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Posted 2 years ago on March 6, 2012, 12:18 a.m. EST by sunstar (-14)
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Will Obama Super PAC Return Misogynist Bill Maher's Million-Dollar Donation?

In response to the media firestorm surrounding Rush Limbaugh's insulting comments about Democratic activist Sandra Fluke (comments for which Limbaugh apologized), Kirsten Powers writes about the liberal men who have used misogynistic rhetoric without facing the same outrage. Powers notes that "the grand pooh-bah of media misogyny is without a doubt Bill Maher—who also happens to be a favorite of liberals—who has given $1 million to President Obama’s super PAC." She continues:

Maher has called Palin a “dumb twat” and dropped the C-word in describing the former Alaska governor. He called Palin and Congresswoman Bachmann “boobs” and “two bimbos.” He said of the former vice-presidential candidate, “She is not a mean girl. She is a crazy girl with mean ideas.” 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. Maher said of a woman who was harassed while breast-feeding at an Applebee’s, “Don't show me your tits!” as though a woman feeding her child is trying to flash Maher. (Here’s a way to solve his problem: don’t stare at a strangers’ breasts). Then, his coup de grâce: “And by the way, there is a place where breasts and food do go together. It’s called Hooters!”

Former White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton, the man who runs Obama's super PAC, did not reply when asked if he will be returning Maher's $1 million donation.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/will-obama-super-pac-return-misogynist-bill-mahers-million-dollar-donation_633200.html

Fox Nation:

Leftists were outraged by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh's comments about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, but we are left to question why the same outrage doesn't occur when offensive comments are made by liberals. Kristen Powers points out that many liberals in the media have made far worse comments and received little, if any, public reprimand.

Fluke received a personal phone call from President Obama regarding the Limbaugh incident to ' encourage, support and thank her for speaking out about the concerns of American women'. We have to wonder if the President ever made personal phone calls to the victims of Bill Maher's hate speech.

http://nation.foxnews.com/rush-limbaugh/2012/03/05/obamas-pig-maher-money-scandal

Kirsten Powers Mar 4, 2012 10:00 AM EST

Rush Limbaugh apologized on Saturday for calling a Georgetown Law student a slut for testifying about contraception and starting a firestorm of outrage. Kirsten Powers says the liberals who led the charge need to start holding their own side accountable.

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.

But if Limbaugh’s actions demand a boycott—and they do—then what about the army of swine on the left?

During the 2008 election Ed Schultz said on his radio show that Sarah Palin set off a “bimbo alert.” He called Laura Ingraham a “right-wing slut.” (He later apologized.) He once even took to his blog to call yours truly a “bimbo” for the offense of quoting him accurately in a New York Post column.

Keith Olbermann has said that conservative commentator S.E. Cupp should have been aborted by her parents, apparently because he finds her having opinions offensive. He called Michelle Malkin a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick.” He found it newsworthy to discuss Carrie Prejean’s breasts on his MSNBC show. His solution for dealing with Hillary Clinton, who he thought should drop out of the presidential race, was to find “somebody who can take her into a room and only he comes out.” Olbermann now works for über-leftist and former Democratic vice president Al Gore at Current TV.

The grand pooh-bah of media misogyny is without a doubt Bill Maher. Left-wing darling Matt Taibbi wrote on his blog in 2009, “When I read [Malkin’s] stuff, I imagine her narrating her text, book-on-tape style, with a big, hairy set of balls in her mouth.” In a Rolling Stone article about Secretary of State Clinton, he referred to her “flabby arms.” When feminist writer Erica Jong criticized him for it, he responded by referring to Jong as an “800-year old sex novelist.” (Jong is almost 70, which apparently makes her an irrelevant human being.) In Taibbi’s profile of Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann he labeled her “batshit crazy.” (Oh, those “crazy” women with their hormones and all.)

Chris Matthews’s sickening misogyny was made famous in 2008, when he obsessively tore down Hillary Clinton for standing between Barack Obama and the presidency, something that Matthews could not abide. Over the years he has referred to the former first lady, senator and presidential candidate and current secretary of state as a “she-devil,” “Nurse Ratched,” and “Madame Defarge.” Matthews has also called Clinton “witchy,” “anti-male,” and “uppity” and once claimed she won her Senate seat only because her “husband messed around.” He asked a guest if “being surrounded by women” makes “a case for commander in chief—or does it make a case against it?” At some point Matthews was shamed into sort of half apologizing to Clinton, but then just picked up again with his sexist ramblings.

Matthews has wondered aloud whether Sarah Palin is even “capable of thinking” and has called Bachmann a “balloon head” and said she was “lucky we still don’t have literacy tests out there.” Democratic strategist Jehmu Greene, who is the former president of the Women’s Media Center, told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly in 2011 that Matthews
“is a bully, and his favorite target is women.” So why does he still have a show? What if his favorite target was Jews? Or African-Americans?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/04/rush-limbaugh-s-apology-liberal-men-need-to-follow-suit.html

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[-] 2 points by francismjenkins (3713) 2 years ago

Ummm, Bill Maher is a late night comedian on HBO. Saying offensive things is what he gets paid to do. Anyway, no one has stopped conservatives from calling out liberal talk show hosts when they make a remark that could be construed as sexist, so I guess we have to wonder, why don't they call them out?

Of course there's dozens of other conservative talk show hosts who say outrageous things (on a daily basis), but don't get much attention. I'm sure they wished they got as much attention as Rush (who for whatever reason, seems to be the defacto official fat Oxycontin addicted blow hard, oops I mean radio host, of the republican party).

But really, the whole contraception thing is sort of ridiculous. I mean seriously, birth control pills cost $9 per month (without insurance); and it's not like insurance companies are providing free rubbers for dudes (so the whole fucking thing is sexist, and stupid). This whole mess trivializes important issues, like the hard fought freedoms women have worked for over the years, the need to insure the uninsured, etc. We should not be mandating birth control pills, if anything, we should just make them available over the counter (and call it a fucking day).

If couples want to fuck, they can chump up the $4.50 each. That's 15 cents per day. If someone is so poor that they can't afford to buy birth control pills, then our priority should be to alleviate the poverty.

The meaningless bullshit that occupies our time is just disturbing on every level.

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[-] -1 points by hdean (-29) 2 years ago

Anybody that doesn't see Limbaugh as a fucking entertainer and a comedian, and has been so since the early 1980's in Sacramento, Calif....

That's the entire problem with the fuckhead US citizens, ... they fail to realize that 100% of their MSM shit they are fed 24/7 is 'entertainment'.

This will pass, and eventually fat ass ugly Limbaugh will go the way of fatty arbuckel, who went to prison for shoving coke bottles up lovers asses.

Limbaugh is not unlike Pee Wee Herman, ... who takes him seriously? Who listens to him?

Real anarchists should have killed their TV at birth and their radios.

Probably the only guy that's funny is Jon Stewart and he throws rocks at DNC & RNC fuckheads.

[-] 2 points by francismjenkins (3713) 2 years ago

Yeah, I agree, but I guess not everyone would agree with this statement. I think it's probably true that republicans take Rush L. seriously, and apparently democrats take him seriously enough to slam him at every opportunity (which probably just makes him more popular among his base). Anyway, yeah, this whole thing is just retarded. It's the sort of shit Washington and the media use to try and keep us distracted, get those tribal juices flowing, etc. The art of turning people into sheeple.

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[-] 0 points by sunstar (-14) 2 years ago

"who takes him seriously? Who listens to him?"

You don't get out of your Moms basement much and probably don't listen to Rush's show at all. Your statement pretty much defines your lack of knowledge and experience and renders you as clueless.

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[-] 0 points by sunstar (-14) 2 years ago

So Obama just had a press conference and was asked about Rush's comments:

President Obama was asked ”do you believe Rush Limbaugh’s apology was sufficient and heartfelt, and do you agree with the number of sponsors that have stopped supporting his show, and has there been a double standard? Liberal commentators have made distasteful statements and there’s not been such an outrage.”

The President skirted much of the question, saying, “You know, I’m not going to comment on what sponsors decide to do. I’m not going to comment on either the economics or the politics of it. I don’t know what is in Rush Limbaugh’s heart, so I’m not going to comment on the apology.”

He continued, “But I can comment on the fact that all good folks can agree that the remarks that were made don’t have any place in the public discourse. And you know, the reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about my daughters, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about, even ones I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way.”

“And I do not want them attacked or called horrible names because they are being good citizens, and I wanted Sandra to know that I thought her parents should be proud of her, and that we want to send a message to all of our young people that being part of a democracy involves argument and disagreements and debate, and we want you to be engaged, and there’s a way to do it that doesn’t involve you being demeaned and insulted, particularly when you are a private citizen.”

But no Reporter used this moment to follow up with:

Mr. President,what do you have to say about the obscenities and language used toward Gov. Palin and Michele Bachmann by your $1 million contributor to your Super Pac,Bill Maher?....And do you intend to give back that money to perhaps show a consistency in your message made today?

Nope,nobody had the balls to ask the Dicktator in Chief about this hypocrisy. I'm not surprised but at least the Left is consistent in being lying hypocrites if nothing else.

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[-] -1 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

You must understand that the sheep that goose step to the left wing propaganda are beholden to no rules of fairness or even logic. They are right! Do NOT question that !

[-] -1 points by sunstar (-14) 2 years ago

Yes,you are correct though doesn't the word "fairness" seem to be a cornerstone of their Leftist Dogmatic wealth redistribution and social justice mantra?

"Fairness Doctrine","Tax Fairness","equality and fairness","Fair Lending","economic fairness".

"Pro-Choice" Now that one is a great demonstration of Liberal hypocrisy. Liberals are anything BUT "Pro-Choice".

No Choice in the Doctor or health insurance you want,or even if you want it.

No Choice in what car you want to drive,unless it's a an electric car.

No Choice in what size Candy Bars you want to buy unless it's what Moochele dictates it to be.

No Choice in lunches for your Kids unless they meet the Feds Gestapo Food Regulations.

No Choice in owning a gun for your personal defense.

And the examples are endless with bigger,more intrusive Govt. breathing down our necks,with more and more heavy handed regulations and laws chipping away at our freedom and money.

[-] -2 points by hdean (-29) 2 years ago

No choice in Candidate except the magic nigger OBAMA.

Ronald Raygun in 1983 said 31-flavors was proof amerikkka was free, cuz they have choice, ...

If you believe that shopping choice is freedom, then you deserve to rot in an OWS prison.

[-] 0 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

How is choice not a part of freedom?

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[-] -1 points by sunstar (-14) 2 years ago

And your point being?