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Monday, March 5, 2012

Rush Limbaugh's comment

Rush Limbaugh is under fire for calling a Georgetown University law student a "slut" and a "prostitute" for supporting wider availability to contraceptives. Now, I agree that I think Rush used poor judgment in his decision to attack this women. I also think the reactions to his comment are absurd. Rush is a Conservative commentator. His audience is composed of people who agree that the government has no place in the health care decisions of the American citizens. He likes to stir the pot and create controversy. Free speech is still the law of the land, last time I checked. However, that is not why I think the reactions from the left are absurd. It is because when they make similar comments, no one from their side complains one little bit. The hypocrisy is astounding.

Lets review some examples. Ed Schultz on his radio show called Laura Ingraham a “right wing slut” and a “talk slut.” Not a peep out of the lame stream media, no crowing from the “feminazi's,” no advertisers targeted and pulled from his radio or MSNBC show. All Schultz got was a few days suspension from MSNBC, which basically turned out to be a little vacation for Schultz. Then you have David Letterman on CBS. In 2009 he said that Sarah Palin had that “slutty flight attendant look.” Crickets from leftists and the media. There were no ads pulled, or even threatened.

Then of course you have Bill Maher. Now, I like Bill. He is incredibly humorous at times. He is also often throwing insults at conservative women. Leftists, of course, do not seem to care. One of his most famous moments was calling Sarah Palin the "C" word.  (Rhymes with blunt) Maher claims he’s allowed to make comments like that because he doesn’t have any sponsors on HBO. However, even if there are no sponsors to be worried about, how about some outrage from women groups or the media over how that demeans women?

When the Left gets outraged when one of their own denigrates women, then they can complain when someone from the Right does it. Otherwise, they merely show that their protestations are just for show.

 This is a copy of the Sandra Fluke testimony. I did not hear her speak and I was curious about what she actually said. Ironically, she never once discussed having sex. She discussed birth control coverage strictly from a medical standpoint. She discussed the problems that other women have.

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