Posts tagged abortion
Posts tagged abortion
You know what’s missing from this story? ANITA Perry saying she misspoke on a woman’s right to choose. Actually, Rick, she seemed pretty clear. Rick Perry speaking for his wife to the press like this tells you all you need to know about his attitude towards women.
Meanwhile, in Texas…
Anita Perry takes a stance on reproductive rights completely at odds with her husband, Gov. Rick Perry. Good for her for not just paying lipservice to batshit Republican laws that actually harm millions of people in Texas.
Often, the wives of male politicians are seen as extensions of their husbands and act accordingly — mind you, it’s not entirely unlikely they’re looking to avoid being ripped apart in the press for NOT acting as an extensions of their husbands or for having their own policies and ideas. Please see Hillary Clinton as FLOTUS for an example.
This is what democracy looks like.
Yes. As my friend Will said, “I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when the Texas Republicans came to the realization that breaking the rules and lying about it wasn’t going to work in this case. I gotta say, I really didn’t think they were going to reverse course.”
Me neither. CBS News tweeted the entire lifecycle of a lie, when said lie is immediately demonstrated to be one.
Now, about stemming the tide of damage from SCOTUS gutting the Voting Rights Act… without doing that, we’ll see many more — and tougher — fights than this one tonight.
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At least CNN stuck to reporting on the caloric content of blueberry muffins. So I guess they won’t have to retract that…
MAINSTREAM MEDIA HOW DO YOU FACT CORRECTLY?!
So many props tonight to the people who stood up for their constituents, stood against their colleagues, and braved arrest in Austin tonight. This was a fight taken up by my grandmother and mother’s generations, a fight they thought decided in 1972. It’s our time now. It will not be televised — it will be livestreamed and tweeted. Think about that for a minute.
The Associated Press, which I took as gospel as a journalist 10 years ago, got something like this so very wrong. It was the people who were correct, and those in power reversed their position long after using the AP as a veneer of legitimacy, and after the rest of the mainstream media disappeared and went to sleep.
It was the people’s filibuster, the people’s media, and it’s still the people’s fight, ladies and gentlemen.
From the AP’s story on the passage of the bill. Let me reiterate: The Associated Press even said SB 5 “passed” despite acknowledging the fact that “reporters… saw the voting begin after midnight.”
(h/t: Brett LoGiurato, political reporter for The Business Insider)