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Members of the professional left reacted with outrage to my column this week calling them out for their fake war against media misogyny. Instead of addressing the encyclopedia of left-wing misogyny I raised, many liberals chose instead to start a ferocious battle with all manner of straw men.

“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?”



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Mar 9, 2012 - 10:38 am
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Bill Maher is rude and crude and many women's groups have and continue to speak out against him.

But Maher has women issues too. He is often seen in public with prostitutes and prostitute-like women. I think if he was a true intellect that he claims to be, he would be able to a get a date that was a smart beautiful woman, his age, who dresses appropriately. Instead of a mature adult relationship, he purchases woman.

Like Rush, Maher uses shocking language to his boost his ratings. Unlike Rush, Maher is not the token talking head for the democratic party. Democrats are not afraid to disagree with Maher. In fact, Maher is often blasting the democrats for being stupid, for being lame, for not being as liberal as he would like.

I like Maher's show because he makes a point of having both conservatives and liberals on his panel discussions. His panel discussions are the reason I watched his show. Though I haven't seen it a long time because we canceled cable.

Sometimes Maher's stuff is funny and sometimes his stuff is lame. I don't like it when he keeps repeating the same crap over and over again - the Bush jokes got real old in a hurry. Just like any other comedian.

Rush has been a continual woman hater for years and years. The difference between Rush's most recent incident and anything that he has said in the past, was that he went after this young woman on a tirade that lasted three days - it was hours and hours of misogyny - not just a single joke or a passing b*tch comment. And it struck a nerve with parents who have young women in college.

Rush's comments weren't taken in a single light. They were the final straw for women all across the country who are sick of all the recent legislation targeting their rights. In fact women senators walked out of the Georgia congress, yesterday (or the day before?).

The biggest difference between Rush and Maher on this particular issue is where they stand on women's health care. Rush would prefer poor people would have no health care and Maher would prefer that everyone have universal health care.

Mar 9, 2012 - 01:35 pm
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I don't understand the recent trend in Republicans in going after women's rights either? Do they think they will win elections by pissing off half the electorate? Its a conservative party to see who can be the most misogynistic. There is the outrage.

Mar 9, 2012 - 02:01 pm
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The biggest difference between Rush and Maher on this particular issue is where they stand on women's health care. Rush would prefer poor people would have no health care and Maher would prefer that everyone have universal health care.



And 300 pounds


Mar 9, 2012 - 04:32 pm
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300 pounds of pot?

Mar 9, 2012 - 04:33 pm
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joepyeweed writes:
300 pounds of pot?



you got it you shock me


Mar 9, 2012 - 05:23 pm
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I didn't get it right away, I had to think for a few minutes!

Mar 9, 2012 - 07:05 pm
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If Obama is worried about his daughters being talked about in such a way, he should give back the $1 Million donated to his Super PAC by Bill Maher, bottom line. If Limbaugh donated to GOP candidates (I searched his full name on opensecrets.org and didn't find anything) I guarantee there would be an uproar for candidates to return the money.

Good thing Obama isn't going to use the Super PAC money anyways...

Mar 10, 2012 - 11:11 am
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Or Rush would like everyone to have 300 pounds of oxycotin. Two drug addicts... saying nasty things.

I think there is a different tone between the humor and sarcasm of Maher and Limbaugh. You get a sense that Maher is joking, and you get a sense that Limbaugh really isn't.

Mar 10, 2012 - 11:24 am
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joepyeweed writes:
Or Rush would like everyone to have 300 pounds of oxycotin. Two drug addicts... saying nasty things.

I think there is a different tone between the humor and sarcasm of Maher and Limbaugh. You get a sense that Maher is joking, and you get a sense that Limbaugh really isn't.



I agree with this.

also, there was a 3-day tirade with Limbaugh... just nasty comments here and there with Maher.


Mar 10, 2012 - 11:27 am
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AverageJoe writes:
joepyeweed writes:
Or Rush would like everyone to have 300 pounds of oxycotin. Two drug addicts... saying nasty things.

I think there is a different tone between the humor and sarcasm of Maher and Limbaugh. You get a sense that Maher is joking, and you get a sense that Limbaugh really isn't.



I agree with this.

also, there was a 3-day tirade with Limbaugh... just nasty comments here and there with Maher.



Maher's comments are constant...It's all about Media preference and who THEY want in Office. Barry is their poster boy and will remain in that position until they need a new one.


Mar 10, 2012 - 06:10 pm
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The difference between Limbaugh and Maher? What Maher said is true...Palin is a you-know-what! Bet that'll rile a couple people

Mar 10, 2012 - 06:21 pm
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oh the language, crod! LOL

If Maher spent 3 days on a tirade about Palin being a slut, I would have a problem with it. If he called her a b****, whatever... no biggie. If Limbaugh called Fluke a b****, no biggie... but it went MUUUUCH further than that. Claimed she was having sex with many people, so much sex it was a wonder she could get any studying done, and on and on... all about her level of sluttyness. Not even close to the same thing.

Palin being a b****.... fair game. a woman's gotta have brass ones in a male-dominated field. I had a nickname of B**** Lieutenant when I was in ROTC. I laughed. If they called me a slut or a prostitute, I would take issue. I was tough, but fair, so I didn't mind the B-word. But, the other goes to character, IMO.

Mar 10, 2012 - 07:23 pm
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I get called a bitch all the time and I consider it a compliment.

If I am doing my job right, eventually someone is going to call me a bitch.

Mar 10, 2012 - 07:26 pm
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Why not outrage?

Because Bill Maher didn't call Bristol Palin a slut or a prostitute.

He said her book should be called "Whoops. There's a Dick in Me?"

Which is a funny interpretation of the actual content of the ghostwritten book. It's a joke and it's not without foundation. If you read the questionable story about how she lost her virginity... Woops. There's a Dick in Me? isn't too far off.

What I'm saying is...

it's not the same ****ing thing.

Maher is funny. Limbaugh is a T-1000... instead of liquid metal, he's made of liquid human feces.

It's not a matter of "media preference." I recognize that one is liberal and the other is conservative, but the quotes don't bear the same weight... it's not even close.

If Maher had called some woman a slut and a prostitute in a long rant, because she was advocating a position to Congress as a private citizen... the left would demand an apology and expect disciplinary action as quickly as the right. And I promise you, the leaders of the Democratic party wouldn't be responding with quotes like "those aren't the words I would have used, but..."

Mar 10, 2012 - 07:55 pm
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I'll remember from now on that it's acceptable to call women dumb twats and ****s, as long as I laugh when I say it. It's great to know!

Mar 12, 2012 - 10:01 am
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