Rush Limbaugh may have received the most notoriety for his smears of Sandra Fluke, but he is not the only one who has been spreading misinformation and outright lies about the George Washington University law student. Limbaugh has been joined by the likes of FOX News' Bill O'Reilly, CNN's Erick Erickson, Big Journal's Dana Loesch, The Blaze's Mytheos Holt, CNS News' Craig Bannister, Michelle Malkin, Pat Dollard, Barbara Curtis, and others.
Here are some of the things that have been 'claimed' about Ms. Fluke since her testimony before a panel of House Democratic Party members on February 23, 2012:
Truth: This unfounded allegation stems from other Right Wing opinions that because the Washington Post reported that Fluke was interested in the contraceptive coverage issue before attending George Washington University and has since actively lobbied the school to change its policy, then that must be why she really went to school there.
Truth: Fluke never mentioned her age during her testimony.
Truth: Fluke stated, "Without insurance coverage, contraception can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school." Notice the use of 'can cost' and 'a woman' as opposed to 'did cost' and 'me.'
Truth: Fluke neither mentioned tax dollars nor government funding during her testimony, but spoke in favor of contraception coverage by private insurance plans.
Truth: Fluke spoke of the fact that "forty percent of female students at Georgetown Law report struggling financially as a result of this policy" of not providing contraception coverage. She did not speak about the sex lives of her fellow students.
Truth: Fluke did not talk about her sex life during the testimony.
P.S. Hat tip to Newsviner 'gram/nelson' who suggested I write this article.