On November 29 MSNBC liberal host Keith Olbermann mocked Bristol Palin for promoting abstinence before marriage, naming her that day’s Worst Person in the World. Start viewing at 1:47…

Ace of Spades provided a great response:

There is another thing going on here, which no one talks about. Well, William Saletan at Slate did. What is notable about Bristol Palin isn’t that she got pregnant, really. Based on his statistical noodling, he guesses that quite a few unmarried daughters of presidential and vice presidential candidates have gotten pregnant during their fathers’ periods of public service.

No, what’s notable about Bristol Palin is that her pregnancy became public because she didn’t abort the child, which at least a few of the curiously-never-pregnant daughters of presidential and vice presidential candidates must have.

Put aside Saletan’s control group and instead look at the media which loves to criticize her for this. All these women – and men! – living in the sexually-latitudinarian New York/Washington axis, not getting married until later in life, but of course sexually active through their 20s, 30s, and 40s… and yet, miraculously, not a single notable unplanned pregnancy among the entire media cadre.

Were they all super-duper careful about birth control? Did they all get special NASA-designed condoms, unavailable to the public, that never break and never spill due to fumbling withdrawal? Do they all have high-tech birth control pills each implanted with a digestible microchip and minispeaker that announce “Take me at 12:30 PM today, don’t forget!”

Or is it much more likely that a fair number of them – say 35% or more – actually have become pregnant (and I mean the men as well) but simply… destroyed the evidence before it could become public?

That, I think. It is a statistical impossibility that the group of Katie Courics, Contessa Brewers, Keith Olbermanns, et al. have never in their lives gotten unexpectedly and unwantedly pregnant.

So what are they all really mocking Bristol Palin for? Not that she became pregnant out of wedlock; at least 35% of them (if not more) have gotten pregnant out of wedlock, too, so if they were mocking her for that that would be hypocrisy, and we know they can’t be hypocrites, because they themselves are using the hypocrisy card to justify attacking Bristol Palin.

So what are they mocking her for?

Only for one thing: For not getting an abortion, like any smart career-minded media woman, or media man, like Keith Olbermann, would do. Or advise. Or cajole. Or insist upon. Or pay for, and I don’t just mean for the costs of the procedure.


Am I to believe all those unmarried, sexually-active honies on CNN or MSNBC (or Fox, for that matter) can actually mock Palin for getting pregnant without having a tiny little busted-up skeleton in their own closets?

Olbermann is 51yo, has never been married, and has no known born children. First question for pro-abort Olbermann or any of his previous hook-ups: Are any of his dead children in the trash who were killed by abortion?

The Guttmacher Institute concurs with Ace’s figures: “At least half of American women will experience an unintended pregnancy by age 45, and, at current rates, about 1/3 will have had an abortion.”

Unless Olbermann is impotent or gay, 1/3 of the women he has slept with over the course of his 31-odd years of conjugating have had abortions. How many of those aborted babies were his?

Bristol, God bless her, pushed back December 2 on Facebook in a post entitled, ”
Mr. Olbermann– Sorry We Can’t All Be As Perfect As You”:

What Mr. Olbermann lacks in originality he makes up for with insincere incredulity. Mr. Olbermann fails to understand that in order to have credibility as a spokesperson, it sometimes takes a person who has made mistakes. Parents warn their children about the mistakes they made so they are not repeated. Former gang members travel to schools to educate teenagers about the risks of gang life. Recovered addicts lecture to others about the risks of alcohol and drug abuse. And yes, a teen mother talks about the benefits of preventing teen pregnancy….

To Mr. Olbermann let me say this: you can attack me all you want. But you will not stop me from getting my message out about teen pregnancy prevention. And one day, if you ever have a daughter, you may change your mind about me.

Or maybe one day Olbermann did have a daughter? Or if by chance Olbermann has never experienced a slip-up, would he support aborting his baby? And that’s the laudable decision?

[HT: Carder]

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