Last Friday, the Daily Caller ran a piece on Mike Tyson’s recent heinous ESPN remarks on Sarah Palin, and the story sparked a massive row amongst conservatives.No, Dana, Mike Tyson is NOT a "progressive." And Mediaite's Tommy Christopher rebuts her dubious lie. And as GinaLou (no relation to Teahadist fraud "Dr." Gina Loudon) said on twitter:
Correction: were this a conservative saying the same about a progressive female, the “equal rights” fellows-in-ideology would selectively invoke their chivalry and take a stand against the remarks. As it is, progressive males (and females) routinely sanction such language against conservative women. We could go over the reasons why, but feigning interest in the psyche of the male progressive is above my pay grade.
I think it’s absolutely newsworthy that a progressive male — a wife-beating convicted rapist — worshipped by Hollywood and prevalent in pop culture, advocated for rape against Sarah Palin on ESPN radio. As I write this, Tyson’s name is trending on Twitter because he is taking part in Charlie Sheen’s roast. He has cameos in big Hollywood films. His remarks were accepted by society. I don’t think this should have been reported as a dry news story, but rather in an editorial with the headline: CONVICTED RAPIST HASN’T CHANGED: TYSON ADVOCATES FOR PALIN RAPE?–a slam dunk editorial excoriating an individual and the society that idolizes women-violators and shuns conservatives who believe women should be treated better.
What almost everyone has missed is that Tyson’s remarks weren’t made on some obscure radio show. They were made on ESPN. My teenage male cousin heard this. ESPN’s jocks laughed and encouraged a nine-minute-plus diatribe by Tyson, wherein he made obscene remarks about rape and Sarah Palin. They laughed and supported it.
No one has called out ESPN or their Las Vegas affiliate on which the show aired because everyone is too busy arguing over a bad editorial call. This story was driven in the wrong direction by reaction and the focus removed from the actual victim, a woman who progressives routinely target with hatred and violence. It does Palin a disservice to use a verbal attack made on her by a rapist as a way to drive traffic, or to settle personal or political scores.
I bet most of those sports talkers who have a history of sexism are the ones that skew conservative.
@DLoesch The comments are repulsive and reprehensible but they're sadly par for the course on sports radio.
In her lie-filled Big Journalism column today, she baselessly accuses ESPN of having double standards:
That, my friends, is just Loesch being a senile liar. She previously accused ESPN of "being in the tank for Obama and the Democratic Party." Baloney! Methinks she may be race-baiting as well.
I’ve written before of ESPN’s enforcement of policy concerning political speech. I’m sure you’ll be shocked to know that the selective condemnation extends to radio commentary as well. Don’t everyone gasp at once.
We remember how Rush Limbaugh had to resign from ESPN over a remark about Donovan McNabb that progressives insisted was racist.Compare this to Mike Tyson’s recent appearance on ESPN’s Las Vegas affiliate. The show’s (called “Gridlock”) hosts, Mitch Moss, Seat Williams, and Pauly Howard laughed hysterically at Tyson’s remarks on air and on Twitter.
“You want her to be with somebody like Rodman, jigging up in there [inaudible] push her guts up in the back of her head, right?”
Just imagine Palin with a big ol’ black stallion, rippin’ just rippin. Everybody gotta get that out of their system …”
“She met the wombshifter.”
“I wonder what Palin would [inaudible] a poor black man on the street needs some assistance … I know she’d give Obama some love … I’m sorry! I’m not sorry!”
ESPN allows this on their affiliate and all of the conservatives with their Daily Caller Day of Rage are now curiously silent about ESPN. This was done on an ESPN station, which is worse than a website reporting it, yet crickets. It causes further suspicions; I wondered aloud in yesterday’s post whether some were just exploiting this as a way to settle a score with Tucker Carlson. They’re making me believe that they are by not calling out the entity that facilitated this story in the first place.
By the way, look at what occurred on Twitter last night as a result of the ESPN/Tyson episode:
And to certain conservatives: will you call out ESPN with equal or greater fervor?
Speaking of violence, Loesch's boss Andrew Breitbart advocates for a civil war, and claims that the "military will back the teabaggers up." Guess who's advocating violence now?
Conservative media provocateur Andrew Breitbart, speaking to a Tea Party crowd of over 60 people in Lexington, Ma. on Friday, got a little bit carried away with his own patter. He told the crowd that he sometimes thinks to himself, “Fire the first shot” in a hypothetical civil war with liberals, explaining that “We outnumber them in this country, and we have the guns.”
Although Brietbart told the crowd “I’m not kidding,” in response to their laughter, he probably was kidding, and probably shouldn’t have been.
Speaking to the $45 a head crowd at the presumptuously named “The Ampitheater” in Lexington, Breitbart was asked about this past weekend’s “Days of Rage” protest against Wall Street. “Bring ‘em on!” he responded, before launching into his civil war hypothetical:
“I must say, in my non-strategic… ‘cuz I’m under attack all the time, if you see it on Twitter. The (unclear) call me gay, it’s just, they’re vicious, there are death threats, and everything. And so, there are times where I’m not thinking as clearly as I should, and in those unclear moments, I always think to myself, ‘Fire the first shot.’
Bring it on. Because I know who’s on our side. They can only win a rhetorical and propaganda war. They cannot win. We outnumber them in this country, and we have the guns. (laughter) I’m not kidding. They talk a mean game, but they will not cross that line because they know what they’re dealing with.
And I have people who come up to me in the military, major named people in the military, who grab me and they go, ‘Thank you for what you’re doing, we’ve got your back.’
They understand that. These are the unspoken things we know, they know. They know who’s on their side, they’ve got Janeane Garofalo, we are freaked out by that. When push comes to shove, they know who’s on our side. They are the bullies on the playground, and they’re starting to realize, what if we were to fight back, what if we were to slap back?
The crowd lapped it up (predictably enough given the recent conservative shift toward butch, overcompensating posturing), and Breitbart, clearly caught up in his riff, eagerly piled on seconds. He’s the Miles Davis of right-wing guano, but he hit a few irredeemably sour notes here.
Although Breitbart frames his rant in terms of the death threats he receives, and is clearly working the crowd for laughs, saying that he thinks “Fire the first shot,” because conservatives have all of the guns crosses the line from harsh rhetoric into irresponsible speech. Unlike the recent brouhaha over union leader James Hoffa’s fiery voter-encouragement comments, Breitbart goes on to clarify that he is not speaking metaphorically about voting, but rather, a literal civil war.
If you think that Liberals/Progressives go around and advocate violence and rape, you are sorely mistaken, buddy! Generally speaking, it's the right-wingers that do this, not the left! And members of the Breitbart/Loesch Axis of Evil have a long history of advocating violence against Liberals/Democrats/Progressives.