Visions of a Freeman -
October 22, 2013
FoxNews tells military
women to expect to be raped.
See for yourself:
Veterans of America Demand An Apology From Fox News
Posted by: Mark @ 1:00 pm
The despicable remarks from Fox News commentator Liz Trotta last week
are still reverberating through the ranks of the military and the
civilian populace as well.
Trotta, attempting to dismiss reports that sexual assault had increased
64%, admonished women for complaining saying “What did they expect?
These people are in close contact. She added her disapproval of support
for programs that serve “women in the military who are now being raped
too much.” She did not define what the acceptable amount of rape would
These comments were properly condemned by a wide variety of people in
and out of the armed services. Now the Vietnam Veterans of America has
issued a press release that expresses the thoughts of all decent
Americans and demands that Fox News hold Trotta accountable.
“As veterans who fought to uphold our Constitution, we hold sacred all
the rights it insures, said Rowan. “As such, we are appalled that Ms.
Trotta would use the Fourth Estate as a vehicle to condone the criminal
acts of some by contending that sexual assault in the military is
‘expected’ behavior. It is a disgrace that FOX would stand behind this
type of commentary. Ms. Trotta owes the men and women of our military
and those in the veterans’ ranks an apology, and VVA believes FOX should
demand it of her.”
Trotta responded to the criticism yesterday in a manner that only makes
matters worse. She began by implying that any account of heroism on the
part of women soldiers amounts to “silly and dishonest fairy tales.” She
went on to disparage their competency saying that “their instincts and
reactions in crisis are markedly different [from men].” But worst of all
she reiterated her belief that “biology is destiny” and that sexual
assault is inevitable. She regards the basest criminal tendencies of the
lowest forms of behavior as superior to common decency, respect and
military training. Shes says that…
“…the environment of combat by definition sets up a situation where
basic instincts rule. The niceties of male-female interaction fade in
this arena, and any scientist will tell you that testosterone rules.”
This is not just an affront to patriotic women who choose to serve their
country, it is an insult to every man in uniform. Trotta believes that
male soldiers can be ordered to risk their lives by charging up an enemy
held hill, but that they can’t follow an order to refrain from raping
On top of everything else, the response Trotta delivered on air was a
phony play acted out by her and the Fox host Eric Shawn. It was plain
that she was reading her remarks and Shawn was asking the questions that
were obviously a part of the script. Somebody at Fox apparently thought
it was necessary to control the message so tightly that they had to put
on this embarrassing charade. And they also thought that it was
unnecessary to apologize to everyone they offended.
Please let Fox News know that this abhorrent rhetoric is unacceptable.
You can email Fox here and sign this petition calling for Fox to dismiss
Trotta and apologize.
FoxNews does not respect the privacy of celebrities and it frequently does news
rape against them. I guess that they want people to accept that rape is normal
so that they can continue with their sexual abuses.