Comedian Louis C.K. was originally scheduled to host the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner. He dropped out last month when conservatives, led by Fox News’ Greta van Susteren, called him out for comments made about former Gov. Sarah Palin. Today the association announced a replacement host:
The Radio and Television Correspondents Association has chosen a new, less controversial host for its annual dinner in Washington, D.C.: comedian and “Let’s Make a Deal” host Wayne Brady.
Louis C.K. claims he wasn’t that interested in the hosting gig anyway, saying, “I wasn’t going to stand there and defend something I didn’t really feel like doing anyway.”
All of this happened as a result of blow back over comments made by Rush Limbaugh about Sandra Fluke and a subsequent attempt by Media Matters to target Limbaugh’s advertisers. As Big Hollywood’s John Nolte pointed out, the right felt obligated to point out that liberals, like Louis C.K., Bill Maher and others, frequently attack conservative women using much more offensive terms.
Those attacks by liberals never become news or seem to bother the left at all. President Obama has refused to return to $1 million donation from Maher, even as he lectures Limbaugh about keeping a civil tone.