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By Andy Sullivan
WASHINGTON – Two U.S. radio stations have dropped The Rush Limbaugh Show from their schedules after the right-wing radio host called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” over her support of President Barack Obama’s new contraception plan.
Both KPUA in Hilo, Hawaii, and WBEC in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, announced Monday they would no longer carry the show.
Meanwhile, Limbaugh said he had gone too far when he branded a birth-control activist a “slut,” as he scrambled on Monday to defuse a controversy that has driven advertisers from his influential radio show.
In apologizing, the firebrand talk-show host couldn’t resist taking a swipe at his opponents.
“I acted too much like the leftists who despise me. I descended to their level, using names and exaggerations,” Limbaugh said. “It’s what we’ve come to expect from them, but it’s way beneath me.”
Limbaugh’s comments have amplified an…
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