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Limbaugh: Double standard on 'civility'

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Depending on which news report you read, Rush Limbaugh has lost anywhere from a few dozen to more than a hundred advertisers since late February, when the radio talk show host called law student and contraception advocate Sandra Fluke a “slut.”

But the fallout from that controversy hasn’t stopped the conservative talker from calling it like he sees it.

On Monday’s show, an unbowed Mr. Limbaugh ripped into the “double-standard” exemplified by pop singer Cee Lo Green’s liberal use of the f-word at a weekend fundraiser in Atlanta for President Obama, who called to console Miss Fluke after Mr. Limbaugh’s remarks.

“Cee Lo Green can sing what he wants. I don’t care,” Mr. Limbaugh said. “But here it is at an Obama fundraiser on the same stage Obama will take not long after Cee Lo Green sings the tune. Yep. Double standard, single standard, whatever. Pure hypocrisy. I know. But the point is it isn’t getting any press, nor is it getting any condemnation.”

Later in Monday’s broadcast, the defiant host introduced a commercial by telling viewers it was “time for an obscene profits break.”

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David Eldridge

David Eldridge

David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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