So what do you think - Is There Hypocrisy in Verbal Intimidation?
Rush Limbaugh set off a controversy recently over his remarks about Georgetown Student Sandra Fluke. Now people are drawing parallels to Bill Maher's remarks about Sarah Palin and her daughter. What do you think?
On Sunday, The Washington Post asked if conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has had his "Imus moment." The backlash continues to grow against Limbaugh in the wake of his verbal attack on Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, who spoke at a Democratic panel in support of insurance coverage for birth-control costs.
But others are now drawing parallels to comments made by comedian Bill Maher about Sarah Palin and her daughters. Even well-known Democratic commentator Kirsten Powers said there is a double standard. While some on the left pushed for a boycott of advertisers that don't drop Limbaugh's radio talk show, others on the right are now calling for President Barack Obama to return or refuse any money obtained by fundraisers headlined by Maher.
President Barack Obama threw himself in the mix by calling Fluke personally. Limbaugh has apologized and others are now calling for Maher to apologize. While he hasn't done so, he has come out in defense of Limbaugh, saying this is a free speech issue. People are also saying Obama should call Palin as he did Fluke - she too has been a victim of verbal intimidation.
What do you think? Is this a double standard? Should Limbaugh be fired or his advertisers boycotted? On the other hand, should the president give back any money raised with the help of Bill Maher?