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Friday, March 9, 2012

War On And In The Media

Cynthia Ruccia

Perhaps the dam has finally burst!! I just received this communication from Greta Van Susteren's Gretawire blog. It's a boycott request of the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Annual Dinner for having hired a headliner, Louis C.K.  whose sexist utterances have been worse than Rush, Maher and all the others combined. Please send these comments on anywhere you post or email or comment. We may have the media on the ropes........

UPDATE: Louis C.K. has withdrawn from performing at this dinner. Kudos to everyone who put the pressure on!! He said that "he just didn't want to do it." Poor baby......

Here's the link to Gretawire!
And here is the link to the Radio and Television Correspondents Association facebook page.

I refuse to go to the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner – no one should go

Another pig….and a media association has hired the pig, Louis C.K., to be their headliner for the big media dinner?  Really?  I am not going.  I refuse to go.  Everyone in the media should join me in this boycott.

The headliner of this year’s Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner is “comedian” Louis C.K. Comedian?  I don’t think so.  Pig? yes.

He uses filthy language about women…..yes, the C word…and yes, even to describe a woman candidate for Vice President of the United States.   It isn’t just Governor Palin he denigrates.  He denigrates all women and looks to the crowd to laugh.

I refuse to show any support for this guy or for the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner Committee who hired him.  I think the organization that hired him is just as bad as he is.  It is no secret that he denigrates women.

Here is a sample of what he said about Governor Sarah Palin and you tell me whether any member of the media should sit in the crowd while he speaks to them:
Louis C.K. says of Palin: “her f*** retard making c***” and “the baby that just came out of her f**** disgusting c***.”
 To Palin: just “stick your t** in its mouth and shut up.”    
And here is more:  ”…her f***** retard making c****” 
Need more to convince you?  Here is what he says on twitter:
“I want to rub my father’s c*** all over Sarah Palin’s fat t***” 
By the way, there is more, lots more.

I hope all the other women and men in the media join me in not going.

I also hope everyone has the courage to stand up to this.


  1. alot going on! This Louis C.K. is really a piece of work. And these are the same correspondent's who have been running with the Rush story? Is there a word for beyond hypocrisy?

  2. I'm sending this on to everyone I know. Hope everyone else does the same. you can also leave a comment on the RTCA facebook page


  3. Thank you, Cynthia, for posting this! I'm sending it to all of my friends.
    Go Greta!!

  4. Bravo, Greta! Lets see who has the balls to join her boycott.

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  6. Cynthia, I am so impressed with Greta. Good for her for standing up for WOMEN. It's abt time we had someone like her really walk the walk. She's amazing.

    Thanks for this!

  7. Geez - I thought that switching to WordPress would put my usual handle up - sorry (rabblerouserruminations is me).

  8. Hey Rabble----good to hear your voice over here!!

  9. Hope all decent people refuse to attend. No one should sanction trash talk like that. What were they thinking???

  10. Go Gretta! The fact that this guy would even be considered for the dinner is a symptom of how pervasive the problem is. But maybe we are reaching a tipping point.

  11. Hey, check this out -- he's withdrawn:

  12. Thanks anonymous!!!! Wow!! That didn't take long!! Maybe we've gotten the upper hand this time, but lets see if it lasts. This victory feels so good.......

  13. Go Gretta- Its about time we get some respect for sall women!

  14. Gretta and gender solidarity has trumped Rush. We are almost home!

  15. This sounds fantastically encouraging...

    Forgive me, I have not been following this...
    What was Greta stance with the Rush situation??

    1. Tonia,
      She has addressed it in many posts on Gretawire but this snip from a recent post sums it up.

      Can we get something straight? I am not defending anyone. I think – and have said – the use of the word “slut” by Rush Limbaugh is boorish. I said the SAME thing about MS/NBC’s Ed Schultz use of the word “slut.” Incidentally both men now agree.

      I also said – about BOTH of them (look back on GretaWire) – that they apologized. Apologies are important. Accept and move on. Of course if the person is a repeat offender, that changes everything.

      The denigration of women (or anyone) is wrong regardless of your political views.

      Sometimes when offenders get called out by others and publicly, they change and they become even more aware and become better champions themselves of fairness and goodness towards others.

  16. Now women in and out of the media need to go after serial misogynist pig Bill Maher.

    A pig is a pig is a pig no matter which party he is from or supports. Liberal Media is all over Mitt Romney for not castigating Rush Limbaugh over his words.

    They don't seem to have a problem with Obama not only not condemning Bill Maher but for taking a million dollars from him for his re-election. Serial hypocrisy is nurtured in both politics and media. And all too many women, in the name of politics and ideology, enable it!