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.

In light of the national conversation surrounding the rights of free speech, religion and self-defense, Mercury One is thrilled to announce a brand new initiative launching this Father's Day weekend: a three-day museum exhibition in Dallas, Texas focused on the rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

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What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.