Last March, while driving, I heard Rush Limbaugh attack law student and private citizen Sandra Fluke on radio.

I never listened to Limbaugh before. I'd heard bits and pieces of his blathering here and there over the years, and I assumed he was just a blowhard "talk radio" jerk, in the genre of "talk radio" jerk "infotainment." I didn't like it, but I also didn't think it really mattered beyond the bunch of people who listened because they agreed with his politics, or enjoyed being outraged.

I thought it was harmless. Nasty. Disgusting. But harmless.

And not worth worrying about.

But listening to Limbaugh rail against Sandra Fluke, I realized that was NOT what was going on at all.