Over the past week, we’ve been treated to the spectacle of prominent liberals calling a reporter a “c**ksucking f*g,” telling America to “f*ck the troops,” labeling Sarah Palin a c*nt, and advocating that someone sh*t in her mouth and p*ss in her eyes.
How on earth would Associated Press reporters ever inform us about the foibles of liberals if their asterisk keys broke?
After hurling antigay slurs at a reporter trying to interview his wife, 30 Rock star and f*t sl*b Alec Baldwin lied and said he hadn’t used the word “f*g” but rather “fathead.” Baldwin later changed his story and claimed that it was “unclear” what he had said—even to him, apparently. He never denied using the word “c**ksucking,” however, and feigned ignorance that it was an antigay epithet.
MSNBC suspended Baldwin’s new TV talk show Up Late for two weeks, but National Public Radio declined to touch his radio show Here’s the Thing, which interestingly featured lesbian guest Rosie O’Donnell last Friday. (In a sign that his anger management classes are working, Baldwin lasted the entire hour without calling O’Donnell a “c*rpet-m*nching m*ff d*ver.”)
Nor did Capitol One alter its lucrative, long-running credit card contract with Baldwin. The wink-wink pass Baldwin has been getting from these outlets is much more lenient treatment than Michele Bachmann or Rick Santorum got from their Wall Street backers and corporate sponsors when they referred to gays as “sinful f*gs.” No, wait—nothing in the second half of that sentence is true.
Baldwin’s tirade followed another incident several months ago in which he called a reporter a “toxic little queen” and a “f**ing little b*tch,” and added, “If [sic] put my foot up your f*cking *ss, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much”—comments for which he similarly received no sanction from his socially conscious business partners and no material disapprobation from Hollywood.
Self-described “radical f*g activist” and perverted sex columnist Dan Savage defended Baldwin by saying that he supports someone who advocates for gay rights and uses anti-gay slurs over someone who opposes them and speaks respectfully of gays.
Is that our choice? In that case, Savage must be wild about Andrew Breitbart, a vocal supporter of gay Republican group GOProud who never insulted gays; or the libertarian site Reason.com, which has supported gay marriage since the 1960s and been respectful to gays since then.
Savage must also adore the following commentators and politicos who have expressed support for same-sex marriage and never disparaged gays: Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Megyn Kelly, Dick Cheney, Laura and Barbara Bush, Cindy and Meghan McCain, Arnold Schwarzenegger, S. E. Cupp, Margaret Hoover, and Ted Olsen, to name a few.
You’d think so, but not if Savage feels the same as fellow liberal Baldwin, who followed up his pseudo-apology with a tweet complaining about “libertarian trash” who defend gay rights.
Also, Savage frequently uses the term “teabagger” to refer to Tea Party members. (It’s ironic that gay men on the left find it a high insult to accuse political opponents of sodomy.) So based on his record, Savage not only prefers those who use anti-gay slurs and support liberal causes to conservatives who respect gays, he also prefers those who use anti-gay slurs and support liberal causes to those who don’t use anti-gay slurs and support liberal causes.
Meanwhile, serial suicide tweeter Cher demonstrated her feminist credentials and deep respect for women by labeling Sarah Palin “The ‘C’Word,… [the] DUMB C WORD”. (The grammar- and punctuation-challenged Cher is also irony-challenged.) At least she’s graduated from her suggestion last month that we engage in wholesale slaughter of Republicans: “WE R NOT HOSTAGES.If UR REPUBLIC IS FREAKING THE WHOLE WORLD OUT,MAYBE WE SHOULD DEEP 6 THEIR WEAK A**’S (sic),”.
Oprah Winfrey joined in the fun by advocating the genocide of seniors who predicted Obamacare would fail. In an interview with the BBC, Winfrey offered the staggeringly original point that criticism of Obama and his health care bill is based on… racism! She sputtered, “It’s the kind of thing no one ever says, but everybody’s thinking”—which is hilarious, because liberals have been saying it nonstop since before Obama was elected. She added her own original twist that the country won’t heal until millions of old people drop dead.
Politico reporter Ian Murphy weighed in with an editorial reprinted from 2008 titled “F*ck the Troops,” in which he wrote, “So, 4000 rubes are dead. Cry me the Tigris. Another 30,000 have been seriously wounded. Boo f*cking hoo. They got what they asked for… The nearly two-thirds of us who know this war is bullsh*t need to stop s*cking off the troops. They get enough action raping female soldiers and sodomizing Iraqi detainees [asterisks added].”
But it was Martin Bashir who took the cake when he described cruel punishments invented by a 19th-century Jamaican slaveholder involving defecation and urination, then suggested of Sarah Palin, “[I]f anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, she would be the outstanding candidate.” (Bashir really needs to stop revealing his twisted sexual fantasies to the public.)
What’s galling about this recent spate of liberal foul-mouthed invective isn’t that conservatives say these things too, but only we get blamed for them. It’s that we don’t say these things, and we get blamed for them. We don’t even want to say these things. That’s not how conservatives operate.
The left accusing the right of foul-mouthed, uncivil discourse is the DSM definition of “projection.” Liberals feel guilty about their filthy slander and degraded standards, then hunt for remote signs of them in conservatives to assuage their guilt.
Liberals’ M.O. is to ferociously jump on the slightest conservative slip of the tongue, all in order to distract attention from the bile they can’t stop their out-of-control egos from spewing.
- Exclusive Letter – Palin PAC to MSNBC: When Will Bashir Be Disciplined? (breitbart.com)
- WATCH: Anderson Cooper Doesn’t Buy Alec Baldwin’s Ignorance (advocate.com)
- Anderson Cooper, Andrew Sullivan Tear Baldwin Apart: If He Used N-Word, ‘He’d Be Over!’ (mediaite.com)
- Martin Bashir Apologizes to Sarah Palin for Vile Slur: My Words ‘Brought Shame’ (mediabistro.com)
- Anderson Cooper: Alec Baldwin is lying about his homophobic slur (salon.com)