Monday night, The O’Reilly Factor deliberately belittled the National Organization for Women by trolling their conference and harassing attendees with sexist, denigrating comments. Last night, it was the Hannity show’s turn, via a “debate” about “some of the most outrageous rhetoric” from the left” – which just happened to solely include comments from NOW president Terry O’Neill.
Hannity chose for his debate the ever hate-filled and hate mongering Dana Loesch. Loesch seems to particularly despise feminists. On The Kelly File in April, she sneered that she didn’t know the goal of another feminist conference other than “to raise up the next generation of women into old cat ladies.” She added, “It was like watching Mean Girls with less attractive women. …You don’t have to “get” progressives. They “get” themselves.” She's a charmer, alright.
Not surprisingly, Loesch brought her special brand of hostility to this segment. She started off with a condescending response to the other guest, former NOW president Patricia Ireland. “So the idea that women are somehow being denied anything – Look, my rights have not changed after this ruling, Sean, and women who work for Hobby Lobby, they still have access to birth control, as provided by Hobby Lobby,” Loesch said.
That’s not quite true, as this article in Time explains and as Ireland tried to explain. But, predictably, Hannity did not challenge Loesch. In fact, he validated her. “That’s the point… Can’t you respect somebody’s deeply-held religious views?” he asked Ireland.
But Ireland barely got a chance to answer before Loesch interrupted to scold her. When Ireland objected and asked to be allowed to speak, Loesch said, “I’ll correct you.” Later, she said, “I’m going to educate you.” Like I said, a charmer.
After Loesch got another good bit of time to rant, Hannity interrupted to say, “We’ve gotten both sides in” and ended the discussion.
Ireland barely got the chance to speak.
And then people like Hannity and Loesch complain about people saying there’s a right-wing war on women.
Watch the war on feminism below.
Hannocchio is full of it.
There is no way such a broad idea as a deeply held religious conviction can be limited to just women’s birth control. But I hope that this idiotic decision will eventually lead to employers getting out of their employees health care by way of universal health care.