Rush Limbaugh got in trouble last week when he said a Georgetown activist dressed like a "slutty flight attendant" and said that during a ballgame, her 14-year-old daughter "was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez."
Oh wait. That was what David Letterman said of Sarah Palin in June 2009.
Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke, past president of the Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice, a "slut." Fluke testified at a congressional hearing that the student health plan at the Jesuit school should pay for birth control.
Both men were wrong. Both men deserved public rebukes. Both men apologized.
Only one man faces a very ugly and well-coordinated attempt to end his career as a broadcaster.
Media Matters For America, funded in part by billionaire George Soros, and other groups targeted Limbaugh years ago , and monitor his daily show for any small utterance.
Lefties seized on his error as an excuse to pressure advertisers to drop him, a campaign that was ready at the slightest slip of the tongue.
The left honed its skills by chasing Glenn Beck off the airwaves at Fox News.
Limbaugh knows this and usually is careful, but in this case, Limbaugh went on and on.
He should have known better.
When liberal MSNBC talker Ed Schultz called conservative talker Laura Ingraham a slut, the network suspended him for a few days.
Calling women sluts is wrong, but is protected by the Constitution.
In all three cases, the women entered the political arena. Maybe Letterman, Limbaugh and Schultz share some sort of fear of powerful women.