The "Daily Show" host takes on not only Rush Limbaugh's attack on Sandra Fluke but those who supported him
How grossed out was Jon Stewart by Rush Limbaugh's use of the word "slut" to describe Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke? Not only did Stewart warn viewers on Monday that their usual "Daily Show"-timed romance would be dashed by the "human cold shower" that is Limbaugh, but he felt it necessary to don a prophylactic suit to discuss the Limbaugh brouhaha.
Stewart proceeded to play clips from GOP presidential contenders, including Mitt Romney, whose only objection seemed to be Limbaugh's word choice, not the idea that contraceptives should be covered by health insurance, or Limbaugh's logic that paying for birth control equates paying for sex.
He also took on Fox News commentators, particularly Megyn Kelly, who was seen in a clip arguing about how employers should have to pay for maternity leave.
"You know where that maternity leave came from, right?" Stewart asked. "Nine months prior … have a bottle of Chablis … DVD copy of 'The Notebook,' scented candles … if you took maternity leave and employers were required to pay that for you, we paid for you to have sex."
Stewart's conclusion: "Everyone pays for shit they don’t want to all the time. You know what, reimburse me for the Iraq War and oil subsidies, and … diaphragms are on me."
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