So why did Rush Limbaugh  apologize?
When Democratic activist Sandra Fluke testified that she wanted Georgetown, a Catholic University , to be compelled by federal law to pay her three thousand dollars for contraceptives—she meant the Pill, which means she’s asking her university to pay for her to able to have unprotected sex—Limbaugh called her a “slut.” According to Media Matters , the Outraged Left, and the Righteous Right, that’s something Rush is not allowed to say.
Limbaugh is a talk show host. Insulting people is his job.
There’s virtually no law of libel  in the United States. The Supreme Court abolished it in order to prevent the Press and the Civil Rights movement from being sued for lying about the South.  The FCC abandoned the unconstitutional “Fairness Doctrine”  years ago. (Efforts to revive it  are called, with good reason, the “Hush Rush Law.” )
And Limbaugh doesn’t actually have a job he can be fired from. He’s a businessman with his own network, which he sells to advertisers and to radio stations around the country.
This makes money for the advertisers, because Limbaugh has many extremely loyal fans, and it makes money for the radio stations, too.
But in spite of this, advertisers are dropping him. Recently he’s lost the accounts of
- AOL Inc.
- Tax Resolution Services Co.
- Quicken Loans
- Sleep Number beds
- Sleep Train
- Citrix Systems Inc.
- online data backup service provider Carbonite
- online legal document services company LegalZoom
and Allstate Corp, which not only dropped him, but claimed it only advertised on the show by mistake. [Limbaugh advertisers keep heading for the exits  March 5, 2012]
This is notwithstanding the fact that he’s issued
- An apology: A Statement from Rush , March 3, 2012
- A statement about why he apologized, repeating his apology: Why I Apologized to Sandra Fluke,  March 5, 2012.
But it wasn’t enough—it’s never enough.  [Faux-Apology Not Accepted: Fire Rush Limbaugh for His Hateful Misogyny , by