When Rush Limbaugh caused a stir with his comments about feminist activist Sandra Fluke, the media were whipped into a frenzy, with the Big Three broadcast networks devoting 32 stories to the row in two weeks' time. Yet there were a grand total of zero stories devoted to former MSNBC host Martin Bashir expressing on his November 15 program that he would like to see someone defecate into the former Alaska governor's mouth.
"It was 100-fold more serious than anything Rush Limbaugh has ever said about anyone in 30 years on his show. Yet [there were] 32 stories, which is a tsunami, on Rush Limbaugh, nothing, crickets about Martin Bashir," Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell told Fox News host Megyn Kelly on the December 6 edition of The Kelly File. Bozell added that Bashir was symptomatic of "a real misogyny" at MSNBC against conservative women [WATCH video below page break; LISTEN to MP3 audio here]:
When you have got Chris Matthews who will call Michele Bachmann a zombie, who will call Sarah Palin an imbecile, who throw out these kind of insults. The media that believe in tolerance, that give us all these lectures about decency are nowhere to be found, because it's conservative women who are being attacked.
Why wasn't [Bashir] fired the moment he did that? Where's Comcast's apology to Sarah Palin and all their viewers?"
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