PLANTING HATRED

Republicans vs Women.  What’s not to love about that headline?  Everything.  It’s from the New York Times.  Okay, It’s an editorial so one needs to allow some leeway but isn’t that over the top… or better said, under the bottom?  How about “Democrats vs. Children” for an opinion article about mid-term abortions?  Or “Democrats Against Democracy” for an opinion piece about preserving the integrity of the voting process?

The Editorial starts with this howler

“Republicans have not given up on their campaign to narrow access to birth control, abortion care and lifesaving cancer screenings.”

Really?  Republicans are against life saving cancer screenings?

”A new Republican spending proposal revives some of the more extreme attacks on women’s health and freedom that were blocked by the Senate earlier in this Congress. The resurrection is part of an alarming national crusade that goes beyond abortion rights and strikes broadly at women’s health in general.”

That statement by the Times doesn’t make the hurdle to be called hate speech.  However, asserting that Republicans are fighting life saving cancer screenings and spending taxpayer money in a campaign against women’s health in general does plant hate in the minds of the paper’s readers, many of whom are naive enough to believe such drivel.  It seems Republicans have always engaged in “extreme attacks on women’s health”, this is just a revival, a “resurrection” of a perpetual battle against women.

Love flows naturally in the human race.  Hatred needs to be stirred.  As the nation’s leading newspaper, The New York Times has the biggest spoon.  Unfortunately, they are neither careful nor truthful in how they use it.

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