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Liberal Hypocrisy On Display Again

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On yesterday’s show, I commented on the heavy-breathing letter signed by a litany of liberal women, demanding that talk show host Mark Belling apologize for indirectly calling the chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board, Marina Dimitrijevic  a "bitch." 
The letter, which was signed by a Who’s Who of Democrat politics (and apparently organized by Dimitrijevic herself), breathed high indignation:
The rhetoric is poisonous; enough is enough. When anyone attacks a female leader with comments related to her gender and not on the merits of the discussion, it is vital for our entire community that this behavior is addressed and changed.
While disagreement and discussion on policy is helpful, resorting to name-calling of female leaders as a way to discount their credibility is unacceptable and poisonous to the political discourse. One of the factors that may keep women from running for and seeking leadership positions is the attacks they receive not because of disagreement but because they are women. We need to encourage healthy debate and discourage attacks on the gender of our leaders."
To the unwary or those with short memories, this would suggest that the signers were genuinely concerned about standards of discourse and about rhetoric that attacked and demeaned women. 
In fact, it was a monument to liberal hypocrisy. As Dan Bice reported [in a section of his story that has apparently been removed by his editors]:
Conservative radio host Charlie Sykes came to Belling's defense on Tuesday morning, noting that many of those criticizing Belling said nothing when liberal talker Sly Sylvester mocked Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch's battle with cancer and suggested she performed sex acts on Milwaukee radio hosts. 
Actually, I didn’t say "many." I said that as far as I knew "not one" of the women who signed the letter had ever said a word about the attacks on Kleefisch, who by any standard is a "female leader," albeit a conservative one...
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