Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Rush Apologizes: Too Little, Too Late

Dear Madame L,

Thanks for writing about Rush Limbaugh's latest stupidity. I see he has apologized, but I'm not impressed. What do you think about it?

Sincerely,

I Think Rush Should Just Quit


Dear Wanting Rush to Quit,

Madame L certainly agrees with you that Rush Limbaugh has gone so far overboard this time that he should have been beached by the Republican Party.

Madame L notes that the only reason Limbaugh has apologized at all is that (as of this writing) more than nine of his former advertisers have pulled their ads from his show, in spite of his so-called apology.


In summary, Limbaugh justifies his behavior, reinforces and amplifies his mistakes, and lies. Dear Prudence concludes: "Actually, to begin, Limbaugh needed to first call Sandra Fluke, and if she wouldn’t take his call, he should have had a letter of apology delivered to her. Then when he issued his public statement it should have been something like: 'I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke. My remarks about her were false, cruel, and repulsive. There’s no excuse and I offer none. I seriously crossed the line and I am sorry.'"

But you'll want to read the whole column yourself, as it's a lesson for everyone on how not to apologize.

Madame L hopes you're still letting advertisers who haven't withdrawn yet know that you will not be buying any of their products.

Sincerely,

Madame L

1 comment:

Jeff said...

As of now, I think it is either 12 or 13 advertisers have pulled their accounts. The advertisers are getting really hammered by the modern social media: Twitter and Facebook and old-fashioned email.

Speaking of modern social media and email... well, they're destroying the old fashioned paper media, and they're also destroying Talk Radio, which is Flintstone technology.

I listened to a Republican lady on NPR saying that 53% of the voting public are female... and that this guy single-handedly is driving a HUGE percentage away from the Republican Party.

I challenge Madame L to set the record straight - how many listeners does "Bad Rush" (as opposed to the great band with unfortunately the same name) actually HAVE? His website claims 20 million, but that number is, as they say, "round and steaming."

If his audience consists exclusively of cigar-smoking old white men... well, they're dying off in case you haven't noticed.

Moses planned that 40 years in the wilderness for the same purpose.
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