Rush Limbaugh is a Pill Popping Sex Tourist

Al Jazeera has a perfectly scathing, perfectly phrased, perfectly accurate expose of the pill popping perv-

Rush Limbaugh - Caricature

Rush Limbaugh - Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Rush Limbaugh’s recent meltdown – his three-day sex-crazed rant/attack against Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, whose congressional testimony made no mention of her own sex life – has a rich and strange collection of backstories to it, none of which include the sort of follow-on this story has had, complete with pseudo-apologies and the subsequent, ongoing loss of sponsors, which might even conceivably damage or imperil his career. Of those backstories, his own shady past as a pill-popping sex tourist is only the most lurid, not the most instructive. That only goes to underscore what’s already self-evident: that Limbaugh’s diatribes are heavily implicated in what psychologists call “projection” and the rest of know as “the pot calling the kettle black”.

Much more instructive, to get things headed in a more fruitful direction, is Limbaugh’s long history of similar sorts of vindictive, name-calling attacks.  Media Matters has provided several illustrative lists, such as  “Rush Limbaugh’s Decades Of Sexism And Misogyny“, “The 20 Worst Racial Attacks Limbaugh’s Advertisers Have Sponsored“,  “Ten Of Limbaugh’s Worst Advertiser-Sponsored Attacks On The Poor” , “Limbaugh’s Advertisers Sponsored These Ten Attacks On Unions” – and a more all-purpose list – “15 Of The Worst Comments Limbaugh’s Advertisers Have Sponsored Since 2004“.  These collections served to illustrate how continually Limbaugh resorts to similarly themed name-calling, thus reinforcing the point Media Matters made early on, that Limbaugh hadn’t just used a couple of “poorly chosen words” to describe Fluke, he had engaged in three days of prolonged haranguing including 46 separate attacks.

What’s more, they were all based on a lie, since Fluke never said anything about her own sex life. Fluke is a past president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and her testimony reflected that role – it was not about her, personally, but about the experience of other law students, individually and collectively, and about the broad impact of the denial of reproductive health care, not just with respect to preventing unwanted pregnancy. In fact, Fluke specifically cited other health impacts, such as cancer prevention.

Surprising in all this is the fact that he still has sponsors.  But that’s easily explained- he has followers and those followers buy what he sells.  Indicating only one thing- they are as immoral as he is.

More Good News: Another Advertiser Has Pulled The Plug on Limbaugh

AOL is the eighth advertiser to drop Rush Limbaugh’s radio show in reaction to his derogatory comments about a law student.  AOL Inc. said Monday that “one of our core values is that we act with integrity. We have monitored the unfolding events and have determined that Mr. Limbaugh’s comments are not in line with our values.”

Limbaugh’s comments aren’t in line with any civilized person’s values.  His comments are in line with the values of the Taliban.

AOL spokeswoman Caroline Campbell said advertising on Limbaugh’s show was “not a significant investment for us.” She declined to say which products AOL advertised on the show, or whether its ad purchases were recent. AOL is an Internet portal and runs local news websites, the TechCrunch blog, and the Huffington Post.

Facebook, Your Banner Ads are Uber-Annoying

I noticed today that every time I open Facebook they’ve got the top slathered with annoying banner ads.  Facebook, just because you’re going public doesn’t mean you should torture us with ads we’re only used to finding when we visit other annoying commercial sites.

What’s Facebook’s New ‘Timeline’ Really About?

Money.

With every major update of Facebook’s experience they reveal little by little how creepy they are, because instead of looking at the things users need, each release just shows (no matter how pretty they make it) that they’re after nothing but the things that can be told to their advertisers about you, plain and simple. It’s not a social network, it’s a living marketing survey.  All along they were parsing whatever it is that we talk about, but it seems they need to get more efficient at it, their solution? Make the user click on drop downs that describe those things advertisers have to bid the highest Cost Per Click for.

If You See Adverts Here…

Please rest assured that they haven’t been placed by me.  Indeed, I don’t, and won’t festoon my blog with adverts, now or ever.  I mention it because a reader informed me that when he logged on he saw adverts by some scoundrels called ‘Millenial Media’.  They haven’t been placed here on this end and I really don’t know what they’re doing here anyway.

This isn’t a Beliefnet  or Patheos blog.  And adverts are not allowed.

Stop Facebook From Using You to Make Money for Itself

Starting on Friday, Facebook will start using your profile photo in “social ads”. These ads are based on your activities, such as “liking” a page. It’s legal and is mentioned in the fine print when you create your account. To stop this: Select “Account Settings”, click “Facebook Ads”, and choose “No one’ on the drop down menu and also at the bottom of page to choose no-one (easily missed). Save changes.

Via Norma Franklin.

I’ve already followed the steps. If anyone’s going to make something from my awesome photos it’s going to be me.