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A Republican lawmaker seeking reelection once compared gay people to "rapists" and other criminals

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    BuckeyeSundae
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    Every time I see a buzzfeed article that is a legitimate news story, a little part of me cries and whines about how upsidedown the world has become that buzzfeed, what was the equivalent of...

    Every time I see a buzzfeed article that is a legitimate news story, a little part of me cries and whines about how upsidedown the world has become that buzzfeed, what was the equivalent of Gawker, is now a place to get reliable news on important issues. Sometimes even extremely high quality investigative work. It's very deeply upsetting.

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    1. dubteedub
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      It is pretty crazy how good their investigative news team is. They were so good during the 2016 election cycle that a few of their top reporters actually got poached by some of the biggest...

      It is pretty crazy how good their investigative news team is. They were so good during the 2016 election cycle that a few of their top reporters actually got poached by some of the biggest mainstream media sources.

      https://www.politico.com/media/story/2016/10/cnn-hires-away-buzzfeeds-investigative-k-file-team-004792

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  2. dubteedub
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    Link to clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPzd2Z97xhg Jason Lewis has also complained that we can't call women "sluts" anymore on his radio program. There is a whole lot more reporting on...

    On the Jason Lewis Show in 2013, he argued it was acceptable to single out gay couples with discriminatory marriage bans, just as rapists and speeding drivers could be targeted by criminal laws. But if a court ruled that the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause granted same-sex couples the right to marry, he said, that would be equivalent to providing constitutional protections to a wide variety of lawbreakers.

    Link to clip - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPzd2Z97xhg

    Jason Lewis has also complained that we can't call women "sluts" anymore on his radio program.

    A Republican congressman from Minnesota has a long history of making deeply misogynistic comments on the radio, including lamenting that women can no longer be called "sluts." In one instance, while arguing that "young single women" vote based on coverage of birth control pills, Lewis said those women were not human beings and were without brains.

    "Well, the thing is, can we call anybody a slut? This is what begs the question. Take this woman out of it, take Rush out of it for a moment," Lewis said in a March 2012 episode. "Does a woman now have the right to behave -- and I know there's a double standard between the way men chase women and running and running around -- you know, I'm not going to get there, but you know what I'm talking about. But it used to be that women were held to a little bit of a higher standard. We required modesty from women. Now, are we beyond those days where a woman can behave as a slut, but you can't call her a slut?"

    There is a whole lot more reporting on this in this CNN article with a lot of other transcripts of his derogatory remarks towards women - https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/18/politics/kfile-jason-lewis/index.html

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