The people who want to drive Rush Limbaugh off the air are not assuaged or persuaded by his apology over the weekend. They say he was not sincere: He only apologized, for calling a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and a “prostitute,” because of pressure from advertisers.
Michael Novak, an author and prominent Catholic theologian, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the political right is overreacting in its criticism of Pope Francis and predicted the pontiff’s economic views would become more friendly toward capitalism.
Sandra Fluke, the California lawyer whose 2012 congressional testimony on contraception drew insults from radio host Rush Limbaugh, will face fellow Democrat Ben Allen in a November runoff for a state Senate seat.
A day after Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke “a slut,” Angelo Carusone, a Washington-based activist, began contacting advertisers to boycott Limbaugh’s show -- over the phone, via e-mail, through Twitter Inc. and on Facebook Inc.