Thursday :: May 12, 2005

What Family Values?


by Steve

Number of paragraphs the Washington Post devoted in its front section today to the errant aircraft that ventured into Capitol airspace yesterday: 58

Number of paragraphs the Post dedicated to a front section story this morning about Dr. W. David Hagerís influence over Bush Administration womenís health policy, which it cribbed from a 46-paragraph story in The Nation yesterday: 16

Number of paragraphs that the Post dedicated to the heart of the 46-paragraph Nation story based on an interview with his ex-wife, that while Dr. Hager had assumed a prominent role in the religious right and the Bush Administration as a go-to guy on womenís health issues, his first wife was accusing him of raping and sodomizing her for years: 0

Number of family values conservatives and members of the religious right who have, and will dismiss the ex-wifeís claims because they are coming from an ex-wife, and because the allegations are coming several years after the break-up of the marriage: countless.

Number of family values conservatives and members of the religious right who thought that Juanita Broderickís claims about being raped by Bill Clinton years after the alleged instances took place should be believed without question: countless.

Number of family values conservatives and members of the religious right who thought that Anita Hill should be ignored because her claims against Clarence Thomas came several years after the alleged instances took place: countless.

Number of times and amount of column inches the Post dedicated to running every story about sexual behavior allegations against Bill Clinton and allegations in general against him by the right wing attack machine: almost countless.

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