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Limbaugh Says Apology Was Sincere, Fluke Says She Doesn’t Care

Rush Limbaugh used his radio program today to reiterate his “heartfelt” apology to Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student that he labeled a “prostitute” and a “slut” last week for her vocal support for covering contraception in health care plans.

Today’s show was also an opportunity to address the news that a number of advertisers have decided to pull their dollars from the program (the figure has gone from six to eight). AOL has added itself to this list.

“We have monitored the unfolding events and have determined that Mr. Limbaugh’s comments are not in line with our values. As a result we have made the decision to suspend advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Radio show,” said AOL spokesperson Maureen Sullivan.

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Limbaugh Apology Doesn’t Squash Contraception Coverage Controversy

Rush Limbaugh has issued a fake apology for the vile statements he made on his radio program Wednesday night. During his show, he called Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke (and, by extension, it would seem, any woman who supports the contraception coverage effort) a “prostitute” and a “slut.” Limbaugh says he “did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke,” that he was trying to be “humorous,” yadda yadda, insincere bunk.

Immediately following his disgusting commentary, Democratic Congress members expressed their outrage, calling for Republican members to denounce the statements. But it looks like the calls from six advertisers to cancel their contracts prompted the contrition.

This morning on Meet the Press, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA) tried to tamp down the issue by reminding David Gregory a couple of times that Limbaugh has apologized and, yes, he personally thinks the comments were wrong.

But Limbaugh has opened up a can of worms that he and the GOP may regret for a looong time.

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