2009 AUDIO: Rush Limbaugh wonders why "no slut surcharge" in health bill.

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As you know, Ed Schultz apologized profusely after calling Laura Ingraham a "right-wing slut". However, regret, remorse, humility, and the ability to articulate the words "I'm sorry" do not typically  emanate from conservative hosts when they rattle off similar aspersions. They freely, and loudly, express ::gasp!:: shock and outrage at a commie pinko socialist Marxist fascist liberal MSNBC host's poor choice of words, so why don't they do that when one of their own is guilty of the same thing?

But wait! There's more! We actually hold our side accountable for any number of offenses, right wingers do not. (Aside from TV and radio personalities, our instant disdain for -- and support for legal action against-- public officials like John Edwards comes to mind, as opposed to the GOP's embrace of their David Vitters.) Where are the demands for firing conservative on-air voices when they hurl slurs and insults?

Here's how Ingraham responded to Schultz on Facebook:

Re. the crude comments made about me by Ed Schultz on his radio program: First, I was surprised to learn that Ed Schultz actually hosted a radio show.  Is it only available online?  Second, I have to get back to recording the audio edition of my new book “Of Thee I Zing.” Now I’m tempted to insert one additional zing–about men who preach civility but practice misogyny.

Right wing hosts repeatedly compound their hypocrisy as they stomp their feet and howl about how certain words and attitudes are out of bounds, and that MSNBC had every justification to suspend Ed Schultz; but again, would they stomp those same feet and howl if one of their own squawking, offensive hosts were to be suspended for a week for, well, saying something like this? Laura, I'm talking to you:

Of course, the comeback will be that he didn't single out anyone. Does that make it acceptable?

Calling Schultz "Special Ed" was okay with them, too, as was Ingraham herself mocking Meghan McCain's body type. I'd like an explanation for the double standard.

What Ed did was wrong, he admitted it, and even volunteered to take a week off. But we won't see that coming from the right. And that is unacceptable.

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  • Jaymeh3204

    Wow you hit it on the nose my dear. I could not have said it better myself. You know I am going to surprise you and many of your readers when I tell you that I actually used to be a registered Republican in 1992, but I changed to a democrat for the very reason that you list here. I am tired and was tired then too of all of the double standards that Republicans themselves put out in the media. It is time for these Republicans and righties ( as I like to call them now) to do the same that Ed did and apologize but I doubt that will never happen since they have never apologized to our president! Great work Gotta Laff and blessed be.