Media double standard

Dear Editor:For all the uproar and hullabaloo about Rush Limbaugh's rude comment toward the law "student" who testified before Congress about her embarrassment when she tried to purchase contraception from the pharmacy and discovered, to her dismay, that contraceptives were not included in her health plan, I say, it's all getting old very fast. But before the discussion is over (if it ever is over), I would like to point out the hypocrisy of the liberal left concerning a comment made by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. I suspect that the majority of those reading this right now, have heard nary a peep about it. Kennedy, in criticizing Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) a few days after the Sandra Fluke brouhaha, tweeted, "Speaking of prostitutes, big oil's top call girl Sen. Inhofe..." So, where is the outrage? Where is Kennedy's apology? Where is the media coverage? Where are Whoopie and Barbara? Strangely silent, all of them. I guess it's all good, if the left labels someone a prostitute and a call girl. There is a double standard in our media environment. The politically correct police are working non-stop to limit free speech rights of conservatives while protecting the rights of liberals to insult any conservative. I also seriously doubt that President Obama took the time to call Sen. Inhofe to offer his support after the Kennedy insult as he did with Sandra Fluke. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama thinks Limbaugh's comments were reprehensible. It is unfortunate that Obama was not equally disappointed about Kennedy's personal and crude attack. -- Paula Mayfield, Downey

********** Published: March 15, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 48