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Old 12-03-2006, 10:05 AM   #1
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Rush Limbaugh And Joe Scarborough, Will They Ever Evolve?

Wow, true credits to the male species. Yes they're just two know it all blowhards, but the truly scary thought is that anyone in their male audience might approve of this crap and think the way they do..

Like someone said in the comments


"OK women

This is what the far right thinks of you. Shut up stay pregnant, barefoot and dont bother your pretty little heads with all that complicated man stuff. This is even uglier than it seems on the surface"




http://mediamatters.org/items/200612010005

On the November 30 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, host Rush Limbaugh proclaimed: My "cat's taught me more about women, than anything my whole life"

LIMBAUGH: My cat -- here's how you can get fooled. My cat comes to me when she wants to be fed. I have learned this. I accept it for what it is. Many people in my position would think my cat's coming to me because she loves me. Well, she likes me, and she is attached, but she comes to me when she wants to be fed. And after I feed her -- guess what -- she's off to wherever she wants to be in the house, until the next time she gets hungry. She's smart enough to know she can't feed herself. She's actually a very smart cat. She gets loved. She gets adoration. She gets petted. She gets fed. And she doesn't have to do anything for it, which is why I say this cat's taught me more about women, than anything my whole life. But we put voices in their mouths.



SCARBOROUGH: Of course, Rachel, of course Danny is talking about the president of the United States. But we're getting so much politics on The View. Shouldn't this be a program at this time of the year about how to make Christmas balls out of popcorn and pine cones?

SKLAR: Oh, I don't know, Joe. Were you recently appointed the head of programming for The View?

[laughter]

SCARBOROUGH: No.

SKLAR: This should be a program about putting popcorn on pine cones? I'm just going to forget you said that.

SCARBOROUGH: Come on -- it is a dayside show for women. It is --

SKLAR: Why shouldn't they talk about politics?

SCARBOROUGH: It is -- come on.
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Rush is just cranky because he has to pay for it.
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I feel so sorry for his cat and Daryn Kagan-but at least he's just a bad memory for her now. She left CNN and started some sort of good news web site-the first good news story involved her splitting with Rush
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Sucks to have Rush Limbaugh's sex appeal, I guess.
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Rush misses the drugs.

and obviously needs the Viagra.
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You know what really ticks me off? Michael Richards and Mel Gibson say incredibly racist stuff and it causes an uproar (and rightly so), but when media figures like Limbaugh and Scarborough make sexist remarks, hardly anybody pays attention.
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So you can be from the Stone Age and still get a nationally syndicated radio show in the US? Wow.
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You know what really ticks me off? Michael Richards and Mel Gibson say incredibly racist stuff and it causes an uproar (and rightly so), but when media figures like Limbaugh and Scarborough make sexist remarks, hardly anybody pays attention.
You know what, you are absolutely correct. Same thing can happen in FYM too

I guess sexism is still one of the most accepted prejudices. Yippee! In fact, many might not even consider it to be a prejudice.

Yes you can be from the Stone Age and have a show like that, and get lots o' similarly minded male listeners-and I would imagine perhaps a few females who for whatever reason are of that mindset too.

But alas, Rush and Joe are only kidding and joking. I forgot to laugh.
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You know what really ticks me off? Michael Richards and Mel Gibson say incredibly racist stuff and it causes an uproar (and rightly so), but when media figures like Limbaugh and Scarborough make sexist remarks, hardly anybody pays attention.
Personally, I think that not saying anything about Limbaugh's comments is the absolute best thing you can do. Do you honestly think that he would care if people were knocking on his door calling him a sexist pig? Raising a stink is probably exactly what he wants. If our society would learn to hit the ignore button when it comes to celebrities and talking heads, the world would be a much better place. Nobody's life changes at all when these guys say stuff like this. Ignoring him would ultimately silence him.
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So if I'm a sexist can I finally get a job??? My own show even?
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Yes you can be from the Stone Age and have a show like that, and get lots o' similarly minded male listeners-and I would imagine perhaps a few females who for whatever reason are of that mindset too.
I was taking a road trip somewhere with my dad some years back to visit relatives and he had Rush Limbaugh on in the car. Strangely enough, he did get one female caller that I remember. The comment she made was that women (all women except her, of course) are too emotional when it comes to politics and don't thnk about issues in a logical way.
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Yes you can be from the Stone Age and have a show like that, and get lots o' similarly minded male listeners-and I would imagine perhaps a few females who for whatever reason are of that mindset too.
The people who I feel sorry for are the women who claim to believe this junk. I cannot fathom why any woman would degrade her own sex except due to brainwashing. If a woman has grown up influenced/indoctrinated by religious fundamentalists and other nutcases who keep telling her that she's inferior and incapable of intelligent thought or understanding politics just because she doesn't have a penis, I can see why she could end up listening to and accepting this nonsense. I've met a few in Christian circles (the sort of fundie Christian circles that I try to avoid) and they seem to lead such unfulfilling lives. I suppose if all you think you're good for is incubating babies for nine months, you wouldn't have bucketloads of self-esteem. The social and religious conditions that foster such attitudes should not be tolerated.

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Personally, I think that not saying anything about Limbaugh's comments is the absolute best thing you can do. Do you honestly think that he would care if people were knocking on his door calling him a sexist pig? Raising a stink is probably exactly what he wants. If our society would learn to hit the ignore button when it comes to celebrities and talking heads, the world would be a much better place. Nobody's life changes at all when these guys say stuff like this. Ignoring him would ultimately silence him.
I strongly disagree. Whenever someone says something sexist, racist, homophobic, or otherwise discriminatory, they should be countered at every turn until their position is revealed - not just to everyone else but to them themselves - to be completely lacking in merit. The worst that can be done is to ignore these people and allow them to keep spewing hatred and bigotry.

And nobody's life changes at all? I wouldn't be so quick to thoroughly discard the influence someone with a nationally syndicated show can have upon a sizeable listenership.
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I guess sexism is still one of the most accepted prejudices.

It is, you're very correct.
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Personally, I think that not saying anything about Limbaugh's comments is the absolute best thing you can do. Do you honestly think that he would care if people were knocking on his door calling him a sexist pig? Raising a stink is probably exactly what he wants. If our society would learn to hit the ignore button when it comes to celebrities and talking heads, the world would be a much better place. Nobody's life changes at all when these guys say stuff like this. Ignoring him would ultimately silence him.
I couldn't disagree with you more. You may not ever change his mind, but that's not the point. Pointing it out may change his audience's mind. That's the key!!!

Ignorance, which is what you are proposing, enables the growth of such weeds.
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