The liberal media is known for giving other liberals a pass when it comes to outrageous comments while loudly condemning conservatives for similar statements.
Case in point – Whoopi Goldberg’s defense of Roman Polanski’s rape of a 13-year old minor. As a commentator on “The View” Goldberg said: “I know it wasn’t rape-rape. It was something else but I don’t believe it was rape-rape.” I guess Ms. Goldberg doesn’t believe that drugging a minor and committing statutory rape is ‘legitimate’ rape.
Even though her fellow panelists disagreed, her outrageous statement was given a pass by the liberal media.
On the other side, conservative Todd Akin is a staunch pro-life advocate who believes no exceptions for abortion should be allowed, even in cases of rape. In an interview he said: “It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.”
Now I believe he used a poor analogy and a lack of judgment when he made that statement but I do not think it was any worse than Goldberg’s. Some people may mistakenly use the term ‘legitimate’ rape when comparing the situation of the Duke University lacrosse team who were wrongly accused of rape versus a true victim of rape.
I am not defending Mr. Akin for the statements he made – just pointing out the overt hypocrisy of the liberal media – once again!