Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton has connected her treatment by Rush Limbaugh with that of Sandra Fluke.
She attended a March 25 conference at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, where she introduced Fluke and said the two of them both had the unique misfortune of being made fun of by Limbaugh.
“She and I have something in common. We both have been attacked by Rush Limbaugh. She was 30, I was 13,” Clinton said before Fluke entered the room to massive applause, according to BuzzFeed.
In 1993, Limbaugh held up a picture of Clinton — then 13 years old — and said “Socks is the White House Cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog?”
He ‘apologized’, as he had also done for calling another First Daughter, Amy Carter, “the most unattractive presidential daughter in the history of the country.”
In his Clinton ‘apology,’ he remarked that “she can’t control the way she looks” and he made similar remarks when ‘apologizing’ to Carter.
The Washington Post is claiming that the advertiser-led boycott of Rush Limbaugh has failed.
“The dark clouds hanging over Rush Limbaugh appear to be lifting,” wrote Paul Farhi. “On Monday [23 March], the 600 or so radio stations that air Limbaugh’s program were told by his syndicator, Premiere Radio Networks, to resume running “barter” ads during his program.” Clear Channel, Premier’s parent network, had previously suspended barter ads while Limbaugh was in the news.
Farhi writes that boycott organizers’ claims that over 100 advertisers dropped Limbaugh’s program were stretching the truth as “some of these companies weren’t regular Limbaugh sponsors in the first place.” Most of the advertisers who opted to drop their ads from Limbaugh’s program were only airing those spots in regional markets.
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