Gold Teeth … Hehehe, That’s Funny
by Circle or Line
First Sandra Fluke wanted Obamacare to pay for her contraception.
Then she added that Obamacare should pay for sexual reassignment surgery.
What will be next on her list of wacky pay-for-my-stuff demands?
I speculate thusly:
* Tramp stamps
* Movie theater popcorn
* Beer pong balls
* The differential cost of super-sizing it
* Fries with that
* Apparently not a flattering haircut
* Scholarships to the Companion Guild Training House on Sihnon
* Vegan, fair-trade, organic, sustainable, cruelty-free Ramen noodles.
* Pepper-spray-proof protest goggles
* Gold teeth
* A date with Flo
* Drink umbrellas
* Bowling ball cleanings
* Extra foam
* That TruCoat that Jerry Lundegaard always recommends (you don’t get it, you get oxidation problems)
* Anything that begins with a lower case “i”
Of course, if it were MY list, I’d be demanding that my neighbor’s bratty kids be forced to shovel my driveway for me so I don’t suffer a heart attack trying to clear 3 tons of plow-slop out of the end of it – which technically makes it a health care issue.
I know I’ve been hollering and hollering about the media malpractice in covering the religious liberty fight against Obamacare’s HHS mandate. But this one’s too good not to share here.
One of the most recent examples of how the media have deliberately manipulated this story is how they elevated Sandra Fluke. She’s a 30-year-old law student at Georgetown who Democrats “played games” over in order to change the story from one about an unprecedented attack on religious liberty into one about a so-called “war on women.”
The media were using this narrative long before last week’s unpleasantness with the unkind words on talk radio, but that’s when things just went into high gear.
Josh Trevino and others (including myself) had been speculating on Twitter as to why the media weren’t telling us more about Fluke’s savvy PR operation. She obviously had a PR firm and they were clearly doing all those things that savvy firms do. And yet the media kept pretending, along with President Obama himself, as if she were some brave, lone co-ed instead of someone who was backed by massive amounts of power and money for rather obvious political gain. Reporters who had worked with her handlers knew that many of us who had been critical of the media handling of this issue were curious about this savvy PR operation behind her.
Well, you’ll never in a million years guess who is handling her PR.
It’s literally the firm of former White House communications director Anita Dunn.
I’m in no way exaggerating. Former White House communications director Anita Dunn is a managing director at SKDKnickerbocker (where she’s currently ‘selling protection to an industry she used to beat up,’ according to this Free Beacon report).
The firm had apparently tried to be somewhat secretive about being the big guns behind the operation but reporters admit that they knew and kept it a secret.
Or, as Trevino writes:
“First they said @sandrafluke had no PR firm. Then they said it doesn’t matter that @sandrafluke has a PR firm. And Anita Dunn in the mix …”
I wonder if we’ll ever find out who’s paying that firm for all the good work they’ve done in recent weeks.
I bet the same journalists who kept everything a secret will be the ones to tell us who’s laid down the big money for this operation. Do you think they’ll try to tell us that Fluke is too poor to pay for birth control but wealthy enough to hire a big-time PR firm?
I hope we don’t have to wait for the discovery portion of Fluke’s lawsuit against Limbaugh (Oh, didn’t you hear? She hired Gloria Allred to prosecute him for his unkind comments) to find out who’s funding this.
The left needs Rush Limbaugh for the same reason that Oceania needed Emmanuel Goldstein, as an object for their Two Minute Hates that exorcise the doubts that their ideology breeds in its own followers. By denouncing Limbaugh in an orgy of hate, rising to their feet, shaking their fists and spitting at the screen, the progressives feel a temporary sense of relief from the worry that they have allowed reactionary racist attitudes to creep into their minds, that they have eaten food that isn’t locally grown, shopped at K-Mart or sympathized with Israel. A symbol of opposition soothes their insecurities better than volunteering at a soup kitchen, donating money to Africa or some other visible symbol of bleeding heart do-goodism can.