Yesterday, The Blaze featured a story from Daily Beast writer Kirsten Powers about the Left's obvious myopia on misogyny from their own kind. That begs the question: Are they being selective in their calls for a firing? We have the video.
Consider this: The Weekly Standard's John McCormack wonders if Obama will tell his super PAC to return Bill Maher's million dollar donation after the HBO host has repeatedly called conservative women by words we cannot print here. However, McCormack's point about Maher's offensive joke at the expense of Rick Santorum's wife is important and printable:
He recently made a joke about Rick Santorum’s wife using a vibrator. Imagine now the same joke during the 2008 primary with Michelle Obama’s name in it, and tell me that he would still have a job.
The Weekly Standard writer reports that the White House has not responded to questions about returning Maher's donation. And yet, the calls for Rush Limbaugh's head are growing louder.
Despite issuing an apology for calling Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a "slut," there is still a concerted effort to silence Limbaugh. Websites calling for his termination are popping up daily. Sponsors and stations that are part of Limbaugh's empire are under attack.
Some have wondered where is the "equal justice" when it comes to controversial comments made by media personalities. CNN's "Early Start" featured a rant from Ashleigh Banfield that shows the co-anchor cheering the loss of sponsors from Limbaugh's program, but makes no mention of the frequent, inappropriate and vulgar characterizations of conservative women by many on the Left:
While Banfield did mention that lib-talker Ed Schultz also called her a "slut" in the past, there was no call for Schultz's sponsors to pull their financial commitment to his show. (To be fair, Ashleigh Banfield has called out Bill Maher for some of his corrosive and insulting language, especially the vulgar words he has used to describe Sarah Palin.)
And last night on his MSNBC program, Ed Schultz paraded out his apology for calling Laura Ingraham a "slut" almost a year ago:
Did Schultz really self-punish after his tirade against Laura Ingraham? And what did he mean by restitution? His suspension was alleged to be a week without pay. How is a week without pay considered to be "restitution?"
MSNBC agreed to let Schultz punish himself with his suggested one week time-out for saying the same word that Rush did.
Schultz's channel-mate Al Sharpton also jumped on the bandwagon and called for Rush to be removed from the airwaves:
This is the same Al Sharpton who has a history of making offensive and insensitive statements and yet was still hired by MSNBC. In 1994, Sharpton was speaking at Kean College and said:
“White folks was [sic] in caves while we was building empires…. We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.”
Sharpton is on tape calling Mayor Dinkins the "n-word," he has also made comments about Asians and whites. And yet, his broadcasting career is untouched by any of these statements.
Where do you stand on the topic? Should Limbaugh be removed from his radio show? Take our Blaze poll on the subject of broadcasters and free speech.