Stewart, Colbert Spank Limbaugh

Neither host happy with Rush's comments on Sandra Fluke

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 6, 2012 7:31 AM CST
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(Newser) – Jon Stewart worked himself up to a fever pitch last night over the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke controversy, wondering how exactly Limbaugh got "from 'young woman trying to get a private institution to cover contraception' to 'prostitution slut having constant sexy-sex on my dime.'" But, Stewart noted, "Personally, I don't get too worked up about the things Rush Limbaugh says. Because he is, and has been for many years, a terrible person." Even without the "slut" comment, there are so many problems with Limbaugh's (and the GOP presidential candidates', and Fox News') argument, Stewart said, he couldn't cover them all. Bottom line: "To the people who are upset about their hard-earned tax money going to things they don't like, 'Welcome to the f***ing club.'"

Stephen Colbert followed with his own take on the issue, explaining that Limbaugh is right: "That's how the pill works. The more sex you have, the more birth control pills you have to take. It's one for each sperm. They act like little baby deflectors! And 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." But he couldn't agree with Limbaugh's decision to apologize, particularly since it came only after sponsors started leaving his show. "I don't think Rush should have apologized for calling her a prostitute. I mean, it takes one to know one," Colbert concluded. "And remember, he only apologized to keep his advertisers, proving Rush will do anything with his mouth for cash."

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