Guy Benson is one of the "lucky guys" who get to sit in the middle of the Outnumbered couch with four lovely long legged ladies. Benson's conservative resume is impeccable, as he has written for Breitbart and National Review Online as well as having served as a guest host on the Hugh Hewitt radio show. And as an added bonus, he unearthed super secret video of former Weatherman and Fox nemesis Bill Ayers defending the Weathermen's radical beliefs. So it wasn't surprising that young master Benson would criticize the women's magazine "Cosmo" for its political outreach and its pro-choice positions because we all know that those silly Cosmo readers care more about fashion and sex than they do politics
Last week, the Outnumbered crew tackled Cosmo's new political initiative aimed at getting women to the polls which includes endorsements and stories about issues important to women. Benson said "at first blush," he thought that this was a good idea to "get people engaged." But he soon became disappointed because Cosmo won't endorse pro-life candidates and those who support voter suppression ID laws. He whined about how this is an "explicitly, aggressively, left-wing effort by Cosmo and it's just a disappointment." (Awwww)
Jedidah Bila surmised that Cosmo is rallying women because they expect to have a 2016 female presidential candidate and that's why they're concentrating on women's issues like abortion. She snarked that "they will leave out jobs and a whole bunch of other stuff" which is ironic given that the GOP is still not backing the pay equity act which benefits women. She said it's a savvy media campaign because it will make women "think that the left is their ally." (Like the GOP right is? Seriously?)
Benson continued to whine about how Cosmo isn't endorsing any pro-life candidates because, as an editor expressed it, "that is not in the best interest of our readers." (Right, Guy, women just love being forced to give birth!) He described this attitude as "arrogance that liberal women speak for all women on issues like this." (So do chaste conservative women read Cosmo? Oh, nooo.....)
Andrea Tantaros whined about how "aggressive" this is from a magazine "that's usually giving sex tips instead of political advice." In a moment of irony, she claimed that women's magazines "indoctrinate you into a certain ideology that they feel is best for all women" and whined that "they never give the right a fair shake" which is why she can't "take them seriously." (LOL, she's describing the reaction to Fox News!)
Benson's question of whether women "want to be preached at about politics when they really just want to check out the latest fashion and these wonderful shoes you guys are all wearing" was met with a chorus of giggles. Harris Faulkner said "the market" would "speak back."
So there you have it. Not only are Cosmo readers are just so superficial - but they must be stupid, too, if they are so easily "indoctrinated" by this evil, baby killing, lib propaganda. Too bad, these magazines aren't "fair & balanced" like Fox News. But this little right wing indoctrination session didn't go unnoticed. Cosmopolitan senior political writer Jill Filipovic said this:
"We think you’re perfectly capable of reading an article about shoes and still walking yourself to your polling place to cast an informed, thoughtful vote. We hope you do vote, no matter who it’s for, because the more women cast their ballots, the more all our political parties will have to respond to our needs and interests. But we also hope you’re paying attention to the subtle and not-so-subtle messages that politicians and political commentators send about women, and that you’re making connections between rhetoric, worldview, and policy."
She also defends Cosmo's pro-choice position: "We understand that reproductive health care is basic health care and limiting that care is a public health issue: where contraception and abortion are unavailable, women are killed and injured."
And now that NARAL is doing some fund raising off of Benson's comments, he's whining about it. Awwww....