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Surprise! Rush Limbaugh blames feminists for street harassment of women

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The fact that an anti-street harassment video has attracted heavy attention online, radio host Rush Limbaugh argued on Thursday, speaks to the failure of modern feminism.

“There is nothing new about this,” he argued. “What is new is that feminists in the ’60s and ’70s were supposed to wipe this out. Feminism was going to take care of this, it was going to stop the objectifying of women. It was going to stop the brutish behavior and the predatory behavior of men. It was going to promote the equality of women. It was going to make it so that men were never, ever going to feel comfortable doing this again.”

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Limbaugh also suggested that the video depicting Shoshana B. Roberts as she walks past men catcalling her in New York City was misleading.

“Even some of the things represented as catcalls are not catcalls,” Limbaugh said. “Some of the things represented are, ‘Hi, have a nice day.’ It’s nothing more than men speaking to her.”

He did not mention that Roberts has reportedly been receiving rape threats since participating in the video with Hollaback, an anti-street harassment group. Limbaugh did, however, criticize her for listing her bust size on her personal website.

“This woman puts it out there,” he said.

Limbaugh also sarcastically argued that he is not biased against feminism.

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“I love the women’s movement — especially when walking behind it,” he said.

Listen to Limbaugh’s commentary, as posted by Media Matters on Thursday, below.

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Trump first spotted his new coronavirus adviser on Fox News — where he rails against COVID-19 ‘hysteria’

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President Donald Trump first spotted his new coronavirus adviser on Fox News.

The president introduced Dr. Scott Atlas on Monday during his reinstated daily briefings, although he still hasn't spoken at either of the two media events he's attended to update the public on the deadly pandemic, reported CNN.

"He's working with us and will be working with us on the coronavirus," Trump told reporters at Monday's briefing, "and he has many great ideas, and he thinks what we've done is really good, and now we'll take it to a new level."

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Kellyanne Conway complains ‘sexist’ media covers what Kamala Harris is wearing but not Mike Pence

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White House adviser Kellyanne Conway suggested on Wednesday that Vice President Mike Pence is the victim of "sexist" news coverage which does not report on his wardrobe.

While speaking to reporters outside the White House, Conway reacted to the news that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) had been selected as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's running mate.

Conway argued that other women -- like herself -- had made history before Harris was chosen as the presumptive vice presidential nominee.

"We can't say certain words or certain words mean a certain thing," Conway opined. "And I'd be careful about that, not just because all of those words are said by all of you about people like me but also because I guess we don't treat all women the same, especially women who were the first and made history. But that's alright. I'll have my say one day."

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Chris Wallace slams GOPers ‘struggling’ with Kamala Harris: ‘Who among the Democrats would they have liked?’

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Fox News host Chris Wallace observed on Wednesday that conservative voices are "struggling" to find the best way to attack presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.

"She is not far to the left," Wallace told Fox News anchor Sandra Smith. "I think she's a reasonably safe choice. She was the obvious frontrunner. She was the obvious choice. She adds some excitement to the ticket. She's a statement to African-Americans and especially to African-American women, who are the real solid core of the Democratic Party, that the party does not take them for granted."

"And so I think she's a pretty safe choice and will energize some women, energize some African-Americans," he continued. "And most importantly, it's a cliche but it's true. Like the Hippocratic Oath, what people always say about the vice presidential pick is first do no harm."

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