Rush Limbaugh used an analogy including the words slut and prostitute, and the liberal media and political sphere went wild.
It was just what Media Matters, Think Progress, and others needed to organize attacks on advertisers in an attempt to force Limbaugh off the air.
The self-righteous indignation that a woman had been insulted was laughable coming from a crowd which worships people who engage in sexualized attacks on conservative women, with Sarah Palin being a primary target. As Kirsten Powers pointed out, there is a long history of sexualized attacks on conservative women from prominent liberals on television, but no one ever boycotts them or attacks their advertisers.
So it’s pretty satisfying to see that a lone voice, Greta Van Susteren, has caused libreal comedy icon Louis C.K. to withdraw from the 68th Annual Radio & Television Congressional Correspondents Dinner on June 8.
Louis C.K. says of Palin: “her f*** retard making c***” and “the baby that just came out of her f**** disgusting c***.”
To Palin: just “stick your t** in its mouth and shut up.”
And here is more: ”…her f***** retard making c****”
Need more to convince you? Here is what he says on twitter:
“I want to rub my father’s c*** all over Sarah Palin’s fat t***”
A little sunshine went a long way, as it did for Bill Maher’s efforts to help Democrats this election cycle.
Some writer at Gawker is very upset and is calling for a boycott of Greta:
Before we jump off into a hellish debate about conservative and liberal media bias, let’s all just remember one thing: Louis C.K. is a hilarious genius. And Greta Van Susteren has stopped him from entertaining us. Is she even on television anymore? Does she write for someone? I don’t know really, but let’s just all agree to never pay attention to anything she does ever again.
This would be the Gawker which spread false rumors that Sarah Palin had breast enlargement surgery and published the alleged details of Christine O’Donnell’s pubic hair. And the founder of Gawker is proud of these sort of sexualized attacks.
Loiuis C.K. is just the start. All it takes is a little sunshine.
The anti-conservative media and punditry is finding out they live in glass houses.
Update: Ann Althouse asks, “What will happen to all the left-wing comedians after all the attention to Rush Limbaugh’s ‘slut’ controversy?” I’ll rephrase the question: “What happens when you wish too hard for something and you get it?”