Will: If Weiner and Filner Were Republicans Media Would Tie Them to GOP War on Women
George Will made an observation on ABC's This Week Sunday that shouldn't have evoked laughter from his fellow panelists and host.
"If these two people, [Mayor Bob] Filner in San Diego and [Anthony] Weiner here, were Republicans, this would be a part of a lot of somber sociology in the media about the Republican war on women" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: He seems to be talking about that as well, George, and maybe making opposite calculation from what Steve says, that if he stays in the race, even if he doesn't do all that well, it's sort of flushed through the system.
GEORGE WILL: I will not dwell on the fact, although it is a fact, that if these two people, Filner in San Diego and Weiner here were Republicans --
STEPHANOPOULOS: -- facing charges of sexual harassment.
WILL: -- this would be a part of a lot of somber sociology in the media about the Republican war on women.
Of course Will was right. However, please notice the laughter on the set when Will said it.
I don't know about you, but I don't think it's at all funny that the coverage of these sex scandals would be different if the guilty parties were Republican.
That's part of the problem in our country, not something to be laughed at.