HolyCoast: The Rules Have Changed

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Rules Have Changed

Thanks to the hysterical reaction from the left over Rush Limbaugh's "slut" remark, something significant has been accomplished in our public discourse.  The rules have been changed.  Lefties who previously were immune to criticism for their hateful remarks are now being held to the same standards they've held conservatives.  The left hates this, but it's a very good thing.

Charles Krauthammer talked about the issue this morning:
On this weekend’s broadcast of “Inside Washington,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer rebutted the claim that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, should condemn comments that conservative talker Rush Limbaugh made earlier this month about so-called contraception activist and Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke.

According to Krauthammer, until President Barack Obama apologizes for HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher’s prior comments, Romney shouldn’t have to apologize for Limbaugh. Maher has donated $1 million to a super PAC supporting Obama’s campaign.

“Look, I am sure that is a liberal’s dream, but when the president of the United States apologizes for what Bill Maher says about women and receives a $1 million for his — or even acknowledge or talk about it — when Obama speaks about Maher’s misogyny as he takes $1 million for his campaign, then I would expect Romney to denounce somebody else,” he said.

Krauthammer named not only Maher, but also MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and Louis C.K., who withdrew as host of a dinner for the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association last week.

“But the hypocrisy on the left about this about Rush Limbaugh, as if he is the spokesman for the Republican Party, and as if misogyny is exclusively the province of conservatives and Republicans. It’s out there all the time Maher, Chris Matthews, with this guy — is it C.K. Louis, or Louis C.K. who is going to be the emcee at the congressional correspondents dinner. So, when I hear a denunciation on the left, I will expect one on the right.”
We're not going to sit back and take it anymore. You want to go after a conservative because he says something controversial, we'll roll the tapes of your guys doing that much and worse. You want to force advertisers off our shows, we'll spotlight Dem fundraisers featuring the likes of Maher and others and drive your events out of business or underground.

This will no longer be a one-sided war.

1 comment:

Larry said...

I saw that this morning, but what struck me was how
1. Krauthammer wasn't the one who brought up Limbaugh, NPR's Nina Totenberg did.
2. As soon as Krauthammer got going, The Washington Post's Colby King starts shouting "Time is short! Time is short!"

It reminds me of a Formula 1 race a couple years ago in the pouring rain, where Renault was in the lead -just. The other cars were catching up to the Renault in the closing laps, and one of the Speed Channel guys said in jest that Flavio Briatore, the principle at Renault, was running down the pit lane yelling that the race had to be stopped because the conditions were too dangerous.