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March 09, 2012

Speaking of Dumb Tw*ts, Bill Maher

A video blasts the left's double-standards on "misogyny."

Whether or not any of this is "misogyny" I don't know. I know the left calls it that-- when they want to divert the country's attention from the 9.1% unemployment rate. (Whoops-- that's what the independent gold-standard survey organization Gallup found it was. Obama's own Shop of Understanding Accountants found it was 8.3%, as I guessed they would.)

I'd call it "mean jokes," myself. And generally comedians (or just anyone, acting as a comic) can tell them.

Except when the left decides you can't. Then it's the Worst Thing Ever.

And yet they never call out their own.

Allah's Quotes of the Day from last night features Kristen Powers making this obvious point.

“It’s not true that liberals never call out people for misogyny!” is the refrain. Of course it’s not true, and I never said it was. Many of the professional left seem incapable of distinguishing between a few blog posts and comments condemning left-wing misogyny and a full-scale war to remove someone from their job. This really shouldn’t be so hard to grasp: If you hate misogyny and sexism in the media, then react to the consistent and repeated misogyny of men on the left with the same fervor that you have reacted to Rush Limbaugh’s sickening outbursts.

President Obama has seen fit to wade into the Limbaugh kerfuffle, even telling reporters Tuesday that Limbaugh’s behavior was an attack on everyone’s daughter and “I do not want them attacked or called horrible names.” Speaking of daughters, do you remember when Bill Maher said that the real name of then-20-year-old Bristol Palin’s book should be “Whoops, There’s a Dick in Me?”

While there might have been a CYA tut-tut offered sotto voce over Maher's, or Letterman's, or Olbermann's, or Shultz's, or Taibbi's nasty jokes, there definitely was not this two week long -- and counting -- Flood the Zone coverage of it.

The media still chooses what the national debate will be about. I sort of think the 9.1% unemployment rate and $1.7 trillion annual deficits are worth talking about.

Team Obama thinks we should talk about what a Big Meanie Limbaugh is, and, shockingly enough, the media agrees. Even generally fair-minded reporters like Jake Tapper agree that Limbaugh's gag is worth two weeks of "debate" about, whereas the right strained to even get anyone in the media to take notice of Maher's twat-bombs and c-bombs.



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