If Bill Maher didn’t feel so insecure about his mean-spirited attacks on Republican women, he wouldn’t have made the attempt to distinguish himself from Rush Limbaugh as he did this past week:
The allegations of sexism against Rush Limbaugh have had the somewhat unexpected result of bring allegations of sexism against Bill Maher to the fore. Many have pointed out that, if Limbaugh has to answer for calling someone a “slut,” surely Maher has to answer for the time he used a c-word of Latin etymology to describeSarah Palin. Maher heard about it and, last night, was frustrated to hear that Limbaugh himself had brought it up and “tried to drag me into this bullshit he caused.” He laughed in his monologue and made a clear distinction between his show and Limbaugh’s: “I don’t have sponsors.”
Bill, my friends, is feeling the heat. The new media have given conservatives a punch we lacked just a few years ago. Our fight against liberal double standards is having an impact. Maher felt compelled to defend himself.
No, Bill doesn’t have sponsors, but some liberals on Facebook are pushing for Clear Channel to drop Rush. Maybe they should also be pushing HBO to drop the mean-spirited leftist.
Bill Maher is playing defense. Andrew Breitbart lives!