Media Outlet Runs Piece Mocking Elise Stefanik as 'Childless', She Rips Them Apart in Response

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There are some lines that are just absolutely never supposed to be crossed, no matter what side of the aisle you’re on and no matter whether you’re a straight news reporter or an opinionated columnist/commentator.


That line involves attacking a woman based in whole or in part on the fact that she happens to be childless. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) found herself in hot water in 2007 during a Senate hearing on increasing troop levels in Iraq after she brought up the fact that then-Secretary of State Condolezza Rice, who she was questioning, did not have children.

“Who pays the price? I’m not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old, and my grandchild is too young,” to serve, Boxer remarked to Rice at the time. “You’re not going to pay a price, as I understand it, within immediate family. So who pays the price? The American military and their families.”

Here we are almost 14 years to the day Boxer uttered those remarks to Rice in front of a packed room and on live TV. Sadly, the Albany Times Union newspaper inadvertently reminded us that some things just have not changed.

The news outlet found itself in hot water this week after publishing a fictional, satirical (?) piece on their blog pages. It was titled “Storytime With Elise Stefanik” and was co-written by Peter Marino and Lâle Davidson, who I assume are regular opinion writers for the paper. The original link doesn’t work (in fact, it looks like Davidson’s entire ATU blog page has been taken down), but a copy of it – sans the offending portion mentioning Rep. Elise Stefanik’s “childlessness” – can be read at Davidson’s site.


The Federalist’s Tristan Justice snagged the controversial portion of what Davidson and Marino wrote before it was taken down:

“I myself am childless because I am a rising star in the Republican Party, and family planning is possible by way of the contraception paid for by my excellent taxpayer-provided healthcare plan,” wrote the co-author bloggers, Peter Marino and Lale Davidson.

The writers also painted Stefanik as cruelly insensitive to the suffering brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, portraying her as offering a cold-hearted response to a first-grade child in the made-up tale when told of their grandmother’s passing.

Stefanik, who is no stranger to personal attacks made against her by so-called “tolerant” leftists who have repeatedly accused her of submitting to the patriarchy or something for allegedly “enabling” President Trump, wasted no time ripping them to shreds:

Republican strategist Jessica Proud did not mince words, either:


The Stefaniks’ family situation is their private business. Period.

I’m not seeing so-called “feminists” on the left lining up to defend Stefanik. That shouldn’t be a shock to anyone, however, considering most “feminists” view conservative women as sellouts because they have the nerve to think for themselves rather than toe the liberal/conventional wisdom line on how abortion is supposedly a sacred “right” and how all men are supposedly evil and all women are helpless victims who need big government to rescue them, etc.

That’s okay, though. Stefanik, like most conservative women, more than held her own – and in this case, got results.

It doesn’t happen often, but it’s a helluva good day when leftists in the media get hoisted by their own miserable petards.

Related/Flashback: Elise Stefanik Shuts Down Gov. Cuomo’s Pathetic Attempt to Blame Trump for NY Nursing Home Crisis


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