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16. More double standard. Republicans have been mocking Democrats about being "P.C." for a long time.
As though being concerned with hurting other people were some kind of foolishness.

But, now that Sarah Palin wants everyone to be P.C., every time she gets offended (or, as with Limbaugh, doesn't get offended) it's news?

Meanwhile, we're at war in at least two countries, which never gets covered, our economy is in the hopper and congress hasn't passed new laws to prevent another bailout. About 50,000 die every year from lack of health care. A snowstorm leaves kids without food because all the food some of them get is from the school cafeteria. Etc.

What the hell is wrong with media in this country?

What the hell is wrong with us that we accept infotainment instead of the kind of news that helps us be citizens?
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  -Sarah Palin Calls Family Guy Joke a "Kick in the Gut" RamboLiberal  Feb-16-10 11:07 AM   #0 
  - palin the hypocrite..call for limpbaugh's firing and  Cha   Feb-16-10 11:10 AM   #1 
  - Exactly! nt  goclark   Feb-16-10 11:27 AM   #20 
  - What's the problem?  Naipes   Feb-16-10 11:36 AM   #24 
  - So?  Cha   Feb-16-10 12:03 PM   #40 
  - But remember, Limbaugh's show is satire, Family Guy isn't.  Kadie   Feb-16-10 12:50 PM   #51 
  - She defended limbaugh's use of the word, said it was only satire.  merh   Feb-17-10 12:42 AM   #91 
  - Isn't it more likely that a "special" child resulted from a father-daughter coupling than from  T Wolf   Feb-16-10 11:10 AM   #2 
  - They have never provided a birth certificate of the child.  LiberalFighter   Feb-16-10 11:14 AM   #9 
  - I still think it was Bristol's and Sarah faked pregnancy to cover up the "shame".  HopeHoops   Feb-16-10 11:37 AM   #26 
  - Maybe he was really born in Kenya.  Dr.Phool   Feb-16-10 11:39 AM   #29 
  - Because its none of our fucking business  jobwithout   Feb-16-10 11:20 PM   #89 
  - NO. It is not likely at all. Down Syndrome is completely unrelated to incest.  katandmoon   Feb-16-10 11:26 AM   #19 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-16-10 12:08 PM   #44 
  - the probability of retardation in offspring is irrelevant  MH1   Feb-16-10 11:43 AM   #31 
  - The show was offensive, but no more so than the typical "Family Guy" episode.  Bette Noir   Feb-16-10 01:52 PM   #64 
  - No, the dad is Levi  tavalon   Feb-16-10 11:44 AM   #32 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-16-10 12:14 PM   #46 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-16-10 12:35 PM   #49 
  - No correlation.  emilyg   Feb-16-10 01:24 PM   #56 
  - ...or brother and sister....  mithnanthy   Feb-16-10 06:25 PM   #79 
  - Thanks for reminding me why I'm coming to DU less and less these days.  AngryOldDem   Feb-17-10 11:09 AM   #101 
  - But if Rush had done it, then it was satire. STFU Palin. I admit  xultar   Feb-16-10 11:11 AM   #3 
  - Enough with the faux outrage, Sarah  catbyte   Feb-16-10 11:11 AM   #4 
  - She watches Family Guy? Cool... ( n/t )  Make7   Feb-16-10 11:11 AM   #5 
  - Saw a pic of the little guy and he is adorable. This was over the line...n/t  monmouth   Feb-16-10 11:12 AM   #6 
  - Which is *further* over the line, monmouth?  Sans Culottes   Feb-16-10 11:59 AM   #38 
  - Seth is under the impression he is always funny. This time it  monmouth   Feb-16-10 01:31 PM   #61 
     - but it was satire! Palin had said satire was ok.  bc3000   Feb-16-10 01:55 PM   #66 
     - The character on the show was female. Trig is a boy.  Arkana   Feb-16-10 03:17 PM   #70 
     - He's not as funny as he used to be, but the show is wildly satirical.  Divine Discontent   Feb-16-10 04:16 PM   #77 
     - The only baby I saw was Stewie.  Sans Culottes   Feb-16-10 06:59 PM   #81 
        - +1000  semillama   Feb-17-10 10:33 AM   #97 
  - Agree 100%.  emilyg   Feb-16-10 01:25 PM   #57 
  - So you're ok that Limbaugh uses the term all the time (I mean Sarah says that's ok)  LynneSin   Feb-17-10 10:35 AM   #98 
  - But it is a cartoon  liberal N proud   Feb-16-10 11:12 AM   #7 
  - Here's the difference  jmowreader   Feb-16-10 03:33 PM   #75 
     - Yup  liberal N proud   Feb-16-10 04:10 PM   #76 
     - Hey Sarah, Take It Up With Your EMPLOYER - FOX  otohara   Feb-17-10 11:12 AM   #102 
  - Bwahahahaha!  superduperfarleft   Feb-16-10 11:14 AM   #8 
  - "My kid has more chromosomes than your kid!"  HiFructosePronSyrup   Feb-16-10 11:14 AM   #10 
  - The Twit manages to keep herself relevant  Roland99   Feb-16-10 11:17 AM   #11 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-16-10 11:18 AM   #12 
  - Palin is a rotten person that deserves more kicks in the gut  NJmaverick   Feb-16-10 11:18 AM   #13 
  - I didn't know pit bulls were so damn whiney  NJmaverick   Feb-16-10 11:29 AM   #22 
  - I'm guessing that messing with Family Guy is worse than messing with Letterman.  tridim   Feb-16-10 11:19 AM   #14 
  - however...  keroro gunsou   Feb-16-10 11:51 AM   #34 
     - Adam West is much more likeable too!  martymar64   Feb-16-10 07:54 PM   #83 
     - I see a future episode.  indy legend   Feb-16-10 10:08 PM   #86 
  - Professional victim, Sarah Palin. nt  onehandle   Feb-16-10 11:21 AM   #15 
  - That's exactly right..1/2 term gov of Alaska..whined  Cha   Feb-16-10 12:07 PM   #42 
  - Drama Queen extraordinaire...  tinrobot   Feb-17-10 10:42 AM   #99 
  - More double standard. Republicans have been mocking Democrats about being "P.C." for a long time.  No Elephants   Feb-16-10 11:25 AM   #16 
  - I missed that same memo...  Moostache   Feb-16-10 01:17 PM   #55 
  - Hearing Sarah Palin's voice is like a kick in the gut.  proudohioan   Feb-16-10 11:26 AM   #17 
  - Awwww call the Waaaaaaahmbulance!!!  Champion Jack   Feb-16-10 11:26 AM   #18 
  - Quick! Somebody tell her about South Park.  Dr.Phool   Feb-16-10 11:28 AM   # 
  - Free publicity for a Fox Network TV show  Kolesar   Feb-16-10 11:28 AM   #21 
  - they're lampooning a caricature  sui generis   Feb-16-10 11:33 AM   #23 
  - She used her family as props  Bluenorthwest   Feb-16-10 11:36 AM   #25 
  - The more she complains, the more Family Guy will push that  johnaries   Feb-16-10 11:37 AM   #27 
  - watch for an episode  Mnpaul   Feb-16-10 12:02 PM   #39 
  - Nice double standard. Rush uses satire but a liberal leaning show is not p.c. enough.  Jennicut   Feb-16-10 11:37 AM   #28 
  - Yes, but it was done SATIRICALLY  Canuckistanian   Feb-16-10 11:40 AM   #30 
  - Sarah's child is mentally challenged...  ThisThreadIsSatire   Feb-16-10 11:51 AM   #33 
  - But if it's satire it's OK, right Sarah? nt  thereismore   Feb-16-10 11:51 AM   #35 
  - Sissy pansy martyr...  David__77   Feb-16-10 11:52 AM   #36 
  - Battle between the two lowest common denominators...  LanternWaste   Feb-16-10 11:54 AM   #37 
  - Tasteless person vs tasteless show: Hobson's choice.  Vidar   Feb-16-10 12:06 PM   #41 
  - I'm assuming  RZM   Feb-16-10 06:06 PM   #78 
     - No, this one  Sentath   Feb-17-10 02:20 PM   #106 
     - Thanks  RZM   Feb-17-10 02:35 PM   #107 
     - Oops. Thanks for the correction.  Vidar   Feb-17-10 07:07 PM   #108 
  - Sarah should STFU  euphoria12leo   Feb-16-10 12:07 PM   #43 
  - I get so tired of her always belly aching about what others say.....  buff2   Feb-16-10 12:13 PM   #45 
  - shut up, quitter  SemperEadem   Feb-16-10 12:19 PM   #47 
  - Wow. Her base must be really messed up by this.  denverbill   Feb-16-10 12:35 PM   #48 
  - GO AWAY, Mrs. First Dude. (n/t)  Guilded Lilly   Feb-16-10 12:35 PM   #50 
  - Maybe she wants us to start referring to it as the "r" word  marshall   Feb-16-10 12:51 PM   #52 
  - S.P. to world: "Pay attention to ME!"  Deep13   Feb-16-10 12:52 PM   #53 
  - Do I perceive a whine?  Xipe Totec   Feb-16-10 01:07 PM   #54 
  - Am I the only one?  Stumbler   Feb-16-10 01:26 PM   #58 
  - If you're not certain - don't post.  emilyg   Feb-16-10 01:29 PM   #60 
  - .  name not needed   Feb-16-10 03:30 PM   #73 
  - Stealing a page from Baby Beck's playbook, eh? (n/t)  WorseBeforeBetter   Feb-16-10 10:14 PM   #87 
  - I guess she's never read this uncyclopedia entry ...  snooper2   Feb-16-10 01:27 PM   #59 
  - Sarah should take it up  Mz Pip   Feb-16-10 01:35 PM   #62 
  - The best way to avoid being offended by "Family Guy"  Bette Noir   Feb-16-10 01:49 PM   #63 
  - ITS A CARTOON SHOW!!!  benld74   Feb-16-10 01:52 PM   #65 
  - Simple Sarah wishes she had gone for the kick in the gut option...  mitchum   Feb-16-10 02:02 PM   #67 
  - Chill out a little, Palin  Vi_Subversa_rules   Feb-16-10 02:26 PM   #68 
  - Don't pick a fight with Seth MacFarlane, Sarah.  Arkana   Feb-16-10 03:16 PM   #69 
  - Bristol, you stupid shit, drop the fucking pretense.  jmowreader   Feb-16-10 03:23 PM   #71 
  - Bristol didn't write that statement any more than her mother writes the ones under her name.  katandmoon   Feb-16-10 03:33 PM   #74 
  - Suddenly Sensitive Sarah?  tonekat   Feb-16-10 03:27 PM   #72 
  - she lost any crediblity on this when she refused to criticize Limbaugh  JI7   Feb-16-10 06:30 PM   #80 
  - making fun of the disabled is WRONG, period.  Odin2005   Feb-16-10 07:40 PM   #82 
  - Yea and "Pallin around with terrorist", is just another hello to  MadMaddie   Feb-16-10 08:53 PM   #84 
  - Fuck "Family Guy" and fuck Palin  Adenoid_Hynkel   Feb-16-10 09:17 PM   #85 
  - Unfortunately Trig will need to get used to those kicks in the gut  marshall   Feb-16-10 10:43 PM   #88 
  - that's a bad message....  Green_Lantern   Feb-19-10 10:53 AM   #110 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-16-10 11:24 PM   #90 
  - Family guy is crass.  meowomon   Feb-17-10 04:48 AM   #92 
  - Fuck you, Sarah Palin. It's satire, so it's okay. Like when Limbaugh did it. n/t  Ian David   Feb-17-10 07:44 AM   #93 
  - She just howled to Hannity about the Teabagger's 1st amendment rights...  ehrnst   Feb-17-10 09:00 AM   #94 
  - In search of votes so early in the game  classysassy   Feb-17-10 10:05 AM   #95 
  - She's a publicity whore. She's using the kids for political postering.  superconnected   Feb-17-10 10:59 AM   #100 
  - Just turn off the television or change channels.  hamsterjill   Feb-17-10 10:26 AM   #96 
  - Topic should read: Anti-pc crowd mad that tv show mocking America is not pc. EOM  superconnected   Feb-17-10 11:25 AM   #103 
  - They should put her on and  EvilAL   Feb-17-10 11:26 AM   #104 
  - why is Bristol making a statement on the issue?  maxsolomon   Feb-17-10 01:06 PM   #105 
  - A difficult situation.  Steerpike   Feb-18-10 08:34 AM   #109 
 

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