Advertisers that dropped Limbaugh who don't mind hateful liberal blogs or who contribute to liberal organizations, bands who don't want their music on talk radio, but will make an appearance on Comedy Central shows hosted by a liberal host are some of the double standards.
But the biggest one concerns the "de facto leader of the Democrat Party," Bill Maher, and his contribution of $1 million to Obama's Super PAC even as he's not apologized for using the anti-woman slurs "twat" and "cunt" against Sarah Palin. According to the Brooklyn ambulance chaser, Chuck "That Bitch Flight Attendant" Schumer, Maher's a comedian, so he shouldn't have to return the $1 million.
Maher even gave that excuse, saying he's just an edgy comedian.
Duane Lester at All American Blogger raises an interesting point:
So, let’s recap. According to Maher, using offensive terms to describe people is fine when you are a comedian because a) you’re a comedian and b) stand-up comedy is the final frontier of free speech.
So using that logic, Maher should have no problem with this:
Michael Richards was onstage attempting to do his act while some black men heckled him from the audience. His reaction was to attack them using terms he knew would hurt them because they are one of the most offensive terms in the American lexicon, much like the word “cunt.”
According to Maher, since Richards is a comedian and stand up comedy is the final frontier of free speech, no one should be upset by what Richards did.
He was just being “edgy.”
Or is it about the target?
Would there have been the outrage if Richards had been pointing at J.C. Watts, Clarence Thomas, Michael Steele, Herman Cain and Thomas Sowell and shouting, “Look at these ‘handkerchief-head, chicken-and-biscuit-eating Uncle Toms! They’re NIGGERS! NIGGERS! NIGGERS!”
I’m sure Maher’s liberal audience would have no problem with racial slurs being used against black conservatives. They haven’t in the past.
It’s important to look at the logic liberals use to defend themselves when they are doing the same thing they vilify conservatives for doing. Either Bill Maher is, at minimum, equally as misogynist as Rush Limbaugh for the terms he’s used to attack Palin, or Limbaugh’s terms are not misogynist because he’s an entertainer.
Oh, but Rush attacked a civilian, Maher says. That’s a big difference.
So it would be ok to attack Condoleeza Rice as a “nigger” if you do it on stage?
Let’s do a little thought experiment. Watch this clip of Bill Maher calling Sarah Palin a dumb twat:
Now, let’s change a few words.
“Oh, and did you hear this…Condoleeza Rice finally heard what happened in Japan. She’s demanding that we invade Tsunami. She said, ‘These Tsunamians will not get away with this.’ Oh, speaking of dumb niggers…” Oh, you’re right. I let the cat out of the bag on that one, huh folks?”
Is that still acceptable because he was just being “edgy?”
Is it fine because he’s a comedian?
Is it cool because he’s on HBO?
Understand I’m not saying that what Michael Richards said or did was acceptable. I’m just applying Maher’s logic to the situation. According to him, there’s nothing wrong with what he said, nor is there anything wrong with replacing Sarah Palin with Condoleeza Rice and “cunt” with “nigger.”
It’s just being edgy, and if Maher’s audience is cool with it, you should be too.
Liberal logic exposed. Let me know what you think of this in the comments.
Yes, there have been liberals who have made "n-word" references to Condoleezza Rice. And where was the outrage?
For liberals to make the excuse that Maher's sexist slur towards Palin and other conservative women as "edgy comedy" is the worst kind of rationalization.