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By Pittsburgh The Tribune-Review
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Funny, but we can't seem to recall very many instances of the liberal intelligentsia criticizing their own for incendiary comments about anyone or anything.

Even with an apology, a plethora of "progressives" continue to be up in arms over Rush Limbaugh employing the absurd to expose the absurd -- in this case, advocacy for at-whim government suspension of freedom of religion.

Only Kirsten Powers, a Democrat political analyst, had the intellectual honesty to document some of the more putrid remarks of the pundits of the left:

• Ed Schultz, who fancies the term "bimbo," once called talk show host Laura Ingraham a "right-wing slut"

• Keith Olbermann, who said commentator S.E. Cupp should have been aborted, has called Michelle Malkin a "mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick"

• Chris Matthews, in opposing Hillary Clinton's presidential bid against Barack Obama in 2008, called her a "she-devil," "Nurse Ratched" and "witchy"

• Bill Maher's characterizations of Sarah Palin cannot be printed in a family newspaper.

And, of course, Teresa Heinz Kerry was hailed by liberals as some kind of hero when her mouth runneth over.

We guess there are standards and then there are standards. Ahem.

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