• With: Judy Miller, Andrea Tantaros, Jim Pinkerton, Kirsten Powers

    This is a rush transcript from "Fox News Watch," March 10, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

    JON SCOTT, HOST OF "FOX NEWS WATCH" (voice-over): On "Fox News Watch," conservative radio host, Rush Limbaugh, takes on Obama's contraception controversy, attacking a law school activist after she goes public on the issue.

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    RUSH LIMBAUGH, CONSERVATIVE RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: That makes her a slut, right? Makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex.

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    SCOTT: -- creating a controversy of his own and bringing on an all- out attack from the left. Liberal media hyping the Limbaugh story, try hard to paint Republicans as waging war on women and forgetting about hurtful words for some of their ranks, like Bill Maher.

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    BILL MAHER, TALK SHOW HOST: I hope Sarah Palin gets in so that they split the MILF vote.

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    SCOTT: On Tuesday, a super day of politics and a souped-up day of coverage.

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    SHEPARD SMITH, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: Big stuff ahead. We're waiting to call the state of Ohio.

    MEGYN KELLY, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: Too close to call.

    BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: Ohio still too close to call at this hour.

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    SCOTT: Mitt Romney finally gets the call in Ohio, making big gains for the GOP nomination, but earning not so big coverage in the press.

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    UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: What would you like to say to Mr. Romney?

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good luck tonight.

    (LAUGHTER)

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    SCOTT: And the president calls in the press for a Super Tuesday news conference, stealing some attention from the GOP contest.

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    UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: No, really.

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    OBAMA: Really.

    (LAUGHTER)

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    SCOTT: And a tearful plea for help gets attention thanks to the positive power of the media.

    (on camera): On the panel this week, writer and Fox News contributor, Judy Miller; New York Daily News columnist, Andrea Tantaros; Jim Pinkerton, contributing editor, the American Conservative magazine; and USA Today and Daily Beast columnist, Kirsten Powers.

    I'm Jon Scott. "Fox News Watch" is on right now.

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    LIMBAUGH: What does it say about the college co-ed, Susan (sic) Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex.

    This is the mistake I made. In fighting them on this issue last week, I became like them. I descended to their level when I used those two words to describe Sandra Fluke. And I again sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for using those two words to describe her. I do not think she is either of those two words.

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    SCOTT: Conservative radio host, Rush Limbaugh, using choice words about Sandra Fluke, Georgetown law student and activist, who testified on behalf of the Obama mandate that would force employers to provide free contraceptives as part of their health care. Following all-out attacks from the left and some on the right, Limbaugh apologized for his choice in words a few times. The question though, the apologies seemed to fall on deaf ears, especially in the media.

    JIM PINKERTON, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE MAGAZINE:  Right. Rush Limbaugh's apology did not stop the people who were trying to run him off the air. But oddly enough, Jon, the silence that I've heard is Bill Maher's apology. He said much worse things about a lot of different women and also children, and he hasn't apologized at all. And yet, strangely enough, the White House still has his million dollars in the bank account.

    KIRSTEN POWERS, COLUMNIST, USA TODAY & THE DAILY BEAST: But he's a comedian. It's funny. Funny --

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