“He sounded like a vile, disgusting pervert …” An Analysis of Persuasive Attacks on Rush Limbaugh During the Sandra Fluke Controversy

@article{Legge2012HeSL,
  title={“He sounded like a vile, disgusting pervert …” An Analysis of Persuasive Attacks on Rush Limbaugh During the Sandra Fluke Controversy},
  author={Nancy J. Legge and James R. DiSanza and John Gribas and Aubrey Shiffler},
  journal={Journal of Radio \& Audio Media},
  year={2012},
  volume={19},
  pages={173 - 205}
}
This article examines the persuasive attacks made against Rush Limbaugh after his insults of Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke. The persuasive attacks against Limbaugh attempted to increase perceptions of his responsibility for the acts, but the majority worked to increase the perceived offensiveness of his acts. The most successful attacks extended Limbaugh's attacks to the audience, pointed out Limbaugh's own inconsistencies, applied pejorative labels to Limbaugh's words, and linked… Expand
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