As anyone knows who’s watched much of Fox News lately, the network has very recently discovered sexism as a political cause and has decided to pretend to care about it. Their grasp on what sexism actually means is quite sketchy, but they’ve still been right out in the middle of the street ready to fight it with broken beer bottles if they think it will give them a political high horse in this election. This means that any criticism of Sarah Palin, no matter how far removed from gender, is automatically “sexist” just because she’s a woman.
One of the things they don’t seem to grasp, though, is that sexsim is not defined as “attacks on Sarah Palin,” but also includes other women as well – even women that conservatives don’t like.
I was watching a Fox News show called “Red Eye” tonight. If you’ve never seen it, you haven’t missed anything. It’s one of the worst shows you’ll find on television. It’s supposed to be a political comedy show, I think. It’s always on at ungodly hours, is hosted by an unbelievable tool named Greg Gutfeld. If you click on the link and instantly feel an urge to punch him in the face when you see his picture, you’re not alone. He is hands down one of the most obnoxious personalities anywhere on television. I defy anyone to watch him for more than ten minutes without wanting to karate chop him in the throat.
Anyway, the show waants to be a right wing Daily Show, I think. It’s got a panel of the most unfunny comics you’ll ever see making witless, right wing jokes about liberals.
So tonight, I’m flipping around, and I land on this coaxial cow pie, and morbid curiosity compels me to watch. They’re all complaining about poor Sarah’s yahoo account getting hacked, and from there they somehow get into some kind of jokes about nude pictures of Hillary on the internet, a couple of the guests make crude jokes, and one of them says 'I wonder why those didn’t get spread around more," and the alpha tool, Gutfeld says, “They thought she was a baby elephant.” [yuk yuk yuk]
Now imagine if someone at MSNBC or TDS had made that joke about Palin. It would be the outrage of the week on Fox News and the whole right wing radio/internet echo chamber in general.
Hillary is still fair game, though. It’s not sexist and despicable if it’s about Hillary.
Fucking fraudulent, disingenuous, hypocritical assholes. If you’re going to pretend to be offended by sexism, at least pretend to be offended by ALL of it.