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March 05, 2012

Kirsten Powers: I'm Beginning to Suspect The Media Has a Double-Standard About Crass Comments About Women

"This isn't really about misogyny; this is about the Democratic Party. And that's what it always comes down to, it's a proxy war for the Democratic Party."

Good interview (and more links from Allah, which I can't steal), and good article.

But if Limbaugh’s actions demand a boycott—and they do—then what about the army of swine on the left?

During the 2008 election Ed Schultz said on his radio show that Sarah Palin set off a “bimbo alert.” He called Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut.” (He later apologized.) He once even took to his blog to call yours truly a “bimbo” for the offense of quoting him accurately in a New York Post column.

Keith Olbermann has said that conservative commentator S.E. Cupp should have been aborted by her parents, apparently because he finds her having opinions offensive. He called Michelle Malkin a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick.” He found it newsworthy to discuss Carrie Prejean’s breasts on his MSNBC show...

The grand pooh-bah of media misogyny is without a doubt Bill Maher.
Left-wing darling Matt Taibbi wrote on his blog in 2009, “When I read [Malkin’s] stuff, I imagine her narrating her text, book-on-tape style, with a big, hairy set of balls in her mouth.”

She makes a great point about Maher. Maher claims the reason he's allowed to call Palin a twat, c**t and so forth is that "he doesn't have sponsors."

No, he has a patron in HBO -- and HBO suffers him. HBO is a corporation; shouldn't they drop him?

But that's not Powers' point. Powers makes the point that while he may not have sponsors, he has a lot of top-liberal guests, without whom his show would consist of his own, ahem, comedic talent.

Why do they continue to flock to him? And giggle over his crassest comments?

Now, as I said about Limbaugh, I think many of these things are less egregious due to their being jokes of some kind.

But Limbaugh's crack was a joke too.

And yet he's to be hounded off the air?


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