On next week's episode of Law and Order: SVU, the show plans to take the gutsy move to address an issue which I though was put to rest a long time ago: Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment.
And by "gutsy," I mean not gutsy at all.
While I'll be the first to admit I'm a fan of SVU, the program has a long history of painting current events with a very liberal brush. Main character Olivia Benson is staunchly pro-choice, an issue which is frequently brought up on the show. At least former detective Elliot Stabler was there to butt heads with her on the issue (he was a pro life Catholic), but Stabler exited the show long ago.
THIS is why culture matters. Conservatives can no longer allow liberalism to run rampant in mainstream television, corrupting the less politically-minded among us. Todd Akin's idiotic comment is the gift that keeps on giving for the left. Although his statement in no way reflects the opinion of the mainstream pro-life movement, it was (and still is) persistently used to imply (falsely) that 1. The pro-life movement is not compassionate to victims of rape and 2. The Republican party hates women.
Say it with me.
This is why we can't have nice things.