Woman Called A ‘Slut’ By Rush Limbaugh Brings Message To Colorado

DENVER (CBS4)– A verbal assault by conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh thrust her into the national stage. Friday, Sandra Fluke brought her health care message to Colorado.

“If it takes a radio scandal I’ll take it because now we’re talking about women’s health care,” said Fluke.

Fluke teamed up with Rep. Diana DeGette to speak at a health care discussion roundtable to recognize the second anniversary of President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act.

“It makes her a slut, right? Makes her a prostitute, she wants to be paid to have sex,” Limbaugh said during his radio program in February.

Limbaugh created a firestorm when he used derogatory remarks following Flukes’ congressional testimony supporting affordable contraception for women. Now, Fluke said the controversy has helped shed light on the issue.

“We pay higher premiums and we don’t receive coverage for the services that we need. Until now, that’s all about to change,” said Fluke. “It provides accessible contraception, a basic health care need that so many women have.”

Fluke also went one step further, criticizing alternatives by those who oppose the mandate to cover contraception.

“It is unconscionable to expect that women will rely on non-profit clinics and have those same legislators try to de-fund Title 10, the same money that goes to those clinics,” said Fluke.

Not far from the health care roundtable, others supporting a different viewpoint were rallying on the steps of the state Capitol.

“The largest network of Christian institutionalized education and hospital care in human history will have it, religious identiy, ripped… taken away,” said Dr. Christian Brugger with St. John Vianney Theological Seminary.

That rally was sponsored by the Stand Up Coalition. The group claims the Obama Administration health care mandate violates religious liberties. That rally was mirrored in several other cities across the nation.

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  1. Jim inlittleton says:

    Sandra Fluke was never a citizen, and she never appeared before Congress. She is a paid democrat operative and appeared at a political event, set up by nancy pelosi, in order to divert attention from the Obama HHS mandate that violates Constitutionally protected religious liberties, a far cry from women’s healthcare issues, and a much more important issue. Ms Fluke works for Anita Dunn, former Obama communications director (surprise, surprise), Dunn, the Obama cabinet member whom idolized Mao ze Tung, a murderous Chinese dictator whom is known to have killed some 70 million people. CBS news, aka see-bs news.

    1. you guys all read from the same script….

  2. the tide is turning. There are movements all over the country to identify and boycott Limbaugh’s sponsors. If you sponsor his program, if your sports team uses his affiliate as a “voice of” you will find your product, company or radio station on a list. Join us, the more of us working on this the stronger we are.
    It is time to change the rhetoric of the national conversation! http://boycottrushlimbaughssponsors.com/

    1. JJ says:

      no, i will not boycott him. i support the freedom of speech, even if you don’t like what he said

      1. There are parameters of free speech. To defend misogyny is akin to defending racism. Such speech incites and as he is not on satellite radio, he should be regulate by the FCC’s w/respect to decency and exposure to children (he’s on in the middle of the day.) He is on publicly accessible airwaves. Even if just to protect children alone …. but I realize I am wasting my time. I am busy contacting sponsors.

  3. jamcolo40 says:

    I wonder what word Limbaugh would use to describe the young men that have out of wedlock sex with young women? I’d guess something like STUD. Must remember this came from a man that turned his housemaid into a drug mule.

  4. denvervet says:

    Yeah, who is Limbaugh to talk? This man has arrests, drug problems, etc. He is a blowhard. What a jerk! I once had a job interview where the person told me how much they loved Rush Limbaugh, I wouldn’t work for them. People really think like this man? OMG.

  5. Asodeska says:

    The truth behind all this cover, is that we have a President who wants to rule by dictate, much as Kings and Dictators rule.
    We, as Americans, live by the right of choice.
    If I do not choose to have health insurance, that is my problem.
    And no one will dictate to me that I have to buy it.
    If I want birth control, I will have to pay for it, not someone else.

    1. ohgoodgrief99 says:

      And if you need a fire truck you will have to pay for it. And if you need a road to drive it on you will have to pay for it. And if you are hit by an uninsured motorist you will have to pay for it. And if you…

    2. LensCleaner says:

      If you do not choose health insurance because you are a free, independent human who does what he pleases, and you get cancer – who pays the six+ figure bill for treatment? (too bad you were against health care reform) Or are you okay with dying in the gutter like an animal? is just another way of saying you’ve passed your responsibilities off to someone else’s shoulders.

      Did you skip out on your car insurance too?

  6. bill foran says:

    keep drinking the koolaide people I sent two daughters through college they both graduated and now work both did not need to have sex all through college this women has gone to college how long is a professinal student oh yeah I would be proud both my daughter grad with highest honors in bio chem and teaching that is what I am proud of not a lazy trouble maker that wants to have everyone else pay for her choice of sex grow up people this country was built on hard work they advance in life you lazy people that want something for nothing stay in your holes we are not paying and will never happen

    1. jamcolo40 says:

      Maybe you can have your daughters teach you about sentence punctuation.

      Sandra Fluke’s professional background in domestic violence and human trafficking began with Sanctuary for Families in New York City. There, she launched the agency’s pilot Program Evaluation Initiative. While at Sanctuary, she co-founded the New York Statewide Coalition for Fair Access to Family Court, which after a twenty-year stalemate, successfully advocated for legislation granting access to civil orders of protection for unmarried victims of domestic violence, including LGBTQ victims and teens. Sandra was also a member of the Manhattan Borough President’s Taskforce on Domestic Violence and numerous other New York City and New York State coalitions that successfully advocated for policy improvements impacting victims of domestic violence.

      She is far from lazy.

      1. Alice says:

        Well said.

  7. Nancy says:

    HI when you did your story last night you showed a facebook page for boycotting limbaugh I wish you would have taken 30 seconds to do a better search and you could have shown the most active boycott page with 35k users http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Rush-Limbaughs-Sponsors-to-SHUT-HIM-DOWN/253645602134 Please be more thurough in the future.

  8. Join us – this list was submitted by people listening to his show just to get the names of sponsors. http://boycottrushlimbaughssponsors.com/2012/03/22/denver-koa-850-please-contact-these-sponsors/

  9. Asodeska says:

    Aaahhh, don’t you just love those from the Left who cannot stand freedom of speech?
    Lenin, Stalin and Mao and Hitler were all the same way.
    Even though I don’t listen to Limbaugh, I do believe in his right to express his opinion.
    Clearly you fascists don’t.

    1. if you don’t listen to him, how did you get the script?

  10. absolutely disgusting and a perfect example of the problem – to think this kind of talk about any woman is acceptable is outrageous.
    Thanks, once again, for going beyond Limbaugh’s Script and adding to the reasons we fight back.

  11. MisterBlue says:

    Sadly, the same hardware that makes us curious & adaptable humans also makes us very vulnerable to bad information.

    We forget that thousands of radio listeners were driven to mad panic because Orson Welles ‘forgot’ to clue them in on the joke. A few decades ago, a radio host tried the “War of the Worlds” prank again in S. America, and the ensuing riot took his life. Rush has been doing this for years, yelling about our impending doom with hoardes of terrified listeners taking him seriously, and has yet to let his audience in on the joke.

    When Rush was calling for the burning of Denver back in ’08 was when I finally wrote him off as unsalvageable human remains.

    So, Rush fans, for bonus points, defend the following:

    “Too many whites are getting away with drug use…The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them and send them up the river”

    And…

    “but I don’t buy into the disease part of it. The first time you reach for a substance you are making a choice. Every time you go back, you are making a personal choice. I feel very strongly about that.”

    – Rush Limbaugh, convicted drug user and confessed addict, zero jail time.

  12. J.Q. Public says:

    I was censored…here u go again. Is anyone surprised an Obama campaign operative is here? These are a very important 9 electoral votes. Heck even some illegal bee ners will be voting thanks to Denver`s lax “proof” of residency rules Anyone thinks otherwise is not being honest.

    Ms. Fluke appearing with “Pat Schroder Lite” should be red flag to everyone
    this is far left redistribution`s rhetoric. Ms Fluke is being “handled” by Barry`s ex communication operative Anita Dunn..

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  14. Asodeska says:

    Old news, old news old news.
    Is there a reason, other than the left wing politics of CBS, that would keep this story online for so long?

  15. dave says:

    what a flippin joke. what would you call a woman that spends $200 bucks a month on birth control?

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