6 More Experts Weigh In On The Limbaugh 'Slut' Scandal

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Rush Limbaugh's advertisers aren't the only ones who are outraged.

The backlash continues for Rush Limbaugh nearly two weeks after the top-rated conservative radio show host called Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" for her outspoken support of mandatory health insurance coverage for contraceptives. While advertisers continue to withdraw their support of Limbaugh's radio program, YourTango Experts continue to speak out about the controversy. Here's a smattering of Expert insight into the scandal. 7 Expert Opinions On Rush Limbaugh's "Slut" Comments

1. Is It OK To Call Sandra Fluke A Slut?, Rick Clemons: "Regardless of whether you agree to disagree with Ms. Fluke's stance or opinions regarding contraceptives, the reality is this. A prominent, popular talking head (Limbaugh) utilized his media platform to make a derogatory comment about a woman that he didn't even know. Granted, Limbaugh is entitled to his First Amendment rights, as is any other American. However, what I am confused by is where it states in the First Amendment that the use of derogatory statements towards another human being qualifies you as being superior and having the right to demean another human being."

 

2. Does Your Name Reflect Your Personality, Sharon Lynn Wyeth: "Limbaugh's name stands for freedom within strong family values, and being conservative, while Fluke's name represents an "anything goes" attitude. Both of their individual lifestyles would naturally repulse each other, hence, the strong reaction from Limbaugh to Fluke's attitude."

3. The Effects Of Limbaugh's Nasty Name-Calling, Dr. Kira Banks: "Language is powerful, and the words we use matter. It's certainly worth considering the larger question of, "Why is women's sexuality up for public debate and not men's?" However, in this corner of the battle, the real loser appears to be Limbaugh via his loss of advertisers."

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