No doubt about it Rush Limbaugh hurt himself for his remarks about the law student wanting her birth control pills paid for by the insurance of a Catholic college. It is difficult to speak for 15 hours per week and not say something stupid. How he was taken down was really more interesting then what he said. The issue was that Obama said that insurance companies MUST provide birth control for free. The problem is some employers self insure meaning they pay the health costs and don't pay an insurance company for the coverage. So, the Catholic Church College who's beliefs do not support birth control contraceptives are being told by the US Government - you MUST pay for contraceptives. The main stream news media is very liberal and they love that they can do this to RL. Why was Rush Limbaugh taken down? Because those that took him down can keep the focus on conservatives/republicans want to prevent or take away contraceptives from (poor?) women - and not the religious issue. (Imagine if the US government said that a Jewish or Muslim school had to offer and pay for pork in their cafeteria.) Also, he is a pretty successful guy and the liberals do not have anyone on radio or TV as successful. So, expect more such game playing in the future.