Limbaugh Advertisers: We Still Won't Sponsor Rush AnymoreAh, yes: "civilized public discourse" - a concept with which Mr. Limbaugh is unfamiliar.
David Friend, who runs the online backup company Carbonite, issued a statement on his company's website saying that Carbonite would no longer advertise with Limbaugh despite the host's rare admission of regret. From the website:“No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.”
Of course, Mr. Limbaugh will now declare that his right to free speech has been violated... without quite realizing that his right to free speech does NOT include his 'right' to have others PAY for his speech. You can say whatever you want, Mr. Limbaugh - but PLEASE, don't argue that anyone else is obligated to PAY you to say it!
... meanwhile, the mealy-mouthed GOP Presidential candidates simply deplore Mr. Limbaugh's choice of words - not the ill-informed, ill-tempered, ad hominem attack itself!... which is to say: they pretty much all AGREE with what he said, they just wish he hadn't used the word 'slut' in saying it!