At The American Scene, Conor Friedersdorf transcribes this absolutely appalling exchange between conservative talk radio host Mark Levin and a female caller, who was gently defending Obama's Guantanamo policy:

MARK LEVIN: Answer me this, are you a married woman? Yes or no?


MARK LEVIN: Well I don’t know why your husband doesn’t put a gun to his temple. Get the hell out of here.

Friedersdorf writes: "That isn’t merely beneath a gentleman. It is the kind of thing that a decent man doesn’t say to a woman, under any circumstances." Actually, this is outright misogyny -- hatred of women.

And this isn't Levin's first foray into crude sexism. When the military provided Nancy Pelosi with a jet for secure travel between California and Washington, D.C., Levin falsely claimed Pelosi demanded the plane because "she's the first woman speaker. She wants a really, really big one. ... And if she doesn't get it, well then that's sexual discrimination." In fact, Pelosi is second in the line of succession to the presidency. A military escort is routine for any Speaker of the House.

On a separate occasion, Levin said of Pelosi, "You could bounce a dime off her cheeks. The woman has had so many face-lifts." He has referred to Hillary Clinton as "Her Thighness" and to NOW as "the National Organization of Ugly Women."

And they wonder why women are trending left...

--Dana Goldstein

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