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Double Standard; Part 3

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Here is another quote that the MSM and Democrats seem to have missed. This is one from Gloria Feldt, former CEO of Planned Parenthood, made in February, 2012: “It’s time for these men, like Pat Buchanan, Foster Friess, and Rick Santorum to climb back under the prehistoric rock from whence they came. Their beliefs are the detritus of millennia of patriarchy, racism, homophobia, and assorted other oppressions.” Was I again too busy to see/hear/read the reaction? Shame on me for missing the reaction!

That remark by Feldt was made about the firing of Pat Buchanan by MSNBC. About Rush Limbaugh, Feldt said, “No apology is good enough. Rush must go. Period.”

Can we examine the firing of Pat Buchanan? As a reason for firing Buchanan, MSNBC president Phil Griffin proclaimed that Buchanan’s book is unfit for the “national dialogue” despite the fact it was a New York Times bestseller. If Buchanan’s ideas that made it onto the NYT bestseller lists are too dangerous for TV, we should not be surprised that some liberals/progressives believe the radio talk show host with this country’s largest audience should not be heard either. And guess who cried out for Buchanan to be fired? None other than Color of Change co-founder Van Jones, avowed communist and 9/11 truther. Now there is a credible voice. Are Jones’ views mainstream and unimpeachable, fit for the national dialogue?

Again, regarding Griffin’s remarks, no reaction that I remember. I must be living under the prehistoric rock of which Feldt spoke. Or perhaps the MSM is protecting Feldt?

And I seem to remember that Senator Al Franken (D-MN) wrote a book entitled Rush Limbaugh Is a Big, Fat Idiot. I missed the uproar from the MSM and Democrats about that as well. Perhaps I need to get out from under my rock more often.

And all of you commenters who still cling to the notion that Sandra Fluke is/was a private citizen may find this quote by Jacob Laksin and Nichole Hungerford at frontpagemag.com of some interest: “Fluke had willingly inserted herself into the public square to support the Obama administration’s new rule requiring employers to offer health plans that include birth control coverage.”

While Pat Buchanan and Rick Santorum are both public figures, I don’t remember Foster Friess ever being a public” figure. Yet there was quite a reaction by MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell and the MSM about Friess’ remark. Kinda puts a big hole in the public figure argument, doesn’t it? But wait, Friess is a Santorum supporter, so I guess he’s fair game, while Fluke is not.

I’ll keep this simple so that even the BC commenters can understand it: If you don’t like Rush Limbaugh, don’t listen. You have the right not to buy a product or service you don’t wish to buy (except, of course, health insurance, but that’s a subject for another article). If you think his ideas are mistaken, debate and refute them in a way that logical and rational people will find convincing. I have made my argument and provided sources to back it. I await someone/anyone to refute my argument by doing the same. Simply expressing your opinion is not debate. Opinions are like a certain singular part of the human anatomy: everyone has one.

To put the concept another way: the great French thinker Voltaire (pen name ofFrancois Marie Arouet) once said, “I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Can you liberals/progressives extendthe same courtesy to we conservatives?

The bottom line? MSM and Democrat outrage applies only to conservatives.

But that’s just my opinion.

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  • Glenn Contrarian

    Here goes Warren again with nary a clue as to the difference between a public and a private citizen.

    Warren, if you really knew the difference, you wouldn’t decrying media attacks against a former presidential candidate like Pat Buchanan as some kind of excuse for attacking a college student. And “here’s some not-so-private Friess to go with that:

    In 1974, Friess and his wife launched their own investment management firm, Friess Associates, LLC. Although success came slowly in its early years, the firm grew to over $15.7 billion in assets managed. Forbes named the Brandywine Fund, a Friess Associates flagship that boasted an average of 20% annual gains in the 1990s, as one of the decade’s top performers.

    Um, it’s pretty hard to call the owner of a multi-billion-dollar investment firm a “private citizen”, as any political cartoonist will tell you.

  • Glenn Contrarian

    But that’s life in Warren World – billions of dollars is privacy, and a college student speaking her mind means she is open to insult by all.

    Way to go, Warren.

  • http://rwno.limewebs.com Warren Beatty

    Well, Glenn,you certainly did not disappoint. Perhaps you can enlighten us as to how much money a person can earn before he/she passes from a private citizen to a public one.

    Have you ever heard of Pat Skyler? By your definition I can say anything about her.

  • Glenn Contrarian

    Gee, Warren, dunno – has Pat Skyler made hundreds of millions of dollars with her own investment firm, and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to political campaigns – including 40% of ALL donations to a Super PAC supporting one presidential candidate?

    No? Then apparently YOUR assumption about what my definition of what a public citizen is, is NOT the same as MY definition (or most of the media’s definition) what a public citizen is.

    FYI – if you Google Foster Friess, the very first page leaves no doubt as to who you’re looking for. Google has no clue as to which ‘Pat Skyler’ you’re looking for, however.

    But that’s okay, Warren, y’all just go on ahead making things up as you go along now, y’hear?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    Glenn, trying Googling “Pat Hussein Skyler”. That might be the individual he means.

  • http://rwno.limewebs.com Warren Beatty

    Re: comment # 4, Glenn, regarding Pat Skyler, you say, ” Gee, Warren, dunno – has Pat Skyler made hundreds of millions of dollars with her own investment firm, and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to political campaigns – including 40% of ALL donations to a Super PAC supporting one presidential candidate?” To all of the questions you ask: YES

  • Kyle Hunter

    Warren has to be a “slut” writer for Fox News because this article is about as “fair and balanced” as they are.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    Source for your #6, Warren? Because I’m having the same trouble as Glenn in figuring out who the fuck it is you’re talking about.

  • http://jetspolitics.blogspot.com/ Jet Gardner

    6: Dread, you have to remember he’s fixated on Hussein Obama, and since he lives in a Maher bubble, he sees only superpacs that support Obama are unfair, where the superpacs that support Romney, Sanitarium and Gingrich are just honest citizens putting their hard-earned pennies and nickles into a GOP’s campaign.

    A Maher bubble was created by Bill Haher-Facts go in but none come out… sort of like a roach motel.

    Here’s an example

  • http://jetspolitics.blogspot.com/ Jet Gardner
  • Commerce Cowboy

    What was supposed to be the reaction to what Feldt said? That you think it compares to the Rush/Fluke situation is rather bizarre. Please stop undermining the conservative cause with your poor writing.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    Coming soon from Warren: Double Standard: Part 4.

    It’s funny… when Rush made those remarks about Sandra Fluke I don’t remember anyone demanding an apology from Newt Gingrich.