'Rape' is Better Than 'Ape' -- Major Networks Fail to Give Peter Fonda the Roseanne Treatment, or Even Mention Him

Peter Fonda, left, and Margaret DeVogelaere arrive at the 70th annual Directors Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)


On Wednesday night as well as Thursday morning, after left-winger Peter Fonda’s disgusting (early Wednesday morning) championing of child rape (which you must see, here), all three major networks went dark over the incident.


Of nine and a half hours of news air time, not a second was devoted to the truly despicable touting of torment and rape of the President’s family and child.

Only CNN addressed Fonda’s repulsive acts, with Newsroom’s Poppy Harlow asking why he wasn’t being Roseanned:

“Fonda has a movie due to be released tomorrow by Sony Pictures, and it has many asking why is he not being treated the same way Rosanne Barr was after her racist rant (despite the ubiquitous term, her tweet was not a ‘rant’ — read more here and here)?”

On Reliable Sources, host Brian Stelter theorized Fonda’s has-been status factored heavily into the lack of coverage:

“I think the answer has to do with the differences between these two people and their two platforms. Rosanne Barr had almost a million followers on Twitter, one of the biggest stars at the time she posted that racist tweet. This actor, frankly, a washed up actor, best known for films decades ago, he has about 50,000. His movie is due out in five theaters.”


Stelter also claimed the occurence was a reminder to watch your mouth:

“Yet another reminder that people mouthing off on Twitter, expressing their most private emotions, their most disgusting emotions, can have real world consequences.”

I’m not so sure he’s right about that. Doubtlessly, millions are unaware of Fonda’s endorsement of child rape. His Twitter account remains active, while others have had theirs suspended for far lesser offenses.

There is at play a double standard. Peter Fonda called for the torturous rape of a child (as well as other things). Yet the news stays silent, and the world turns, and many remain none the wiser.


Please check out my other articles on entertainers Ashley Judd, Amy Schumer, and Alyssa Milano, as well as all my RedState work here.

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