There was a time in our history when journalism was conscientious. The media had a responsibility to report facts and sensationalizing of a story was left to the likes of scumbags and muckrakers like William Randolph Hearst.
Slowly, though, Hearstian reporting took over. Now you cannot turn on the TV without hearing some knucklehead making a big deal out of something a person “said” with their “mouth.”
The media has its agenda and it is clearly against the likes of conservative freethinkers. Why, just take a look at the Kansas City Star today. Republican congressman Kevin Yoder from the state of Kansas was taken to task for a slight indiscretion.
He went swimming. Naked. In the Sea of Galilee.
It only makes sense that he went skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee. I mean, this is the body of the water that Jesus is said to have walked across. Who wouldn’t want to dip their naked behinds in that?
Like the laissez-faire media is prone to do, though, Yoder was made out to be an evil villain. They treated him like he had done something heinous all because after 10 or 15 beers, he went into a sacred body of water without swimming trunks. He probably did not even PACK swimming trunks. No one is prepared for an impromptu swim in the Middle East.
Yoder was forced to apologize for his skinny dipping:
“The gravity of the situation and the actions I’ve taken are not lost on me, and I feel certainly regret at what has occurred, and I just want to apologize to my constituents for a momentary lapse in judgment.”
Great job, media. The last thing this man needed was to “feel regret.” He is a lawmaker. He should be proceeding about his business with no remorse like the rest of his coworkers in the senate.
Fortunately for Yoder, the liberal media had bigger fish to fry. Who cares about a bit of nude swimming when there is a hotly contested race just across the state line in Missouri?
Early Sunday morning, Representative Todd Akin went on a talk show in St. Louis to promote his run for senate. Once again, though, the media was there with their bear traps of “truth.”
When asked how he felt about women having an abortion after being the victims of rape, Akin thought long and hard. He tapped into the deepest darkest caverns of his brain, reaching into the parts that were rarely ever used and gave America the most honest answer to the question possible:
“It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Of course women can shut down their reproductive system. That is why the birth control market is suffering so heavily these days. Women are just willing their uterus to stay baby-free.
The media jumped all over this. CNN put it on the front page. Every pundit was talking about the nut job in Missouri who does not understand reproduction. Even his own party turned their back with presidential candidate Mitt Romney saying, “Like millions of other Americans, we found (the comments) to be offensive.”
Conservative presidential candidate, my foot!
Naturally, though, the media ignored one key thing when pointing out how inaccurate this medical analysis was: Akin was referring to only cases when there is legitimate rape as opposed to all of those illegitimate rapes that people report about on the news. He did not outline what makes a rape legitimate, but I would imagine the man would have to clearly spell out his intentions. Otherwise, it could just be a misunderstanding by the victim who was forced to unwillingly make love.
It is unbelievable the lengths the media will go to when trying to squelch the voice of the conservative majority. Thankfully, Akin did not take the wimpy way out. While everyone has been calling for him to resign his nomination (I do mean literally everyone), Akin has made it clear that is not going to happen:
“The good people of Missouri nominated me, and I’m not a quitter. To quote my old friend John Paul Jones, I have not yet begun to fight.”
Good for you, Akin. You are truly a patriot and are sure to win once your good friend, American Revolutionary sea-captain John Paul Jones comes to endorse you. Of course, the media will probably find some way to spin that, like saying “It’s not a real endorsement! He’s been dead for 220 years!”
Just like the liberal media. Always trying to use facts to get their point across.
- Romney calls Akin’s comments on rape indefensible (wmur.com)
- Republicans push Akin to quit Senate race over rape comments (news.yahoo.com)
- Todd Akin Backed by Karl Rove (slog.thestranger.com)
- Point-counterpoint: Debating Todd Akin’s future (voices.kansascity.com)
- Republican apologises for naked Galilee swim (nzherald.co.nz)