It's this simple, really. If Rush Limbaugh had said what Randi Rhodes said here, or if Bill O'Reilly had said it, or Ann Coulter had said it, the left would be enraged about it. Media Matters would have video and would be writing letters. Activists from blogs, even those supporting Obama, would be going after sponsors and demanding apologies, and pressuring papers who carry their columns to drop them from the rotation. Just because it's someone who has been "on our side" doesn't mean we can let it pass. We're supposed to hold ourselves to a higher standard than that.

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