On Saturday I sat on blogger’s row at CPAC and listened while Steven Crowder gave a short monologue, as he got ready to introduce the next speaker. In his monologue he took a jab at Ashley Judd and the ridiculous way in which she compares issues she disagrees with to rape. His statement went as follows:
By the way in breaking news – Ashley Judd just tweeted that buying Apple products again…is akin to rape….from her iPhone. Rape….now she knows how my brain felt after Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood……..(audience reacts) oh, she said it – what is this obsession with Ashley Judd and rape – it’s pretty unnerving.
The following day The Huffington Post ran an article where they edited down the video of his monologue to only include the last part of his statement. By editing the video this way, they were intentionally trying to making it sound like he was the one making callous statements about rape as opposed to the liberal Ashley Judd comparing a policy or product she dislikes to rape. The reason for his mocking statement stems back to a 2010 speech in which Ashley Judd compared spousal rape to strip mining, but apparently because she’s a liberal woman that makes it okay. Of course, if a conservative calls her out and mocks her for her insane statements, suddenly it is a heartless joke about rape as opposed to a joke about an incompetent liberal woman.
Of course, if it was David Letterman making a statutory rape joke about conservative Sarah Palin’s 14 year old daughter, that’s okay too because Letterman’s a liberal – right?
What is even more disconcerting about the fact that The Huffington Post ran such a story is that when people, more specifically liberal politicians, do make callous statements about rape victims and potential rape victims, they only run the story after public outrage has forced the politician to apologize.
Case in point, recently Colorado Congressman Joe Salazar basically likened women to emotional idiots who couldn’t discern if they were about to be raped or not and shouldn’t be allowed to carry a gun but instead should be given a whistle. The Huffington Post ran the story only after Rep. Salazar issued an apology – not after his initial comments.
Then when a rape victim testified before the Colorado Senate regarding carrying a gun and the safety of potential rape victims where she said:
As I live with the memory weighted with the question of my life, what would have been different if I had been carrying the weapon I was licensed to carry that night, I would like to leave you (the committee) with a question: how does rendering me defenseless protect you against a violent crime?
Colorado Senator Evie Hudak’s response was:
“Thank you for sharing your story,” Hudak said. “Very, very unsettling story. I just want to say that, actually statistics are not on your side even if you had had a gun. You said that you were a martial arts students and yet, I mean, person, experienced in taekwondo, and yet because this individual was so large, was able to overcome you even with your skills and chance are that if you had had a gun then he would have been able to get that from you and possibly use it against you.
So after a liberal Senator insults a rape victim by telling her she had “no idea what she was talking about”, you would certainly think The Huffington Post would have run a story condemning the Senator’s insensitive words. Not so much. In fact, they only ran the story when they were able to include the Senator’s apology in it.
The liberal left’s hypocrisy seems to be running at an all time high right now. However, I guess Steven Crowder should feel honored that they would go to so much trouble to try to destroy his career. Why else would they bother unless he was doing something right and seen as a threat to the liberal establishment’s “cool” factor? Kudos to you Steven Crowder, and keep up the good work.