Here’s Sandra Fluke on the View yesterday. She’s quite good, especially her response to a (soft) “both sides do it” from Elisabeth Hasselbeck, which was essentially that “both sides” don’t repeat the same charge in different ways forty or fifty times.
Rush has lost something like 15 sponsors so far. All that’s left is crap like LifeLock and gold. Radio stations are starting to cancel his show. I listened to Rush for a few minutes yesterday, and it was fun to hear him try to walk the tightrope between appeasing his sponsors with a “real” apology (he apologized twice that I heard) and feeding his listeners red meat. He couldn’t do either. Here’s the best he could do criticizing Fluke:
Sandra Fluke gave vague examples based on unnamed friends who she says couldn’t afford birth control to treat medical conditions they had, since Georgetown University wouldn’t pay for them. Georgetown paid for all of their other medical treatment, but it wouldn’t pay for the birth control pills that these doctors prescribed should they be necessary — or so she says. We still don’t know who any of these friends of hers are, these other women, and we don’t know what happened to them. Her testimony was hearsay, and it was unprovable.
My guess is that once Rush realizes that he’s now a C-lister like Glenn Beck, he’ll re-tool his stable of advertisers to attract Beck-style scammers and bottom-feeders, and then he’s going to have to start throwing some bombs to keep his audience. I’ll bet that he’ll go after Fluke again–after all, she mentioned Media Matters in her View interview.