The Real War on Women: Hustler's disturbing attack on S.E. Cupp

“There is no war on women,” Glenn said this morning, “at least from the Republican Party.”

Earlier in the show, Glenn reported on the story of the union thugs who created a piñata of the face of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. “The war on women is coming from the left and it sickens me. Ann Romney, of course, has never worked a day in her life. The union piñata that is happening with Nikki Haley, the governor, it’s incredible,” Glenn said.

The attack on Nikki Haley isn’t the worst attack on a conservative woman Glenn saw today. “One of our employees with GBTV, S.E. Cupp, has been so incredibly wronged. You would think this would be illegal, but it’s not,” Glenn said told listeners this morning.

The Blaze reported this morning that Hustler Magazine published a fake photo of S.E. Cupp in a sexual act with what appears to be a penis in her mouth. The pictures is published under the headline “Celebrity Fantasy,” and the text beside the picture asks, “What would S.E. Cupp look like and a [d**k] in her mouth?”

Here is what Hustler had to say about S.E.:

“S.E. Cupp is a lovely young lady who read too much Ayn Rand in high school and ended up joining the dark side. Cupp, an author and media commentator, who often shows up on Fox News programs, is undeniably cute. But her hotness is diminished when she espouses dumb ideas like defunding Planned Parenthood. Perhaps the method pictured here is Ms. Cupp’s suggestion for avoiding an unwanted pregnancy.”

A disclaimer follows: “No such picture of S.E. Cupp actually exists. This composite fantasy is altered from the original for our imagination, does not depict reality, and is not to be taken seriously for any purpose.”

Glenn noted that this is a complete falsehood, and despite the disclaimer on the photo, it will now be out there forever.

This morning on radio S.E. joined Glenn on-air to discuss the disgusting attack.

“It’s a doctored photo, so it’s not like I’m embarrassed because I performed this act and they caught it on film,” S.E. told Glenn. “It’s embarrassing because, as you said, it will be out there forever. The fact that I work really hard, and am an Ivy League educated young woman with a pretty good job doesn’t really matter when you look at a photo like this.”

“You have to wonder if they had done this to somebody like Nancy Pelosi or Michelle Obama, would that stand? Would no one make a stink about it? I have to think they would,” she added.

Addressing President Obama, Glenn said, “if he had a daughter she could look like S.E. Cupp,” and reminded listeners that we live in a world that is all about photos, and when these photos make the rounds the disclaimers rarely follow them. “Does anybody care?” Glenn asked. “Your point here about Michelle Obama – the world would be set on fire if they did this to Michelle Obama, and I would be right with them.”

Pat cited the outrage the left had when the word “slut” was used by someone on the right. What Hustler has done to S.E. is far worse than that.

“I've covered a lot of this misogyny, whether it was Sarah Palin or Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin, but I've never seen anything this disturbing and graphic,” S.E. said. “But if I can just express a little gratitude for Hustler – and I'm completely serious here – there is an accompanying sidebar to this story, in which they layout why they did this to me. It’s under a hundred words, and in that paragraph they say, ‘S.E. Cupp she's lovely, she's smart, she’s fine, but she happens to be a crazy conservative, who is pro-life, and wants to defund Planned Parenthood. And for that, she deserves a phallus in her mouth.’ That is essentially what they’re saying, and I have to commend that as being incredibly honest. There are people in the media that perform this misogyny on women like me who cannot be that honest, who cannot come out and say ‘I disagree with you politically, therefore I feel like you deserve this kind of treatment.’ They will not say that. The National Organization for Women, N.O.W., will not coming out and say ‘liberal women deserve more respect, and we are not going to defend conservative women.’ They are not going to admit to that.”

“Frankly, I wish that these media entities that perform this kind of misogyny would just come out and do what Hustler did, instead of beating around the bush and pretending to be fair, pretending to be above that. They're not above that. This is exactly what they do every single time,” she added.

In other words, Hustler magazine has higher standards than the media and the National Organization for Women, Glenn translated.

“That's exactly right. It's more straightforward. They have uncomplicated this belief system, which exists on the left and right.” S.E. responded. “They have uncomplicated this belief system that my political views, my being pro-life, make this kind of behavior okay. It justifies it, and I essentially deserve it. That is honesty on this issue I have never seen before.”

The media has never been shy about attacking conservative women, despite their “feminist” tone, but this latest attack on S.E. is one of the most disturbing ones to be published in recent weeks. Glenn, who knows more than most what it is like to be dishonestly attacked and smeared by the mainstream media, explained how, because this fabricated photo was published, it will never disappear. The disclaimer will most likely be lost, but whenever someone Google’s S.E. Cupp this photo will be there.

“This is a woman who eventually will have children, and her children will see that picture of their mother. It will not come with a disclaimer,” Glenn said. “We live in a world now that is all about photos. You don't know the difference between reality and fiction anywhere, and here's a picture that will go out on the Internet, and forever be the one when you Google her it will forever pop up. Is this wrong, Democrats? Is this wrong? And I don't put you in the category of Hustler. But where is the line?”

S.E. Cupp is one of the brightest young commentators in the political news media. She didn't get into politics to spend time having to defend herself or become the topic of discussion.  Glenn made a call for Hustler to remove the photo this morning. The left-wing organizations like N.O.W. and the Democrat Party constantly accuse the GOP of waging a "War of Women," but remain silent whenever a conservative woman is attacked.

Standing up for someone who is being unfairly attacked and smeared should not be a partisan issue.

I think we can all agree, both on the Left and the Right, that children who have been caught up in illegal immigration is an awful situation. But apparently what no one can agree on is when it matters to them. This past weekend, it suddenly — and even a little magically — began to matter to the Left. Seemingly out of nowhere, they all collectively realized this was a problem and all rushed to blame the Trump administration.

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Here's Rachel Maddow yesterday:

I seem to remember getting mocked by the Left for showing emotion on TV, but I'll give her a pass here. This is an emotional situation. But this is what I can't give her a pass on: where the heck was this outrage and emotion back in 2014? Because the same situation going on today — that stuff Maddow and the rest of the Left have only just now woken up to — was going on back in July 2014! And it was arguably worse back then.

I practically begged and pleaded for people to wake up to what was going on. We had to shed light on how our immigration system was being manipulated by people breaking our laws, and they were using kids as pawns to get it done. But unlike the gusto the Left is using now to report this story, let's take a look at what Rachel Maddow thought was more important back in 2014.

On July 1, 2014, Maddow opened her show with a riveting monologue on how President Obama was hosting a World Cup viewing party. That's hard-hitting stuff right there.

On July 2, 2014, Maddow actually acknowledged kids were at the border, but she referenced Health and Human Services only briefly and completely rushed through what was actually happening to these kids. She made a vague statement about a "policy" stating where kids were being taken after their arrival. She also blamed Congress for not acting.

See any difference in reporting there from today? That "policy" she referenced has suddenly become Trump's "new" policy, and it isn't Congress's fault… it's all on the President.

She goes on throughout the week.

On July 7, 2014, her top story was something on the Koch brothers. Immigration was only briefly mentioned at the end of the show. This trend continued all the way through the week. I went to the border on July 19. Did she cover it? Nope. In fact, she didn't mention kids at the border for the rest of the month. NOT AT ALL.

Do you care about immigrant kids who have been caught in the middle of a broken immigration system or not?

Make up your minds. Is this an important issue or not? Do you care about immigrant kids who have been caught in the middle of a broken immigration system or not? Do you even care to fix it, or is this what it looks like — just another phony, addicted-to-outrage political stunt?

UPDATE: Here's how this discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

Glenn gives Rachel Maddow the benefit of the doubt

Rachel Maddow broke down in tears live on her MSNBC show over border crisis.

Progressives think the Obamas are a gift to the world. But their gift is apparently more of the metaphorical kind. It doesn't extend to helpful, tangible things like saving taxpayers money. Illinois has approved $224 million to pay for street and transportation upgrades around the planned site of the Obama Presidential Center. The catch is that Illinois taxpayers will have to cover $200 million of that cost. For a presidential museum.

Eight years of multiplying the national debt wasn't enough for Barack Obama. Old fleecing habits die hard. What's another $200 million here and there, especially for something as important as an Obama tribute center?

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That's all well and good except Illinois can't even fund its pension system. The state has a $137 billion funding shortfall. That means every person in Illinois owes $11,000 for pensions, and there is no plan to fix the mess. Unless Illinois progressives have discovered a new kind of math, this doesn't really add up. You can't fund pensions, but you're going to figure out a way to milk the public for another $200 million to help cover the cost of a library?

It's hard to imagine who in their right mind would think this will be money well spent. Well, except for maybe Chicago Mayor and former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel who said, "The state's… investment in infrastructure improvements near the Obama Center on the South Side of Chicago is money well spent."

Some presidential overreach lasts longer than others.

The spending has already been signed into law, even though the Obama library has not received construction approval yet. Part of the holdup is that the proposed site is on public land in historic Jackson Park. That doesn't seem very progressive of the Obamas, but, you know, for certain presidents, you go above and beyond. It's just what you do. Some presidential overreach lasts longer than others.

Here's the thing about taxing the peasants so the king can build a fancy monument to himself – it's wrong. And completely unnecessary. The Obamas have the richest friends on the planet who could fund this project in their sleep. If the world simply must have a tricked-out Obama museum, then let private citizens take out their wallets voluntarily.

As the Mercury Museum proved this weekend, it is possible to build an exhibit with amazing artifacts that attracts a ton of visitors – and it cost taxpayers approximately zero dollars.

'The fool builds walls': China blasts Trump over tariffs

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I can picture it now: Thousands of years ago, Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, standing before hordes of his followers, in the Qin Dynasty, with a bright red bamboo hat on, and chanting, "Build that wall!"

It took a couple centuries to build the thing, but it got built. And it has been carefully maintained over the last 2,000 years, but, today, the Great Wall of China is so massive that astronauts can see it during good weather conditions from the lower part of low Earth orbit. The wall boasts over 3,000 miles of towers and brick embankments, with over 1,200 miles of natural defensive barriers. It's worth mentioning that the Chinese government is also exceptionally good at imposing digital walls, so much so that China ranks worst in the world for internet freedom.

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So it's a little strange to hear an editorial run by a major news network in China criticized President Trump for his proposal to build a large wall along the southern border of America.

"Following the path of expanding and opening up is China's best response to the trade dispute between China and the United States, and is also the responsibility that major countries should have to the world," the author wrote. "The wise man builds bridges, the fool builds walls."

Similarly, the Pope told reporters in 2016, "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not the gospel."

Don't throw stones at people who want to build walls when you live in place surrounded by walls.

If you've been to the Vatican, you know that it is surrounded by enormous walls. The same goes for all the celebrities who live in heavily walled compounds—a safety measure—but who have also vehemently criticized President Trump's plans to build a wall.

You know the adage: "People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones at other people's glass houses." Perhaps the phrase needs an update: Don't throw stones at people who want to build walls when you live in place surrounded by walls.

An immaculate Nazi doctor hovers over newborn. He probes and sneers at it. "Take it away," he says. This is the very real process that Nazi doctors undertook during the era of Nazi Germany: Nazi eugenics, the studious, sterile search to find children who would define a pure breed for the German lineage. The Übermensch.

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During a speech to a delegation of Italy's Family Association in Rome on Saturday, Pope Francis referred to this cruel Nazi practice, which he used as a comparison to the increasingly popular process throughout Europe of "ending" birth defects, by offering abortions to women who have babies with chromosomal defects.

Here are two passages from the Pope's remarks:

I have heard that it's fashionable, or at least usual, that when in the first months of pregnancy they do studies to see if the child is healthy or has something, the first offer is: let's send it away.

And:

I say this with pain. In the last century the whole world was scandalized about what the Nazis did to purify the race. Today we do the same, but now with white gloves.

When CNN got the quote, and it shocked them so much that they had to verify the quote with the Vatican—in other words, it didn't fit the usual narrative.

It didn't fit the usual narrative.

The Pope also addressed claims that he has dedicated himself to LGBTQ causes:

Today, it is hard to say this, we speak of "diversified" families: different types of families. It is true that the word "family" is an analogical word, because we speak of the "family" of stars, family" of trees, "family" of animals ... it is an analogical word. But the human family in the image of God, man and woman, is the only one. It is the only one. A man and woman can be non-believers: but if they love each other and unite in marriage, they are in the image of God even if they don't believe.

The media have largely seen Pope Francis as the cool Pope, as the Obama of Catholicism. It'll be interesting to see how abruptly and severely that perspective changes.