Update below the fold.
As some of you may have heard, The Radio and Television Correspondents Association has decided, in their infinite “wisdom,” to invite the “comedian,” Louis C.K. to host the dinner. If you are unfamiliar with this man’s “humor,” you can watch one of his videos here to get an idea of his style. Suffice it to say, he is another major sexist, misogynist liberal, who also said unbelievably despicable things about Governor Palin.
Now, this isn’t the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, so I want to dispel any potential confusion about that right off the bat. But it’s still big. Really big. And this is the man they picked, announcing their decision when Women’s History Month was only a third of the way through. Way to honor women, Team! Ahem.
Well, there is one television correspondent who will have none of it: Greta Van Susteren. On Thursday, Ms. Van Susteren issued this comment at her page:
Another pig….and a media association has hired the pig, Louis C.K., to be their headliner for the big media dinner? Really? I am not going. I refuse to go. Everyone in the media should join me in this boycott.
The headliner of this year’s Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner is “comedian” Louis C.K. Comedian? I don’t think so. Pig? yes.
He uses filthy language about women…..yes, the C word…and yes, even to describe a woman candidate for Vice President of the United States. It isn’t just Governor Palin he denigrates. He denigrates all women and looks to the crowd to laugh.
I refuse to show any support for this guy or for the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner Committee who hired him. I think the organization that hired him is just as bad as he is. It is no secret that he denigrates women.
Amen, sister! Thank you, thank you, thank you for standing up for women EVERYWHERE with your actions.
Ms. Van Susteren provides a glimpse into some of what Louis C.K. has said, especially about Sarah Palin. I can tell you, it is vulgar in the extreme. There is simply no defense for anyone to say this sort of thing, certainly not out loud. Certainly, no decent person would. So, if you want to see it, click here. But beware – it is not for the faint of heart.
Bottom line? Ms. Van Susteren is not attending, and she is calling on everyone else to boycott this dinner as well. It sure will be interesting to see how many still go, and laugh at this man’s jokes. But having had an experience just this morning of an Obot (okay, it was my sister) minimize the misogyny of Bill Maher as “someone who made one or two off-color remarks” as not being as bad as Limbaugh. What? First of all, it isn’t a competition to see who is MORE sexist, but to ignore the rampant, and blatant misogyny of Maher, a major liberal who just gave Obamaa $1 million, while slamming someone else for it is just disingenuous. And it is just too routine for some folks.
Along those lines, clearly, Greta Van Susteren is a woman of integrity and ethics. I wish I could say the same about these two US Representatives, both women, both Democrats, who condemned Rush Limbaugh’s comments about Ms. Fluke, as they should have. But what did they say when asked about Bill Maher’s more incendiary comments regarding Gov. Sarah Palin? I can sum it up this way:
Ahem. As in, they wouldn’t say squat. Okay, that’s not totally true, but pretty damn close:
[snip] Speaking to Texas congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, he asked, “Are you going to call on Obama’s Super PAC to return the million dollars they got from Bill Maher? And if not, why not?” The question was met with total non-response.
The encounter with Illinois Senator Jan Schakowsky lasted considerably longer, as the reporter followed her walking down the street. In response to repeated questioning (“Why won’t you speak out? Isn’t misogyny misogyny no matter which side does it?”), Schakowsky asked, “Rush Limbaugh?” The reporter clarified, continued questioning and then stated, “So, I guess the headline is you’re refusing to call what Bill Maher said about Sarah Palin offensive?”
Eventually, an aide offered a press statement, but the reporter refused, saying, “I’ve got the congresswoman right here.” The whole thing ended rather predictably with Schakowsky stating, “I’m not making a comment. I’m making no comment.”[snip] (Click here to read the rest and see the video.)
Sadly, it seems the answer to the reporter’s question is, No. No, misogyny ISN’T misogyny if it is committed by a liberal, or so this message would imply. Same with Louis C.K. being invited to host the Correspondents Dinner, or David Axelrod going on Maher’s show soon (for which Van Susteren also blasted both Obama and Axelrod – you ROCK), or Obama sycophant and founder of the PAC to which Maher gave a million bucks, Bill Burton, claiming that what Maher said, and what Limbaugh said, weren’t the same (I agree – Maher was worse), is just so freakin’ typical. So freakin’ hypocritical, especially from the party that CLAIMS it represents women. If this is how they want to represent me, thanks, but no thanks!
Again, what Limbaugh said was wrong, no doubt. It absolutely was. But not only have the movers and shakers in the Democratic Party gone out of their way to demonize HIM, they have gone out of their way to not admit, acknowledge, or condemn what those in their own party have said about women.
That is why Greta Van Susteren is my hero – she calls it out wherever she sees it. Some others? Yeah, not so much…
UPDATE: Louis C.K. is OUT! Mediaite has the story:
Comedian Louis C.K. has dropped out of hosting the Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner, CNN political reporter Peter Hamby Tweeted Friday afternoon. Hamby quoted the comedian’s agent, noting that “He just didn’t want to do it anymore.[snip] (Click here to read the rest.)
Woohoo! Thank you, Greta Van Susteren for standing up for women!