Thomas Sowell: The real 'war on women'

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  • Wally West SLC, UT
    June 10, 2012 9:22 a.m.

    @ Lasvegaspam 1:55 p.m. June 9, 2012

    C'mon Pam... Fixed noise has its share of cheerleaders & purveyors of emotional wedge issues. Have you not watched Tom Sullivan, Sean Hannity or Fox and Friends in the a.m.?

    I'll agree that Ed & Rachel have (how shall we say?) a slanted perspective. MSNBC's biggest mistake was axing Olbermann. If nothing else KO had a sense of humor and wasn't afraid to call a spade a spade regardless of ideology.

    If I want TV news; its HLN in the morning. For insightful opinion, Political Capital & Charlie Rose.

  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    June 9, 2012 1:55 p.m.

    I hope that all of us are bothering, from time to time, to monitor the various channels to make certain that we are not the recipients of one-way-only biased news coverage.

    On that topic, I dialed up MSNBC as the Wisconsin recall votes were coming in and observed how Rachel Maddow insisted that the amount of money spent by the Republicans is what caused the recall to fail, while never mentioning once what the unions and the DNC spent! Is she a mascot or a reporter?

    In addition, when the vote reflected 61% to 38%, Maddow called this an "epic struggle", and stated that Walker is "holding on".

    Seriously, we must be living in two different realities.

    And Fox detractors can criticize Fox all they want, but I've never heard a Fox reporter characterize the results of an election as "disappointing", like Ed Schultz did for this one. Dissapointing? I believe that the American voters have spoken. Get in line with how they are choosing to be governed, Ed.

  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    June 9, 2012 1:54 p.m.

    Skeptical: Not one shred of evidence? Well, except for the story that broke last week about the undercover sting video exposing Planned Parenthood’s willingness to abort based on sex (illegal in the state of Arizona in which the sting occurred).

    Interestingly, the only network that chose to run this news-worthy story was Fox.

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    June 8, 2012 4:31 p.m.


    Sorry, I meant that remark to refer to the US population, as I thought I made clear by the following sentence, when I specified the US birthrates.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 8, 2012 2:42 p.m.

    Clearly the op-ed writer didn't spend one minute trying to present the reasons why Democrats voted against the bill or addressing their concerns about the bill.

  • EPJ Grantsville, UT
    June 8, 2012 2:05 p.m.

    "There is not a shred of evidence presented that female fetuses are aborted more frequently than boy fetuses."

    So that ubiquitous bucket of water by many birthing beds in China and India really IS there just for washing hands? Or, . . . "washing hands" of a newborn female child?

    In many third-world countries, if you get rid of the "dowry" that is customarily expected to accompany a bride, then the financial liability of female births should pretty much go away too!

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    June 8, 2012 10:55 a.m.

    There is not a shred of evidence presented that female fetuses are aborted more frequently than boy fetuses. At birth, the US ratio of female to male children is 1.05, a fact that shows on its face that there is no predisposition to abort females over males in this country. This is just the typical fearmongering that Sowell does so frequently.

  • Bebyebe UUU, UT
    June 8, 2012 9:56 a.m.

    The first four paragraphs of this article isn't about women or abortions but a tirade against Obama.

  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    June 7, 2012 11:06 p.m.

    It is great that you pointed out that there are holes in the logic. So, what are the holes?

  • John Charity Spring Back Home in Davis County, UT
    June 7, 2012 9:41 p.m.

    Bluedevil attacks the DNews for publishing this opinion piece, but then fails to refute a single point the opinion piece makes. There is no refutation because the opinion piece contains irrefutable fact.

    The irrefutable fact is that is that the left-wing has invented this so-called war on women in order to further its quest of turning this Country into a welfare state. The left is pandering to a portion of the female population in order to gain votes.

    The left is promising women salaries equal to men, even when women are working jobs that require less education or fewer skills. Indeed, the left is creating an entitlement mentality that leads to everyone demanding equal pay for unequal work.

    It is time to reject this nonsensical leftist propaganda. Vote all left-wing extremists out of office this November.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    June 7, 2012 5:56 p.m.

    I am really shocked a publication of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints would publish what is decidely a most partisan missrepresentation of fact. It not only stretches the boundries of journalism or editorialism - probably should be the main piece on some far right extremist blog - but makes that acusation the female babies are being aborted in this country intentionally as preference to male babies, without a single supporting fact to back the statement up.

    The poor logic riddled with holes should be an embarrasement to the writers employer. I truly do hope Mit Romney wins the next election so we can see this degrading in public morality hopefully ebb. The level of devisive lying about others can not end positively for this country, where the media aimes to pit neighbor against neighbor, soley for the purpose of appealing the most base instincts in people.

    I expect more from a publication whose parent supposidly preaches against the very language of hate used by the author. It is truly a scarey thought process that the editors felt this piece was reflective of the paper, and its owner.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 7, 2012 5:42 p.m.

    If you don't want an abortion, Thomas, just don't get one.