(CNN) – In an interview to air on CNN's "Out Front with Erin Burnett" Thursday at 7 p.m. ET, David Axelrod – a senior adviser to President Barack Obama's campaign – argues that sexist comments made by radio host Rush Limbaugh and comedian Bill Maher are both distasteful but should be understood differently.
Before anyone starts yacking about how poor Rush lost sponsors, blah, blah, blah and how Maher needs to lose his... remember, Maher is on HBO and does not have sponsors to answer to.
You BET they're different. Maher's are far more frequent and far more vile!
I watched that segment & was furious at the lies spewing out of this hack's disgusting mouth. Maher's HBO t.v. show is specifically a politically-based, anti-Conservative, foul-mouthed-anti-Conservative-women-misogynist arm of the now extreme Left-wing radical Democrat Party. Axelrod trying to tell us that we don't see & hear what we have seen and heard for many years is outrageous. Maher & Limbaugh discuss politics, end of sentence. There is no difference between them on that. To say that Maher is just doing stand-up is either an outright lie, or Axelrod is abysmally ignorant about the nature of Real Time with Bill Maher. I can't stand the way this guy never allows facts to get in the way of his twisted garbage.
What a joke.....Fluke, by her own words, admitted to Limbaugh's accusations ($3,000 / year for contraception – not married...hmmm what would you call her – a virtuous woman?). Palin and Bachmann did nothing but run for office and have political opinions different from Maher.
While David paid lip service to these egregious disrespects to women, David demonstrates that he does not have zero tolerance. He tortures his words to try to hide his disdain for his political opponents and gives a pass to his confederates.
It is said that immorality is a resume enhancer to fellow liberals. All conscious people make mistakes from time to time. The difference is what is done next. Limbaugh apologized. Maher and Letterman did not.
Conservatives base their morals upon a defined set of morals, in this country it is predominately the Bible. Liberals base their morals upon moral relativism; that is, the ends justifies the means.
David Alelrod remains true to his liberal principles.
The only difference is that Rush has a larger audience. Rush is an entertainer with a message. So is Bill Maher. If Maher didn't speak to a political audience, why was Axelrod planning to go on? Why do other politicians go on his show?
Man, that was the most insulting "logic" to anyone's common sense that I could ever think of.
Trying to defend one person's ad hoc attack on women vs another attack is seriously deranged. It's like Newt trying to say his affairs were somehow better morally than Clinton's. But this entire phony issue the Democrats are pushing seems like going off the edge of the cliff type extremism.
The Democrats continually lose me everyday, to the point that I will likely vote a straight GOP ticket, as long as Romney comes out of their primary. And no, this is NOT a vote for Republicans, but a vote complete against today's Democrats.
I admit it, I was completely stupid to vote for Obama in 2008.
Ok, first of all, how is Rush the de facto head of the republican party? He has never been elected. He's never worked on a campaign, like Axelrod does. He never spoke at a convention. He's an entertainer...that's it. Bill Maher is out of line and Obama should return the money. End of story.
Gosh, I wonder why he didn't answer the question?
Wow! This story is filled with loads and loads of information! The author must be so proud! Getting answers to the "How?" "What?" "When?" "Who?" and "Why?" questions that every journalist is supposed to answer when they write an article.
So WHY is it different? I'm assuming there is no answer here for that because...there is NO answer for that.
Of course they're different...Maher gave you $1 million. Most people will vigorously defend someone after a bribe of that size.
Of course those comments were different: one was made against a Republican so it's ok.
They are both distasteful but should be understood differently? Like the dog crap and cat crap that you step in should be understood differently? Does that what this obama handler mean?
It is hard to believe that this guy is this dumb! Maher is just a pig looking for a cheap laugh and doesn't care about who he hurts. Yes, the public needs to look at and understand them differently. Maher is NO comedian and is certainly not funny!
What medication did Axelgrease forget now?
Of course they are different, Maher coughed up a mil, and Rush is an opponent.
Yep, that makes perfect sense. Totally different, one was clearly more offensive to liberal women.
You are not fooling us, Mr. Axelrod-The real difference between Bill Maher's comments and Rush Limbaugh's is that Bill Maher gave $1 million to the Obama Super PAC. It's really that simple.....
Obama, Inc. are just as misogynist as they accuse Limbaugh. He refuses to call for his super PAC to turn down Maher's money. Because, basically, they want the money and in their mind, Republican women are fair game for being called the "C" word. Its disgusting and even more disgusting is that the media lets them get away with it. Obama can do no wrong.
The only difference is that Maher's were even more crude and insulting. But that's OK with Axelrod...as long as the victim of the word is only a Republican and the Dems get to pocket $1million for Obama's re-election.
That's one incoherent response Mr. Axelrod.
Oh, of course they are different, afterall, Maher himself explained that he is a comedian who does standup comedy and makes people "laugh hard for 90 minutes" where as Limbaugh is an entertainer who thinks he is funny. Bill Maher is the almtighty arbiter of what is humorous and what is not. You progressives are funny, the way you will bend your backs into a million shapes to justify anything for your cause. Just once I would like to see one stand up like a man and say, "we are hypocritical on this and wrong". Any takers?
Of course they're different. One was made by a conservative and one was made by a liberal. Hateful words are fine coming from a "tolerant" liberal, but never from a conservative.
Yeah, Maher's comments are much worse! And when did he become a comedian? He's about as funny as a toothache. Biden! Now there's a comedian.
Nice teamwork between these two ... when the bum Axelrod forgot one of his talking points, she supplied the 'Fluke is not a public figure and Sarah Palin is .." justification for Maher's obscenities.
As for Axelrod describing Rush Limbaugh as the head of the Republican party and Maher as a stand up comedian, what a pathetic joke ... Maher is VP to John Stewart's de facto head of the Democrat propaganda machine. Their shows and the Huffington Post are where the Left get their news.