While most of the media stay silent, Megyn Kelly addresses Salazar, UCCS rape remarks

Remember Todd Akin and his “legitimate rape” remarks? Or Rep. Phil Gingrey? Or Richard Mourdock’s misconstrued comments about children conceived during rape? The mainstream media ensured that we’d never forget. And as Twitchy reported, Colorado State Rep. Joe Salazar is now finding himself in a similar situation after his insulting trivialization of rape and his downright idiotic suggestion that women are too emotional to carry guns. Yet, oddly enough, on Salazar, the national media have remained largely silent. Just to be sure, The Right Scoop, “just a blogger,” did a bit of digging at various MSM outlets and found … nothing:

https://twitter.com/trscoop/status/303889722097430528

Not a peep from NPR:

Not even The Wall Street Journal has anything to say:

What’s with the radio silence from the media? Could it have anything to do with the fact that Salazar, unlike Akin or Mourdock, is a Democrat?

A few local outlets deigned to cover the controversy:

They were unable to do so, however, without letting their bias show. Unfortunately, this is the sort of thing we’ve come to expect by now.

Fortunately, not everyone in the national media is letting Salazar off the hook. This afternoon on “America Live,” Megyn Kelly went where so few others are willing to go and addressed the moronic musings of Salazar and the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs:

It’s a sad state indeed when journalists need to be commended for doing their jobs, but kudos to Kelly for calling Salazar and the faux-pro-women Left out on their idiocy. We hope other media outlets will follow Kelly’s lead and hold Salazar accountable, but we suppose that’s hoping for far too much.

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  • rinodino

    The difference is Salazar ain’t stupid enough to say something like this during his actual election. Conservatives running? Not so much.
    Eventually he will apologize and get back to his job. Akin and Murdock didn’t even get the job

    • Heather_A

      So, it’s all good in the hood if your timing is right. I see.

      ~H

      • rinodino

        Pretty much …. It’s politics, figure out how to play the game or don’t play at all…. Been going on for hundreds of years

        • SideTraKd

          You know full well that if Salazar was a Republican, this would be inserted every 5 minutes into the news cycle, and the likes of CBS, ABC, NBC, NPR, CNN, and MSNBC would be talking about it regularly for months.

          • $24698634

            And on Thanksgiving “if” turkeys were cats we’d all be eating, well you know the rest. “If” is not an argument. It’s like proving a negative; you can’t.

          • $36544368

            Yeah, right…you know how we conservatives love our cats all year long, then kill them on a day we’ve set aside to be especially thankful for the blessings we have…/smh

            “IF” is indeed an argument…here’s one…”IF you try to rape me, I will shoot you”.

          • $24698634

            And on Thanksgiving “if” turkeys were cats we’d all be eating, well you know the rest. “If” is not an argument. It’s like proving a negative; you can’t.

        • Dwayne Jackson

          So not covering Salazar or Menendez is politics but covering Rubio taking a drink isn’t? I am so confused.

        • 2ifbyT

          So that makes it OK to justify rape? Seriously?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          Being a human and affording your fellow man dignity are now the fodder of political gamesmanship?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      So, you’re excusing his comments because they were made while in office?

    • Garth Haycock

      No, the difference is that it’s okay for a liberal to be a vile misogynist because they support the slaughter of the innocent unborn.

      But you already know that but don’t have the testicular fortitude to admit it.

  • BlueGood

    Liebrals are confusing…do I have this right?

    “It’s okay to rape a woman if you’re a Liebral”??

    Seems to me to be….

    So no doubt we can conclude that all male survivors of the Titanic were Liebrals???

    • Shawn Smith

      Considering Bill Clinton’s continued adoration by the Democrats, yes, that’s exactly the story. Rapist & serial sexual harasser? Eh, as long as you let women kill that child, you’re fine.

    • Shawn Smith

      Considering Bill Clinton’s continued adoration by the Democrats, yes, that’s exactly the story. Rapist & serial sexual harasser? Eh, as long as you let women kill that child, you’re fine.

  • brewerandpatriot

    I’m teaching my daughters, five and three years of age, to induce spontaneous vomiting in order to avoid pesky liberal interaction.

    • David

      LOL

    • $36544368

      Ah, but if you could teach them how to induce spontaneous vomiting in the liberals they encounter, that would be even better! LOL!

  • walterc

    Hold now, it’s not like he took a drink of water during a speech. Give the man a break will ya? ?sarc

    What does a Dem have to do to get chastised by the media? As Biden and Obama can attest to, saying something stupid isn’t it, and apparently flying off to some foreign land to have sex with children doesn’t do it either. Even copping a plea and going to prison doesn’t seem to get any attention, right Jesse Jr? I guess anything short of murder . . .well maybe not even then Right Mary Jo and Vince?

  • walterc

    Hold now, it’s not like he took a drink of water during a speech. Give the man a break will ya? ?sarc

    What does a Dem have to do to get chastised by the media? As Biden and Obama can attest to, saying something stupid isn’t it, and apparently flying off to some foreign land to have sex with children doesn’t do it either. Even copping a plea and going to prison doesn’t seem to get any attention, right Jesse Jr? I guess anything short of murder . . .well maybe not even then Right Mary Jo and Vince?

  • subtleties

    The guy should be sent vomit bags in protest.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      Labeled “Spontaneous Vomit”.

    • $36544368

      Yeah…full, from people who use the airsick bags on airplanes!

      • OneThinDime

        Cutbacks, haven’t seen a puke bag on a plane in a very long time.

    • Kevin Krom

      Simple thought experiment: consider the reaction if a group of women showed up at the CO legislature with bags of vomit and/or urine to protest. Next, consider the reaction if this same group showed up openly displaying firearms. Which do you think is going to put the fear of God into the cretins?

  • Noelle C Campbell

    It would be SO easy to just consult with someone who has actually been raped, on campus, and ask them what they suggest: vomit on command, or bullet to the rapist head.

    • $36544368

      Ask me.

  • Tony0920

    someone needs to post the “ten” list. it’s been removed from the college site for quite some time now.

  • Maxx

    Women are “too emotional” to carry guns? Give me two additional lifetimes and I still wouldn’t be able to wrap my head around stupidity on that kind of level.

    Give Mitt Romney FOUR additional lifetimes and he couldn’t imagine saying something so appallingly ignorant.

    Thanks progs and the people naive enough to buy the left’s “war on women” yard sale. Has buyer’s remorse sunk in yet?

    You got suckered to vote for a party that views you as nothing but fools, easily manipulated and pandered to. “Too emotional” to carry a firearm but apparently, just emotional enough to remain political Pinocchios while your strings are pulled by your master liberal Gepettos.

    • Garth Haycock

      Those who voted for Dear Leader are not bright enough to have buyer’s remorse, as that would require they actually think.

    • http://www.facebook.com/james.kiracofe.9 James Jesse

      “Too emotional too carry guns” hhmm! Yet combat on the front-lines is an option and a right….rrrriiiigggghhhhhttttt!

  • HARP2

    Most of the democrat women will never have this problem.

    • Judy B

      Good one!

  • Raye09

    *claps* Go Megyn! Soon these anti women nuts will be calling for forced sex changes, because we all know how much they despise feminine women.

  • nauthizjane

    Beckel is an old sexist.Perhaps if the rapist preferred men,Beckel would realize date rape is a crime

  • nauthizjane

    Beckel is an old sexist.Perhaps if the rapist preferred men,Beckel would realize date rape is a crime

  • Wag_a_Muffin (D)

    A newly empowered group: Bulimics against rape.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    PREDICTION:MSM will villify Megyn Kelly and Michelle Malkin, but still give Salazar and Beckel a pass…#NoBrainerAlert! Usually, I let the girl make the first move…After a few dates, go we can get to know each other better… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • dinkerduo

    I live in CO and it’s going to the dogs and stupid Democrats. Women having guns to protect themselves against rape is their RIGHT UNDER THE 2nd AMENDMENT!

    What are the Dems. trying to do—get us women used to Sharia Law—maybe go back to when women couldn’t even vote or drive a car?!? This is the REAL war on women!!
    Everybody in CO need to email those two Dem. bozos, Salazar and Rosenthal, who said the stupidest things I’ve heard for awhile——–well maybe except Joe Biden!