This isn’t the fake apology that people were sending around yesterday. This one is for real:
A Statement from Rush
March 03, 2012
For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.
I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone’s bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.
My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.
Wow. I didn’t see that coming and I’ll be interested to hear more from him come Monday.
But understand, the radio business is a business that depends on advertisers to make money. The big talents like Rush are paid to make money (i.e. bring in advertisers) and if they don’t make money, they can be removed by their corporate sponsor. My guess is his sponsor put some heat on him to apologize to stem the tide of advertisers removing their advertising from the show.
That’s just a guess, but consider it before you judge him too harshly for ‘caving’ to the left.