Reporter defends Todd Akin ‘for argument’s sake’; Left turns on reporter

http://twitter.com/#!/davecatanese/status/237393581462130688

Poor phrasing, but if you watch the intv @ToddAkin meant to convey that there's less chance of getting pregnant if raped.

— davecatanese (@davecatanese) August 20, 2012

So perhaps some can agree that all rapes that are reported are not actually rapes? Or are we gonna really deny that for PC sake?

— davecatanese (@davecatanese) August 20, 2012

So looks like he meant to say — "If a woman was REALLY raped, it's statistically less likely for her to get pregnant." What's the science?

— davecatanese (@davecatanese) August 20, 2012

So maybe. Just maybe, @ToddAkin didn't really mean 'legitimate.' Perhaps he meant if 'someone IS really raped' or 'a rape really occurs'

— davecatanese (@davecatanese) August 20, 2012

We don’t think the science is on Akin’s side — pregnancy resulting from rape is not uncommon — but give Politico reporter Dave Catanese credit for showing a bit of independent thought.

Unfortunately, his thoughts didn’t go over so well with the leftist herd:

https://twitter.com/amaeryllis/status/237396291959783424

.@davecatanese Are you high? Everyone understands what he meant, they just think he needs a remedial bio class & maybe a soul

— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) August 20, 2012

Amazing watching this @davecatanese meltdown on Twitter. How will @Politico justify keeping him on #MOSen beat after this?

— Daily Kos Elections (@DKElections) August 20, 2012

@davecatanese You are creepy. Not only because of what you're saying, but how you seem to revel in doing things "for argument's sake." Ick.

— Kevin (@kevkevkevkevin) August 20, 2012

. @politico so what are you going to do about this? @davecatanese

— Christopher Hooks (@cd_hooks) August 20, 2012

What is Dave Catanese's avatar looking for with the magnifying glass? The last tiny shred of his dignity? #RapeCulture #RapeApologist

— Victor Kovacs (@mtnrunner62) August 20, 2012

Indeed, some went so far as to suggest that Catanese’s tweets are a firing offense:

.@davecatanese @ToddAkin You call yourself reporter w comments like this? You should be fired. Does your mom know you think like this?

— Alan W. Silberberg (@IdeaGov) August 20, 2012

So, countdown to Dave Catanese getting fired/asked to resign?

— Austin Wulf (@AustinWulf) August 20, 2012

@rkref I think @davecatanese could well just have authored his resignation tweets. You cannot defend indefensible; don't try to justify it

— Benjamin Chapman (@findbenjamin) August 20, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/20/politico-reporter-defends-todd-akin-for-arguments-sake-left-turns-on-him/