Thursday, June 06, 2013
Fox And The War on Women
Andrea Tantaros of Fox News gives the usual (for Fox) alien-from-outer-space statement about the appointment of Susan Rice as National Security Advisor:
For those who cannot watch the video, Tantaros states that the Obama administration appoints women as human shields, possibly in the Republican war on women!
Isn't that precious? I never have so much fun with the lefties or the muddy middle.
A war on women would mean that men are used as the human shields. Or possibly children. But not women, because women are that enemy, see?
Whatever. Tantaros implies that to avoid being blamed for waging war against women the Republicans cannot criticize Democratic female politicians at all. Not at all.
I love that, and wish that rule to be immediately applied on this blog. Nobody can criticize Echidne because then you are waging a war against a goddess. Send chocolate or I will be thunderous.
But criticism is a requirement in politics. We have to keep our elected and appointed servants honest and their noses to the grinding wheel, and polite but cogent criticism is the way to go. So yes, Andrea, Republicans can criticize Democratic women in politics.
But if they wish not be viewed as sexist asshats, that criticism should not be about the women's looks,tits, butts or how those women somehow in general exactly replicate the worst aspects of all those billions of people in the group: women. Just keep your criticism on the issues and you will do fine.
Could it be that this is a novel idea in the land of Fox News? That distinguishing between the two types of criticisms is just beyond those folks?
More on Fox News' difficulties with that weird and awkward half of humanity can be found here.