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  •  he didn't call her a slut -- it was part of his (0+ / 0-)

    top ten list and the actual quote was

    Slutty Flight Attendant Look
    I'm not fond of the word slut (except when used in the context of the Slutwalks in various cities), and I didn't love this joke he made, but it is far from 1) calling Sarah Palin a slut; and 2) attacking a young woman who testified to Congress on a policy issue (as compared to a political figure who has used her celebrity to make huge amounts of money).

    We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

    by Tamar on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 08:52:38 PM PST

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    •  You're more or less right (0+ / 0-)

      that Letterman apologized. Except that I am extremely doubtful that anyone around here would have accepted any apology from Limbaugh. And except that I watched as various people in the media and on these boards thought it was perfectly OK to refer to Palin in the vilest fashion. One diarist here protested, and got mostly slammed for her trouble.

      My general opinion is that the "home rule" is that the hypocrisy of double standards doesn't carry much weight on DK. My real interest is in seeing civil discourse restored to American political life—a very faint hope. The present highly charged, polarized situation will, IMO, eventually end in implosion.

      •  I'm with you on this. I cringed at some of the (0+ / 0-)

        epithets hurled at Hillary Clinton during the primaries. I was supporting Obama, but when I criticized people here for sexist remarks about Hillary and pointed out that we were lucky to have 2 great candidates, I was accused of being a concern troll.
        I also try to tone down people who say ugly things and use offensive language and sometimes I get support for doing that. I particularly object to sexist language and to names for our opponents that end with "tards." (having had a son who would be called a "retard" by some people, I always feel sick when I see that). Denise Oliver Velez has also criticized the use of that suffix.
        I really wish that we could show a better approach to politics and debate than the right wing. For the most part, I think liberals/progressives are more circumspect. But there are those "on our side" who glory in the use of the most offensive ugliest language and I don't feel they are very good emissaries for what we are advocating.
        I was particularly proud of the students at U.C. Davis for their remarkably effective silent protest of the Chancellor and the recent similarly wonderful protest by women outside the state capitol in Virginia. Not all protests should be silent, of course, but these had a real Ghandi-like feel to them.

        We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

        by Tamar on Sat Mar 03, 2012 at 09:19:47 AM PST

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