Rush Limbaugh and Shepard Smith’s insensitive comments about Robin Williams’ Suicide

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I feel a bit upset tonight. I was on Facebook earlier today when I saw Robin Tyler post a status update from Lewis Black that said:

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I wasn’t sure what Rush Limbaugh said, but he is a jerk and everything he says is negative and insensitive. I looked up what he said and here is the quote from Rawstory:

“What is the left’s world view in general?” Limbaugh asked his audience the day after Williams’ death was announced. “If you had to attach, not a philosophy, but an attitude to a leftist world view. It’s one of pessimism, and darkness, sadness. They’re never happy, are they?”

“They’re animated in large part by the false promises of America because the promises of America are not for everyone,” he continued, pointing to a Fox News report that suggested Williams had struggled with financial issues, and survivor’s guilt after the deaths of entertainers like Christopher Reeve, Andy Kaufman and John Belushi.

“Robin Williams felt guilty that he was still alive while his three friends had died young, and much earlier than he had,” the conservative talker explained. “He could never get over the guilt that they died and he didn’t.”

“Well, that is a constant measurement that is made by political leftists in judging the country.”

Listen to the audio from The Rush Limbaugh Program, broadcast Aug. 12, 2014.

Later he tried to back pedal by saying he was misquoted. This is what he had to say:

“[A]ll of these low-rent, despicable, irresponsible, pathetic, so-called media watchdogs on the left are trying to make it sound like I said Robin Williams gave up because he was a liberal, and he’s hopelessly doomed to misery and despair because that’s what liberals are devoted to. And I said no such thing.”

Really? “Low-rent, despicable, irresponsible, pathetic…” Excuse me? This coming from the low-rent, despicable, irresponsible and pathetic man who does drugs, more specifically OxyContin, can’t get an erection, I know this because he was detained in the Domincan Republic for traveling with a prescription of Viagra that was not prescribed to him. He has been married 4 times and I know this because of this article. So let’s not pretend he is an authority on well, anything.

He has no room to talk negative about anyone and frankly he has the biggest balls of steel to even still be on the radio talking trash about other people. I mean, what good has he done in his life? Robin Williams was a good person and he lived a good life. He made everyone happy every time he opened his mouth, what has Rush Limbaugh done to make anyone happy when he opened his mouth? All he does is talk negative trash about everyone, unless they are conservatives, then he praises them, even when they do stupid things.

Instead of saying negative things about the man, just shut the fuck up! I apologize for my language but I’m at that point where it’s going to come out.

Shepard Smith called Robin Williams a coward just hours after he committed suicide. HOURS! Can you believe that? He later apologized for it, but it’s still out there.

“Something inside you is so horrible or you’re such a coward or whatever the reason that you decide that you have to end it. Robin Williams, at 63, did that today,”

You cannot give your opinion about something that you know nothing about. If you have never suffered through depression or even contemplated suicide, then you have no right to talk negatively about someone who has.

I have suffered, and am still suffering through depression. I have PTSD from my childhood. I have been depressed since I was a child. People who are depressed don’t let anyone know they are depressed, so they put up a front to make it look like they are happy. I’m constantly trying to lighten the mood by cracking jokes or making puns because I want people to think I’m happy.

Suicide is not a decision to be taken lightly. It is not easy, and you are not a coward. If you have thought about taking your own life, it is not something that you just decide to do, then do it. You have to be going through some really bad stuff for a long time and be wishing you were dead throughout that long time. You don’t just decide today I’m going to kill myself. That comes from years of depression and years of people treating you like crap.

I attempted suicide for the first time when I was around 12 or 13 years old. I didn’t just decide today is the day, no this was after years of being treated like crap by my step father. My sister had started treating me like crap when I was 9 years old, and by the time I decided to commit suicide, my baby sister had joined in on the fun. I was also being beat up at school because I was gay and being called names like fag, faggot, mother fucker, asshole… you name it, I was called it. My step father had been calling me a sissy since I learned to walk and when I was 12 or 13 made a comment that “he wished they would put all the faggots on an island and kill them all” right in front of me. My sister started calling me a bastard when I was 9 and a mother fucker when I was 11. Just imagine what I was going through on a daily basis. So yeah, I was severely depressed and severely suicidal.

How did I try to commit suicide you ask? Well, it started out punching myself in the face in my bedroom. Not because I was trying to get a bruise so I could say my family did it to me because I knew I didn’t bruise, but because I was punishing myself every time they punished me. Then I started to choke myself by holding my finger right on the spot on my neck where the airway was. I would hold it for as long as I could. Sometimes I would hold it until my natural reaction was to let go to breathe again, but then I would just keep holding it until I had passed out. I would wake up in the morning and be pissed off at myself because I thought it would work. Of course when I did that, it was while I was laying in bed. I wanted it to look like I went to sleep and just didn’t wake up. I tried that nearly every night for months.

There are other times that I tried to commit suicide that I wrote about in my book in detail, so if you want to read those stories, buy my book.

All I’m saying is, you cannot judge a person based on why they committed suicide, because you simply do not know what is going on in their private lives to make that judgment. So next time you say that it was because of this or that, well you just don’t know and you should get the facts before you say anything. I don’t know why he committed suicide and I will never know.

I am so beyond sad that he died, but I was so happy that this world had such an awesome man entertain us for so many years. It kills me inside that he died and it kills me even more that people have to be such assholes by saying such horrible things about him.

Rest in peace you wonderful funny man. I loved you so much and I will never forget you.

The 3-Day War On Sandra Fluke by Rush Limbaugh

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I was browsing through the Facebook home page and found a video posted by One Million Dads Against One Million Moms.  This video is an audio clip with some pictures of Rush Limbaugh.  In the audio clip he is saying that if Sandra Fluke who is asking for free contraceptive wants to get free condoms and lube from the government that she needs to make a video so we can all watch.  Take a look:

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Rush to Fluke: We Want You To Post The Videos Online So We Can Watch

This is disgusting.  One Million Dads Against One Million Moms has asked that people email Clear Channel to ask them to get Rush Limbaugh off the air.  Here is what he said:

OK Enough is enough!! Limbaugh has been vilifying Sandra Fluke for days. This is the latest turd to fall out of his mouth. I NEVER do this but I am asking for your help to get this misogynistic scumbag OFF THE AIR!!!

Contact information for Limbaugh’s station operator Clear Channel Communications Inc. is:

Clear Channel Corporate
Address: 200 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209
Communications / Media Relations: Public Relations (210) 822-2828 publicrelations@clearchannel.com

My email to clear channel

To whom it may concern:

Please STOP LIMBAUGH!!! Enough is enough. It’s one thing if he merely espoused political ideals I disagreed with…but the vitriolic evil that he has been spewing in the past three days about Sandra Fluke is totally inexcusable! There is just NO PLACE in civil discourse for behavior such as this. He can disagree with this girl (she is just a Young student for god sake) with out impugning her character FOR DAYS!!! I know satire….and this WAS NOT SATIRE it was bile spewed by some washed up drug addict with a proclivity for international jaunts for illicit sex! The sun has set on the Limbaugh empire and it is time that we all coincide the Emperor has no MORALS!!

Please show this misogynistic fascist the door, show him that HATE has no place in Clear Channel!! I Love Clear Channel, iheart is amazing…you are better than THIS!! Please tell that failure at life that he can take his hate somewhere else!

I wholeheartedly agree, so I emailed Clear Channel.  I included his first paragraph as a quote, but I also included this in my email.

I was asked to email Clear Channel to ask them to please stop Rush Limbaugh from talking about a student who is asking for contraceptive.  I copied and pasted his email, but I want to include something else here.  I think it is disgusting and in poor taste that a grown man would attack a student, a woman, like this.  I don’t care if it is in fun or not, it is disgusting and this attack on women has got to stop.  This world would be such a better place to live in if there wasn’t so much hatred in the world and Rush Limbaugh is only adding to the hate.  By allowing his hate speech on your channel sends a message that you advocate hate speech and I don’t think that that is your true intention.  Please either shut him up, or get him off of the air.  There is already enough hate with the war on gays, why add women to the list?

When I was in high school in the mid 80’s, they started handing out condoms for free at the student store.  What is the difference from that happening more than 25 years ago and someone asking for the same thing today?  You can get free lube and condoms at any Gay and Lesbian center as well as at any clinic, what is the big deal?  Who cares?  Give me a break!  Why rip on a woman for 3 days over something so trivial?  Tell Rush to pick on someone his own size for a change.

Michel McDonald

I am all for free speech, but I am not for free hate speech, especially when it is asking a woman to have sex on camera so he can watch.  This man is disgusting and he needs to stop attacking this woman once and for all.  I hope that people agree with me and either call the number or send an email.