I am not going to defend Rush Limbaugh for calling the 30-year-old Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute,” and neither does he. (Fluke had argued that she was entitled to insurance coverage for her birth control pills, even though this would force Christian institutions to subsidize them against their beliefs.)
However, the left-leaning Mainstream Media seems to be taking a hypocritical stance by trying to eliminate Limbaugh, while they themselves have a well-established history of going beyond a few offensive words to an avalanche of words amounting to character assassination. Newsbusters details some of these:
- Everyone remembers Ed Schultz calling Laura Ingraham a “slut” on his radio show.
- MSNBC suspended him for a week, but none of Schultz’s advertisers dropped his show under media pressure. There was no pressure. Some of the same sponsors now pulling out of Rush’s show still support Schultz.
- What Schultz said is nothing compared to his colleagues.
- Fellow talk show host Mike Malloy hoped Sarah Palin “drives herself into madness” and insisted Michele Bachmann is an “evil bitch from Hell” who would have gladly supervised the Holocaust.
- Montel Williams rooted on Air America for Bachmann to slit her own wrist or throat.
- Randi Rhodes insisted that teenage boys weren’t safe from Palin’s advances if they stayed over at her house. There’s no news coverage or “war on women” narrative when the mud-covered women are conservatives.
- Maybe these hosts aren’t prominent enough?
- Then consider the case study of Bill Maher, who’s welcomed all over TV news shows.
- A year ago on his HBO show, he called Sarah Palin a “dumb twat.”
- He followed up days later in a Dallas stand-up routine by calling Palin the C-word.
- Last July on HBO, he said Palin was “a bully who sells patriotism like a pimp, and the leader of a strange family of inbred weirdos.”
- Last September on his show, Maher said Palin would have sex with Rick Perry if he was black.
- Maher bragged on his show Friday critics can’t touch him because “I don’t have sponsors.” But that doesn’t mean he should be coddled, either, and yet he’s regularly honored across the media as a special guest, be it news networks or entertainment shows.
- Days after he called Palin the T-word, he appeared with then-CNN host Eliot Spitzer, where Spitzer concluded, “Your show is brilliant. I love watching it.”
- On Sunday, Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz huffed on “Meet the Press” that "I don't know any woman in America that thinks that being called a slut is funny." But two months ago, she accepted an invitation to sit on the set with the man who called Palin a “c---.”
- Limbaugh has been singled out and condemned across the national media – ABC, CBS, NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.
Character assassination has become a team sport, where only the winning liberal team is allowed to play. Such hypocrisy is egregious and unacceptable, especially when coming from an institution charged with the important task of providing oversight and accountability for a democratic nation – an institution that has therefore been granted special First Amendment protections.
The late Andrew Breitbart saw through the Media hypocrisy and wrote:
- “For these people to tell me with a straight face that they don’t come to the media and their jobs from a political perspective, from a left-of-center perspective, is just a bald-faced lie.”
- “I want to break down this politically correct paradigm. These are rules that tell conservatives: you're not allowed to say this, you're not allowed to think that. This type of Orwellian thought crime crap is what I'm fighting against."
And we have a long way to go! (Please view one of the last Breitbart interviews: http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/the-need-for-the-right-voice/1445859698001)