Leave it to the geniuses at Politico to win the award for Worst Media Response to Todd Akin’s rape comments. Dave Catanese stepped up to the plate on this one:
Catanese tweeted that Akin’s comments, while poorly phrased, were worth discussing.
“So perhaps some can agree that all rapes that are reported are not actually rapes? Or are we gonna really deny that for PC sake?” he said. “So looks like he meant to say — ‘If a woman was REALLY raped, it’s statistically less likely for her to get pregnant.’ What’s the science?”
Contrary to Akin’s claims, around 32,000 women get pregnant every year after being raped.
Catanese also took issue with Democrats’ reaction to Akin’s comments.
“The left is often 1st to shut down debate as “off limits” when it deems so. Aren’t these moments supposed to open up a larger debate?”
Yes, the “left” is clearly the problem here! I mean, the left also won’t allow serious discussions of whether Jim Crow was good policy. Why won’t the left respect the First Amendment!