Media pushes war-on-women narrative against GOP while ignoring indiscretions of Bill Clinton.
Every four years, just like the Olympics or Leap Day, Democrats trot out the same old attack — the Republican War on Women. Not surprisingly, 2016 is no different.
The liberal mainstream media has always played an active role in perpetuating the war-on-women narrative.
But this time, GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly called out Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for playing the “woman card” — something she isn’t happy about. He has also hit her husband and former President Bill Clinton — hard — for his indiscretions and infidelities, calling him the “biggest abuser of women.”
With the general election race looking more and more like a Clinton-Trump matchup, it was only a matter of time before the media would start relentlessly attacking the GOP nominee as they bolster their darling Hillary.
The liberal mainstream media has always played an active role in perpetuating the “war on women” narrative, and now, with Clinton running to be the first female president of the United States, voters can expect the bias to intensify. Just this past weekend, The New York Times ran a cover story titled “Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private,” stringing out women of Trump’s past to paint him in a not-so-wonderful light. The piece profiled women who had worked with Trump or had a personal relationship with him, while also listing a slew of purported unwanted advances and lewd comments.
One of the women featured prominently in the piece was Rowanne Brewer Lane, a former girlfriend of Trump. While The Times painted the picture that Lane was uncomfortable around him the first time they met, she refuted that notion publicly on “Fox & Friends” on Monday. “He never made me feel like I was being demeaned in any way,” Brewer Lane said. She also said that the paper distorted her account of her time with Trump. “They spun it to where it appeared negative,” Brewer Lane said. “I did not have a negative experience with Donald Trump.”
Big swing, big whiff for The Times.
GOP Chairman Reince Priebus, meanwhile, defended his party’s presumptive nominee in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.” “All these stories that come out — and they come out every couple weeks — people just don’t care,” Priebus said. “I think people look at Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and say, ‘Who’s going to bring an earthquake to D.C.?'”
It is no secret that Trump’s unfavorability among women is remarkably high due to some incendiary comments made on the campaign trail. An April Gallup poll showed that 70 percent of women viewed Trump unfavorably, compared to just 23 percent that viewed him favorably. Trump’s unfavorability with women has steadily climbed since his entrance into the race last June.
Interesting, though, that The Times would seek to paint Trump as anti-woman when Bill Clinton has a history of inappropriate behavior with women. Many people are familiar with the former president’s indiscretions with Monica Lewinsky, but don’t forget Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, and Kathleen Willey, just to name a few. The three women courageously spoke out against Bill for his inappropriate sexual actions, yet Hillary didn’t support them. Instead, she publicly humiliated them and tried to destroy their reputations. In fact, Hillary personally sought to silence them all.
The American electorate needs to take a long, hard look at these serious allegations against former President Clinton and the role that Hillary played in silencing, as well as degrading, his accusers. The only war on women being waged is coming directly from the woman who falsely claims to be the champion of women everywhere.
While the GOP presumptive nominee certainly faces a tough road ahead with women, The Times piece was exposed for what it truly was — a hit piece — meant to paint him and Republicans in a negative light with women.