In Rush Limbaugh’s “apology” to Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, he said that he “did not mean a personal attack on Ms Fluke.” Apparently there’s nothing personal about calling a woman a “slut” and a “prostitute” on the airwaves to thousands. Speaking on "The View," Ms. Fluke said that Limbaugh’s statement on his poor word choice changes nothing–and that it was made under pressure from sponsors who are rapidly withdrawing support. Returning to his show, Limbaugh presented a cowardly and hypocritical summation: he acted too much like those on the left and departed from his customary "high degree of integrity." Listen:
Limbaugh: “I don’t expect — and I know you don’t either — morality, intellectual honesty from the left. They’ve demonstrated over and over a willingness to say or do anything to advance their agenda. It’s what they do. It’s what we fight against here every day. But 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 when I used those two words to describe Sandra Fluke. That was my error. I feel very badly about that. I’ve always tried to maintain a very high degree of integrity and independence on this program."
Regarding Limbaugh's contention that the attack on Fluke was contrary to his "integrity," Media Matters has documented his decades of sexism and misogyny.