Dana Loesch calls out Ohio TV station for interviewing convicted rapist at anti-gun rally

As Twitchy reported, Gayle Trotter of the Independent Women’s Forum sent progressive heads into a spin today by testifying that “guns make women safer” and “are the great equalizer during a violent confrontation.” That particular form of female empowerment didn’t sit well with onlookers who don’t like the idea of a woman behind the trigger of a “big, scary assault weapon.”

So, if we can’t take a law-abiding attorney’s pro-gun views seriously, whom can we trust? How about a convicted rapist advocating gun control? Dana Loesch and others called out Dayton, Ohio, TV station WHIO for leaving that bit of background information out of a report on protests at a gun show.

WHIO responded to Twitter user @DomesticDebacle, saying that yes, the station was aware of the Rev. Jerome McCorry’s “controversial past,” but they were just trying to be fair and balanced.

WHIO clarified that the station does not support McCorry’s message, which, by the way, is one of peace, nonviolence and community harmony. Leave out the rape bit and that sounds pretty good, actually.

Earlier this month, a pollster advised a group of Republican lawmakers to “stop talking about rape” in the wake of comments by (former) Rep. Todd Akin that many on the Left construed as “pro-rape.” So how are we to take the comments of an actual convicted rapist who is protesting against women and others arming themselves against, say, rapists? Loesch and others aren’t taking the advice to just stop talking about rape in this case.

  • tingle007

    Rapists DO prefer unarmed victims. Bullet wounds are such a boner killer.

    • http://www.facebook.com/corey.dennison Corey Dennison

      Bazinga! We have a thread-winner on the very first post!

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      heh LOL
      if your boner has more then 4 bullet holes consult a doctor immediately :)

  • Rob Stevely

    Id say using the phrase ” championing a cause” is endorsing his message.

  • Michelle

    I’m actually more interested in McCorry’s rape victim’s take on gun control.

    • Lady 12

      As am I. If WHIO wants to be fair, like hey claim they do, then let’s hear what the victim has to say!

    • AdoEdem

      And didn’t the whole fake-but-accurate “heckling” incident and trotting out poor Gabby Giffords teach us that victims are the Absolue Authority™ on every issue? What’s their problem with following their rules? I thought that’s what they wanted.

  • ceemack

    So the station knew about the rape conviction. But did the viewers who watched that segment?

    • http://twitter.com/RSPW_DEP David Powell

      It sounds like they wanted to make sure they didn’t.

  • agroulx

    Hmm… Lets go back to Akin’s remark about rape… Now imagine if Fox News interviewed a convicted rapist and broadcasted it on tv – Liberals would be sh*ttin their pants over how “Fox endorses rape!” You liberals need to be shot. Yeah I said it.. So what?

  • agroulx

    Hmm… Lets go back to Akin’s remark about rape… Now imagine if Fox News interviewed a convicted rapist and broadcasted it on tv – Liberals would be sh*ttin their pants over how “Fox endorses rape!” You liberals need to be shot. Yeah I said it.. So what?

  • louisiana_mom

    Rape is about control… so, yeah, a rapist would want an unarmed victim who cannot fight back… This just solidifies the need for the 2nd Amendment in my book.

  • louisiana_mom

    Rape is about control… so, yeah, a rapist would want an unarmed victim who cannot fight back… This just solidifies the need for the 2nd Amendment in my book.

  • Ariadnea

    The more reason why women should be armed. I believe there are more criminals, like thin, in gun control payroll.

  • Ariadnea

    The more reason why women should be armed. I believe there are more criminals, like thin, in gun control payroll.

  • bo1921

    Only in America can one political ideology do or say virtually anything and get a free pass from the “media.” It’s almost beyond belief how this happens, and it’s a major reason why we are so fragmented as a nation. When one side of the political spectrum (the right) is so despised by the people that control media, entertainment, music, sports, the arts, on and on there will never be peace and will only continue to push all of us to the brink, and probably over.

    • bicentennialguy

      That’s exactly what they want to happen. Then when the sh!t hits the fan, they can claim vindication. It’s bully tactics.

    • bicentennialguy

      That’s exactly what they want to happen. Then when the sh!t hits the fan, they can claim vindication. It’s bully tactics.

  • bo1921

    Only in America can one political ideology do or say virtually anything and get a free pass from the “media.” It’s almost beyond belief how this happens, and it’s a major reason why we are so fragmented as a nation. When one side of the political spectrum (the right) is so despised by the people that control media, entertainment, music, sports, the arts, on and on there will never be peace and will only continue to push all of us to the brink, and probably over.

  • John

    Not only are the police supporting this rapist, they want the same irresponsible media to advertise private gun owner information so the rapists can better choose their targets. http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/8719

  • John

    Not only are the police supporting this rapist, they want the same irresponsible media to advertise private gun owner information so the rapists can better choose their targets. http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/node/8719

  • http://www.awpn.net/ Celestial Time

    So it probably isn’t much of a stretch to say that the anti-gun people really do want more women raped. I just can’t figure out why they hate women so much.

    • http://twitter.com/RSPW_DEP David Powell

      They want women to depend on government and the police, like Kitty Genovese did, rather than depend on a gun like that woman who shot the @$$hole breaking into her house did.

  • blogagog

    You people are mean. Imagine if you were a rapist, and some woman who was not in the mood to be raped up and shot you! I bet it would hurt.

    No, we can’t have women carrying firearms for protection. All of the world’s rapists would be out of a job.

    • dwsmokin

      Not really a paying gig-more of a pro-boner thing.

      • Txgirlinnh

        Lol nice play on words

  • ArizonaMarksman

    Any surprise a convicted rapist would be pro gun control? Dont want those women to be able to fight back. Once we are done with guns, its on to tasers and pepper spray, that stuff hurts you know and really ruins the mood.

  • http://potbateman.tumblr.com/ Pat Bateman

    Dana Loesch & Michelle Malkin: great champions of women when the issue furthers their patriarchal overlords’ agenda. Thoughts on what rights the rape victim should enjoy? [crickets]

    • RightThinking1

      Pat,
      Gosh that’s easy…, they should have the right to protect themselves. Got any thoughts on that?

    • lainer51

      yes, I have one…. when a rapist comes after you, grab your gun and know how to use it.

    • Catchance

      “Patriarchal overlords’ agenda”? What on earth are you talking about? Rape victims want the right not to be raped, you idiot.

    • Jack Deth

      *In my best David Attenborough voice*

      “Here we have Pat Bateman. A foaming at the mouth, senselessly blathering,
      logically challenged, Nickle a Word, Media Matters, Masochistic liberal.
      Who has wandered off the Game Preserve. And is wondering why no so
      very few heed his moronic countenance.”

    • beebop1952

      If all you have are unsubstantiated allegations and that cute phrase abover overlords, I guess you have shot the wad you have. Sad though to make it so very public ….

    • beebop1952

      If all you have are unsubstantiated allegations and that cute phrase abover overlords, I guess you have shot the wad you have. Sad though to make it so very public ….

    • http://enria.org/ Bobj

      How about the right not to be raped i d i o t.

    • bicentennialguy

      Oh, Pat, do you look in the mirror and play Sussudio just like your avatar? Seems to me he liked to rape and hurt women too.

    • bicentennialguy

      Oh, Pat, do you look in the mirror and play Sussudio just like your avatar? Seems to me he liked to rape and hurt women too.

  • Mark

    Y’know, I’m going to cut WHIOTV some slack and think they did it on purpose. They found a rapist in the anti-gun crowd and trolled them just to look stupid, all the while pretending to advance the same cause. Very clever, though maybe a little too subtle.

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos LOVE convicted rapists, and don’t want them to have problems doing their job. That’s why they like gun control. Rapists are safer.

    • lainer51

      sure they do… if you get pregnant thru rape, they will drive you to the abortion clinic. what more do you want from them?

      • BeeKaaay

        And they make sure the preggo 13 year old gets to get rid of the evidence that her 30 year old boyfriend got her preggo.

        Leftwingwackos LOVE this!

  • http://www.awpn.net/ Celestial Time

    Does this kind of buffoonery set a precedent that makes it a sensible and rational decision to get national security tips from the Taliban? Maybe Bernie Madoff would be the best guy to have as a mouthpiece for a demonstration on financial security? When you’re a Leftist the world of logic and reason just seems to converge to make possible anything and everything you do and say.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Guy with a rape charge going in for gun-control. Damn, Liberal Media really thinks we can’t put 1 and 1 together and get 2.

  • TJCrane_NCC1701

    Wow. Just wow. Just when you think that the liberal MSM can get any worse, they lower the bar !

    Guess what, bank robbers are against bullet proof glass and dye packs. And pedophiles demand their right to babysit your kids.

    These “news” people need a sanity test !

  • TJCrane_NCC1701

    Wow. Just wow. Just when you think that the liberal MSM can get any worse, they lower the bar !

    Guess what, bank robbers are against bullet proof glass and dye packs. And pedophiles demand their right to babysit your kids.

    These “news” people need a sanity test !

  • disqus_eric

    Rapist-American. Heh.

  • walterc

    Well to be fair, maybe they couldn’t find a convicted armed robber that was in favor of gun control. Or maybe they couldn’t get the military to let the Ft Hood shooter release for an anti gun rally.

  • walterc

    Well to be fair, maybe they couldn’t find a convicted armed robber that was in favor of gun control. Or maybe they couldn’t get the military to let the Ft Hood shooter release for an anti gun rally.

  • http://resministries.org/ Arthur E Jackson

    Here is the scary part! They think I am going to disarm for those idiots? i would be stupider than them, to turn my guns over. But, here is the thing, I want all those that vote yes to ban guns, to come collect them from my house. Don’t send a local police, come yourself. Show me you really believe we are going to give up our right to you…knock, knock, who’s there its Frankenstien…boom

  • Raye09

    A rapist that supports gun bans? Wow what a great way to spread your message/sarcasm.

    How disgusting. WTF is wrong with people? Really, this nation is going to hell in a handbasket and no one in charge has a f*ck to give. WTF really, at times I just want to say I give up. Really people really?

  • fmahoney

    Good point guys, I just wonder why the right uses the catholic church which is nortorious for child molesters any point of view. Ye without sin cast the first stone. I know it’s hard for you guys to focus with your attention deficit disorder but civilians don’t need military style weapons or 100 round magazines!!!

    I have lived all over the world and if 4 and 5 guys are trying to get into your house something is really wrong. Do you right wingers live in war zones? Any Mossberg Shotgun with 5 or more shells will scare away most intruders. The problem with the military style weapons is the bullet can travel a half a mile and kill some poor soul watching tv with their kids

  • DomesticDebacle

    It turns out that our very own Sheriff Phil Plummer is on the board of the rapist’s Adam Project. I wonder if this was the Law Enforcement officer that WHIO was referring to?

  • DANEgerus

    I think Occupy and Menendez(D) demonstrate Democrats love rapists… who goose-step the party line