Rush Limbaugh's remarks make a big stir locally

By: Alyssa Fenske Email
By: Alyssa Fenske Email

La Crosse (WEAU) -
While discussing the topic of birth control Rush Limbaugh ended up calling law student Sandra Fluke, inappropriate names.

He apologized both on air and in a statement, admitting that he had crossed a line.

“Those two words were inappropriate, they were uncalled for, and they distracted from the point I was trying to make. Again I sincerely apologize to Miss Fluke for using those two words to describe her," said Limbaugh.

Though many question his sincerity.

“He did it in typical Rush fashion. Which is to say I’m sorry…but. Then he offered justification fro his behavior.” said Scott Robert Shaw, WIZM Program Director.

Shaw also said he believes that this time Rush had gone too far.

“Rush has a history for the outrageous. That's what makes his show interestimg. I do think in this case he crossed a line," said Shaw.

On WIZM Radio's facebook page many listeners have asked for the Limbaugh program to be pulled from the air waves.

Two radio stations have already dropped Rush Limbaugh’s program.

Local radio station WIZM based out of La Crosse said they are not going to be canceling the Rush Limbaugh program.

“Right now from 11-2 that’s the Rush Limbaugh program. A lot of people love Rush Limbaugh, and he’s had great success," said Shaw.

Shaw said he has not had any complaints from advertisers at the local level, and none have asked to pull their ads from the program.

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  • by to Brenda and her ilk on Mar 8, 2012 at 05:08 PM
    You all do realize that in the past few years Republicans have passed legislation in several states that does what Obama was doing. Iowa, Arizona and others under Republican leadership passed bills requiring contraceptives to be covered even by religious institutions. It is my understanding that this was done after Bob Dole started advertising for Viagra because they didn't want to be perceived as having a double standard on coverage. So why was it okay for the Republicans to do that then, but now when President Obama does the same thing, only with more restriction, it is not okay. I just don't get that.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 at 10:55 AM
    To really, So what your saying is that you would rather not provide birth control but would rather have an unwanted child in this world? Or a child that is abused? Your willing to pay for ALL that but not pay for birth control? WOW Im sure a majority of folks would rather prevent than for a child to go through all that. How about we say lets get rid of all the farm subsidies in this country. I don't want my tax money going for that. According to the new Repug party we should get rid of that. Or hey I don't care about a strong defense or Vet benefits lets get rid of that. SS medicare gone.. Any subsidy that goes to business to start new business, gone. There are a lot of things that are taxes are waisted on. The problem is that we have a bunch of politicians that are so disfuctional that nothing gets done. All Rush and the rest of them do is complain and stir up hatred in this country. Nothing more
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      by Joe on Mar 8, 2012 at 12:03 PM in reply to
      There's a 100% way to prevent unwanted pregancies. It's called 'abstain' which my wife and I did until we were married. The problem is our society has sunk to the point where marriage and purity are not the norm anymore.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 at 09:04 AM
    How is a woman suppose to make a living without birth control?
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      by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 at 01:20 PM in reply to
      The first thing these guys would complain about would be maternity leave, and family leave, then the sick days you have to take because your kids are sick. They aren't thinking, just agreeing with Rush and company.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 at 04:50 AM
    To Jim No its not your business regardless if you pay for it or not. She's an adult so respect that your daughter can make her own decisions. Informed not like her father who has his head in the sand
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      by Jim on Mar 8, 2012 at 07:21 AM in reply to
      Informed? More like deceived as you seem to be as well. What else do you think I/we should pay for? Where does it end?
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        by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 at 01:22 PM in reply to Jim
        Jim, you aren't going to be paying for it. The insurance companies are. They will save money because birth control costs them a whole lot less than prenatal care and delivery costs. Actually your insurance rates might even go down!!
  • by Mike on Mar 8, 2012 at 04:08 AM
    The root of the problem here is our culture doesn't understand that sex is a gift from God not to be played around with. Our culture has abused the gift. Sex is always "safe" when it is used properly...between a man and woman married to each other and always open to the creation of new life. Anything else is an abuse of the gift.
  • by ron on Mar 8, 2012 at 04:00 AM
    Rush was wrong. Real simple. But for all of you Obama-lovers out there who don't seem to care about facts, please cite the constitutional authority for an unelected bureaucrat, at the direction of a president, being able to mandate that religious-based employers must purchase an insurance product that violates the central tenants of their faith. Many already have the view that the federal government doesn't have the right under the commerce clause to tell people that they must have health insurance in the first place (See Obamacare).
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      by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 at 09:34 AM in reply to ron
      I assume by "Obama lovers", you mean people who don't get their entire news information from one sided talk radio shows.
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        by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 at 01:25 PM in reply to
        Orushma lovers, or Ofoxma lovers.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 at 11:39 AM in reply to ron
      Employers have to follow the law regardless of religious affiliation.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 at 01:24 PM in reply to ron
      Then those same religions shouldn't be operating businesses and getting state aid for doing so, like medicare payments for their patients, etc. A church is a church, a church run hospital making money off employees is a business.
  • by Jim Location: E.C, on Mar 7, 2012 at 09:59 PM
    This day and age if your in the news it seems your fair game no matter what profession your in or stance you take public.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 7, 2012 at 08:54 PM
    This attack on women by the Republican party is going to be their undoing in the fall. Right now Rush Limbaugh is Obama's best friend.
  • by Jim on Mar 7, 2012 at 07:21 PM
    Where are you liberals who use "free speech" as your defense to spew you hatred? Hypocrits!
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      by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 at 10:37 AM in reply to Jim
      Jim I think your the one that is a Hypocrit. You seem to use liberal pretty freely for those that don't agree with you
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      by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 at 11:38 AM in reply to Jim
      FYI, free speech only applies to government control of speech. This is the "invisible hand ot he market" responding to Rush. Rush is still free to say whatever he likes. The free market has just decided they don't want to listen any more, and advertisers are following.
  • by KRB Location: Chippewa Falls on Mar 7, 2012 at 06:38 PM
    You would have to be a shovanist to actually like Rush! Apparently it is now required that you also be a hypocrite in order to be a Republician!
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