to their level. I feel very badly about that."



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