But there's an enormous, deliberate, daily oversight by most of these pro-Obama journalists. They are choosing to ignore the vicious way liberal talk show hosts and comedians talk about women -- and not just conservative women -- on a regular basis. Many of them come from NBC and MSNBC.
Take Ed Schultz in 2009 trashing Sen. Joe Lieberman's wife for lobbying for health insurers: "Does the word 'whore' apply?" Try to find a single media outlet that considered that newsworthy.
Schultz can also dismiss grown women as "little girls." In September 2010, he sneered "There's a couple of gals who've been riding the wave of crazy that's been sweeping the nation's right-wingers: Shooter's little girl, Liz Cheney, has been hitting the lecture circuit, parroting daddy's fear-mongering rhetoric." Liz Cheney holds a law degree from the University of Chicago and served as a deputy assistant secretary of state. That's more of a hotshot resume than Big Ed will ever have. No one in the "objective" media made that a national outrage.
Yes, Schultz did get a week off from MSNBC for calling Laura Ingraham a "slut" and a "talk slut" on his radio show. But try to find any of the networks reporting on that or suggesting it would hurt Democrats with women voters. It came and went without the networks talking about it. But the same media outlets wage war on Limbaugh with the assumption that he is somehow the de facto chairman of the Republican National Committee.
On MSNBC in October 2010, Keith Olbermann unloaded a bag of hatred on blogger and columnist Michelle Malkin because he believed she threatened a woman who posted a video of school kids singing their praises to President Barack Obama. "She received death threats and hate-filled voicemails all thanks to the total mindless, morally bankrupt, knee-jerk fascistic hatred, without with Michelle Malkin would just be a big mashed-up bag of meat with lipstick on it." Who in the news media flagged that attack and tried to make it issue? No one.
Before he disappeared from MSNBC to join Dan Rather on one of those tiny unwatched channels, Olbermann also trashed the conservative author S.E. Cupp on Twitter in April 2011 as someone who should have been aborted: "On so many levels she's a perfect demonstration of the necessity of the work Planned Parenthood does." Anyone remember the media firestorm that followed? Nope.