|FIXED NOISE AVOIDS RAPE COMMENTS BY GOP|
As of 1:30 pm today, Faux News had not mentioned Richard Mourdock or the word “rape” in connection to Mourdock even once. In comparison, other cable networks are covering Mourdock and the fallout from his comments exhaustively. MSNBC mentioned “rape” in 15 segments about Mourdock, while CNN mentioned it 22 times.
|CABLE NEWS RAPE REPORT BY THE NUMBERS|
Silence seems to be Fixed Noises favored tactic for dealing with stories that may be unpalatable for conservatives. When Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) made his highly-covered blunder, claiming that women could not get pregnant from “legitimate rape,” Faux barely mentioned his name. Though Fux Ewes may continue to ignore these controversies, stories of teapublican candidates’ extreme positions on abortion and contraception are becoming all too common in the news cycle.