Limbaugh On Danica Patrick's Statement About Contraceptive Policy: "What Do You Expect From A Woman Driver?
Limbaugh On Danica Patrick's Statement About Contraceptive Policy: "What Do You Expect From A Woman Driver?"
As reported in the Los Angeles Times article, "Patricia Heaton: Twitter woes recall past Rush Limbaugh firestorm," on March 7, 2012:
Patricia Heaton's current woes are like deja vu all over again.
The sitcom star is at the center of a media firestorm after she apologized this week to Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law student and contraception advocate whom radio host Rush Limbaugh infamously denounced as a "slut" and "a prostitute." Heaton, star of ABC's "The Middle," was forced to backpedal -- and temporarily suspend her Twitter account -- after a series of tweets gleefully ridiculing Fluke.
But as it happens, both Heaton, a devout Catholic never shy about airing her devotion to conservative causes, and Limbaugh have been in this type of political jam before. Together.
In 2006, Heaton agreed to do a commercial against a proposed Missouri constitutional amendment that would legalize some forms of embryonic stem-cell research in that state. Conservatives -- upset that stem-cell researchers had harvested tissue from aborted fetuses or in-vitro embryos -- turned the issue into a rallying cry. After Michael J. Fox spoke out for the amendment, reasoning that it could lead to gains in research against Parkinsonism and other diseases, Limbaugh suggested that the actor was deliberately exaggerating his Parkinson's symptoms in a ploy for sympathy.
Heaton's ad was widely ridiculed online, and its coincidence with Limbaugh's attack on Fox made the whole thing look like a mean-spirited, coordinated campaign. (The pair had also been on the same side in 2005, outspokenly criticizing the decision to remove life support for Terri Schiavo, a woman who had been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years.)
As Heaton later told the New York Times as she rued her decision to appear in the ad: "Oh my God, it was a disaster."
So when it comes to Limbaugh, Heaton might want to write a note to herself for future reference: Do not stand next to this man.
What do you think? Should Heaton be forgiven for her occasional lapses or is she a serial apologizer who can't take what she dishes out?
Christian girl? Actress Patricia Heaton makes $9 million dollars .... and she gets paid to pose half-naked on television, what does that make her? Is this the sex tape that Rush Limbaugh craves?
Also reported in the March 6, 2012 Los Angeles Times--Patricia Heaton, a Twitter power-user who dubs her more than 69,000 followers "Tweatons," used the social media platform to join Limbaugh in blasting Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke for speaking out in favor of President Obama's proposal that health insurance provide free birth control.
A sample of Heaton's Tweets, since deleted: "Hey G-Town Gal: If your parents have to pay for your birth control, maybe they should get a say in who you sleep with! Instant birth control!" and "G-Gal: you’ve given yer folks great gift for Mother’s/Father’s Day! Got up in front of whole world & said I’m having tons of sex- pay 4 it!"
Catholic Inquisition. Patricia Heaton, a devout Catholic never shy about airing her devotion to conservative causes....Beware of religious zealots. You know a tree by the fruit it bears. Read Ms. Heaton's tweets, and ask yourself what kind of God does she serve?
The tweets followed Limbaugh's comments calling Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" and have been criticized by some as a disturbing trend toward publicly shaming women who speak openly about sex and reproductive healthcare. Limbaugh has apologized, and so has Heaton.
Many people were shocked by Heaton's support of Limbaugh -- but perhaps they shouldn't have been.
Heaton is that rarest of Hollywood creatures: an outspoken Hollywood Christian and Republican.
Patricia Heaton has a net worth of $40 million. So, she can go all Marie Antoinette on all college students -- "let them wear condoms." Of course her stupid ass wouldn't know that condoms have nothing to do with the hormone estrogen or progesterone.
In the wake of Rush Limbaugh losing the majority of his advertising partners for comments relating to Sandra Fluke and the requirement that birth control be covered in all health insurance packages, Patricia Heaton has come under fire for her incendiary remarks.
Heaton, who many remember from Everybody Loves Raymond, apologized for a series of tweets that she posted criticizing Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke after Fluke testified before Congress in favor of government sponsored birth control.
Patricia Heaton, is being sued by a former personal assistant, Jennifer Lee, who claims the actress fired her and then stiffed her for good measure. She worked for Patricia from August 2007 to March 2009, earning $770 a week...Lee says friction developed after she asked about her unpaid wages -- when Patricia said Lee's child was "becoming a problem" because of the work schedule. Lee says Patricia was unsympathetic, firing her and saying "things might have been different" if Lee didn't have a child.
"Hey G-Town Gal: Plz let us also pay for your Starbucks, movie theater tickets and your favorite hot wings combo deal at KFC! Anything else?"
"Hey G-Town Gal: If your parents have to pay for your birth control, maybe they should get a say in who you sleep with! Instant birth control!"
"If every Tweaton sent Georgetown Gal one condom, her parents wouldn’t have to cancel basic cable, & she would never reproduce - sound good?"
The actress took home an estimated $9 million for the ninth and final season of Everybody Loves Raymond.
Heaton deleted the offensive tweets after many fans responded negatively, and she has now apologized for her comments. She tweeted Saturday, “Mea culpa Sandra! Wasn’t being respectful 2 u re my tweets as I hope people wd b w/me. Don’t like you being dissed -so sorry.”
Rush Limbaugh also apologized for his remarks after numerous advertisers back out of his radio show. (http://www.zimbio.com/Patricia+Heaton/articles/GFss4A06DZw/Patricia+Heaton+Apologizes+Anti+Sarah+Fluk)
Peter Gabriel doesn't want Rush Limbaugh's radio show to use his music, in the wake of the Sandra Fluke controversy.
Gabriel's song Sledgehammer played in the background while Limbaugh called Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" after she testified at a congressional hearing about contraception, reports CBS News.
On his Facebook page, a note was posted from Gabriel's reps saying the rocker was "appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh's extraordinary attack."
The statement adds, "It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter's work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments. " (USA TODAY)
*Rush, the band, wants no part of Rush, the man.
The Canadian rockers have joined Peter Gabriel in a creative boycott of Rush Limbaugh’s talk radio show after learning that one of their songs, “The Spirit of the Radio,” was also used during his rant against Sandra Fluke.
The band has filed a cease and desist letter, asking the DJ to stop playing their music.
“The public performance of Rush’s music is not licensed for political purposes and any such use is in breach of public performance licenses and constitutes copyright infringement,” the band said in a statement to Limbaugh, released Wednesday. “Accordingly, we hereby demand that you immediately stop all use of Rush’s music and confirm that you will do so.”
As previously reported, Gabriel issued a similar request after learning that his song “Sledgehammer” was used during one of Limbaugh’s rants against Fluke. (source: EURWEB)