Fox News is still so angry over the debate beating that Joe Biden gave Paul Ryan that they are insinuating that the Vice President of the United States is sexist.
Here is the video via Media Matters:
Andrea Tantaros: I thought as a woman he just looked so cocky and so arrogant, and I thought, you know, every woman has worked in an office in the workplace with a Joe Biden. You know the guy that puts his finger in your face, the guy that sort of dresses you down, who knows more than you do — hey, honey, go make some coffee. That’s how I took it. You know what I thought? If he’s gonna behave that way in public with millions of people watching, how does he behave in private?
Dana Perino: When I was watching it I found myself not hearing Ryan’s first two sentences of every answer because I kept saying did that really just happen? Did he really just do that? Was he just laughing? Did I mishear something? What is going on? A lot of those snap polls looking at it for women that were watching it found all of those things to be true. Those were all men that we talked about just now, the Fox All Stars that were on last night. If the men felt that way, imagine how a woman feels. Let me just give you a tip, piece of advice, guys, if — say that you’re in your 60s, you’re thinking you would like to date again, if you want to know exactly how to turn off a woman, watch that debate last night and follow Biden’s lead.
After Fox failed to paint Joe Biden as a drunk who was drinking during the debate, they moved on describing his behavior as sexist towards women. The problem is that Biden’s career record tells the story of a man who has fought for equal rights. Biden voted for the Equal Pay Act in 2008. Biden was an advocate who fought for the Family and Medical Leave Act. Biden has been a consistent support of a woman’s right to choose, and his crowing achievement is his authorship of the Violence Against Women Act.
His opponent Paul Ryan has opposed equal pay for women, family and medical leave, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, amendments to employment discrimination law, any sort of choice for women, and he supports the federal version of Personhood.
Only through the warped prism of Fox News could Joe Biden be painted as sexist, and Paul Ryan as the candidate who will protect women’s rights. Paul Ryan lost the debate so badly that Fox News is still trying to smear the vice president. The Republican “Young Gun” fired a dud at the debate and was outdrawn by the cool eye and steady hand of a veteran fighter for women.
Fox News is trying hard to weave a victory out of a crushing defeat, but both women and men know who is really on their side. One look at their voting records is enough to make it clear that the vice presidential candidate who is carrying the flag for a sexist agenda isn’t Joe Biden. It’s Paul Ryan.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association