Leave it to Amanda Marcotte’s pals at Raw Story to pull crap like this:
Sounds pretty horrible, right? And indeed, Raw Story is counting on insta-outrage. If readers never bother to look past the headline, they’ll never know that Raw Story manipulated that “West Virginia Republican’s” words to suit their twisted ends.
Here’s what it says in their article:
According to Huffington Post, Charleston Gazette reporter David Gutman was on the scene when Delegate Brian Kurcaba (R) said, “Obviously rape is awful,” but “What is beautiful is the child is that could come from this.”
Sorry, but nowhere in there did Kurcaba say that “rape can be beautiful.”
Raw Story’s screw-context strategy worked perfectly:
Mission accomplished, Raw Story.