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Sheila Jackson Lee and Jan Schakowsky, showing the commitment to principle we’ve come to expect, refuse to condemn Bill Maher

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The Washington Free Beacon thought that since Rep. Lee and Rep. Schakowsky put out statements condemning Rush Limbaugh’s misogynist language, they might have something to say about Bill Maher referring to Sarah Palin by various vulgar terms for a woman’s reproductive organs. And what did these two stalwart liberals and champions of women’s rights have to say?

(WARNING: Recitation of Bill Maher quotes)

That’s really weird. They loudly condemn Limbaugh’s behavior, and yet they won’t say a word about Maher’s behavior. It’s almost as if their outrage is phony. It’s almost as if they’re just seizing on it for cheap, temporary political advantage, and they don’t care how hypocritical they look because they figure nobody will call them on it.

So. A year ago we had the New Civility, but that didn’t really work out. The same people who scolded us for our supposed “toxic rhetoric” turned right around and went back to calling us Nazis and terrorists and hostage-takers and teabaggers and what have you. Is this now the New New Civility? How long are they going to pretend to be our moral, ethical, and intellectual superiors before they start calling us c**ts again?

Well, at least Keith Olbermann apologized for saying S.E. Cupp should’ve been aborted and that Michelle Malkin is a “mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it.” He also announced he’s suspending his all-important “Worst Person in the World” segment. Yes, again. What is this, the third or fourth time? We’re supposed to accept his apology, even though Sandra Fluke and her new friends won’t accept Limbaugh’s, because somehow we’re expected to keep playing by the same rules they continually ignore. Now Olbermann will just wait until the heat dies down and then go back to being a seething misogynist slimeball. He does this act over and over, each time to a smaller and smaller audience.

Here’s the glowering, stentorian blimp-head jabbering away, if you want to bother watching it. I’d rather not, but I’m told he kicked off his apology to women by lashing out at Kirsten Powers for reminding everybody what he said:


Ugh, couldn’t they leave the screencap blank? Look at that. Put a dead possum on a hot water bottle. Get a marker and draw on a pair of granny glasses. Congratulations, you just made your own Olbermann. He looks like a Macy’s Parade balloon of himself. That’s a pretty mean thing to say, huh? Oh well.

Update: S.E. Cupp responds on Twitter: “I could hardly hear the ‘apology’ through the din of insults.” And Michelle Malkin tweets: “Keith Olbermann never apologized to ME. He apologized to a CAMERA to make his crap go away.”