The Difference Between Contrived and Real Outrage: The Top Five Right and Left Insulting Comments
A blogger should never admit this, but instead pretend that he slaved for hours putting something together; but sometimes, the blog gods smile on you. This is going to be too easy. And you have to give credit where credit is due.
In my never-ending struggle to right all that is wrong with the universe, I came up with the idea of juxtaposing the left’s contrived outrage about the Fluketroversy with real, bona fide, hateful language from the American leftosphere.
Ransacking my limited political knowledge, a couple examples immediately sprang to mind. Don Imus. George Allen’s “macaca” moment. The usual tripe. Then a progressive blogger went ahead and did all my heavy lifting for me, proving that I’m not putting up straw men to knock down.
So with no further adieu, here goes a side-by-side comparison of the top five most offensive comments of the right vs. the left, in reverse order. The point is not that “both sides do it,” but that the left gets away with it, while conservatives do not.
Top Five Insulting Conservative Comment #5: Brian Kilmeade jokes to Gretchen Carlson: “Didn’t men give you the kitchen?”
This was such a flaming ball of outrage there’s not even a YouTube video on it. I’m going to have to admit it was… gasp… a joke and move on.
Top Five Insulting Left-wing Comment #5: Michelle Malkin is a “mashed up bag of meat with lipstick on it”:
Much like Highlander, there could only be one video copy on YouTube readily available that had Olbermann using this quote. By coincidence (I assume), Olbermann mentions that Beck and Limbaugh referred to Senator Mary Landrieu (she of the infamous “Louisiana Purchase” fame) in terms suggesting she was akin to a prostitute. Interestingly, I was just reading Federalist No. 66 today, and there is evidence that two of our founders thought such language appropriate, and were referring to non-females at the time: “They might also have had in view the punishment of a few leading individuals in the Senate, if they prostituted their influence in that body as the mercenary instruments of foreign corruption.” Hmm.
Top Five Insulting Conservative Comments #4: Bill Cooksey thinks Massachusetts politician Karyn Polito is hot
Again, from the policymic blog:
Bill Cooksey, WRKO-AM radio producer, made sexist comments about Karyn E. Polito on-air in response to a caller who inquired, “Is she hot?” Cooksey stated, “I think she’s hot. She’s tiny, she’s short. She’s got a banging little body on her. Facial wise, I give her about a seven. Body wise, I give her about an eight-and-a-half. Tight little butt. I endorse Karyn Polito.” Tom & Todd, pictured above, responded by saying it was “delightful and humorous.”
Yes, the comments were “sexist” because Bill Cooksey is apparently a heterosexual man who finds Ms. Polito attractive. And the controversy is? Where was the outrage when media publications were fawning about Barack Obama with his shirt off? Oh, that’s not sexist. Or George Stephanopolous laughably being drooled over on Friends? Or…
Top Five Insulting Left-wing Comments #4: Bill Maher’s Jokes about Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann as “MILFS of the Republican Right”
This is just a place-holder for the litany of nasty things Bill Maher has said about Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin, some of which can be countenanced here and here. For those who either haven’t seen American Pie or have been Rip-van-winkle for decades, MILF is an acronym for “Mom I’d Like to Frog.” (Although “frog” means something else). But really, who knows where to start? There’s the comment where he talks about their breasts, and then calls them both “boobs.” These are Republican political figures, mind you. But Maher’s really good stuff is when he calls Palin what Dana Loesch calls a C U Next Tuesday. I’ll leave it up to you to figure that one out.
Top Five Insulting Conservative Comments #3: Don Imus’ “Nappy Headed Hoes” Outrageous Outrage
This is the infamous statement that got Don Imus fired from his job as a long-time, well-established disk jockey. But as someone who was raised in the south, I know that blacks use the term “nappy headed hoes” in a joking manner all the time. The term was not used derisively or racistly by Imus, in a manner that suggests whites are superior to blacks. Nonetheless, it was enough for Imus to be asked to pack up his mic and leave.
Top Five Insulting Left-wing Comment #3: Michael Moore Calls Rush Limbaugh a “Bitch”
Although it would be great to juxtapose Moore’s comments with Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” descriptor, let’s be frank: Moore doesn’t merit such a high position, because we all know his modus operandi. He is a tendentious, unintentional mockumentary director, so what else are we going to expect from him? Nonetheless, in response to Rush’s “slut” usage in his satirizing of the now-notorious Ms. Fluke, Michael Moore did a touchdown dance and spiked the football yelling, “Who’s the prostitute now, bitch?” Who’s the hypocritical hack, Moore?
Top Five Insulting Conservative Comments #2: Foster Freiss’ “aspirin” joke
This is not my list, folks. The top insulting conservative comments represent an obvious lefty’s list of the most over-the-top conservative comments he can come up with. So who is Foster Freiss? Good question. He is the Santorum spokesman who joked that one proven method of birth control was to put an aspirin between the knees and hold it there. Funny? Yeah, a bit. Outrageously outrageous? Come on.
Top Five Insulting Left-wing Comments #2: Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Nancy Pelosi Compare Tea Party Protesters to Nazis
This is where we start getting into the nitty-gritty, where you have public figures shamelessly and inaccurately demonizing one segment of the American population they are supposed to represent. We won’t even get into the left calling tea party protesters terrorists here, we’ll just stick to the Godwin’s law that eventually everything on the Internet goes back to the Nazis. Well, Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat’s former Speaker of the House, actually compared the tea party to Nazis. The footage can be viewed here.
But current DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’ comments are even more interesting, in light of the way she has been tapped by the media to comment on the Rush Limbaugh “Fluke” controversy. This is what she actually said: “I don’t see any swastikas or any pictures of the President in black face or burned in effigy here. The difference between the way we express our First Amendment rights and the way I’ve seen Tea Party extremists—Republican Tea Party extremists—express their right is dramatically different.” This woman is the current DNC Chair, ladies and gentlemen.
Do we even have to mention that our sitting president Barack Obama once referred to the tea party, over one-third of the country by loyalty, as the dirty epithet “teaba**ers?”
Top Five Insulting Conservative Comments #1: Rush Limbaugh Satirizing Sandra Fluke over Condomgate
Rush Limbaugh is a talk radio personality who went after Sandra Fluke for fabricating an issue about a lack of condoms on college campuses and trying to use it to advance a Democrat agenda by comparing her to a slut. Repeatedly. Over the course of three days (sounds like a good time, doesn’t it?). But let’s not be deceived about Ms. Fluke. She interjected herself abruptly into the public forum as a law student at a major private Catholic college complaining about the lack of condoms on her campus as if she were in a third world country. And she mischievously fails to mention she is a thirty year-old feminist activist doing this as a publicity stunt to advance the Obama agenda, so this was actually part of a political operation. If all’s fair in love and war, why not so in politics? Well, it is all fair game if you are a radical leftist.
Top Five Insulting Left-wing Comments #1: Andrew Breitbart Post-Mortem Rage
The left tap-danced on the late Andrew Breitbart’s grave all last week. And for what? Because he tried to hold the left accountable? For exposing ACORN as a shameless organization? For his relentless pursuit of the truth about the Pigford scam? Or for Weinergate? Here is some of the truly vile things said about him.
Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone actually wrote an article called, “Andrew Breitbart: Death of a Douche.”
Matt Yglesias of Slate wrote on Twitter, “Conventions around dead people are ridiculous.The world outlook is slightly improved with @AndrewBrietbart dead.”
And the hateful bile train just keeps on a’comin.
As an afterthought, I guarantee you that not a single person on the left will be asked to apologize, let alone lose his job, nor suffer any kind of retaliation whatsoever for anything that he has said or might possibly say in the future about the late Andrew Breitbart. Now consider if any of the above-listed things about Andrew Breitbart were said about any beloved figure of the left by a notable conservative. That person would be gone in a heartbeat. No questions asked.
So why do you young skulls full of mush believe leftists get away with over-the-top hateful rhetoric, while conservatives do not? Because the corporate media are interested in the truth? Or is it possibly because lefties are actually, in a way you might not yet understand, shills for the establishment?
And just for the left-leaning folks out there: Why is it that leftists in the media are able to ridicule middle America mercilessly, such as by defaming the tea party movement, when the left is supposedly for the little guy? Don’t you people who are not so far gone to the left see the hatred, the ridicule, the detestation of supposedly uneducated folks who felt powerless and tired enough of being exploited to rise up in mass and peacefully protest? While the Occupy Wall Street protesters, as provably violent and irresponsible as they have shown themselves to be, have been the beloved children of big government and even big banking (did Ben Bernanke ever “empathize” with the tea party?)
What have been the left’s solutions to our “heated” national discourse after the tragic Gabby Giffords shooting, which Debbie Wasserman-Schultz tried to tie to the tea party? A new tone? How about savagely mocking more than half of Americans and demanding the government exploit them more for their own good! Well, some of us have had enough!