Liberal radio host Ed Schultz's May 23rd attack on conservative talker Laura Ingraham as a "slut" was "reprehensible" and "could not have been more vile," NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell told viewers of the May 26 "Hannity."
That said, Bozell added, he should be commended for owning up to his transgression and offering a "man's apology" Wednesday night on his MSNBC "Ed Show" program.
"It seemed real to me" and Ingraham accepted his apology, Fox News host Sean Hannity agreed, but noted a double standard in how media covered this slur compared to Don Imus's "nappy-headed ho's" comment some years ago.
There was a media-created "firestorm" when Imus made that comment, but no media buzz over Schultz's smear, Bozell agreed.
"Where are we right now with this onslaught of personal attacks on conservatives? Where is that firestorm now," the Media Research Center founder asked.