While waiting for an interview with New York Jets Quarterback Mark Sanchez last Saturday, TV Azteca reporter Ines Sainz was harrassed with “catcalls, whistling, extended stares by the players” and was subjected to “grotesque” locker room antics. While the sexual harassment spurred Jets owner Woody Johnson to offer an immediate “open apology” and the NFL to investigate the charges, Sainz’s situation motivated failed NFL-commentator and hate radio host Rush Limbaugh to launch into a sexist rant today against “bootylicious” Sainz for “doing what she was born knowing to do” to “get access for her job”:
She knows she has ass-ets. (Rush really stretched out that first syllable.) . . . Boob-alicious, booty-licious, whatever you want to call it, she’s got it.”
Referencing celebrating “Love Your Body Day,” he said: “As far as I can tell, Ines celebrates her body daily, not just once a year . . . The team was celebrating her body.”
Trying to connect the dots between Sainz’s interview with Mark Sanchez and the Jets QB’s horrific game last night: “You remember what Delilah did to Sampson.”
Looking ahead: “Now, are we going to force Ines to put on a burka?”
And finally: “We’re looking for an example of a male reporter in a female locker room, and we can’t find one.”
Listen to it:
Like Limbaugh, Glenn Beck “had a tough time containing the giggles” over Sainz’s humiliation, noting he’d “never seen someone wear a shirt that ‘covered less.’” Both Limbaugh and Beck revel in sexist contempt for women in the public eye, with Limbaugh dubbing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as”sex-retary” and Beck calling former Secretary of State Madeleline Albright “a turkey” that “burns your eyes out.” It appears that Limbaugh may need another women’s summit to learn “what it is [he's] done that has caused the gender gap” in his listening audience.