Progressive radio show host insults short people
Rush Limbaugh was attacked for calling Sandra Fluke a "slut" who argued that women should be provided taxpayer provided birth control. Will Stephanie Miller be treated the same for repeatedly insulting short people?
Today, liberal talk show host Stephanie Miller was conversing with Karl Frisch about the growing calls to boycott the Winter Olympics in Moscow over Putin's government's bias towards gays. The talk digressed into politics. There was speculation that the leading candidates on the GOP side were too "bonkers' to have a credible chance. Mitch Daniel's -- the former governor of Indiana -- came up as a prospect. Miller dismissed him as too "micro," too "short" to have a chance and said he was off the radar screen because he was too short. He was too "mini' to command respect, in her view.
Then Rand Paul's name emerged and Frisch said he was also "small" and short.
Miller than "joked" that the GOP field can become like a "dwarf toss." There were other insults regarding the heights of Daniel and Paul.
Not being a person of tall stature myself, I am sensitive to this sort of "commentary."
But "short people" cannot control their genetic destiny. Sandra Fluke can control her behavior. Miller and company were making fun of people of short stature.
Will Miller apologize for her insults? Will there be any media outrage or criticism?
Would people who are born with physical handicaps be a topic of hilarity? Will people of color be subject to humor based on their skin color?
But, of course, the insults of Miller will be ignored because the objects of her insults are not just "short" people but Republicans.