Rush Limbaugh just can’t get a break from the evil press, according to the top-rated conservative radio talk show host himself. While Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, and the Pope may make incredibly strange bedfellows, Limbaugh threw them all together on his talk show on Thursday. Limbaugh referred to the hell he went through for his comments about Sandra Fluke, according to a Huffington Post report on Friday, in relation to his current hell of capturing headlines due to his comments about Pope Francis.
Limbaugh referred to his unfortunate Sandra Fluke extended episode in his career as a “manufactured controversy,” of which many agree and many disagree.
Limbaugh, currently is under the gun for comments he made which allegedly attacked Pope Francis. The talk show host said that the media’s treatment of him is once again nothing more than an attempt to make him a “villain” in what Limbaugh calls a “contrived, phony” headline story.
The famed conservative talker said that the Pope story is another manufactured controversy in which he happens to be a villain in a massive soap opera script. He compared his current media-challenges over the Pope to his past media-challenges over Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke when he referred to her as a slut for her open position on contraceptives.
Limbaugh alleged on Thursday that “this is just like the Fluke controversy. There were massive efforts to cancel <my> program and get me thrown off the soap opera – to get me written out of the script.”
Earlier this week, Limbaugh said that the Pope doesn’t know what he’s talking about when it comes to capitalism and socialism. Limbaugh suggested that the Pope’s latest apostolic exhortation was strongly influenced by others who have gotten to him. He claimed that the exhortation – Evangelii Gaudium – was pure Marxism coming out of the Pope’s mouth.
Soap opera references seem to be a favored-comparison for Limbaugh this week. Earlier in the week, he accused the nightly newscasts of basically being a daily soap opera that are all regurgitating the same stuff.
Though repeated requests for Sandra Fluke to comment on what she does for a living have been ignored on social media, Wikipedia states that she is a 32-year-old American attorney and women's rights activist who became moderately known when congressmen refused to allow her to testify for the House Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee regarding the government covering birth control in February of 2012. As is quite well known now, it wasn't until Rush Limbaugh made his infamous comments about her on his talk show that she became well-known. Many believe it was "dumb luck" for Fluke for which she will likely be - deep down - forever grateful.