Because it didn't pass the MOM test. The MOM test is this... If you had said what Rush said, to one of your siblings, would you have been able to say, "I'm sorry....I was like you and I'm not like you" and have your MOM NOT smack you upside the head and tell you, "APOLOGIZE RIGHT....MEAN IT!" Everyone knows why Rush "apologized"...he was shedding sponsors. The problem is, that he cannot just come out and say, he was wrong. No, he has to parse it in some sort of fashion so he can BLAME someone else. CONZ never take responsibility for their own actions. Never. Not for Iraq. Not for wrecking the economy. Nothing. The right has been ascendant for the last 30 years and they've just about tanked the country. When I saw the question being asked on national television about income disparity, I knew the pendulum had started to swing back. Even as "entertainment" its painfully dull.