Patricia Heaton is doing it again. If the damage that was done by Rush Limbaugh is not enough, Patricia Heaton do something like putting gasoline into the fire. It is all about their comment on Georgetown student Sandra Fluke caused such an outrage that she had to cancel her Twitter account.
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Rush Limbaugh is losing advertisers for his radio show one after the other in the wake of his controversial comments about a Georgetown law student, and now he’s lost a prominent advocate on Twitter: Patricia Heaton
The star of “The Middle” and “Everybody Loves Raymond” pulled an Alec Baldwin and temporarily deleted her Twitter account after siding with Limbaugh’s criticisms of Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke last week via a series of barbed tweets. Patricia Heaton returned on Monday to apologize to Fluke.
On Feb. 29, the actress wrote, “Hey G-Town Gal: Plz let us also pay for your Starbucks, movie theater tickets and your favorite hot wings combo deal at KFC! Anything else?”
“Hey G-Town Gal: If your parents have to pay for your birth control, maybe they should get a say in who you sleep with! Instant birth control!”
“If every Tweaton sent Georgetown Gal one condom, her parents wouldn’t have to cancel basic cable, & she would never reproduce – sound good?”
The controversy began after Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she advocated for expanded access to birth control. In the wake of those comments, Limbaugh has been blasted from nearly all quarters, including by Republican House Speaker John Boehner, and has shed a string of high-profile advertisers, including AOL.
Limbaugh publicly apologized, and so did Patricia Heaton, who offered her regrets Saturday before making her account inaccessible.
“Mea culpa Sandra! Wasn’t being respectful 2 u re my tweets as I hope people wd b w/me. Don’t like you being dissed -so sorry,” she wrote.
Patricia Heaton reiterated that apology again on Monday, telling readers, “I apologized to Ms Fluke last week. I may not agree with her views but I didn’t treat her with respect and I’m sorry. I was wrong. Mea Culpa.”
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She may star on The Middle, but when it comes to politics, Patricia Heaton is one of the few outspoken celebrities who is far to the right.
How far to the right? Rush Limbaugh far.
Just like that conservative talk show host, this actress went off on Sandra Fluke not long after the Georgetown Law School student appeared at a press conference last week and pleaded her case for why contraception should be covered by health insurance companies.
As you can see in the sample Tweets below, Patricia Heaton continually, condescendingly mocked Fluke’s supposed reliance on others:
But then also like Limbaugh, Patricia Heaton issued an apology via Twitter, writing: Mea culpa Sandra! Wasn’t being respectful 2 u re my tweets as I hope people wd b w/me. Don’t like you being dissed -so sorry.”
Perhaps realizing that a Mea Culpa written like a second grader was equally disrespectful, Patricia Heaton gave it another try and finally struck the right tone:
“I apologized to Ms Fluke last week. I may not agree with her views but I didn’t treat her with respect and I’m sorry. I was wrong. Mea Culpa.”
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Actress Patricia Heaton proved that she wasn’t tough enough to play with the political big dogs when her scathing comments about Georgetown student Sandra Fluke caused such an outrage that she had to cancel her Twitter account.
The Everybody Loves Raymond star joined Rush Limbaugh and other outspoken right-wingers to criticize the Georgetown University law student and reproductive rights advocate after she testified before Democratic members of Congress on why contraception should be covered by insurance companies, reported MSNBC.com.
“If every Tweaton sent Georgetown Gal one condom, her parents wouldn’t have to cancel basic cable, & she would never reproduce — sound good?” Patricia Heaton posted.
Patricia Heaton went on to write a slew of offensive taunts to Fluke’s Twitter handle, such as “Hey GTown Gal: How about only having sex on Wednesday? (Hump day!),” and “Hey G-Town Gal: turn your underwear inside out! Then u only have to do laundry every 2 weeks—saves on detergent & trips to Laundromat!”
Another biting bash read: “If your parents have to pay for your birth control, maybe they should get a say in who u sleep with. Instant birth control.”
At first Patricia Heaton refused to back down from her online verbal attack even when Limbaugh was forced to apologize in light of advertisers pulling out of his radio show, and instead bluntly pulled her plug on her Twitter account
Eventually Patricia Heaton, 54, saw the error of her ways – no doubt encouraged by a damage-controlling publicist – and made a less-than heartfelt retraction on the social networking site.
“I apologized to Ms Fluke last week. I may not agree with her views but I didn’t treat her with respect and I’m sorry. I was wrong. Mea Culpa,” she tweeted on Monday.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Limbaugh caused a firestorm by saying that Fluke’s support of health insurers being required to offer birth control to their subscribers made her “a slut” and “a prostitute”.
“For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke,” the controversial right wing radio host wrote on his website on Saturday.
Source : http://www.radaronline.com/
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