Funny, Fox News and the right wing actually believe that liberalism is an evil radical worldview. Meanwhile, as seen in the selection of the key-note speakers for the annual New Jersey Right to Life dinner, it is obvious that the anti-abortion movement, reverentially embraced by Fox and the right wing, has some pretty radical connections of its own!
Yes, who better to promote the so-called "sanctity of life" than Fox's very own Andrea Tantaros whose toxic, bigoted commentary contributes to the ambiance that Fox is famous for and, drum roll please, James O'Keefe whose lies are actively pimped on Fox. But what makes this even more special is that both of these jokers are being promoted by a group which claims that it cares about women and, judging from the comments and actions of the aforementioned right wing super-stars, that's debatable.
Tantaros delights in slut shaming women who have sex and babies outside of marriage. But she's anti-abortion - so anti-abortion that she described a woman who was contemplating having an abortion as "pure evil." Tantaros also hates Planned Parenthood so, I guess, her anti-choice bona fides are stellar despite her basic intolerance towards anybody or anything (especially Islam) that doesn't meet her right wing standards.
James O'Keefe is, uh, a piece of work with, as Newshounds Ellen pointed out, a "sleazy criminal history." His unsavory and illegal activities include doctored tapes which purported to show ACORN workers engaging in criminal wrongdoing - tapes that were given pride of place on Fox News where O'Keefe was interviewed in a pimp suit that he, come to find out, didn't wear during his ACORN sting videos. In 2013, he settled a lawsuit filed by a former ACORN worker for $100,000. In 2010, he pled guilty to breaking into the NOLA office of then Sen. Mary Landrieu as part of yet another bogus "investigation." And that's just a sample of his multi-faceted resume.
And, just like Tantaros, O'Keefe is no fan of women who, he said in a journal that he wrote while in college and which has been scrubbed from the internet, are attracted to "jerks, brutes, and assholes." (Pot, meet kettle?) O'Keefe has so much respect for women (not!) that he tried to punk a female CNN journalist by luring her onto a boat "filled with sexually explicit props and then record the session, those documents show." But O'Keefe did anti-Planned Parenthood sting videos with the sweet, virginal, anti-choice crusader and Fox fave, Lila Rose so his anti-choice bona fides are also stellar.
So save the date, April 17th, for a fun filled evening at the New Brunswick NJ Hyatt Regency. Prices for tickets range from $90 to $2750 for VIP's cause it's all about the "babies" and no hateful right wing rhetoric. Ya think?!
It would be worth seeing this comedy duo in person. We need a good laugh. But on the other hand, we can upload Long Island street thug Hannocchio’s CPAC speech and roll on the floor laughing our guts out.