A good point. Looking back on the vicious attacks on Sarah Palin and her family, I came across a series of 2010 tweets from one of those dime-a-dozen demons among us, this one in the post-modern guise of a "comedian" known as Louis C.K., real name Louis Szekely.
The tweets, which I missed the first time around, are the vile ravings of a demented person. They are also, in postmodern parlance, "sexist," "offensive" and demeaning -- dehumanizing -- to anyone reading such stupidly obscene invective about an exceptional American woman who is a wife, mother, former governor or Alaska, and former GOP vice presidential candidate.
No, of course, Louis C.K. is not running for president. His filthy remarks about Palin are relevant, however, because of the reaction they elicited from exactly those anti-Trump agents currently working 24/7 to destroy the GOP presidential nominee over lewd comments he made on a hot mic, which, hocus-pocus-style, have conjured up an array of women now charging him with sexual misconduct; re-making him, once and for all time, as anathema, definitively, to *decent* media and political class members everywhere.
Consider the Funny Man's punchlines about Sarah Palin:
"kudos to your dirty hole, you fucking jackoff cunt-face jazzy wonder girl."
"I want to rub my father's cock all over Sarah Palin's fat tits"
"people think that sarah palin is really mean but she has a family of chinese poor people living in her cunt hole. sorry"
Sorry, but "sorry" is not the word. This is psych ward material.
The man would later claim that while tweeting this smut stream he received a warning from a friend coming from a "White House correspondent" who urged him to stop sending out this terrible stuff -- not because it was poisoning the atmosphere, but out of concern for him -- as though he might suffer repercussions.
Here's how that went.
Less than a year later, Louis C.K. received an invitation to the White House. According to Breitbart News, White House logs show that this "comedian" spent five hours in the White House in July 2011, visiting the West Wing with Obama speechwriter Jonathan Favreau. "News" media, however, did not report the visit.
That wasn't all.
In January 2012, he was invited to headline the Radio & Television Correspondents Dinner.
CNN’s Jay McMichael, who chairs the RTCA, is a fan of C.K., calling him “probably the hottest comic right now” and a keen student of just how raunchy he can get.
That was, in part, the point.
“The fact that we got Louis C.K. is just a pretty good thing,” McMichael told POLITICO. “It gives the dinner a bit of an edge, shakes it up a little, which is what we wanted to do. One of our goals was to make it not so stuffy an evening, as opposed to the more traditional, D.C. black-tie events. Louis C.K. fit the bill when it came to that.”
The CNN RTCA chairman is "a fan of C.K."? MSM concern for American womanhood, much?
Certainly not if her politics are out of line. In a superb column this week, Ann Coulter draws on personal experience:
Going way, way, way back to a few weeks ago, the same media gasping in horror at "p*ssy" sure didn't mind my being called a c*nt repeatedly on a Comedy Central broadcast. And when I say "didn't mind," I mean they thought it was awesome.
But saying "p*ssy" 11 years ago is over the line.
Cut the crap, media.
To her singular credit, Greta van Susteren reacted to the prospect of the RTCA appearance by Louis C.K. by writing she would be staying home. Soon, Louis C.K. canceled his appearance, which thus becomes the only speed bump in his gross-out glide path.
In general, the media were much aggrieved over the cancellation, including, I find, among what would several years later become the #NeverTrump Right.
The cess pool is everywhere.