Couric’s Selective Outrage

CBS's Katie CouricWe all know how much liberals “loathe” the military. Now that some won’t bash their Commander-in-Chief and “the mission”, let’s just go after the troops.

One in three female soldiers will experience sexual assault while serving in the military, compared to one in six women in the civilian world. The Pentagon released a disturbing report Tuesday on sexual abuse in the military, saying that more than 2,900 sexual assaults were reported last year, up nearly 9 percent from the year before. Nearly two-thirds of the cases involved rape or aggravated assault.

Obviously no one here condones sexual assault, but with that, let’s get a couple of things straight regarding this blatant hit job.

It was liberals like Katie Couric that push for women to be in combat positions. Some of us who’ve actually served have never felt that the military was the proper venue for social experimentation. Given the mission of the Armed Forces is to “kill in mass quantity” and not better define the roles of the sexes to match civilian traditions, such distractions, pardon the pun, pussify the men who should be about the business of warfare.

During earlier times of conflict, women were given important support roles, but the sexes weren’t thrust together in a way that compromised the greater mission.

And if Katie Couric is so outraged about the sexual assault of women, maybe one day she’ll show some real guts and have someone write (the byline reads “Katie Couric” but she wanted everyone to believe she remembered getting her first library card when her writer was later fired for lifting the words from someone else) about how disgusted she is by sexual assault in the entertainment industry.

Maybe she could show her personal disgust to Chris Brown or the manager of D12.

Oh, and being fair (as inconvenient as that would be) is something Couric seems to have neglected as she failed to put this in context. Again, as we’re not sure if she wrote any of this, she can’t totally be blamed.

The National Crime Victimization Survey (conducted every two years) found that at least 248,300 women were raped or sexually assaulted in 2007, up from 190,600 in 2005, the last year that the survey was conducted.

That looks like more than nine percent.

The survey included 73,600 individuals in 41,500 households. Violent crimes that increased included domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault.

So, IF Katie Couric wanted to be fair, she would compare per capita statistics, trends, and could come to a more informed conclusion. Then again if she did, the results didn’t back up her agenda, she intentionally leave the national stats out…? Who knows.

And where is Katie Couric, speaking out about Muslim men, some who are already married, throwing girlfriends off of balconies? Has Katie Couric spoken out about “moderate” Muslim men who (in an effort to enlighten and show us that we’ve been wrong all along about them) stab and cut the heads off wives who expressed a desire to leave an abusive relationship?

No, that would take guts.

It’s much easier to take on young soldiers, who may not have permission to fully answer her questions, and smear an entire community whose only goal is to keep the United States free so Katie Couric doesn’t have to take a serious cut in pay (if she’d be allowed to work at all) and wear a burqa.

Let’s hope when her contract comes due, since her ratings still suck considering the money she earns, CBS may opt to hire someone who can write her own copy, not make shit up, and at least attempt to show some respect for people who volunteered to something she would never have the guts to do.

  • http://my.1up.com/do/my1Up?publicUserId=5819463 Nick
  • Standing with you

    I do hope that Katie Couric is reading this. Her condescending ways though probably prevent her from even taking a moment to hear what you all are saying. She is the benchmark for the bottom of the barrell for woman. And I am a woman. So I can say that. She is Jane Fonda in a suit. An embarressment to America, and to woman as a whole.

    Thanks to all of you who are setting the record straight. I do hope that MANY people will read what you have to say. This has gone on long enough.

    God bless America, and God bless those who are serving to give us the right to say what we know, and keeping us safe!

  • http://eodoublestandard.net artmills

    Mr. Parks, read this piece from MSNBC.com titled, “Filipino who accused Marine of rape changes story” This helps validate my previous post.

  • Trishmac

    Thank you Art and Bob for pointing out what the rest of us would believe, that there are less cases of harassment and assault than Couric claims, and that often allegations will be found out to be frauds. I don’t condone any of this evil behavior, either the actual assaults or the deceit that results in a black eye for the military. I also don’t condone sloppy reporting, such as Couric’s is.

  • http://black-and-right.com Bob

    Katie Couric mentioned there were 2,974 cases of rape and sexual assault and of those only 292 cases resulted in a military trial. That is the real story here. Why did the other 2,682 cases not lead to a military trail? In my opinion, those 2,682 cases were fraudulent and many of the 292 cases that went to military trail were also fraudulent. I have seen numerous cases of female soldiers claiming rape when the sex was actually consensual but changed their minds days and even weeks later when their friends and/ or boyfriend/ husband found out. To save face and their relationship with their boyfriends/ husbands, these female soldiers claim they were raped.

    Sir,
    As this once happened to me, that’s why this Couric piece so pisses me off. Anyone can play games with numbers, but should she have the guts to do an expose on sexual harrassment at CBS, she may not like the numbers she’ll find.

  • http://eodoublestandard.net artmills

    Mr. Parks, I am a soldier assigned to the same brigade in Camp Humphreys that Jessica (the subject of Katie Couric’s story) was assigned to. She is no longer assigned to the unit and I did not know her so I do not know the specifics of her case. However, I found it interesting that Katie Couric mentioned, “One in three female soldiers will experience sexual assault while serving in the military.” This is very misleading. This data was probably gathered by surveys. So therefore, just because a female claimed she was sexually assaulted does not mean that she was in fact sexually assaulted. Katie Couic should had said, “One in three female soldiers reported that they were sexually assaulted while serving in the military. Katie Couric mentioned there were 2,974 cases of rape and sexual assault and of those only 292 cases resulted in a military trial. That is the real story here. Why did the other 2,682 cases not lead to a military trail? In my opinion, those 2,682 cases were fraudulent and many of the 292 cases that went to military trail were also fraudulent. I have seen numerous cases of female soldiers claiming rape when the sex was actually consensual but changed their minds days and even weeks later when their friends and/ or boyfriend/ husband found out. To save face and their relationship with their boyfriends/ husbands, these female soldiers claim they were raped. Again, this is just my opinion (Not the Army’s official stance) but it is based off of year after year of observing male soldiers being accusing of sexual assault when it was the females tiring to save themselves.

  • Ilion

    One in three female soldiers will experience sexual assault while serving in the military, compared to one in six women in the civilian world.

    Even aside from the issues you’ve raised, I don’t believe *either* the “1 in 3″ or the “1 in 6″ claims.

    The “caring professionals” generally use a very sloppy and elastic definition of “sexual assault” when they pull such numbers out of their asses.

  • http://my.1up.com/do/my1Up?publicUserId=5819463 Nick

    wonder is she’s ever rethought that “gut-instinct” she had to leave the TODAY show in favor #3 standard channel news channel CBS?