Louis CK Cancels Speech After Conservative Outcry
Greta Van Susteren called for boycott of press dinner
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2012 6:54 AM CST
Louis C.K. arrives at the premiere party for FX's 'Wilfred' and 'Louie' on June 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Comedian Louis CK has pulled out of speaking at the upcoming 68th Radio & Television Correspondents Association dinner, saying that "he just didn't want to do it anymore," reports the Hollywood Reporter. The move came after conservatives balked, most notably Fox News host Greta Van Susteren. She wrote on her blog that she would not attend the event because of CK, calling him a "pig" for previous comments he had made about women and Sarah Palin. (She lists some in her post.)

"It's because he said those things about Sarah Palin that the DC media thought it was OK," said conservative writer Kristinn Taylor, according to Politico. "If he had said those things about Michelle Obama, no way in hell he would've been invited."

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Superabound
Mar 11, 2012 4:34 AM CDT
Heres the difference between Rush Limbaugh and Louis CK (or Bill Maher, for that matter), for people too young or dumb to tell: 1. Rush Limbaugh is a politician, and de facto Chief Docent of the Republican Party, who is deliberately and admittedly using his forum 3 hours a day to directly affect actual written US law and political policy 2. Louis CK is a stand-up comedian Now if anyone would like me to explain to them the difference between Charlie Chaplin and Joseph Goebbels, im more than willing to try.
Fatquah
Mar 11, 2012 1:36 AM CST
Who?
XYandZ
Mar 10, 2012 6:01 PM CST
Can't stand Louis CK or Bill Marher