Think Progress Crunches Limbaugh ‘Smears’

Everyone is pretty much over the whole Rush Limbaugh-Sandra Fluke controversy. Except Think Progress. While the rest of the world either blew off or accepted Limbaugh’s apology for calling the Georgetown law student and political activist a “slut,” Think Progress put together a five-minute video of “Limbaugh’s Seventy Sexist Smears.”

There’s no doubt Limbaugh’s lengthy, multi-day commentary on Fluke was chock full of insults. But 70? That’s a lot.

We took a listen to see if there were really that many. The verdict: Think Progress was pretty liberal (ahem) with what it considered to be a “smear.” Included in the tally:

  • “What would you call that?”
  • “What do you call that?”
  • “In her own words,”
  • Repetitions of “so much sex”
  • “All the sex you want all day long.”

Take out those and that leaves the video with probably closer to 50-60 “smears.” And that’s probably good enough.

Watch the whole video here.