On Friday, July 6, 2012, without any fanfare or publicity, President Barack Obama signed an executive order titled Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions. Chances are that Obama didn’t want to bring attention to this action because of the power it places in his grasp.Section 1 of the executive order reads:
Emboldened by Rush Limbaugh’s public apology over the weekend to a law school student whom he had called a “slut” and a “prostitute,” critics of the radio talk show host are intensifying their online campaign against his advertisers.
The apology, they said, was a signal that the campaign was working. On Sunday, a seventh company, ProFlowers, said that it was suspending all of its advertising on “The Rush Limbaugh Show” despite his apologetic statement a day earlier.
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Rush Limbaugh said today he was “sincere” and “heartfelt” in his apology to Sandra Fluke, as he explained that he never believed the Georgetown University student was a “slut” or “prostitute” when he said those words last week.
Limbaugh addressed the flap over his remarks and his subsequent apology today on his syndicated radio program.
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Limbaugh: Apology to student was ‘heartfelt’. -USA Today