It's long past time for A Subsidiary of the DNC to appear on the fascia of the New York Times Building in Manhattan. Here's how the NYT shills for the Democratic National Committee, and, indirectly, for their guy in the Senate, Harry Reid.
The NYT writers start the ad campaign right there in the story about the ad campaign. Slick, huh?
"The database [that the campaign will use] will point out, for example, that Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney are supporting the Republican candidate for Senate in Nevada, Sharron Angle, who once said that victims of rape should make "what was really a lemon situation into lemonade..."
Scandalous, right? That's depends on your stance on abortion. What isn't debatable is that the alleged quote from Angle is - you may find this shocking - taken out of its original context. To its credit, the Huffington Post printed the original context last July.
Interviewer: Where do you stand on the issue of abortion, a consensual abortion, from a person who is raped or is pregnant as a result of incest?
Angle: Well right now our law permits that. My own personal feelings and that is always what I express, my personal feeling is that we need to err on the side of life. There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life no matter what it's location, age, gender or disability. So whenever we talk about government and government's role, government's role is to protect life and that's what our Founding Father said, that we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Interviewer: What do you say then to a young girl, I am going to place it as he said it, when a young girl is raped by her father, let's say, and she is pregnant. How do you explain this to her in terms of wanting her to go through the process of having the baby?
Angle: I think that two wrongs don't make a right. And I have been in the situation of counseling young girls, not 13 but 15, who have had very at risk, difficult pregnancies. And my counsel was to look for some alternatives, which they did. And they found that they had made what was really a lemon situation into lemonade. Well one girl in particular moved in with the adoptive parents of her child, and they both were adopted. Both of them grew up, one graduated from high school, the other had parents that loved her and she also graduated from high school. And I'll tell you the little girl who was born from that very poor situation came to me when she was 13 and said 'I know what you did thank you for saving my life.' So it is meaningful to me to err on the side of life."
Oh, so Angle's comment wasn't about rape!
The Angle campaign subsequently released a statement on her position concerning abortion, which is the issue here. Again, to its credit, the HuffPo included that statement in its article.
"It's easy to use rare situations such as the tragedies of rape and incest to skew the debate about the value of human life.
At a time when the Federal Government is already burning through our tax dollars, the Obama Administration and Harry Reid are using federal funds to pay for abortions via the abolition of the Mexico City Policy and the passage of Obamacare.
If abortion advocates really believed in choice as they claim, they would be just as eager to present women in these tragic situations with choices they can actually live with for years to come. That was the point I was making."
Meanwhile, the NYT continues its slide into oblivion. But as long as there are parakeets in the Big Apple with cages needing paper, the Gray Lady will shill on.
In the immortal words of the late Kurt Vonnegut...and so it goes.