I wish that there was some way to get to her. I wish there was…you know…someone who worked AT Fox News who could…I don’t know…maybe tell Fox News that this sort of hate speech is not acceptable and that that woman should never be put on TV again. Wouldn’t it be great if there was someone who had a child with Down syndrome- someone who’s gone after other people for using the R-Word?
Hey Palin, Where Ya At?
Sarah Palin went all sorts of crazy when Rahm Emanuel used the word- why wouldn’t she now?! Hate speech is hate speech no matter who says it, right?
Well, apparantly not. I highly doubt that Palin will step up and say something to Fox or Ann Coulter about this. Why so hopeless? Because when Rush Limbaugh used the term, she said, “They are kooks, so I agree with Rush Limbaugh,” she said, when read a quote of Limbaugh calling liberal groups “retards.” “Rush Limbaugh was using satire … . I didn’t hear Rush Limbaugh calling a group of people whom he did not agree with ‘f-ing retards,’ and we did know that Rahm Emanuel, as has been reported, did say that. There is a big difference there.”
I feel like if she’s not going to say something to Rush, she won’t say anything to Coulter. And if she, a woman who has a child with Down syndrome herself, a very colleague of Coulter’s at the very same network, won’t stand up and make her voice heard, I don’t know how we can feel like we have a pittbull in this fight. People will continue to watch Coulter on Fox News, and many, many, will ascribe to the things she says and the way she says them. And we’ll all take one collective step back in the fight for our children, our siblings and our friends with disabilities.
So what am I asking? I’m asking for Palin to do what is right here. To prove me wrong. To be the pittbull type she says she is and proclaim loudly that this is not okay- from EITHER party. Words like this need to be erased from the vernacular, and for those who still choose to exerecise their right to free speech in this way, there are consequences.
She said the difference between a hockey mom and a pittbull was lipstick. I wonder what she thinks the difference between a Special Needs Mom and a pittbull is?
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