I got tired of Rush Limbaugh's schtick about 15 years ago and rarely listen to him now. I find it rather contradictory that one who has been married four times, was a draft dodger and a prescription drug abuser is always talking about conservative values. I think he has been rightly condemned for his comments about the Georgetown Law Student and has been forced to apologize.
However, I am amazed once again at the bias of the mainstream media and feminist groups that has been exposed by this incident. Where were they when Bill Maher and David Letterman have used derogatory terms in describing Sarah Palin and her daughter?
Where were they when the left wing equivalent of Limbaugh, Ed Schultz, used the "W" word in describing conservative talk show host Laura Ingranham? Where were they when Democrat Representative Alan Grayson called a female adviser to Ben Bernanke the "W" word? Where were they when he called a lobbyist a K Street "w" word? And finally, where were they in the 90s when Democrat Fortney "Pete" Stark described a Republican colleague a "W" word for the insurance industry.
The mainstream media and liberal feminist groups would have a lot more credibility if they didn't engage in selective outrage at those who use derogatory terms in describing women.
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Point well taken, Doug, but in defense of Ed Shultz, he not only apologized profusely when it occurred, but reran it last night to draw a distinction with rush.
What really disturbs me is that our senators and freshman congressman have failed (to my knowledge) to call out Rush for his hateful message. Moreover, they have conveniently ignored the chief federal judge from Montana who sent out e-mails to his buddies essentially calling the POTUS an SOB. One would think that such an action, combined with his acknowledged hatred, might at least merit a condemnation, call for resignation or impeachment. Naw, that might upset the base of haters.
Speaking of failure, I think it was disingenuous that the congressman campaigned around the tornado areas on Saturday, while not giving credit to the federal resources already in play at the time. In case people don't know, the National Weather Service built the infrastructure for warning systems and were among the first on the scene when the tragedy occurred. Furthermore, thanks to Sen. Alexander, FEMA is coming to town tomorrow. I don't know if the Governor has asked for aid yet, but apparently the other Senator and congressman have chosen to stay silent, making sure that the feds get no thanks. This is not to minimize the stellar efforts of Bill Tittle's operation, the state, utilities and many volunteers and agencies. They, as always, have been great.