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Missouri students protested against plan to honor Rush Limbaugh.

Date: March 8, 2012
By: Ruohan Xu
State Capitol Bureau

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Missouri residents protested against the House Speakers' decision to honor Rush Limbaugh.
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Wrap: University of Missouri students said they were outraged by the recent nomination of Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

Limbaugh recently gained national attention after calling a law student a 'slut' for speaking in favor of the birth control mandate.

Roze Pirvany, student from MU, says no one from Missouri should want to honor Rush Limbaugh.

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Description: “The fact that a grown man does not know how contraception works, and the fact that he would think to speak on an issue of which he is completely mis-informed. And we want to honor him for that? It’s crazy.”

House Speaker Steven Tilley says Limbaugh deserves to be honored as a successful person with fame. Tilley says he will not change his decision.

The protesters say they will not stop until the decision is reversed.  

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.

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Protesters said Rush Limbaugh's induction would turn Missouri Hall of Fame into nothing but a Hall of Shame.
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Wrap: Missouri residents say they were outraged by Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley's nomination.

They say Rush Limbaugh’s recent comments calling a law student a prostitute disseminated racist, sexist, and offensive ideals.

Columbia Democratic Representative Mary Still says she support those protesters.

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Description: “There is no place for a racist and hatemonger like Rush Limbaugh in this capitol.”

Tilley is still going through with his plan. He says Limbaugh is a successful and famous man to honor, despite his comments.

The protesters say they will keep trying to stop the decision.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu.

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Protesters said they were outraged by the House Speakers' decision to honor Rush Limbaugh.
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Wrap: University of Missouri students rallied against Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley’s decision to honor Rush Limbaugh.

Limbaugh has faced national criticism after making a calling a law student a "slut."

Missouri student Lindsey Wehking says Limbaugh does not have a huge impact on society and was insulting and offending the citizens of this county.

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Description: “And right now he is sending the message that Missouri is rewording a man who is known for being hurtful, being hurtful to women, being hurtful to minorities.”

Tilley is still going through with his plan. He says he respect these protester's opinions and hope they respect his.

The protesters say they will keep trying to stop the decision.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Ruohan Xu. 


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