Rush Limbaugh's Slutgate Lampooned by Colbert

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March 6 2012 7:16 PM

Rush Limbaugh's Slutgate Lampooned by Colbert

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(Stephen Colbert attends Comedy Central's 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Party at The Colony on September 18, 2011 in Hollywood, California.)

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While Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Georgetown student Sandra Fluke and contraception continue to lose him advertisers, Stephen Colbert’s writers are having a field day.

On The Colbert Report Monday, Comedy Central’s man of satire delivered a devastating monologue about the Conservative radio host’s latest outburst, full of gems like “Rush knows what he’s talking about, because every time he’s had sex with a woman, he’s had to slip her a pill first.”

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Limbaugh is in hot water after calling Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” for testifying in front of congress about her difficulties paying for birth control. The talk show mogul has since apologized for calling her “those two words,” but Colbert’s sarcastic defense of Limbaugh, among other things, points out the host’s other arguably offensive comments.

Though major advertisers and some affiliate stations have already severed ties with Limbaugh, most analysts say his hugely popular radio show will weather the storm. But count Colbert among those who are landing their punches this round—and putting Limbaugh on the ropes for one of the first times in his controversial career.

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.

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