The ladies from ‘The View’ had Ms. Sandra Fluke on the show on March 5th, mostly to discuss the controversy that has arisen because of Rush Limbaugh’s use of the word “slut” to describe Ms. Fluke. On a personal note, I do believe that Limbaugh went way too far with his comments. He knows it too. He even issued an apology to Ms. Fluke. But what struck me about Ms. Fluke’s appearance on ‘The View’ was the complete 180 the ladies on the show have done.
See, in May 2011, MSNBC host Ed Schultz called conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham a “slut”. The response from Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, & Whoopi Goldberg was to laugh it off. They cracked jokes and claimed that Joy Behar called all her girlfriends ‘sluts,’ because she can. It was a joke, a laugh, it didn’t really mean anything horrible.
Fast forward to March 5th’s show. The same women who thought using the word ‘slut’ was such a joke just 10 months ago, now felt that this word was an outrageous attack on women in general.
So, let me get this straight. A Liberal news guy calls a Conservative woman a slut, and it’s all a big joke. A Republican talk show host calls a Liberal woman the same thing, and it’s a grave insult. The hypocrisy. It astounds me.