Last week Rand Paul had several “run-ins” with female reporters during interviews, shortly after he announced his candidacy for his 2016 presidential election. The mainstream media and the left quickly jumped on the opportunity to attack Paul, calling him “thin-skinned” and sexist.
However, no one has pointed out the hypocrisy of calling Paul “thin-skinned” and sexist, when the reaction to Paul’s “run-ins” with these reporters is just as “thin-skinned.” After a fiery interview with Savannah Guthrie, a previous incident with CNBC’s Kelly Evans was dug up by the left and the mainstream media in an attempt to “dig up some dirt” on Paul.
“‘I think I’ve been universally short tempered and testy with both male and female reporters. I’ll own up to that,’ he said,” reports CNN. First kudos to Rand Paul for actually being man enough to admit where he’s gone wrong unlike Brian Williams, but that’s another story.
But I have to point out the hypocrisy of the left and the mainstream media calling Rand Paul “thin-skinned.” First, we never heard Savannah Guthrie and Kelly Evans whining about being mistreated by Paul; the people who fabricated this ridiculous cry of “sexism” are those such as Chuck Todd, a man.
Let me point out the ridiculousness of assuming you know what someone else’s emotional response was to an interaction with another person. Chuck Todd is not Savannah Guthrie; he’s not in her head or heart. So unless she verbalized to him her reaction, it is absolutely absurd for Todd to assume he knows Guthrie’s emotional response to the interview.
But let’s assume for a moment that Guthrie and Evans publicly attacked Paul, calling him “thin-skinned” and sexist (which they have not). These are the same women who claim to be “feminists.” These feminists are the same women who are always yelling about getting treated “equally” or “like a man.” Suddenly, they get treated like a man, and they cry sexism. Oh, so that’s not what you wanted is it? Well you got exactly what you asked for.
These feminists have fooled themselves into thinking that they are just as tough and gnarly as a man. Well if you’re so tough and gnarly, prove it. You have to walk the walk. Suck it up! Quit your whining! These women are acting just as thin-skinned as they are accusing Rand Paul of being. But apparently, that’s okay, because she’s a woman.
“It’s ironic that the people trying to step in and protect these female interviewers are themselves being sexist while they’re suggesting that you were sexist because you didn’t kowtow, and you weren’t polite enough, to your female interviewers,” said Kelly in her interview with Rand Paul.
Earlier in the interview, Kelly pointed out that due to the time constraints of these types of interviews “there isn’t a lot of time for nicities”. Rand Paul or anyone other interviewer, or interviewee doesn’t have to be nice, respectful yes, nice no. So perhaps any emotional “roughing up” these women may or may not have experienced did them some good. Maybe it toughed up their thin skin.
I applaud Rand Paul for pushing back hard on any reporter male or female. Rand Paul has proven that he is anything but thin-skinned, because he has the back bone to pushback on these ridiculous cries of sexism hurled at him by the liberal media.