Rush Limbaugh and comedian Bill Maher are pretty far apart on the political spectrum. So, it was surprising to see Maher come to the defense of the right-wing radio demagogue for his offensive remarks about birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke.
Maher tweeted yesterday…
Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting. Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout
Listen, I like Bill Maher. He's a great political satirist. But it's hard not to cringe when when he drops a c-bomb or calls female politicians like Sarah Palin a "dumb twat" and a "bimbo." (Although, to be fair, Palin is totally a bimbo.)
Is this some kind of liberal double standard? Not at all. I'd rather have someone call me a bitch than treat me like one. And I'd much rather have someone call me a slut than deny me affordable health care.
Let's take the misogyny out of political commentary and keep it where it belongs — almost everywhere else in politics.
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