Conservatives Want You to Stop Attacking Their Women:
You know, it's adorable whenever conservatives claim sexism and racism when angry liberals respond to right-wingers who advocate actual sexist and racist policies. Because no matter how much name-calling a hacked-off Keith Olbermann might engage in, it's a piss drop in a bucket filled with the diarrhea of misogyny shot out of the mouths of conservatives.
So Michelle Malkin mentions an article from the right-wing "watchdog," the Culture and Media Institute (motto: "No, I've never heard of the Culture and Media Institute either"), which celebrates Women's History Month by listing "The Ten Most Disgusting Attacks on Conservative Women."
Strangely, most of the attacks are against Michelle Malkin, including a Playboy article where she is listed as hate-fuckable, a Matt Taibbi blog post that envisions her with balls in her mouth for supporting tea baggers, a Bonnie Erbe blog post that scolds the Playboy article with the exception of Malkin's inclusion, Olbermann's description of Malkin as "a big mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it," and a tweet from Antonia Zerbisias of the Toronto Star implying that Dick Cheney should shoot Malkin. If you're keeping track, it's pretty much a list of how much people hate Michelle Malkin, although Sarah Palin and others are mentioned. The article calls to task media figures who have referred to Liz Cheney as "Daddy's girl" and the like, as well as those who call Palin "Barbie." Sexist? Sure. Disgusting? Not so much. And, as mentioned, it includes blogs and tweets, which means that, at best, a few thousand people read most of them, and insults from comedians, which is a strange road to go down. (Comments about Ann Coulter are absent in this list of attacks on women. Make your own conclusions.)
Truly, this is amateur hour when it comes to digging up misogyny. Other than Olbermann, there's not a single person of any real influence at all there. And if calling Dick Cheney's daughter a "little girl" is the best you can do to try to discredit the left, then you've failed. For no one gets all misogynistic like right wingers who are pissed that women have any power. Shit, you could come up with a top ten of just Rush Limbaugh shooting air out of his blowhole. You could come up with a disgusting list based on mainstream media people talking about Nancy Pelosi; fuck, you could put together encyclopedias of examples of hating on Hillary Clinton.
Here's just a few, and it's not from blog posts or tweets, but from assholes who are revered and respected by conservatives and who spout their hatred to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people at once, all from 2009:
Rush Limbaugh: If Nancy Pelosi "wants fewer births, I have the way to do this and it won't require any contraception: You simply put pictures of Nancy Pelosi ... in every cheap motel room. ... That will keep birthrates down because that picture will keep a lot of things down." This is not to mention the repeated mentions of Pelosi as a "ditz" and alleging that she has had botox injections.
Limbaugh: Hillary Clinton wasn't let into Marines because "they didn't have uniforms or boots big enough to fit that butt and those ankles."
G. Gordon Liddy on Sonia Sotomayor: "Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when she’s menstruating or something, or just before she’s going to menstruate."
Glenn Beck in a mock conversation with Nancy Pelosi: "By the way, I put poison in your" wine. (Beck has a creepy thing about drugging people. He had previously suggested that Dennis Kucinich must have roofied Elizabeth in order to have sex with her.)
Remember: this is the mainstream shit. From people that are seen as legitimate political commentators. This doesn't even touch on blogs or Twitter feeds or Ann Coulter. It's absurd to even dare to compare attacks on right-wing women to the attacks on those from the left or, really, center. Sure, we're a bit more creative, but, in terms of sheer, sustained, vicious misogyny? It's like comparing a rat fart to a tornado.
(Note regarding the news of the day: The Rude Pundit wants to wait until Obama actually caves on military tribunals before he writes about Obama caving on military tribunals.)