Sarah Palin said Tuesday the reaction in media and political circles that prompted Rush Limbaugh to apologize for calling a law student a “slut” was “the definition of hypocrisy.”
Sarah Palin told CNN “I think the definition of hypocrisy is for Rush Limbaugh to have been called out, forced to apologize and retract what it is that he said in exercising his First Amendment rights and never is that the same applied to the leftist radicals who say such horrible things about the handicapped, about women, about the defenseless.”
Limbaugh who has come under fire after he made comments about Sarah Fluke being a slut. Since then, Limbaugh has lost sponsors and lost the backing of the republican party. Limbaugh recently apologized for his comments.
In defense of Sarah Palin, I find it ridiculous that for years Rush Limbaugh has been saying idiotic and baseless things about minorities, especially Blacks, such as;
“The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.” (source)
Limbaugh insinuates that this organization with a storied tradition of representing the positive black people for change in their communities are criminals and rioters.
“They’re 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?” (source)
Limbaugh states that because African-Americans only make up 12 percent of the population that he could care less about their opinions or objections, not to mention that someone out of that 12% is the President of the United States.
It’s ironic and telling that the media and sponsors had the ammunition for years to speak out against and condemn Rush Limbaugh but didn’t until he called Sarah Fluke a slut.
You have to wonder that because of all the years of Rush being able to say any and everything, some of it much worse than his “slut” comments, that it gave him a false sense of security into believing that he could say anything.
Well hopefully for the American people, these “slut” comments will be the straw that breaks Rush Limbaugh’s back.
I believe in freedom of speech, but does freedom of speech give you the right to say whatever you want about anybody?