Charles Krauthammer: The gender politics minefield: Debunking the ‘war on women’

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  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 4:01 p.m.

    one vote,
    I hate to defend Fox News but... when I see something said that's totally uninformed I have to at least say something.

    Are you saying that Fox doesn't have women news anchors? That they don't hire women? That they don't have a LOT of women reporters? That their round-table discussions and contributors don't include women?

    Because if you are... I think you are totally uninformed on what you are talking about.

    Fact is... a LOT of women work at Fox and contribute to Fox News reporting and content (goggle "Fox News on air personalities" for a list... ~50% women).

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 2:50 p.m.

    Maybe another round table with five men on FOX talking about this issue.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 2:20 p.m.

    Maybe because Fox News isn't the only network out there.

    And because there are 5 networks I would consider to fit in the "Liberal News" networks for every network that dares to broadcast a Conservative point of view.

    I know Fox News gets the most viewers out of all the networks (but I'm not one of them, never watch). But I think most people still get their news from the non-cable big-3 (ABC, NBC, CBS) "news" programming. And that reporting is dominated by people mean well and THINK they are being fair, but they have biases they don't even realize are just from the cloistered peer group they exist in. It comes through in their reporting (in very subtle ways).

    I do watch the Sunday morning news shows... and there's no doubt they are VERY instrumental in keeping this stereotype of Republicans going (that they don't appeal to women, LGBT, black community, Hispanics, etc, etc, etc). The list of groups these political editors pine about Republicans (not the same as Conservative) not being able to get to goes on and on and on.

    Those 3 are the propaganda machine I'm talking about.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 2:09 p.m.

    @ 2 bits

    Thank you for taking the time to respond to this piece.

    Although I seldom agree with you, I do take the time to read your comments.

    Your closing comment...

    "...What I'm saying is... Democrats are wining the propaganda wars...".

    My question...

    How can that possibly be when FOX, without question, functions as the propaganda network for Republicans, is rated #1 all over the country?

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 11:37 a.m.

    I don't think Republicans really hate women. They just aren't as good on their button issues.

    There's no doubt Democrats have this demographic locked up (from last election). And there's no chance of Republicans improving in that demographic THIS election, because it will be "Anti-Women" to campaign aggressively against Hillary Clinton, just as it was "Racist" to question anything Obama said or did during the past 2 campaigns.


    I know Democrats have been successful at painting themselves as the "pro-women party" (and the Pro-LGBT party, and the pro-you-name-it (insert any super-pac group) party...

    But are they REALLY?

    How do you claim to be pro-woman... after the merciless attacks on Sarah Palin?
    How do you claim to be pro-black... after the attacks on Herman Cain?

    No doubt Democrats have most super-pac demographics locked up. And Republicans will probably never be able to overcome that aged stereotype the left has for them (and is daily fed to the public through the liberal-media). These stereotypes may as well be reality IF people actually believe them.

    What I'm saying is... Democrats are wining the propaganda wars.

  • JoeCapitalist2 Orem, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 11:08 a.m.

    "You know, today, women make up about half our workforce, but they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it's an embarrassment. Women deserve equal pay for equal work.” -- President Barack Obama, State of the Union, January 2014

    This is the type of rhetoric that is common from the left in their phony "War on Women" accusations against conservatives.

    What I want to know is...if this statement were really true...and I were a business owner...then why would I not want to hire ONLY women?

    After all, if I could get a woman to do the exact same job as a man and I could really get away with paying her only 77% as much as I would have to pay a man to do the same thing (same quality, same result, etc.), then why would I want to pay more to a man?

    I would want ALL my employees to be high quality women workers who will supposedly do great work for cheap wages. More profits for me, right? Everyone else would want to do the same thing.

    Something must be missing when you try to follow that logic?

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 9:28 a.m.

    "...the governor's race in Texas: Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate...Her capacity for veracity is a legitimate issue...".

    Krauthammer's capacity for veracity is a legitimate issue as well.

    Thank you Krauthammer for displaying this capacity weekly.

    Thank you as well for exposing your political comrade in arms Huckabee.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Feb. 3, 2014 8:49 a.m.

    GOP will not likely lose in the elections coming this Nov. Even the Washington Times is sounding the alarm that the GOP will probably take majority of seats in the Senate and hold on to the majority of the House. Reason: Rejection of the Obamacare mess!

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 3, 2014 7:59 a.m.

    Dr. Krauthammer's editorials are usually entertaining and full of myopic views of the world in which we live. The reasons why the GOP loses and will continue to lose the female vote is because of their policies. Let a woman choose what happens to her body, support legislation that helps her collect equal pay for equal work, pass legislation that provides health care to all and you'll get there support. The GOP still thinks it their image that turns off voters when it's their policies.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Feb. 2, 2014 4:19 p.m.

    Challenge the other side and watch them lose? With what, a health care plan?