In their March 12 gossip column The Reliable Source, the Washington Post's Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts noted how comedian Louis C.K. on Friday evening canceled his scheduled gig at the Radio & TV Correspondents' Association dinner slated for June 8. Yet in covering the controversy for their article headlined "Too edgy for D.C.'s media," Argetsinger and Roberts tiptoed around the actual words that the liberal comedian used, saying it was "well, about the worst thing you can call a woman."
What's more, the gossip sheet scribes only noted a profane Twitter feed, but failed to note Louis C.K.'s extended tirade on the Opie & Anthony radio program wherein the foul-mouthed comic riffed on Palin's "f**king retard-making c*nt."
Last summer, Louis C.K. issued a half-hearted apology for his foul Twitter tirade, taking back some of what he tweeted but overall defending his comedy by insisting that:
I have said many indefensible things onstage. It’s fucking comedy. Plus, I do believe if she got elected, she’d really Hitler up the place.
Of course, when Hank Williams Jr. made a bad joke about Obama that invoked Hitler, he was summarily canned from ESPN's Monday Night Football, where he's been doing "Are You Ready for Some Football" intros for years. Even if Louis C.K.'s apology were taken on face value, his insistence on violating Godwin's Law should be cause enough for the media to disdain him, that is, if the media had any standards aside from double ones.