Limbaugh apologizes to law student for insult

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BREAKING:  Radio host Rush Limbaugh has apologized to a Georgetown University law student for calling her insulting names, The Associated Press reports. He had come under intense criticism from womens’ groups, politicians from both political parties and some of the advertisers on his talk show.

Limbaugh said today on his website that he had chosen the wrong words in his comments about law student Sandra Fluke. He said he “did not intend a personal attack” on her, adding that in an “attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize.”

Limbaugh had called her a “prostitute” and a “slut” after she testified before Congress about a need for insurance coverage for birth control. President Barack Obama had telephoned Fluke on Friday to express his support. 

Sandra Fluke and Rush Limbaugh

Limbaugh apologizes to law student for insult

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