The liberal double standard
Why only defend women on the left?
- Duration 9:05
- Date Mar 19, 2012
Why only defend women on the left?
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Law -- first Michelle Obama sat down with David Letterman for an interview that will air later tonight on CBS.
Now it is highly unusual especially considering the vile comments of the host made about governor Palin's daughter back in 2009.
You may remember this.
One awkward moment though during the game maybe heard about it maybe some of one of the highlight reels one awkward moment for Sarah Palin of the Yankee game.
During the seventh inning her daughter was knocked up by Alex -- I taught how -- the president justify his wife appearing on such a program when he was the one who lectured us on civility.
And invoked the names of his daughters during the -- -- controversy.
The reason I called.
This -- is because.
I thought about.
Malia and Sasha and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is staying -- Issues they care about.
Even ones I may not agree with -- -- I want them to be able to speak their mind and a civil and thoughtful way.
-- I don't want them attacked.
Four or cold.
Because they're being good citizens.
So he doesn't want his daughters being attacked but I guess it's okay for the children a prominent Republicans to be in the butt of demeaning comments.
And by the way speaking of -- -- yesterday The Washington Times affiliated radio program America's morning news.
Caught up with the former White House communications director needed done.
And according to various reports doesn't work said the PR firm that represents the Georgetown law student with some of us.
What role did the White House played -- I haven't cinder block appear before congress.
Good morning -- you don't -- a great hurry up.
I think if you can call my -- like it.
And that's what I do.
But right now I'm going.
CNN got -- and there are you as a woman that Bill -- referred to Sarah Palin is the C word gimmick I call my office did on schedule an interview which is what legitimate news organizations generally I appreciate that.
Did did you urge the president to call that the Governor Palin after the mark called -- the -- -- You know what you -- call my office for an interview peck legitimate legitimate news organizations do.
And joining me now with reaction are the vice president of the young America's foundation -- -- change Fox News contributor USA today columnist Kirsten Powers guys welcome back to the program.
Thank you look at that it is to silence is deafening -- -- and you would your credit have been willing to call out Democrats about this.
First of all what's so hard and saying that.
The president and -- -- should give back the million dollars instead of David Axelrod and Bill Burton contorted themselves.
With these lame excuses or Anita Dunn saying hey it was wrong what Bill Maher said the president shouldn't attack accept the million dollars -- that the right thing to do.
-- -- -- It's mind boggling that you actually can't just say yeah he obviously I don't approve Bill Maher saying that that's terrible we shouldn't talk about women now way this isn't the -- -- that democratic won't.
Now the -- is not the first democratic woman who actually has been caught on tape isn't a YouTube -- a couple.
Top democratic congressman and also refusing to.
They're happy to talk about Rush Limbaugh but they will not talk about Bill -- And eight it is it's disgusting -- really don't have any other at word before and then just say like.
You can't call somebody the -- word to our -- is an obvious to.
There's two issues separate issues in here Hairston one is they won't give back the money and -- come and that thread in the needle live -- in the words yeah I think David Axelrod is a Smart guy he helped Obama get elected in 2008 and he he adds almost embarrassing to watch him.
Trying to defend the indefensible.
So that's one issue -- they've found doubled down because they're afraid of Bill Maher and the hard left it seems to make.
That only other issue you know why don't have a problem when Michelle Obama especially after the president's lecture going on David Letterman considering the comments he made about governor Palin's daughter.
And also about Governor Palin with both the slightly flight attendant look.
Yet well I would say you would David Letterman that he did apologize and and he -- a pretty good apology I would say and I do think that what you want is you want to raise the issue you want them to -- -- you want them not to do it again.
And so far he hasn't done again and I think that when that happens like with Rush Limbaugh.
Then you move on and it happens again and you address it again I don't have a problem with her going on his show -- As -- column when he apologized -- and I didn't give him much credit for being courageous and standing up and pointing out the backers -- But -- -- calling David Letterman apologized.
The hit a fourteen year old willow -- and by the way she was the one who accompanied her mother.
He laughed when he apologized and -- stands at ridiculously offensive -- About people like Michelle Bachmann and I mean it's just.
Rampant and they won't do anything about it I think -- -- and you pointed out that on Bill Maher show Gloria Steinem with silent.
About the -- optimistic attacks against women and and yet and culture took mine head to head when I mean she went to town and yet this is peasant leader of the great let me commitments had nothing -- let me go to.
A broader context of liberal hate speech and I'm I'm gonna pick -- NBC news -- they've been so sanctimonious in their criticism of conservatives.
And you know what I I don't think Brian Williams or Tom broke off or.
You Matt Lauer -- wonder why anybody in the media won't ask them if they're proud of their brand.
Considering this represents that his friend -- -- take.
They are anti American.
I don't care and Harry you are and the -- option for the American people and shelve the Republicans into the -- sometimes I think they want Obama to get shot.
I really think that there are conservative broadcasters in this country who would -- and see Obama taken out.
They fear socialism they fear marxism they fear.
That -- United States of America won't leave the United States of America anymore.
Dick Cheney's heart as a political football with -- -- -- -- -- -- -- him.
-- lady didn't.
Over -- is the new poster child for health care in this country give the enemy of -- country in my opinion Dick Cheney as he isn't enemy of the country.
Lord taken to the promised land -- yeah.
They I don't even -- the guy goes to hell I just -- and getting the hell out of here June ordered.
-- -- about like this right wing slut what's her name Laura Ingram.
Yes she's a top slot.
Cares that you think have a job the fight said these things you know hole.
Now and what I I beat your ass like what -- Tom Brokaw on his other people think I'm sure they're mortified I'm sure Tim Russert is turning auto -- -- out one -- -- you know I don't.
Why because they're not add MSNBC.
I mean that it you know -- -- this community is friendly to different entities they promoted channel and NBC news.
They pass -- economy and rising star reporters on there all day.
And video that I probably big -- cop out works just like saying bill -- a comedian.
Beat out whenever conservatives do -- whenever people on the other side do it.
And everybody speaks out and we have gone in south.
He spoke out on our Rush Limbaugh we all say well I'm Donna doesn't need to comment on everything he does need to comment when David Letterman as offensive to Sarah Palin and her daughter's well.
He really kind of does when he sticks -- neck out there on -- he really needs to be courageous enough.
To speak out on other instances but on the -- doesn't do it because.
They willingly go after conservative women because conservative women represented a tremendous threat.
To the last because for so long the -- has -- women for grant had.
And say they just -- and they just select the left to go after conservative women and hopes -- they're gonna run him out of the arena.
I don't this vicious name -- And it's conservative it seems conservative women and and conservative African Americans in particular gas -- but it's a nice way.
But I guess if you're not a lot of credit remained look I give her credit -- an ideal job but I wanna say it's not just conservative when because Hillary Clinton analysts treated extremely viciously by these people particularly Chris Matthews and so.
-- Now did you know whatever you're not and if -- plays.
People defended Hillary Clinton on both sides they came out they spoke out against that -- had this is ridiculous there's no place for this.
In the media about what everybody does not conservative think there's francoeur -- a real curious to know where you.
They shot I'm -- yeah -- on the right -- until.
His campaign even like to me during their battle against then Senator Obama but that's old that's a story that I'll -- for a book years from.
Guys yeah -- and I can't tell.