Monday, March 12, 2012 | 2:01 a.m.
I listen to Rush Limbaugh every day, and I heard his tirade against Sandra Fluke. Although he may have been out of line in calling her a “slut” and a “prostitute,” most of what has been reported about the incident has been mischaracterized by the mainstream media.
Rush’s comments about posting video online were clearly made in jest, yet the liberals want to use this to crucify him. No one on the liberal left is a fan of Rush, and if they don’t agree with you, they want to have you silenced and deprive others of the right to listen. The First Amendment be damned!
In light of the controversy, many advertisers on Limbaugh’s show have canceled their advertising. One of those was the online backup service Carbonite. Although they are free to advertise where and how they see fit, bowing to pressure from the supporters of the “silence Rush” crowd only serves to empower supporters of the out-of-control entitlement mentality in this country, which is what Rush’s comments were really about. Knee-jerk reactions also have unintended consequences — I cancelled my Carbonite subscription and I know many others who are doing so as well.
If people don’t like what they hear Rush say, turn the radio off or change the station. It’s as simple as that. But don’t try to deny me the right to listen to Rush just because you don’t agree with him.