Stay out of my swear words

george carlin

George, where are you when we need you?

A regular soap opera this is.

Well, I didn’t’ think I’d be writing about MSNBC twice in such a short time span, I mean, I rarely even watch the channel. This, however, is just too much to pass up. I think they might be mental defectives. So Alec Baldwin has lost his TV show on MSNBC because of a gay slur. I’ve never watched his TV show and probably never would have, but it’s over now.  I guess we can still see him in those credit card commercials, unless he loses that gig too.

Apparently he called some paparazzi a “c#$%sucking f@g.”  Ok, so I wasn’t aware the c word was a gay slur. So, I’m all clear on the f@g part, I’m just not clear on the other. The LGBT community has said that the c-word is a gay slur. Have they ever watched “Deadwood?” I mean, it’s a nasty thing to say, but it can’t be defined as a gay slur. It’s not, and just because they say it is doesn’t mean that it is.  I mean, this was one of George Carlin’s original “Seven dirty words you can’t say on television.”  They just can’t go categorizing it for themselves. Actually, in the context that Alec Baldwin used it, I’d think it would more properly be defined as an adjective.

Baldwin is blaming, believe it or not, the “fundamentalist wing of the gay community.” Apparently the outrage is so great that poor Alec Baldwin has lost his TV show. The “fundamentalist wing” Alec? Apparently in between your rage you’ve not been paying attention.

Meanwhile, Martin Bashir, on his TV show suggested that Sarah Palin should get a specific punishment meaning someone should defecate in her mouth. Apparently MSNBC thinks that’s ok. Sure, he apologized, but here’s my point. Alec Baldwin said what he said in a fit of anger (which is kind of typical for him). I don’t want to assume, but we’ve probably all said things in fits of anger that we should have thought better of. I’m not justifying what he said; I’m just saying it was spontaneous.

I believe Martin Bashir, on the other hand, read his comments from a teleprompter.  Even if he didn’t read them from a teleprompter, (which I’m pretty sure he did), they were prepared remarks. They would have been through some type of review process. He would have thought about what he was going to say. So, how do you apologize for something that you prepared, that you had known in advance that you were going to say? Insincerely, that’s how.  Somebody needs to whip this Brit’s ass.

So Baldwin gets fired, Bashir does not, but on the other hand, it’s Sarah Palin; I mean, this might not even be the worst thing that’s been said about Palin. During the campaign with McCain, all manner of slurs and derisions were thrown her way. Letterman slandered her daughter, apologized, then later said the apology wasn’t sincere, that he just said it just so he could continue to say things about Palin. Meanwhile, all those women on MSNBC that are so quick to defend women from any type of derision or slander haven’t said a thing.  You know, because it’s Palin and they hate her.

I suppose this will be a continuing saga. In the meantime, can someone get me a list of politically correct swear words? I wouldn’t want to offend a Ewok or a Wookie or something.

MSNBC, I’m starting to think you’re all a bunch of… ah, never mind.

2 comments on “Stay out of my swear words

  1. JETSR says:

    I am with you Tony. It is increasingly difficult to recognize what is right, wrong, or politically correct in word choice. I think the press is the determining agency so…the inmates are running the asylum!

  2. ricklargesse says:

    I thought Dan Savage’s comments on the whole thing were laudable. Like Carlin always said, words aren’t bad in and of themselves, it’s the context that matters. Professionally-offended people don’t let their thoughts stretch that far. Because they’re cunts.

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