With its popularity waning, the Miss America pagent went out and got controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh to be one of the judges for last weekend's pagent. And perhaps it worked -- ratings were up, 4.5 million, compared to 3.5 million a year ago. Whether Limbaugh had anything to do with it is anyone's guest. While Limbaugh was a gentleman during telecast, it's comments aired on Fox News on Wednesday that could be considered sexist.
Interviewed by "Fox and Friends" Gretchen Carlson, Limbaugh shrugged off critics who claim that he should not be a judge because comments in the past reveal a disdain for women. For example, he coined the phrase "feminazi."
"Oh, I’m a huge supporter of women. What I’m not a supporter of is liberalism. Feminism is what I oppose, and feminism has led women astray. I love women. I don’t know where all this got started. I love the women’s movement — especially when walking behind it."
Watch the interview: