Rush Limbaugh Whines About Women Reporters And The “Chickification Of The News”

According to Rush, the female-dominated press corps following Hillary Clinton's campaign is an awful sign of things to come. Or something.
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During the Tuesday broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show, host and Strom Thurmond’s colostomy bag Rush Limbaugh lamented the state of today’s media because a lot of women reporters are following the campaign of Hillary Clinton. Earlier this week, Politico did a story on the female-dominated gaggle covering the Democratic Presidential candidate. The article came with a sure-to-be iconic photo, showing 22 female journalists from 18 different news organizations who have been assigned to the campaign.

Of course, being the asshole who came up with the term ‘feminazi,’ it was imperative of Limbaugh to highlight the article and picture and talk about what it all means. And as you would guess, El Rushbo made sure to be as offensive and sexist as possible, claiming that the preponderance of women reporters covering Clinton is further proof of the “chickification of the news.” Yes, he actually used that term, and more than once. He then went on about women providing sympathetic coverage for Hillary because she’s “always playing the victim card.”

From the transcript of the show, courtesy of Rush’s website:


“There are about 22 women in this picture, folks, taken in Las Vegas before the Democrat debate — 22 women, not a single man. There’s not a guy in this picture. And what this picture is, is the Hillary Clinton press corps. This is it. I’m turning the Dittocam off because it’s zoomed in real tight. That’s exactly right. Way to go, Snerdley. You’re on the ball. “The Chickification of the news” is exactly right, and this is the epitome of it. If you wonder why the Hillary news coverage is the way it is, you simply have to look at that picture.

You simply have to find out who it is covering the news about her, and it will tell you everything you need to know. And this is done, by the way, on purpose. The chickification of the news is made up of many facets, but one of the facets is that men really can’t be fair to women. Not that they try to be unfair, but they just can’t fully relate. It takes a woman to understand a woman. It takes a woman to get deep with another woman.

It takes a woman to understand, and so that’s the press gaggle that follows Hillary Clinton around. Print, online, radio, TV, you name it. And it’s better than anything anybody can ever say to explain the type of and the nature of the sympathetic coverage that Hillary Clinton gets. Hillary Clinton is perceived to be a victim. She’s always playing the victim card. She’s always whining about being a woman or making a point of being a woman, as though that’s somehow an obstacle and it’s punishing in our unfair society.

And as a way of equalizing it, everybody covering her also happens to be female.”


Limbaugh’s comments about women in the news in relation to Clinton follows his Monday rantings about Hillary, where he stated that Democrats on the Benghazi Committee will praise the former Secretary of State “for her cervix” when she testifies. He also appeared to be upset that it isn’t acceptable to “figuratively” hit women in public. (Listening to his comments, it seems that he really just wants men to have the capability of beating women without any repercussions. You know, it’s a man’s world!)

Anyway, this wasn’t really anything different from Rush. Basically, a bunch of incoherent belching of his standard philosophy of women being inferior and the feminization of America and how the real men in this country are the ones being truly discriminated against.

Below is audio of his segment, courtesy of Media Matters:


Justin Baragona is the editor and publisher of Contemptor. Prior to starting the site, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He currently resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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