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Written by: Diana West
Monday, March 28, 2016 4:50 AM 

Does Ana Marie Cox blame women assaulted by rapists for their own violent attacks? 

I ask because this is exactly the stance she takes regarding Donald Trump and the deviant invective one Rick Wilson (among many others on the GOP/Right) uses against Trump and his supporters. Wilson is the GOP Rubio strategist and commentator whose violent and depraved public ravings deserve a chapter of their own in The Right's Anti-Trump Lexicon, or, perhap better, in a psych textbook.

Cox opens her back of the book interview with Wilson in the NYT Sunday Magazine, "Rick Wilson Would Take Clinton Over Trump," thus:

You've gained lots of fans on the left thanks to your vicious descriptions of Trump and his supporters. 

(Lovely.)

Once, on MSNBC, you called his base "childless single men who masturbate to anime...You also tweeted at Ann Coulter, asking if Trump "pays more for anal." 

Clearly, the man has twisted thought patterns when it comes to Donald Trump, Wilson also, it's worth noting, invokes violence to discuss Trump, as when he said on MSNBC: The donor class "are still going to have to go out and put a bullet in Donald Trump. And that’s a fact.” He also tweets about summary executions ("up against a wall") for "those who collaborate" with Trump, and more, which I would hope the Secret Service has taken note of.  

So, what question does Ana Marie Cox ask of this person?

It is not: Have you prostrated yourself in public apology to Ann Coulter for your base, dehumanizing "anal" insult, that sought to demean her as a political commentator and woman?

Or: Have you sought counsel to help you through your addiction to violent and abusive rhetoric? Have your out-of-control sexual utterings harmed your professional career working alongside family values candidates such as Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney?

But no.

Instead, Ana Marie Cox asked:

What do you think it is about Trump that drives the conversation toward sexualized language? 

Notice the ample cover in the phrase, "drives the conversation," like a bandana over Wilson's big mouth.

The implication, of course, is that Trump makes Rick Wilson talk about anal sex and masturbation in his "political analysis" of the Trump candidacy.

Thus, Ana Marie Cox neutralizes the intent, volition and responsility of Wilson for his own vile language.

It's all Trump's fault. His skirt is too short.

 

 

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