You may have heard about the political firestorm involving a Republican candidate for the Senate concerning his “legitimate rape” comments. If not, here is a quick summary.
A Republican candidate that no one has heard of was asked about abortion on a local TV station that no one watches this past Sunday. Todd Akin was asked whether he believes abortion is justified in cases of rape and replied that he thought doctors said in cases of a “legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.” But even if she did get pregnant, the rapist should be punished, not the child.
Let’s be clear. No one is defending his remarks. Akin has since said he had misspoken and has apologized. Mitt Romney and entire GOP has condemned his remarks, stripped away all campaign funding and even demanded that he step down from running for Senate.
Would that be a strong enough retaliation to satisfy our supposedly balanced national reporters and news anchors? Of course not! In a media frenzy that some say exposes a deeply-rooted hatred of all conservatives, news shows started labeling all Republicans as anti-women, anti-abortion or even pro-rapist.
If someone was interested in actual facts, they would notice that the farthest Republicans have gone was cutting FEDERAL FUNDING of abortions, mostly affecting Medicare. That normally would be a no-brainer since at least half the country thinks killing babies is bad and don’t feel they should be forced to sponsor it. Despite all the protests from the pro-abortion lobby about “choice”, they always manage to forget to mention that abortions are still done with state funding, medical insurance, charities, out of pocket, etc.
Of course, if the 6672 news articles (so far) on Google News on “Akin” are any indication, liberals aren’t particularly interested in letting little things like “facts” get in the way of a good ol’ Republican’s-War-On-Women smear campaign.
Let us now contrast this media attention to Akin to his opponent, Democrat Claire McCaskill. On March 24, 2010, McCaskill voted specifically to guarantee access to taxpayer-funded Viagra for rapists and child molesters. You can arguably say that she insisted on spending people’s tax money to medically help rapists so that they are physically able to rape again. And if McCaskill was a Republican, that is exactly what CNN, ABC, NBC and your Yahoo! News headlines would be saying.
But what have the headlines been saying instead?
Liberal Media Answer: LOL! What headlines? If we can ignore the Obama’s Adminstration sexual-harassment scandal in the department of Homeland Security, we can ignore this too!
So in summary we have:
1: Someone who apologized after uttering something medically inaccurate on a local TV station about “legitimate rape” and pregnancies and
2: Someone who is proud to have provided the deciding vote for a national law to ensure the right of rapists and child molesters to have all the erectile-dysfunctional medicine they need to potentially harm more women and children.
A reasonable human being would assume the second person would be in the center of a national controversy and denounced as “anti-women”. But as it turns out, since that second person is a liberal, the same reasonable standards don’t apply.
Oh well, no one believes the national liberal media and Democrats are reasonable human beings anyway. 🙂