Maddow Annihilates Rush

A bit delayed on this, as this was a Friday evening broadcast, and just getting to it now. Yet in this clip, Rachel Maddow (whom I unabashedly admire) completely demolishes Rush’s slander of Sandra Fluke, who he demeans for being a sexually active woman, as if that were somehow a crime. He demeans her as a “slut,” again, for the mere fact of being sexually active. I’m a progressive, and likely won’t agree with Rush on anything, but this goes beyond the political divide; it’s unacceptable to call any woman a slut and to demean her for being sexually active. It’s ethically reprehensible and represents a stunning and vile (not to mention hypocritical) ad hominem attack on an intelligent and eloquent young woman for the so-called spokesman of the Republican party. And that’s true if you’re a Massachusetts socialist or an Alabama evangelical conservative: it’s just beyond the pale. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul — not to mention John Boehner and Eric Cantor — distance yourself from Rush. You have nothing to lose but your dignity, if you don’t take a stand against Rush.

And my video in support of women and against Rush:

~ by Benji on March 4, 2012.

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