Rush Limbaugh Sandra Fluke: Other Controversies From Conservative Commentator

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Throughout his career, right-winged radio host Rush Limbaugh could counted on for controversial moments, the latest being calling Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute for testifying to Congress that religious institutions should cover birth control.

Here are some other times Limbaugh has gotten into hot water:

1.       Michelle Obama

The conservative commentator went after the first lady over her physique, calling her a hypocrite for her efforts to fight childhood obesity and then saying she doesn't follow her own healthy eating philosophy.

The problem is, and dare I say this, it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary [sic], dietary advice...I'm trying to say that our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you, Limbaugh said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

2.       Hu Jintao

Limbaugh offended Chinese Americans and millions of Chinese around the world after he mocked Chinese President Hu Jintao's speech at the White House in 2011.

Hu Jintao--He was speaking and they weren't translating. They normally translate every couple of words. Hu Jintao was just going ching chong, ching chong cha, Limbaugh said.

3.       Michael J. Fox

Limbaugh was lambasted in 2006 for saying Fox was embellishing his Parkinson's disease symptoms in a political ad endorsing a Missouri U.S. Senate candidate who favored funding for stem cell research.

Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting, one of the two, Limbaugh said at the time.

4.       Donovan McNabb

Limbaugh resigned as commentator on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown show in 2003 for saying the media over-hyped Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb's ability because it wanted to see black quarterbacks succeed.

I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well,'' Limbaugh said at the time. There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve. The defense carried this team.

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