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Conservative radio star Rush Limbaugh apologizing this weekend for his offensive description of a Georgetown law student who testified before congress.
The apology was immediately touted as a badge of honor by some on the left.
But now one top liberal commentator is telling her playing not so -- in the celebrations.
Kirsten Powers suggesting that some of Limbaugh as loud -- critics might wanna look in the mirror.
As far as what we now she's a columnist for the Daily Beast dot com and a Fox News contributor kissed and welcome.
Megan so this is interesting because that this is -- -- started says something about that religious liberty -- contraception and it's morphed into something very different now.
About -- in your piece you raise the question about whether there is a double standard when it comes to calling out.
Conservatives who say the wrong things offensive things and liberals who do the state.
-- let and I said in my column that I think what Rush Limbaugh that was extremely egregious that something that I think you -- it did you know that those.
Anger about that the boycott everything I I support all that but at the same time if you're going to get thought that about hit him you know using this.
Determined to not gonna -- on television.
-- the -- at night it back to that each.
It's yet at an identity will leave it at that yet thank you you know -- may not get that once somebody like Bill -- hit with a major donor to.
President Obama is super -- even million dollars and someone.
You liberals go on his show all the time top liberals go on and Jennifer grand home let's just gonna show Russ Feingold was just on -- show.
And felt that it be if you have all these levels coming out and now thing that's come on -- be taken off the air for staying up like that.
Then I don't it doesn't make sense that somebody like Bill Maher is able to go ahead and in the Ollie just stay up but -- have all these like top Democrats -- stop.
Top liberal come on -- nothing's going -- not like no problem.
You call him Bill Maher the the grand -- Bob media misogyny.
And I'm -- examples you listen -- -- are really epic I mean he called Sarah Palin a dominant TW.
Blank yeah T he called -- this key word.
He called the Sarah Palin and congresswoman Bachmann -- into being then -- And I'm -- a -- -- and I thought it was interesting because you point out how none other than Gloria Steinem.
Goes on his show and doesn't confront him about it but who did.
-- and Coulter.
In other -- -- to -- and -- are.
Felt you know I think it is that an apartment and that is it's hard even repeat that things that -- that on television right because there's there's so outrageous.
And and what's been particularly upsetting to me Megan has been the response but I've gotten which has to this article -- Well it's so different it's okay to call their talent all those words because she is a public person but -- other woman hill with the front of that.
You know hearing on the contraception watch what she's a private person -- like.
-- I'm sorry it's okay to call somebody that he word of their public person when did that happen.
You know I it like like -- hope you'll start calling you -- look at that everyone -- scholarship the public person allow.
You know it's not okay and Omar hasn't attacked a woman who with a private citizen.
You'll with and authenticate with breast feeding issues -- her rapped about it he thought all the horrible things about -- -- he's got out as well I don't.
Because I don't have sponsors but a lot of the menu -- in your article -- some of the worst offenders do have sponsors and they do seem to get a -- When they -- sitting there not just offensive but you know hurtful.
If there's like a presumption that some of these women don't have any feelings from Sandra Fluke on down.
Including Sarah -- if -- -- Russians have feelings you and you went through Ed Schultz.
-- -- Called Sarah Palin a bimbo and called Laura Ingraham a right wing S -- same things same -- -- value you know what right now he later was forced to apologize but is is he being boycotted.
Keith Olbermann you talk about some of the things he has that cures that.
Yeah well no and that's the point -- that and then the other thing at a while he apologized though it's okay and I.
-- my response so that it's really if somebody dropped and word good they just apologizing get out of that I don't understand why these very the but that the gender specific attack on women are OK it's fine -- gonna want a one man but you know we're all grown up.
Go ahead and you know college get better whatever you want but the point is why why they have to choose these very gender specific names -- -- -- particularly nasty towards women why do you.
They just on the Olbermann front he could he said as he -- should have been aborted by her parents she's -- falcon is a mashed -- bag of meet with lipstick and where was the average case I mean why.
Why why do they get away with it when somebody like.
Rush does not.
Because this isn't really about.
Misogyny make and that -- about the Democratic Party -- and that's what always comes down to with a proxy war for the Democratic Party they can use that out of for the election for part of the war on women.
And they can attack Rush Limbaugh because they hate Rush Limbaugh couldn't conservative and have nothing to deal with with the fact any current facts of them or anything like that because if it did.
They would flip out over and -- Over Matt -- be at rolling down with that stuff that literally cannot repeat on there I mean it's so disgusting and it doesn't so much more than -- -- Included an article parents' home look to multi at Washington pat has -- keep up right now.
About the horrible things that he -- -- about her you know still look they overlooked it because there -- liberal and liberal men are allowed to -- but apparently I don't know.
You don't think they're genuinely offended that it's it's there there's not genuinely offended by rush and they're not offend me your belt -- baby's things but the idea opportunity when a conservative -- -- yet they cannot pretend it's not about not offended I do you think they actually probably find it and I can't imagine how you would read most of the stuff to somebody and they would say it's not offensive.
My point in the article was.
OK if your offended and do something about that you can't only do -- one -- the conservative he can't just sit there quietly while Chris Matthews doesn't.
Real serious damage to Hillary Clinton in the first.
One man in a presidential candidate but the chance of winning an election is just.
Denigrated and torn apart in just in the most vicious sexist terms by him.
Over and over and any -- -- the lame apology like.
Seven months later eight months later after his RD dot all the damage and and turns and have to do over again and you know -- felt.
It is the point is if you're if you're really upset about -- good -- to do something about it and for Bill Maher.
Okay he doesn't have sponsors just don't wanna shell and it's very simple if if if if it's so horrible call somebody an -- LUT.
You know then it got me Babbitt called the C work right and kind that make them.
I'd have to say.
Bill Maher show he had less than kind word for me at one point and Jane Harman a Democrat was sitting there.
Put him in his place Gloria -- gathering on the couch not so much I think that's very interest -- cures and thank you so much for coming out with your insights.
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