I’m not a prude.
But I do notice when a line has been crossed.
Here at Left-Wing Institute For Civil Discourse we enjoy pointing out how Lefties constantly cross the line of civil rhetoric and common decency while feigning outrage at much milder forms of incivility from conservatives. We know that Bill Maher likes to push the envelope and throw red meat at his dumb, crude audience – an audience he doesn’t seem to respect – so much so – it’s hardly worth mentioning when Maher or one of his guests targets a conservative woman with sexual slurs.
This discussion on Friday’s HBO airing of “Real Time” crossed the line so far, so egregiously, however, I would be remiss not to have it on file at Moonbattracker.
Noel Sheppard at Newbusters calls it “potentially the most vile political discussion ever aired on national television”.
After former Air America comedian Marc Maron said he wanted to have violent hate sex with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), sex advice columnist Dan Savage said he’d like to do the same to Rick Santorum (video follows with transcript and commentary, extreme vulgarity warning):
And this is what is now acceptable talk about conservatives on national television.
To give you an idea how vile this was, even the perilously liberal Mediaite – run by ex-MSNBCer Dan Abrams – was displeased:
Maher’s panel put together one of the raunchiest segments we’ve seen on his program…and for a show that’s on HBO and has done this, that’s saying something…Even though it was his intention, Maron took things too far for us there: that line was just too reminiscent of this whole thing.
Indeed. For those that have forgotten, Playboy writer Guy Cimbalo in June 2009 published a list of conservative women he’d like to have hate sex with, and got a lot of heat for it.