From the outset of the Rush Limbaugh controversy, more than a few members of the public have tweeted about what they perceive to be an egregious double standard. While the conservative talk show host is going down in flames, equally culpable folks perched at the other end of the TV-radio spectrum like Bill Maher get less overall flack. (Maher appears to have learned a thing or two from his Politically Incorrect ABC days by moving to a network with no advertisers.)
Did you know there is a war on women?
Yes, it’s true. Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher, Matt Taibbi and Ed Schultz have been waging it for years with their misogynist outbursts. There have been boycotts by people on the left who are outraged that these guys still have jobs. Oh, wait. Sorry, that never happened.
Powers rifles off a convincing list of examples, including the time she was called a “bimbo” by Schultz. She is not suggesting there is no accountability in the blogosphere for these left-leaning men; just a lot less than what Limbaugh is currently getting. Well worth the catch-up read.
- Vin Scully, Illustrated
- Jersey Shore Creator Rolls Out New MTV Series
- Jack Lemmon, Harry Belafonte and Gabriel García Márquez Walk Into a Bar...
- Novelist Recounts Her Ascension to Darren Star-dom