Right-Wing Media Blasts Politico For Accurately Quoting Scott Walker
Wisconsin Governor and Republican presidential co-frontrunner Scott Walker caused a viral stir this week when comments he made to conservative media star Dana Loesch went viral. Walker was defending the mandatory ultrasound law he signed in 2013 on the basis that ultrasounds are “lovely” and “a cool thing”:(transcript via Dana Loesch, video via Digitas Daily)
“I’ve passed prolife legislation, we defunded Planned Parentiood signed a law that requires an ultrasound, um, which, think about that, the media tried to make that sound like it’s a crazy idea. Most people I talk to, whether they’re prolife or not, I find people all the time will get out their iphone and show me a picture of their grandkids’s ultrasound and how excited they are. That’s a lovely thing. My sons are 19 and 20, we still have theur ultrasound picture, it’s a cool thing out there.”
Now, Loesch is leading a conservative media campaign against Politico, and other outlets, over their coverage of Walker’s remarks. At issue are headlines like Politico‘s “Scott Walker on Mandatory Ultrasounds: ‘It’s just a cool thing out there,” or TPM’s “Scott Walker: Mandatory Ultrasounds Are ‘Just A Cool Thing’ For Women.”
What’s the problem, you ask? Walker’s basis for defending mandatory ultrasounds is clearly that they are “lovely” and “a cool thing,” so how are these headlines “smears?” Here’s Loesch’s explanation…READ MORE
allison1050 May 28th, 2015 at 2:28 pm
Someone that’s been raped wouldn’t be interested in a mandatory ultrasound no matter who signed the bill or what their personal opinion is.
Suzanne McFly May 28th, 2015 at 2:50 pm
They need to be angry at the leaders in their party for being so stupid, not the media for reporting their stupidity.
Larry Schmitt May 28th, 2015 at 3:30 pm
How dare they use his actual words against him!
EnuffBull May 28th, 2015 at 2:56 pm
Dana Loesch vs. Nails On Chalkboard vs. Wilhelm Scream.
(Rolls chamber, sticks barrel to head…)
Hirightnow May 28th, 2015 at 3:12 pm
DI DI MAU!DI DI MAU!!
Bunya May 28th, 2015 at 8:36 pm
Wasn’t that from “The Deer Hunter”?
Hirightnow May 29th, 2015 at 8:05 am
bpollen May 28th, 2015 at 3:40 pm
Another example of the “gotcha” media… almost as bad as asking “What do you read?”
arc99 May 28th, 2015 at 4:36 pm
Remember, this is the crowd that incessantly parrots
“You did not build that”
“What difference does it make”
completely out of context to fit their delusional visions.
Once again, the right wing squeals like spoiled brats when they think someone dares to treat them exactly the way they treat others.
Obewon May 28th, 2015 at 9:02 pm
Moonie Loesch and RWNJ’s are such errant bubbleheads, they don’t even know Politico is their own Right Wing media!
frambley1 May 28th, 2015 at 10:22 pm
Party of freedom. My Ass.
rg9rts May 29th, 2015 at 6:38 am
Dana just wants a vaginal probe
allison1050 May 29th, 2015 at 7:57 am
That may be as close to getting “any” as she’s ever gotten.