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    People who live in anti-conservative misogynistic houses should not throw indignation

    People who live in anti-conservative misogynistic houses should not throw indignation

    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.

    Greta didn’t threaten anyone, she just announced that she would not attend because of the nasty rhetoric Louis C.K. used against Palin, including this (via Powerline):

    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?”


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    NateWhilk | March 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Anybody remember Andrew Dice Clay?

    holmes tuttle | March 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    While I think Greta did a good thing and I applaud the outcome, I don’t think CK is really a liberal comedy icon.

    His act isn’t political at all from what I’ve seen. He doesn’t tell political jokes. Doesn’t get into those issues. He’s not someone like Maher, Stewart, or Colbert. Their material is around 100% political in nature. CK’s is around 0% political.

    For some reason, though, Palin really touched a nerve with him. To be fair, I did read an interview with GQ where he largely apologized for many of the comments he made. He said many of those tweets were made on a cross country flight that he was totally drunk during and that the alcohol had a lot to do with it. He said he regretted it, which is a lot more than many others have said.

    He also talked about how soon after he said something regarding Trig Palin that someone wrote him an email and told him how he and his wife had a child with down syndrome and that it totally ruined their lives and that it affects you every second of every day. He wrote the guy back and had some nice things to say.

    OTOH, he also said in that same interview that he thought Palin would “Hitler up the place” if she was elected. How a VP with 0 constitutional authority to do anything would do that I have no idea. Does he mean a VP Palin would have her own army of SA and brown shirts and pass restrictive laws against Jews? Would a VP Palin burn down the capitol and blame it on the dems? Would a VP Palin set up a system of concentration camps? Would a VP Palin invade Canada and Mexico in a quest for lebensraum?

    So, I’m glad he won’t be performing. They’ll probably find someone just as bad, though.

    Here’s why I wish CK wasn’t such a pillock: A couple months ago, he tried an experiment… He paid for – on his own – the creation of a web-store system for buying an mp4 file, the booking of a venue, and the taping and production of a comedy DVD which he then sold as said pm4 file (without any DRM at all), all without any outside producer or aide.

    It worked amazingly, proving that if you make a product people want, charge a reasonable price, and make it as easy as possible for it to be purchased (no log in or registration, no mailing lists, none of that – just name your method of payment, make the payment, get the file), and you will make pretty good bit of money because people will actually pay for it instead of downloading a pirated version.

    That being said: I find him funny, but not so funny that I would see out anything he does.

    As for the bumblef*cks at Gawker, who claim that Greta is keeping him away from the mic, they can go toss off. She simply said that, due to his horrible comments regarding Palin, she would not attend the Dinner. Maybe the people who run the event told CK to take a powder, but it certainly wasn’t Greta.

    She did something she is perfectly free to do, and the anger you see coming from the Land of the Dimwitted that is Gawker is not because CK isn’t performing, but because they are starting to realize that the standards are starting to be applied evenly.

    Were I Greta, I still wouldn’t go based on the fact that someone apparently thought CK was a good choice at some point, and I wouldn’t attend a function run by someone that thunderingly stupid.

    theduchessofkitty | March 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    If Louis C.K. is the new standard for comedy… then give me boring!

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