After targeting Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke last week and journalist Tracie McMillan this week, Limbaugh turned his sights on Washington Post comedy writer Alexandra Petri today. Petri wrote a column for the Post’s comedy section yesterday, but Limbaugh apparently had a bit of an Onion problem and assumed Petri was a reporter, not a satirist.
Limbaugh attacks the “so-called reporter” (she’s not actually called that) for inserting her “b-i-itchy opinion” into her “reporting” (which was not actually reporting). Again, Limbaugh apparently can’t help but use gendered slurs to attack his female critics. Listen to the audio via Media Matters:
Petri responded to Limbaugh in a characteristically funny blog post, acknowledging that she had her facts wrong on a potential Limbaugh advertiser, and offering to buy him a sandwich as a peace offering. “As ways to start the day, I prefer coffee. In fact, I prefer root canals,” she wrote of the attack. “Having my work called ‘b-i-itchy’ and ‘an out-and-out lie’ was not how I expected to spend International Women’s Day. Usually, I spend International Women’s Day completely ignoring the fact that it is International Women’s Day,” she added.