-By Warner Todd Huston
We all know that the Old Media is filled with double standards where it concerns treatment of conservatives and liberals. Last week we found yet another example of the media's penchant to hypocrisy when a talking head on MSNBC used a derogatory term associated with gays yet the entire militant gay establishment and their pals in the Old Media ignored the whole thing. We all know that if a conservative had issued a gay slur like that the tale would have overshadowed every story in the news today.
Last week MSNBC’s left-wing talker Dylan Ratigan had fellow talking head Jimmy Williams on his program to discuss the debt ceiling talks going on in D.C. The discussion turned to head of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist, whom Williams idiotically called a "petty criminal." But what Williams said of the relationship he felt that Norquist and Newt Gingrich had was far worse. (My bold)
One person is controlling the agenda of the United States of America right now and his name is Grover Norquist. Grover Norquist was Newt Gingrich’s butt buddy…
First of all, it is simple-minded, and nothing but foolish demagoguery to seriously posit that Grover Norquist is "controlling the agenda of the United States of America right now." Williams makes himself a clown with such nonsense. But that he goes on to use a gay slur right afterward truly makes of him no one worth taking seriously.
But Silly Jimmy’s veracity is not at issue here. The fact that he can go on national TV and call people "butt buddies" and not a peep about it is heard from the usual suspects in the gay mafia and the Old Media is telling. Were Williams a conservative the din would take weeks to die down. In fact, Williams would probably be fired and his livelihood summarily destroyed.
Of course, it is easy to find conservatives that are attacked for supposed gay slurs. Back in 2007 Ann Coulter was attacked for days for calling John Edwards a "faggot." In 2009 a conservative radio host was fired for talking against gays. And who can forget Sarah Palin's daughter Willow who came under fire for using such language on her Facebook account last year? Naturally, these are just a very few examples of the long knives being pulled out for anyone considered a conservative.
On the other hand, since the Tea Party movement got rolling in 2009 we're constantly subjected to one leftist after another calling them "tea baggers," itself a gay slur. Not one leftist, however, has ever scolded their fellows for using that slur against conservatives. To the contrary they rather revel in using it.
Heck, even as far back as 2007 New Mexico Governor Democrat Bill Richardson uttered a gay slur on a radio program and none of the lefty usual suspects ever called him on it. And just this year a union thug really went wild calling people "faggot" yet the lefty establishment ho-hummed their way to ignoring it all.
As I said at the start, none of this bias and hypocrisy is a surprise. We all know that the left and its handmaidens in the Old Media will give any left of center figure a pass for gay slurs and we also know that the same folks will work themselves up into a lather to wail and gnash teeth if they imagine that a conservative used such language. This is not new behavior, we all know. But, when we see it, we must chronicle it so that we can continue to keep records of it all.