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Where’s the Media Outrage? Virginia Democrat Compares Republicans to Violent Rapists

Written by Kyle Drennen

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In an outrageous ad aired on the local Washington D.C. NBC affiliate WRC-4, Virginia Democrat state senate candidate Jennifer Wexton – running to replace newly elected Virginia attorney general Mark Herring – made a shocking comparison between violent rapists that she once tried as a prosecutor to "Tea Party Republicans" in the Virginia legislature. [Listen to the audio]

After describing women being assaulted and "traumatized again by facing the criminal in court," Wexton made this declaration: "...as a prosecutor I put violent offenders in prison. In the Virginia Senate, I'll fight just as hard against Tea Party Republicans who would take away a woman's health care and her right to choose, even in cases of rape and incest."

When will the media seize on this ad and bemoan the lack of civility in politics? Something they delight in doing when conservatives are the offenders.

In fact, when NBC political director Chuck Todd was recently confronted with Democrats' abortion fearmongering during the 2013 Virginia governor's race, he excused the party's increasingly over-the-top rhetoric: "What campaigns aren't about scaring some voters?"

It appears that Ms. Wexton took that to heart. Here is a transcript of Wexton's campaign ad:

A woman assaulted at night by the reservoir. Another by an intruder who forced his way in through her bedroom 2014-01-07-NBC-Wextonwindow. And for so many, traumatized again by facing the criminal in court. I'm Jennifer Wexton and as a prosecutor I put violent offenders in prison. In the Virginia Senate, I'll fight just as hard against Tea Party Republicans who would take away a woman's health care and her right to choose, even in cases of rape and incest. On election day, help me stand up for her.

Article originally appeared on Newsbusters

Kyle Drennen is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.

 

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