Timothy Noah (@TimothyNoah1): What About The Democrats’ Rush Limbaughs?
“We’re hearing a lot from conservatives about how Rush Limbaugh’s attack on Sandra Fluke, offensive though it may be, occasions a second look at all the offensive things liberals get away with saying . . . Matt Taibbi calling Andrew Breitbart a “douche” in his obit, Keith Olbermann calling Michele Malkin a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it,” Bill Maher calling Sarah Palin a “cunt” and a “dumb twat,” and some guy I’ve never even heard of called Ed Schultz calling Laura Ingraham a “slut.” How is that any different?
It’s different in two ways.
First, all of the people who were subjected to verbal abuse by the liberal- or left-leaning blowhards and smart-asses mentioned above are public figures . . .”
Nick Gillespie (@nickgillespie): It’s Like Totally Different When a Liberal Blowhard Guy Calls a Conservative Woman a Twat!
“If you’ve ever needed a reason to rethink dumb attachments to the left-right, liberal-conservative Manicheanism at the heart of conventional politics, the sort of idiotic Team Red vs. Team Blue mentality underscored by Noah’s need to exonerate the misogyny of his ideological allies should give you something to ponder.”