I got taken by a satire news article about GOP politicians. Here's why.
October 27, 2012I got hornswaggled.
Mourdock: Rape Victims Should Have ‘Prayed Harder’bit.ly/RWYw4g
— Steven Saus (@uriel1998) October 27, 2012
It's not true. He didn't say that.
Here's an excerpt from the article from the Daily Currant (really? should we just assume that anything spice-related is satire now?) that I swallowed wholeheartedly:
Indiana U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock caused fresh controversy today by suggesting that women should pray to avoid being raped. In a meeting with the editorial board of a small newspaper in southern Indiana Mourdock claimed that many rape victims are "not right with the Lord" and should have "prayed a little harder" to avoid their fate.
But I'm not going to feel too horribly bad about being fooled here. Not at all.
Because the guy actually said:
pregnancies caused by rape are “something that God intended to happen”
Given all the other total bullshit that GOP candidates have said about abortion and rape this campaign season, the satire at the Daily Currant ... well, it's more like straight reporting.
Because these guys really have demonstrated a degree of cluefreeness that is simply horrifying.
I think Stephen Colbert kind of catches it all here: