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Jon Stewart: FOX News Explodes Over Hilary Rosen 'Grenade' - VIDEO

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After a brief bit on the Secret Service prostitution scandal, Jon Stewart looked at the FOX News and GOP sh*tstorm caused by Hilary Rosen's remarks last week, remarks that suddenly made Republicans pro-choice!

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FOX News Columnist Keith Ablow Finds a New LGBT Target: Hilary Rosen

FOX News Columnist Dr. Keith Ablow, the guy who warned that kids would want to change their gender after seeing Chaz Bono on Dancing with the Stars, has found a new LGBT target: Hilary Rosen.

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Hilary Rosen vilifying women who choose to be stay-at-home wives and mothers is particularly ironic, given that she has chosen an alternative lifestyle raising twins with a female partner, meaning no father-figure is present in her home. To enjoy the benefits of her alternative lifestyle while denigrating the lifestyle of Ann Romney shows that her seemingly infinite bandwidth for alternative lifestyles flows in one direction: only alternative.

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These “anti-gender” women have it in for anyone who embraces her femininity, maternal instincts and capacity to nurture as their highest priority -- postponing or passing up other laudable opportunities to work at, say, a law firm or as a marketing executive.  They despise the notion that some women may indeed be drawn -- instinctively and happily -- toward creating special and loving environments in which to raise their children, while spending all their available time sustaining and enriching those environments and those children. 
 
They despise the parts of themselves that may be drawn to such roles, as well.  That’s why women like Hilary Rosen make such outlandish statements, to begin with.  They’re essentially talking to themselves -- albeit, with the rest of the world forced to listen -- trying to reassure themselves that their own choices in life weren’t only equally as good as those of other women, but better.

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Hilary Rosen Apologizes To Ann Romney

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Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen today apologized for saying on Anderson Cooper 360 that Ann Romney, wife of presidential candidate Mitt, was not a good source of economic policy because has "never worked a day in her life."

Here's what Rosen said in her statement of contrition.

Let’s put the faux ‘war against stay at home moms’ to rest once and for all. As a mom, I know that raising children is the hardest job there is. As a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen. In response to Mitt Romney on the campaign trail referring to his wife as a better person to answer questions about women than he is, I was discussing his poor record on the plight of women’s financial struggles …

As a partner in a firm full of women who work outside of the home as well as stay-at-home mothers, all with plenty of children, gender equality is not a talking point for me. It is an issue I live every day. I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended. Let’s declare peace in this phony war and go back to focus on the substance.

The remark sparked an immediate firestorm, inspired Mrs. Romney to join Twitter and has the Democratic National Committee doing all it can to distance itself from Rosen.

Don't worry, though, Rosen; some other mini-scandal will come along and this will become a thing of the past. Or maybe people will just realize it was an off-the-cuff remark that doesn't deserve this level of outrage.


Democratic Strategist Hilary Rosen Under Fire For Ann Romney Comments: VIDEO

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Hilary Rosen, a Democratic strategist who's also a CNN commentator, found herself roundly criticized for comments she made about Mitt Romney's wife Ann on Anderson Cooper 360 last night.

Insisting that Romney's "old-fashioned" on women's rights, and entirely dependent on his wife for policy points, Rosen wondered whether Mrs. Romney was the best advisor on such issues because, according to working mother Rosen, "[Ann Romney] has actually never worked a day in her life."

What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country, saying, 'Well, you know, my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues, and when I listen to my wife, that's what I'm hearing.' Guess what? His wife has actually never worked a day in her life.

She's never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing, in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school, and why do we worry about their future.

Ann Romney or one of her staffers must have been watching, because it didn't take long before the potential first lady joined Twitter specifically to blast back, "I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work." Son Josh Romney also piled on, say his mother is "the smartest, hardest working woman I know"

Democrats too seem perturbed by Rosen's remarks. David Axelrod, President Obama's senior adviser, said he was "disappointed in Hilary Rosen's comment," which he also described as "inappropriate and offensive." And Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for Obama's reelection effort, had this to say: "Families must be off limits on campaigns, and I personally believe stay at home moms work harder than most of us do."

Campaign manager Jim Messina also took some time to criticize Rosen, and his response may be the most harsh: "I could not disagree with Hilary Rosen any more strongly. Her comments were wrong and family should be off limits. She should apologize."

Rosen has been trying to explain herself over the past few hours, writing first on Twitter, "When I said @AC360 Ann Romney never worked I meant she never had to care for her kids AND earn a paycheck like MOST American women!" She then went on, further defending herself against Mrs. Romney's tweet: "I am raising children too. But most young American women HAVE to BOTH earn a living AND raise children. You know that don't u?"

Then, to Mrs. Romney herself, Rosen wrote: "Please know, I admire you. But your husband shouldn't say you are his expert on women and the economy."

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