Liz Trotta is one of Fox News' most odious pundits, and we have covered her long enough to know. Her latest screed against women being sexually abused or raped in the military isn't remarkable for her, but it's still remarkable for its overall cruelty factor towards women. Conservative cruelty had been ramped up in DC since the Clinton White House era. Then that hatred of Bill was extended to the working class of America, and with the emergence of the Breitbarts of the world, cruelty targeting the poor is as high as it's ever been. It's become profitable for some and many want in. Cruelty is a defining characteristic for their current ideology now. Here's what Trotta had to say via Digby and Media Matters on women in the military:
During a segment about new rules regarding women in the military, Fox News contributor Liz Trotta attacked the Department of Defense for increasing spending on support programs for victims of sexual assault. Trotta also reacted to a Pentagon report showing a 64% increase in violent sexual assaults since 2006 by stating: "Well, what did they expect? These people are in close contact."
Have you read anything more sickening in the last 24 hours? Since we're focused on the GOP 2012 primary, our news cycle has been one long vomit-fest. "What did they expect?" That's Trotta's response to women being raped in the military. Later in the interview, she then dismissed crimes against women in the military without missing a beat.
SHAWN: Well, you certainly want the people fighting the war to be protected from anything that could be illegal.
TROTTA: Oh, look, I mean, that's — nice try Eric. This whole question of women in the military has not been aired properly, and it's the great sleeping giant.
What an odious person. Maybe Trotta can find a tea party congressman to introduce a new bill into the House that states women must expect to be sexually abused or raped when they join the military and not look to be protected. On another Fox show, Liz downplays Lara Logan after she was sexually attacked by a mob because she should have expected to be felt up.
That's nice. Lara Logan was "felt up." And women in the military should be prepared to be raped by their fellow soldiers as part of the gig. She's one tough gal. And one despicable human being.
She's lining up a new defense for men in any high pressure work environment to be allowed to sexually assault a woman because she's too close to him at the time that he was stressed out.
Transcripts below the fold.