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Friday, February 26th, 2010

This past week, tens of thousands of media outlets, reporters, commentators, and politicians reported or commented on Sen. Harry Reid’s remark that unemployed men “tend to become abusive,” a comment that ignored the fact that unemployment can also predispose women to abuse. Following are the awards for the past week’s media coverage of Reidgate:… »

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Friday, February 26th, 2010

On February 22, Sen. Harry Reid stood on the Senate floor and declared, “Men, when they’re out of work, tend to become abusive.” Sen. Reid miscalculated in making his remarks on a Monday, allowing the ensuing firestorm of ridicule and protest to rage for an entire week. Here’s a summary of what happened, by… »

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Friday, February 26th, 2010

On or about March 2002 The Center for Disease Control of Atlanta, Georgia conducted a National funded survey regarding Domestic Violence. Their survey found and disclosed that nearly 40% of all the victims or 835,000 men a year are, victims of physical abuse by their intimate female partners. They further discovered men are reluctant… »

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Thursday, February 25th, 2010

On Wednesday, former Senator Fred Thompson of Tennessee tweeted, “Jobless men = domestic abuse. Is he saying we should be worried about Mrs. Reid after the November elections?” That was more than Sen. Harry Reid could tolerate — see full account below: Reid spokesman: Thompson wife-beating Tweet “despicable” Harry Reid’s spokesman isn’t laughing at… »

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Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Two days after his “men tend to become abusive” remark, Sen. Harry Reid has become the laughing-stock of America. Laura Ingram at Fox and Friends dismissed his comments as “lunacy” that “stigmatize the unemployed.” Kerry Picket at the Washington Times advised, “Reid should not be throwing out accusations, when he appears to know very… »

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Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Two days after Sen. Reid uttered his controversial “men tend to become abusive” remarks, there has been extensive and spirited media coverage around the country. But alas, many media reports are still missing the real story. There is no doubt that joblessness can increase partner abuse — no need to waste ink on that point! But both of our press… »

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