Of course they’re not — but Hilary Rosen’s remarks yesterday about Mrs. Romney’s decision to stay home with the Romney kids have given the press an excuse to say both sides are at war against women.
Yes, Republican laws in dozens of states telling women what they can and can’t do with their reproductive organs is exactly the same as Hilary Rosen’s one offhanded statement on CNN which she has since retracted.
The desperation by the press to not seem lopsided, even though the world is very lopsided, is forcing them to manufacture balance. And that means creating news where there is no news — to give more weight to inconsequential things while, concurrently, diminishing very consequential things. It’s truly shameful. Both sides are not the same. Events do not have equal and opposite points. The world is messy, and the truth is not evenly distributed among every player on the political stage.
If you’re a member of the press and you’re involved in this fabrication of reality, you’re hurting America. And you look like an idiot on television. Stop it.
Adding… While we’re here, thanks for nothing, Hilary Rosen.
On CNN Wednesday night, Rosen claimed Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life” as part of a criticism of Romney’s claim to know what average American women want from their president. The Obama campaign immediately condemned the comments and the DNC chair called them “disappointing.”