Is there anything Fox News won’t use as an excuse to attack Sandra Fluke? Apparently not. Last night, Sean Hannity may have won the award for the most far-fetched pretense when he used attacks on women in Egypt’s Tahrir Square to gripe, “Where’s Sandra Fluke?”
Fluke, you may recall, infuriated conservatives who then ignited a media firestorm when she advocated for mandatory insurance coverage of contraception. For some reason, they haven’t been able to stop attacking her since.
Meanwhile, these are the same folks who deny there’s a war on women.
Last night, as Hannity discussed how women have been targeted and abused in Tahrir Square, a banner on the screen read, “THE REAL WAR ON WOMEN.”
Hannity sneered, “Where’s the president? Where are the feminists? Where’s Sandra Fluke?”
Lumping the situation in Egypt with that in Syria, he brought on Liz Cheney to bash President Obama over both to talk about the potential “need” for military action against Syria. Is there any war these people don’t love (for other people to fight)?
Then as Hannity brought the subject back to Egypt, he said, “Morsi mobs, Muslim Brotherhood mobs raping women in public. I don’t hear from Sandra Fluke. I haven’t heard a peep out of the president.”
In a hilarious graphic, a photo of Fluke appeared in front of the words, “SILENCE OF THE LIBS.” On the other side was a photo of President Obama.
We could also ask, “Where has Hannity been?” Although it is true that women have been targeted in Tahrir Square, sexual assaults on women are nothing new in Egypt. NBC News reported in 2011, in a piece about “sex mobs” targeting Egyptian women:
Public violence against women was rampant well before the movement that unseated Mubarak in 2011. According to a 2008 study by an Egyptian NGO, 83 percent of women have been victims of harassment.
Funny, I don’t recall hearing a peep of concern from Hannity about the situation in all this time.
[fearful situation] + [hated Lib Name(s)] repeated 10,000 times = [Pitchfork Krowd Frenzy]
We Pervert, You Deride
Yeah, I know; the above statement makes no sense — about as much as Sean’s statement did . . .