Actress Martha Plimpton and her “reproductive rights” foundation, A Is For, caught wind of serial misogynist Bob Beckel’s stomach-turning trivialization of rape yesterday and immediately sent out tweets calling for him to “apologize” and “educate himself.”

A is For frequently slams Republicans for waging a War on Women. The group has used the #WarOnWomen hashtag hundreds of times. But the hashtag was glaringly and conveniently absent from the group’s tweets about Beckel, including the one Plimpton retweeted.

Bob Beckel implied campus rape is a myth, blew off the seriousness of date rape and suggested shooting a date rapist would be absurd. But #WarOnWomen? That’s not for well-meaning libs who accidentally demonstrate their completely forgivable “ignorance.” It’s reserved for “right-wingers”:

Spare us the perfunctory Beckel shaming and selectively intense outrage. If Beckel was a conservative, Plimpton and her ilk would be picketing Fox News and demanding his resignation. Beckes knows the secret progressive handshake so he’s insulated from all that. He can repeatedly slither through the gutter with minimal consequence and simply has to “apologize” for this to all go away.

War on Women? Martha Plimpton and her group are part of the problem.


Cretinous Bob Beckel: What’s a little mythical campus rape? Are you supposed to shoot your date?

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  • Ben Bollman

    I am guessing they just saw that Beckel works for Fox and didn’t know that he is a liberal commentator.

    • TocksNedlog

      “Missed it by THAT much.” — Maxwell Smart

      • Ben Bollman

        13 minutes to be exact 😉 lol

    • operanerd1986

      A lot of people who hate Fox News seem to be unaware that it actually has liberal commentators.

  • TocksNedlog

    Beckel just got caught behind enemy lines. But not to worry; secret agent Fluke is on her way to repatriate him.

  • cgraham77

    Bob Beckel is like the slimy uncle that gives you the creeps because you just know he shouldn’t be looking at you in that way, and you do everything in your power to avoid being caught alone with him. Now, his misogynistic defense of date rapists everywhere proves he is EXACTLY that person.


      You have it right…sneeky little snake in the grass, makes me want to puke.

    • Spatial Awareness

      Winner! Winner!

    • lainer51

      that is a good description but I thought those adjectives were more fitting for Crazy Uncle Joe B. I guess they both wear the same hat.

      • $36544368

        …and underwear!

  • Steve_J

    Isn’t rape, rape? Why does there need to be a descriptor in front ot the word?

    • Angie (D)

      In every criminal code in every jurisdiction in the USA you will find a difference between the legal charge of statutory rape (where consent is irrelevant because the victim is legally unable to consent due to age — hence the descriptor “statutory”) and forcible rape (where consent — specifically the lack thereof — is the most important element of the charge and hence the descriptor “forcible”). You don’t need to be an attorney, but you should educate yourself a little bit before opining on the matter — I mean, this is basic stuff you could pick up on any random episode of Law & Order SVU.

      • Steve_J

        Learn law from Law and Order SVU, okay.

        • Angie (D)

          I didn’t advise that at all, Einstein. See, you still miss the point even when it is spelled out for you. You claim there is no need for a descriptor because “rape is rape” — I explain your error very clearly (and using small words even) and you not only fail to grasp it, you think the MAIN POINT was the end where I mocked your stupidity, thus proving it beyond all doubt.

          • Steve_J

            What error, this thread and the Beckel thread are about rape and date rape. In neither thread was “statutory” rape mentioned talked about expept in your comment. Or do you think statutory rape and date rape are the same thing? Perhaps you should work on your comprehension skills. Thanks for the name calling it really helps your point.

        • John (it true me am)

          Professor Ice T has flexible office hours.

  • Brian_R_Allen

    Bobby-Jabba De La Beckelwithl: What’s a little mythical campus rape? Are you supposed to shoot your date …?

    No — but you may need to shoot your would-be rapist — Dippy!

  • wyatt81

    Hypocrites, cretins, and liars-Plimpton and Beckel…

  • Rulz

    Rape is a horrible thing, even when it happens to teenage boys by curvy, good-looking blonde educrats under 30.

    In the last 5 years, I’ve heard some really, really dumb comments.

  • QBallBrazil

    Why is my first thought, “when are they going to make Goonies 2”, when I saw her photo?