Fox News co-host: ‘No woman should aspire to be’ Sandra Fluke

By David Edwards
Friday, August 24, 2012 11:53 EDT
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Fox News co-host Andrea Tantaros
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Fox News co-host Andrea Tantaros on Thursday said that “no woman should aspire to be” the women’s rights activist and former Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, who conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called a slut because she had advocated that birth control be covered by health insurance plans.

During a discussion about how women would vote in the 2012 election, The Five co-host Eric Bolling declared that “Obama’s the real warrior on women,” adding that he had received an Obama campaign fundraising email written by Fluke, who is expected to speak at the Democratic National Convention.

“And they think it’s ridiculous that [Donald] Trump might speak at the RNC convention!” co-host Dana Perino exclaimed.

“Why would they elevate somebody who claims to be this successful woman?” Tantaros wondered. “Nobody should aspire to be her. She claims to be this smart, successful woman and she can’t afford $9 birth control?”

“She was a student — she was a student to Georgetown!” guest co-host Juan Williams pointed out.

“She’s a lazy student,” Tantaros shot back. “She won’t get a job and pay for her own bills

In fact, Fluke had testified to Congress that it was her friend, a lesbian, who could not afford the oral contraception she needed to prevent ovarian cysts from forming because her university refused to pay for the medication on religious grounds.

Watch this video from Fox News’ The Five, broadcast Aug. 23, 2012.

(h/t: Media Matters)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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