May 28, 2014

Either Glenn Beck has lost his mind or conservatives really do think this type of stuff is humor? I don't know where they got the idea that women cry rape every time a guy makes a pass at them. Do they waste so much time on this because of all the times they were rejected by the ladies? Oh, I know. It's because they got conned out of a couple of thousand bucks by Pick Up artist seminars that guaranteed them as much action as they could handle.

Either way, attacking women and trivializing the idea of sexual assault like this is pretty disturbing. Please, I hope this never happens, but I wonder how Glenn Beck would feel and act if one of his daughters told him she was sexually assaulted. Would he mock her? Would he make her watch these skits? No, I doubt that very much.

What is wrong with these people?

Media Matters:

Glenn Beck's The BlazeTV acted out sexual propositions and labeled each skit "RAPE!" in an attempt to mock the prevalence of reported sexual assault.

In response to reports that the 22-year-old who went on a deadly shooting spree in Santa Barbara was inspired by a hatred towards women who had refused his sexual advances, The Glenn Beck Program attempted to debunk the statistic that one in five women have reported experiencing a sexual assault. The May 27 edition of Beck's program dismissed the number -- cited by the Obama administration during the announcement of a new initiative to protect college students from sexual violence -- as a "completely untrue statistic."

As evidence, Beck presented a pre-recorded segment by The Blaze's Stu Burguiere, which featured skit performances of sexual assault scenarios in which network radio host Jeff Fisher propositioned another man in a blonde wig and skirt.

The skits purported to reenact questions from two studies on sexual assault -- the 2007 Campus Sexual Assault Report and 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey -- ostensibly to show how the number of sexual assault victims is "massively" inflated:

The scenarios featured Fisher asking for sex in a variety of manners, and a woman giggling an affirmative response. Burguiere would then jump in with a flashy, red placard reading "RAPE!" to mock the notion of sexual assault, saying, for example:

BURGUIERE: Guuuuesss what? That's rape! Repeatedly asking for sex to get sex is the same as rape. That's persistence rape.

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