Earlier today, Van Susteren announced on her blog that she will not be attending the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner hosted in DC every year. This dinner is being headlined by liberal comedian Louis C.K. who has said a number of offensive statements about Sarah Palin and other women that are far in excess of anything ever said by Rush Limbaugh on the air. Update below: C.K. has pulled out of the dinner
"Another pig….and a media association has hired the pig, Louis C.K., to be their headliner for the big media dinner? Really?" Van Susteren wrote. Full blog post is quoted below the break:
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.
It really is astonishing but unsurprising that the liberal media has hired this guy to entertain itself. Obviously, any right-leaning comedian who had made such remarks would never have been given this prime gig.
Kudos to Van Susteren for being a rare voice of consistency in the media with respect to left-wing comedians and talk show hosts.
Update 17:58. Louis C.K. has withdrawn from the dinner. He was not dismissed by the association. Hat tip: NBer Rush Fan. Note: The headline has been changed on this piece from its original which highlighted only the Van Susteren criticism.
Update 23:11. Van Susteren's action likely came in response to a letter she received from NB publisher Brent Bozell. Read his reaction to the whole thing right here.