On last night’s The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart gave a thorough dose of smackdown to hot-headed radio personality Rush Limbaugh, who as you may have heard is facing heat for calling a Georgetown law student a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she testified before a Congressional committee supporting the government mandate for health insurance to include contraception.
Limbaugh has since apologized, but that didn’t stop Stewart from going into full attack-dog mode against the conservative pundit, whom he thoughtfully labeled “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Gross.”
“What is even going through Rush Limbaugh’s fevered mind to go from a young woman trying to get private institutions to cover contraception to prostitution slut having constant sexy sex on my dime?” joked Stewart. “You’ve got to misunderstand so many things. One, he seems to believe that anyone using contraception is automatically having a ton of sex. And that contraception is something a woman has to pay for every time she has sex. And that the woman is nevertheless benefiting financially from having all that dirty contraceptive-fueled sex.”
Stewart, decked out in full bio-suit gear as his own personal “prophylactic measure” against Limbaugh, added: “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… So it’s Rush Limbaugh. Is it particularly vile Rush Limbaugh? Of course. That’s like saying this is a particularly pungent bucket of raw sewage mixed with rotting cow guts and typhoid.”
Stewart’s signature diatribe also took shots at Fox News contributors who agreed with Limbaugh’s polarizing statements, as well as the Republican presidential candidates who “decided that Limbaugh’s only mistake appears to be semantics, not reasoning.”
For the full birth-control blitz, check out the clip below:
Rush Limbaugh apologizes for ‘insulting word choices’. (Well, this most recent one, anyway.)