Maher vs Limbaugh, Who is the Best at Slinging S**t
Writing for the Daily Beast, Ms. Powers has come up with a lot of foul-mouthed media personalities far fouler than Rush. I was not aware of their existence, and I doubt Rush was. They lack wit and humor, and they have no ideas, just irritable one-liners. In fact, after the desperate pursuit of an idea, they settle for scurrility. Thus, the physically disfigured Bill Maher calls Sarah Palin a “dumb t—” and a “c—.” He jokes about Rick Santorum’s wife using a sex device, nothing about the immensely more humorous spectacle of his use of such devices or even a dirty book. Ms. Powers quotes some slug by the name of Ed Schultz as saying Sarah Palin set off a “bimbo alert” and calling Laura Ingraham, can you believe it, a “right-wing slut”? Then there is Keith Olbermann wishing that right-wing columnist S.E. Cupp had been aborted by her parents and describing Michelle Malkin as a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick.” How very literary.
This is the quality of mind that holds forth on liberal cable television. No one there objects to the gutter talk, which is hurled at conservative women. No sponsors threaten to pull their advertisements.