The Washington Times - March 5, 2012, 10:46AM

As much as liberals will brag about the advertisers Rush Limbaugh lost, the uproar over his remarks about Sandra Fluke, the 30-year-old Georgetown University Law Center student, will be a memory in a few weeks and people are missing the big picture in the meantime anyway.

It is more than likely that the calls to Limbaugh’s former advertisers are a result of action taken from Media Matters playbook—pages 32 thru 38, in fact, of the Media Matters Project 2012 (H/T Daily Caller). There, the organization describes how “direct advertiser pressure” and “strategic paid media” among other tactics from their liberal grassroots can give the impression to companies advertising on (Fox News in this case) will make CEO’s believe that the public at large will not support their products if their companies continue to buy ads on the network.


Will this strategy throw Limbaugh off the air? Not likely. Mr. Limbaugh commands an audience of 15 to 20 million loyal listeners. He has weathered through tougher circumstances before and new advertisers looking to reach out to his listenership are probably ready to be picked up.

On to Sandra Fluke, who claims that her contraception has to be funded by somebody else other than herself, while her education at Georgetown Law is being bankrolled from somebody else.

Ask anyone who went to a particular college or graduate school as to why he or she chose that school. Some might say the school had a particular education or athletics program they were interested in, while others may cite location, costs, financial aid, or scholarship opportunities.

Ms. Fluke’s main reason for choosing Georgetown University Law Center was apparently none of the above.

Ms. Fluke, an experienced left-wing political activist (H/T Daily Caller), who, according to the Washington Post, chose to go to the expensive Georgetown University Law Center, because the school, a Jesuit institution, actually lacked the contraception coverage she is currently demanding for all the female students at the school. 

In her testimony before House Democratic Steering Committee, Ms. Fluke remarked that contraception could cost “over $3,000 during law school. For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary.”

Ms. Fluke’s testimony was endorsing the Obama administration’s Health and Human Service’s regulation that forces all health-care insurance plans to cover the cost of sterilizations and contraception. The coverage would include contraceptives that induce abortions.

She then went on to say that “40% of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggle financially as a result of this policy.”

Ms. Fluke described examples from students on campus who she said were struggling financially as a result of the school’s contraception coverage: “Just last week, a married female student told me that she had to stop using contraception because she and her husband just couldn’t fit it into their budget anymore.” 

“After months paying over $100 out-of-pocket, she just couldn’t afford her medication anymore, and she had to stop taking it,” Ms. Fluke described of another friend.

Fluke then went on to say,“And some might respond that contraception is accessible in lots of other ways.” She added,  “Unfortunately, that’s just not true.”

But it is true. It just is not under the circumstances Fluke and her liberal political allies want it—which is that every kind of contraception should be paid for by the taxpayer for others. It is completely fair for people to be questioning why the tax payer should be responsible for financing the sex lives’ of men and women by paying for their contraception.

“Access to” is just liberal phraseology for saying “tax the people” to pay off abortions, contraception, housing, education, healthcare….etc. 

Perhaps the privilege of getting access to a public interest scholarship to a tony law school in Washington just is not enough these days.