I don't listen to Rush Limbaugh anymore. I find many of his comments to be "over-the-top." I am glad to hear that he apologized for his comments about the young lady at Georgetown Law School. I believe it would now be appropriate for Bill Maher and Ed Schultz to apologize for their comments about certain Conservative female commentators and politicians.I didn't plan on posting anything on this blog until I read columns on this controversy by The Detroit News' Laura Berman and the Detroit Free Press' Rochelle Riley. Before they wrote their columns, Riley and Berman should have read Kirsten Powers' article Rush Limbaugh Isn’t the Only Media Misogynist on The Daily Beast on 3/4/12.
Ms. Powers opens her article by stating...
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. Boycotts are reserved for people on the right like Rush Limbaugh, who finally apologized Saturday for calling a 30-year-old Georgetown Law student, Sandra Fluke, a “slut” after she testified before congress about contraception. Limbaugh’s apology was likely extracted to stop the departure of any more advertisers, who were rightly under pressure from liberal groups outraged by the comments. Let it be shouted from the rooftops that Rush Limbaugh should not have called Ms. Fluke a slut or, as he added later, a “prostitute” who should post her sex tapes. It’s unlikely that his apology will assuage the people on a warpath for his scalp, and after all, why should it? He spent days attacking a woman as a slut and prostitute and refused to relent. Now because he doesn’t want to lose advertisers, he apologizes. What’s in order is something more like groveling—and of course a phone call to Ms. Fluke—if you ask me.Be sure to read all of Powers' column to learn more about Left-leaning gentlemen and their comments about women.
If someone can find a column by either Ms. Berman or Ms. Riley criticizing people like Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, Bill Maher, Matt Taibbi, or Ed Schultz, I'll post it here.