As some of you know, I have a like/dislike relationship with Kirsten Powers. Recently, she seems to have been chugging the Kool Aide, but once in a while she comes out with some spot on observations. This is true of her recent Daily Beast post, “Rush Limbaugh Isn’t the Only Media Misogynist.”
Naturally, Powers is referring to the recent brouhaha over Rush Limbaugh referring to a woman who testified before Congress, Sandra Fluke, as a “slut.” The crapola has hit the fan over this, and Limbaugh has lost at least 7 sponsors (as of this writing). But as Powers (and others of us) pointed out, Limbaugh ids by far the only one. From her article:
[snip] 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.
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.
Oh, doesn’t this bring back memories? Not good memories, just memories. And yes, not only did Olbermann make these misogynistic statements, but he was the darling of MSNBO.