This Week In Missing The Point, Starring Rush Limbaugh And Sean Hannity

Wealthy White Guys Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity demonstrated their ongoing obliviousness this week by completely ignoring everything that matters about issues like rape and child abuse, throwing out incredibly dumb red herrings on the issues instead.

First, Limbaugh asserted on his radio show that “no means yes if you know how to spot it” and lamented that “that used to be part of the advice boys were given” — that “no” means “yes,” that is. Oh, woe is me, Rush Limbaugh. It’s so terrible that boys aren’t being told to make women’s minds up for them as far as consent goes (or in other words, you know, rape women). This was in response to Ohio State’s enthusiastic consent policy, which requires explicit verbal consent at every step of a sexual interaction, a policy which, by the way, benefits all students at Ohio State, not just female students. Lord knows, the really important thing about America’s campus rape epidemic isn’t, you know, the fact that there are so many victims of rape, or the fact that campus rape investigations get fucked up so often — partially because universities’ policies on rape are vague, a problem which this policy seeks to solve — but the potential loss of the “art of seduction.” GAG.

Then there’s Sean Hannity, who apparently missed the memo about Adrian Peterson’s abuse case, electing instead to elaborate (for maybe like the four millionth time) on his agreement with Peterson about the abnormality of homosexuality, and why parents should be able to teach their kids that being gay is weird. Never mind that Peterson has allegedly injured a child in the past, never mind the discussion over “disciplining” a child versus abusing them, what really matters is that gay = bad.

I mean, it’s not that I’m surprised, it’s just that I am rolling my eyes so hard they’ve been popping out of my head for the last few days. God forbid we focus on the hard stuff.

[Media Matters]
[Ohio State University]
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