Morning Briefing: October 25th, 2012
By Steve Deace
LSU Apologizes for Censorship
Administrators at Louisiana State University have apologized for censoring photographs of male students who had painted Christian crosses on their chests at a football game. “We erred in our judgment and we have communicated our apologies to the group of young men represented in the photo, whose school spirit is second to none,” said Ernest Ballard, director of media relations at LSU, in an e-mail to The Daily Caller News Foundation. The photos in question depict a group of fans known as “The Painted Posse,” who paint themselves in their team’s colors at home games. They also paint small crosses on their chests to honor Jesus Christ.
Barack Obama Soft on Rapists?
While future Indiana Senator Richard Mourdock continues to become grist for the mill because he believes all life is sacred no matter how it’s conceived, this provocative story at Red State raises some serious questions on President Obama’s moral standing to speak about issues surrounding rape. The story documents how several times during his legislative career Obama voted against legislation that would’ve made life tougher on rapists and other sex offenders. Share this with your friends.
CNN Scrubs Story about Hormones and Women Voting
Following a firestorm of negative feedback, CNN hastily deleted from its website late Wednesday virtually all mention of a study about the effect hormones have on women’s political preferences. “A post previously published in this space regarding a study about how hormones may influence voting choices has been removed,” a message posted on the website at 8:15 p.m. read. “After further review it was determined that some elements of the story did not meet the editorial standards of CNN. We thank you for your comments and feedback.” The study, authored by researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio, used an “Internet survey of 275 women who were not taking hormonal contraception and had regular menstrual cycles” to mine its data. The results showed that ovulating single women tend to support President Barack Obama because, in the words of lead researcher Kristina Durante, they feel “sexier.” Married or otherwise committed women, by contrast, favored Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
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