It seems that after several days of mounting public pressure, Rush Limbaugh has finally cracked. How else could you explain his attempt to move beyond this whole "hating on young women" debacle by continuing to attack young women? Today's victim? Author Tracie McMillan, who represents another one of those awful "overeducated" young unmarried women Rush so emphatically resents.
McMillan's crime, apparently, was being a young unmarried woman who went to college and wrote a book about the way people in America eat. She took a year to work at places like Wal-Mart and Applebees in order to get a better understanding about the American food industry. Of McMillan's attempt to educate people when clearly men like Rush Limbaugh know best, the giant pair of flapping gums said,
What is it with all of these young single white women, overeducated - doesn't mean intelligent. For example, Tracie McMillan, the author of this book, seems to be just out of college and already she has been showered with awards, including the 2006 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Social justice journalism. This woman who wrote the book on food inequality, food justice, got an award for social justice journalism.
McMillan doesn't have a degree beyond her BA. She told Forbes that she wasn't informed in advance that her book would be discussed on Limbaugh's radio program. "My grandmother would be thrilled, because she's a fan of his," she said.
Limbaugh's strategy to double down on the anti-lady vitriol is puzzling in light of the advertiser exodus currently occurring on his show as a result of his calling birth control advocate Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute." If you're keeping score, The Atlantic Wire has a nice rundown of all of the companies who have now now pulled ads from Limbaugh's show, including Capital One, John Deere, Polycon, Netflix, and Geico.
And not to split hairs (since it's kind of tough to argue with someone who won't agree with the premise that reality exists), but if McMillan wrote her book in 2006 and that was when she was "just" out of college, and if, by Rush's own admission, 2006 still is a year that "just" happened, then it's fair to say that Rush Limbaugh's 2006 arrest for doctor shopping so that he could obtain multiple overlapping for prescription pain killers also "just" happened. And thus, the recently arrested Rush Limbaugh continues digging himself into an angry little hole.
Here's the woman Rush Limbaugh is attacking today; 'Totally bizarre,' she says [Forbes]