Left-Wing Misdirection: Hypocrisy in Media
Read Right-Wing Misogyny: "El Rushbo" Strikes Again for the other side of the story.
To address conservative commentator and radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s comments towards Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, it must first be clearly stated that his words were inappropriate and rude.
But Fluke’s testimony was in favor of Obama’s mandate that employers cover employees’ contraception cost without making them pay extra for it. Should Limbaugh, a private citizen and employer who could be affected by this law, not be allowed to voice his opposition?
Apparently not. While Limbaugh apologized graciously throughout the week, for critics it’s not really about what he said, it’s about perpetuating a game of political sleight of hand. They can’t afford for the issue of contraception to be about religious or individual freedom, as that would be a PR nightmare.
Limbaugh's critics took the opportunity to frame the issue and paint Conservatives as misogynistic. And this works because the “left” are the crystalline crusaders of women’s rights. Right?
Just ask talk show host Bill Maher. In 2011, he called Sarah Palin a “dumb twat” on his HBO television show, and later said that she was “the leader of a strange family of inbred weirdos straight out of ‘The Hills Have Eyes’.”
There was no public rebuke of Maher. As a matter of fact, he is a celebrated contributor for MSNBC, a news network known for leading women’s rights.
He's got friends in high places, too. President Obama just accepted a $1 million contribution from Maher through a political action committee, even though Obama had called Fluke earlier in the week to condemn Limbaugh's torrid remarks
And it doesn’t stop there. In 2008, late night talk show host David Letterman said Palin looked like a “slutty flight attendant.” Any retractions? Nope.
Then in May of 2011, when MSNBC’s Ed Shultz called Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham a “slut”, he was only suspended for a week. Not one of his advertisers dropped Shultz, yet some who also advertise with Limbaugh walked away from The Rish Lumbagh Show show last week.
So why are we giving these Liberal misogynists a pass? They should be held to the same standard as Limbaugh.
If it was really about women’s rights, there wouldn’t be this imbalance. Instead, this is a distraction from the real issue. Fluke has become a representation of the new entitlement class, one who asks for everything for free, at the expense of someone else. Free food, free shelter, and now free sex.
Don't be fooled America, you’ve got way too much to lose.