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hypocrisy, actually, darkness of soul, the left is silent about Bill Maher's language

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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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I was listening to Mark Levine talk radio this afternoon. He played a tape
of BHO's press conference today. Obama was asked about Bill Maher's
insulting Sarah Palin, you can hear the direct question. He didn't reply, not a word, instead the President went to a CNN reporter, a lady...as if it was never asked!

I wonder why BHO would have a press conference today? He is usually traveling around the country raising money for his campaign or playing golf.




posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 05:54 PM
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HBO is not "national" television. I don't get it.

I can, however, freely tune into at least one FM station and about 3 AM stations and listen to Rush bloviate all night long. I don't particularly care for Bill Maher because he strikes me as slightly self-sanctimonious, but I do like the guests he gets sometimes, at least of the shows I've been able to watch at a friend's house (or clips on youtube).

The long and short of it is that you are comparing two people with two different purported roles, two different media, two different audiences, lots of differences...

RUSH: nationally syndicated radio host that "brands" himself as a conservative pundit. His shows are free to the public and broadcast over tax-payer funded airwaves and as such he must adhere to regulatory standards (though that is netiher here nor there since he did not violate those standards).

MAHER: nationally known, but privately televised comedian and political satirist. His shows are pay-to-watch and do not have advertising.

If people don't want to hear Maher, they can just not watch him, but they can't boycott his advertisers. They could, however, put pressure on HBO to drop him.

On the other hand, if people don't want to hear RUSH, they can always not tune in, which I make a habit of doing, and, however, they can ALSO boycott his advertisers. It's not a double standard, there are two different scenarios.

Now, if Randi Rhodes or Tom Hartmann - the only Liberal talk radio personalities I can think of - were to say something vile and offensive (and ignorant) and people on the right (or even the left) wanted to, all they would have to do would be to boycott the advertisers. However, based on the well-known demographics of talk radio and the rather conservative-heavy line-up, I would say that it would be heard to muster the listenership population large enough to make JC Penny pull an ad from Randi Rhodes...maybe ProFlowers or Cedarcide pet spray.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 06:06 PM
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Who really cares about the junky windbag anyway - omg rush said something on the radio - f him, whats he doing talking about women's rights let alone making a judgement call like that. If Obama had pimp slapped him I would have supported it, someone needs to.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 06:21 PM
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Originally posted by Sphota
The long and short of it is that you are comparing two people with two different purported roles, two different media, two different audiences, lots of differences...

RUSH: nationally syndicated radio host that "brands" himself as a conservative pundit. His shows are free to the public and broadcast over tax-payer funded airwaves and as such he must adhere to regulatory standards (though that is netiher here nor there since he did not violate those standards).
MAHER: nationally known, but privately televised comedian and political satirist. His shows are pay-to-watch and do not have advertising.

Well, here's where the rubber hits the road (don't you dare smirk!):

Rush Limbaugh Advertisers Keep Leaving Show In Wake Of Sandra Fluke Comments www.huffingtonpost.com...

Me, I'm off to watch Maher...guy just slays me.

Incidentally, you know what was weird? Watching Maher on sat while in Cuba! Figured that was some kind of right-wing wet dream playing out...



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 06:30 PM
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Originally posted by colbe

Originally posted by BubbaJoe
This is comparing apples to oranges. Sarah Palin was/is a public figure. The lady that Rush was referring to is a private citizen, big difference. Rush is an idiot.


Yes, there's a "big difference"....

Your "dark" excuse, the word Bill Maher used for Sarah Palin on national
T.V. is sickening, so much worse than "slut" or "prostitute" and you're fine with it.

It's not in God's eyes, you're an 'idiot' defending Maher. Do you think
of your soul?


Do you think of yours? Didnt Jesus say cast not the first stone? You are not doing your religion a service by insulting others.....



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 06:37 PM
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Any time some self-professed religious wack-job starts talking about my soul, my @$$ starts to hurt and my wallet empties out.

Put it another way: Let the market decide if Rush was wrong.

Haha.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by timetothink
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If you are using the term prostitute loosely..yes, but it's called gigilo (sp?)


I don't think insurance should pay for Viagara either...not being able to get it up is not a disease, just too bad . Having sex is not a right that should be funded by tax payers.


I agree.

I have the exact same opinion about unnecessary wars and the black budget. Turns out those things would save a LOT of money.

-rrr



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by aching_knuckles

Originally posted by colbe

Originally posted by BubbaJoe
This is comparing apples to oranges. Sarah Palin was/is a public figure. The lady that Rush was referring to is a private citizen, big difference. Rush is an idiot.


Yes, there's a "big difference"....

Your "dark" excuse, the word Bill Maher used for Sarah Palin on national
T.V. is sickening, so much worse than "slut" or "prostitute" and you're fine with it.

It's not in God's eyes, you're an 'idiot' defending Maher. Do you think
of your soul?


Do you think of yours? Didnt Jesus say cast not the first stone? You are not doing your religion a service by insulting others.....



aching_k, hi

Maher's term is much worse than the two words Limbaugh used, agree?

How is asking a question insulting? Your soul is the most important thing. Jesus wants you to share the Truth to save souls.




p.s. No one commented on the message to the Brazilian seer. Fine, just please read it. It gives you hope, God is going to help us all.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by colbe
. Obama was asked about Bill Maher's
insulting Sarah Palin, you can hear the direct question. He didn't reply, not a word....


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What Rush did was reprehensible. He used his celebrity and national publicity to denigrate a young citizen of this country in a sexually demeaning way so as to make others think twice about what they would like to say if given the same RARE opportunity that many shuold be so lucky to get.

Second, Maher was speaking about a woman who has also made a career out of speaking in the political arena and criticizing others and being qute vitriolous in her discourse. In a way, she's fair game. But Rush implied, no...wait, distinctly said that woman who want to have birth control covered by insurance are prostitutes and sluts. Point blank. He demeaned and tried to humiliate a woman who simply wanted the voices of those who didnt have a chance to speak for themselves on the matter to be part of public record. She wasn't forceful or demanding. She didnt attack anyone at all. She simply spoke for herself and others. That is what we are supposed to do,in this country in order to promote HEALTHY debate.

Rush took her testimony and twisted into something vile and perverted...all the while, Fluke said not a word about sexual activity. Not a single word, yet that is all Rush could talk about then turn around and say he didnt want to know about Fluke's sex life, but he was the only one talking about her sex life. For three days....

Finally, when people bring up Maher over and over again as if that is it's own excuse for Rush's actions (bill did it so its okay that Rush did it?) it distracts from the issue at hand, but to play fair...

Let's say it is extremely hypocritical and that Bill is just as vile as Rush Limbaugh. Would you agree that neither one should be given a free pass and deserve public scrutiny and condemnation for their words and should give sincere, public apologies to those they have denigrated? Thats the question no one seems to answer.

To counter your claims of hypocrisy, i would like to point out that David Letterman received much flack for his comments about Palin's daughter. He gave a Seven minute, heartfelt apology and Palin not only declined to accept it, but suggested Letterman might try to harm their daughter in some way.

Ed Schultz Called Laura Ingraham a slut on air. He received so much condemnation he was supended without pay and apologized tomher IN PERSON pn the air. She, thankfully, accepted with class.

Also, Bill Maher is supporting Rush's apology and defending him.

The hypocrisy just isnt as rampant as you make it out to be.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 10:38 PM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
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Bill Maher is on HBO and can say whatever he wants.

Rush has a syndicated news radio program, therefore must subcribe the regulations of broadcasting etc..

It's a PC issue.

Nothing to do with the left or right.

~Tenth


Wow - So if Rush was on HBO, then everything would be cool with everyone, correct?



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by timetothink
reply to post by rickyrrr
 


If you are using the term prostitute loosely..yes, but it's called gigilo (sp?)


I don't think insurance should pay for Viagara either...not being able to get it up is not a disease, just too bad . Having sex is not a right that should be funded by tax payers.


Except viagra's sole purpose is to help men get erections. More than half of women use and NEED birth control to solve health issues that need medical attention.

Would you be open to a compromise that covers the cost of bc if it were solely for a medically necessary reasons ,including women who are trying to prevent pregnancy because one would be detrimental To their or their baby's health?



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 11:03 PM
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I think the reason for the "double standard" is simple. Republicans are constantly taking the moral high ground and when they make "obscene" comments, or get caught in bathrooms, or basically show what huge Hippocrates so many of them really are, it's a "bigger deal" than when a "godless leftie" does the same thing.

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posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 12:24 AM
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Originally posted by colbe
The uproar over Rush using the term "slut" and "prostitute."

Bill Maher calls Sarah Palin the vilest of words on his national T.V. program. I won't say it, you can look it up.

Share other examples, I heard on tape today, two of them. The Godless left, they are the walking dead. Take a moment and say a prayer for their conversion.


That is because leftist's are more likely to be psychopaths or sociopaths. They only pretend to be outraged over the stuff Rush does because they aren't right in the head. They get a buzz off of manipulating a person or groups own ethics to use against them. That is why leftists are dangerous trash.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 01:10 AM
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You ppl just LOVE to lie. The Left has hammered Mahr about it as well.

What we find amusing is that you think that if 2 ppl rob a bank, one can use as a defense ... "well he did it". That's the way of the TeaBag and the way of the Limbaugh.

Sad little TeaBag. So sad.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 01:49 AM
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Am I missing something? Doesn't the woman want her college to cover the expense? What does that have to do with us, the taxpayers, covering her birth control?

Also, by that Rush's logic weren't we paying for him to do Oxy back in the day? This is by no means a personal attack on him. Drugs have hit my family hard in the past and I think anyone kicking the stuff is great. I'm just saying don't throw stones when you live in a glass house.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 01:52 AM
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Also, to the OP. It's pretty obvious that you have a strong faith and get many of your moral convictions from your religion. You would think someone such as yourself would condemn both Rush and Bill Maher for their statements rather than attacking Maher and defending Rush, no?
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posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 02:00 AM
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I really don't think this is a legitimate argument. The man is not being criticized for his use of vulgar language to innocent unexpected listeners but for his misogynistic attitude. I don't believe it would have been any different if he had done it on HBO.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 02:22 AM
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I pray to my God for your conversion my Son. You see, you've picked the wrong one.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 02:38 AM
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The world would be a lot better without self-righteous, delusional, religious zealots.



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 03:03 AM
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I pray for your conversion too my Son. You've all picked the wrong God. God damnit people there's only one it's not that hard.



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