2/17/2012

Media Bias: Santorum Backer Aspirin Joke Much Ado About Media Double Standards

Posted by Brian

The media is all in a tizzy over a comment by Santorum Backer Foster Friess' comment, “Back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.”


I've heard this, or variations on this with coins, for decades as parents have used it as a reminder to their daughters that if they don't let their legs come apart, they won't get pregnant. I've also heard of giving their daughter a quarter, so if a boy gets frisky, the girl can give him the quarter with the instruction to "Call my dad. If he is okay with it, then it's okay". Old fashioned? Yes. But worthy of creating a nuclear firestorm around Rick Santorum over something one of his supporters said?! Greta Van Susteren said he was creepy for making a failed attempt at humor. And Andrea Mitchell! You would have thought that Andrea Mitchell had taken a body blow from Mike Tyson, saying she needed to catch her breath, after hearing the remark. Oh, the horror!


Really?  And then to go after Rick Santorum, as if he were the one who had made the remark.  Yet back in 2008 when we had Barack Obama's pastor Jeremiah right screaming "Not God Bless America. God Damn America!", the media were accusing those who brought it up as racists, and excusing it by saying it by saying  that it was a "guilt by association" game by Republicans. Same with Bill Ayres, the former leader of the Weather Underground, which committed terrorist acts against the United States and is a committed Marxist.
This whole thing is much ado about nothing and the media is turning it into two days of feigned outrage.  The only thing that this is good for it that it gives one more example of the medias double standard when it comes to Republicans and Democrats, and gives us peek into the institutional bias that exists in today's media.
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