Politics Daily #5 – Hilary Rosen’s (Not) Extremely Controversial Comment about Ann Romney

Here we have a typical case of a small little jab of a comment made on television complete and utterly blown out of proportion.  Both Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow aptly points out how the conservative media, heralded by Fox news, is portraying this comment as the latest attack by liberals in the ‘war’ on women.

Having seen the footage of Rosen’s comments, the most ‘controversial’ of which was her claim that Ann Romney has “never worked a day in her life,” its unbelievable that this comment could possibly destroy her reputation as a political pundit or media image and gather such animosity from conservatives.  It is even worse, though, that the commentators at Fox News have the audacity to take this comment and milk it for all its worth, some of whom pointing out the fact that raising five kids is “the most difficult job in the world” or something along those lines.  If they were serious in their effort in comparing raising children to joining the work force, then it makes even less sense.  Wage labor and raising kids are such different matters that they can’t be compared.

But the main point that Rosen was trying to make was that Ann Romney doesn’t understand the hardships that average Americans go through because of her wealth, and that Mrs. Romney is someone who is likely to have had plenty of help in raising her kids.

So, in light of this, Hilary Rosen has to take a beating from the conservative media for such an insignificant comment.

Author: dky1

A graduated (but still caffeinated) student. I write mostly politics and movie reviews in the Third Cup blog, and some fiction, short stories, and gaming journal on the Loner's Diaries blog.

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