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CNN: The Godbag Christofascist Network

Posted on | March 21, 2013 | 9 Comments

In case you don’t know who Melissa McEwan is, this 2007 headline by Mary Katharine Ham is an apt summary:

Vote for Edwards, Godbag Christofascists!

McEwan and her feminist comrade Amanda Marcotte were hired to blog for the Democratic presidential primary campaign of John Edwards in what was, evidently, a bid to chip away at Hillary Clinton’s share of the women’s vote. When it was belatedly “discovered” that McEwan and Marcotte were foul-mouthed hate-filled fanatics — really, it was never a secret — Edwards ditched them quicker than you can say, “Rielle Hunter’s love child.” So these two feminist blog-stars had allowed themselves to be used and discarded by an eminent progressive hypocrite. Feminism’s ironic brand damage in the Edwards scandal is one of those things that only conservatives remember, and so . . .

CNN published a commentary on the Steubenville rape case by Rachel Simmons, a feminist in good standing, who wondered if the victim of the assault had been betrayed by her girlfriends, two of whom testified in defense of her accused rapists.

McEwan responds in an item headlined, “Blame the Girls,” excoriating CNN’s “abysmal” coverage of the Steubenville case, and struggling to find some reason why Simmons’s argument is actually wrong. One suspects the main thing wrong with it is that CNN didn’t ask McEwan for her viewpoint. It’s been a hard fall from the glory days when “Queen C–t of F–k Mountain” was blogging for a major presidential contender.

In other news: A 42-year-old former Tennessee Titans cheerleader has been arrested for soliciting a 12-year-old boy for sex.

I blame the patriarchy.



9 Responses to “CNN: The Godbag Christofascist Network”

  1. Mike G.
    March 21st, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

    Aint feminism great?/sarc

  2. Dana
    March 21st, 2013 @ 10:29 pm

    Even a non-recovering male chauvinist pig like me can’t quite understand how strong feminist women are supposed to receive all of the credit for their accomplishments, but whenever something goes wrong, why the responsibility for that is always somewhere else.

    Amanda Marcotte couldn’t make it as John Edwards’ campaign bloggess because of what she had written in the past? Well, so sorry, but that’s life; I’m certain that no future candidate (at least: not one who wants to win) would ever hire me, because then he would be responsible, in the same manner Mr Edwards assumed responsibility for Miss Marcotte, for all of the things that I have written, and I’m pretty sure no candidate would want to do that!,

  3. Dianna Deeley
    March 21st, 2013 @ 11:23 pm

    So…Melissa McEwan gets angry at a feminist because she noted that no other girls tried to 1) remove Jane Doe from the situation and 2) that two testified against her?

    I don’t have much of an opinion about Steubenville, but the article is hardly something to get up in arms over. It’s addressing a piece of the story that hasn’t been done to death. What, exactly, is there to object to? Are all females supposed to be completely innocent at all times, just victims of evil men, like the heroine in a melodrama?

  4. Adjoran
    March 21st, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

    Ah, nostalgia time, harkening us back to the days of prosperity and freedom before the Age Of Obama brought rainclouds to Morning in America. And who could forget the Gyno-Warriors for Edwards?

    Melissa McEwan and Amanda Marcotte, what gals they were! Say, which was the really nasty skanky one, again? Oh, that’s right – BOTH OF THEM.

  5. Bob Belvedere
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    Are all females supposed to be completely innocent at all times, just victims of evil men, like the heroine in a melodrama?

    Short Answer: In this, the Age Of The Weenie, yes.

  6. Fred Beloit
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    Even one as obscure as mines-self had run-ins with Amanda dearest in places like Dan Reihl’s comments section. What a hoot. I sure do miss her, although I suspect she has many sock puppet monikers. The way she ‘thinks’ is quite unique and makes her identifiable, sort of like a nut fitting in a bolt.

  7. Esau's Message
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    Maybe McEwan could get a job as a production assistant on Chelsea Handler’s new project. Sounds like she would fit right it, though she might have to cede her title to the boss lady.

  8. DaveO
    March 23rd, 2013 @ 5:26 pm

    Marcotte and McEwan were hired by Elizabeth Edwards for her then-husband’s campaign. Mrs. Edwards was a huge fan of the two bloggers. Mrs. Edwards, while dead now, was no saint when she was alive – and she loved the bilious venom expressed by McEwan and Marcotte and others.

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