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Out of the Mouths of Dirty Old Men

Mar 5, 2012

Rush Limbaugh, radio mouthpiece for the worst right-wing propaganda, called a college law student a “slut” and a “prostitute.”

The Georgetown University law student had hoped to testify before Congress on the birth control coverage issue, but only men were allowed to testify.

The student then testified at a mock hearing in which she advocated that birth control should be paid for. She gave an example of a friend of hers who had serious health problems due to lack of birth control.

Limbaugh turned this argument into comments that she “must be paid to have sex. What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute.” He claimed the student told the congressional hearing that she was having so much sex, she was going broke buying contraceptives.

Lies. Of course the young women said no such thing. But truth has never been an obstacle for Limbaugh.