• Bill Maher Defends Rush Limbaugh's "Apology"

    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.

    Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images


    Tags: Bill Maher, Comedians, Health Care, Men and Women, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, Women's Rights

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