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Breitbart Editor Dana Loesch Is (Of Course) Defending Akin On Rape Comment

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The Internets are aghast after Republican Congressman Todd Akin told a Fox reporter that women who are victims of “legitimate rape” rarely if ever get pregnant because their bodies automagically just “shut down” those pregnancies — so there’s no point in even discussing abortion in cases of rape.

Fortunately, for Rep. Akin — who’s running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Senator Claire McCaskill — he has one person actually defending him over his comments, as being someone merely “trying to fit medical explanation into a soundbite.”

Really? On what planet are Akin’s comments medically related?

No doubt Congressman Akin was concerned about fitting his ideas of how pregnancies occur into a tiny soundbite, considering the edited Fox interview ran 18 minutes.

So, who is this brave American defender of Congressman Akin? None other than Breitbart editor Dana Loesch, who claims she isn’t defending the Congressman, merely upset that “some are stretching it majorly.”

Of course, Loesch is defending Akin the same way she addresses every situation in the world: find a sitution that has the same keywords, or in some alternate universe is somehow tangentially related to the major league Republican screw up, and try to make Democrats and liberals the ones to blame.

Even Twitchy, that journalistic malpractice carbunkle of Michelle Malkin isn’t defending Akin — but they are highlighting Loesch’s tweets.

Here’s a sample of Loesch’s misogynistic and 1,000,000% partisan defense of Rep. Akin over his pregnancy self-termination by the bodies of rape victims comment.
[<a href=”http://storify.com/davidbadash/bretibart-editor-dana-loesch-not-defending-congres” target=”_blank”>View the story “Bretibart Editor Dana Loesch \”Not Defending\” Congressman Akin’s Rape Comment” on Storify</a>]<br /> <h1>Bretibart Editor Dana Loesch "Not Defending" Congressman Akin’s Rape Comment</h1> <h2></h2> <p>Storified by David Badash · Sun, Aug 19 2012 13:34:39</p> <div>Wow, I see a lot of people freaking out over Akin’s remarks.Dana Loesch</div> <div>Seems to me like Akin was trying to fit medical explanation into a soundbite. Not the best statement, but some are stretching it majorly.Dana Loesch</div> <div>Akin failed a soundbite. Wah. Bloomberg and Harkin talked about controlling women’s bodies and you want to act offended?Dana Loesch</div> <div>Akin failed a soundbite. McCaskill helped tank the economy. If you think his bad is worse, join the left.Dana Loesch</div> <div>The less intelligent can spin that I’m defending his speech. I’m attacking your hypocritical overreactions. Get it right.Dana Loesch</div> <div>You progressives with your hypocritical outrage only serve to prove my point.Dana Loesch</div> <div>I need more women who support female genocide to tell me about representing my sex, or something.Dana Loesch</div> 

Let’s of course remember that Loesch, who is also a CNN contributor, claims (via Dana Busted):

“Religious liberty was legislated out of existence without public outcry. American business-owners are now responsible for the results that stem from sexual decisions made by supposedly independent women…”

She also claims those who support marriage equality cannot be Christians. “I know you hate Christ,” Loesch said to one woman.

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‘You Singlehandedly Blocked the Emmett Till Antilynching Act’: Rand Paul Scorched Over His MLK ‘Commemoration’

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Many House and Senate lawmakers are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today, but social media users are correcting the record of so many Republicans who are trying to use the late, great American civil rights leader and icon as a shield for their own egregious attacks on civil rights and Black Americans.

Take, for example, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, who posted this tweet attempting to paint himself as a bipartisan actor “working together for change” – which many were quick to provide proof of how he is not:

Sen. Paul’s Democratic challenger in the upcoming 2022 race, Charles Booker, offered some of the best examples:

Several others joined in to chastise the right wing Senator:

 

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‘Performative Drivel’: Marco Rubio Mocked and Schooled After Taking MLK Quote Out of Context

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Washington Post National Political Reporter Eugene Scott set the stage Sunday evening:

Sure enough, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio was only too happy to oblige, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Florida Republican, who almost daily posts a Bible passage to Twitter, is notorious for being among the many conservatives who are battling Critical Race Theory, the right’s latest non-existent boogey man.

Rubio has introduced legislation with far right extremist U.S. Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND), to “prohibit federal funding to promote divisive concepts, such as Critical Race Theory.” A companion bill was introduced in the House by U.S. Representatives Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) and Virginia Foxx (R-NC).

Just as Scott warned, Senator Rubio posted a tweet that reads:

“When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.” Dr. Martin Luther King (1963)

It’s from the third paragraph of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, and it exposes Rubio’s ignorance and hypocrisy.

New York Times opinion columnist Jamelle Bouie was among those who asked, “so, uh, what’s the next line?”

Bouie offered Rubio the answer:

He was far from the only one to chastise and expose Rubio.

Equality Florida’s Press Secretary Brandon Wolf, a survivor of the Pulse Nightclub anti-LGBTQ hate crime massacre (which Rubio used to reverse his promise to never run for office again):

“And yet you filibuster his dream over and over,” tweeted American Independent Senior Writer Joshua Israel.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, the award-winning New York Times journalist and creator of “The 1619 Project”:

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Lara Trump Thinks Microsoft Office Assistant ‘Clippy’ Is a Real Person Spying on Everything She Writes

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Fox host Lara Trump either has a new conspiracy theory, or she is very confused.

Hosting the 5 p.m. EST hour, Trump was ranting about Microsoft Word’s Clippy and the suggested changes to words like “postman” into “letter carrier” and “mankind” into “humankind.” It’s part of the right’s latest attack on “wokism,” which they define as anything done in polite society that makes them uncomfortable.

“Someone is reading this?! And assessing what I’m writing?” Trump said, assuming that a person was actually watching and reading what she was typing in Word instead of an AI programed into what they call “office assistant.” It was once named Clippy, and it was never a real person.

According to Trump, the “office assistant” is a lot like her fancy new car that doesn’t require a key, just a push-button to start it. She said that the car wouldn’t start if she didn’t jingle the keys around. That’s false. Push-button start cars use safety technology that requires your foot on the break, the car in park, and the key fob in the car with you. It’s essentially a small low-frequency transmitter. So if the car won’t start, it’s likely that you need to replace the batteries.

According to Microsoft, the assistant doesn’t have to be turned on.

“The checker can be turned on and off in a menu called ‘Grammar & Refinements’, which lists everything it checks: Age bias, Cultural bias, Ethnic slurs, Gender bias, Gender-Neutral Pronouns, Gender-Specific Language, Racial Bias, Sexual Orientation Bias and Socioeconomic Bias,” said the statement.

See Lara Trump’s rant below:

 

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